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[Spartanburg] This event will last five months with several area organizations and businesses participating. There will be an exhibit of kites throughout the Chapman Cultural Center during March and April. For those who would like to become a part of this initiative, contact Jennifer Evins at jevins@SpartanArts.org or call at 864 278-9663.
[Matthews] The Matthews Heritage Museum’s newest exhibit “Go Fly a Kite” will open on March 20th, the first day of spring. The exhibit will feature a variety of miniature kites, most of which were made by Jim Martin, a noted kite flyer and maker.
Most of us know the story of Ben Franklin’s experiment of flying a kite to determine if lighting was caused by electricity, but kites have been useful in other capacities. Kites were also instrumental in the research of the Wright brothers when developing the first airplane in the late 1800s.
Today we generally use kites as a source of recreation on a blustery March day. But to many it is a passion and a hobby. Kite flying is a worldwide sport, recreation, and pastime for thousands of people – from the very young to the eldest, in almost every culture. There are regular kite festivals celebrated annually.
Mr. Martin has been making many of his own kites for over a decade. He is best known for his kite arches and miniature kites. Jim’s miniature kites have won numerous awards and are very popular. He continues to work on new designs. In 2013 he participated in the Miniature Kite Challenge in Seaside, Oregon and placed first for “Best Flight”, second for “Most Beautiful” and third for smallest size. The exhibit will be on display to May 9th. Come celebrate national Kiting month (April) by stopping by the museum to see this interesting and timely exhibit!
The Matthews Heritage Museum located at 232 N. Trade Street is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 4:30 p.m.
Check web site for events related to exhibit. www.matthews heritagemuseum.org
     
[Tacoma] Monthly Business Meeting and demonstrations or workshops.
[Pensacola] 5:30pm -7:00pm Join us as we fly kites for the Exhibition game of the Double-A Affiliate Pensacola Blue Wahoos against Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds. We will be flying in the open areas adjacent to the stadium. We have been invited by the organization to fly for this sold-out event.
SCOR (MO)
[ST. MARY] GO FLY A KITE!!!!
         
[New Berlin] Kite display at the New Berlin Public Library.
         
[Macomb] As part of this year’s annual Earth Day Event, we are pleased to announce that Kite Enthusiast Heather McMeekan will be presenting a workshop on kite making and all visitors can make a kite to fly.
Ms. McMeekan will also be presenting an indoor flying demonstration and outdoor flying demonstration as weather permits. The event will conclude with a mass ascension at 2:30.
 
         
[Hartford] Wind Festival at Confluence Tower! Join us for a fun fly from 10 - 4.
 
         
[Spartanburg] Kite fly for all ages including youth from local city parks kite competitions. Local kite enthusiasts.
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[Spartanburg] This event will last five months with several area organizations and businesses participating. There will be an exhibit of kites throughout the Chapman Cultural Center during March and April. For those who would like to become a part of this initiative, contact Jennifer Evins at jevins@SpartanArts.org or call at 864 278-9663.
[Matthews] The Matthews Heritage Museum’s newest exhibit “Go Fly a Kite” will open on March 20th, the first day of spring. The exhibit will feature a variety of miniature kites, most of which were made by Jim Martin, a noted kite flyer and maker.
Most of us know the story of Ben Franklin’s experiment of flying a kite to determine if lighting was caused by electricity, but kites have been useful in other capacities. Kites were also instrumental in the research of the Wright brothers when developing the first airplane in the late 1800s.
Today we generally use kites as a source of recreation on a blustery March day. But to many it is a passion and a hobby. Kite flying is a worldwide sport, recreation, and pastime for thousands of people – from the very young to the eldest, in almost every culture. There are regular kite festivals celebrated annually.
Mr. Martin has been making many of his own kites for over a decade. He is best known for his kite arches and miniature kites. Jim’s miniature kites have won numerous awards and are very popular. He continues to work on new designs. In 2013 he participated in the Miniature Kite Challenge in Seaside, Oregon and placed first for “Best Flight”, second for “Most Beautiful” and third for smallest size. The exhibit will be on display to May 9th. Come celebrate national Kiting month (April) by stopping by the museum to see this interesting and timely exhibit!
The Matthews Heritage Museum located at 232 N. Trade Street is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 4:30 p.m.
Check web site for events related to exhibit. www.matthews heritagemuseum.org
SCOR (MO)
[ST. MARY] GO FLY A KITE!!!!
[New Berlin] Kite display at the New Berlin Public Library.
 
[San Jose] Kite-making class for twenty 7th and 8th graders.
 
[Milton] students from happy hollow will learn about the history of Blue Hill Observatory including the use of kites to study the upper atmosphere. They will also learn how to build their own kites. Kite fliers are encouraged to put kites in the sky around the observatory to entertain the students during their free time outside.
[MURPHY] NOTTELY RIVER VALLEY VINEYARDS, LLC celebrates National Kite Month on Fridays and Saturdays om April and the first weekend in May 2014. This is a fun fly for all. The great flying site will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Flying will also be available Sunday, April 27th. during the 2nd Annual Bud Bread Wine Weekend in Mountain Wine Country.
   
[Berkely] Kite Day at the Berkley Library 5:00PM - 8:00PM, April 2, kitemaking workshop. Archie Stewart of Kite Education will teach a workshop with all materials included, where kids and adults can make their own kite and then learn how to fly them both indoor and outdoors.
   
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[Cambridge] Our annual kite club workshop led by David Tuttle of NYKE. This years workshop is the Urban Ninja. Sorry, this workshop is sold out. Anyone is welcome to come visit, look around and chat.
[Livingston] “It’s a bird! It’s a plane!” “It’s Merced County Sheriffs Huey Helicopter!” Well actually, it could be all three at Livingston’s 3rd Annual Kite Festival.
The Merced County Sheriff will be present at Livingston’s 3rd Annual Kite Festival showcasing its arsenal of crime-fighting tools including their 1973 UH-1H Vietnam-era Huey Helicopter, Sheriff’s S.W.A.T. Armored Vehicle, “Bearcat,” and The Sheriff’s Water Rescue Boat. Come meet and thank some of the dedicated officers including the pilots and SWAT and Dive Operators.
The 3rd Annual “Time to Fly” Kite Festival is FREE TO THE PUBLIC and is presented by the Knights of Columbus to kick of The Week of the Young Child in Merced County.
Sunday April 06, 2014 8:30 am – 3:30pm Livingston Middle School 101 F Street Livingston, CA 95334
There will be GIANT Kite Flying Demonstrations by Brian Champie, George Halpin, Mike North and many more. The Kite Festival will have activities for everyone to enjoy including “The Jim Strealy Memorial Candy Drop,” Kite Building Contests, Pie Eating Contests, Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Food/Crafts and Kite Vendor booths, plus various cultural performances. We will also have safety demonstrations from PG&E, Livingston Police and Fire, CHP, and Merced County Sheriff.
We expect a crowd of over 5,000. Attendees will have the opportunity to enter kite flying and building competitions and win a variety of wonderful prizes. Don’t have a kite? Don’t worry! The first 500 kids get a free Kite and we will have kite-making workshops for children to build their own kites. We will also have kite building days at local schools the week leading up to the Festival all with BLUE tails to represent the week of the young child.
There will be plenty of space for free flying kite lovers or those who prefer to stroll around and just enjoy the magnificent view and entertainment. Don’t forget to enter FREE Kite Building Contest!
         
[Arlington] Celebrate the National Kite month! Bring the whole family to this exciting event. We will have kite contests, kite building, stunt kite demonstrations, face painting, a bounce house, concessions, and more! $5 per participant
[Simi Valley] At the 2014 Family Fest @ the Library on April 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., children’s author Alexis O’Neill will share her newest picture book, "The Kite That Bridged Two Nations: Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge" in an interactive presentation followed by a kite-making workshop with Dave Shenkman from Kites for Kids.
           
[Arvada ] MOVED to better field!
The largest kite festival in the Denver metropolitan area is now in a NEW LOCATION! Larger fields, much more parking on site, more vendors, We still encourage you to arrive early to be with our kite club in our area, large Free Fly area for all. Please DO NOT FLY on the west end of the field, there is a large power line there.
           
[Denver] Our monthly fly for the Denver Metro area and Colorado. All are welcome to join us here every First Sunday, regardless of weather conditions. Please contact us to find out if there are any changes due to soccer or other kite festivals on a particular day.
           
[Port Aransas] National Kite Month - April is a series of events celebrating the kite hobby across the entire country and is supported and organized by the American Kitefliers Association and the Kite Trade International Association, It is held each spring during the month of late March- April-, most folks relate kite flying to the spring winds.
We are going to dedicate this years fly in memory of the former AKA Region 8 and former President of the AKA who recently passed away, Richard H. Dermer. He was an iconic kite flier and supporter of the AKA, if you had the privelidge to know him you were indeed blessed.
Bring your own drinks and snacks, there are some bleachers, but more sensitive "hinds" best bring your own chairs as well!!
           
[Stephens City] A long-established, community supported, family day of kite flying! Leave your worries, bring the kids and camera. Admission is one smile per person.
The Richmond Air Force, with guests from Wings Over Washington, team with Kitebus Festivals to paint the sky with the colors of KITES! Demonstrations and music galore, with the much anticipated American Flag Ceremony. Events such as bol racing and kite buggy are subject to weather and safety conditions.
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[Spartanburg] This event will last five months with several area organizations and businesses participating. There will be an exhibit of kites throughout the Chapman Cultural Center during March and April. For those who would like to become a part of this initiative, contact Jennifer Evins at jevins@SpartanArts.org or call at 864 278-9663.
[Matthews] The Matthews Heritage Museum’s newest exhibit “Go Fly a Kite” will open on March 20th, the first day of spring. The exhibit will feature a variety of miniature kites, most of which were made by Jim Martin, a noted kite flyer and maker.
Most of us know the story of Ben Franklin’s experiment of flying a kite to determine if lighting was caused by electricity, but kites have been useful in other capacities. Kites were also instrumental in the research of the Wright brothers when developing the first airplane in the late 1800s.
Today we generally use kites as a source of recreation on a blustery March day. But to many it is a passion and a hobby. Kite flying is a worldwide sport, recreation, and pastime for thousands of people – from the very young to the eldest, in almost every culture. There are regular kite festivals celebrated annually.
Mr. Martin has been making many of his own kites for over a decade. He is best known for his kite arches and miniature kites. Jim’s miniature kites have won numerous awards and are very popular. He continues to work on new designs. In 2013 he participated in the Miniature Kite Challenge in Seaside, Oregon and placed first for “Best Flight”, second for “Most Beautiful” and third for smallest size. The exhibit will be on display to May 9th. Come celebrate national Kiting month (April) by stopping by the museum to see this interesting and timely exhibit!
The Matthews Heritage Museum located at 232 N. Trade Street is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 4:30 p.m.
Check web site for events related to exhibit. www.matthews heritagemuseum.org
SCOR (MO)
[ST. MARY] GO FLY A KITE!!!!
[New Berlin] Kite display at the New Berlin Public Library.
[San Jose] Kite-making class for twenty 7th and 8th graders.
[MURPHY] NOTTELY RIVER VALLEY VINEYARDS, LLC celebrates National Kite Month on Fridays and Saturdays om April and the first weekend in May 2014. This is a fun fly for all. The great flying site will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Flying will also be available Sunday, April 27th. during the 2nd Annual Bud Bread Wine Weekend in Mountain Wine Country.
       
[Lahaina] Celebrate the colorful, wonderful world of kites during a traditional Chinese Kite Festival at the Wo Hing Museum, 800 block of Front Street in Lahaina on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 from 1 to 8 pm. Enjoy an exhibit of handmade kites in traditional and modern styles. Participate in workshops to make your own kite or purchase a one-of-a-kind kite. Hear a talk on the significance and history of kites in China, plus stories from Robert Loera, former U.S. stunt-kite champ and co-founder of Hawaii Kiteflyers Association. Watch traditional Chinese dances and purchase traditional foods of China. Admission is free; Wo Hing opens at 10 am each day. Call 808-661-5553 or visit LahainaRestoration.org
[Santa Barbara] The 29th annual Santa Barbara Kite Festival lands Sunday, April 13th, 2014 from 11am-4pm in the “Great Meadow” west campus lawn at Santa Barbara City College. The festival’s bluff top lawn location overlooks the beautiful Santa Barbara harbor and breakwater, and is a perfect site for kite flying. Parking is plentiful on campus, and admission to the festival is free.
This year’s festival is dedicated to Chris Bahadur, Rakesh’s wife, and the centerpoint to our festival for so many years.
The Santa Barbara Kite Festival is a fun-filled family-style affair featuring kites (and flyers) of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Flyers of all abilities are welcome. One of the most popular events held throughout the day is the “tail chase” for children. Children in various age groups try to catch the tail of a kite as it dips and dives through the air. Prizes will be awarded in most categories. Competitions range from “kite fighting” and “sport flying” for skilled flyers, to the more accessible categories such as “most beautiful”, “highest flying”, and “largest kites”. Kites will be available for purchase at the festival. There will also be food and beverages, and a kids zone with jumpers and family info tables. For more information, log on to www.sbkitefest.com or call 805-637-6202, or 805-963-2964. Email can be sent to sbkitefest@gmail.com , or davidhefferman@hotmail.com
The “Great Meadow” (west campus lawn) is located on Santa Barbara City College’s West Campus at 971 Cliff Drive in Santa Barbara, adjacent to the college’s main campus.
April 2014 is Kite month in Santa Barbara. Thanks to a proclamation by the city’s honorable Mayor Marty Blum and the Santa Barbara City Council in 2007, the month of April is officially designated as Kite Month in the city of Santa Barbara. In addition, the Santa Barbara Kite Festival was recognized in 2007 for its annual contributions to community recreation and family fun. Mayor Marty Blum agreed to author the proclamation in coordination with National Kite Month – a
       
PSM Autism (FL)
[Hialeah] 6th grade Autism students watched a video and followed steps to create their own kites out of garbage bags and straws.
[Titusville] The Indian River Festival is a tradition in Titusville. Located on the banks of the Indian River, this festival will promote Titusville’s local economy by celebrating the Indian River and their natural resources, local food and culture, and outdoor recreation and health. It is a vehicle to promote healthy families and a healthy community by providing education and opportunity to enjoy food, fun and fitness.
We have been asked to incorporate a "kite festival" within the festival itself to help promote kiting and also encourage families to get outside and be active. We will have 3 fields setup for kite demonstrations, large show kites, and kid’s kitemaking.
This event will feature local seafood vendors, local musicians and dance troupes, as well as arts and craft booths, obstacle course, and various activities throughout the weekend.
       
[Milton] Kite Making workshop for students from the Hurley School.
Kite fliers are invited to come and fly to show your kites to the students and add color to the sky. Kite fliers are invited to arrive as early as 9:00 am and can stay until 4:00 if you drive to the summit. You can stay until dusk if you hike up.
Papalotes en Pozos (Guanajuato)
[Mineral de Pozos, GTO] Lots of kite and other activities.Home-made kites will be judged on Plaza Zaragoza on Saturday, April 12 at 4pm, and on Sunday April 13, 2pm we’ll parade from Zaragoza up to Plaza Melchor/Mineros for the main event. Kite contests, demonstrations, free raffles for kites, street performers. Fun.
         
[San Diego] fun fly and general meeting
[Santa Monica] Otis College of Art and Design will be holding its third Annual Kite Festival adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, April 13, 2013 from 11am to 4pm. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $6 for all day access.
Headlining a day of flying kites and other inflatables will be world-renowned kite makers Tom Van Sant, Tyrus Wong, George Peters, Melanie Walker, Jose Sainz, Ali Fujino, Ron Gibian, and Bobby Stanfield.
A special workshop for kids focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) will integrate California Common Core requirements in Science with instruction in Art and Design. Kids will learn about the physics of flight while designing and decorating their own unique kites.
The Kite Festival was developed by Otis College of Art and Design’s Creative Action Program to bring families and communities throughout the Los Angeles region together for a fun-filled day of learning, craft making, and kite flying. This year, with generous support from the Drachen Foundation, Art4Moore, the Tides Foundation, and the California State Coastal Conservancy, Otis has secured the funds and supplies to deliver a fantastic community event that will include educational workshops, kite making and flying,.
This year the indomitable Wini Jackson—celebrated advocate in service to children – has pledged her support and time to include kids from group homes, county facilities, public schools, treatment centers, and special needs homes throughout Los Angeles. All leftover supplies donated for the event will be given to Urban Compass in Watts.
Past Kite Festivals have included children from the organizations Urban Compass, Junior Blind of America, Children’s Bureau, and St. Jude’s Hospital.
         
[Pensacola] 8:00am-12:00pm Join us as we fly in support of the Arthritis Foundation of NW Florida’s annual 5K "Walk to Cure Arthritis". This event is the local chapter’s largest fundraiser which supports the many educational and research programs available to patients with over 100 "arthritis" diseases. Winds permitting, we will be flying SLK’s, dualies, quads, and Gumbeaux the famous McCaw parrot. Join us for a day of kiting at a beautiful venue on Pensacola Bay.
[Santa Maria] Great day to bring the family to a great location. This well rounded festival, now in it’s fifth year has grown to include sport kite demos, bol races and those great Santa Maria winds. A variety of craft and food vendors will be on hand as well as kites for sale. Kite contests too!
         
[Pocatello] Science and Engineering Festival open to the public with many hands on experiences for all ages.
[Fort Walton Beach] 10:00am-4:00pm Join us for a fun-fly in appreciation of our local kite store, KittyHawk Kites in Fort Walton Beach. Due to venue scheduling conflicts, KHK is unable to hold their annual Spring Kite Fest. So we will be flying to fill in the gap! Winds permitting, we will be flying SLK, dualies, quads, powerkites, and Gumbeaux the famous McCaw parrot. Come out and support the local kite store that supports it’s kite-flyers!!!
         
[Larned] The Santa Fe Trail Center’s 2nd Annual National Kite Month Kite Fly. Kiters are welcome on the grounds from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a free Kids Kite Kit for the first 50 kids with paid half price admission to the museum. There will be free popcorn in the lobby. Roger Kenkel, owner of Show Stopper Kites, will be on the grounds selling kites. Picket Fence Realty is also sponsoring the event and providing prizes for our kite trivia and drawings.
[Nellysford] Fun day of Family Oriented kite flying. Demonstrations of Sport Kite flying by the Richmond Air force Kite Club
         
[Essex] Kite Day at Cogswell’s Grant
Saturday, April 12, 11:00 - 4:00pm; Rain Date Sunday, April 13
Cogswell’s Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass. 02180
$10 for kitemaking workshop, free for flyers and spectators
Come fly a kite at Cogswell’s Grant! Bring your own kite, watch professional kite flyers from Kites Over New England, or build a kite of your own. Archie Stewart of Kite Education will teach a workshop with all materials included, where kids and adults can make their own kite and then learn how to fly it.
Registration is recommended for the workshop. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information.
 
         
[Bel Air] Fun Fly for Kids of all ages.
Sat. April 12, 2014 - 10 am - 4 pm
Rain Date April 13, 2014 - 10 am - 4 pm
 
         
[O'Fallon] Garden Expo and Kite flying day at Fort Zumwalt Park
 
         
[Flat Rock]
17th Annual "Mighty Kite Flight"
Bonclarken, Flat Rock, North Carolina
Free!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
12:30-4:30PM
Free kites for the first 25 kids accompanied by an adult!
Bring your lunch and plan to spend the day in the beautiful mountains of WNC.
 
         
[Moundsville] Arbor day celebration, kids games and events, kite building and flying. and much more.
 
         
[Okmulgee,] Super Saturday is a community homecoming celebration, combined with free, family-friendly activities for all ages. Special appearance by country artist Dylan Scott. There will be a 5K Fun Run, a car show, Kids Zone with games and activities, an art gallery, OSU Spirit Zone featuring Pistol Pete, Chamber of Commerce Trade Show, Food Trucks and Culinary Arts Luau, and most importantly a Kite Fest. It is a bring your own kite fun fly, however there will be loaner kites on hand for those wanting to fly who don’t have a kite.
 
         
[Yorktown] Join us this Saturday from 1pm to 5pm for a day of kite flying demonstrations, and crafts. We will have demo kites for you to try out, or bring your own and enjoy a lovely spring day of kite flying fun for all ages. Free craft making for the little ones
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[Spartanburg] This event will last five months with several area organizations and businesses participating. There will be an exhibit of kites throughout the Chapman Cultural Center during March and April. For those who would like to become a part of this initiative, contact Jennifer Evins at jevins@SpartanArts.org or call at 864 278-9663.
[Matthews] The Matthews Heritage Museum’s newest exhibit “Go Fly a Kite” will open on March 20th, the first day of spring. The exhibit will feature a variety of miniature kites, most of which were made by Jim Martin, a noted kite flyer and maker.
Most of us know the story of Ben Franklin’s experiment of flying a kite to determine if lighting was caused by electricity, but kites have been useful in other capacities. Kites were also instrumental in the research of the Wright brothers when developing the first airplane in the late 1800s.
Today we generally use kites as a source of recreation on a blustery March day. But to many it is a passion and a hobby. Kite flying is a worldwide sport, recreation, and pastime for thousands of people – from the very young to the eldest, in almost every culture. There are regular kite festivals celebrated annually.
Mr. Martin has been making many of his own kites for over a decade. He is best known for his kite arches and miniature kites. Jim’s miniature kites have won numerous awards and are very popular. He continues to work on new designs. In 2013 he participated in the Miniature Kite Challenge in Seaside, Oregon and placed first for “Best Flight”, second for “Most Beautiful” and third for smallest size. The exhibit will be on display to May 9th. Come celebrate national Kiting month (April) by stopping by the museum to see this interesting and timely exhibit!
The Matthews Heritage Museum located at 232 N. Trade Street is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 4:30 p.m.
Check web site for events related to exhibit. www.matthews heritagemuseum.org
SCOR (MO)
[ST. MARY] GO FLY A KITE!!!!
[New Berlin] Kite display at the New Berlin Public Library.
[San Jose] Kite-making class for twenty 7th and 8th graders.
[MURPHY] NOTTELY RIVER VALLEY VINEYARDS, LLC celebrates National Kite Month on Fridays and Saturdays om April and the first weekend in May 2014. This is a fun fly for all. The great flying site will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Flying will also be available Sunday, April 27th. during the 2nd Annual Bud Bread Wine Weekend in Mountain Wine Country.
 
[Lincoln] Kite display, indoor performance, kite making, kite flying
[Hanscom AFB]
[Scituate] Grade 6 Kite workshop, kite building, indoor performance.
[Nags Head] The Kite Festival will take place on Friday & Saturday from 10am-4pm at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the largest living sand dune on the East Coast! Come enjoy some fresh spring air, high-flying kites, and all around fun on the dunes.
The Easter Eggstravaganza will take place at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing Shopping Center, across the street from the Kite Festival. Join us both Friday and Saturday for Easter Egg Hunts starting at 11:00am. The hunts will be broken down by age groups: 6 & Under and 7& Up. Keep an eye out for the Golden Egg! Parents: Please remember to bring an Easter Basket for your child’s goodies! Don’t forget to stick around to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny from 12:00-1:00pm.
 
       
[Bristol] Kite making workshops and a kite history lecture at the barn Friday evening.
Kite flying Friday afternoon and evening plus Saturday from 9 to 2. Kites for sale and one-on-one kite making Saturday in the garage.
 
       
[Hamilton] Kites have been flown in Bermuda on Good Friday for over a hundred years. Events are held all over the island, but the biggest is probably the one held on Horseshoe Beach.
[Mount Vernon] In celebration of Erv Crosby’s life. He had such a love for kite making, flying, and sharing his passion with others. Tulip Town in Mt. Vernon is providing a large grass field for kitefliers during their Festival. The two day kite fly will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 16th and 17th. Look forward to seeing you all.
       
[Idaho Falls] Phenomenal Physics Science Fair open to the public with many hands on experiences for all ages.
[Clearwater ] It’s National Kite Month.
So let’s go fly a kite... I think there is a song in that.... LOL
Join us at Sand Key State Park, Let fill the beach with kites!!
Bring you single line kite, fighter kites sport kites,
Big kites, small kites, KAP, new kites, old kites,
fun kites,bubbles, bacci, anything that is fun... : )
We will meet at board walk 7
Parking is 5.00 for all day
Time- 1-4
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Sand Key Park - Board Walk 7
1060 Gulf Boulevard Clearwater, FL 33767
 
         
[Madison] Time: 10a-4p
A kite making workshop will start things off, appropriate for kids ages 1 to 101, at the Nature Center from 10am-12pm.
After lunch, fly the newly-made kites from 1-4 pm at the picnic/play area just inside the State Road 62 entrance.
 
         
[Leoti] Kiters needed to participate in this event.
Alan Sparling will be joining us for this event
Wind and Wheels Festival
Wichita County High School Track and West Field
 
         
[Dayton] Indoor kite flying opportunity at the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum! This event is part of a public program titled Family Day. Flying time begins at 9 AM and ends at 3 PM.
 
         
[Tulsa] Bring the family out to enjoy a spring day at the Garden! Members of the Tulsa Wind Riders Kite Club will be flying their amazing kites at the Garden. Bring your own kite or decorate and make one from kits supplied by the Wind Riders. ($3 donation for kits). Garden will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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[Salem] Family fun event. Food vendors, craft vendors. Free kites* free t-shirts*
(*for children, while supply last*)
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[Spartanburg] This event will last five months with several area organizations and businesses participating. There will be an exhibit of kites throughout the Chapman Cultural Center during March and April. For those who would like to become a part of this initiative, contact Jennifer Evins at jevins@SpartanArts.org or call at 864 278-9663.
[Matthews] The Matthews Heritage Museum’s newest exhibit “Go Fly a Kite” will open on March 20th, the first day of spring. The exhibit will feature a variety of miniature kites, most of which were made by Jim Martin, a noted kite flyer and maker.
Most of us know the story of Ben Franklin’s experiment of flying a kite to determine if lighting was caused by electricity, but kites have been useful in other capacities. Kites were also instrumental in the research of the Wright brothers when developing the first airplane in the late 1800s.
Today we generally use kites as a source of recreation on a blustery March day. But to many it is a passion and a hobby. Kite flying is a worldwide sport, recreation, and pastime for thousands of people – from the very young to the eldest, in almost every culture. There are regular kite festivals celebrated annually.
Mr. Martin has been making many of his own kites for over a decade. He is best known for his kite arches and miniature kites. Jim’s miniature kites have won numerous awards and are very popular. He continues to work on new designs. In 2013 he participated in the Miniature Kite Challenge in Seaside, Oregon and placed first for “Best Flight”, second for “Most Beautiful” and third for smallest size. The exhibit will be on display to May 9th. Come celebrate national Kiting month (April) by stopping by the museum to see this interesting and timely exhibit!
The Matthews Heritage Museum located at 232 N. Trade Street is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 4:30 p.m.
Check web site for events related to exhibit. www.matthews heritagemuseum.org
SCOR (MO)
[ST. MARY] GO FLY A KITE!!!!
[New Berlin] Kite display at the New Berlin Public Library.
[San Jose] Kite-making class for twenty 7th and 8th graders.
[MURPHY] NOTTELY RIVER VALLEY VINEYARDS, LLC celebrates National Kite Month on Fridays and Saturdays om April and the first weekend in May 2014. This is a fun fly for all. The great flying site will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Flying will also be available Sunday, April 27th. during the 2nd Annual Bud Bread Wine Weekend in Mountain Wine Country.
[Milton] Special Kite Tours of Blue Hill Observatory at 10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 2:30 See the Observatory tower with a focus on the history room and the use of kites to study weather at Blue Hill. $8.00 adults $5.00 age 5-17, military and students with ID, kite club members and other affiliate organization members. Sled Kite making workshop with educational lesson. 10:40, 12:10, 1:40, 3:10 $10.00 any age includes materials. Family discounts available.Kite Flying all day long.
[Milton] students from stoughton public library will learn about the history of Blue Hill Observatory including the use of kites to study the upper atmosphere. They will also learn how to build their own kites. Kite fliers are encouraged to put kites in the sky around the observatory to entertain the students during their free time outside.
 
[Tacoma] Monthly Business Meeting and demonstrations or workshops.
[Ocean City] The Maryland International Kite Exposition will feature three fun filled days of kite flying on the beautiful beaches of Ocean City, Maryland. Throughout the festival, there will be exhibitions and demonstrations including stunt and power kite lessons, free children’s games and activities, and much more!
The festival will showcase some of the best kite flyers from around the world. Kites of all shapes and sizes will be on display including some massive character and theme based kites.
The festival also includes the Mid-Atlantic Sport Kite Championships, a kite flying competition held under the guidelines of the AKA and Eastern League Sport Kite Association. Kite flyers compete in precision kite flying events as well as kite ballet, with the movement of the kite synchronized to a musical performance.
On behalf of The Kite Loft and The Town of Ocean City, we welcome everyone to join in the festivities. Bring your family for several days of good old fashion kite flying. Remember when we say "Go Fly a Kite", we mean it.
 
[Corolla] Kite Making, Demos, Games and KITE FLYING!
     
[Morro Bay] The Morro Bay Kite Festival is a annual community event focused on family and the art of kite flying.
Our goal is to bring all individuals, families, and all generations together in a safe, relaxing and fun environment, to learn and participate in the art of kite flying, Morro Bay style. Our breathtaking surroundings and windy location is perfect for this type of gathering on the central coast.
Our hope when attending this high flying event, is that kids of all ages will not be distracted by technology for a moment and able to enjoy kite flying festivities, nature, the ocean. Perhaps, even Grandma and Grandpa can take a turn to fly a kite and enjoy some good old fashioned fun over the weekend...
         
[Wheat Ridge] First annual kite festival, mainly a kids fly with Rocky Mountain Kite Club using the entrance field for sport kite & power kite demos.
[Ft. Collins]
         
[Meridian] Family Friendly Kite Flying Morning...starting a new Kite Festival tradition in the Treasure Valley
 
         
[Edwardsville] The event will be from 9:00 am. to about noon. This is a great park with great flying!
 
         
[Shipshewana] Time: 11am-3pm
Kite demos by various teams and individuals during festival times.
 
         
[Jefferson City] Come celebrate National Kite Month - Fun for all ages!! Food, Kitemaking, Education
 
         
[Albuquerque] Alta Mira Specialized Family Services is a non profit 501c3 that supports individuals with developmental risks, delays or disabilities and their families to optimize their quality of life. More than 1,400 families impacted by developmental disabilities will turn to Alta Mira for help this year.

Sponsored by Lexus of Santa Fe, KiteFest is the signature brand raising and fund raising event for Alta Mira. Alta Mira is a proud member of the AKA, reaching out to the association members for guidance so that the event is produced to sustain and be a kiting event in line with the respected kite festivals.
Please refer to www.AltaMiraNM.org for more information. There is a video of KiteFest for you to enjoy watching when you click on "Prepare to Fly".
 
         
[Galisteo] In the 1980’s a group of young parents in the railroad town of Lamy, New Mexico had a small kite festival. Everyone who attended never forgot it even though the owner of the land forbade further use.
So when one of our organizers passed away two years ago, we all decided to have the kite festival again in his honor,that’s Mark Lee, and all the other kids who had such a good time way back when.
Galisteo has the perfect flying fields. Our limitless horizons have been filmed in over 28 Hollywood movies. the annual rode has been going on forever and we all like a good time.
This year we’ll try to recreate that same feeling by keeping it small and family friendly at the local rodeo grounds (owned by Rudy Sena).
Its’ hopefully a sunny windy day on Saturday, April 26th 2014 between 10 A.M. and 3 P.M.

ITS FREE ADMISSION
BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH AND DRINK
BRING YOUR OWN KITE or make one at our community center kid friendly workshop at /
The kite festival is brought to you by a grant from New Mexico in the Arts and Lasaladegalisteo.org. a non profit organization
 
         
[Wellsburg] Kite vendor, displays, food concessions, free kites to first 100 kids,kite building and flying. and much more.
 
         
[Parkersburg/Williamstown/Vienna] Kite displays and infomation on safety.
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May 1
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May 2
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May 3
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May 4
[Spartanburg] This event will last five months with several area organizations and businesses participating. There will be an exhibit of kites throughout the Chapman Cultural Center during March and April. For those who would like to become a part of this initiative, contact Jennifer Evins at jevins@SpartanArts.org or call at 864 278-9663.
[Matthews] The Matthews Heritage Museum’s newest exhibit “Go Fly a Kite” will open on March 20th, the first day of spring. The exhibit will feature a variety of miniature kites, most of which were made by Jim Martin, a noted kite flyer and maker.
Most of us know the story of Ben Franklin’s experiment of flying a kite to determine if lighting was caused by electricity, but kites have been useful in other capacities. Kites were also instrumental in the research of the Wright brothers when developing the first airplane in the late 1800s.
Today we generally use kites as a source of recreation on a blustery March day. But to many it is a passion and a hobby. Kite flying is a worldwide sport, recreation, and pastime for thousands of people – from the very young to the eldest, in almost every culture. There are regular kite festivals celebrated annually.
Mr. Martin has been making many of his own kites for over a decade. He is best known for his kite arches and miniature kites. Jim’s miniature kites have won numerous awards and are very popular. He continues to work on new designs. In 2013 he participated in the Miniature Kite Challenge in Seaside, Oregon and placed first for “Best Flight”, second for “Most Beautiful” and third for smallest size. The exhibit will be on display to May 9th. Come celebrate national Kiting month (April) by stopping by the museum to see this interesting and timely exhibit!
The Matthews Heritage Museum located at 232 N. Trade Street is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 4:30 p.m.
Check web site for events related to exhibit. www.matthews heritagemuseum.org
SCOR (MO)
[ST. MARY] GO FLY A KITE!!!!
[New Berlin] Kite display at the New Berlin Public Library.
[San Jose] Kite-making class for twenty 7th and 8th graders.
[Oak Hill] Kite flying competitions for students of Burns Science and Technology Charter School.
 
[Parkersburg/Williamstown/Vienna] Kite displays ,show kites,kite building workshop, food and kite vendors, bouncy houses and lots more.....and infomation on safety.
       
[Rodanthe] Join Kitty Hawk Kites and the Ocean Rodeo Crew at the Waves Village Kiteboarding Resort on Hatteras Island, Friday, May 2nd, and Saturday, May 3rd. Try the new 2014 Ocean Rodeo kiteboarding kites and boards including the new Prodigy kite, which has been an instant success since its release, and the new Flite kite, which is specifically engineered for light wind.
Demos are open to the public on both of these days and will be run from 9a-6p. Receive 20% OFF Ocean Rodeo demo gear during and immediately following the event. This equipment goes super fast as most of it has only been used that day only!
[Denver] Our monthly fly for the Denver Metro area and Colorado. All are welcome to join us here every First Sunday, regardless of weather conditions. Please contact us to find out if there are any changes due to soccer or other kite festivals on a particular day.
       
[Portsmouth 23704] Children’s Kite Making workshop, indoor flight demonstration and performance, show and tell of kites and kite history.
[Easton] 24th Annual Kite Day in the Park in the beautiful Louise Moore Park in Northampton County. Easton, PA... fun for the whole family.
no power lines... we have used this park for 23 years...
fun flying, kids kitebuilding, food, kids games, kite demos...
         
[San Francisco] Sport kite competition, dual- and multi-line. Register and pay entry fee on the day of the event. Competition starts at 10am.
[Portsmouth] Last year we had awesome winds and kites painted the skies. Wow kite flyers it is almost time for the 10th Atlantic Coast Kite Festival again this year in Virginia Beach and Portsmouth, VA. We open the kite festival with a get together at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center with live music, drinks and food not just for the kite festival attendees but open to the public. From there we work our way into fun for the whole weekend including a party Saturday night. This year, we again have a limited amount of hotel rooms for kite fliers and volunteers. Almost all meals are provided for flyers during the festivals and festivities Friday and Saturday nights. We also offer gas money to some coming in from far away (email for details). So, pack a car full of fliers, kites, volunteers and enthusiasts and join us.
         
[Vallejo] Bay breezes, grassy hills, and open fields make for ideal kite-flying conditions at Lynch Canyon Open Space Park’s 6th Annual Kite Festival on Saturday, May 3, from 11am to 4pm. All you need to bring are your kites and kin. All ages and ability levels are welcome. The festival is free and parking is only $5.
 
[MURPHY] NOTTELY RIVER VALLEY VINEYARDS, LLC celebrates National Kite Month on Fridays and Saturdays om April and the first weekend in May 2014. This is a fun fly for all. The great flying site will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Flying will also be available Sunday, April 27th. during the 2nd Annual Bud Bread Wine Weekend in Mountain Wine Country.
 
         
[Bodega Bay] Our 10th year of painting the skies over Bodega Bay! Join Master Kite flier Dodd Gross and the Second Wind Kite Team for some high flying fun! Free kite lessons, instruction & repairs. Bring your own kite or fly any of ours!
 
         
[Navarre] Join us as we help a local school celebrate the approach of summer on the Gulf Coast.
 
         
[Johnston] The first ever Kites On The Green will be held on Saturday, May 3rd from 2 to 7:30 p.m. on the grounds of Johnston Commons, located near the Johnston Public Library. Kites On The Green will be a wonderful opportunity for central Iowans to come together for a family friendly festival as beautiful colors fill the Johnston sky. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to come and fly kites. Professional kite flyers will be on hand with their amazing display of kites. Check out the celebrity bol races. Eat delicious food. Listen to great music. Win a kite-flying contest. The festival is completely free. Kite kits will be available for anyone who does not have a kite. We hope to see you on May 3!
 
         
[Council Bluffs] Join us for a late afternoon kite fly at River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa. You can make your own kite, bring your own kite, see professional kite flyers fly unique kites from the exhibition, or purchase a kite at the festival. This is an opportunity to get outside and have fun with your family and friends while learning a bit about Lewis and Clark history in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area. There will be music, a bouncy house, a climbing wall as well as tipis, a drum circle and a keelboat, just like one the Lewis and Clark expedition used! It is fun for free- 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM. See you there!
 
         
[Wheaton] NOW GO FLY A KITE! The Wheaton Park District, Gift of Wings, and the Kite Society of WI & IL are proud to present the 6th Annual Wheaton "GO FLY A KITE" Kite Festival, as part of the Tour De Kites. This event is planned for Saturday, MAY 3, 2014 in Graf Park from 10:00 am until 2:15 pm. In April 2010, in conjunction with Wheaton’s annual Celebration, Wheaton residents attempted to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most kites flown simultaneously (967 kites). We had over 1,100 notarized registrants that day, and launched over 900 kites all at the same time. The families that came out for the event had a great time, so we are ready to “give it another try.” Flying for the 5th time, The World renowed Chicago Fire Kite Team, Dan Newman, Mike Delfar, O2, and Fire and Ice, and Elizabeth Gordon. The Wheaton Eye Clinic Kids Mad Dash will take place at 1:00pm and the Candy drop will take place between shows. Check this out! The Grand Launch will take place at 11:15. Gift of Wings will be selling kites at the park. For more information contact Scott Fisher at 414-305-3145 or Kristina Nemetz at 630-510-5064
 
         
The Toney (IN)
[Muncie] Time: 10am-4pm
"The Toney" is one of the oldest events for the HKS. Come fly at the one of the best venues in the state -- the Academy of Model Aeronautics, known as the AMA. There will be a kite-making workshop for children ages 3-103. A Members Meeting will be held after the flying has finished to elect club officers and discuss club business. The club will also provide a meal for current club members.
 
         
[Waco] Free family event, fun fly, kite vendor, games, food vendors, live music, raffle, candy drop. All proceeds from this event remain in Central Texas to help hearing impaired children.
 
         
[Virginia Beach] Last year, we had awesome winds and kites painted the skies. Wow kite flyers it’s almost time for the 10th Atlantic Coast Kite Festival again this year in Virginia Beach and Portsmouth, VA. We open the kite festival with a get together at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center with live music, drinks and food not just for the kite festival attendees but open to the public. From there we work our way into fun for the whole weekend including a party Saturday night. This year, we again have a limited amount of hotel rooms for kite fliers and volunteers. Almost all meals are provided for flyers during the festivals and festivities Friday and Saturday nights. We also offer gas money to some coming in from far away (email for details). So, pack a car full of fliers, kites, volunteers and enthusiasts and join us.
Mon
May 5
Tue
May 6
Wed
May 7
Thu
May 8
Fri
May 9
Saturday
May 10
Sunday
May 11
[Spartanburg] This event will last five months with several area organizations and businesses participating. There will be an exhibit of kites throughout the Chapman Cultural Center during March and April. For those who would like to become a part of this initiative, contact Jennifer Evins at jevins@SpartanArts.org or call at 864 278-9663.
[Matthews] The Matthews Heritage Museum’s newest exhibit “Go Fly a Kite” will open on March 20th, the first day of spring. The exhibit will feature a variety of miniature kites, most of which were made by Jim Martin, a noted kite flyer and maker.
Most of us know the story of Ben Franklin’s experiment of flying a kite to determine if lighting was caused by electricity, but kites have been useful in other capacities. Kites were also instrumental in the research of the Wright brothers when developing the first airplane in the late 1800s.
Today we generally use kites as a source of recreation on a blustery March day. But to many it is a passion and a hobby. Kite flying is a worldwide sport, recreation, and pastime for thousands of people – from the very young to the eldest, in almost every culture. There are regular kite festivals celebrated annually.
Mr. Martin has been making many of his own kites for over a decade. He is best known for his kite arches and miniature kites. Jim’s miniature kites have won numerous awards and are very popular. He continues to work on new designs. In 2013 he participated in the Miniature Kite Challenge in Seaside, Oregon and placed first for “Best Flight”, second for “Most Beautiful” and third for smallest size. The exhibit will be on display to May 9th. Come celebrate national Kiting month (April) by stopping by the museum to see this interesting and timely exhibit!
The Matthews Heritage Museum located at 232 N. Trade Street is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 4:30 p.m.
Check web site for events related to exhibit. www.matthews heritagemuseum.org
[Twin Falls] Community Kite Days are an annual fun family event at a large open field perfect for kite flying. We will have different activities including kite fighting. There will be fun activities for all ages, contests, and prizes. There will, also, be a food vendor at the Soccer Complex.
       
[Tulsa]
         
[Phila., PA]
 
         
[San Diego] fun fly and general meeting
 
         
[San Diego] The Ocean Beach Kite Festival is an annual one-day free event primarily benefitting school-age children in San Diego, CA. The organization, costs, and staffing are underwritten by the Ocean Beach Kiwanis Foundation, the San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation, and the San Diego Kite Club. The activities begin at 10 am and continue until 4 pm on Saturday, May 10, 2014 (the day before Mother’s Day). The main activities include children’s kite-making (instruction provided)and decorating, kite flying, sport kite demonstrations by world-class kiteflyers, kite displays by expert kitemakers, kite judging with prizes in many categories, "chase the tail" and "candy drop" events for children by age category, free sport kiteflying lessons, live music, a street fair, carnival rides, and food vendors. Free parking and free shuttle service are provided at Robb Field, which is located about a half mile from Dusty Rhodes Park.
Mon
May 12
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May 13
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May 14
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May 15
Fri
May 16
Saturday
May 17
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May 18
[Spartanburg] This event will last five months with several area organizations and businesses participating. There will be an exhibit of kites throughout the Chapman Cultural Center during March and April. For those who would like to become a part of this initiative, contact Jennifer Evins at jevins@SpartanArts.org or call at 864 278-9663.
       
[Nags Head] Kitty Hawk Kites is proud to announce the 2014 Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show! Join professional hang gliders, fans, and families at Jockey’s Ridge State Park for this Outer Banks tradition. This event is the longest running hang gliding competition in the world! The Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show will run from May 16th through May 19th with competitions each day. The Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show is FREE TO THE PUBLIC FOR VIEWING with fun activities all day long.
         
[Madison]
         
[Sunnyvale] Sport kite competition, dual- and multi-line. Register and pay entry fee on the day of the event. Competition starts at 10am. There may be a fee to enter the park.
[Brigantine]
         
[Idaho Falls] Free admission, family fun fly, kite making, kite demos, open flying
[Irving] Annual dragonboat race competitions & kite flying field, one for public & kids kitemking; and 1 field for seasoned kitefliers
         
[Long Beach] Kites Kites and More Kites
Vendors of all kinds
Rides for the kids and lots of family fun
 
         
[Dallas] North Texas kite festival with show kites, stunt kites and public kite flying.
 
         
[Dallas] North Texas kite festival with show kites, stunt kites and public kite flying.
 
         
[Grayland] Windriders monthly Fun Fly and Potluck dinner.
Fly at 1:00 PM at Grayland Beach Rd
Dinner at North Willapa Harbor Grange 6 or 7
Mon
May 19
Tue
May 20
Wed
May 21
Thu
May 22
Fri
May 23
Saturday
May 24
Sunday
May 25
[Spartanburg] This event will last five months with several area organizations and businesses participating. There will be an exhibit of kites throughout the Chapman Cultural Center during March and April. For those who would like to become a part of this initiative, contact Jennifer Evins at jevins@SpartanArts.org or call at 864 278-9663.
[Nags Head] Kitty Hawk Kites is proud to announce the 2014 Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show! Join professional hang gliders, fans, and families at Jockey’s Ridge State Park for this Outer Banks tradition. This event is the longest running hang gliding competition in the world! The Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show will run from May 16th through May 19th with competitions each day. The Hang Gliding Spectacular and Air Show is FREE TO THE PUBLIC FOR VIEWING with fun activities all day long.
 
[San Vito lo Capo (Sicily Island)] Annuale incontro a San Vito lo Capo (Isola di Sicilia) giunto alla 6a edizione
Esibizioni, Italian Tricks Battle, Ogni tipo di aquilone è ben accettato, laboratori per bambini, feste serali, cibo e tanta allegria.
       
[Wildwood] Come join us for the 28th annual Wildwoods International Kite Festival where you’ll enjoy four full days of activities, competition, camaraderie and fun!
         
Sky Fest (ND)
[Garrison] Sky Fest continues a tradition for over 20 years of kite flying at Ft. Stevenson State Park. During this family fun event, we will have a nice assortment of kites from kid kites to large inflatables and ground bouncers as well. Both in-state and out-of-state kite flyers have been invited and confirmed. A small concession stand is offered (state board of health approved) and Prairie Wind Kite Company is the kite vendor.

There will be no competitive kite flying.
Saturday will feature a kite making class..
Sunday will feature a candy drop and the kites of the day will be cellular.
Monday will feature bol races (small) and the kites of the day will be Red/White/Blue anything.
Don and Betty Murphy and Ann and Tony Killip will be flying large inflatables and foils/sleds during the entire weekend.
         
[St. Thomas] This is the 23rd annual edition of the Strawberry Fields Kite Festival, a free, fun, fly taking place on the largest flying field in southwestern Ontario. A two day event since last year, and attended by most of the kite club members in the region, it is a wonderful display of kite flying for the public on a large enough field that anyone can find a place to fly their kite. With face painting and kite making workshops for children, food booths and other displays, there is something at this festival that anyone can enjoy.
         
[Milwaukee] The 27th Annual Maggiano’s FAMILY KITE FESTIVAL, presented by Prairie Farms is scheduled for Saturday, May 24th and Sunday 25th 2014, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. Sponsored by Maggiano’s Little Italy, Prairie Farms, B93.3, FM 102/1 and 1290 Martini Radio, Gift of Wings, and the Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois. Featured performers include Chicago Fire, The Windjammers, Fire & Ice, Josh and Zach Gordon, Dan Newman, Paul Koepke, Mike Delfar, Mrs Kite Lady Donna Schenk, and the Giant Kites of Yves Laforest flown by Alex and the Canadian Dream Team from Montreal, and Jean Lemire. You don’t want to miss this folks! The Family Kite Festival will be held in Veterans Park from 10 am until 6 pm on Saturday and 10 am until 5 pm on Sunday. The festival is free with plenty of free parking. The Fast Track Oil Centers Grand Launch of 600 kites will take place at noon. The Kaplan University Kids Mad Dash will take place at around 2:00 pm. Rhonda Begos will sing the National Anthem. This event will be shown live on the Internet! Kites and food will be sold at the festival. Kick off your Spring with the FAMILY KITE FESTIVAL!
           
[San Ramon] The San Ramon Art & Wind Festival will feature 200 arts & crafts booths juried by California Artists featuring a wide range of artwork including paintings, sculpture, woodwork, toys, jewelry, hand painted clothing, stained glass, music, photography and more.
Kites are one of the main attractions of the event. There will be kite flying demonstrations throughout both days by professionals from all over the country and China, free kite making workshops for youth, and lots of kites to buy. After purchasing or making your own kite, spend some time enjoying the beautiful San Ramon Central Park and perfect conditions to practice flying a kite.
Mon
May 26
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May 27
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May 28
Thu
May 29
Fri
May 30
Saturday
May 31
Sunday
Jun 1
[Spartanburg] This event will last five months with several area organizations and businesses participating. There will be an exhibit of kites throughout the Chapman Cultural Center during March and April. For those who would like to become a part of this initiative, contact Jennifer Evins at jevins@SpartanArts.org or call at 864 278-9663.
[Denver] Our monthly fly for the Denver Metro area and Colorado. All are welcome to join us here every First Sunday, regardless of weather conditions. Please contact us to find out if there are any changes due to soccer or other kite festivals on a particular day.
   
[University Place] Monthly Fun Fly. Short business meeting at 7:00 PM. Bring your picnic dinner. Come early and stay late to fly.
 
[Junction] This is our 25th Anniversary and we will be honoring our founders and many others over the past 25 years.
       
[Victoria] Our inaugural festival features kite flyers from across the US and Canada, entertainment, a food village, a host of kid’s activities and more. Feature flyers include Connor Doran, Dale Ray and others! Our Clover Pt location is just minutes from downtown.
       
[Charleston SC] At 7:00 PM (depending on the weather and the breeze), about 6-8 artistic kites will be flown at Water Front Park.
Colourful Sky (Moskva)
[Moscow]
         
[East Tawas] Our festival is centered around children and families. It is an open fly and everyone is welcome. There will be lots of giant kites and lots of stunt kites, too. There will be free kite making for the kids and lots of giveaways. We have candy drops, music, and fun. Come on up to East Tawas and fly a kite. Time is 10:00 until 6:00. There will be a night fly......weather permitting.
 
[Wildwood] Come join us for the 28th annual Wildwoods International Kite Festival where you’ll enjoy four full days of activities, competition, camaraderie and fun!
           
Sky Fest (ND)
[Garrison] Sky Fest continues a tradition for over 20 years of kite flying at Ft. Stevenson State Park. During this family fun event, we will have a nice assortment of kites from kid kites to large inflatables and ground bouncers as well. Both in-state and out-of-state kite flyers have been invited and confirmed. A small concession stand is offered (state board of health approved) and Prairie Wind Kite Company is the kite vendor.

There will be no competitive kite flying.
Saturday will feature a kite making class..
Sunday will feature a candy drop and the kites of the day will be cellular.
Monday will feature bol races (small) and the kites of the day will be Red/White/Blue anything.
Don and Betty Murphy and Ann and Tony Killip will be flying large inflatables and foils/sleds during the entire weekend.
           
[San Ramon] The San Ramon Art & Wind Festival will feature 200 arts & crafts booths juried by California Artists featuring a wide range of artwork including paintings, sculpture, woodwork, toys, jewelry, hand painted clothing, stained glass, music, photography and more.
Kites are one of the main attractions of the event. There will be kite flying demonstrations throughout both days by professionals from all over the country and China, free kite making workshops for youth, and lots of kites to buy. After purchasing or making your own kite, spend some time enjoying the beautiful San Ramon Central Park and perfect conditions to practice flying a kite.
Mon
Jun 2
Tue
Jun 3
Wed
Jun 4
Thu
Jun 5
Fri
Jun 6
Saturday
Jun 7
Sunday
Jun 8
[Junction] This is our 25th Anniversary and we will be honoring our founders and many others over the past 25 years.
     
[Jamestown] The Jamestown Kite Festival has become a premier kiting event, attracting kite enthusiasts from across the country and Canada. The event is free and open to everyone. Events include fun contests for kids, kite making, demonstrations, door prizes, and music. Over 13 acres of flying space!
This year’s event is the 20th! Come early and join us for an informal fun-fly on Friday, June 6. The field will be ready.
         
[Nags Head] The 32nd Annual Rogallo Kite Festival will take place June 7th-8th on the Outer Banks. The festival will be held on Jockey’s Ridge State Park and Jockey’s Ridge Crossing and is FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

The Rogallo Kite Festival includes two days of kite flying to honor Francis Rogallo, NASA scientist and inventor of the flexible wing. His inventions started the sport of hang gliding and his designs have carried over into the stunt kites, power kites and hang gliders that are flown today.

In honor of Francis Rogallo and all of his accomplishments, Kitty Hawk Kites will put his ideas on display through flight! Come out and see large kite displays, learn to fly various kites, kitemaking, and more fun activites! Kitty Hawk Kites is proud to announce that Kitebus Festivals will be at the Rogallo Kite Festival. Terry Murray, owner of Kitebus Festivals, has earned regional and national championships within the ranks of The Eastern League Sport Kite Association, and the American Kitefliers Association. After spending several years competing, Terry now enjoys entertaining folks at festivals and kite competitions with his Quad line kite flying skills. After 15 years of attending kiting events, Kitebus Festivals has accumulated kites to be enjoyed by everyone.
         
[Ocean Shores]
         
[Kenosha] The Tour De Kites Continues..... The 13th annual FELLE LUNDGREN & ASSOCIATES "Outta Sight Kite Flight" will be held on June 7th & June 8th, 2014, 10 am until 5 pm. This free event will be held in Kennedy Park on Kenosha’s beautiful lakefront. Sponsored by Felle Lundgren, The Kenosha News, the City of Kenosha, Gift of Wings, The Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois, and Lite Rock 92.1 FM Radio and AM 1400, WRJN. Featured performers include Chicago Fire Kite Team, Josh and Zach Gordon, Paul Koepke, Fire & Ice, Dan Newman, EOS, O2, Something Old..Something New, Brett Williams as the Kite Whispererer, Mike Delfar, the Giant Kites of Yves Laforest, flown by Alex and the Canadian Dream Team, and the kites of Charlie Sotich, built and sponsored by the Kenosha News. Special thanks to The Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois and Gift of Wings.
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[Saint-Honore-de-Chicoutimi] Saint-Honore dans l’Vent is a fun festival and a great get together for all kite flyers!
Nestled a couple of hours north of Quebec City, in the Saguenay area, Saint-Honore is a small town in the suburbs of Chicoutimi. Every year, in June, we celebrate the arrival of summer with this beautiful kite festival. Kitefliers from all over Quebec, Ontario, the maritime provinces, and northern United States drive to the event to meet up with friends they may not have seen during the winter and fly kites together!! Special guests also fly in from Western Canada, the States, Europe, and other parts of the world for this three day event and a lot of fun every year! In an all French environment, communication is never an issue and everyone gets along great in all languages!!
For the festival to take place, the local airport is partly closed for the weekend but part of it stays open so small airplanes fly by as kites decorate the sky... living well together with the supervision of our control tower!!
Saint-Honore dans l’Vent is not the biggest event of all but it’s a fun festival where the wonderful kitefliers and volunteers taking part make it unique and unforgettable!!
Come join the fun this year, June 13th to 15th, 2014!!!
         
[Fishers] Times: 10am-5pm both days. Park admission fees apply.
A two-day event held on the grounds of Conner Prairie that draws a few thousand people. CP is a living history museum similar to Williamsburg, VA, where people stay in character to show what life was like around the time of the Civil War.
Phone: 317-776-6000, ext. 223
         
ODSKC 2014 (VA)
[Richmond] The 22nd annual Old Dominion Sport Kite Championships (ODSKC) is one of the longest-running sport kite competitions in the US. ODSKC is both an AKA and Eastern League event that will feature all AKA-recognized outdoor sport kite disciplines for competition. Come join us!
         
[San Diego] fun fly and general meeting
[Keene Valley] Fly a kite with Dad in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks! EBFA shares Marcy Field with a fabulous farmer’s market for this annual Father’s Day family Event. 10 am to 3 pm. Refreshments and kites for sale.
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WV Day (WV)
[Williamstown] Kite displays. and info on kite safety and demo’s
[South Yarmouth] "Kite Fun" with Archie and Friends at Bass River Beach, South Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. On beautiful Cape Cod. Kite making, large kite demos, candy drops, sport kite demos, and quad team demos.
         
[Swift Current] With a great lineup of kite artists attending from across North America and beyond, this year’s Windscape Kite Festival will offer another exciting weekend of unique entertainment. On June 21 and 22, the skies above Swift Current, SK, will fill with an incredible array of beautiful and colorful kites along with plenty of other activities for the whole family to enjoy.
This year’s festival celebrates Windscape’s 10th anniversary, and welcomes a number of celebrity flyers from years past, bringing them back to the Windscape Field to showcase their creations and skills alongside some brand-new talent from across the globe. Featuring enormous, wonderful kites and inflatables, out-of-this-world stunt kite flyers, quad line flyers, and teams that thrill the crowd, and colorful banners to brighten up the festival grounds, Windscape Kite Festival truly offers something for everyone.
“We have some incredible new flyers and artists coming to the festival this year, and we are so excited to bring back some of our favorites from the past ten years,” explained festival organizer Shann Gowan. “It’s a lot of work to pull this festival together, but with the help of our dedicated volunteers, this year’s festival is shaping up to be even better than ever.”
The festival would not be possible without the 350+ volunteers, staff members, and sponsors who all contribute to ensure the event’s success. Their support has allowed Windscape to continue to grow over the past decade, becoming one of North America’s very best kite festivals.
The kite festival is held in conjunction with Long Day’s Night music festival, which runs Thursday through Sunday at the Windscape Field. With exciting kites, fun activities, and great musical entertainment, Windscape Kite Festival 2014 is shaping up to be a can’t-miss event this summer.
         
WIKF (US)
[coupeville]
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[South Yarmouth] "Kite Fun" with Archie and Friends at Bass River Beach, South Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. On beautiful Cape Cod. Kite making, large kite demos, candy drops, sport kite demos, and quad team demos.
 
[Edmond] Both Saturday and Sunday (June 28 and June 29) will be a family fun fly. There will be kite flying demos of one, two, and four line kites. Included in the activities will be kite making for the kids and candy drops from a kite. There will be a kite auction Saturday with special kites donated by kiters and at sundown a night fly with lighted kites (weather permitting). There will also be members of a local astronomy club joining us to allow attendees to enjoy the night sky. There will be a kite vendor for those needing kites.
The kite fest will be about 20 miles from the nearest airport and about 1/2 mile from the nearest power lines.
   
[University Place] Monthly Fun Fly. Short business meeting at 7:00 PM. Bring your picnic dinner. Come early and stay late to fly.
   
[Grayland] Windriders monthly Fun Fly and Potluck dinner.
Fly at 1:00 PM at Grayland Beach Rd
Dinner at North Willapa Harbor Grange 6 or 7
 
         
[Green Bay] The 2nd Annual Fly A Kite Fest continues to grow after a great inaugural lift off. The second year features more kitefliers coming in to put on a terrific show for the community. This is a fundraiser for a great organization, held primarily to bring awareness to child abuse and childcare issues. There will be free kite making for kids, giant show kites, precision stunt team performances by Fire And Ice and Team 180GO!, bol races, candy drops, and other fun activities.
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MSACF (WV)
[Ripley] Kite Making for Youth
Stunt Kite Flying/Kite Safety Demonstrations
[Denver] Our monthly fly for the Denver Metro area and Colorado. All are welcome to join us here every First Sunday, regardless of weather conditions. Please contact us to find out if there are any changes due to soccer or other kite festivals on a particular day.
         
Wind Fest (WV)
[Davis] Breeze into West Virginia’s sublime Canaan Valley for a weekend packed with glorious wind-propelled devices of every size and shape. Wind Fest is our biggest event of the year at Canaan Valley Resorts. Kitemaking, Stunt and show kites, music, kite sales, pries and more.
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Jul 7
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[Grayland] Second oldest kite festival on the Washington coast. fun fly competitions teddy bear drop.
         
[Bodega Bay] Fun fly for everyone. There is a state park entrance fee. 10am till when ever.
 
         
[San Diego] fun fly and general meeting
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Jul 14
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[Brookings-Harbor] Since 1993, the Southern Oregon Kite Festival (SOKF) has been one of the premier kite festivals in the United States, bringing some of the most well known kite fliers and kite makers to perform and display their creations for locals and tourists alike… This invitational event originated as the dream of kite hobbyist Steve O’Brien and as the creation of Larry and Lynn Goodman, former owners of KCRE radio station in Crescent City, California. Beginning in 2001 the Port of Brookings Harbor assumed sponsorship of the festival. In 2006 the kite festival became a non-profit organization managed by a dedicated group of community volunteers.
         
[Kill Devil Hills] Come take flight with the Wright Brothers National Memorial and Kitty Hawk Kites at the Wright Kite Festival in Kill Devil Hills, NC, July 19th-July 20th!
Walk through the museum and gain knowledge of the birthplace of aviation and then put this knowledge to the test outside with Kitty Hawk Kites. Large kites will be on display throughout the weekend, joining in the sky with the Wright Memorial!
Learn how to fly stunt and power kites from the experts while watching their displays right beside you. Families and individuals are encouraged to bring out their own kites and participate in the event.
Kitty Hawk Kites will be offering FREE kite making at the museum each day.
The Kitty Hawk Kites Wright Flight Festival is FREE TO THE PUBLIC, although entrance into the park is $4.00. Admission costs help benefit the National Park Service. Children 16 years old or younger receive FREE ADMISSION to the park.
         
[New Hudson] Family Kite Festival. Free kite building for kids. Kite demonstrations by dual line kite flyers and teams. Remote control kite demonstrations. Lots of unique single kites will be flown. There will also be all sorts of other types of family entertainment. Events runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
[Milwaukee] Northwestern Mutual and Gift of Wings presents the 2nd annual Northwestern Mutual Kite Festival in Veterans Park, on Milwaukee’s Lakefront. The Chicago Fire Kite Team will be the featured group and will be performing at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, and 2:30 PM. This is a very informal kite festival and we would like to invite everyone to come out and fly and have a great time in the park flying kites. The NML Run will take place at 8:00 in Veterans Park for those that would like to come out early.
         
[Newport] This event is held every year to honor my father who died 8 years ago. We welcome all families to stop by and say hello and fly a kite and have some thing to eat and drink. We will be selling t- shirts with the proceeds going to N A M I of RI. (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
 
         
WIKF (WA)
[Coupeville]
 
         
[Waterford] Welcome to the annual Waterford Balloon Festival - set to launch July 18 - 20, 2014. Attend this family - friendly event to experience a magical weekend of color in the skies, kids’ activities, delicious food, craft / vendor fair and much, much more! Gift of Wings will be flying the Giant Kites on Saturday,July 19th, making kites for kids selling kites, and putting on Kite Demonstrations.
Admission to the Festival grounds is Free. Parking fees are $5 per car at Evergreen, Fox River Middle School, Woodfield Elementary, and Waterford Union High School. Part of the proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations.
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[Berkeley] Two day festival of kites, kites and more kites.
         
[Berkeley] Sport kite competition, dual- and multi-line, at the Berkeley Kite Festival. Pre-registration is required. Registration forms will be available on the BASKL website, www.baskl.org, usually at the end of June.
         
[Berkeley] Two day festival of kites, kites and more kites.
         
[Lahaina]
 
         
[Grayland] Windriders monthly Fun Fly and Potluck dinner.
Fly at 1:00 PM at Grayland Beach Rd
Dinner at North Willapa Harbor Grange 6 or 7
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Jul 28
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[University Place] Monthly Fun Fly. Short business meeting at 7:00 PM. Bring your picnic dinner. Come early and stay late to fly.
     
[Denver] Our monthly fly for the Denver Metro area and Colorado. All are welcome to join us here every First Sunday, regardless of weather conditions. Please contact us to find out if there are any changes due to soccer or other kite festivals on a particular day.
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[Glencoe, IL] A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE!! Chicago Botanic Garden..August 9th & 10th! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScdO20qdX-s) KSWI in partnership with Gift of Wings and the Chicago Botanic Garden presents our Ten Annual Kite Festival at the Garden, featuring the Chicago Fire Kite Team featuring Eric Wolfe, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe5xOslXbis), Josh and Zach Gordon, Dan Newman, Mike Delfar, and Paul Koepke and Kathy Brinnehl. Featuring performances from Fire and Ice, and Something Old, Something New. A highlight of the weekend will be the kids kites of Charlie Sotich and the kite making workshop for the kids of Chicago. The festival will be located in a relatively small flying field, west of the main entrance. Kite fliers will have one nice area to fly during this event. The times are 10:00 am until 3:00 pm each day, with various intermissions scheduled throughout the weekend. The gardens were voted as the third best attraction in the Chicago land area, so plan to spend the entire weekend flying kites and visiting this beautiful park. This is our tenth annual event and we want to make a very good impression. There is a small parking fee. This is another wonderful kite flying event brought to you by the Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois, and your friends at Gift of Wings.....Now the number ONE kite festival in the Chicagoland area, along with Wheaton’s Go Fly A Kite event, and more to come in 2015. The Kite Society of WI & IL and Gift of Wings....It doesn’t get any better than this!
         
[Camp Hill] Ben Huggett will lead a workshop to make one of four BIG foils: a Shannon parafoil, a Lynn Pilot, a Beutnagel KAP foil, or a reflexive design. Ben will cut out kits from 0.5 oz black ripstop for those that want them. Supplies limited, though, so sign up early.
See keystonekiters.com for more information.
         
[Berkeley] Fun fly and workshop, for beginners to masters. We will be on the back side of the Berkeley Marina. Bring your kites or you may borrow from us. We will have very experienced people on the field to help you get you started or improve your flying skills. Want to try team flying? Let someone know and we can make it happen.
 
         
[San Diego] fun fly and general meeting
 
         
[St Charles] Fun Fly at North Beach Bear Lake State Park - Enjoy flying kites on the large beach area next to Bear Lake. This is a wonderful place to fly as the beach is huge and the winds are very steady. While this is a "fun fly" we are attempting to grow this event. We will have a sound system set up to provide music for the day.
 
         
[University Place] Three large grass fields accommodate display & single line kites, sport kites and a kid’s fly / lesson area. Kid’s kite makiing, kid’s games, fun fly for the whole family.
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Aug 11
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WIKF (WA)
[coupeville]
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WSIKF (WA)
[Long Beach] The 34th Annual Washington State International Kite Festival is seven days of kite fun. Visit us at http://www.kitefestival.com for details.
   
WKA Banquet (WA)
[Long Beach]
   
[Dorchester] Fun, kites and Cultural Festival.
Bring your family and color the sky with your kites.
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[University Place] Monthly Fun Fly. Short business meeting at 7:00 PM. Bring your picnic dinner. Come early and stay late to fly.
 
[Rodanthe] Take your riding to the next level with our Kiteboarding Experts Adam Super, Brian Wennersten, Esben Boxer, and Susan Grossman!
The Kitty Hawk Kites team will be offering 2 hour clinics Saturday and Sunday focusing on improving your freestyle and surf skills. From your first jumps to handle passes, our expert instructors will improve your skill level and give you confidence to take the tricks to the water! $100 sign up fee, please call Waves Village Kiteboarding Resort at 252-987-2297.
Don’t forget about our HUGE Blowout Sale on new and used kiteboarding product!
         
[Callaway] Every Labor Day weekend since 1991, the village of Callaway, Nebraska, welcomes anyone and everyone to “Come Fly a Kite”! Professional and amateur kite fliers decorate the skies over the breathtakingly beautiful Nebraska
countryside. The event is sanctioned by the AKA (American
Kite fliers Association). Children and adults can enjoy the large colorful kites flown by our professional kite fliers. Visitors can bring their own kites or purchase a kite from one of our kite vendors. Admission is $2 per person, per
day. Children 3 and under are free. Parking is also free.
Concessions are available at the event and Callaway businesses will also be open. Bring a chair or blanket and plenty of sunscreen.
         
[Gering] Bluff’s Breeze Kite Festival will be held in Gering, Nebraska, at Five Rock’s Amphitheater on Aug 30 and Sept 1, 2014 (closed on Aug 31). From 10 a.m. until dark both days. This is our secondnd annual event with kite vendors and food vendors. You will see single line, dual line, quad line kites and huge promo kites filling the skies. This is a free event. No admission or parking charges. Bring your own kites or purchase kites from our vendor. Just want to watch? Bring your sun screen and lawn chairs; everyone is welcome! 785 483-1309.
         
[Callaway] The Callaway Kite Flight is an amazing AKA-sanctioned event that has hosted guests from 21 nations and 27 states these past 21 years each Labor Day Weekend. You will be welcomed here and can view a beautiful array of colorful kites in the skies above Callaway Nebraska. Bring your own kite to fly or you will be able to shop for kites & wind items at Picture Perfect Kites one of our vendors on site. Try our delicious food sold at our concession stand. You’ll be introduced to locals and guests alike. Don’t know how to fly a kite? …No problem. Friendly flyers will offer to share their insights. You’re a professional flyer wanting some safe space to try out a fabulous kite? We’ve got the perfect place for you in our pro zone.
         
[BEECH MOUNTAIN] Saturday afternoon, we will have Kite Builders competition using simplified rules - Flight, Craftsmanship, Beauty in the sky. There will also be open flying and flying lessons.Sunday will be a kids and family fun fly with demonstrations of sport kites and large show kites. Craft and food vendors will be on the site as well as a Kite Store. Free kites to the first 200 Children.
         
Wind & Waves (OR)
[St Helens] Kite flying, Quilts, Music, Food & Family Fun
         
[Two Rivers] The 9th Annual Kites Over Lake Michigan continues to grow in size and reputation. This is now one of the largest kite festivals in the Midwest and attracts kitefliers from all over. Come and marvel at the giant show kites, precision stunt kite teams flying dual- and quad-line kites, spectacular and colorful ground displays, running of the bols, and games for kids. Learn how to fly two and quad line stunt kites from the experts. There will be a night fly on Saturday night, conditions permitting. Once again there will be the Fireworks Show after the release of Sky Lanterns on the beach. We are looking for a record breaking number of Sky Lanterns being released this year. UFO will make them available for sale on the beach and the public will be invited to join in the mass ascension. On Sunday, there will be free kite making for kids and another day of kite flying and performances. Free shuttle service available to and from the beach at designated downtown areas.
Please note that there is not a specific schedule of the various activities for the kite festival, save for kids kite making on Sunday Aug. 31st, from 9am to 11am, because everything is dependent on the wind conditions at that time. We operate on what we call "kite time" and all activities are based on that. For example if the wind is light, the stunts teams can still fly with their low wind kites but the giant show kites will likely be grounded until the wind picks up. Activities like running of the bols and glider drops will occur regardless of the wind condition.
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[Rodanthe] Take your riding to the next level with our Kiteboarding Experts Adam Super, Brian Wennersten, Esben Boxer, and Susan Grossman!
The Kitty Hawk Kites team will be offering 2 hour clinics Saturday and Sunday focusing on improving your freestyle and surf skills. From your first jumps to handle passes, our expert instructors will improve your skill level and give you confidence to take the tricks to the water! $100 sign up fee, please call Waves Village Kiteboarding Resort at 252-987-2297.
Don’t forget about our HUGE Blowout Sale on new and used kiteboarding product!
   
[Brooklyn] Fly for fun. We are going to fly one liner dual line and qual lines on the beach.
       
Up Your Wind (WA)
[Pacific Beach] Three day fun fly with dinner and auction on Saturday night.
         
[Cleveland] Cleveland International Kite Festival is set at beautiful Cleveland Metro Parks (Edgewater Park) on the southern shore of Lake Erie. CKF is two days of kite fun; kids kite making; solo, pairs, and team ballet; wind sprint kite racing for all age groups; fighter kite demos; mystery ballet open to all flyers; learn to fly; open areas for those that just want to fly a kite. This is OSEK’s 28th year for presenting the Cleveland Kite Festival. All invited free parking and no admission. Fun day in the park.
         
[Milwaukee]

Your Kite Flying Adventure begins right NOW........MOTS 2014...For 36 unbelievable years the Number ONE Kite Festival in the Midwest with THE MOST POWERFUL LINEUP OF KITE PERFORMERS IN AMERICA TODAY!! Maggianos Frank Mots Int’l Kite Festival, presented by Prairie Farms, will be held on Saturday, September 6th, and Sunday, September 7th, 2014, in Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm Saturday and 10:00 am until 5:00pm on Sunday. We will kick off the festival at noon with the Fast Track Grand Launch of, hopefully, 600 kites.


The event is sponsored by the Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois, Gift of Wings, and our newest sponsors, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Prairie Farms, Fast Track Oil Change, Renewal by Anderson, Everdry Waterproofing, B93.3, FM 102.1 WLUM, and 1290 AM, Martini Radio.


ALL NEW IN 2014, Team TOO MUCH FUN, starring Mark Lummas, Jeanette Lummas, and Ron Despojado from Southern California. Featured performers, from "America’s Got Talent", Connor and Amy Doran. You saw Connor Perform in 2010 on AGT and now you will see him live in Veterans Park, along with his unbelievable mom, Amy Doran, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGvL7OTr2_0. Mots will also feature the Chicago Fire Kite Team, with the newest member, Elizabeth Gordon. Also featuring Josh and Zach Gordon, 02, Dan Newman, Brett Williams as the Kite Whispererer, Paul Koepke, Mike Delfar, Elizabeth Gordon, The Blues Brothers, Ann Vondriska, & Donna Schenk as Mrs Kite Lady, and the most powerful line up of giant kites in the Midwest..The Giant Kites of Yves Laforest and Julie Mailhot. Kites and food are available for purchase from Gift of Wings in Veterans Park.


For more information contact Scott Fisher at 414-305-3145 or http://www.giftofwings.com and http://facebook.com/giftofwings. The Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois, it doesn’t get any better than this.

         
[San Francisco] First BASKL sport kite competition for the 2015 season. Register and pay entry fee on the day of the event. Competition starts at 10am.
[Denver] Our monthly fly for the Denver Metro area and Colorado. All are welcome to join us here every First Sunday, regardless of weather conditions. Please contact us to find out if there are any changes due to soccer or other kite festivals on a particular day.
         
[Ogunquit] The 16th Annual Capriccio Festival of Kites will be held on September 6th, 2014, on the Ogunquit Beach from 9am to 2pm. The Festival is part of a two week celebration of the Arts. Over 300 kites will be given away to kids to decorate and fly. All volunteers that help with set-up, kite decorating, or demonstrate any kite flying will receive a free Capriccio Kite Festival t-shirt and free parking. Come early, stay late, and help us decorate the skies with kites. Rain Date Sunday September 7th, 2014 from 9am to 2pm
 
[Callaway] Every Labor Day weekend since 1991, the village of Callaway, Nebraska, welcomes anyone and everyone to “Come Fly a Kite”! Professional and amateur kite fliers decorate the skies over the breathtakingly beautiful Nebraska
countryside. The event is sanctioned by the AKA (American
Kite fliers Association). Children and adults can enjoy the large colorful kites flown by our professional kite fliers. Visitors can bring their own kites or purchase a kite from one of our kite vendors. Admission is $2 per person, per
day. Children 3 and under are free. Parking is also free.
Concessions are available at the event and Callaway businesses will also be open. Bring a chair or blanket and plenty of sunscreen.
       
[Jackson] This kite festival runs 10a.m. to 4p.m. and is free and open to the public. There will be kids kite making, kids candy drop, bol races, scavenger hunt and more! The 180Go! precision kite flying team will be performing throughout the day and giant show kites will be coming in from 6 states in the region! Plus, beautiful art kites will be on display in the airport hangar - don’t miss it!
Don’t have a kite? No problem! Donovan’s Hobby of Sioux Falls will be on hand to sell a variety of kites. Concessions available through Pizza Ranch and music throughout the day to add to the fun and festivities.
For more information and to download a flyer, visit www.ecologybus.org.
Come join the 12th Annual Prairie Winds kite fest and tap one of Minnesota’s most plentiful resources - the wind!
 
[Gering] Bluff’s Breeze Kite Festival will be held in Gering, Nebraska, at Five Rock’s Amphitheater on Aug 30 and Sept 1, 2014 (closed on Aug 31). From 10 a.m. until dark both days. This is our secondnd annual event with kite vendors and food vendors. You will see single line, dual line, quad line kites and huge promo kites filling the skies. This is a free event. No admission or parking charges. Bring your own kites or purchase kites from our vendor. Just want to watch? Bring your sun screen and lawn chairs; everyone is welcome! 785 483-1309.
           
[Callaway] The Callaway Kite Flight is an amazing AKA-sanctioned event that has hosted guests from 21 nations and 27 states these past 21 years each Labor Day Weekend. You will be welcomed here and can view a beautiful array of colorful kites in the skies above Callaway Nebraska. Bring your own kite to fly or you will be able to shop for kites & wind items at Picture Perfect Kites one of our vendors on site. Try our delicious food sold at our concession stand. You’ll be introduced to locals and guests alike. Don’t know how to fly a kite? …No problem. Friendly flyers will offer to share their insights. You’re a professional flyer wanting some safe space to try out a fabulous kite? We’ve got the perfect place for you in our pro zone.
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Sep 8
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Sunday
Sep 14
         
[Colby Kansas] MyWindStuff is hosting the 2nd annual kite festival in Colby Kansas this Saturday the 13th at the Colby High School, straight north of Walmart off of interstate I70 . You won’t miss this location. Last year was a huge success and rumor has it that this will be even bigger. Vendors will be on hand for kite sales or you are welcome to bring your own. Single line, dual line and quad line basics are always provided. This is a FREE event, bring your gazebos , lawn chairs and sunscreen. We start at 11am and run until dark. Sunday is scheduled as a makeup day in case of rain. Everyone is welcome!
         
RWRSKC 2014 (VA)
[Ashland] The Richmond Washington Regional Sport Kite Competition provides a laid-back educational competition for novice competitors to learn from and prepare for Eastern League and AKA competitions. it is a club event for the Richmond Air Force Kite Club.
RWRSKC 2014 will offer individual dual and multi line precision ballet disciplines. These disciplines will be divided into Novice and Open classes. The event is open to fliers of all ages. The number of competitors ranges from 10 (in a rain delayed event) to 19. We will also offer mentoring for novice fliers (dual and multi line) for one hour prior to the start of competition. Novice fliers are paired with an experienced flier to teach basic skills, landings, and maybe even some basic tricks.
Marc Conklin and Jack Wilson will serve as Safety Coordinators. There are power lines across a state highway which is parallel to the flying field. There are no issues with the Hanover County Airport.
In case of rain, 14 September has been scheduled.
         
[Berkeley] BASKL awards for the 2014 season. BBQ and fun fly too.
 
         
[San Diego] fun fly and general meeting
 
         
Kitenado (FL)
[Treasure Island] Kitenado! September 13
Join us on Treasure Island beach for our monthly fly
late afternoon/night fly. Help us fill the beach with kites!
You might want to bring a flash light or a head light to help when flying at night... Check out our night fly page for ideas for light for your kites.
Late afternoon / Night fly on TI
Time - 5- dark
Place Treasure Island beach
Behind the Bilmar Beach Resort.
 
         
The Beck (IN)
[Muncie] Time: 10am-4pm
Bring your Beck kite to this fly that honors the man who learned from Ansel Toney. A children’s kite making area will be on site.
Mon
Sep 15
Tue
Sep 16
Wed
Sep 17
Thu
Sep 18
Fri
Sep 19
Saturday
Sep 20
Sunday
Sep 21
         
[Coupeville] Kite festival with activities for all ages, mass
ascensions, competitions, lessons, kids kitemaking,
lots to enjoy.
Mon
Sep 22
Tue
Sep 23
Wed
Sep 24
Thu
Sep 25
Fri
Sep 26
Saturday
Sep 27
Sunday
Sep 28
   
[University Place] Monthly Fun Fly. Short business meeting at 7:00 PM. Bring your picnic dinner. Come early and stay late to fly.
 
[Cherry Valley] Friday - Sept. 26th - 1:00 PM - Kitemaking Workshop with George Peters. Friday evening - 6:00 PM - Welcome Party and Barbecue. Saturday - 9:00 AM - Kids Kitebuilding Workshop. SATURDAY - 10:00 - 5:00 - ALL DAY OUTDOOR FLY - FOOD, MUSIC, FUN, AND OF COURSE, FLYING. Saturday - 7:00 PM - INDOOR FLY. Sunday morning pancake breakfast at the Firehouse.
         
[Nags Head] Kitty Hawk Kites holds the 28th Annual Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition on September 27th-28th. Two days of competitive kite flying, team performances and kites dancing to music!
The Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition holds several competitions throughout the weekend. Spectators are encouraged to watch the competitions. Kitty Hawk Kites will also give free stunt and power kite lessons for any spectator willing to learn!
         
[Grayland] Windriders monthly Fun Fly and Potluck dinner.
Fly at 1:00 PM at Grayland Beach Rd
Dinner at North Willapa Harbor Grange 6 or 7
Mon
Sep 29
Tue
Sep 30
Wed
Oct 1
Thu
Oct 2
Fri
Oct 3
Saturday
Oct 4
Sunday
Oct 5
[Nags Head]
Mon
Oct 6
Tue
Oct 7
Wed
Oct 8
Thu
Oct 9
Fri
Oct 10
Saturday
Oct 11
Sunday
Oct 12
         
[San Diego] fun fly and general meeting
[Fort Wayne] Informal fun fly for world peace in the churchyard at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Read more about the One Sky, One World movement at http://www.oneskyoneworld.org/.
Mon
Oct 13
Tue
Oct 14
Wed
Oct 15
Thu
Oct 16
Fri
Oct 17
Saturday
Oct 18
Sunday
Oct 19
         
[Destin] Kitty Hawk Kites will continue our high flying tradition with the 6th Annual Flying High on the Harbor Kite Festival!
The event features Professional Stunt Kite Flying & Demonstrations, RC Demos, Kite Making, Contests (Cupstacking Competition), Toys & Games for all ages. At sunset, enjoy the Kites With Lights show over Noriega Point (weather permitting). Enjoy the sites of kites of all sizes and shapes being flown on the harbor! The public is welcome to experience and learn from the pros both days.
Join us for two full days of huge kites flying over the harbor! The fun is from 10am to 10pm on October 18th and October 19th.
There are tons of FREE things to do at the store front from 4pm to 8pm including:
Stunt Kite Lessons
Kitemaking
Toys and Games
Cup Stacking Competition
Toy Demos
         
[Treasure Island] KTB is turning 3 and we are going to fill TI with Kites!!
Bring out all your kites!!! Stay turned for some fun things we are working on!!
Kites and Birthday Cake!!!
1 p.m. - Dark
Treasure Island Beach (behind the Bilmar)
Public Parking Info
Public Lot across the Street from the Waffle House (Gulf Blvd)
Across From the Publix Public parking Park Place
Next to the WindJammer Public Lots (Gulf Blvd)
[Seal Beach] Come with family and friends to enjoy Japanese and international kites of all sizes and colors! Kite Workshop and games for Children, Japanese food & cultural booths, GIANT Show kites, Taiko drum performance, Martial arts demonstrations, Traditional Japanese folk dancing, Kite Candy Drops for kids, Kite Battles and Stunt Kite demonstrations and much more! Free Admission!
         
WIKF Fun Fly (WA)
[Coupeville] Fun Fly event for single, dual, quad. Good
wind.
[Miami Beach] Hosted by Miami-Dade Parks and Skyward Kites, these free events feature demonstrations from longtime kite enthusiasts. In addition, there will be kite-flying competitions for both children and adults
We especially encourage folks that can make their kites in their traditional styles from countries they may want to represent. In years past we have had kites in the traditional styles of countries like The Bahamas, China, Colombia, Jamaica, Trinidad, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and many more. It is a fantastic way to celebrate the unique diversity of cultures that South Florida has.
LIVE ON STAGE: The fantastic musical talents of 21 Hearts, 1 Beat.
People of all ages are encouraged to come out to fly their kites, make their own kites for free or purchase an already-made kite. There is no limitation to the size and type of kite. Those who just want to watch can bring a blanket and enjoy the sight of hundreds of kites in the air and some great live music. Food and refreshments & kites will be available for purchase
Mon
Oct 20
Tue
Oct 21
Wed
Oct 22
Thu
Oct 23
Fri
Oct 24
Saturday
Oct 25
Sunday
Oct 26
         
[Atlanta] The 3rd Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo is an event created to celebrate the many diverse families of metropolitan Atlanta by bringing together healthy families, food, entertainment, and kite flying.
[Cambridge] This Annual Event, in its 10th year, is always a great close to the kiteflying season. Situated of the banks of the Choptank River in scenic and historic Cambridge, MD, this fun fly features a great open space for kite enthusiasts. More than 500 families and children come to enjoy this free festival, with great food, extreme events like rock walls, kite making competitions, trophies for stunt kites, fun music, and much much more.
         
[Grayland] Windriders monthly Fun Fly and Potluck dinner.
Fly at 1:00 PM at Grayland Beach Rd
Dinner at North Willapa Harbor Grange 6 or 7
Mon
Oct 27
Tue
Oct 28
Wed
Oct 29
Thu
Oct 30
Fri
Oct 31
Saturday
Nov 1
Sunday
Nov 2
     
[Tacoma] Monthly Business Meeting and demonstrations or workshops.
 
[Ocean Shores]
         
[Village of Surfside Beach, Texas] This spectacular debut event is brought to you by
Village of Surfside Beach, Texas
Surfside Flyers Kite Club
Save Our Beaches Association
Links:
Surfside Flyers Kite Club
https://www.facebook.com/groups/445777642154789/
Treasure by the Sea Kite Festival event page
https://www.facebook.com/events/264367283752959/
Save Our Beaches Association
http://www.supergreenme.com/SaveOurBeachAssociation
Village of Surfside Beach
http://www.surfsidetx.org
Mon
Nov 3
Tue
Nov 4
Wed
Nov 5
Thu
Nov 6
Fri
Nov 7
Saturday
Nov 8
Sunday
Nov 9
         
[Treasure Island] Fun Fly Kite Festival. Entry Level Novice Eastern League Sport Kite Competition. Novices can register at the Competition, on the day of the Competition.
         
[San Diego] fun fly and general meeting
 
         
[Corpus Christi]
Mon
Nov 10
Tue
Nov 11
Wed
Nov 12
Thu
Nov 13
Fri
Nov 14
Saturday
Nov 15
Sunday
Nov 16
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Nov 17
Tue
Nov 18
Wed
Nov 19
Thu
Nov 20
Fri
Nov 21
Saturday
Nov 22
Sunday
Nov 23
         
[Grayland] Windriders monthly Fun Fly and Potluck dinner.
Fly at 1:00 PM at Grayland Beach Rd
Dinner at North Willapa Harbor Grange 6 or 7
Mon
Nov 24
Tue
Nov 25
Wed
Nov 26
Thu
Nov 27
Fri
Nov 28
Saturday
Nov 29
Sunday
Nov 30
 
[Corolla] A long weekend of kiteflying. Hundreds come to see all of our kites, and many try their hand.
We always have more take part when we’re having fun!
       
[Fort Myers Beach] Kitesgiving Fly with Kevin Bayless -Nov-28 & 29 ( Friday & Sat)
You don’t want to miss this Awesome weekend of kiting!
Two days of laid back fun filled kiting!! We will be flying behind Carousel Inn.
Walk out of your room and you’re on the beach!! What could be better?
Carousel Inn on the Beach
When you call to book your room, tell them
you’re with Kiting Tampa Bay for a
discount on your room rate of $84.00
6230 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
239-463-6131
If the Carousel Inn is sold out,
you can stay next door at the
Outrigger Beach Resort
(877) 456-8765
(877) 456-8765
 
       
[Nags Head] Come spread the holiday cheer with Kitty Hawk Kites! Our Annual “Hanging with Santa” event will take place November 28th-29th at the Kitty Hawk Kites Nags Head Store! Have your picture taken with Santa and a demonstration hang glider. As always, this event is FREE TO THE PUBLIC.
 
         
[Nags Head] Come celebrate the end of a great year with us at our Kitty Hawk Kites Store in Nags Head (mile post 12.5). On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, come out to our store to see Santa himself! Santa visits us each year in hopes of getting to fly a hang glider! On Saturday, the kite festival begins on Jockeys Ridge!
Santa always makes sure to see each and every child before he leaves for the day. If it’s good weather, he’ll be outside, and if it’s cold he’ll move inside the store so the kids can stay warm. We hope you make this a yearly tradition with your family like we have with ours!
As soon as the sun starts to set, come up to Jockeys Ridge and see huge 19′ delta kites soar above the dunes. When it starts to get dark, the lights really begin to show up! Check out our Facebook page for pictures from last year’s event.
If you get cold, it’s no problem! We’ll have hot cider and tons of cookies inside our store, free of charge for all spectators. If you want to be out on the dunes under the kites. Bring flashlights, glow sticks, and other light up toys.
Mon
Dec 1
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Dec 2
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Dec 3
Thu
Dec 4
Fri
Dec 5
Saturday
Dec 6
Sunday
Dec 7
[Corolla] A long weekend of kiteflying. Hundreds come to see all of our kites, and many try their hand.
We always have more take part when we’re having fun!
       
[Edgewood] Noon - 5:00 PM Indoor Fun Fly
5:00 - 6:00 PM Setup fir potluck dinner and bag raffle
6:00 PM Dinner followed by raffle drawing and auction
Proceeds benefit the local food bank and World Kite Museum.
[Denver] A Mile Hi Kite Club /RMKA meets every Sunday at approx. 10AM and we keep flying kites until mid to late afternoon.
Mon
Dec 8
Tue
Dec 9
Wed
Dec 10
Thu
Dec 11
Fri
Dec 12
Saturday
Dec 13
Sunday
Dec 14
           
[Longmont]
Mon
Dec 15
Tue
Dec 16
Wed
Dec 17
Thu
Dec 18
Fri
Dec 19
Saturday
Dec 20
Sunday
Dec 21
Mon
Dec 22
Tue
Dec 23
Wed
Dec 24
Thu
Dec 25
Fri
Dec 26
Saturday
Dec 27
Sunday
Dec 28
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Dec 29
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Dec 30
Wed
Dec 31
Thu
Jan 1
Fri
Jan 2
Saturday
Jan 3
Sunday
Jan 4
     
[San Diego] Fun Fly & Potluck
 
[Crescent City]
     
[Treasure Island] New Years Day On Treasure Island Beach - Crazy Hat Day Fly!!!
Start the new year right by flying a kite! Put on your craziest hat and come come fly with us!! Help us fill Treasure Island Beach with Kites. Bring your single line, sport kites, revs, fighter kites, trains, mini kites, kap rigs, bowls, bear drops, banners, bubbles, & anything that flies!
Time - 12-4 ( or later)
Hope you will join us!
   
[Denver] A Mile Hi Kite Club /RMKA meets every Sunday at approx. 10AM and we keep flying kites until mid to late afternoon.
     
[Milwaukee] The COOL FOOL KITE FESTIVAL..Thursday, New Years Day, 2015.. 11 am until 5 pm. in Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront. This is a FREE event, with plenty of FREE parking. We will have Free Hot Chocolate, Coffee, and Snacks, compliments of Bella Caffe, while they last. This is a "Fun Fly" so bring your kite or pick up a kite at Gift of Wings at the park. See Sarah, Noreen, Bob, and Emily, our quiet ice artists, carve blocks of ice into masterpieces before your very eyes. Ice carving lessons will also be available. Brett Williams, the Kite Whispererer, will be on hand to show everyone how to fly a kite. The Giant kites of Gift of Wings will also be flying high over Milwaukee’s Lakefront. Gift of Wings, now has the largest collection of giant kites in the Midwest. Hot food is also available for purchase. This festival is brought to you by Gift of Wings, B93.3 Radio, 102.1 WLUM AND WMCS Radio, Bella Caffe, and the Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois.Thanks to our friends at Milwaukee County Parks. DRESS REALLY WARM! The Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois. It doesn’t get any better than this!
www.giftofwings.com for more information and on facebook.com/giftofwings
Mon
Jan 5
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Jan 6
Wed
Jan 7
Thu
Jan 8
Fri
Jan 9
Saturday
Jan 10
Sunday
Jan 11
           
[Longmont]
Mon
Jan 12
Tue
Jan 13
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Jan 14
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Jan 15
Fri
Jan 16
Saturday
Jan 17
Sunday
Jan 18
       
OKR 2015 (OR)
[Rockaway Beach] 19th Annual Oregon Kitemakers Retreat
January 12 - 15, 2012
         
[Treasure Island] THE 18th Annual TREASURE ISLAND SPORT KITE CHAMPIONSHIP returns to Florida in 2015 (as part of the annual Treasure Island Kite Festival). Following the successful revival of the competition in 2010, TISKC has reclaimed its prominence as one of the premier sport kite events of the year. Competitors from up and down the East Coast will gather at Treasure Island, FL during the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend January 17th-18th 2015, for two days of excellent competition with plenty of time to socialize on one of the best kite flying beaches in the country. This year, TISKC is presented by Windworks.
Join us on Saturday for kite flying demonstrations, pair & team flying exhibition, and kite flying lessons, provided by champion Eastern League Kite Flyers. On Sunday, the festival kicks into high gear with the sport kite competition, featuring a full day of dazzling aerobatic kite flying set to music, scored by judges. When the sun goes down, the event keeps on going! Join us on TI beach for giant bubbles and night kite flying (weather & wind permitting).
As with previous years, TISKC will be offering Team Multiline Precision and Ballet as disciplines! Given the growing popularity of group multiline flying and the growing experience out there, this event will be spectacular.
TISKC will also be offering a novice class competition for multi-line precision and ballet. If you haven’t participated in a multi-line competition, this is your chance!
Individual precision events for Experienced and Masters classes will be run according to program precision (formerly called league-style) rules. This format has proven to be more audience friendly and allows for a speedier running of the competition.
Of course, Monday is a holiday, so we hope you will plan on staying an extra day for recreational flying. January weather in Florida is usually ideal for kites, with mild temperatures and steady winds, so take full advantage of the opportunity to fly on the white sandy beach while many parts of the co
         
[Long Beach] Fun for all ages to come and see the Indoor Flying Competition on Martin Luther King Weekend, January 17th & 18th.
Mario Di Lucca will be this year’s featured flyer!!
Mon
Jan 19
Tue
Jan 20
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Jan 21
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Jan 22
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Jan 23
Saturday
Jan 24
Sunday
Jan 25
OKR 2015 (OR)
[Rockaway Beach] 19th Annual Oregon Kitemakers Retreat
January 12 - 15, 2012
       
[Grayland] Windriders monthly Fun Fly and Potluck dinner.
Fly at 1:00 PM at Grayland Beach Rd
Dinner at North Willapa Harbor Grange 6 or 7
Mon
Jan 26
Tue
Jan 27
Wed
Jan 28
Thu
Jan 29
Fri
Jan 30
Saturday
Jan 31
Sunday
Feb 1
           
[Denver] A Mile Hi Kite Club /RMKA meets every Sunday at approx. 10AM and we keep flying kites until mid to late afternoon.
Mon
Feb 2
Tue
Feb 3
Wed
Feb 4
Thu
Feb 5
Fri
Feb 6
Saturday
Feb 7
Sunday
Feb 8
 
[Grants Pass] Begins at 5:00 p.m. Come early to order food.
   
[Milton] Milton Indoor Kite Festival has both open and single-line indoor competitions each day, kite making for kids, workshops, and free flying time. Doors are open from 10am until 8 pm both days.
[All Cities] Universal Kite Fly
         
[Treasure Island] KiteMania- Join us for a fun, laid back weekend of kite flying!! We have kite flyers coming all over the United Sates and Canada. This event is about friends getting together and doing what they love, flying kites on Treasure Island Beach! If you love kiting, night flying, laughing, smiling, eating good food, partying, bubbling, music, this is the weekend for you!
Lets be 100% clear about this.... This is a monthly Fly X10... So many people happen to be coming to Florida in February that we invited the whole world to join us.... and we are calling it KiteMania!!! So come on down and join us for a Kite Flyers Dream Vacation..
Kitemania Auction, February 7, 2015
Kiting Tampa Bay is hosting their second kite auction to benefit the Children’s Cancer Center of Tampa. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to directly the center. We are currently looking for donations to support this event. In 2013, KTB and the kiting community raised over $5000 and we would like to top that amount this year. Please contact Kiting@tampabay.rr.com to make a donation.
           
[Longmont]
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Feb 9
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Feb 10
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Feb 11
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Feb 12
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Feb 13
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Feb 14
Sunday
Feb 15
       
[Ellicott City] Join The Maryland Kite Society for our next installment of the USA’s oldest running Annual Kite Making Retreat. Things begin on Friday night with an introduction to the projects, our presenters and other attendees. The kite making begins Saturday and runs through Monday morning. Stay tuned ot the MKS website for announcements about the Presenters, projects and supplies. www.mdkites.org
         
[Delavan] DRESS REALLY WARM because Gift of Wings is proud to announce the 2nd Annual SKY CIRCUS ON ICE, the largest and most spectacular kite festival held on ice in North America. SCOI is sponsored by GIFT OF WINGS, The City of Delavan, the Delavan Chamber of Commerce, The Kite Society of WI & IL, and Lakelawn Resort. February 14th & 15th, 2015, from 10 am until 5pm with indoor performances on Friday and Saturday nights in the GREAT KITE ROOM. This great event will take place ON THE ICE at Lakelawn Resort in the City of Delavan and it is all FREE. Featuring the most POWERFUL LINEUP OF KITE PERFORMERS IN AMERICA TODAY.
The Chicago Fire Kite Team, The Windjammers, Connor & Amy Doran, Jean & Michele Lameroux, The Canadian Dream Team of Yves Laforest, Julie Mailhot, Phillipe and Francios flying the Giant kites, Jean Lemire, Ron Despojado, David Hadzicki, Elizabeth Gordon, Josh & Zach Gordon, Ann Vondriska, Mrs Kite Lady, Donna Schenk, Jeanie Herrera, Mike Delfar, & Dan Newman. Indoor kite making & indoor kite flying, lessons by David Hadzicki of Revolution kites, and a whole lot more.
Mon
Feb 16
Tue
Feb 17
Wed
Feb 18
Thu
Feb 19
Fri
Feb 20
Saturday
Feb 21
Sunday
Feb 22
[Ellicott City] Join The Maryland Kite Society for our next installment of the USA’s oldest running Annual Kite Making Retreat. Things begin on Friday night with an introduction to the projects, our presenters and other attendees. The kite making begins Saturday and runs through Monday morning. Stay tuned ot the MKS website for announcements about the Presenters, projects and supplies. www.mdkites.org
       
[Chicago] Give a child on the autism spectrum the gift of flight and memories to last a lifetime at this annual multi-sensory live theater experience created just for children with autism and their families.
         
[Berkeley] Sport Kite teaching clinic for all levels and sport kite types. 11am - 4pm.
Mon
Feb 23
Tue
Feb 24
Wed
Feb 25
Thu
Feb 26
Fri
Feb 27
Saturday
Feb 28
Sunday
Mar 1
[Chicago] Give a child on the autism spectrum the gift of flight and memories to last a lifetime at this annual multi-sensory live theater experience created just for children with autism and their families.
         
Isla Blanca Kite Festival (Quintana Roo)
[Isla Blanca] This is a fund raising Fun event for Cancun Pro Kids. Cancun Pro kids is a orphanage for abused and abandoned children. We take them to the beach and show them how to fly a kite. They fly a kite they have made at a kite making workshop at the orphanage. The boys come one day and the girls the next. Donated kites are sold and raffled to raise money for the orphanage. Kite flyers from the US, Mexico, and other countries come and fly kites on the beach at Isla Blanca. The event is free to the public. Why not come and fly kites with us?.
           
[Denver] A Mile Hi Kite Club /RMKA meets every Sunday at approx. 10AM and we keep flying kites until mid to late afternoon.
           
[Austin] Texans celebrate the spring by flying every kind of kite imaginable and we’re doing it on Sunday March 1, 2015, in Austin, Texas. The ABC Zilker Park Kite Festival is an 86 year young single line competition. There is no admission or registration charge. The Zilker kite event typically draws a crowd well over 15,000. Everyone is welcome whether they fly their kite or just come to enjoy the hundreds of kites in the air and a great day in a beautiful park.
Competition is for single line kites but every kind of kite is welcome. Categories include largest, smallest, highest angle, steadiest, most unusual and strongest pulling. All ages are eligible to compete in categories for youth and adults. See our web page for events and rules. Trophies are awarded to first, second and third place winners. The Oldest and youngest competitors win trophies too. All kites entered must be home made.
Come on down and enjoy “Kite Day” - an event that is uniquely "Austintatious". While you are here, enjoy the SXSW music festival and other spectacular spring happenings in the “Live Music Capital of the World”. Rain date is Sunday March 8, 2015.
Mon
Mar 2
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Mar 3
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Mar 4
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Mar 5
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Mar 6
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Mar 7
Sunday
Mar 8
[Chicago] Give a child on the autism spectrum the gift of flight and memories to last a lifetime at this annual multi-sensory live theater experience created just for children with autism and their families.
 
[Garrison]
         
[Huntsville]
[Longmont]
         
[Greenfield] 10AM - 4PM Join us at Crotched Mountain Rehab Center, in Greenfield, NH, as KONE members and other New Englanders entertain and encourage clients to join us in the art and fun of indoor kite flying.
Residents with disabilities are invited to fly their own kites and experience the joy and freedom of Indoor Kite Flying!
[West Chester] PIGS Aloft monthly kite fly in front of the Voice of America Museum.
         
[Sugar Land]
 
         
[Long Beach]
Mon
Mar 9
Tue
Mar 10
Wed
Mar 11
Thu
Mar 12
Fri
Mar 13
Saturday
Mar 14
Sunday
Mar 15
         
[Berkeley] Sport Kite event for all skill levels.
 
         
[Berkeley] Sport Kite event for all skill levels.
 
         
[San Diego] Monthly kite fly.
 
         
[Dewey] City Wide Kite Festival to kick off Spring. The Dewey COOP has invited the Tulsa Wind Riders to host their First Annual Kites over Dewey. Come to downtown Dewey Oklahoma to make a kite with your loved ones and just have fun in the park. Kite making for the kids and kite flying in the park.
 
         
[San Antonio] Festival will be a family fun fly for all ages. Kite workshop for youngsters, large kite and stunt kite demonstrations
 
         
[Ireland] Kite Fling, Children’s kite contest, kite sales, history and safety class, food, music, hiking tours, Parade, flea market and much more. festival runs March 7thru 15th.
Mon
Mar 16
Tue
Mar 17
Wed
Mar 18
Thu
Mar 19
Fri
Mar 20
Saturday
Mar 21
Sunday
Mar 22
[Spartanburg] Kites made by Chuck Holmes, Bobby Stanfield, and others on display.
   
[Parkersburg] Library display. Pirate ships this year with navigational artifacts and more; added a space theme kite display also with plants and space related kites.
     
[Plainfield] Library hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm
Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 1-5pm
         
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
         
[Mineral Wells] Kite flying, children’s kite contest, kite sales, history and safety class, food, music, bouncy houses, and much more.
         
[Orlando] Kite Festival
BASKL Indoor (CA)
[Larkspur] Indoor kite competition for sport kites and single line. There will be free flying time and teaching as well. Cost $20.00
         
[Spiro] A day of family fun at the only prehistoric Native American Archaeological Site in Oklahoma open to the public. Admission is free although donations are appreciated. Donated kites will be given away throughout the day. A guided tour will take place at 2pm. Food and craft vendors will be selling goods. There will be a sand box and bubble area for young kids
 
         
[Spartanburg] Big kites, small kites, pretty kites, ugly kites, homemade kites, purchased kites, kites that fly, and kites that kids run with.
Mon
Mar 23
Tue
Mar 24
Wed
Mar 25
Thu
Mar 26
Fri
Mar 27
Saturday
Mar 28
Sunday
Mar 29
[Spartanburg] Kites made by Chuck Holmes, Bobby Stanfield, and others on display.
[Parkersburg] Library display. Pirate ships this year with navigational artifacts and more; added a space theme kite display also with plants and space related kites.
[Plainfield] Library hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm
Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 1-5pm
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
   
[Vienna] Library display. Heroes and more. Related kites.
   
[Heber] 2015 Southern California Chinese Culture and Arts Fair & International Kite Festival will open on March 25, 2015. People from Weifang and Langfang, China, will fly kites in the first international kite festival.
The Kite Festival is from March 25th to 29th. Booths are open from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM everyday. The fun time is from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM everyday as well.
Location: Imperial Regional Center
1117 Yourman Road, Heber CA 92249
Tel:1-626-340-8677
Email: idnchina@gmail.com
       
[WILLIAMSTOWN] Kite displays, and info
       
[Tulsa]
[Eureka Springs] A one day event for family fun and kiters
[Chico]
         
[Eureka Springs] The Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge hosts a large kite festival each spring to raise money for the animals they provide for. There will be a kite vendor and a raffle for kite giveaways. Live music and food vendors. Admission to the Refuge is not included in the festival. Kaleidokites in Eureka is the sponsor of the event and will be there selling kites.
 
         
Wind Fest (IL)
[Hartford] Fun flying from 10:00 - 4:00! See event link for details.
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[Spartanburg] Kites made by Chuck Holmes, Bobby Stanfield, and others on display.
[Parkersburg] Library display. Pirate ships this year with navigational artifacts and more; added a space theme kite display also with plants and space related kites.
[Plainfield] Library hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm
Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 1-5pm
[Nags Head] Fly into Spring is a two-day kite festival on the dunes of Jockey’s Ridge. We’ll be flying big display kites as well as stunt and power kites, offering lessons, and kite making for kids. This event is free to the public.
Kite Fest (KS)
[Overland Park] Come out and enjoy kite flying every Sunday in April from 12:00 to 5:00. Bring your own kites or purchase them at the Leatherwood Depot at the Arboretum. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase food and drinks at the Arboretum. Enjoy additional activities for kids and a photo booth.
       
[Cody] 12:30 - 2:30
[Glenwood] Gather up your family and friends and come to Glenwood and join us for the Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic. Usually 100+ people attend but there is plenty of space without fences to tangle your kite strings and room to park for your tailgate picnic. Admission is free and there will be a free raffle drawing for a kite at 2.30pm, so be sure to pick up your raffle ticket on arrival at the gate with the labyrinth sign. While you are here and for a completely different experience, walk one or all five of the labyrinths at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths.
TIME: 12 noon – dusk on Saturday 4th April 2015.
PLACE: Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths, 2nd house on the left after mile marker 3 on Route 159 off Hwy 180, between Glenwood and Alma.
BRING: your picnic, your kite, your laughter, your family and friends, your sunhat and something to sit on.
WE PROVIDE: Water, Kite mending supplies, and a porta-loo.
FOR PLACES TO STAY & MORE INFORMATION: http://www.wmlabyrinths.com/glenwood.shtml
Or contact Cordelia Rose 575 539-2868 or 575 313-1002. info@wmlabyrinths.com
[St. Ann’s Bay]
         
[Stephens City] A long-established, community supported, family day of kite flying! Leave your worries, bring the kids and camera. Admission is one smile per person.
The Richmond Air Force, with guests from Wings Over Washington, team with Kitebus Festivals to paint the sky with the colors of KITES! Demonstrations and music galore, with the much anticipated American Flag Ceremony. Events such as bol racing and kite buggy are subject to weather and safety conditions.
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
             
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
[Vienna] Library display. Heroes and more. Related kites.
[WILLIAMSTOWN] Kite displays, and info
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[Spartanburg] Kites made by Chuck Holmes, Bobby Stanfield, and others on display.
[Parkersburg] Library display. Pirate ships this year with navigational artifacts and more; added a space theme kite display also with plants and space related kites.
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
[Vienna] Library display. Heroes and more. Related kites.
[WILLIAMSTOWN] Kite displays, and info
[Milwaukee] The library display features books, magazines, and information about kites, kite flying and kite-making; kite art and history; and local kite clubs, resources, festivals and event schedules for 2015.
 
[ENID] EACH WEEK OF KITE MONTH, A DIFFERENT KITE WILL BE FEATURED AT THE WELCOME CENTER. EDUCATIONAL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE KITE WILL BE HANDED OUT TO VISITORS. FOR THE MONTHS OF MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, AND SEPTEMBER, A DIFFERENT KITE WILL BE FEATURED AND WILL HANG FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH. A LARGE DISPLAY OF KITES WILL HANG AT CONVENTION HALL FOR AKA CONVENTION WEEK THE LAST OF SEPTEMBER AS WELL.
 
[Corolla] Celebrating National Kite Month and Springtime! Paper kite making, flying, and enjoying many different kinds of kites!
 
[ENID] Enid Symphony Orchestra performs Gilbert & Sullivan’s PIRATES OF PENZANCE; Directed by Christianne Chase; Conducted by Doug Newell. Inside Symphony Hall - A bevy of beauties, band of orphan pirates, pirate king, two star-crossed lovers, the very model of a modern major-general, and sword fights. Outside on the roof - Pirate Kites, Pirate Ship Kites, Red Kites, Pirate Flags flying overhead.
       
[Port Allen]
         
[Titusville] This festival will promote our local economy by celebrating the Indian River and our natural resources, local food and culture, and outdoor recreation and health. It is a vehicle to promote healthy families and a healthy community by providing education and opportunity to enjoy food, fun and fitness.
- Live Music!
- Fresh Local Seafood
- Arts and Crafts
- Kayaking
- Titusville Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course
- Kite Flying
- and MORE!
         
[Bodega Bay] Fun fly. There is a park entrance fee.
[Santa Barbara] The 30th annual Santa Barbara Kite Festival lands Sunday, April 12th, 2015, from 11am-4pm in the “Great Meadow” west campus lawn at Santa Barbara City College. The festival’s bluff top lawn location overlooks the beautiful Santa Barbara harbor and breakwater, and is a perfect site for kite flying. Parking is plentiful on campus, and admission to the festival is free.
The Santa Barbara Kite Festival is a fun-filled family-style affair featuring kites (and flyers) of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Flyers of all abilities are welcome. One of the most popular events held throughout the day is the “tail chase” for children. Children in various age groups try to catch the tail of a kite as it dips and dives through the air. Prizes will be awarded in most categories. Competitions range from “kite fighting” and “sport flying” for skilled flyers, to the more accessible categories such as “most beautiful”, “highest flying”, and “largest kites”. Kites will be available for purchase at the festival. There will also be food and beverages, and a kids zone with jumpers and family info tables. For more information, log on to www.sbkitefest.com or call 805-637-6202, or 805-963-2964. Email can be sent to sbkitefest@gmail.com , or davidhefferman@hotmail.com
The “Great Meadow” (west campus lawn) is located on Santa Barbara City College’s West Campus at 971 Cliff Drive in Santa Barbara, adjacent to the college’s main campus.
April is Kite month in Santa Barbara. Thanks to a proclamation by the city’s honorable Mayor Marty Blum and the Santa Barbara City Council in 2007, the month of April is officially designated as Kite Month in the city of Santa Barbara. In addition, the Santa Barbara Kite Festival was recognized in 2007 for its annual contributions to community recreation and family fun. Mayor Marty Blum agreed to author the proclamation in coordination with National Kite Month.
         
[Vallejo] Bay breezes, grassy hills, and open fields make for ideal kite-flying conditions at the 7th annual Lynch Canyon Kite Festival on Saturday, April 11, from 11am to 4pm. Bring kites and your kin. All ages and ability levels are welcome.
[Livingston] The Knights of Columbus present The Week of the Young Child and K97.5 4th Annual “Time to Fly” Kite Festival. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 9am – 4pm at Livingston Middle School, 101 F Street Livingston, CA 95334. EVENT IS FREE to the public the first 500 KIDS get a FREE KITE. The festival will kick off THE WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD and will start with the Landing of the Merced County Sheriff’s Huey helicopter promptly at 0900 hrs. We expect a crowd of over 5000 people.
KITE ACTIVITIES: GIANT kite flying demonstrations by Brian Champie, George Halpin, Mike North, the Macias Brothers and others, kite-making workshops for all ages, kite building contests, and “The Jim Strealy Memorial Sugar-Free Candy Drop.” Presented by Winton Ireland Strom and Green Insurance Agency (This is an event where a giant Kite is flown and candy is dropped from it).
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Other activities for all to enjoy will include; the Livingston Rotary Club Pie Eating contest, Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Crafts, Kite, and informational Vendor booths, safety demonstrations from PG&E, Livingston Police, Fire, CHP, and Merced County Sheriff.
The Merced County Sheriff will be present show casing their arsenal of crime-fighting tools including their 1973 UH-1H VIETNAM-ERA HUEY Helicopter, Sheriff’s S.W.A.T. Armored Vehicle, “Bearcat,” and The Sheriff’s Water Rescue Boat. Come meet and thank some of the dedicated officers including the pilots and SWAT and Dive Operators.
ENTERTAINMENT (CULTURAL PERFORMANCES): South Pacific/Hawaiian Dance, Philippine Dance, Punjabi Dance, Kids and Adults Folkloric Dance, Aztec Dance, and Los Viejitos Dance Groups. We will also have the Livingston High School Band, Kids Ballet Groups, Kids Karate/Kickboxing Demonstrations, and many more.
KITE BUILDING PRIOR TO FESTIVAL: We will have a Kite Building Day on Friday April 10, 2015 from 10am to 3pm OPEN TO THE PUBLIC at the Livingston Community Center.
         
[San Diego] Monthly kite fly.
[Longmont]
         
[Mansfield] In recognition of National Kite Month, Mansfield State Historic Site will host a Kite Day on April 4, 2015. The flying of kites has been a great recreational activity in the United States for over 200 years, so take the time to come out to the park and take part in this great activity. Bring your own kite which you made or bought and come enjoy the open space we have to offer. Check out the National Kite Month website for ideas for your kite! http://www.nationalkitemonth.org/
[Arvada] 13th annual Arvada Kite Festival. Second year for us at Stenger soccer field. The largest and only major kite festival in the Denver metropolitan area
         
[Essex] 2nd Annual Kite Day sponsored by Cogswell’s Grant and Kite Education. Come fly with members of Kites Over New England, Noreast Kite Club, pandtkites@gmail.com, enjoy kite games, see kite creations, make your own kite, learn to fly. 10AM - 4PM
Kite Fest (KS)
[Overland Park] Come out and enjoy kite flying every Sunday in April from 12:00 to 5:00. Bring your own kites or purchase them at the Leatherwood Depot at the Arboretum. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase food and drinks at the Arboretum. Enjoy additional activities for kids and a photo booth.
         
[Bel Air] Kite fly for kids of all ages.
[West Chester] PIGS Aloft monthly kite fly in front of the Voice of America Museum.
         
[West Chester] Start the flying season early at Kites ’N MPX at Voice Of America MetroPark. Family fun fly, kids kite making, big kites, little kites, kite flying demos, kite vendor, and food. 12:00 to 5:00. $5 park entrance fee.
[Nellysford] Fun day of Family Oriented kite flying. Demonstrations of Sport Kite flying by the Richmond Air force Kite Club
         
[Okmulgee] Orange Saturday is an open house event at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. It features all the different education areas that the school provides. There are many educational booths and tons for the kids including a kite festival. The school will have kites for the kids to fly but they are limited so please bring your own if you have one. The event is free to the public and members of the Tulsa Wind Riders will be in attendance flying some show kites. Food vendors, bounce houses, fast pitch contest, face painting, and kite festival.
 
         
Hello Spring (OK)
[Oklahoma City] Say hello to spring, sunshine and welcome the breeze of the season. There will be live musical performances by Sugar Free Allstars, Spaghetti Eddie!, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma’s Academy Kids, kite demonstrations by the Tulsa Wind Riders, games, bubble activities, face painting, live animals, vendors and more. Grab your lawn chair, blanket and pack a picnic to enjoy with your family or visit the food trucks on site. Bring your own kite to fly or purchase one while you’re here. Kite Vendor will be Wings of the Wind from Wichita, Kansas. Admission to the garden is free.
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[Spartanburg] Kites made by Chuck Holmes, Bobby Stanfield, and others on display.
[Lahaina] Kite fighting demonstrations by Kite Masters Robert and Barbara Loera. Sportkite demonstrations by Master Flyer Scott Augenbaugh
[Santa Maria] A full day of kite flying, music, food, tail chases, bol runs and a raffle!
 
[Roslindale] 9AM - 2PM 2nd and 3rd grade students will enjoy kite demonstration, indoor kite making and flying.
Students will be encouraged to take the phrase "I CAN’T" out of their vocabulary as they find that they too can FLY!
[Hanscom AFB, MA 01731] 9AM - 2PM 2nd grade students will enjoy kite demonstration, indoor kite making, decorating and flying their kites. Students will be encouraged to take the phrase "I CAN’T" out of their vocabulary as they find that they too can FLY!
 
[Ballwin] Indoor fly! The event will be 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
[Des Moines] During Money Smart Week, several Iowa communities will host kite making workshops at their public libraries and some will also have a kite flying event.
       
[Snyder] This is an open kite fly day for Snyder Intermediate School. Professional Kite Flying demonstrations will be performed by Troy Gunn, from Wichita Falls, TX, at 1pm to 3pm.
[Dedham] Kite Mania North “Windless Edition” 2015 is a two day retreat for kite fliers featuring Kite Making, Indoor Kite Flying and ending with an Indoor Kite Competition. Our featured presenters are: International kite makers, Fred and Donna Taylor from Port Colborne, Canada, Glenn Davison from Tewksbury, MA, Pauly Berard of Woonsocket, RI, and Internationally renowned Quad Line Champion and performer, Scott Weider. All this will be preceded by a sewing machine “Tune Up” clinic presented by Joe “T” Tricarico of Providence, RI.
         
[Dedham]
KITEMANIA NORTH_
“WINDLESS” EDITION
2015
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
APRIL 18 & 19, 2015

KITE & GROUND DISPLAY CLINICS
INDOOR KITE MAKING CLINICS
LEARN TO FLY INDOORS CLINIC
SEWING MACHINE TUNING CLINIC
INDOOR KITE COMPETITION

Kite Mania North “Windless Edition” 2015 is a two day retreat for kite fliers featuring Kite Making, Indoor Kite Flying and ending with an Indoor Kite Competition. Our featured presenters are: International kite makers, Fred and Donna Taylor from Port Colborne, Canada, Glenn Davison from Tewksbury, MA, Pauly Berard of Woonsocket, RI, and Internationally renowned Quad Line Champion and performer, Scott Weider. All this will be preceded by a sewing machine “Tune Up” clinic presented by Joe “T” Tricarico of Providence, RI.

We will be meeting at: Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, (MBACC), 123 High Street Dedham, MA 02026.

Sewing Machine Clinic with Joe “T” Saturday 11:00 – 1:00PM
Joe Tricarico, sewing machine “expert” will present “getting the most out of your sewing machine!” Joe “T” is the proprietor of Spirito Sewing Center in Providence, RI. He will assist you in tuning your machine to successfully complete this project. Joe has been a “life saver” for many who have neglected their machines. Thanks Joe for your continued support! www.spiritisewingcenter.com

Make a “Syllabub Sea” Ground Display with Fred and Donna Taylor.
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00PM
Fred and Donna Taylor are internationally renowned kite makers who have traveled world wide sharing their amazing ground displays, kites and many other flying objects. The Taylors will supply all kite building materials. A $30.00 materials fee will apply. Bring your own sewing machine with straight edge rulers, thread, scissors, and extension cord. www.kytcrzy.com

Indoor Miniature Kite Making Clinic
11:00PM – 12:30PM Sunday April 19
Presented by internationally known kite maker, Glenn Davison.
         
[Edwardsville] National Kite Month is a not-for-profit venture co-founded by the American Kitefliers Association and the Kite Trade Association International. Kite events around the world help introduce people to the fun of kite flying, the rich history of kites, the stunning artistry of kitemakers, and how kites can be used as educational tools. Edwardsville Township is hosting its first Family Kite Fly. The free event will include a kite flying stunt show by 180 GO!, a dynamic kite performance team out of Chicago.
[Los Angeles] Free, family-friendly community event open to all and held on the beautiful breezy hilltops of Ascot Hills Park. Amazing views of downtown Los Angeles and the surrounding southland. Free kites for kids while they last.
         
[Madison] Time: 10a-4p
A kite making workshop will start things off, appropriate for kids ages 1 to 101, at the Nature Center from 10am-12pm.
After lunch, fly the newly-made kites from 1-4 pm at the picnic/play area just inside the State Road 62 entrance.
Kite Fest (KS)
[Overland Park] Come out and enjoy kite flying every Sunday in April from 12:00 to 5:00. Bring your own kites or purchase them at the Leatherwood Depot at the Arboretum. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase food and drinks at the Arboretum. Enjoy additional activities for kids and a photo booth.
         
[Leoti] Wind and Wheels Festival @ Wichita County High School Football Field
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let the Kansas wind fill your sail and steer you to Leoti for a fun filled day celebrating the wind! Mark your calendars for April 19 for a whole day of celebrating wind!
Are you a car enthusiast? A crafty kid? Do you dream of flying?
Come spend a day with us celebrating wind and the many fun things you can do when it’s howling outside your door.
The day will kick off with the AIM Committee’s Annual 5K to raise funds for a new high school track. Kite demonstrations and open kite flying will be going on all day. Feel free to bring your own or build your own on site! Radio Control planes will be showing and taking flight if the weather is just right. Join us to check out hot rods and classic cars for the wheels portion of our event!
There will be fun things to see and do for people of all ages! All events will be at the Wichita County High School Field!
[Mullica Hill] SJKF will be building kite with Children from 2pm till 3:00pm
         
[Lee’s Summit] MCC-Longview Flights of Fancy features dazzling mega kite displays by the Kansas City Kite Club on the picturesque lawn of the MCC-Longview campus. It is the only event of its kind in the region. Throughout Kansas City, individuals and families alike are making MCC-Longview Flights of Fancy a definite on their spring calendar.
[Maryville]
         
[Flat Rock] Fickle though it can be weather-wise, April brings wonderful breezes to fly kites by. Kids who grew up before the Space Age built their own out of newspaper, sticks and string. Those who came up later begged their parents to buy paper (then plastic) models at the hardware and supermarket.Now you can find them at toy and children’s stores. And on the Internet, there are sites for kite superheroes who fight them and send them screaming through the sky. This Saturday, April 18 from 12:30 -3:30PM is the annual "Mighty Kite Flight". It is sponsored by Narnia Studios in Hendersonville in conjunction with the national celebration of National Kite Month. Hundreds of kite festivals are held throughout the country in the month of April, according to the Web site, www.nationalkitemonth.org.“The yearly spring event is a favorite of the young and the young at heart,” organizer Barbara Hughes said. “More and more kite enthusiasts of all ages come out each year. Last year, our youngest was in diapers and our oldest flyer was 87. Many are first time flyers as well.” Many of the more seasoned flyers bring unusual and complex kites. Spectators and participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. “Just a warning — plan to spend the entire day,” Hughes said, “because kite-flying is very addictive.”Free kites for the first 20 kids accompanied by an adult!
 
[Parkersburg] Library display. Pirate ships this year with navigational artifacts and more; added a space theme kite display also with plants and space related kites.
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
[Vienna] Library display. Heroes and more. Related kites.
[WILLIAMSTOWN] Kite displays, and info
[Milwaukee] The library display features books, magazines, and information about kites, kite flying and kite-making; kite art and history; and local kite clubs, resources, festivals and event schedules for 2015.
[ENID] EACH WEEK OF KITE MONTH, A DIFFERENT KITE WILL BE FEATURED AT THE WELCOME CENTER. EDUCATIONAL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE KITE WILL BE HANDED OUT TO VISITORS. FOR THE MONTHS OF MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, AND SEPTEMBER, A DIFFERENT KITE WILL BE FEATURED AND WILL HANG FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH. A LARGE DISPLAY OF KITES WILL HANG AT CONVENTION HALL FOR AKA CONVENTION WEEK THE LAST OF SEPTEMBER AS WELL.
         
[Glassboro] SJKF will be building kite with Children from 10 am till 1:30pm
 
         
[Tulsa] This will be the third year for Kites in the Garden! This year, we will be celebrating the groundbreaking of the Children’s Garden. Join us as we celebrate groundbreaking for our Children’s Discovery Garden! The groundbreaking ceremony will be at 11 a.m., but we’ll have activities throughout the day!
Tulsa Wind Riders will be at the Garden from 10 to 4 flying their amazing kites and visitors can bring their own or make and decorate one to fly ($3 donation for materials). See plans of the Children’s Discovery Garden, kids can make Spring Giant masks. We’re excited to have Tulsa Girls Art School as special guests, plain air painting around the lake.
For more information, call 918-289-0330.
 
         
Fun Kite Fly (PA)
[Glen Rock] This is a fun kite fly highly visible along the very scenic part of I-83. It’s at an Amish and Farmers market which is open until 4 pm on April 18th.
 
         
[Nacogdoches] This is fun for the whole family! Mega kites will be on display as well as a large area for family kite flying! Food vendors, music, bounce houses, a rock wall, and much more make for a lot of great fun! The A.L. Mangham Regional Airport will have planes on display for their annual Open House as well! Admission is free!
 
         
[Salem] Family fun event. Food and craft vendors.
Free kites and t-shirts for children while supply lasts.
 
         
[Moundsville] Kite flying, children’s kite contest, kite sales, history and safety class, food, music, bouncy houses, and much more.
 
         
[Wellsburg] Kite flying, children’s kite contest, kite sales, history and safety class, food, music, bouncy houses, and much more. Astronomy viewing that evening starting at 7pm.
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[Parkersburg] Library display. Pirate ships this year with navigational artifacts and more; added a space theme kite display also with plants and space related kites.
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
[Vienna] Library display. Heroes and more. Related kites.
[WILLIAMSTOWN] Kite displays, and info
[Milwaukee] The library display features books, magazines, and information about kites, kite flying and kite-making; kite art and history; and local kite clubs, resources, festivals and event schedules for 2015.
[ENID] EACH WEEK OF KITE MONTH, A DIFFERENT KITE WILL BE FEATURED AT THE WELCOME CENTER. EDUCATIONAL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE KITE WILL BE HANDED OUT TO VISITORS. FOR THE MONTHS OF MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, AND SEPTEMBER, A DIFFERENT KITE WILL BE FEATURED AND WILL HANG FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH. A LARGE DISPLAY OF KITES WILL HANG AT CONVENTION HALL FOR AKA CONVENTION WEEK THE LAST OF SEPTEMBER AS WELL.
[Des Moines] During Money Smart Week, several Iowa communities will host kite making workshops at their public libraries and some will also have a kite flying event.
Kite Fest (KS)
[Overland Park] Come out and enjoy kite flying every Sunday in April from 12:00 to 5:00. Bring your own kites or purchase them at the Leatherwood Depot at the Arboretum. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase food and drinks at the Arboretum. Enjoy additional activities for kids and a photo booth.
       
[San Diego] Indoor Fly 7:30 - 9:30pm
$10 fee
[Morro Bay] This is the 9th Annual Morro Bay Kite Fest.
The first 500 kids on Saturday will get a free Frustrationless Flyer compliments of Central Coast Funds for Children. There will be a candy drop and kite demos all day Saturday and Sunday.
         
[Ocean City] The Maryland International Kite Exposition will feature three fun filled days of kite flying on the beautiful beaches of Ocean City, Maryland. Throughout the festival, there will be exhibitions and demonstrations including stunt and power kite lessons, free children’s games and activities, and much more!
The festival will showcase some of the best kite flyers from around the world. Kites of all shapes and sizes will be on display including some massive character and theme based kites.
The festival also includes the Mid-Atlantic Sport Kite Championships, a kite flying competition held under the guidelines of the AKA and Eastern League Sport Kite Association. Kite flyers compete in precision kite flying events as well as kite ballet, with the movement of the kite synchronized to a musical performance.
On behalf of The Kite Loft and The Town of Ocean City, we welcome everyone to join in the festivities. Bring your family for several days of good old fashion kite flying. Remember when we say "Go Fly a Kite", we mean it.
         
[Wheat Ridge] Second annual kite festival for the Denver suburb of Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Kids contests, BOL races.
[Voorhees] This is a kite fly that is open to the public, SJKF will be setting up banners and flying kites. Time is 1-4pm
         
[Orlando] April 25 is World Penguin Day
What could possibly top that? hard to say but the Central Florida Kite Club is giving it a shot. On this most prestigious day at 10:00am (kiter time), our little colony is building kites and doing some indoor flying. We will be meeting at the Salvation Army in Orlando to build a facet kite (and the bag to store it in), cost is a mere $25 to cover all material, all you need to bring is a sewing machine and willingness to have a great time (if you don’t have machine let us know we should be able to find one for you to borrow). April 15 is the deadline to contact Pat Mozier to reserve your kit. Those not interested in building are still invited to come and enjoy the fly.
World Penguin Day is gonna be hard to beat but this should have a real good chance - see you there.
[Bern Township] Sunday, April 26, 2015, from 12-5 pm
Watch exciting demonstration by our hosts the Sky Pilots Kite Club and other experienced kiters as they show off their skills and kite creations. Throughout the day, they will demonstrate different types of kites in the air and on the ground.

Children of all ages can join in the fun as they learn to make their very own kite and decorate it in the Sled Kite Workshop held throughout the day. Later on, they may fly their kite in the Sled Kite Contests to win a prize! Sled Kite contest divisions include: "Most Colorful", "Funniest", "Most Imaginative", "Highest Flying" and "Best Overall".

Kite contest registration begins at 12:00 p.m. and contest judging begins at 2:30 p.m. The Newspaper Kite Division is a contest in which eligible entries are made almost entirely of newspaper. Kites must be made from newspaper and must be able to fly. We look forward to seeing what shapes & sizes will appear in the sky this year!
Kites, banners and more will line the Main/Contest Field (lighted soccer field) and will be judged before the end of the day. Professional kiters are encouraged to bring their homemade kites an enter them in the afternoon contest, for the following divisions. Adult and Youth: Cellular/Dimensional; Stunt/Multiple Line; Flat/Bowed/Delta; Soft/Semi Rigged
         
[Cumming] Spring is coming. That means fresh air, warmer weather, and flowers blooming at every corner. That means getting out of the house to spend time together. Put down your smartphones, step away from the computers and televisions, and escape to the country to reconnect to one another. That’s the idea behind the Kite Flying Family Fun Day
-It’s time to feel like a kid again and reconnect with your family!
Kite flying is FREE with fun park admission ($5 adults and $8 kids). We will be flying kites and having picnics in the pasture. Our "hay" rides will depart about every 30 minutes to shuttle people to and from the pasture. Families are welcome to bring blankets and chairs and enjoy the fresh air and quality family time!
What should you bring?
-Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, and a picnic (or buy from the concession stand).
-Bring your kites, or pinwheels.
Don’t forget your camera to capture the wonderful memories!
[Emu Park] Festival of the Wind is run by Emu Park Lions as a free community event for families where everyone from 4-70 can fly kites on a beautiful beach situated on the tropical east coast of Australia. Experienced kite flyers from around Australia attend and display their skills with spectacular kites. The festival is run in conjunction with monster markets, fun rides, kite making and castle building for the children, a rokkaku competition and plenty of different foods. The sandcastle competition this year was won by an Israeli family in Australia for a holiday.
         
[Rigby] This will be a Fun Fly for all ages. There will be big kites on display,small kites for anyone to build for free, Bol races and many other fun things going on. Starts at 1Pm ends at 5:30 pm
 
[Voorhees] SJKF will be building kite with Children from Voorhees Middle School, this is a closed event
       
[Shipshewana] Time: 11am - 3pm
Kite demos provided by various Midwest flyers & teams; candy drop; kite making workshop for kids; dual-line learn-to-fly field; vendor booths.
 
[Mechanicville] The event starts at 6PM. A kite workshop for kids, led by AKA & NYKE member Phil Dixon, who has been flying kites since the early 70’s. Different kinds of kites will be displayed and a short talk will be presented. The kids will make their own kite to take home.
Sign-up sheet available at the library. Space is limited.
       
[Jefferson City] Bring the family and enjoy a fun filled day at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairground. Learn about the history of kites and have the children make kites in the free kite building workshops (materials provided). You can bring your own kites too.
 
         
[Albuquerque] More than 3000 people will attend the 2015 Alta Mira KiteFest, the signature fund and brand raising event for people living with disabilities. KiteFest is a family friendly unique way to support people living with disabilities to help them optimize their quality of life. To learn more about Alta Mira & KiteFest visit: www.AltaMiraNM.org
 
         
[Hermitage] Community Kite Flying Day
 
         
[Wellsburg]
Mon
27
Tue
28
Wed
29
Thu
30
Fri
May 1
Saturday
May 2
Sunday
May 3
[Parkersburg] Library display. Pirate ships this year with navigational artifacts and more; added a space theme kite display also with plants and space related kites.
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
[Vienna] Library display. Heroes and more. Related kites.
[WILLIAMSTOWN] Kite displays, and info
[Milwaukee] The library display features books, magazines, and information about kites, kite flying and kite-making; kite art and history; and local kite clubs, resources, festivals and event schedules for 2015.
[ENID] EACH WEEK OF KITE MONTH, A DIFFERENT KITE WILL BE FEATURED AT THE WELCOME CENTER. EDUCATIONAL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE KITE WILL BE HANDED OUT TO VISITORS. FOR THE MONTHS OF MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, AND SEPTEMBER, A DIFFERENT KITE WILL BE FEATURED AND WILL HANG FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH. A LARGE DISPLAY OF KITES WILL HANG AT CONVENTION HALL FOR AKA CONVENTION WEEK THE LAST OF SEPTEMBER AS WELL.
[Dighton] 9AM - 2PM 2nd grade students will enjoy kite demonstration, indoor kite making, decorating and flying their kites. Students will be encouraged to take the phrase "I CAN’T" out of their vocabulary as they find that they too can FLY!
[Lincoln] 9AM - 2PM 4-5th grade students will enjoy kite demonstration, indoor kite making, decorating and flying their kites. Students will be encouraged to take the phrase "I CAN’T" out of their vocabulary as they find that they too can FLY!
   
[Va Beach] You are invited to the 11th Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival
In Virginia Beach and Portsmouth, VA
May 1 – 3, 2015
Wow kite flyers it’s almost time for the 11th Atlantic Coast Kite Festival this year in Virginia Beach and Portsmouth, VA. We open the kite festival with a get together at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center with live music, drinks and food not just for the kite festival attendees but open to the public. From there we work our way into fun for the whole weekend. This year, we again have a limited amount of hotel rooms for kite fliers and volunteers. Almost all meals are provided for flyers during the festivals with additional festivities Friday and Saturday nights. We also offer gas money to some coming in from far away. So, pack a car full of fliers, kites, volunteers and enthusiasts and join us.
Please spread this email around. I am sure I forgot someone or somebody, please forgive me and email me so I can add your name to the list.
Thank you to the previous sponsors of our kite festival: Beach Events (Mike Hilton), Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center (Gayle Paul), Kitty Hawk Kites (John Harris) and Jackite, Inc.
And thank you to the local kite flyers and their clubs. Thank you for the supports! We appreciate all of you and your efforts!
Let me know soon if you can attend before February 22 by email: acfk12@gmail.com
Thank you,
Christopher Stankus
Jackite, Inc.
757-426-5359 x113
acfk12@gmail.com
       
[ENID]
Kite Day (NJ)
[Princeton]
         
[Bodega Bay] this is the 11th annual kite festival in Bodega Bay, co-sponsored by Second Wind, Bodega Bay & the Sonoma County Parks Department! There will be free kite repairs by The Kite Doc (KTAI President Elaine Leitner) and free dual and quad line stunt kite lessons, single line kite flying & sand castles that will knock your socks off!!!! Bring us your old kites to repair and let us help you get them airborne again! Aerial displays courtesy of the Second Wind Kite Team and the Show Kites Aerial display team of The Flying Robinsons! Come visit with and learn from Capt. Carrie & Capt. Rob & Kite King John! It’s high flying fun for everyone! If you have any questions, you can call Second Wind at 707-875-WIND(9463) or email us at info@secondwindfun.com You can also contact the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department at 707-565-2041
[Denver] A Mile Hi Kite Club /RMKA meets every Sunday at approx. 10AM and we keep flying kites until mid to late afternoon.
         
KOG Festival (IA)
[Johnston] Kites on the Green is coming back for a second year! The 2015 kite festival will have even longer hours and more opportunities for family-friendly fun. Join us on Saturday, May 2 from 10 am to 8 pm in Johnston Commons, the grassy area near the Johnston Public Library. This free, public event will feature giant show kite displays, kite contests for people of all ages and abilities, celebrity bol races, kite building, live music and delicious food.
Kites On The Green is the brainchild of Mayor Paula Dierenfeld who loved attending her hometown’s kite festival as a child. “One of my fondest childhood memories was seeing hundreds of colorful kites fly over the golf course in the small rural town in which I grew up. Kites On The Green is a wonderful opportunity for central Iowans to come together for a family-friendly festival as beautiful colors fill the Johnston sky,” Dierenfeld said.
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
         
[Wheaton] NOW GO FLY A KITE! The Wheaton Park District, Gift of Wings, and the Kite Society of WI & IL are proud to present the 7th Annual Wheaton "GO FLY A KITE" Kite Festival as part of the Tour de Kites. This event is planned for Saturday, MAY 2, 2015 in Graf Park from 10:00 am until 2:15 pm. In April, 2010, in conjunction with Wheaton’s annual Celebration, Wheaton residents attempted to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most kites flown simultaneously (967 kites). We had over 1,100 notarized registrants that day, and launched over 900 kites all at the same time. The families that came out for the event had a great time, so we are ready to “give it another try.” Flying for the 6th time, The World renowned Chicago Fire Kite Team, Dan Newman, Mike Delfar, O2, and Fire and Ice, and Elizabeth Gordon. The Wheaton Eye Clinic Kids Mad Dash will take place at 1:00pm and the Candy drop will take place between shows. Check this out! The Grand Launch will take place at 11:00. Gift of Wings will be selling kites at the park. For more information, contact Scott Fisher at 414-305-3145 or Kristina Nemetz.
 
         
The Toney (IN)
[Muncie] Time: 10a-4p
"The Toney" is one of the oldest events for the HKS. Come fly at the one of the best venues in the state -- the Academy of Model Aeronautics, known as the AMA. There will be a kite-making workshop for children ages 3-103. A members’ meeting will be held after the flying has finished to elect club officers and discuss club business. The club will also provide a meal for current club members.
https://youtu.be/S5Ndl92OsXE
 
         
[Minot]
 
         
[Yonkers] 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
         
[Philadelphia] This is a kite fly that is open to the public, SJKF will be setting up banners and flying kites. Time is noon till 5pm
 
         
KDIP 2015 (PA)
[Easton] Please come join us for an event a quarter century in the making! The 25th Annual Kite Day In The Park at Louise Moore Park in Easton, PA. Event starts at 10:00am and ends at 4:00pm. Sure to be a day full of flying, food & FUN for all ages! Free Kids Kitebuilding for the first 100 kids!
 
         
[The Colony] Join The Tribute and the city of The Colony for this brand new event featuring all things flight related! Bring a kite to fly (or receive one for free, while supplies last), pinwheel craft project, paper airplane contests, raptor bird show, floating lantern release, food trucks, music, face painting and more! Plus, bring your chairs and blankets for an aerial event featuring stunt aircraft and an outdoor screening of the movie "UP" at the end of the evening.
Mon
May 4
Tue
May 5
Wed
May 6
Thu
May 7
Fri
May 8
Saturday
May 9
Sunday
May 10
[Parkersburg] Library display. Pirate ships this year with navigational artifacts and more; added a space theme kite display also with plants and space related kites.
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
[Vienna] Library display. Heroes and more. Related kites.
[WILLIAMSTOWN] Kite displays, and info
[Milwaukee] The library display features books, magazines, and information about kites, kite flying and kite-making; kite art and history; and local kite clubs, resources, festivals and event schedules for 2015.
     
[Tulsa] The 23rd Annual Tulsa Wind Riders Festival of Kites is a long time tradition of Oklahoma Kitefliers. Hundreds will be in attendance for the two day event over Mothers Day Weekend. There will be kite making for the kids, a silent auction, kite and food vendors, a candy drop, and buggy demonstrations.
       
[San Diego] Indoor Fly 7:30-9:30
$10 fee
[San Diego] Monthly kite fly.
[Longmont]
         
[Fair Oaks] Time: TBA
This is a new event for Indiana & the Midwest. Demo flying, kite vendor, show kites are scheduled to appear. For more info: http://fofarms.com/blog/
[Kendallville] Kite fly and kite building workshop for ages 1 to 101.
         
[Pittsville] A real small town fun fly.
[West Chester] PIGS Aloft monthly kite fly in front of the Voice of America Museum.
             
[ENID] EACH WEEK OF KITE MONTH, A DIFFERENT KITE WILL BE FEATURED AT THE WELCOME CENTER. EDUCATIONAL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE KITE WILL BE HANDED OUT TO VISITORS. FOR THE MONTHS OF MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, AND SEPTEMBER, A DIFFERENT KITE WILL BE FEATURED AND WILL HANG FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH. A LARGE DISPLAY OF KITES WILL HANG AT CONVENTION HALL FOR AKA CONVENTION WEEK THE LAST OF SEPTEMBER AS WELL.
   
[Lynn]
Mon
May 11
Tue
May 12
Wed
May 13
Thu
May 14
Fri
May 15
Saturday
May 16
Sunday
May 17
[Parkersburg] Library display. Pirate ships this year with navigational artifacts and more; added a space theme kite display also with plants and space related kites.
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
[Vienna] Library display. Heroes and more. Related kites.
[WILLIAMSTOWN] Kite displays, and info
       
[Long Beach] Annual Wind and Wave Festival -Long Beach, Mississippi. Live music, art and craft vendors, kite flying, night flying, kite surfing and all things beachy.
         
[Sunnyvale] Sport kite competition for all skill levels.
[Fort Collins] Here is the scoop. I just got official word from my inside sources at city of Fort Collins. The date for the 2015 Kites In The Park Festival is Sunday May 17. We are going to have twice as much fun this year because of last years weather cancellation. If the winds are as bad this time we are going to put kite bridles on the Porta Johns and fly them.
I will be consulting with the various weather genies to make sure they give us perfect weather this year.
Please set the 17th of May aside for a fun day at Spring Canyon Park. We are expecting our big kites by Bob Matteo, Mix McGraw flying big kites, and good participation from the Mile Hi Kite Club showing off their collection of kites. We also have ready about 2000 kites to give away.
So lets go fly a kite
         
[Derby] Join us for a fun afternoon of kite flying! Don’t miss this opportunity to build your own kite and have a fun filled afternoon with your family. Don’t miss out on the ever fun candy drop, show kites, and kite vendors. We have bounce houses, a face painter, and, even, food vendors to make your experience fun. May 16 from 1-4pm.
Oregon Fest (OH)
[Oregon] Located near the lake, there is wind almost all the time. Activities include fun fly and fun for everyone.
Friends and neighbors gather on Dustin Road beginning at noon for six hours of activities, entertainment and food. Most activities are free including parking and admission.
Oregon Fest has expanded to include pre-fest contests such as the “Distinctly My Oregon” photo contest and the “Peoples’ Choice – Best of Oregon” balloting. A “Give and Take Plant Exchange” on Saturday morning the day before, and an early Sunday morning 5K race round out the activities until the boom of the cannon opens the official Oregon Fest celebration.
Come early and stay late! Walk down Dustin Road, rain or shine, for lots of things to do. Thrill the children on amusement rides and let them get creative at the Art Tent with a variety of free projects to make.
         
[Dallas] This event has developed into one of the largest kite festivals in the region, organized by the Trinity Commons Foundation of Dallas, Texas. A lot of dedicated kiters from many states and a few international kite flyers attend this festival. A lot of food and craft vendors, kite sale vendors, live entertainment stage, a lot of spectators. See TKO Sport Kite Team perform and watch the huge kites of Gayle Woodul’s Gayle Force Kite Team. Dallas Area Kite Organization (DAKO) will fly dozens of kites of all shapes & sizes. This event is open to all kite flyers.
Mon
May 18
Tue
May 19
Wed
May 20
Thu
May 21
Fri
May 22
Saturday
May 23
Sunday
May 24
[Parkersburg] Library display. Pirate ships this year with navigational artifacts and more; added a space theme kite display also with plants and space related kites.
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
[Vienna] Library display. Heroes and more. Related kites.
[WILLIAMSTOWN] Kite displays, and info
       
[Wildwood] On the beach between E Hand Ave and E Burk Ave and the Wildwoods Convention Center, the 30th annual Wildwoods International Kite Festival begins on Friday at noon with the Unlocking of the Ocean ceremony outside of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Festivities following include opening of the Kite Sales Tent, Friday Night Social via the local South Jersey Kite Flyers Club (all-you-can-eat buffet for $10 per person), and the 9:00pm Illuminated Night Kite Fly. Saturday and Sunday include the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships, sport kite demo’s, team flying, kite workshops and family games. Monday features the World Indoor Kite Competition inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. FREE to spectators. Visit www.SkyFestivals.com (a downloadable registration form includes many of the events activities and info and can be found on the "Events" page) or call 732 822-4884.
       
[Rockaway Beach] Sanctioned by the American Kitefliers Association, the annual Rockaway Beach Kite Festival features professional and amateur kite fliers at the new Ocean’s Edge Wayside. The American Kitefliers Association is the largest organized group of kiters in the world and travels all over to spread the joy of kiting to people of all ages and skills. The event offers contests in a friendly, unofficial environment. Participants can compete to win awards for having the nicest kite, the kite that drags on the ground the longest before becoming airborne, and many other events. Children can join in the fun as they build and learn to fly small kites during special classes.Anyone who wants to bring their own kite to fly is welcome and encouraged to do so. The Rockaway Beach Kite Festival also features live music, kite exhibitions, an array of vendors, and tasty meals all weekend. Come hungry, and bring a camera to photograph the beautiful kites that will grace the skies along the beach at the Ocean’s Edge Wayside.
         
Sky Fest (ND)
[Garrison] Carrying on a 23 year tradition of kite flying at the fort, Sky Fest provides a family fun venue for guest flyers from around the region and locals as well. Prairie Wind Kite Company will be the vendor and concessions are available on site. Bring your kite, lawnchair and smile and come and join us!
         
Sky Fest (ND)
[Garrison] Carrying on a 23 year tradition of kite flying at the fort, Sky Fest provides a family fun venue for guest flyers from around the region and locals as well. Prairie Wind Kite Company will be the vendor and concessions are available on site. Bring your kite, lawnchair and smile and come and join us!
         
[Ulverstone] Kite Flyers of Tasmania Inc invites all whom are able to make it down under to our Annual Kite Workshop Weekend. This year, we are excited to announce the theme of ’Creative Kite Making’ with Istvan Bodoczky. The workshop should be an amazing one as we are bringing Istvan Bodoczky all the way from Hungary for this special event. Istvan is an expert on asymmetric kites!! During the workshop, we will examine the different aspects of kiting where creativity plays a role. And this is far beyond just doing original designs, new shapes, structures or patterns! Adaptations or “rephraseings” of old, well known models, experimenting with new materials, improvising (which we often do on the kiting field) or taking the challenges of flying found materials all call for our inventiveness. This workshop does not need special skills; it is for both novice or experienced kite-makers. The purpose of the workshop is not necessarily producing a new kite but to stir up creativity inherent in everyone. During this workshop participants may work alone, in pairs or in groups on different suggested challenges. We use simple materials like paper and bamboo and anything inexpensive, “local materials” as these ensure enough freedom for experiments to start with.
         
[Milwaukee] LIVE ON THE INTERNET ON THIS WEB SITE!! The 28th Annual Maggiano’s FAMILY KITE FESTIVAL, presented by Renewal By Anerson & Cedar Crest Ice Cream is scheduled for Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday 24th 2015, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. NOW 2 days long! Sponsored by Trending Radio 93.3, FM 102/1 and 1290am The Party, Gift of Wings, and the Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois. Featured performers include Chicago Fire, The Windjammers, Josh and Zach Gordon, Dan Newman, Paul Koepke, Mike Delfar, Mrs Kite Lady Donna Schenk, and the Giant Kites of Yves Laforest and Julie from Montreal, and Jean Lemire. You don’t want to miss this folks! The Maggiano’s Family Kite Festival will be held in Veterans Park from 10 am until 6 pm on Saturday and 10 am until 5 pm on Sunday. The festival is free with plenty of free parking. The Fast Track Oil Centers Grand Launch of 500 kites will take place at noon. The Kids Mad Dash will take place at around 2:00 pm. Rhonda Begos will sing the National Anthem. This event will be shown live on the Internet! Kites and food will be sold at the festival. Kick off your Spring with the Maggiano’s Little Italy FAMILY KITE FESTIVAL!
           
[San Ramon] The San Ramon Art & Wind Festival will feature 200 arts & crafts booths juried by California Artists featuring a wide range of artwork including paintings, sculpture, woodwork, toys, jewelry, hand painted clothing, stained glass, music, photography and more.
Kites are one of the main attractions of the event. There will be kite flying demonstrations throughout both days by professionals from all over the country and China, free kite making workshops for youth, and lots of kites to buy. After purchasing or making your own kite, spend some time enjoying the beautiful San Ramon Central Park and perfect conditions to practice flying a kite.
Mon
May 25
Tue
May 26
Wed
May 27
Thu
May 28
Fri
May 29
Saturday
May 30
Sunday
May 31
[Parkersburg] Library display. Pirate ships this year with navigational artifacts and more; added a space theme kite display also with plants and space related kites.
 
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
[Vienna] Library display. Heroes and more. Related kites.
 
[WILLIAMSTOWN] Kite displays, and info
[Wildwood] On the beach between E Hand Ave and E Burk Ave and the Wildwoods Convention Center, the 30th annual Wildwoods International Kite Festival begins on Friday at noon with the Unlocking of the Ocean ceremony outside of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Festivities following include opening of the Kite Sales Tent, Friday Night Social via the local South Jersey Kite Flyers Club (all-you-can-eat buffet for $10 per person), and the 9:00pm Illuminated Night Kite Fly. Saturday and Sunday include the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships, sport kite demo’s, team flying, kite workshops and family games. Monday features the World Indoor Kite Competition inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. FREE to spectators. Visit www.SkyFestivals.com (a downloadable registration form includes many of the events activities and info and can be found on the "Events" page) or call 732 822-4884.
     
[Junction]
         
[St. Thomas] This is the 24th annual Strawberry Fields Kite Festival, a large fun fly without planned flying events, other than a mass ascension at the official beginning of each day. This takes place on the largest flying field in southern Ontario, a beautifully mowed lawn. We have fun activities for children, a face painting and kite making booths, food drinks, cotton candy, and popcorn. Come join most of the kite clubs in southern Ontario for a fun family day.
         
[San Francisco] Sport kite competition for all skill levels.
 
[Rockaway Beach] Sanctioned by the American Kitefliers Association, the annual Rockaway Beach Kite Festival features professional and amateur kite fliers at the new Ocean’s Edge Wayside. The American Kitefliers Association is the largest organized group of kiters in the world and travels all over to spread the joy of kiting to people of all ages and skills. The event offers contests in a friendly, unofficial environment. Participants can compete to win awards for having the nicest kite, the kite that drags on the ground the longest before becoming airborne, and many other events. Children can join in the fun as they build and learn to fly small kites during special classes.Anyone who wants to bring their own kite to fly is welcome and encouraged to do so. The Rockaway Beach Kite Festival also features live music, kite exhibitions, an array of vendors, and tasty meals all weekend. Come hungry, and bring a camera to photograph the beautiful kites that will grace the skies along the beach at the Ocean’s Edge Wayside.
       
[East Tawas] This is a FREE family event. We have kite making for the kids, candy drops for the kids, tons of prizes and kites galore. There will be kites of all sizes and shapes from little tiny to giants flying. Plus, lots of stunt kites with demonstrations throughout the day. If you don’t feel like flying a kite just come out and enjoy the beauty of all the kites in the sky.
 
Sky Fest (ND)
[Garrison] Carrying on a 23 year tradition of kite flying at the fort, Sky Fest provides a family fun venue for guest flyers from around the region and locals as well. Prairie Wind Kite Company will be the vendor and concessions are available on site. Bring your kite, lawnchair and smile and come and join us!
           
Sky Fest (ND)
[Garrison] Carrying on a 23 year tradition of kite flying at the fort, Sky Fest provides a family fun venue for guest flyers from around the region and locals as well. Prairie Wind Kite Company will be the vendor and concessions are available on site. Bring your kite, lawnchair and smile and come and join us!
           
[San Ramon] The San Ramon Art & Wind Festival will feature 200 arts & crafts booths juried by California Artists featuring a wide range of artwork including paintings, sculpture, woodwork, toys, jewelry, hand painted clothing, stained glass, music, photography and more.
Kites are one of the main attractions of the event. There will be kite flying demonstrations throughout both days by professionals from all over the country and China, free kite making workshops for youth, and lots of kites to buy. After purchasing or making your own kite, spend some time enjoying the beautiful San Ramon Central Park and perfect conditions to practice flying a kite.
Mon
Jun 1
Tue
Jun 2
Wed
Jun 3
Thu
Jun 4
Fri
Jun 5
Saturday
Jun 6
Sunday
Jun 7
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
[Junction]
     
[Nags Head] The Rogallo Kite Festival is a 3-day event celebrating Mr. Rogallo and all of his contributions to the kite world. We will be flying from 10am - 4pm on the dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park with music, kite making, and games for the family at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing across the street.
         
[New Smyrna Beach] Get ready for a high-flying weekend of colorful fun at the New Smyrna Beach Kite Festival June 6-7, 2015 11am-3pm! Located directly on the beach, just south of Flagler Avenue, this event is sure to provide real "fun-in-the-sun" for the whole family! There will be professional kite demonstrations and free kite kits and decorating stations for the kids!
Adults and children are also encouraged to bring their own kites. Admission is free, but registration (on a walk-up basis, the day of the event) is required.
Kite Stop will be there with a tent to sell kites, and there will be a sectioned off area for doing kite demonstrations throughout the day.
         
[NEW HUDSON] A TWO DAY KITE FESTIVAL WITH DEMONSTRATIONS FROM LOCAL AND REGIONAL KITE FLYERS INCLUDING THE WINDJAMMERS, TEAM SKY BURNER, THE BLUES BROTHERS, SIMON CRAFT, DARYL WATERS, AND MANY OTHERS.
THERE WILL BE FREE KITE BUILDING FOR KIDS.
EVENT ON SATURDAY THE 6TH FROM 10:00 TO 5:00 AND SUNDAY 10:00 TO 3:00
         
[Ocean Shores] A free, fun, flying event for the entire family, with kids kite making, flying demonstrations and lessons.
         
[Kenosha] The Tour De Kites Continues..... The 14th annual Q92 Continuous Country "Outta Sight Kite Flight" will be held on June 6th & June 7th, 2015, 10 am until 5 pm. This free event will be held in Kennedy Park on Kenosha’s beautiful lakefront. Sponsored by Q92, Continuous Country, 1400 WRJN, and Magnum Radio, The Kenosha News, the City of Kenosha, Gift of Wings, and The Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois. Featured performers include Chicago Fire Kite Team, Scott Weider, Jean Lemire, Josh and Zach Gordon, Paul Koepke, Fire & Ice, Dan Newman, EOS, O2, Something Old. Something New, Brett Williams as the Kite Whisperer, Mike Delfar, the Giant Kites of Yves Laforest, flown by Alex and the Canadian Dream Team, and the kites of Charlie Sotich, built and sponsored by the Kenosha News, Educators Credit Union and Habush, Habush, & Rottier. Special thanks to The Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois and Gift of Wings. For the first time ever, Scott Weider, Jean Lemire, and Paul Koepke will be flying indoor routines at St Mary’s grade school at 9 am and at 1 pm on Friday, June 5th.
         
[Minneapolis] June 6, 2015, SRL. Inc, out of Minneapolis, Kansas, is hosting its first ever family kite festival at the Minneapolis Fairgrounds. This will run from 11am until dark. Food concession provided by SRL Inc. All Breed Dog Rescue. My Wind Stuff will be on hand providing all the large aerial kites as well as selling kites for the first time pilots to the more advanced dual line and quad line kites. Parachute races will keep us entertained during the day as well as a candy drop for the kids. You are more than welcome to bring your own kites, sunscreen, and lawn chairs to enjoy the day. Minneapolis Kansas, is a small town just north of Salina, Kansas. Small community, so just look up as you arrive to town. 785-483-1309 for questions!
[Denver] A Mile Hi Kite Club /RMKA meets every Sunday at approx. 10AM and we keep flying kites until mid to late afternoon.
           
[Las Colinas] This event not only has great kites to see, but also Traditional Chinese Dragon Boat races. There are dozens of types of food and craft vendors and a huge demonstration stage for Asian dance, martial arts, etc...performances all day. Watch TKO Sport Kite Team perform, members of JOTS will also be in attendance. Gloria Harmon of Rainbows 4 Sail Kites will be present to sell kites, do face painting, etc....
           
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
Mon
Jun 8
Tue
Jun 9
Wed
Jun 10
Thu
Jun 11
Fri
Jun 12
Saturday
Jun 13
Sunday
Jun 14
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
       
[Jamestown] JAMESTOWN KITE FESTIVAL
The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department and the “Wings on Strings” Kite Club are sponsoring the 21st annual kite festival on Friday, June 12th, to Sunday, June 14th, at Meidinger Park Field (10th ST. & 17th AVE. S.W.).
June 12-14, 2015
June 12 — 12pm–8pm Learn Kiting from the Pros
June 13 — 10:30am—4pm Kids Kite Building. Concessions, music, and door prizes. Inflatable Air Games by Victory Lutheran Church
June 14 — 10:30am-4pm Concessions, music, and door prizes
Kite Fest has become a premier kiting event, attracting kite enthusiasts from across the country and Canada. The event is free and open to everyone. Events include fun contests for kids, kite making, demonstrations, door prizes, and music.
       
[Saint-Honore-de-Chicoutimi] Saint-Honore dans l’Vent is a fun festival and a great get together for all kite flyers!
Nestled a couple of hours north of Quebec City, in the Saguenay area, Saint-Honore is a small town in the suburbs of Chicoutimi. Every year, in June, we celebrate the arrival of summer with this beautiful kite festival. Kitefliers from all over Quebec, Ontario, the maritime provinces, and northern United States drive to the event to meet up with friends they may not have seen during the winter and fly kites together! Special guests also fly in from Western Canada, the States, Europe, and other parts of the world for this three day event and a lot of fun every year! In an all French environment, communication is never an issue and everyone gets along great in all languages!!
For the festival to take place, the local airport is partly closed for the weekend but part of it stays open so small airplanes fly by as kites decorate the sky... living well together with the supervision of our control tower.
Saint-Honore dans l’Vent is not the biggest event of all but it’s a fun festival where the wonderful kitefliers and volunteers taking part make it unique and unforgettable.
Come join the fun this year, June 12 to 14 2015 !
         
[Vancouver]
         
2015 ODSKC (VA)
[Henrico] The 23rd annual Old Dominion Sport Kite Championships (ODSKC) is one of the longest-running sport kite competitions in the US. ODSKC is both an AKA and Eastern League event that will feature all AKA-recognized individual outdoor sport kite disciplines for competition. Come join us!
         
[San Diego] Monthly kite fly.
[Longmont]
           
[West Chester] PIGS Aloft monthly kite fly in front of the Voice of America Museum.
Mon
Jun 15
Tue
Jun 16
Wed
Jun 17
Thu
Jun 18
Fri
Jun 19
Saturday
Jun 20
Sunday
Jun 21
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
       
[Tonasket] 3 days, 4 stages, 40 live acts & 40 DJs.
Reggae, Rock, Folk, Hip-Hop and Soul
to Dubstep, Downtempo, Glitch, House & beyond!
And a kite field and kiters campground.
         
[Hyannis]
         
[Swift Current] The SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival is a free admission festival which invites everyone to witness and experience, as well as fly along with, some of the world’s superstar kite artists and performers in an open field southwest of Swift Current. Besides seeing kites larger than houses and beautiful kite routines to music, enjoy fighter, buggy, and stunt kite demonstrations; children’s activities including balloon sculpting, splatter mural, face painting, bubble station, mystery sand pile, and straw bale maze. Clean, wholesome fun for the whole family.
         
[Martinez] Sport kite competition for all skill levels.
[Wichita] Our second annual Wichita event. Many kiters will be attending. For more info from the event hosts, and possible invite as guest flier, contact Kathy Sweeney at 316-626-0464
           
[Keene Valley] Fly a kite with Dad in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks! EBFA shares Marcy Field with a fabulous Farmers Market for this annual Fathers Day family event. Refreshments and kites for sale. 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is free.
Mon
Jun 22
Tue
Jun 23
Wed
Jun 24
Thu
Jun 25
Fri
Jun 26
Saturday
Jun 27
Sunday
Jun 28
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
       
[San Diego] Indoor Fly 7:30-9:30 $10 fee
[Edmond] Both Saturday and Sunday (June 27 and June 28) will be a family fun fly. There will be kite flying demos of one, two, and four line kites. Included in the activities will be kite making for the kids and candy drops from a kite.

New this year is a sport kite competition. For more information on this competition, contact Troy Gunn at t-gunn@msn.com.

There will be a kite auction Saturday with special kites donated by kiters and at sundown a night fly with lighted kites (weather permitting). There will also be members of a local astronomy club joining us to allow attendees to enjoy the night sky. There will be a kite vendor for those needing kites.
The kite fest will be about 20 miles from the nearest airport and about 1/2 mile from the nearest power lines.
         
[Edmond] New this year at the LibertyFest is a sport kite competition. For more information on this competition, contact Troy Gunn at t-gunn@msn.com.
Mon
Jun 29
Tue
Jun 30
Wed
Jul 1
Thu
Jul 2
Fri
Jul 3
Saturday
Jul 4
Sunday
Jul 5
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
       
WindFest (WV)
[Davis] Kite Fling, Children’s kite contest, kite sales, history and safety class, food, music, bouncy houses and much more. Astronomy viewing that evening starting at 7pm.
           
[Denver] A Mile Hi Kite Club /RMKA meets every Sunday at approx. 10AM and we keep flying kites until mid to late afternoon.
           
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
Mon
Jul 6
Tue
Jul 7
Wed
Jul 8
Thu
Jul 9
Fri
Jul 10
Saturday
Jul 11
Sunday
Jul 12
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
         
[San Diego] Monthly kite fly.
[Longmont]
           
[Cleveland] Our monthly “Free Fly” where members get together to show off their latest kites or tell their latest stories of where they have been. We are also there to help anyone who has any problems with a kite they have with them. This months theme: Simplicity Day, honoring Henry David Thoreau. Bring your simple, old-fashioned kites.
           
[West Chester] PIGS Aloft monthly kite fly in front of the Voice of America Museum.
Mon
Jul 13
Tue
Jul 14
Wed
Jul 15
Thu
Jul 16
Fri
Jul 17
Saturday
Jul 18
Sunday
Jul 19
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
       
[Brookings-Harbor] Since 1993, the Southern Oregon Kite Festival (SOKF) has been one of the premier kite festivals in the United States, inviting about three dozen of the most well known kite fliers and kite makers to perform and display their creations for locals and tourists alike in a non-competitive atmosphere. The SOKF provides a free weekend of family-friendly entertainment, beginning on Friday night with an exhibition of indoor kite flying. This free event originated as the dream of kite hobbyist Steve O’Brien and the creation of Larry and Lynn Goodman, former owners of KCRE radio station in Crescent City, California. Since 2006, the Festival has been organized as a non-profit organization managed by a dedicated group of community volunteers.
Sandwiched between the boat basin and the Pacific Ocean, the intimate kite field provides for interaction between the fliers and the audience and is well-removed from any power lines and miles from the nearest airport.
           
[Dedham] Kite making for survivors of children’s cancer. The Jimmy Fund 14th Summer Festival. A family event to celebrate the day of fun, food, games, and family get together.
Mon
Jul 20
Tue
Jul 21
Wed
Jul 22
Thu
Jul 23
Fri
Jul 24
Saturday
Jul 25
Sunday
Jul 26
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
       
[Chesterfield]
[Revere] MAYOR DAN RIZZO PRESENTS: Celebrate Revere
AT THE 11TH ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL SAND SCULPTING FESTIVAL
and Kite Festival
FREE EVENT!
Be entertained by kite flyers as they demonstrate their amazing technique and flying skills!
       
[San Diego] Indoor Fly 7:30-9:30$10 fee
[Berkeley] Sport kite competition for all skill levels.
       
[Chesterfield] Join us for a regional indoor competition; the first in this area! Event will be 6-8p.m. and will be sanctioned. We will run both open and single line disciplines. Depending on number of competitors, we should also have time for a fun fly.
[Chesterfield] Day 2 / Outdoor day of Gateway Kite Club’s kite competition! There has not been a competition in this area for many years; join us for a fun, casual, regional event! If you have not competed before or if you are an old pro, we want to see you here!
Mon
Jul 27
Tue
Jul 28
Wed
Jul 29
Thu
Jul 30
Fri
Jul 31
Saturday
Aug 1
Sunday
Aug 2
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
     
PCKA (WA)
[Puyallup] Fun fly, picnic dinner & social. Get there early to fly. Dinner at 7:00 pm
[Dennis] Family Fun Day. Kite making, museum tours, arts for kids, kite flying for kids. Games, kite games, fun for the whole family.
Jolly Up 17 (Hampshire)
[Cliddesden]
         
[Camp Hill] This is a wonderful opportunity to build a terrific kite made famous by Barbara Meyer and sold commercially by Prism. It is 84" by 84" with LONG tails. Doors open a 8:00 AM August 1.
Registration $80. Spar kits will be available (cost not yet determined). You must furnish ripstop. Particulars of kite available with registration.
           
[Denver] A Mile Hi Kite Club /RMKA meets every Sunday at approx. 10AM and we keep flying kites until mid to late afternoon.
           
[Royston]
           
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
Mon
Aug 3
Tue
Aug 4
Wed
Aug 5
Thu
Aug 6
Fri
Aug 7
Saturday
Aug 8
Sunday
Aug 9
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
         
[Glencoe] A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE!! Chicago Botanic Garden..August 8th & 9th! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScdO20qdX-s) KSWI in partnership with Gift of Wings and the Chicago Botanic Garden presents our Eleventh Annual Kite Festival at the Garden, featuring the Chicago Fire Kite Team featuring Eric Wolfe, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe5xOslXbis), Josh and Zach Gordon and Paul Koepke and Kathy Brinnehl. Featuring performances from Fire and Ice. A highlight of the weekend will be the kids kites of Charlie Sotich and the kite making workshop for the kids of Chicago. The festival will be located in a relatively small flying field, west of the main entrance. Kite fliers will have one nice area to fly during this event. The times are 10:00 am until 3:00 pm each day, with various intermissions scheduled throughout the weekend. The gardens were voted as the third best attraction in the Chicago land area, so plan to spend the entire weekend flying kites and visiting this beautiful park. This is our eleventh annual event and we want to make a very good impression. There is a small parking fee. This is another wonderful kite flying event brought to you by the Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois, and your friends at Gift of Wings.....Now the number ONE kite festival in the Chicagoland area, along with Wheaton’s Go Fly A Kite event, and more to come in 2016. The Kite Society of WI & IL and Gift of Wings....It doesn’t get any better than this!
         
[Maidstone]
         
[Berkeley] Teaching for all levels and types of sport kites.
[Longmont]
         
[San Diego] Monthly kite fly.
[Elmhurst] Free! Kite Fest
The skies will be alive with kites as Elmhurst welcomes some of the Midwest’s best professional kite flyers for the 2nd Annual Family Kite Festival. The day will consist of stunt, trick, and show kite demonstrations, a family fun fly, candy drop, free kite building for children, and interactive contests.
Feel free to bring your own kites to fly during open fly times. Concessions and kite vendors will be on site.
Presenting sponsors: Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare and Elmhurst Children’s Assistance Foundation.
See more at: http://www.epd.org/news/free-kite-fest#sthash.4BGwX0Km.dpuf
         
[Newport] This is the 9th year that we are holding this family kite and picnic day. My family and I will be at the park from 8am until 8pm and will be serving dinner to the people who are still at the picnic at that time. (between 4 and 5pm)
We will also be selling shirts to help raise money for NAMI Of Rhode Island (National Alliance on Mental Illness) along with any donations that people would like to make.
[Cleveland] Our monthly “Free Fly” where members get together to show off their latest kites or tell their latest stories of where they have been. We also are there to help anyone who has any problems with a kite they have with them. Theme: OSEK’s Birthday/Happiness Happens. Bring the kites that make you happiest. Cake will be served.
           
[West Chester] PIGS Aloft monthly kite fly in front of the Voice of America Museum.
Mon
Aug 10
Tue
Aug 11
Wed
Aug 12
Thu
Aug 13
Fri
Aug 14
Saturday
Aug 15
Sunday
Aug 16
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
       
[Brooklyn] Fun for fun all ages.
         
[Portsmouth]
         
[St Charles, ID] Bear Lake North Shore Kite Festival
Come join us and help support the first kite festival at Bear Lake in St Charles, ID. This will be a 2 day event (Saturday and Sunday) from 10am until 6pm each day. Admission into the State Park will be waived for each day as long as you let them know you are there to fly kites. You will be able to drive onto the beach and right up to the flying fields. We will have a PA system playing music all day and a field for demos. There is _plenty_ of room for everyone to fly whatever they want. It’s sand, so bring sand anchors. We will be giving away 70 kites each day to kids. We will also have bol races and, wind permitting, Roc battles.
         
[Kokomo] Fun fly and cookout for Hoosier Kitefliers Society members. Bring a food dish or dessert. The HKS will provide the rest.
[Hunstanton]
         
[Acton] Sponsored by
Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council, Concord, Lexington, Littleton, Shrewsbury, and Westford
Town of Acton
Acton Chinese Language School
Bollywood Grill
 
         
FlyNy 2015 (NY)
[New York] The time of the event is from 11:00AM until 4:00PM. The event is in Riverside Park. It is on Pier One at 72th Street and the Hudson River in New york City. This Kite flying event is open to the public. 200 free kites to the first 200 flyers. Bring your own kite or purchase one at the event.
Mon
Aug 17
Tue
Aug 18
Wed
Aug 19
Thu
Aug 20
Fri
Aug 21
Saturday
Aug 22
Sunday
Aug 23
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
WSIKF (WA)
[Long Beach] The 34th Annual Washington State International Kite Festival is seven days of kite fun. Visit us at http://www.kitefestival.com for details.
   
WKA Banquet (WA)
[Long Beach]
   
[Bristol]
         
[Cleveland] COME FLY WITH US!
On August 22th and 23rd, 2015, the Cleveland Kite Festival will once again bring kite fliers to Edgewater Park in Cleveland. The Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites (OSEK) has sponsored this festival for 28 years of its 38 year history as a club.
Each day’s activities begin at 11 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.
With kite flying enthusiasts from Canada now attending our festival, we became international, and now include both country’s national anthems about noon both days. The Windjammers International Performance Sport Kite Team will perform twice each day.
Open flying areas for everybody will flank a demonstration and games area in the center of the huge meadow at Edgewater Park. So bring your kites and picnics and share and enjoy the contests and summer days. Children’s kite making workshops will be held twice each day. Kites cost $3 each. No other charges are made for attendance, parking, or participation.
After the national anthems, the demo field will be used to show folks how to fly sport kites. This Learn To Fly hour will be manned by experienced members of kite clubs. After that, the field will be used for games and sky ballet demonstrations.
For further information, contact:
OSEK President Phil Salzstein, 216-381-8780 or
VP Jim Gibson, 330-928-9702.
kiteinfo@osekcleveland.org
www.osekcleveland.org
         
[Marlborough] Arts In The Park. A day of area arts, kite making and fun.
Mon
Aug 24
Tue
Aug 25
Wed
Aug 26
Thu
Aug 27
Fri
Aug 28
Saturday
Aug 29
Sunday
Aug 30
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
     
PCKA (WA)
[Puyallup] Fun fly, picnic and social. Come early to fly. Dinner and social at 7:00 pm
[San Diego] Indoor Fly 7:30-9:30$10 fee
[San Francisco] Our First event for the 2016 sport kite season. Competition for all skill level and sport kites.
Mon
Aug 31
Tue
Sep 1
Wed
Sep 2
Thu
Sep 3
Fri
Sep 4
Saturday
Sep 5
Sunday
Sep 6
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
       
[Callaway] Every Labor Day weekend since 1991, the village of Callaway, Nebraska, welcomes anyone and everyone to “Come Fly a Kite”! Professional and amateur kite fliers decorate the skies over the breathtakingly beautiful Nebraska countryside. The event is sanctioned by the AKA (American Kite fliers Association).
Children and adults can enjoy the large colorful kites flown by our professional kite fliers. Visitors can bring their own kites or purchase a kite from one of our kite vendors.
The event runs on the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event is located just 4 miles SE of Callaway, along Hwy 40, at Foster Smith Field. This is approximately 60 miles NW of Kearney and 70 miles NE of North Platte.
Admission is $2 per person, per day. Children 3 and under are free. Parking is also free.
Concessions are available at the event and Callaway businesses will also be open.
Bring a chair or blanket and plenty of sunscreen.
Kite Flying for Everyone
Professional Kite Flyers
Candy Drops
Horse Rides
Kid Activities
Concession Stand
Kite Vendors Onsite
And More…………..
Callaway offers shopping, restaurants, bars, museums, church services and more. There is also Camping at Morgan Park (please call the Village at 308-836-2262).
         
Kites Over Bewl (KENT)
[Lamberhurst]
         
[Beech Mountain] Ever wondered how much string it takes to fly a kite a mile high? Only a couple hundred feet bif you attend the Mile High Kite Festival on Beech Mountain. This is a wonderful tradition on Beech Mountain, as the community welcomes back the Richmond Air Force and Wings Across Carolina Kiting and Okra Society Kiting Clubs. They will demonstrate flying techniques, and also display their kites. Contests will be held for the best decorated, smallest and largest kites. The first 300 kids will get a free kite for the competition, or kites can be purchased at the event or bring their own.
Admission: Free
         
[Gering] 3rd Annual Bluffs Breeze Kite Festival is a great FREE family gathering at a beautiful location at the Five Rocks Amphitheater in Gering, Nebraska. (RV hookups are available.) We kick off Saturday, September 6th, in Mitchell, Nebraska, at the old Mitchell airport immediately after the Old West Balloon Festival launch at 6 a.m. We will be there until dark. Sunday, the 6th, we move back to Gering, Nebraska. Fives Rocks Amphitheater for two days of kite flying, children, adults, amateurs, and professionals all gather for fun. Vendors will be on hand for food and drinks. Plenty of shade, clean restrooms. 11 a.m. until dark on these two days. Contact Curt for more details at 785-483-1309. Thanks to the 100’s of people that attended last year to make this such a huge success.
         
[Two Rivers] The 10th Annual Kites Over Lake Michigan will once again be held at beautiful Neshotah Beach, Two Rivers, Wisconsin. This is now one of the largest kite festivals in the Midwest and attracts kitefliers from all over. Come and marvel at the giant show kites, precision stunt kite teams flying dual- and quad-line kites, spectacular and colorful ground displays, running of the bols, and games for kids. Learn how to fly two and quad line stunt kites from the experts. There will be a night fly on Saturday night, conditions permitting. There will be something new at the beach this year, a pavilion, and it will be built just in time for the event. What is a stage with no music, right? For the first time, we will have a live band, Boogie And The Yoyoz, providing live entertainment on Saturday night from about 8.00 pm to 11.00 pm. This was made possible by our Title and Band Sponsors, Shoreline Credit Union and Fox Community Credit Union (fomerly RiverWood-Maritime Credit Union). Once again, there will be the Fireworks Show after the release of Sky Lanterns on the beach. We are looking for a record breaking number of Sky Lanterns being released this year. UFO will make them available for sale on the beach and the public will be invited to join in the mass ascension. On Sunday, there will be free kite making for kids and another day of kite flying and performances. Free shuttle service available to and from the beach to the Two Rivers High School (Lincoln Avenue/Hwy. 42).
Please note that there is not a specific schedule of the various activities for the kite festival, save for kids kite making on Sunday, September 6th, from 9am to 11am, because everything is dependent on the wind conditions at that time. We operate on what we call "kite time" and all activities are based on that. For example, if the wind is light, the stunts teams can still fly with their low wind kites but the giant show kites will likely be grounded until the wind picks up. Activities like running of the bols and glider drops will occur re
         
[Oak Bluffs] Kites, Kites, Kites. You can build them, buy them, or bring your own. Free kite making with children from 10:30 to noon. Flying competitions for all ages. Prizes and demonstrations. Check out our web site at www.mvwindfestival.com
[Denver] A Mile Hi Kite Club /RMKA meets every Sunday at approx. 10AM and we keep flying kites until mid to late afternoon.
         
[Mitchell] The Third Annual Bluffs Breeze Kite Festival will be held in conjunction with the Old West Balloon Festival at the Fairgrounds in Mitchell, Nebraska. Kites of all shapes and sizes will fly; bring your own or purchase kites to fly on site during the day-long festival events.
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
Mon
Sep 7
Tue
Sep 8
Wed
Sep 9
Thu
Sep 10
Fri
Sep 11
Saturday
Sep 12
Sunday
Sep 13
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
[Callaway] Every Labor Day weekend since 1991, the village of Callaway, Nebraska, welcomes anyone and everyone to “Come Fly a Kite”! Professional and amateur kite fliers decorate the skies over the breathtakingly beautiful Nebraska countryside. The event is sanctioned by the AKA (American Kite fliers Association).
Children and adults can enjoy the large colorful kites flown by our professional kite fliers. Visitors can bring their own kites or purchase a kite from one of our kite vendors.
The event runs on the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event is located just 4 miles SE of Callaway, along Hwy 40, at Foster Smith Field. This is approximately 60 miles NW of Kearney and 70 miles NE of North Platte.
Admission is $2 per person, per day. Children 3 and under are free. Parking is also free.
Concessions are available at the event and Callaway businesses will also be open.
Bring a chair or blanket and plenty of sunscreen.
Kite Flying for Everyone
Professional Kite Flyers
Candy Drops
Horse Rides
Kid Activities
Concession Stand
Kite Vendors Onsite
And More…………..
Callaway offers shopping, restaurants, bars, museums, church services and more. There is also Camping at Morgan Park (please call the Village at 308-836-2262).
     
[Macomb] Don’t miss this colorful kite-flying spectacular! The Macomb Kite Festival from September 11-13, 2015, features GIANT show kites, aerial ballets, mass ascensions, free kites to make and take, candy drops, precision kite demos, fighter kites, and much more! We have assistive equipment so that all may participate in kite flying. There will be bol races, a parade of colors, ground displays, kite-making tents, contests, raffles, kite ballets, sport kite demonstrations, flight school, kite battles, and team kite demonstrations.
The professional kite team 180GO! is bringing their dazzling talents and mesmerizing performances which are guaranteed crowd pleasers.
         
[Milwaukee] Your Kite Flying Adventure begins right NOW........MOTS 2015...For 37 unbelievable years the Number ONE Kite Festival in the Midwest with THE MOST POWERFUL LINEUP OF KITE PERFORMERS IN AMERICA TODAY!! Maggianos Frank Mots Int’l Kite Festival, presented by Renewal by Anderson, will be held on Saturday, September 12th, and Sunday, September 13th, 2015, in Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm Saturday and 10:00 am until 5:00pm on Sunday. We will kick off the festival at noon with the Fast Track Grand Launch of, hopefully, 600 kites.
The event is sponsored by the Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois, Gift of Wings, and our newest sponsors, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Renewal by Anderson, Fast Track Oil Change, United States Navy, Everdry Waterproofing, Trending radio 93.3, FM 102.1 WLUM, and Milwaukee’s True Oldies Channel 100.3 FM and 1290 AM.
ALL NEW IN 2015, Team TOO MUCH FUN, starring Mark Lummas, Jeanette Lummas, and Castel & Carol Pittman from Southern California. Featured performers, from "America’s Got Talent", Connor and Amy Doran. You saw Connor Perform in 2010 on AGT and now you will see him live in Veterans Park, along with his unbelievable mom, Amy Doran, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGvL7OTr2_0. Mots will also feature the Chicago Fire Kite Team, with the newest member, Elizabeth Gordon. Also featuring Josh and Zach Gordon, 02, Dan Newman, Brett Williams as the Kite Whispererer, Paul Koepke, Mike Delfar, Elizabeth Gordon, The Blues Brothers, Ann Vondriska, & Donna Schenk as Mrs Kite Lady, and the most powerful line up of giant kites in the Midwest..The Giant Kites of Yves Laforest and Julie Mailhot. The US Navy will be swearing in 75 new Sailors just prior to the Grand Launch at 11:30 am. Kites and food are available for purchase from Gift of Wings in Veterans Park.
For more information contact Scott Fisher at 414-305-3145 or http://www.giftofwings.com and http://facebook.com/giftofwings. The Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois,
         
[Berkeley] End of year, awards, bbq, elections and fun fly
[Longmont]
         
[San Diego] Monthly kite fly.
[Mentor] Our monthly “Free Fly” where members get together to show off their latest kites or tell their latest stories of where they have been. We are there to help anyone who has any problems with a kite they have with them. Theme: International Chocolate Day. Cookout featuring s’mores.
         
[Cape Canaveral] Join us for the Space Coast Kite Festival. Free admission and free kites for the first 100 kids!
Come enjoy Music, Food, Kite Flying, and Family Fun in the Sun!
Sponsored by the City of Cape Canaveral and with partnerships from 321 Kiteboarding, the Central Florida Kite Club, and Kite Stop.
[West Chester] PIGS Aloft monthly kite fly in front of the Voice of America Museum.
         
[Ogunquit] The 17th Annual Capriccio Festival of Kites will be held on September 12th, 2015, on the Ogunquit Beach from 9am to 2pm. The Festival is part of a two week celebration of the Arts. Over 300 kites will be given away to kids to decorate and fly. All volunteers that help with set-up, kite decorating, or demonstrate any kite flying will receive a free Capriccio Kite Festival t-shirt and free parking. Come early, stay late, and help us decorate the skies with kites. Rain Date Sunday September 13th, 2015 from 9am to 2pm
 
         
[Jackson] 2015 marks the 13th annual Prairie Winds Kite Fly!
Prairie Winds Kite festival showcases spectacular show kites and NEW THIS YEAR - will be a 2200 square-foot parafoil kite making its midwestern debut! Pro-kite flyers from seven states will bring out their GIANT, Show Kites - plus you can fly your own! Don’t have one? No problem! Donovan’s Hobby Store of Sioux Falls will have kites available for sale!
PLUS - there will be Kite Making for Kids • Bol Races • Kids Candy Drop • Scavenger Hunt • Concessions • And more!
A Family Event FREE to the Public!
Special Thanks to our Major Event Sponsor -- the Robert & Helen Remick Foundation and to the City of Jackson and the Jackson Municipal Airport for hosting this spectacular event!
 
         
[Medina] Kite displays, kite vendor, show kites, music, kite workshop, and much more
Mon
Sep 14
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Sep 15
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Sep 16
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Sep 17
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Sep 18
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Sep 19
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Sep 20
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
         
[Coupeville] A family event that has something for everyone. Kids kitemaking, sportkite competition, indoor kite competition,
single line displays and handcraft competitions, kite lessons, sportkite demos, and food vendors.
         
The Beck (IN)
[Muncie] Time: 10a-4p
Fly a kite to honor Merritt Beck’s memory. It can be a Beck kite or any kite. The AMA is one of the best flying fields in the state.
[Chatham]
         
[Lubbock] Professionals and amateurs alike are invited to participate in this family day dedicated to all things that fly including Frisbees, hand-made kites, stunt kites, and giant kites! Participants of all ages will enjoy this fun-filled day as they fly kites, play Frisbee, make their own kites, and watch some of the best kite teams in the state perform aerial acrobats set to music. The event is hosted by Parks and Recreation and held at McAlister Park, Marsha Sharp Freeway and Milwaukee. The kite teams include Go Big or Go Home Entertainment, TKO sport kite team, and Caprock Kites.
Mon
Sep 21
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Sep 22
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Sep 23
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Sep 24
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Sep 25
Saturday
Sep 26
Sunday
Sep 27
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
       
[Brooklyn] Professionals and amateurs will be flying one line, dual line, and quad line kites on the famous Coney Island Beach between Bay 10th and Stillwell Avenue. All ages are able to participate.
       
[Brooklyn] Kite flying for fun on Coney Island Beach including one line and dual line kites
       
[San Diego] Indoor Fly 7:30-9:30$10 fee
[Waynesboro] Bring the whole family and join the kite flying fun at Coyner Springs Park. Come watch 100 foot kites take to the sky while enjoying free kite making and decorating, parachute races, face painting, hayrides, pony rides, and pumpkin picking. Bring your lawn chair and blanket and spend the day. Food and drink will be available for purchase...or pack your own picnic.
Mon
Sep 28
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Sep 29
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Sep 30
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Oct 1
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Oct 2
Saturday
Oct 3
Sunday
Oct 4
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
[Enid]
[Denver] A Mile Hi Kite Club /RMKA meets every Sunday at approx. 10AM and we keep flying kites until mid to late afternoon.
           
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
Mon
Oct 5
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Oct 6
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Oct 7
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Oct 8
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Oct 9
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Oct 10
Sunday
Oct 11
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
       
[Ship Bottom/ Brant Beach] The First Annual LBI Fly International Kite Festival will feature celebrity kite fliers from the east coast and Canada. The festival will be kicked off with an indoor fly that will be open to the public. Throughout the weekend, there will be artist kites, banner and wind gardens displays, fighter kite demonstrations, single line kites, and sport kite demonstrations with individual and team flying. Children kite making, candy drops and bol racing will be offered to the public. Miniture butterfly kite workshop will represent the migration of the Monarch butterflies to our beautiful island.
         
[Burton] Century Village is a collection of original buildings from Burton’s past which can be toured so bring kids for a dose of hands-on American History. The entrance fee lets you walk through them at no charge, but we aren’t paying any fees since we are part of the entertainment.
We are allowed to park behind the orchard, right at our flying area, which is a bluff overlooking eastern Geauga County. You are welcome to wear a poke bonnet or settler type gear, and DO bring any OLD kites you might have, such as square, diamond, or box kites appropriate to the era. NEW kites are welcome, too, as are national colors! And, since we will be there on Sunday of One Sky One World, join the many thousands of people worldwide who will also be flying kites on this day. The concept – one envelope of air surrounds our globe and one wind carries our kites aloft, so we can join “hands” with people everywhere. The original idea of observing this day is both environmental and peace-minded. Just a year ago the liberated Afghan people were once again allowed to fly kites. Let’s join them and hope for a world where everybody is welcome to fly a kite and breathe free, clean air.
         
[Lincoln City]
         
[San Diego] Monthly kite fly.
[Longmont]
           
[Indialantic] This event is in conjunction with One Sky One World which is an event to promote world peace. We will be starting the kite fly at 10:00 am on the beach across from Longdoggers Restaurant. There will be music and food available at the restaurant throughout the day.
           
[Fort Wayne] New this year! Trinity Church is hosting free brunch for all kite fliers at 11 a.m.!
Informal fun fly for world peace in the churchyard at Trinity Presbyterian Church.
All are also welcome during the church’s worship service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
           
[Cleveland] Our monthly “Free Fly” where members get together to show off their latest kites or tell their latest stories of where they have been. We are there to help anyone who has any problems with a kite they have with them. Theme: One Sky, One World.
           
[West Chester] PIGS Aloft monthly kite fly in front of the Voice of America Museum.
Mon
Oct 12
Tue
Oct 13
Wed
Oct 14
Thu
Oct 15
Fri
Oct 16
Saturday
Oct 17
Sunday
Oct 18
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
[Ship Bottom/ Brant Beach] The First Annual LBI Fly International Kite Festival will feature celebrity kite fliers from the east coast and Canada. The festival will be kicked off with an indoor fly that will be open to the public. Throughout the weekend, there will be artist kites, banner and wind gardens displays, fighter kite demonstrations, single line kites, and sport kite demonstrations with individual and team flying. Children kite making, candy drops and bol racing will be offered to the public. Miniture butterfly kite workshop will represent the migration of the Monarch butterflies to our beautiful island.
     
[Wakefield] My Wind Stuff will be hosting the first Family Kite Festival in Wakefield at the High School at 802 Highland St., October 16,17,18. We will start a short demo show on Friday afternoon up until the Hot Air Balloons launch around 4:30 then continue all day Saturday and most of the day Sunday. We will be displaying many large promotional pieces as well as teaching dual line and quad line basics. We always have a large selection of kites on hand for sale as well as offering kite repairs for most brands. Their should be plenty of space to fly even during the balloon launches in separate fields. The community is having a parade, craft show, car show, 5k run/walk. Wakefield is not too far from Souix City, Iowa, or Omaha, Nebraska. This is a great opportunity to come and show off your kites and flying talents to a community that sees very little kite flying. Let’s help inspire these folks to enjoy the great world of kiting! Free admission !Contact Curt at My Wind Stuff 785-483-1309 for additional information.
         
Fete du CVCF (FR)
[Claye-Souilly]
         
[Miami Beach] Hosted by Miami-Dade Parks and Skyward Kites, these free events feature demonstrations from longtime kite enthusiasts. In addition, there will be kite-flying competitions for both children and adults
We especially encourage folks that can make their kites in their traditional styles from countries they may want to represent. In years past, we have had kites in the traditional styles of countries like The Bahamas, China, Colombia, Jamaica, Trinidad, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and many more. It is a fantastic way to celebrate the unique diversity of cultures that South Florida has.
People of all ages are encouraged to come out to fly their kites, make their own kites for free or purchase an already-made kite. There is no limitation to the size and type of kite. Those who just want to watch can bring a blanket and enjoy the sight of hundreds of kites in the air and some great live music. Food and refreshments & kites will be available for purchase
             
[Boston] Visit Boston’s Fenway District and enjoy free admission to all of Boston’s museums, cultural sites, and musical attractions. Enjoy indoor kite flying at the Boston YMCA, 316 Huntington Avenue, Boston.
All visitors are invited to make a kite and fly it indoors!
Mon
Oct 19
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Oct 20
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Oct 21
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Oct 22
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Oct 23
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Oct 24
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Oct 25
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
         
[Frejus]
         
[Bognor Regis]
         
[Orlando] SOMETIMES FLYING OUTSIDE JUST ISN’T GONNA HAPPEN - WHAT IS A KITER TO DO? CENTRAL FLORIDA KITE CLUB WILL BE ANSWERING THAT QUESTION ON OCTOBER 24TH AT THE SALVATION ARMY IN ORLANDO. VERY SIMPLE - FLY INDOORS! THAT’S RIGHT. WE WILL BE FLYING INDOORS FROM 10:00 UNTIL 6:00. WHAT, YOU DON’T HAVE AN INDOOR KITE? NOT A PROBLEM SINCE RUSS AND PAT MOZIER WILL BE BUILDING THE "BABY BOX" KITE (FLIES INDOORS). GUARANTEE THERE WILL BE LOTS OF SURPRISES AT THIS "DON’T MISS" EVENT $20 RESERVES YOUR SPOT AND BUILDING MATERIALS (please send this to Pat Mozier by 10/17). HOPE TO SEE EVERYBODY OUT FOR THIS FLY!!!!!
[Cambridge] Annual fun fly on the shores of the scenic Choptank River. Great music, food, kite making, and kite competitions. Fun for all ages and great fliers of all skill levels.
         
[Atlanta] We are coming back! It’s almost time to say goodbye to summer. But don’t put those kites away just yet! Pack ’em up along with the family and head to the 4th Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo. This is gonna be the biggest one yet. Make a kite and sign up for the 2nd annual Kite Decorating Contest. There will be plenty of food and entertainment for kids of all ages. So be a little nostalgic and bring your kite. Create some new memories with your loved ones. It’s gonna be a blast!
 
         
[Dallas] This event has developed into one of the largest kite festivals in the region and is organized by the Trinity Commons Foundation of Dallas, Texas. A lot of dedicated kiters from many states and a few international kite flyers attend this festival. A lot of food and craft vendors, kite vendors, live entertainment stage, a lot of spectators. See TKO Sport Kite Team perform and watch the huge kites of Christian Baden Powell & Gayle CBP Woodul’s "Gayle Force Kite Team". The Dallas Area Kite Organization (DAKO) will fly dozens of kites of all shapes & sizes. This event is open to all kite flyers.
Mon
Oct 26
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Oct 27
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Oct 28
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Oct 29
Fri
Oct 30
Saturday
Oct 31
Sunday
Nov 1
[Enid] Window display of various kites promoting both National Kite Month and the 2015 National Kite Convention.
[Denver] A Mile Hi Kite Club/RMKA meets every Sunday at approx. 10AM and we keep flying kites until mid to late afternoon.
       
[San Diego] Indoor Fly 7:30-9:30$10 fee
 
EKG Meeting (ESSEX)
[Brentwood]
           
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
Mon
Nov 2
Tue
Nov 3
Wed
Nov 4
Thu
Nov 5
Fri
Nov 6
Saturday
Nov 7
Sunday
Nov 8
         
[Treasure Island] Fun fly to honor veterans. We will be flying large kites, small kites, dual-line kites, and quad-line kites.
We will have activities for all ages. We will have lessons on the dual-line and quad-line kites. We will have kite demos during the day.
         
[Ocean Shores]
         
[Surfside Beach] https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153636200724836
[Longmont]
           
[West Chester] PIGS Aloft monthly kite fly in front of the Voice of America Museum.
Mon
Nov 9
Tue
Nov 10
Wed
Nov 11
Thu
Nov 12
Fri
Nov 13
Saturday
Nov 14
Sunday
Nov 15
         
[San Diego] Monthly kite fly.
[Chelmsford]
           
[Swindon]
Mon
Nov 16
Tue
Nov 17
Wed
Nov 18
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Nov 19
Fri
Nov 20
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Nov 21
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Nov 22
       
[San Diego] Indoor Fly 7:30-9:30$10 fee
[Agencourt]
         
[New Smyrna Beach] Get ready for a high-flying weekend of colorful fun at the New Smyrna Beach Kite Festival! Located directly on the beach, just south of Flagler Avenue, this event is sure to provide real "fun-in-the-sun" for the whole family! There will be professional kite demonstrations, and free lessons and tips for novices, including free kite kits and decorating stations for the kids! Adults and children are also encouraged to bring their own kites. Admission is free, but registration (on a walk-up basis, the day of the event) is required.
Kite Stop will be there with a tent to sell kites, and there will be a sectioned off area for doing kite demonstrations throughout the day.
Mon
Nov 23
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Nov 24
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Nov 25
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Nov 26
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Nov 27
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Nov 28
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Nov 29
       
[Fort Myers Beach] A weekend of friends flying kites on the beach.
           
[Basildon]
Mon
Nov 30
Tue
Dec 1
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Dec 2
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Dec 3
Fri
Dec 4
Saturday
Dec 5
Sunday
Dec 6
         
[Edgewood] Indoor Fun Fly, Pot Luck Dinner and table raffle fund raiser for the local food bank.
[Denver] A Mile Hi Kite Club /RMKA meets every Sunday at approx. 10AM and we keep flying kites until mid to late afternoon.
           
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
Mon
Dec 7
Tue
Dec 8
Wed
Dec 9
Thu
Dec 10
Fri
Dec 11
Saturday
Dec 12
Sunday
Dec 13
           
[Longmont]
           
[West Chester] PIGS Aloft monthly kite fly in front of the Voice of America Museum.
Mon
Dec 14
Tue
Dec 15
Wed
Dec 16
Thu
Dec 17
Fri
Dec 18
Saturday
Dec 19
Sunday
Dec 20
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Dec 21
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Dec 22
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Dec 23
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Dec 24
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Dec 25
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Dec 26
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Dec 27
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Dec 28
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Dec 29
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Dec 30
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Dec 31
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Jan 2
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Jan 3
       
[Chelmsford]
 
[Denver] A Mile Hi Kite Club /RMKA meets every Sunday at approx. 10AM and we keep flying kites until mid to late afternoon.
       
[Milwaukee] On Friday, January 1, 2016, New Years Day, the Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois, and Gift of Wings are presenting our 29th Annual “COOL FOOL KITE FESTIVAL”, The first Kite Festival of the New Year!
This 29 year Milwaukee tradition will take place in Veterans Park, on Milwaukee’s usually warm and windy lakefront. The kite festival is free to the public and will start at 11:00 am just prior to the Polar Bear’s jump into Lake Michigan, and will run until we can no longer stand the cold, probably around 5:00 PM. Kites and hot food are available for purchase or bring your own. FREE Hot chocolate, coffee, and snacks will be served while it lasts, compliments of the Kite Society of WI & IL.
A group called THE QUIET ICE CARVERS will also be on hand, carving some great ice carving designs.
 
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
Mon
Jan 4
Tue
Jan 5
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Jan 6
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Jan 7
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Jan 8
Saturday
Jan 9
Sunday
Jan 10
         
[San Diego] Fun fly & General Meeting
[Longmont]
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Jan 11
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Jan 12
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Jan 13
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Jan 14
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Jan 15
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Jan 16
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Jan 17
     
[Rockaway Beach]
       
TISKC (FL)
[Treasure Island]
           
EKG Meeting (ESSEX)
[Brentwood]
Mon
Jan 18
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Jan 19
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Jan 20
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Jan 21
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Jan 22
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Jan 23
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Jan 24
       
[Long Beach]
         
[Grayland]
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Jan 25
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Jan 26
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Jan 27
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Jan 28
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Jan 29
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Jan 30
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Jan 31
         
[Paris]
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Feb 1
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Feb 7
         
[Crescent City]
           
[Denver] A Mile Hi Kite Club /RMKA meets every Sunday at approx. 10AM and we keep flying kites until mid to late afternoon.
           
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
Mon
Feb 8
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Feb 9
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Feb 10
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Feb 11
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Feb 12
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Feb 13
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Feb 14
       
[Ellicott City] Instructors for the 2016 MKR include Loik Lamalle, Glenn and Tanna Haynes, and Jon Burkhardt
         
[Delavan] DRESS REALLY WARM because Gift of Wings and the Lakelawn Resort are proud to announce the 3rd Annual SKY CIRCUS ON ICE, the largest and most spectacular kite festival held on ice in North America. SCOI is sponsored by GIFT OF WINGS, The City of Delavan, the Delavan Chamber of Commerce, The Kite Society of WI & IL, and Lakelawn Resort February 13th & 14th, 2016, from 10 am until 5pm with indoor performances on Friday and Saturday nights in the GREAT KITE ROOM. This great event will take place ON THE ICE of Delavan Lake, at Lakelawn Resort, in the City of Delavan and it is all FREE. Featuring the most POWERFUL LINEUP OF KITE PERFORMERS IN AMERICA TODAY.
The Chicago Fire Kite Team, The Windjammers, Connor & Amy Doran, Jim Cosca, The Canadian Dream Team of Yves Laforest, Julie Mailhot, Anne Clement, and Martin Morand flying the Giant kites, Jean Lemire, David Hadzicki, Elizabeth Gordon, Josh & Zach Gordon, Ann Vondriska, and our kite making specialist, Jeanie Herrera as Miss Kite Lady, Mike Delfar, & Dan Newman. Indoor kite making & indoor kite flying, lessons by David Hadzicki of Revolution kites, and a whole lot more.
         
[San Diego] Fun fly & General Meeting
[Chelmsford]
         
[Long Beach] Monthly Fun Fly at the Beach
Open to the public
Free Lessons
Bring your own kite or fly one of ours!
BCKA Fun Fly (BC)
[Richmond]
           
[Longmont]
           
[Miami Beach] Kite will be soaring in the skies over Haulover Beach Park on Sunday, February 14, 2016, during the 24th annual “Kite Day at Haulover Park” . This family-style event, presented by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department and Skyward Kites, will feature free kiting activities for all ages, kite-flying demonstrations, and all sorts of kite competitions. The 100-foot flying squid, the 30-foot scuba man, the mega-parafoils, and more will take to the air. . There will also be food and refreshments for purchase and a live concert by Miami Country Day School’s "21 Hearts, 1 Beat" Rock Ensemble. Event admission is free and parking is $7.
Traditional kites of other countries are welcome as a way to celebrate the unique cultural diversity of South Florida. Folks have the option of bringing their favorite kite from home or purchasing an already-made kite at the on-site kite store.

Shoes with socks are recommended for individuals participating in open field activities. Those who just want to watch may opt to bring along a blanket.
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Feb 15
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[Ellicott City] Instructors for the 2016 MKR include Loik Lamalle, Glenn and Tanna Haynes, and Jon Burkhardt
       
Kite Day (TX)
[Padre Island National Seashore]
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Feb 22
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[Grayland]
[Chigwell]
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Feb 29
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[Kapiti Coast] Want to paint the sky? Kite making workshops leading up to the Otaki Kite Festival invite participants to get colourful with their own designs.
The increasingly popular festival returns on the weekend of March 5 and 6, with four workshops teaching construction methods, and providing a canvas in the sky.
International kite makers Mikio Toki, from Japan, and Tony Rice, from Australia, will lead workshops, along with internationally-recognised Otaki-based kite maker Yvonne de Mille, who helped launch the festival in 2013.
Toki is a proponent of the Edo-Kaku-Dako kites, a rectangle kite made from Japanese paper and bamboo and emblazoned with intricate Japanese-graphics to give a "stained glass window effect" when the kite is flown.
His workshop will teach how to make an orizome kaku dako, fold and dye Tokyo style kite.
Brisbane-based kite maker Tony Rice will be teaching how to make a type of Indian dart fighter kite, made with nylon that is painted with designs before the kite is assembled.
De Mille will show how to make kites shaped as swallows, that are created almost totally from recycled materials.
Festival-goers are invited to bring their own kites to fly during the festival, and a special time and section has been set aside especially for kites made during the workshops, coordinator Barbara Franks said.
"So the public can enjoy what they’ve been working on.
"With each of the kite makers specialising in different types of kites, people can expect to see some amazing creations flying high."
This year’s festival will be accompanied by a wide range of stalls and entertainment, including fun activities for children. A Kite Doctor’s stall will allow people to bring their kite in for advice about how to make it fly better, or fix it.
A shuttle bus has also been introduced, and will run from Waikanae station to the festival and back, stopping in Te Horo, State Highway 1 Otaki, and at the library.
Last year, Franks sa
         
[Crescent City]
           
[Denver] A Mile Hi Kite Club /RMKA meets every Sunday at approx. 10AM and we keep flying kites until mid to late afternoon.
           
[Austin] Texans celebrate the spring by flying every kind of kite imaginable on Sunday March 6, 2016 in Austin, Texas. The ABC Zilker Park Kite Festival is a single line competition. There is no admission or registration charge. With good weather this festival draws a crowd over 10,000. Everyone is welcome whether they fly a kite or just come to see the hundreds of kites in the air and enjoy a spring day in Austin’s crown jewel park.
Competition is for single line kites but every kind of kite is welcome. Categories include largest, smallest, highest angle, steadiest, most unusual and strongest pulling. All ages are eligible to compete in categories for youth and adults. See our web page for events and rules. Trophies are awarded to first, second and third place winners. The Oldest and youngest competitors win trophies too. Manufactured kites are not eligible for competition but hand crafted kites are welcome to compete.
If you would like to attend, email in advance for a parking permit and entry directions. We’d love to see your kites!
           
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
Mon
Mar 7
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Mar 8
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Mar 9
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Mar 10
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Mar 11
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Mar 12
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Mar 13
       
[Sint Maarten]
[Basildon]
         
[Long Beach] It’s that time again. Join us for our second Saturday fun fly at the Beach. Hwy 90 @ Jeff Davis - Long Beach MS. Bring your kite or fly one of ours. Free Lessons 10:AM - 4PM
[Longmont]
           
[Rosebud] A family kite flying festival which is now in its 12th year. Located on the beautiful foreshore at Rosebud, the festival includes a wide variety of activities including demonstrations of huge Peter Lynn inflatables. Attracting a crowd of up to 10,000, this year’s event will include demonstrations of kite buggies and will have a family fun flying area, music on stage, food stalls, circus workshops, roving entertainment, and a kids carnival.
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Mar 14
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Mar 15
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Mar 16
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Mar 18
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Mar 19
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Mar 20
         
[Petrified Forest] Come Fly a Kite at Petrified Forest National Park! This region is well known for its spring winds. Let’s take advantage of the situation and go fly a kite! Petrified Forest National Park will host three kite days this spring including Saturday, March 19, 2016.
Kite day will happen at the Rainbow Forest picnic area between 1pm and 4pm — hopefully the winds will have the same schedule. Bring your own kite or make a mini kite with the ranger onsite for free. Regular park entrance fees apply. Mark your calendar!
Location: Rainbow Forest parking lot
Dates: Saturday March 19, 2016.
Times: Anytime between 1pm and 4pm
 
         
[Berkeley] This event has been canceled
 
         
[Hampton] 97th Annual Vernal Equinox and St Patrick’s Day Fly; fun for all; kites, friends, stories
 
         
[San Antonio] Festival will be a family fun fly for all ages. Kite workshop for youngsters, large kite and stunt kite demonstrations
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Mar 21
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Mar 23
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[Nags Head]
       
[San Diego] San Diego Kite Club Indoor Fly is shared with Electro Model Flyers every fourth Friday beginning March through November @7:30pm-9:30pm. Since the offical schedule is unpublished please check SDKC website.
[Chatelaillon]
         
AIKF 2016 (SA)
[Semaphore] 26, 27, 28 March 2016
The Adelaide International Kite Festival is a free community event that is held annually at Semaphore Beach in South Australia.
Come along to Semaphore beach over the Easter long weekend in 2016 and watch the sky fill with colour, twists and twirls, kites of all shapes and size - when the Adelaide International Kite Festival returns!
The 2016 Festival will feature international guest kite flyers from New Zealand and as far away as Florida in the USA! As always, we will have kite flyers from interstate and locally in South Australia flying too.
As in 2015, the Festival Marketplace will return with stallholders selling their wares and running activities for all to be involved in. This area is on the foreshore and open 11am - 5pm daily so be sure to check it out.
The AIKF is run by the Adelaide Kite Flyers Association in conjunction with K Marie Events, and was established in 1997.
         
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All Arts Day (WI)
[Oconto Falls] Kite making for 4 classes of 4th graders
[Fort Walton Beach]
       
[Wisconsin Rapids] There will be various types of kites demonstrated with any and all questions answered.
[Washington] The National Cherry Blossom Festival is kicking off kite season celebrating 50 years of kite flying on the National Mall! This event carries the legacy of the Smithsonian Kite Festival, which first took place in 1967, establishing a strong tradition of kite makers competitions and displays. In 2010, the tradition became a part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival as the Blossom Kite Festival. Now in its sixth year, the Blossom Kite Festival showcases the creativity of kite makers and skill of fliers from across the US and other countries. Attendees can compete in a variety of competitions including the popular Hot Tricks Showdown and Rokkaku Battle. All interested kite clubs are encouraged to keep this 50 year tradition blooming by setting up displays and participating in exciting demonstrations and competitions.

The rain date/time is Sunday, April 3rd from 12:00-6:30 PM.

[ENID]
         
[Marietta] Class to feature kite history, kite safety, kite building materials, best places in Marietta, Georgia, to fly kites, a look at the types of kites, building simple paper kites, building sled kites, and watching a series of videos on kite subject matter.
[East Mersea]
         
[Glenwood] Gather up your family and friends and come to Glenwood and join us for the annual Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic. There are usually 100+ people and there is plenty of space without fences to tangle your kite strings and room to park for your tailgate picnic. Admission is free and there will be a free raffle drawing for a kite at 2.30pm so be sure to pick up your raffle ticket on arrival at the gate with the labyrinth sign. While you are here and for a completely different experience, walk one or all five of the labyrinths at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths.
[Macomb] Not only inexpensive and fun, kites can be used as powerful tools for positive social change. From promoting healing from grief or trauma, to raising awareness about various social issues, or to encourage urban/community planning officials to think differently about use of public recreational space, this event has something for everyone.
Teachers, kids, social workers, therapists, community development officials, parents, and any who wish to learn more are welcome to attend this free public event.
Air savant and Macomb Kite Festival Organizer Heather McMeekan, M.S., presents this wonderful intro to the magic of flying kites while raising awareness of the power of community change that can be possible simply by promoting kites to area children, schools, organizations, and decision-making groups.
         
[Galveston] In the Arts Tent, build a kite.
[Emu Park] Festival of the Wind is a fun-filled alcohol free family day run by Emu Park Lions. We have kite flyers from all over Australia who not only fly their own kites but also help the children (and adults) who wish to learn. Last year an estimated 3000 people attended to watch the kites, visit the market stalls and enjoy our great weather. As well as kite flying we have beach games, frizbee flying and sandcastle competitions.
           
[Houston]
           
[Rockport]
           
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
             
AIKF 2016 (SA)
[Semaphore] 26, 27, 28 March 2016
The Adelaide International Kite Festival is a free community event that is held annually at Semaphore Beach in South Australia.
Come along to Semaphore beach over the Easter long weekend in 2016 and watch the sky fill with colour, twists and twirls, kites of all shapes and size - when the Adelaide International Kite Festival returns!
The 2016 Festival will feature international guest kite flyers from New Zealand and as far away as Florida in the USA! As always, we will have kite flyers from interstate and locally in South Australia flying too.
As in 2015, the Festival Marketplace will return with stallholders selling their wares and running activities for all to be involved in. This area is on the foreshore and open 11am - 5pm daily so be sure to check it out.
The AIKF is run by the Adelaide Kite Flyers Association in conjunction with K Marie Events, and was established in 1997.
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[San Diego] Fun Fly and Monthly Meeting
[Greenmeadows]
         
[Santa Monica] Bring your family and friends to make and fly kites down at the Santa Monica Pier. Everyone will receive his or her own free, unique kite along with a color theory instruction lesson. Kitemakers from across the United States will also showcase their work and create a "gallery in the sky."
BCKA Fun Fly (BC)
[Richmond]
         
[Titusville] Central Florida Kite Club is going to the dogs and inviting everyone to go with us. April 9, Saturday, at 11am, we will be meeting at Marina Park (and dog park) in Titusville for a fun fly. This is a great park for flying with lots of room, a view of the launch pads, and grills for cookout. Grills, yup, we will be doing hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch; so drop us a comment if you plan to attend (wanna make sure everybody gets fed). Some folks may be thinking sounds great but I don’t have a kite, not a problem there will be plenty to go around. Kitestop of our club “Fearless Leader”, John Lutter, is also right on the way to pick up something special. Looking forward to seeing all our friends at this fun event (even those friends we haven’t met). See ya’ !!!!!
[Santa Barbara] SAVE THE DATE! The 31st annual Santa Barbara Kite Festival returns Sunday, April 10th, 2016 with new extended hours 11am to 5pm, and new kite contests! In addition to the ever-popular “Children’s Tail Chase”, new kite contests for the 2016 festival include “Best of Fest”, “Best Ground Display (banners, flags display), “Youngest & Oldest Kite Flyers”, “Most Unique/Unusual Kite”, “Funniest Kite”, and “Most Unflyable Kite” ! Popular past contests will return including “Most Beautiful” (handmade & commercial), “Highest Flying”, “Largest & Smallest Kites”, “Kite Fighting” and “Sport Flying”. Prizes will be awarded to all contest winners. The Santa Barbara Kite Festival is held each year on the west campus lawn at Santa Barbara City College 973 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, 93109 (next to the Garvin Theatre), a short distance from the main campus. Admission to the festival is free. Parking is available on both west campus and the main campus. Kites can be purchased at the festival. For more info, visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/santabarbarakitefestival and our website www.sbkitefest.com. Email sbkitefest@gmail.com or davidhefferman@hotmail.com. Phone 805-627-6202 or 805-963-2964
         
[Hartford] Come out and fly a kite with us at the Confluence Tower’s annual Wind Festival!
[Long Branch]
         
[Essex] Kite Day at Cogswell’s Grant, Essex, MA is a time for all kite enthusiasts to gather and fly kites for themselves and the area’s residents and visitors to this north shore town. Lots of kite games, bol races, candy drops, and kitemaking for kids 8 to 80.
ALL ARE WELCOME! Rain date is April 10.
[Cleveland] The Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites was founded in 1977 by a group of kite enthusiasts. Although the club structure remains informal, we elect officers to organize and oversee activities. Our main purpose is to encourage new kite flyers, share ideas, knowledge, experience, building and flying tips, and to have fun. Members range from eight to eighty-five. Anyone who enjoys the magic of kites is welcome to fly with us whether you are a member or not. Members of OSEK live in Columbus, Wooster, Medina, Youngstown, Mentor, Solon, Cleveland, Akron, Massillon, Canton, and small towns between! O.S.E.K. members have competed and participated in kiting on local, national, and even international levels.
COME FLY WITH US!
O.S.E.K. offers kite building workshops for area schools, clubs and groups. We present talks and demonstrations. We paint the sky with kites for park systems, community celebrations, and at the Cleveland Kite Festival in September. We also have our annual club members only “FLEXI FOOL Competition and Birthday picnic”. In April, National Kite Month, we can be found at the Youngstown Kite Festival, Medina Metro Parks Earth Day, Parkman Township Kite Day, and other places, as scheduled.
All requests for participation (workshops, demos, displays, kite flying) are presented to the members at next possible meeting and voted on. Due to an increase in requests and the limited number of volunteer members available, we regret we can’t cover them all.
At our monthly “free fly”, O.S.E.K. members share ideas, fly our kites, and socialize. We also hold brief, informal field meetings for business needs. Attendance is greater from April to September than during the winter months. Two Special meetings are held to discuss club business, one in March, which includes our annual Auction and election of officers, and the other in November.
         
[Long Beach] It’s that time again. Join us for our second Saturday fun fly at the Beach. Hwy 90 @ Jeff Davis - Long Beach MS. Bring your kite or fly one of ours. Free Lessons 10:AM - 4PM
WHKF Fly-In (Swindon)
[Swindon]
         
[Waynesboro] Free kite flying (all ages) with expert flying help from our Kite Masters—brothers Sam and George Adams—in the meadow behind the museum house at Renfrew Park. Bring your own kite. Build a Kite workshop is scheduled for 12:00–1:30, all welcome; $1 materials donation. For more information visit www.renfrewinstitute.org or call 717-762-0373.
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[Lincoln] Kite making indoor flying and educational workshop
[Bedford] Kite making indoor flying and educational workshop
 
[Ocean Shores] Fun fly for kite month 2nd annual
       
[Lahaina] Celebrate the colorful world of kites during a this Chinese Kite Festival on Maui at the Wo Hing Museum in Lahaina on Friday from 2 to 7 pm. Enjoy an exhibit of handmade kites in traditional and modern styles. Participate in making a giant tetrahedral kite or purchase one of the many kites for sale. Hear a talk on the significance and history of kites around the world. There will be Chinese music and entertainment, cultural games, Chinese tea in the garden. On Saturday, go fly a kite! This family event takes place at the Lahaina Cannery Mall Open Space Lawn off Hwy. 30 from 9 am to 2 pm. Watch aerial displays of acrobatic sport kites, a Chinese dragon kite and kite fighting by members of Hawaii Kitefliers Association. Fly your own kite for prizes; it’s all FREE.
[Chelmsford]
       
[Leeds] Curator Antonia Lovelace will show participants around the ’Voices of Asia’ exhibition at Leeds City Museum, which features a selection of Chinese kites. After drawing inspiration from the displays, you will then spend time painting kites in the workshop. At the end, you can also take home a blank kite of your own to decorate exactly as you wish.
[Weifang]
         
[Dedham] A two day kite workshop where registrant will complete projects presented by Master Canadian kite makers Normand Girard, Donna and Fred Taylor.
Glider Kite Aerodynamics, Design, and Glider Kite Flight Adjustments session by Doug Stout.
A sewing machine Tune-up Clinic, Miniature Kite workshop by Paul Berard. On going indoor flying, demos and practice for an Indoor Competition on Sunday afternoon
         
[Madison] 10a-12p: Kite making workshop for kids of all ages.
1p-4p: Fun fly for families and flyers of all kite types.
[Santa Maria] People of all ages will send hundreds of brightly colored kites soaring into the sky this Sunday, April 17, at the 7th annual Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum Free Family Kite Festival. More than 3,000 people are expected to attend this popular community event, which will run from noon to 4 p.m. at Rotary Centennial Park, 2625 S. College Drive, in Santa Maria.
The Kite Festival will feature professional kite-flying demonstrations, contests, food, vendors and music by family rock band BIRDIE. There will also be a “hospital” at the park for kites that need first aid.
         
[Leoti] An exciting day long festival featuring giant show kites, live music, kite and food vendors, and a plethora of classic cars for all to enjoy.
[Carrboro] Let’s go fly a kite! Come join us at Hank Anderson Park for an afternoon of fun. Bring a kite and help fill the skies with color. There will be a few kites available to those without one (on a first-come, first-serve basis).
         
Kite Fest (KY)
[Lexington] Kite Fest
Noon–4 pm, Saturday, April 16
Jacobson Park
Admission: Free
The skies of Jacobson Park will be filled with hundreds of kites this spring as Kite Fest returns for another year. Join us as we celebrate National Kite Month and our first major outdoor event of the season. Free activities will include kite flying, children’s games, special entertainment, kite making, and much more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the day or families may pack a lunch and picnic in the park.
 
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[Bel Air] Calling kids of all ages to the 11th annual Bel Air Kite Festival! To be held at Rockfield Park in Bel Air, Maryland on April 16th from 10am to 4pm. Bring a kite, a blanket & chairs, and a picnic lunch for a day of fun - you can sit back, watch the kites, and enjoy the music too. If you’ve never flown before there will be lots of volunteers to help. Go fly a kite!!
 
         
[Jacksonville]
 
         
[Salem] Family Fun Fly, Free Kites for Kids, vendors and food on site. Demonstrations of Giant Show Kites, Single line Kites and sport kites by members of the W.A.C.K.O.S., RAF and WOW among many kite clubs.
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[East Ridge] Chuck will present to the Regional Arts League’s monthly meeting all about kites, what’s happening in the world of kites today, especially as it pertains to creating arts in the sky, "Sculptures of the Sky." Chuck will show many of his own kites and talk about local events and places to fly.
 
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Eurovolies (FR)
[Villers-les-Nancy]
         
Jolly Up 18 (UK)
[Cliddesden]
         
[Morro Bay] This is a two day event with demos all day long and a candy drop for kids. Food and other vendors will be on site. On Saturday, Central Coast Funds For Children will give the first 500 kids a free kite to decorate and fly
         
[Macomb] Every year for the past 10 years, I’ve set up a booth at Western Illinois University Campus Greens’ "Earth Day Festival."
I tether some fun kites to bamboo poles and kids take turns "flying" them in the park space.
When I am able to get enough volunteers, I hold a kite-making booth as well.
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[Seville] April 4/23/16 Medina Earth Day Festival 8708 Hubbard Valley Rd. Seville, Ohio (FD,CKW)
10:00am - 04:00pm
Medina County’s 20th Annual Earth Day Festival
Buffalo Creek Retreat
Come celebrate Earth Day at Medina County Park District’s Buffalo Creek Retreat just south of Hubbard Valley Park. There will be earth friendly exhibits, a family fishing derby, kids’ activities, food, and much more, so bring the whole family for a fun filled day. Additional parking for this event will be at Hubbard Valley Park with shuttle service provided to Buffalo Creek. All ages welcome. No registration required. Free.
[Waihi Beach]
         
[ENID] Host Hotel is Springhill Suites By Mariott - 580/540-4256

Hours are 10 am to 5 pm
[La Hulpe]
         
[Glen Rock] This is an all day fun fly on a scenic hill surrounded by open fields. The event will be highly visible from I-83.
[Stamford] “We are co-hosting a kite flying festival at Mill River Park in Stamford, CT on Sunday April 24, 2016 http://www.millriverpark.org/ and we are planning a kite-making workshop here at the museum with Wayne Hosking on Memorial Day Weekend (specifics TBD).”
         
[Bern Township] 12-6 pm. Free parking and admission. The sky above the Berks County Recreation Facility will be filled with brilliant colors and a variety of shapes & creatures, as all levels of kiters, from beginners to professionals, enjoy a festival celebrating the high-flying fascination of kiting. Kids can make a sled kite and fly in the fun contests starting at 4 pm. Contest for professional homemade and newspaper contests for adult and youth. #readingberksYhkd
Refreshments available. Rain Date: Sunday, April 24
[Savannah] The Tybee Island Kite Festival will be held on Tybee Island, Georgia, on North Beach, on April 24, 2016. This festival, created in combination with Parkinson Awareness Month, encourages everyone to fly a kite for Parkinson disease. Beach games, kitesurfer demonstrations and kites, kites, kites. This is our fifth annual festival and no one ever thought to notify here previously. We are hoping that we can locate some area (or nearby) enthusiasts to provide a demonstration for us. I have sent requests in twice to the American Kiteflyers and have received no response. I hope that some of you can make it. Our island is truly one of a kind, and the Kite Festival is always a fun day._________________Sarah Bernzott Savannah Parkinson Support Group
         
[Spartanburg] Fun fly with kite making, kites for sale, exhibits, rok battle, kite flying, competition for kids, food vendors. We expect 3000-5000 with good weather.
 
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[Ocean City] The Maryland International Kite Exposition will feature three fun filled days of kite flying on the beautiful beaches of Ocean City, Maryland. Throughout the festival, there will be exhibitions and demonstrations including stunt and power kite lessons, free children’s games and activities, and much more!
The festival will showcase some of the best kite flyers from around the world. Kites of all shapes and sizes will be on display including some massive character and theme based kites.
The festival also includes the Mid-Atlantic Sport Kite Championships, a kite flying competition held under the guidelines of the AKA and Eastern League Sport Kite Association. Kite flyers compete in precision kite flying events as well as kite ballet, with the movement of the kite synchronized to a musical performance.
On behalf of The Kite Loft and The Town of Ocean City, we welcome everyone to join in the festivities. Bring your family for several days of good old fashion kite flying. Remember when we say "Go Fly a Kite", we mean it.
       
[Long Beach] Join us for our annual Long Beach Wind and Wave Festival at the Beach. Hwy 90 @ Jeff Davis - Long Beach MS. Bring your kite or fly one of ours. Free Lessons, kite demos, food, music, games for the kids and more!
       
[San Diego] San Diego Kite Club Indoor Fly is shared with Electro Model Flyer every fourth Friday beginning in March through November @7:30pm-9:30pm. Since the offical 2016 schedule is not published check SDKC websitef.
[Trouville]
       
[Sumner] Kitemaking for Senior citizens and their descendants.
[Portsmouth] Last year we had awesome winds and kites painted the skies. Wow kite flyers it is almost time for the 10th Atlantic Coast Kite Festival again this year in Virginia Beach and Portsmouth, VA. We open the kite festival with a get together at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center with live music, drinks and food not just for the kite festival attendees but open to the public. From there we work our way into fun for the whole weekend including a party Saturday night. This year, we again have a limited amount of hotel rooms for kite fliers and volunteers. Almost all meals are provided for flyers during the festivals and festivities Friday and Saturday nights. We also offer gas money to some coming in from far away (email for details). So, pack a car full of fliers, kites, volunteers and enthusiasts and join us.
         
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[Edwardsville] Kitemaking for kids provided by Edwardsville parks and demonstrations by the Gateway Kite Club. Come join us in flying at a great park! This is a morning event, 9:00 a.m. - noon.
EKG Club Fly (UK)
[Wickford]
         
[Shipshewana] Time: 11am - 3pm
Kite demos provided by various Midwest flyers & teams; candy drop; kite making workshop for kids; dual-line learn-to-fly field; vendor booths.
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
         
[Mansfield] In recognition of National Kite Month, Mansfield State Historic Site will host a Kite Day on Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The flying of kites has been a great recreational activity in the United States for over 200 years, so take time to come out to the park and enjoy this great activity! Bring your own kite which you made or bought and come enjoy the open space we have to offer. Check out the National Kite Month website for ideas for your kite at www.NationalKiteMonth.org!
 
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[Wisconsin Rapids]
       
[Albuquerque] KiteFest is Alta Mira’s annual fund and brand raising event drawing hundreds of participants to Balloon Fiesta Park for an enjoyable day of kite flying and activities for families in the New Mexico sunshine. Alta Mira is a member of the American Kite Flyers Association and as a result professional kite flyers travel from different states to demonstrate and fly their unique kites. To learn more about Alta Mira visit: www: AltaMiraNM.org KiteFest is always held the last Saturday in April.
 
         
[Mechanicville] The event starts at 11:30 AM. A kite workshop for kids, led by AKA & NYKE member Phil Dixon, who has been flying kites since the early 70’s. Different kinds of kites will be displayed and a short talk on kite flying and safety will be presented.
After the presentation, the kids will take home a kite of their own.
 
         
[Youngstown] Kite Fest: Spring Skies Over Rock Ridge
April 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm - Free Join the celebration of kites and all things that float, soar and fly through the skies! Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites will brighten the skies with expert kite flying and ingenious designs. Bring your own kite to fly and enter in free games. Enjoy free bubble, glider, and pinwheel activities. Create-a-kite and sky crafts offered for small fee. Call Ford Nature Center for details.
Details Date: April 30 Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Cost: Free
Venue Wick Recreation Area 1861 McCollum Rd. 44509
Phone: (330) 740-7114
Website: http://www.millcreekmetroparks.org/visit/places/mill-creek-park/wick-recreation-area/
 
         
[Chattanooga] Chuck will display his kites, particularly ones he has made, in the gallery of the East Chattanooga Academy for Art and Social Justice’s building.
 
         
[The Colony] The 2nd annual Up, Up & Away! Festival of Flight is a fun, family-friendly event featuring all things that fly including: kite flying & demonstrations, paper airplanes, birds, and hot air balloon rides. Other event activities include crafts, music, food trucks, temporary tattoos, games, and more. The event ends with an evening showing of the movie "Tangled".
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[Tulsa] The 24th Annual Tulsa Wind Riders Festival of Kites is a long time tradition of Oklahoma kitefliers. Hundreds will be in attendance for the two day event over Mothers Day Weekend. There will be kite making for the kids, a silent auction, kite and food vendors, a candy drop, and buggy demonstrations.
     
[La Hulpe]
[Rigby] Kite fun fly for everyone. Free event, running of the bols, kite making booth, lots of fun!
[Greenmeadows]
         
[Tulsa] The Tulsa Wind Riders will be hosting their 23rd Annual Festival of Kites on May 7th and 8th. Everyone is welcome to join as we celebrate our annual festival. There will be kite fliers from all over the midwest with big kites and little kites; kites with one string, and kites with dozens of strings. Get your kite out of the closet and come join in the fun. There will be a kite vendor if you don’t have a kite. There will be food and music as well. This is a free event.
         
[Bodega Beach] Castles and Kites - May 7, 2016
Doran Regional Park
May 7, 2016 11:00 AM
Castles and Kites is our annual celebration of sandcastle building and kite flying at Doran Beach in Bodega Bay.
At Castles and Kites, amateurs and experts are welcome to join in the fun. For kite flying, you can bring your own kite or sit back and watch others show off their kite-handling skills. Plus, local shops will have colorful kites on display and for sale.
For sandcastle building, free tools and molds are on loan from Regional Parks, and long-time sand sculptors will be at work on elaborate creations.
Castles and Kites is a spring tradition! Admission is free. Parking is $7 or free for Regional Parks members.
BCKA Fun Fly (BC)
[Richmond]
         
[Johnston] 2016 Kites on the Green Schedule of Events
· 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Free kite building in the Simpson Barn
· 10:40 AM Memorial Kite Flight launched from in front of P/A tent
A memorial kite flight to honor Cheryl Pannier, a well-known WHO radio personality and co-host, who passed away this past December. Cheryl volunteered her announcing skills for the first two Kites on the Green festivals.
Other memorial flights will occur periodically throughout the day for any friends or relatives attendees want to honor as well. Stop by the information booth to add your thoughts to the kite.
· 11:00 AM to Noon Running of the BOLS at the Race Area in front of the PA tent. BOL Racing is a kite festival tradition of running against the wind pulling an 8’ parachute style kite. Races will occur between local “celebrities” and representatives from various local civic organizations and city departments. If time allows, the public will be allowed to try their hand as well (must be at least 16 years of age).
· Noon to 1:00 Kite fights at the Race Area in front of the PA tent
· 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Family movie: “The Peanuts Movie” in large meeting room in Johnston Library
· 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Kite fights at the Race Area in front of the PA tent
· 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Running of the BOLS at the Race Area in front of the PA tent.
· 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Music by Wade Krieg & Ron Kennebeck. Library patio on the west side of the Library. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs or blanket.

All day events
· Public Kite Flying- Public Field
· Giant Show Kite Demonstrations
A big Thank You to the following show kite flyers
§ Larry Day of Clear Lake, IA;
§ Mark Bryant of Clear Lake, IA
Please make sure to not enter the marked off show kite flying area. Thank you.
· Free Make-n-Fly Kite Workshop- Simpson Barn
· Memorial Kite signing- Information booth
Stop by the information booth to add your personal memorial or tribute to this large white
[Cleveland] The Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites was founded in 1977 by a group of kite enthusiasts. Although the club structure remains informal, we elect officers to organize and oversee activities. Our main purpose is to encourage new kite flyers, share ideas, knowledge, experience, building and flying tips, and to have fun. Members range from eight to eighty-five. Anyone who enjoys the magic of kites is welcome to fly with us whether you are a member or not. Members of OSEK live in Columbus, Wooster, Medina, Youngstown, Mentor, Solon, Cleveland, Akron, Massillon, Canton, and small towns between! O.S.E.K. members have competed and participated in kiting on local, national, and even international levels.
COME FLY WITH US!
O.S.E.K. offers kite building workshops for area schools, clubs and groups. We present talks and demonstrations. We paint the sky with kites for park systems, community celebrations, and at the Cleveland Kite Festival in September. We also have our annual club members only “FLEXI FOOL Competition and Birthday picnic”. In April, National Kite Month, we can be found at the Youngstown Kite Festival, Medina Metro Parks Earth Day, Parkman Township Kite Day, and other places, as scheduled.
All requests for participation (workshops, demos, displays, kite flying) are presented to the members at next possible meeting and voted on. Due to an increase in requests and the limited number of volunteer members available, we regret we can’t cover them all.
At our monthly “free fly”, O.S.E.K. members share ideas, fly our kites, and socialize. We also hold brief, informal field meetings for business needs. Attendance is greater from April to September than during the winter months. Two Special meetings are held to discuss club business, one in March, which includes our annual Auction and election of officers, and the other in November.
         
[Wheaton] The Wheaton Park District encourages the community to enjoy spring and fly kites at the Go Fly a Kite event this Saturday at Graf Park, 1701 Manchester Road.
The "grand launch" will take place at 11:15 a.m., followed by kite demonstrations by Chicago Fire Kite Team. Contests will be held from 1 to 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Wheaton Park District’s website.
 
         
[Wheaton] NOW GO FLY A KITE! The Wheaton Park District, Gift of Wings, and the Kite Society of WI & IL are proud to present the 8th Annual Wheaton "GO FLY A KITE" Kite Festival as part of the Tour de Kites. This event is planned for Saturday, MAY 7, 2016 in Graf Park from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. In April, 2010, in conjunction with Wheaton’s annual Celebration, Wheaton residents attempted to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most kites flown simultaneously (967 kites). We had over 1,100 notarized registrants that day, and launched over 900 kites all at the same time. The families that came out for the event had a great time, so we are ready to “give it another try.” Flying for the 6th time, The World renowned Chicago Fire Kite Team, Dan Newman, Mike Delfar, O2, and Fire and Ice, and Elizabeth Gordon. The Wheaton Eye Clinic Kids Mad Dash will take place at 1:00pm and the Candy drop will take place between shows. Check this out! The Grand Launch will take place at 11:00. Gift of Wings will be selling kites at the park. For more information, contact Scott Fisher at 414-305-3145 or Kristina Nemetz.
 
         
Kite Day (MN)
[Bloomington] Enjoy live entertainment, activities, and more! Free kites for those 18 and younger while supplies last.
Schedule:
12 p.m. Welcome and National Anthem
12 - 3 p.m. Kite flying and inflatables
12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Somewhat Dixieland Band
12:45 p.m. Prize drawings
1 - 1:30 p.m. Kite flying contest (youngest kite flyer, oldest kite flyer, highest flying kite, and most unique kite)
1 - 1:45 p.m. Tricia and the Toonies
1:45 p.m. Kite flying contest winners announced
2 - 2:45 p.m. Mariachi son de Morelos
2:45 p.m. Prize drawings
 
         
[Easton]
 
         
[Waco] Free family event, 100 free kites given away, live music, kite vendor, jump houses, games, raffle, prize wheel, vendors, homemade ice cream,
brief miniature aircraft demonstration before kite flying starts. All net proceeds remain in central Texas to help hard of hearing and deaf children through free hearing aids, scholarships, free audiometers to Region 12 schools, free otoscopes to Region 12 schools and help with ENTs as needed
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[South Burlington] Kites in the Park is on May 13th from 6pm-8pm. Come celebrate the first warm days of Spring and the opportunity to get out in the parks. Bring your own kite or come make one with us. We will provide all the materials for families to create their own kite. The families can color it, construct it, and then fly it. It’s a FREE event! *One kite kit per family*
[Padada, Davao del Sur Davao del]
         
[Minden]
         
[San Diego] The OBKF is a large kite festival with activities predominantly for school-age children. There is no charge for admission, parking, or kite activities.
Activities include free children’s kite making, kite flying for all skill levels, dazzling sport kite ballets by world-famous champion kitefliers, kite-flying lessons, many kite-related contests with prizes, and other fun for children such as free jump house and inflatable obstacle courses.
A craft fair with a variety of vendors and food trucks are also available in the park on Ocean Beach Kite Festival day.
[Nelson]
         
[San Diego] Fun Fly and Monthly Meeting
[London]
         
[Long Beach] It’s that time again. Join us for our second Saturday fun fly at the Beach. Hwy 90 @ Jeff Davis - Long Beach MS. Bring your kite or fly one of ours. Free Lessons 10:AM - 4PM
[Revere] This event is free and open to the public.
Free kite making for the first 300 kids.
Start time is 10:00 am.
           
[Lemay Township] 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Come join us flying kites at the Pavilion at Lemay for their first Kite Day!
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[Bray-Dunes]
     
[Victoria] The Victoria International Kite Festival welcomes everyone to our third annual event at beautiful Clover Point, just minutes from downtown Victoria. Our free-to-attend weekend festival presents fun for the whole family and features some of the world’s top professional kite flyers (including the use of large colourful kites), kite making for children, an open sky event for the general public and much more!
Our festival is in support of individuals, families and adults living in our community who are affected by epilepsy, a condition which affects 1 of every 100 people. Donations will be welcomed onsite by HeadWay Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Centre, a non-profit society that helps ensure services for those living with epilepsy continue to be readily available. Please consider showing your support by making a small donation.
For those visiting our festival from away, Victoria offers access to everything from beautiful beaches, to snow-capped mountains to ancient forests. Daily sailing, whale watching and fishing excursions are available from right downtown! Our city offers a Mediterranean type of climate with late May average temperatures in the 18C / 64F range.
         
[Sisteron]
         
[Houlgate]
         
[Grand Haven]
         
[Grand Haven]
         
[San Francisco] Monthly sport kite comp. All welcome
[Waihi Beach]
         
[South Portland] Fun....!!!
[Ipswich]
The Trustees of the Reservation will host a “Mary Poppins”-themed party, during which area families may make and fly kites, participate in lawn games and draw.
Tea, lemonade and cookies will be served.
Event basics
WHAT: Trustees of the Reservation to host “Mary Poppins”-themed kite party.
WHEN: 1-4 p.m. May 22.
WHERE: Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich.
COST: Admission costs $24 for Trustees of the Reservation member children and $30 for nonmember children. Accompanying adults receive free admission.
INFO: For information and tickets, visit thetrustees.org.
         
[New Rochelle] NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle’s Fourth Annual Kite Day will take place at Davenport Park on Saturday, May 21st from 11AM to 3PM. Bring your own kite or use one of ours (limited number of kites available).
This family-friendly event open to all ages features kite flying activities along with music by DJ Third Stone, food for sale from Beechmont Café, and a health and wellness expo.
In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled to May 22.
Kite Day is sponsored by the New Rochelle Department of Parks & Recreation in conjunction with the City School District of New Rochelle “Triple E” Program and our community partner News 12.
For more information contact Michelle Oliveros, Program Administrator, (914) 654-2048, M-F, 8:30am – 4:30pm. www.newrochelleny.com/parks
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[San Vito lo Capo] 8th edition
       
[Wildwood] On the beach between E Hand Ave and E Burk Ave and the Wildwoods Convention Center, the 31st annual Wildwoods International Kite Festival begins on Friday at noon with the Unlocking of the Ocean ceremony outside of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Festivities following include opening of the Kite Sales Tent, Friday Night Social via the local South Jersey Kite Flyers Club (all-you-can-eat buffet for $10 per person), and the 9:00pm Illuminated Night Kite Fly. Saturday and Sunday include the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships, sport kite demo’s, team flying, kite workshops and family games. Monday features the World Indoor Kite Competition inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. FREE to spectators. Visit www.SkyFestivals.com (a downloadable registration form includes many of the events activities and info and can be found on the "Events" page) or call 732 822-4884.
       
[Rockaway Beach] Sponsored by the American Kitefliers Association, the annual Rockaway Beach Kite Festival features professional and amateur kite fliers for the 20th year at the new Ocean’s Edge Wayside. The American Kitefliers Association is the largest organized group of kiters in the world and travels all over to spread the joy of kiting to people of all ages and skills. The event offers contests in a friendly, unofficial environment. Participants can compete to win awards for having the nicest kite, the kite that drags on the ground the longest before becoming airborne, and many other events. Children can join in the fun as they build and learn to fly small kites during special classes.
Anyone who wants to bring their own kite to fly is welcome and encouraged to do so. The Rockaway Beach Kite Festival also features live music, kite exhibitions, an array of vendors, and tasty meals all weekend. Come hungry, and bring a camera to photograph the beautiful kites that will grace the skies along the beach at the Ocean’s Edge Wayside.
       
[San Diego] San Diego Kite Club Indoor Fly is shared with Electro Model Flyer every fourth Friday beginning in March through November @7:30pm-9:30pm. Since the offical 2016 schedule is not published check SDKC websitef.
Sky Fest (ND)
[Garrison] Continuing a 24 year tradition of flying kites on Memorial Day weekend at Fort Stevenson State Park. Bring your lawn chair and kites and come join us for the weekend. Kites of all kinds welcome. Healthy concession, door prizes, candy drop, kite making and good music welcome you to the lawns surrounding the Fort Stevenson Guardhouse replica.
         
[Rockaway Beach] Sanctioned by the American Kitefliers Association, the annual Rockaway Beach Kite Festival features professional and amateur kite fliers at the new Ocean’s Edge Wayside. The American Kitefliers Association is the largest organized group of kiters in the world and travels all over to spread the joy of kiting to people of all ages and skills. The event offers contests in a friendly, unofficial environment. Participants can compete to win awards for having the nicest kite, the kite that drags on the ground the longest before becoming airborne, and many other events. Children can join in the fun as they build and learn to fly small kites during special classes.Anyone who wants to bring their own kite to fly is welcome and encouraged to do so. The Rockaway Beach Kite Festival also features live music, kite exhibitions, an array of vendors, and tasty meals all weekend. Come hungry, and bring a camera to photograph the beautiful kites that will grace the skies along the beach at the Ocean’s Edge Wayside.
         
[Narbonne]
         
[Rouvroy]
         
[Milwaukee] The 29th Annual Maggiano’s FAMILY KITE FESTIVAL, presented by Renewal By Anderson & Cedar Crest Ice Cream is scheduled for Saturday, May 28th and Sunday 29th 2016, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. NOW 2 days long! Sponsored by B93.3, FM 102/1 and Milwaukee’s True Oldies Station, Gift of Wings, and the Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois. Featured performers include Chicago Fire, The Windjammers, Josh and Zach Gordon, Dan Newman, Paul Koepke, Mike Delfar, and the Giant Kites of Yves Laforest and Anne Clement from Montreal, and Jean Lemire. You don’t want to miss this folks! The Maggiano’s Family Kite Festival will be held in Veterans Park from 10 am until 6 pm on Saturday and 10 am until 5 pm on Sunday. The festival is free with plenty of free parking. The Fast Track Oil Centers Grand Launch of 500 kites will take place at noon. The Kaplin University Kids Mad Dash will take place at around 2:00 pm. Rhonda Begos will sing the National Anthem. This event will be shown live on the Internet! Kites and food will be sold at the festival. Kick off your Spring with the Maggiano’s Little Italy FAMILY KITE FESTIVAL!
         
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[San Ramon]
           
[La Hulpe]
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[Wildwood] On the beach between E Hand Ave and E Burk Ave and the Wildwoods Convention Center, the 31st annual Wildwoods International Kite Festival begins on Friday at noon with the Unlocking of the Ocean ceremony outside of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Festivities following include opening of the Kite Sales Tent, Friday Night Social via the local South Jersey Kite Flyers Club (all-you-can-eat buffet for $10 per person), and the 9:00pm Illuminated Night Kite Fly. Saturday and Sunday include the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships, sport kite demo’s, team flying, kite workshops and family games. Monday features the World Indoor Kite Competition inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. FREE to spectators. Visit www.SkyFestivals.com (a downloadable registration form includes many of the events activities and info and can be found on the "Events" page) or call 732 822-4884.
     
[Junction] michelleweberborland michelleweberborland@yahoo.com
This is a Kite Retreat for kite making, flying, art, fun and frivolity! This will be our 27th consecutive year and we rent the entire campus for the Retreat. Set in Texas hill country; this is a beautiful setting with nature walks, wild life,time to relax and create and fly! All are welcome to attend and participate. The cost is $235 for all weekend, which includes meals from Friday evening through Monday noon. That also covers housing, dorm rooms, bedding, shared suites, open air cabins, and most materials.
       
[Ocean Shores] A free, fun, flying event for the entire family, with kids kite making, flying demonstrations, and lessons.
         
[New Smyrna Beach] Get ready for a high-flying weekend of colorful fun at the New Smyrna Beach Kite Festival! Located directly on the beach, just south of Flagler Avenue, this event is sure to provide real "fun-in-the-sun" for the whole family! There will be professional kite demonstrations; and free lessons and tips for novices, including free kite kits and decorating stations for the kids! Adults and children are also encouraged to bring their own kites. Admission is free, but registration (on a walk-up basis, the day of the event) is required.
Kite Stop will be there with a tent to sell kites, and there will be a sectioned off area for doing kite demonstrations throughout the day.
         
[Basingstoke]
         
[NEW HUDSON] Kite festival, kite building for kids both days. Demonstrations to music both days by the Wind Jammers, Team Sky Burner, Blues Brothers, and many others. Open kite flying - Quad copter racing - Lots of things to do with the family. Exotic reptile show. Good food.
Toddler Bounces and many other good things to do.
         
[Cayeux-sur-Mer]
         
[Ocean Shores] A free, fun, flying event for the entire family, with kids kite making, flying demonstrations and lessons.
         
[Kenosha] The Tour De Kites Continues..... The 15th annual THE SHORE "Outta Sight Kite Flight" will be held on June 4th & June 5th, 2016, 10 am until 5 pm. This free event will be held in Kennedy Park on Kenosha’s beautiful lakefront. Sponsored by THE SHORE 92.1, 1400 WRJN, and Magnum Radio, The Kenosha News, the City of Kenosha, Gift of Wings, and The Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois. Featured performers include Chicago Fire Kite Team, CONNOR & AMY DORAN Jean Lemire, Josh Gordon, Paul Koepke, Fire & Ice, O1, Brett Williams as the Kite Whisperer, Mike Delfar, the Giant Kites of Yves Laforest, flown by Alex and the Canadian Dream Team, and the kites of Charlie Sotich, built and sponsored by the Kenosha News,and Habush, Habush, & Rottier. Special thanks to The Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois and Gift of Wings. The Cityof Kenosha Kids Mad Dash at 2:30 pm both days. For the first time ever, Connor Doran & Jean Lemire, and Paul Koepke will be flying indoor routines at K-Tec and Lincoln Middle Schools in Kenosha.
         
[East Tawas] This is a FREE family event. We have kite making for the kids, candy drops for the kid, tons of prizes, and kites galore. There will be kites of all sizes and shapes from little tiny to giants flying plus lots of stunt kites with demonstrations throughout the day. If you don’t feel like flying a kite, just come out and enjoy the beauty of all the kites in the sky.
[Porirua]
           
[Brooklyn] PS132’s 12th Annual Kite Festival is a wonderful celebration for our school and a great opportunity for community-building. The event is open to the public and it’s a fun day of outdoor activities, kite making and flying, crafts, rides, food, and a great raffle. We also showcase local elementary and middle school student musicians and performers. Please note: biodegradable kites only to be flown at the Park.
           
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
             
[Rockaway Beach] Sponsored by the American Kitefliers Association, the annual Rockaway Beach Kite Festival features professional and amateur kite fliers for the 20th year at the new Ocean’s Edge Wayside. The American Kitefliers Association is the largest organized group of kiters in the world and travels all over to spread the joy of kiting to people of all ages and skills. The event offers contests in a friendly, unofficial environment. Participants can compete to win awards for having the nicest kite, the kite that drags on the ground the longest before becoming airborne, and many other events. Children can join in the fun as they build and learn to fly small kites during special classes.
Anyone who wants to bring their own kite to fly is welcome and encouraged to do so. The Rockaway Beach Kite Festival also features live music, kite exhibitions, an array of vendors, and tasty meals all weekend. Come hungry, and bring a camera to photograph the beautiful kites that will grace the skies along the beach at the Ocean’s Edge Wayside.
           
Sky Fest (ND)
[Garrison] Continuing a 24 year tradition of flying kites on Memorial Day weekend at Fort Stevenson State Park. Bring your lawn chair and kites and come join us for the weekend. Kites of all kinds welcome. Healthy concession, door prizes, candy drop, kite making and good music welcome you to the lawns surrounding the Fort Stevenson Guardhouse replica.
           
[Rockaway Beach] Sanctioned by the American Kitefliers Association, the annual Rockaway Beach Kite Festival features professional and amateur kite fliers at the new Ocean’s Edge Wayside. The American Kitefliers Association is the largest organized group of kiters in the world and travels all over to spread the joy of kiting to people of all ages and skills. The event offers contests in a friendly, unofficial environment. Participants can compete to win awards for having the nicest kite, the kite that drags on the ground the longest before becoming airborne, and many other events. Children can join in the fun as they build and learn to fly small kites during special classes.Anyone who wants to bring their own kite to fly is welcome and encouraged to do so. The Rockaway Beach Kite Festival also features live music, kite exhibitions, an array of vendors, and tasty meals all weekend. Come hungry, and bring a camera to photograph the beautiful kites that will grace the skies along the beach at the Ocean’s Edge Wayside.
           
[San Ramon]
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[Junction] michelleweberborland michelleweberborland@yahoo.com
This is a Kite Retreat for kite making, flying, art, fun and frivolity! This will be our 27th consecutive year and we rent the entire campus for the Retreat. Set in Texas hill country; this is a beautiful setting with nature walks, wild life,time to relax and create and fly! All are welcome to attend and participate. The cost is $235 for all weekend, which includes meals from Friday evening through Monday noon. That also covers housing, dorm rooms, bedding, shared suites, open air cabins, and most materials.
     
[Nags Head] The 32nd Annual Rogallo Kite Festival will take place June 7th-8th on the Outer Banks. The festival will be held on Jockey’s Ridge State Park and Jockey’s Ridge Crossing and is FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

The Rogallo Kite Festival includes two days of kite flying to honor Francis Rogallo, NASA scientist and inventor of the flexible wing. His inventions started the sport of hang gliding and his designs have carried over into the stunt kites, power kites and hang gliders that are flown today.

In honor of Francis Rogallo and all of his accomplishments, Kitty Hawk Kites will put his ideas on display through flight! Come out and see large kite displays, learn to fly various kites, kitemaking, and more fun activites! Kitty Hawk Kites is proud to announce that Kitebus Festivals will be at the Rogallo Kite Festival. Terry Murray, owner of Kitebus Festivals, has earned regional and national championships within the ranks of The Eastern League Sport Kite Association, and the American Kitefliers Association. After spending several years competing, Terry now enjoys entertaining folks at festivals and kite competitions with his Quad line kite flying skills. After 15 years of attending kiting events, Kitebus Festivals has accumulated kites to be enjoyed by everyone.
       
[Jamestown] The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department and the “Wings on Strings” Kite Club are sponsoring the 22nd annual kite festival on Friday, June 10th, to Sunday, June 12th, 2016, at Meidinger Park Field (10th ST. & 17th AVE. S.W.)
June 10 — 12pm–8pm Learn Kiting from the Pros
June 11 — 10:30am—4pm Kids Kite Building. Concessions, music, and door prizes.
June 12 — 10:30am-4pm Concessions, music, and door prizes
Kite Fest has become a premier kiting event, attracting kite enthusiasts from across the country and Canada. The event is free and open to everyone. Events include fun contests for kids, kite making, demonstrations, door prizes, and music.
         
[Vancouver]
         
[San Diego] Fun Fly and Monthly Meeting
[Greenmeadows]
         
[Ste .Anne] Ste. Anne Lions family fun event with kite flying, face painting, two liter rockets, air-brush tattoos, hot dogs, drinks.
[West Chester]
         
[Long Beach] It’s that time again. Join us for our second Saturday fun fly at the Beach. Hwy 90 @ Jeff Davis - Long Beach MS. Bring your kite or fly one of ours. Free Lessons 10:AM - 4PM
[Cleveland] The Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites was founded in 1977 by a group of kite enthusiasts. Although the club structure remains informal, we elect officers to organize and oversee activities. Our main purpose is to encourage new kite flyers, share ideas, knowledge, experience, building and flying tips, and to have fun. Members range from eight to eighty-five. Anyone who enjoys the magic of kites is welcome to fly with us whether you are a member or not. Members of OSEK live in Columbus, Wooster, Medina, Youngstown, Mentor, Solon, Cleveland, Akron, Massillon, Canton, and small towns between! O.S.E.K. members have competed and participated in kiting on local, national, and even international levels.
COME FLY WITH US!
O.S.E.K. offers kite building workshops for area schools, clubs and groups. We present talks and demonstrations. We paint the sky with kites for park systems, community celebrations, and at the Cleveland Kite Festival in September. We also have our annual club members only “FLEXI FOOL Competition and Birthday picnic”. In April, National Kite Month, we can be found at the Youngstown Kite Festival, Medina Metro Parks Earth Day, Parkman Township Kite Day, and other places, as scheduled.
All requests for participation (workshops, demos, displays, kite flying) are presented to the members at next possible meeting and voted on. Due to an increase in requests and the limited number of volunteer members available, we regret we can’t cover them all.
At our monthly “free fly”, O.S.E.K. members share ideas, fly our kites, and socialize. We also hold brief, informal field meetings for business needs. Attendance is greater from April to September than during the winter months. Two Special meetings are held to discuss club business, one in March, which includes our annual Auction and election of officers, and the other in November.
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[Fano]
 
[Salina] A fun fly for anyone with a kite. No comps or completions just a weekend of good times and kite flying
         
[Martinez] Monthly club sport kite comp. Also a BBQ cook off is going on at the Marina. All welcome.
[Nelson]
         
[Dover]
[Keene Valley] Fly a kite with Dad in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks! East Branch Friends of the Arts shares Marcy Field with a fabulous Farmers’ market for this annual Father’s Day event. Refreshments and kites for sale. This year’s event will feature all sorts of flying objects: kites, balloons, Frisbees, rockets and more!
         
[Treasure Island] Join us for our monthly club fly on Treasure Island Beach. We meet behind the Thunder Bird Hotel. Time 1-4
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[Lincoln] In conjunction with the Fallbrook Farmers’ Market, this kite night will be held in the empty lots next to the market. The event is from 4:30-8:00 pm and is free for kite flyers.
[Edmond] Both Saturday and Sunday (June 27 and June 28) will be a family fun fly. There will be kite flying demos of one, two, and four line kites. Included in the activities will be kite making for the kids and candy drops from a kite.

New this year is a sport kite competition. For more information on this competition, contact Troy Gunn at t-gunn@msn.com.

There will be a kite auction Saturday with special kites donated by kiters and at sundown a night fly with lighted kites (weather permitting). There will also be members of a local astronomy club joining us to allow attendees to enjoy the night sky. There will be a kite vendor for those needing kites.
The kite fest will be about 20 miles from the nearest airport and about 1/2 mile from the nearest power lines.
       
[Edmond] Both Saturday and Sunday (June 27 and June 28) will be a family fun fly. There will be kite flying demos of one, two, and four line kites. Included in the activities will be kite making for the kids and candy drops from a kite.

New this year is a sport kite competition. For more information on this competition, contact Troy Gunn at t-gunn@msn.com.

There will be a kite auction Saturday with special kites donated by kiters and at sundown a night fly with lighted kites (weather permitting). There will also be members of a local astronomy club joining us to allow attendees to enjoy the night sky. There will be a kite vendor for those needing kites.
The kite fest will be about 20 miles from the nearest airport and about 1/2 mile from the nearest power lines.
       
[San Diego] San Diego Kite Club Indoor Fly is shared with Electro Model Flyer every fourth Friday beginning in March through November @7:30pm-9:30pm. Since the offical 2016 schedule is not published check SDKC websitef.
[Barmouth]
         
[Lincoln City] The Summer Kite Festival is held on the beach in the center of Lincoln City at the D-River Wayside from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information about the festival, visit the event page or call 800-452-2151.
         
[Swift Current] For eleven straight years, the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival has welcomed an impressive cast of Celebrity Kite Flyers to present an incredible array of kites against the beautiful Saskatchewan sky. On June 25 and 26, 2016, from 10am to 5pm, the skies will once again be filled with a multitude of flying creations for the 12th Annual SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival.
Over 40 national and international stars of kite performing and kite-making attend Windscape each year, many of whom have flown at some of the most prestigious and largest festivals in the world.
Along with the fantastic lineup of kite artists and flyers, the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival features a wide variety of activities for kids. The Children’s Tent offers many opportunities to keep kids of all ages entertained, including a bubble station, balloon sculpting, a straw bale maze, and a treasure-filled sand pile, as well as face-painting and tattoos.
At Windscape’s ongoing kite workshops, everyone can create a custom made kite. With the assistance of skilled volunteers, both children and adults can construct a simple sled or bird-shaped kite guaranteed to fly. Decorating supplies are provided to make the kite as beautiful as desired.
There is also a Windscape Kite Store where many kinds of kites, including inexpensive children’s kites as well as creature and cartoon character kites, are available to purchase. The store carries single line and dual line kites for flyers of all levels and abilities. Knowledgeable staff can help you make an informed decision about the best kite for you and your family.
Admission to the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival is free, and visitors receive a free festival program and passport upon arrival. The program provides helpful information about the festival, and the passport is a small autograph book to collect the signatures of all of the flyers. Prizes are awarded for the most autographs collected.
At Windscape, everyone can experience the thrill of flying in the vast Sask
         
2016 ODSKC (VA)
[Henrico] The 24th annual Old Dominion Sport Kite Championships (ODSKC) is one of the longest-running sport kite competitions in the US. ODSKC is both an AKA and Eastern League event that will feature all AKA-recognized individual outdoor sport kite disciplines for competition. Come join us!
         
[Hallandale Beach]
[South Yarmouth] "Kite Fun" with Archie and Friends at Bass River Beach, South Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. On beautiful Cape Cod. Kite making, large kite demos, candy drops, sport kite demos, and quad team demos.
         
[Treasure Island]
[Waihi Beach]
         
[Texas City]
[La Hulpe]
         
[Grayland]
EKG Club Fly (UK)
[Wickford]
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[South Yarmouth] "Kite Fun" with Archie and Friends at Bass River Beach, South Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. On beautiful Cape Cod. Kite making, large kite demos, candy drops, sport kite demos, and quad team demos.
[Richmond]
[Bognor Regis]
           
[Porirua]
           
[North Ridgeville] Victory Park Ohio
7777 Victory Ln, North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039
Sunday, July 3 at 2 PM - 7 PM
Bring the whole family out for a soaring good time at Victory Park Ohio’s inaugural Over the Rainbow Kite Festival, benefiting Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.
Bring your own kite or purchase one to color in our Kite Coloring Workshops ($5 each or 3 for $10).
Demonstrations and workshops will be conducted by members of the Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites (O.S.E.K.).
There will be food Trucks & trailers, kite and miscellaneous vendors, and several activities to watch or participate in throughout the day.
ADMISSION: FREE for the whole family
PARKING: $5.00 per car
SCHEDULE:
2:00pm: Open with Mass Ascension of Patriotic Kites
2:05-2:30pm: Stunt Kite Demos
2:30-3:15pm: Children’s Kite Coloring & Free Fly
2:30-3:15pm: Wind Sprints (fun event for children of all ages - the kite does the sprinting!)
3:15-3:45pm: Rok Battle
3:45-4:00pm: Candy Drop
4:00-4:30pm: Fighter Kite Demo Battles
4:30-5:15pm: Children’s Kite Coloring & Free Fly
4:30-5:15pm: Wind Sprints (fun event for children of all ages - the kite does the sprinting!)
5:15-6:30pm: Stunt Kite (Dual & Quad Line) Demos, Special Guests to be announced – The Grand Finale!
ALL EVENTS SUBJECT TO WIND AND WEATHER!
Visit www.victoryparkohio.com for more details.
           
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
Mon
Jul 4
Tue
Jul 5
Wed
Jul 6
Thu
Jul 7
Fri
Jul 8
Saturday
Jul 9
Sunday
Jul 10
       
[Brighton]
[Greenmeadows]
         
[Newport]
         
[San Diego] Monthly Fly and General Meeting
[West Chester]
         
[Long Beach] It’s that time again. Join us for our second Saturday fun fly at the Beach. Hwy 90 @ Jeff Davis - Long Beach MS. Bring your kite or fly one of ours. Free Lessons 10:AM - 4PM
[Cleveland] The Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites was founded in 1977 by a group of kite enthusiasts. Although the club structure remains informal, we elect officers to organize and oversee activities. Our main purpose is to encourage new kite flyers, share ideas, knowledge, experience, building and flying tips, and to have fun. Members range from eight to eighty-five. Anyone who enjoys the magic of kites is welcome to fly with us whether you are a member or not. Members of OSEK live in Columbus, Wooster, Medina, Youngstown, Mentor, Solon, Cleveland, Akron, Massillon, Canton, and small towns between! O.S.E.K. members have competed and participated in kiting on local, national, and even international levels.
COME FLY WITH US!
O.S.E.K. offers kite building workshops for area schools, clubs and groups. We present talks and demonstrations. We paint the sky with kites for park systems, community celebrations, and at the Cleveland Kite Festival in September. We also have our annual club members only “FLEXI FOOL Competition and Birthday picnic”. In April, National Kite Month, we can be found at the Youngstown Kite Festival, Medina Metro Parks Earth Day, Parkman Township Kite Day, and other places, as scheduled.
All requests for participation (workshops, demos, displays, kite flying) are presented to the members at next possible meeting and voted on. Due to an increase in requests and the limited number of volunteer members available, we regret we can’t cover them all.
At our monthly “free fly”, O.S.E.K. members share ideas, fly our kites, and socialize. We also hold brief, informal field meetings for business needs. Attendance is greater from April to September than during the winter months. Two Special meetings are held to discuss club business, one in March, which includes our annual Auction and election of officers, and the other in November.
Mon
Jul 11
Tue
Jul 12
Wed
Jul 13
Thu
Jul 14
Fri
Jul 15
Saturday
Jul 16
Sunday
Jul 17
       
[Oregon] This is a 3 day fun fly hosted by Maumee Bay State Park.
       
[Brookings-Harbor] Since 1993, the Southern Oregon Kite Festival (SOKF) has been one of the premier kite festivals in the United States, bringing some of the most well known kite fliers and kite makers to perform and display their creations for locals and tourists alike… This invitational event originated as the dream of kite hobbyist Steve O’Brien and as the creation of Larry and Lynn Goodman, former owners of KCRE radio station in Crescent City, California. Beginning in 2001, the Port of Brookings Harbor assumed sponsorship of the festival. In 2006, the kite festival became a non-profit organization managed by a dedicated group of community volunteers.
       
[Brookings] Started as an additional event of the Southern Oregon Kite Festival on 2013, the indoor event showcases some of the best indoor kite flyers on the west coast of the United States and Canada. This invitational event is the kick off to a full weekend of one of the premier kite festivals in the United States, bringing some of the most well known kite fliers and kite makers to perform and display their creations for locals and tourists alike
[Kill Devil Hills]
         
[Leominster]
         
WIKF Fun Fly (WA)
[Coupeville] A casual event with time to fly single line kites,
dual line sportkites and quadline kites. Have
lunch and then fly some more!!
[Nelson]
           
WKA Banquet (WA)
[Long Beach]
Mon
Jul 18
Tue
Jul 19
Wed
Jul 20
Thu
Jul 21
Fri
Jul 22
Saturday
Jul 23
Sunday
Jul 24
[Kill Devil Hills]
       
[Prospoder]
         
[Berkeley]
         
[Treasure Island]
[Waihi Beach]
         
[Grayland]
Mon
Jul 25
Tue
Jul 26
Wed
Jul 27
Thu
Jul 28
Fri
Jul 29
Saturday
Jul 30
Sunday
Jul 31
         
[Dunstable Downs]
         
[Berkeley] Two day festival of kites, kites and more kites.
         
BASKL@BKF (CA)
[Berkeley] BASKL runs the sport kite comp. at the Berkeley Kite Festival
         
[Blackpool]
           
[La Hulpe]
Mon
Aug 1
Tue
Aug 2
Wed
Aug 3
Thu
Aug 4
Fri
Aug 5
Saturday
Aug 6
Sunday
Aug 7
         
Jolly Up 18 (UK)
[Cliddesden]
         
[Newport] We hold this family event evey year to help bring awareness to mental illness. We accept donations and sell great looking t shirts to raise money for NAMI of Rhode Island. (National Alliance On Mental Illness) We will be at the event from 8am until 8pm. Besides flying kites, we will also have lots of other games to play to keep both young and old entertained. Please join us for a fun,free event at a beautiful location
[Porirua]
         
Pigs Can Fly (RI)
[Bristol] Kite Fly
Fun Fly
Potluck Lunch
Del’s Lemonade
Mon
Aug 8
Tue
Aug 9
Wed
Aug 10
Thu
Aug 11
Fri
Aug 12
Saturday
Aug 13
Sunday
Aug 14
   
[Dieppe,]
         
[Portsmouth]
         
[Maidstone]
         
[Prudhoe]
         
[San Diego] Fun Fly and Monthly Meeting
[Greenmeadows]
         
[Berkeley] Free sport kite teaching clinic. Learn to fly 2 and 4 line kites. Beginner to advance.
[Richmond]
         
[Long Beach] It’s that time again. Join us for our second Saturday fun fly at the Beach. Hwy 90 @ Jeff Davis - Long Beach MS. Bring your kite or fly one of ours. Free Lessons 10:AM - 4PM
[West Chester]
           
[Cleveland] The Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites was founded in 1977 by a group of kite enthusiasts. Although the club structure remains informal, we elect officers to organize and oversee activities. Our main purpose is to encourage new kite flyers, share ideas, knowledge, experience, building and flying tips, and to have fun. Members range from eight to eighty-five. Anyone who enjoys the magic of kites is welcome to fly with us whether you are a member or not. Members of OSEK live in Columbus, Wooster, Medina, Youngstown, Mentor, Solon, Cleveland, Akron, Massillon, Canton, and small towns between! O.S.E.K. members have competed and participated in kiting on local, national, and even international levels.
COME FLY WITH US!
O.S.E.K. offers kite building workshops for area schools, clubs and groups. We present talks and demonstrations. We paint the sky with kites for park systems, community celebrations, and at the Cleveland Kite Festival in September. We also have our annual club members only “FLEXI FOOL Competition and Birthday picnic”. In April, National Kite Month, we can be found at the Youngstown Kite Festival, Medina Metro Parks Earth Day, Parkman Township Kite Day, and other places, as scheduled.
All requests for participation (workshops, demos, displays, kite flying) are presented to the members at next possible meeting and voted on. Due to an increase in requests and the limited number of volunteer members available, we regret we can’t cover them all.
At our monthly “free fly”, O.S.E.K. members share ideas, fly our kites, and socialize. We also hold brief, informal field meetings for business needs. Attendance is greater from April to September than during the winter months. Two Special meetings are held to discuss club business, one in March, which includes our annual Auction and election of officers, and the other in November.
Mon
Aug 15
Tue
Aug 16
Wed
Aug 17
Thu
Aug 18
Fri
Aug 19
Saturday
Aug 20
Sunday
Aug 21
WSIKF (WA)
[Long Beach] The 34th Annual Washington State International Kite Festival is seven days of kite fun. Visit us at http://www.kitefestival.com for details.
         
[Dorchester] This event presents two cultures. The Boston, MA Chinese community and the New England kite community.
As kites originated in China, both groups celebrate the cultural spirit of kite flying.
This event is free and open to the public
         
[Cleveland] The North Coast Championship is a Ballet only Sport Kite Competition in conjunction with the Cleveland Kite Festival. This is a Midwest Conference Event for 2017 AKA competition points.
Directions and maps available from Cleveland Metro Parks:
http/ /www.clevelandmetroparks.com/MainjReservations-Partners/lakefront­
Reservation-18.aspx
Edgewater Park (41’29.45’N 81’45.01W) is located on lake Erie. Registration fee of $5 per person and Waivers signed with their choice of Class will be handled on-site. All Ballets will be
flown Open Class, Competitors will receive individual awards by their chosen Class. If necessary, heats will be flown.
Pilots Meeting will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Demonstration sign-ups during Open field time.
Edgewater is a large open park and has no power lines to deal to deal with. Burke lakefront Airport, is within 5 miles, however the field is not in their flight path. OSEK, the local kite club
running the festival have an agreement with the airport to not fly above a 500’ height limit.
         
[Cleveland] August 20 and 21 will find a field of kite flying fun and competition at Edgewater Park in Cleveland this year. Sponsored by the Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites (OSEK), this is the 38th year for this event.
The public can participate in Wind Sprints, a contest held by age groups from 2 to 80+, with prizes for the first three winners in each group. Expert kite flyers will vie for awards in Mystery Ballet and each day ends with a Rokkaku Battle; big single line Japanese kites with contestants using skill to down their competitors.
This year we will be including duel and quad line competition for AKA points in the NorthCoast Championship
OSEK will also have children’s kites for sale. These are kites the club makes in workshops around northeastern Ohio all year. Invented by William Allison of Dayton, Ohio back in 1950, these “sled kites” as they became known, are better flying kites for children than the old paper kites ever were.
All events begin each day at 11 a.m., and continue until 5 p.m. Families are invited to bring a picnic, bring friends, and enjoy a day of outdoor summer fun. There are no admission or parking fees.
         
FlyNy (NY)
[Manhattan] A Kite festival sponsored by the NY Dept of parks. On pier 1. Over one hundred free kites will be given away by NUC Parks Dept. Kites may be flown on the pier. Bring your own kite or get one from the onsite kite vendor. Event hours 11:00 to 5:00PM
[Nelson]
         
WIKF Fun Fly (WA)
[Coupeville] A casual event with time to fly single line kites,dual line sportkites and quadline kites. Havelunch and then fly some more!!
Mon
Aug 22
Tue
Aug 23
Wed
Aug 24
Thu
Aug 25
Fri
Aug 26
Saturday
Aug 27
Sunday
Aug 28
       
[Leba] We are happy to announce that for the sixth time, kites from around the world will cover the blue skies above Łeba’s beach. Kite enthusiasts, professionals and amateurs, are very welcome to take part in the VI International Kite Festival in Łeba. Kites will adorn the sky during the day and at night – spectacular night show, accompanied by music is becoming now a tradition. For the youngest, we planned exciting kite workshops and many other attractions for the active participants of the festival. Let’s fill the sky above Łeba’s beach with phenomenal designs and colors together!
       
[San Diego] San Diego Kite Club Indoor Fly is shared with Electro Model Flyer every fourth Friday beginning in March through November @7:30pm-9:30pm. Since the offical 2016 schedule is not published check SDKC websitef.
[San Francisco] First sport kite comp of the 2017 season.
[Waihi Beach]
           
[La Hulpe]
Mon
Aug 29
Tue
Aug 30
Wed
Aug 31
Thu
Sep 1
Fri
Sep 2
Saturday
Sep 3
Sunday
Sep 4
         
[Crescent City]
         
[Colby ] Family Kite Festival being held at the Colby High School in Colby KS , all 3 days of this coming Labor Day weekend , Sept 3rd thru Sept 5th. This is our 5th Annual festival at this location , all the big kites and some new for this year. Stunt kite lessons , for dual and quad line kites. Parachute races all three days at 1pm. Bring your own kites or purchase something new for 2016 from our kite vendor. Rv campground down the street from the high school. Contact Curt from My Wind Stuff @ 785-483-1309 for any information.
         
[Beech Mountain] A Family Fun event with lots of room to fly your kites, or watch the Art Kites, Giant Display kites, and Sport Kite demos. There will be lots of vendors on hand, kite games, kids racing with Bols (parachutes) and a kite sales tent. Saturday afternoon Kite makers will bring their creations to be judged by Master Kite maker Charlie Dunton, and on Sunday kids will have the opportunity to color a kite of their own. There will be judging Sunday which MAY include Largest Kite, Smallest Kite, Prettiest kite, and several other categories as the judges announce them.
         
[Callaway] Every Labor Day weekend since 1991, the village of Callaway, Nebraska, welcomes anyone and everyone to “Come Fly a Kite”! Professional and amateur kite fliers decorate the skies over the breathtakingly beautiful Nebraska countryside. The event is sanctioned by the AKA (American Kitefliers Association). Children and adults can enjoy the large colorful kites flown by our professional kite fliers. Visitors can bring their own kites or purchase a kite from one of our kite vendors. The event runs on the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event is located just 4 miles SE of Callaway, along Hwy 40, at Foster Smith Field. This is approximately 60 miles NW of Kearney and 70 miles NE of North Platte. Admission is $2 per person, per day. Children 3 and under are free. Parking is also free. Concessions are available at the event and Callaway businesses will also be open. Bring a chair or blanket and plenty of sunscreen. Callaway Kite Flight is an amazing event that has hosted hundreds of guests each year from at least 21 nations and 29 states since the event began in 1991.
         
[Two Rivers] The 10th Annual Kites Over Lake Michigan will once again be held at beautiful Neshotah Beach, Two Rivers, Wisconsin. This is now one of the largest kite festivals in the Midwest and attracts kitefliers from all over. Come and marvel at the giant show kites, precision stunt kite teams flying dual- and quad-line kites, spectacular and colorful ground displays, running of the bols, and games for kids. Learn how to fly two and quad line stunt kites from the experts. There will be a night fly on Saturday night, conditions permitting. There will be something new at the beach this year, a pavilion, and it will be built just in time for the event. What is a stage with no music, right? For the first time, we will have a live band, Boogie And The Yoyoz, providing live entertainment on Saturday night from about 8.00 pm to 11.00 pm. This was made possible by our Title and Band Sponsors, Shoreline Credit Union and Fox Community Credit Union (fomerly RiverWood-Maritime Credit Union). Once again, there will be the Fireworks Show after the release of Sky Lanterns on the beach. We are looking for a record breaking number of Sky Lanterns being released this year. UFO will make them available for sale on the beach and the public will be invited to join in the mass ascension. On Sunday, there will be free kite making for kids and another day of kite flying and performances. Free shuttle service available to and from the beach to the Two Rivers High School (Lincoln Avenue/Hwy. 42).
Please note that there is not a specific schedule of the various activities for the kite festival, save for kids kite making on Sunday, September 6th, from 9am to 11am, because everything is dependent on the wind conditions at that time. We operate on what we call "kite time" and all activities are based on that. For example, if the wind is light, the stunts teams can still fly with their low wind kites but the giant show kites will likely be grounded until the wind picks up. Activities like running of the bols and glider drops will occur re
           
[Porirua]
           
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
Mon
Sep 5
Tue
Sep 6
Wed
Sep 7
Thu
Sep 8
Fri
Sep 9
Saturday
Sep 10
Sunday
Sep 11
[Crescent City]
       
[Dieppe]
         
[Milwaukee] The Tour De Kites continues with The Gran-daddy of all kite festivals in the Midwest, The Maggiano’s Frank Mots Int’l Kite Festival flies into Milwaukee’s Veterans Park on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 10 & 11 from 10 am until 6 pm on Saturday and 5 pm on Sunday. Presented by Renewal by Anderson and Wilde Subaru. The Fast Track Grand Launch of 500 kites takes place at 12 noon on both days. Featuring The most powerful lineup of Kite Performers in America today, The Chicago Fire Kite Team, celebrating 30 years, Too Much Fun, Jeanette & Mark Lummas, along with Castel and Carol Pittman from San Diego, Fire & Ice, The Canadian Dream Team flying the Giant Kites of Yves Laforest, Brett Williams is the Kite Whisperererer, Elizabeth Gordon, Tom and Cathi Deck ,and Ann Vondriska. Kites and food for sale from Gift of Wings and the Kite Society of WI & IL. Thanks to our media partners, B93.3, FM 1021 and 1290am/100.3 FM Milwaukee’s True oldies station. The National Anthem will be sung by National Recording Star Rhonda Begos.
         
[San Diego] Fun Fly and Monthly Meeting
[Greenmeadows]
         
[Cape Canaveral] This will be a fun filled day with kite flying, kite demos (single line, fighter kite, stunt and Quad line kites), kite building, kids kite coloring contest (for a top grand prize), raffles, kite giveaways for kids, boomerang demos, frisbee demos, yoyo demos, kite surfing demos, music, bubbles, hula dancing, food and more!!! Come join us and fill the sky for this exciting day. Bring the family, your kites and your inner child!! Lets throw our cares to the wind, and share the joy of taking ours eyes to the sky!
[Wickford]
         
[Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineya] An all-day family event starting with free kite making for young children at 10:30. Prizes and fun and games for all ages. Demonstrations and instructions from well known kite masters from the Boston area. Check our website for more info. mvwindfestival.com
[West Chester]
         
[Ogunquit ] The 18th Annual Capriccio Festival of Kites will be held on September 10th, 2016, on the Ogunquit Beach from 9am to 2pm. The Festival is part of a two week celebration of the Arts. Over 300 kites will be given away to kids to decorate and fly. All volunteers that help with set-up, kite decorating, or demonstrate any kite flying will receive a free Capriccio Kite Festival t-shirt and free parking. Come early, stay late, and help us decorate the skies with kites. Rain Date Sunday September 11th, 2016 from 9am to 2pm
 
[Colby ] Family Kite Festival being held at the Colby High School in Colby KS , all 3 days of this coming Labor Day weekend , Sept 3rd thru Sept 5th. This is our 5th Annual festival at this location , all the big kites and some new for this year. Stunt kite lessons , for dual and quad line kites. Parachute races all three days at 1pm. Bring your own kites or purchase something new for 2016 from our kite vendor. Rv campground down the street from the high school. Contact Curt from My Wind Stuff @ 785-483-1309 for any information.
       
[Jackson] Family Fun fly with stunning show kites, art kites on display, kite making for kids, candy drop, scavenger hunt, bol races, music, concessions and more! Donovan’s Hobby onsite with kites to sell. LOTS of room to fly and easy access into event.
 
[Beech Mountain] A Family Fun event with lots of room to fly your kites, or watch the Art Kites, Giant Display kites, and Sport Kite demos. There will be lots of vendors on hand, kite games, kids racing with Bols (parachutes) and a kite sales tent. Saturday afternoon Kite makers will bring their creations to be judged by Master Kite maker Charlie Dunton, and on Sunday kids will have the opportunity to color a kite of their own. There will be judging Sunday which MAY include Largest Kite, Smallest Kite, Prettiest kite, and several other categories as the judges announce them.
       
[Long Beach] It’s that time again. Join us for our second Saturday fun fly at the Beach. Hwy 90 @ Jeff Davis - Long Beach MS. Bring your kite or fly one of ours. Free Lessons 10:AM - 4PM
 
         
[Broken Arrow] SkyDance Kite Festival in Broken Arrow will take place on September 10th, 2016. Due to delays with planners we can not confirm that there will be a kite vendor at this event. The Tulsa Wind Riders will be putting up a large display of kites. We will also have kites for the kids for a donation. We encourage you all to come out and fly kites with us.
Mon
Sep 12
Tue
Sep 13
Wed
Sep 14
Thu
Sep 15
Fri
Sep 16
Saturday
Sep 17
Sunday
Sep 18
[Dieppe]
         
[Coleville] 1st Annual Eastern Sierra Kite Festival. Vendors, Flyers, Contests, Demonstrations, Contests, Food, & Fun
         
[Coupeville] A family oriented event with single line flying and competitions, sportkite competition, demos and lessons.
Kids events....Teddy bear drop, running of the bols, kids
kitemaking. Food vendors. Come watch or participate.
         
[Berkeley] Fun fly, end of year BASKL awards and BBQ
[Indialantic] Come join us every week for a beautiful, breezy day at the Indialantic Boardwalk,(Wavecrest Ave.) located behind the Kiteworld store on the beach. Bring your favorite kites and your smile.
         
[Acton] Hobbs Farm in Acton, NH (Foxes Ridge Rd, .4 miles past County Rd as you head toward Milton Mills, NH).
[Indialantic] Come join us every week for a beautiful, breezy day at the Indialantic Boardwalk,(Wavecrest Ave.) located behind the Kiteworld store on the beach. Bring your favorite kites and your smile.
         
[Acton] Hobbs Farm in Acton, NH (Foxes Ridge Rd, .4 miles past County Rd as you head toward Milton Mills, NH).
[Nelson]
           
[Hilliard Ohio] This is a concert by the British invasion also a dedicated kite fly to Warren Bailey who passed away in July who was big in the kiting industry for years please Come one and all to celebrate Warren Bailey’s life and legacy
Mon
Sep 19
Tue
Sep 20
Wed
Sep 21
Thu
Sep 22
Fri
Sep 23
Saturday
Sep 24
Sunday
Sep 25
[Indialantic] Come join us every week for a beautiful, breezy day at the Indialantic Boardwalk,(Wavecrest Ave.) located behind the Kiteworld store on the beach. Bring your favorite kites and your smile.
     
[Cherry] The Cherry Valley Kite Festival takes place on a wonderful historic farm in the beautiful town of Cherry Valley. Friday night, the 23rd, is an Indoor Fly. Saturday morning features kid’s kitebuilding workshops and the main event, an all day outdoor fly featuring music, food, fun and both professional and amateur kite flying. Saturday evening there is a complimentary dinner and party for all kiters with delicious food, entertainment and a kite auction. The event closes with a Sunday morning pancake breakfast.
[Indialantic] Come join us every week for a beautiful, breezy day at the Indialantic Boardwalk,(Wavecrest Ave.) located behind the Kiteworld store on the beach. Bring your favorite kites and your smile.
         
[Grinnell]
[Waihi Beach]
         
[Waynesboro] Coyner Springs Kite Fly is fun for the young and young at heart! Bring your kites and come have a blast flying with other kite lovers. No kite? No worries we will be giving away over 300 kites! Grab your spot and watch as all sorts of kites fill the sky. Bring your blanket and chairs- there will be plenty to see and do! Kite flying and decorating, bowl kite races, art tent (pumpkins and pinwheels), apple slingin’, horse and hay rides, face painting, kite and food vendors, and more. Schedule of Events:10am-3pm Kite Flying, hay and horse rides, apple slingin’, vendors10am-3pm Bowl Kite races for kids and adults10am-3pm Various Kite Flying Demonstrations as wind permits11am Candy DropNoon Giant Flag Ceremony1pm Kite Decorating Contest2pm Candy Drop
[La Hulpe]
         
[Grayland]
 
[Indialantic] Come join us every week for a beautiful, breezy day at the Indialantic Boardwalk,(Wavecrest Ave.) located behind the Kiteworld store on the beach. Bring your favorite kites and your smile.
Mon
Sep 26
Tue
Sep 27
Wed
Sep 28
Thu
Sep 29
Fri
Sep 30
Saturday
Oct 1
Sunday
Oct 2
[Indialantic] Come join us every week for a beautiful, breezy day at the Indialantic Boardwalk,(Wavecrest Ave.) located behind the Kiteworld store on the beach. Bring your favorite kites and your smile.
     
[San Diego] San Diego Kite Club Indoor Fly is shared with Electro Model Flyer every fourth Friday beginning in March through November @7:30pm-9:30pm. Since the offical 2016 schedule is not published check SDKC websitef.
[Crescent City]
         
[Coney Island] Professionals and amateurs will be flying one line, dual line, and quad line kites on the famous Coney Island Beach between Bay 10th and 10 west street. All ages are able to participate.
         
[Lincoln City] The Fall Kite Festival is held on the beach in the center of Lincoln City at the D-River Wayside from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information about the festival, visit the event page or call 800-452-2151.
           
[Indialantic] Come join us every week for a beautiful, breezy day at the Indialantic Boardwalk,(Wavecrest Ave.) located behind the Kiteworld store on the beach. Bring your favorite kites and your smile.
           
[Porirua]
           
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
Mon
Oct 3
Tue
Oct 4
Wed
Oct 5
Thu
Oct 6
Fri
Oct 7
Saturday
Oct 8
Sunday
Oct 9
[Indialantic] Come join us every week for a beautiful, breezy day at the Indialantic Boardwalk,(Wavecrest Ave.) located behind the Kiteworld store on the beach. Bring your favorite kites and your smile.
     
[Ship Bottom/ Brant Beach] The First Annual LBI Fly International Kite Festival will feature celebrity kite fliers from the east coast and Canada. The festival will be kicked off with an indoor fly that will be open to the public. Throughout the weekend, there will be artist kites, banner and wind gardens displays, fighter kite demonstrations, single line kites, and sport kite demonstrations with individual and team flying. Children kite making, candy drops and bol racing will be offered to the public. Miniture butterfly kite workshop will represent the migration of the Monarch butterflies to our beautiful island.
         
[San Diego] Fun Fly and Monthly Meeting
[Indialantic] Come join us every week for a beautiful, breezy day at the Indialantic Boardwalk,(Wavecrest Ave.) located behind the Kiteworld store on the beach. Bring your favorite kites and your smile.
         
[Long Beach] It’s that time again. Join us for our second Saturday fun fly at the Beach. Hwy 90 @ Jeff Davis - Long Beach MS. Bring your kite or fly one of ours. Free Lessons 10:AM - 4PM
[Indialantic] A fun fly for world peace. Come join us for a beautiful, breezy day at the Indialantic Boardwalk,(Wavecrest Ave.) located behind the Kiteworld store on the beach. Bring your inner child.
           
[Greenmeadows]
           
[Fort Wayne] One Sky, One World kite fly for peace hosted by Trinity Church and Hoosier Kitefliers Society. Free brunch for kite fliers hosted by Trinity Church, 10:30 a.m. Free kite building workshop for children, ~11:30 a.m. Fun fly in the churchyard, ~11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
           
[West Chester]
           
[Cleveland] The Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites was founded in 1977 by a group of kite enthusiasts. Although the club structure remains informal, we elect officers to organize and oversee activities. Our main purpose is to encourage new kite flyers, share ideas, knowledge, experience, building and flying tips, and to have fun. Members range from eight to eighty-five. Anyone who enjoys the magic of kites is welcome to fly with us whether you are a member or not. Members of OSEK live in Columbus, Wooster, Medina, Youngstown, Mentor, Solon, Cleveland, Akron, Massillon, Canton, and small towns between! O.S.E.K. members have competed and participated in kiting on local, national, and even international levels.
COME FLY WITH US!
O.S.E.K. offers kite building workshops for area schools, clubs and groups. We present talks and demonstrations. We paint the sky with kites for park systems, community celebrations, and at the Cleveland Kite Festival in September. We also have our annual club members only “FLEXI FOOL Competition and Birthday picnic”. In April, National Kite Month, we can be found at the Youngtown Kite Festival, Medina Metro Parks Earth Day, Parkman Township Kite Day, and other places, as scheduled.
All requests for participation (workshops, demos, displays, kite flying) are presented to the members at next possible meeting and voted on. Due to an increase in requests and the limited number of volunteer members available, we regret we can’t cover them all.
At our monthly “free fly”, O.S.E.K. members share ideas, fly our kites, and socialize. We also hold brief, informal field meetings for business needs. Attendance is greater from April to September than during the winter months. Two Special meetings are held to discuss club business, one in March, which includes our annual Auction and election of officers, and the other in November.
             
[Seaside]
Mon
Oct 10
Tue
Oct 11
Wed
Oct 12
Thu
Oct 13
Fri
Oct 14
Saturday
Oct 15
Sunday
Oct 16
[Ship Bottom/ Brant Beach] The First Annual LBI Fly International Kite Festival will feature celebrity kite fliers from the east coast and Canada. The festival will be kicked off with an indoor fly that will be open to the public. Throughout the weekend, there will be artist kites, banner and wind gardens displays, fighter kite demonstrations, single line kites, and sport kite demonstrations with individual and team flying. Children kite making, candy drops and bol racing will be offered to the public. Miniture butterfly kite workshop will represent the migration of the Monarch butterflies to our beautiful island.
       
WIKF Fun Fly (WA)
[Coupeville] A casual event with time to fly single line kites,dual line sportkites and quadline kites. Havelunch and then fly some more!!
[Nelson]
             
[Indialantic] Come join us every week for a beautiful, breezy day at the Indialantic Boardwalk,(Wavecrest Ave.) located behind the Kiteworld store on the beach. Bring your favorite kites and your smile.
           
[Boston] Celebrate the Fenway Cultural Area with open free events to all museums, concert halls, Bostons Fenway area. Visit BOSTON YMCA @ 316 Huntington Ave for a day of indoor kiting and family fun.
Indoor kite flying open to the public.
Mon
Oct 17
Tue
Oct 18
Wed
Oct 19
Thu
Oct 20
Fri
Oct 21
Saturday
Oct 22
Sunday
Oct 23
         
[Nags Head] Kitty Hawk Kites holds the 26th Annual Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition on October 13-14, 2012. The competition takes place at the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Two days of competitive kite flying, team performances and kites dancing to music! This event is one of the best activities during the shoulder season on the Outer Banks!The Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition holds several competitions throughout the weekend. Spectators are encouraged to watch the competitions. Announcer Terry Murray with Kitebus Productions does a wonderful job of explaining the competition to the crowds. Kitty Hawk Kites will also give free stunt and power kite lessons for any spectator willing to learn! There is also kitemaking for the kids. All competitors must register using the link above no later than Sept. 24, 2012.
         
[Brooklyn] Kites of all kinds in the air. kite vendor on site. buy one or bring your own. It’s broke?. bring it anyway we maybe able to fix it.
         
[Atlanta] It’s been 5 years! Please join us for the 5th Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo. Since 2011, kite lovers and families from all over the city come together to enjoy beautiful weather and kite flying fun. There is live entertainment, a pumpkin decorating contest, face painting and tons of give-aways. You can find us all in the Meadow at Piedmont Park on Saturday, October 22nd, from 1 pm to 6pm. Grab your friends and family and come have some fun!
[Waihi Beach]
         
[Grayland]
[Miami Beach] This is the 24th annual kite event. There will be kites for sales and display (whales, octopus squids and more), Food trucks, Live music, Contest and Prizes, Kite competitions, and Bounce Houses. This is our 2nd kite event and last for the year. Next year will be a 2 day event celebrating 25 years.
           
[Cambridge] Our amazing annual kite festival featuring kites from all over the world and great kite clubs like Wings Over Washington. Free festival on the banks of the Choptank River, with fun flys, kite demonstrations, competitions with trophies and awards, great food and music and beautiful scenery.
Mon
Oct 24
Tue
Oct 25
Wed
Oct 26
Thu
Oct 27
Fri
Oct 28
Saturday
Oct 29
Sunday
Oct 30
       
[San Diego] San Diego Kite Club Indoor Fly is shared with Electro Model Flyer every fourth Friday beginning in March through November @7:30pm-9:30pm. Since the offical 2016 schedule is not published check SDKC websitef.
[Dallas] Everyone is invited to come out and fly kites near the Trinity River with the beautiful skyline of Dallas in the background. Troy Gunn and Team TKO, Dallas Area Kite Flyers Association and many other groups will participate in the day of enjoying wind-driven kite action.
[La Hulpe]
Mon
Oct 31
Tue
Nov 1
Wed
Nov 2
Thu
Nov 3
Fri
Nov 4
Saturday
Nov 5
Sunday
Nov 6
         
[Crescent City]
         
[Ocean Shores]
         
[Oregon]
[Porirua]
           
[Seaside Park]
           
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
Mon
Nov 7
Tue
Nov 8
Wed
Nov 9
Thu
Nov 10
Fri
Nov 11
Saturday
Nov 12
Sunday
Nov 13
       
[Treasure Island] Fun fly to honor veterans. We will be flying large kites, small kites, dual-line kites, and quad-line kites.
We will have activities for all ages. We will have lessons on the dual-line and quad-line kites. We will have kite demos during the day.
       
[Richmond]
[San Diego] Fun Fly and Monthly Meeting
[Greenmeadows]
         
[Long Beach] It’s that time again. Join us for our second Saturday fun fly at the Beach. Hwy 90 @ Jeff Davis - Long Beach MS. Bring your kite or fly one of ours. Free Lessons 10:AM - 4PM
[West Chester]
         
[Corpus Christi] Come join us as we fly kites and ride bikes with one of the prettiest views in the City! We will have stunt kite flyers, kite making stations, a bicycle and pedestrian loop uninterrupted by traffic, bike safety demonstrations and tons of activities for you and your family to enjoy.
[Cleveland] The Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites was founded in 1977 by a group of kite enthusiasts. Although the club structure remains informal, we elect officers to organize and oversee activities. Our main purpose is to encourage new kite flyers, share ideas, knowledge, experience, building and flying tips, and to have fun. Members range from eight to eighty-five. Anyone who enjoys the magic of kites is welcome to fly with us whether you are a member or not. Members of OSEK live in Columbus, Wooster, Medina, Youngstown, Mentor, Solon, Cleveland, Akron, Massillon, Canton, and small towns between! O.S.E.K. members have competed and participated in kiting on local, national, and even international levels.
COME FLY WITH US!
O.S.E.K. offers kite building workshops for area schools, clubs and groups. We present talks and demonstrations. We paint the sky with kites for park systems, community celebrations, and at the Cleveland Kite Festival in September. We also have our annual club members only “FLEXI FOOL Competition and Birthday picnic”. In April, National Kite Month, we can be found at the Youngstown Kite Festival, Medina Metro Parks Earth Day, Parkman Township Kite Day, and other places, as scheduled.
All requests for participation (workshops, demos, displays, kite flying) are presented to the members at next possible meeting and voted on. Due to an increase in requests and the limited number of volunteer members available, we regret we can’t cover them all.
At our monthly “free fly”, O.S.E.K. members share ideas, fly our kites, and socialize. We also hold brief, informal field meetings for business needs. Attendance is greater from April to September than during the winter months. Two Special meetings are held to discuss club business, one in March, which includes our annual Auction and election of officers, and the other in November.
Mon
Nov 14
Tue
Nov 15
Wed
Nov 16
Thu
Nov 17
Fri
Nov 18
Saturday
Nov 19
Sunday
Nov 20
       
[San Diego] San Diego Kite Club Indoor Fly is shared with Electro Model Flyer every fourth Friday beginning in March through November @7:30pm-9:30pm. Since the offical 2016 schedule is not published check SDKC websitef.
[New Smyrna Beach] Get ready for a high-flying weekend of colorful fun at the New Smyrna Beach Kite Festival! Located directly on the beach, just south of Flagler Avenue, this event is sure to provide real "fun-in-the-sun" for the whole family! There will be professional kite demonstrations; and free lessons and tips for novices, including free kite kits and decorating stations for the kids! Adults and children are also encouraged to bring their own kites. Admission is free, but registration (on a walk-up basis, the day of the event) is required.
Kite Stop will be there with a tent to sell kites, and there will be a sectioned off area for doing kite demonstrations throughout the day.
Contact me directly (john@kitestop.com) if you would like to be more involved in the planning/organizing of this event.
       
[San Diego] San Diego Kite Club Indoor Fly is shared with Electro Model Flyer every fourth Friday beginning in March through November @7:30pm-9:30pm. Since the offical 2016 schedule is not published check SDKC websitef.
 
[Nelson]
Mon
Nov 21
Tue
Nov 22
Wed
Nov 23
Thu
Nov 24
Fri
Nov 25
Saturday
Nov 26
Sunday
Nov 27
       
[Nags Head] Come celebrate the end of a great year with us at our Kitty Hawk Kites Store in Nags Head (mile post 12.5). On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, come out to our store to see Santa himself! Santa visits us each year in hopes of getting to fly a hang glider! On Saturday, the kite festival begins on Jockeys Ridge!
Santa always makes sure to see each and every child before he leaves for the day. If it’s good weather, he’ll be outside, and if it’s cold he’ll move inside the store so the kids can stay warm. We hope you make this a yearly tradition with your family like we have with ours!
As soon as the sun starts to set, come up to Jockeys Ridge and see huge 19′ delta kites soar above the dunes. When it starts to get dark, the lights really begin to show up! Check out our Facebook page for pictures from last year’s event.
If you get cold, it’s no problem! We’ll have hot cider and tons of cookies inside our store, free of charge for all spectators. If you want to be out on the dunes under the kites. Bring flashlights, glow sticks, and other light up toys.
[Waihi Beach]
Mon
Nov 28
Tue
Nov 29
Wed
Nov 30
Thu
Dec 1
Fri
Dec 2
Saturday
Dec 3
Sunday
Dec 4
         
[Crescent City]
           
[Porirua]
           
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
Mon
Dec 5
Tue
Dec 6
Wed
Dec 7
Thu
Dec 8
Fri
Dec 9
Saturday
Dec 10
Sunday
Dec 11
         
[San Diego] Fun Fly and Monthly Meeting
[Greenmeadows]
         
[Long Beach] It’s that time again. Join us for our second Saturday fun fly at the Beach. Hwy 90 @ Jeff Davis - Long Beach MS. Bring your kite or fly one of ours. Free Lessons 10:AM - 4PM
[West Chester]
           
[Cleveland] The Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites was founded in 1977 by a group of kite enthusiasts. Although the club structure remains informal, we elect officers to organize and oversee activities. Our main purpose is to encourage new kite flyers, share ideas, knowledge, experience, building and flying tips, and to have fun. Members range from eight to eighty-five. Anyone who enjoys the magic of kites is welcome to fly with us whether you are a member or not. Members of OSEK live in Columbus, Wooster, Medina, Youngstown, Mentor, Solon, Cleveland, Akron, Massillon, Canton, and small towns between! O.S.E.K. members have competed and participated in kiting on local, national, and even international levels.
COME FLY WITH US!
O.S.E.K. offers kite building workshops for area schools, clubs and groups. We present talks and demonstrations. We paint the sky with kites for park systems, community celebrations, and at the Cleveland Kite Festival in September. We also have our annual club members only “FLEXI FOOL Competition and Birthday picnic”. In April, National Kite Month, we can be found at the Youngstown Kite Festival, Medina Metro Parks Earth Day, Parkman Township Kite Day, and other places, as scheduled.
All requests for participation (workshops, demos, displays, kite flying) are presented to the members at next possible meeting and voted on. Due to an increase in requests and the limited number of volunteer members available, we regret we can’t cover them all.
At our monthly “free fly”, O.S.E.K. members share ideas, fly our kites, and socialize. We also hold brief, informal field meetings for business needs. Attendance is greater from April to September than during the winter months. Two Special meetings are held to discuss club business, one in March, which includes our annual Auction and election of officers, and the other in November.
Mon
Dec 12
Tue
Dec 13
Wed
Dec 14
Thu
Dec 15
Fri
Dec 16
Saturday
Dec 17
Sunday
Dec 18
           
[Nelson]
Mon
Dec 19
Tue
Dec 20
Wed
Dec 21
Thu
Dec 22
Fri
Dec 23
Saturday
Dec 24
Sunday
Dec 25
           
[Waihi Beach]
Mon
Dec 26
Tue
Dec 27
Wed
Dec 28
Thu
Dec 29
Fri
Dec 30
Saturday
Dec 31
Sunday
Jan 1
       
[San Diego] San Diego Kite Club Indoor Fly is shared with Electro Model Flyers every 4th Friday begining in March through December @7:30pm-9:30pm. Please check www.sandiegokiteclub.com for updates.
[San Diego] Fighter Kite Competition is Club Member Class and Open Class.
[Porirua]
           
[Richmond]
           
[San Diego] Celebrate the New Year with San Diego Kite Club.
           
[West Chester]
           
[Oregon ] The Black Swamp Air Force annual New Years Day Fly. We will meet at the bay around 11 ish and spend a little time flying , then adjourn somewhere warmer for some lunch.
           
[Cleveland] OSEK New Year’s Free Fly, Edgewater Park. We do this crazy thing - we fly in kites in bad weather. Bring hot chocolate, bring a friend! It’s Northern Ohio; it could be 70 above or below.
           
[Portland] New Year’s Day Fun Fly
           
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
           
[Milwaukee] On Friday, January 1, 2017, New Years Day, the Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois, and Gift of Wings are presenting our 30th Annual “COOL FOOL KITE FESTIVAL”, The first Kite Festival of the New Year!
This 30 year Milwaukee tradition will take place in Veterans Park, on Milwaukee’s usually warm and windy lakefront. The kite festival is free to the public and will start at 11:00 am just prior to the Polar Bear’s jump into Lake Michigan, and will run until we can no longer stand the cold, probably around 5:00 PM. Kites and hot food are available for purchase or bring your own. FREE Hot chocolate, coffee, and snacks will be served while it lasts, compliments of the Kite Society of WI & IL.
A group called THE QUIET ICE CARVERS will also be on hand, carving some great ice carving designs.
           
[Milwaukee] On Friday, January 1, 2017, New Years Day, the Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois, and Gift of Wings are presenting our 30th Annual “COOL FOOL KITE FESTIVAL”, The first Kite Festival of the New Year!This 30 year Milwaukee tradition will take place in Veterans Park, on Milwaukee’s usually warm and windy lakefront. The kite festival is free to the public and will start at 11:00 am just prior to the Polar Bear’s jump into Lake Michigan, and will run until we can no longer stand the cold, probably around 5:00 PM. Kites and hot food are available for purchase or bring your own. FREE Hot chocolate, coffee, and snacks will be served while it lasts, compliments of the Kite Society of WI & IL.A group called THE QUIET ICE CARVERS will also be on hand, carving some great ice carving designs.
Mon
Jan 2
Tue
Jan 3
Wed
Jan 4
Thu
Jan 5
Fri
Jan 6
Saturday
Jan 7
Sunday
Jan 8
         
[Crescent City]
           
[Greenmeadows]
           
[West Chester]
Mon
Jan 9
Tue
Jan 10
Wed
Jan 11
Thu
Jan 12
Fri
Jan 13
Saturday
Jan 14
Sunday
Jan 15
     
[Rockaway Beach]
         
[Treasure Island] THE 18th Annual TREASURE ISLAND SPORT KITE CHAMPIONSHIP returns to Florida in 2015 (as part of the annual Treasure Island Kite Festival). Following the successful revival of the competition in 2010, TISKC has reclaimed its prominence as one of the premier sport kite events of the year. Competitors from up and down the East Coast will gather at Treasure Island, FL during the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend January 17th-18th 2015, for two days of excellent competition with plenty of time to socialize on one of the best kite flying beaches in the country. This year, TISKC is presented by Windworks.
Join us on Saturday for kite flying demonstrations, pair & team flying exhibition, and kite flying lessons, provided by champion Eastern League Kite Flyers. On Sunday, the festival kicks into high gear with the sport kite competition, featuring a full day of dazzling aerobatic kite flying set to music, scored by judges. When the sun goes down, the event keeps on going! Join us on TI beach for giant bubbles and night kite flying (weather & wind permitting).
As with previous years, TISKC will be offering Team Multiline Precision and Ballet as disciplines! Given the growing popularity of group multiline flying and the growing experience out there, this event will be spectacular.
TISKC will also be offering a novice class competition for multi-line precision and ballet. If you haven’t participated in a multi-line competition, this is your chance!
Individual precision events for Experienced and Masters classes will be run according to program precision (formerly called league-style) rules. This format has proven to be more audience friendly and allows for a speedier running of the competition.
Of course, Monday is a holiday, so we hope you will plan on staying an extra day for recreational flying. January weather in Florida is usually ideal for kites, with mild temperatures and steady winds, so take full advantage of the opportunity to fly on the white sandy beach while many parts of the co
           
[Nelson]
Mon
Jan 16
Tue
Jan 17
Wed
Jan 18
Thu
Jan 19
Fri
Jan 20
Saturday
Jan 21
Sunday
Jan 22
[Treasure Island] THE 18th Annual TREASURE ISLAND SPORT KITE CHAMPIONSHIP returns to Florida in 2015 (as part of the annual Treasure Island Kite Festival). Following the successful revival of the competition in 2010, TISKC has reclaimed its prominence as one of the premier sport kite events of the year. Competitors from up and down the East Coast will gather at Treasure Island, FL during the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend January 17th-18th 2015, for two days of excellent competition with plenty of time to socialize on one of the best kite flying beaches in the country. This year, TISKC is presented by Windworks.
Join us on Saturday for kite flying demonstrations, pair & team flying exhibition, and kite flying lessons, provided by champion Eastern League Kite Flyers. On Sunday, the festival kicks into high gear with the sport kite competition, featuring a full day of dazzling aerobatic kite flying set to music, scored by judges. When the sun goes down, the event keeps on going! Join us on TI beach for giant bubbles and night kite flying (weather & wind permitting).
As with previous years, TISKC will be offering Team Multiline Precision and Ballet as disciplines! Given the growing popularity of group multiline flying and the growing experience out there, this event will be spectacular.
TISKC will also be offering a novice class competition for multi-line precision and ballet. If you haven’t participated in a multi-line competition, this is your chance!
Individual precision events for Experienced and Masters classes will be run according to program precision (formerly called league-style) rules. This format has proven to be more audience friendly and allows for a speedier running of the competition.
Of course, Monday is a holiday, so we hope you will plan on staying an extra day for recreational flying. January weather in Florida is usually ideal for kites, with mild temperatures and steady winds, so take full advantage of the opportunity to fly on the white sandy beach while many parts of the co
         
[Waihi Beach]
Mon
Jan 23
Tue
Jan 24
Wed
Jan 25
Thu
Jan 26
Fri
Jan 27
Saturday
Jan 28
Sunday
Jan 29
         
[Grayland]
Mon
Jan 30
Tue
Jan 31
Wed
Feb 1
Thu
Feb 2
Fri
Feb 3
Saturday
Feb 4
Sunday
Feb 5
     
[South Padre Island]
[Porirua]
         
[Crescent City]
           
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
Mon
Feb 6
Tue
Feb 7
Wed
Feb 8
Thu
Feb 9
Fri
Feb 10
Saturday
Feb 11
Sunday
Feb 12
         
SDKC (CA)
[San Diego] Fun Fly and general meeting
[Greenmeadows]
Mon
Feb 13
Tue
Feb 14
Wed
Feb 15
Thu
Feb 16
Fri
Feb 17
Saturday
Feb 18
Sunday
Feb 19
       
[Delavan] DRESS REALLY WARM because Gift of Wings and the Lakelawn Resort are proud to announce the 4th Annual SKY CIRCUS ON ICE, the largest and most spectacular kite festival held ON ice in North America. SCOI is sponsored by GIFT OF WINGS, The City of Delavan, the Delavan Chamber of Commerce, The Kite Society of WI & IL, and Lakelawn Resort February17th, 18th & 19th, 2017, from 10 am until 5pm with indoor performances on Friday and Saturday nights in the GREAT KITE ROOM, until 8:30 pm. This great event will take place ON THE ICE of Delavan Lake, at Lakelawn Resort, in the City of Delavan and it is all FREE. Featuring the most POWERFUL LINEUP OF KITE PERFORMERS IN NORTH AMERICA TODAY.
The Chicago Fire Kite Team, The Windjammers, Connor & Amy Doran, Jim Cosca, The Canadian Dream Team of Yves Laforest, Julie Mailhot, Anne Clement, and Martin Morand flying the Giant kites, Jean Lemire, Brett Williams, Elizabeth Gordon, Josh & Zach Gordon, Ann Vondriska, and our kite making specialist, Jeanie Herrera as Miss Kite Lady, Mike Delfar, & Dan Newman. Indoor kite making & indoor kite flying, lessons by Jim Cosca, and a whole lot more. February 17th Amy and Connor Doran will be performing at the Schools in Delavan.
         
[Clear Lake] Color the Wind is the largest winter kite festival in the Midwest held on the frozen waters of the third largest natural lake in Iowa. Everyone is welcome!
[Nelson]
Mon
Feb 20
Tue
Feb 21
Wed
Feb 22
Thu
Feb 23
Fri
Feb 24
Saturday
Feb 25
Sunday
Feb 26
         
[Grayland]
[Waihi Beach]
Mon
Feb 27
Tue
Feb 28
Wed
Mar 1
Thu
Mar 2
Fri
Mar 3
Saturday
Mar 4
Sunday
Mar 5
       
U-MAKE (IL)
[Oregon] KITES AND KAMARADERIE
Usually the first weekend in March….starts Friday evening, and extends to Sunday at 4PM. Registration includes lodging (Dorm Rooms) Friday and Saturday nights, and food from Friday Evening to Sunday Lunch.
A mix of kite related classes will be available, both sew and no sew. Classes will start Friday evening and continue Saturday and Sunday with some all day classes, some ½ day, some two day classes held at Lorado Taft Field Campus Oregon, IL
         
[Crescent City]
         
[Sugar Land]
[Porirua]
         
[Austin] Zilker Annual Kite Festival. I don’t have any information available for Zilker at this time. Just marking it on the calendar.
[Henrico] Regular Gathering of anyone interested in kite flying.
Mon
Mar 6
Tue
Mar 7
Wed
Mar 8
Thu
Mar 9
Fri
Mar 10
Saturday
Mar 11
Sunday
Mar 12
       
[Stanwood] www.kitemakers.org
         
[Berkeley] This event has been canceled
[Greenmeadows]
Mon
Mar 13
Tue
Mar 14
Wed
Mar 15
Thu
Mar 16
Fri
Mar 17
Saturday
Mar 18
Sunday
Mar 19
         
[Enterprise] Free Community Kite Day!
Saturday, March 18th 12-2pm
Activities will include: Kite Flying Demonstrations by the Emerald Coast Kite Flyers Club, a Kite Display and sales by Kewl Kites of Long Beach, Mississippi, Hot Dog Lunch, Face Painting, Bubbles, & More!!
FREE FUN for ALL ages!!!
[Nelson]
         
[San Francisco, CA] This event has been canceled
 
         
SDKC (CA)
[San Diego] Fun Fly & general meeting.
 
         
[San Antonio] Festival will be a family fun fly for all ages. Kite workshop for youngsters, large kite and stunt kite demonstrations
Mon
Mar 20
Tue
Mar 21
Wed
Mar 22
Thu
Mar 23
Fri
Mar 24
Saturday
Mar 25
Sunday
Mar 26
       
[Otaki]
         
[Eureka Springs] Friendly family fun fly
[Waihi Beach]
         
[Grayland]
Mon
Mar 27
Tue
Mar 28
Wed
Mar 29
Thu
Mar 30
Fri
Mar 31
Saturday
1
Sunday
2
       
Kite Fest (LA)
[Port Allen]
       
SDKC (CA)
[San Diego] Indoor fly with Electric Model Flyers
[Crescent City]
         
[Washington] Contact WOW Members for more Infomation
[Porirua]
         
[Tryon] Mark your calendars for Foothills Equestrian Nature Center’s Annual Go Fly a Kite Day on April 1st at 1pm! This long running event is always a family favorite in the community. Get outside and enjoy springtime at FENCE on this fun day. It’s always a great time flying kites up on Hawk’s ridge and enjoying the wonderful view of community members flying kites and having fun together. FENCE will provide kites to the first 200 children who arrive and there will be drinks and snacks for all who attend the event. Individuals are encouraged to bring their own kites as well for the event!
Visit www.fence.org for more information or call 828-859-9021.
 
         
[Glenwood] Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic
Gather up your family and friends and come to Glenwood and join us for the Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic. Last year 123 people joined us so there is plenty of space without fences to tangle your kite strings, and room to park for your tailgate picnic. Admission is free and there will be a free raffle drawing for a kite at 2.30pm, so be sure to pick up your raffle ticket on arrival at the gate with the labyrinth sign. While you are here and for a completely different experience, walk one or all five of the labyrinths and a maze across the road at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths.
BRING: your picnic, your kite, your laughter, the whole family and all your friends, your sunhat and something to sit on.
WE PROVIDE: Water, kite mending supplies, a Johnny on the Spot porta-pottie, loaner kites. Admission is free.
 
         
[Glenwood] Gather up your family and friends and come to Glenwood and join us for the Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic. There are usually 100+ people and there is plenty of space without fences to tangle your kite strings, and room to park for your tailgate picnic. Admission is free and there will be a free raffle drawing for a kite at 2.30pm, so be sure to pick up your raffle ticket on arrival at the gate with the labyrinth sign. While you are here and for a completely different experience, walk one or all five of the labyrinths across the road at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths.
 
         
[Woodstock ] Join Woodstock Land Conservancy for a celebration of spring! Bring a kite to fly at the open field of Zena Cornfield, Woodstock Land Conservancy’s first preserve on April 1, the first day of National Kite Month. There will also be a spring flower planting activity for kids.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own kites. Some kites will be available. Materials for flower planting will be provided.
The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Woodstock Land Conservancy. Parking is available across the street from Zena Cornfield and along Gitnick Road on the stream side.
 
         
[Tulsa] Tulsa Wind Riders will gather at Tulsa Botanic Garden for Kites at The Garden for the 4th year in a row. The garden will offer kite making for the kids for 3 dollars. The admission to the Botanical Gardens is 8 dollars for adults and 4 dollars for children. Admission for AKA members will be free courtesy of the Tulsa Wind Riders.
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[Lincoln, MA] Kite Education, Kite making, kite flying,
[Zionsville] 11am - ~1pm
Contact: Clark Shute, smilehiindy@netzero.net
Children’s kite making workshop for kids in a homeschool group; adults also attending; kite talk, Q&A, kite making; flying in field across from church.
[Chattanooga] I will be conducting a STEM kite workshop for a Family Math Night at Red Bank Middle School. Participants will build a kite, calculate area in sq. inches, convert to sq. ft., find their weight in grams, convert to pounds, and use a formula to figure out how much wind is needed to fly the kite. They will make Eddy kites.
 
[Oconto Falls] Make kites with kids - 93, 4th graders
[Charlottesville] We invite kids and kite enthusiasts to join us at the vineyard and wine tasting room for a weekend of kite flying among the magestic Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains.
   
[Chattanooga] I will be conducting a STEM kite workshop for two classes that are pulled together. One is a 7th grade pre-Algebra class and the other is an 8th grade Physical Science class. Participants will build a kite, calculate area in sq. inches, convert to sq. ft., find their weight in grams, convert to pounds, and use a formula to figure out how much wind is needed to fly the kite. They will make Eddy kites.
   
SDKC (CA)
[San Diego] Fun Fly & general meeting
[Santa Barbara] SAVE THE DATE! The 31st annual Santa Barbara Kite Festival returns Sunday, April 10th, 2016 with new extended hours 11am to 5pm, and new kite contests! In addition to the ever-popular “Children’s Tail Chase”, new kite contests for the 2016 festival include “Best of Fest”, “Best Ground Display (banners, flags display), “Youngest & Oldest Kite Flyers”, “Most Unique/Unusual Kite”, “Funniest Kite”, and “Most Unflyable Kite” ! Popular past contests will return including “Most Beautiful” (handmade & commercial), “Highest Flying”, “Largest & Smallest Kites”, “Kite Fighting” and “Sport Flying”. Prizes will be awarded to all contest winners. The Santa Barbara Kite Festival is held each year on the west campus lawn at Santa Barbara City College 973 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, 93109 (next to the Garvin Theatre), a short distance from the main campus. Admission to the festival is free. Parking is available on both west campus and the main campus. Kites can be purchased at the festival. For more info, visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/santabarbarakitefestival and our website www.sbkitefest.com. Email sbkitefest@gmail.com or davidhefferman@hotmail.com. Phone 805-627-6202 or 805-963-2964
         
[Bel Air] Calling kids of all ages to the 12th annual Bel Air Kite Festival! To be held at Rockfield Park in Bel Air, Maryland on April 8th from 10am to 4pm. Bring a kite, a blanket & chairs, and a picnic lunch for a day of fun - you can sit back, watch the kites, and enjoy the music too. If you’ve never flown before there will be lots of volunteers to help. Go fly a kite!!
[Nellysford]
         
[Mechanicville] A presentation all about kites. Each child that attends will receive a kite to take home. Open to children in grades kindergarten and up. Registration is required, so please stop in or call us at 664-4646.
 
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[West Chester] Co-sponsored by PIGS Aloft and Butler County MetroParks, Kites ’N MPX is a family friendly kite fly featuring gigantic inflatable kites, kite ballet, and kids kite making.
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[Hanscom AFB] 3rd Grade class Kite Day. Kite demonstrations, building, history, geography, arts and science of kites.
Indoor and outdoor kite flying.
NKM event.
 
[Lahaina] Celebrate the wide world of kites and national kite month during this two-day Maui event:  On Friday between 10 am and 8:30 pm, a traditional Chinese Kite Festival takes place at the Wo Hing Museum on Front Street. Enjoy an exhibit of handmade kites in traditional and modern styles. Help make a large kite to be flown the next day; purchase one of the many kites for sale. Hear presentations on the history of kites around the world and kite sports. There will be Chinese music and entertainment, teas and food samples served in the garden. 
On Saturday, take the whole family to fly kites from 9 am to 2 pm! This outdoor event takes place on the Lahaina Cannery Mall’s open lawn off Honoapiilani Hwy. Watch aerial displays of acrobatic sport kites and kite fighting from Hawaii Kitefliers Association. Bring your own kite to fly and get tips from the kite masters. It’s all free.
[Nelson]
   
[Chattanooga] I will be conducting a STEM kite workshop for two classes that are pulled together. One is a 7th grade pre-Algebra class and the other is an 8th grade Physical Science class. Participants will build a kite, calculate area in sq. inches, convert to sq. ft., find their weight in grams, convert to pounds, and use a formula to figure out how much wind is needed to fly the kite. They will make Eddy kites.
   
[San Diego] Slotozilla company is araganizing free workshop for all kite enthusiasts. On this workshop you will learn how to make and fly kites.You will not only listen to the lecutrer but also will watch video and by the end of the day kite made by your own hands will fly. All materials will be provided by Slotozilla company.
[Buena Vista] This is a imprompt to Fun Fly that the Parks and Rec Dept would like to do at their park on Easter. We hope we can get some flyers from the Blue Ridge Festival to stop by on their way out of town. They are trying to start up a new festival for us to enjoy.
         
[Bagdad] Bagdad Waterfront Florida Partnership, Inc. proudly presents Riverfront Spring Festival. 10:00am-1:00pm. Open to all ages, young and old - friendly dogs on leashes welcomed. Easter hat parade for women (10:30), girls (11:00), men (11:30). Egg hunt, egg toss, egg relay. Kite flying contest ($1 entry), Hay ride ($2), Train ride ($2), Petting zoo ($3), Pet feed ($2), Horse rides ($5), Face painting ($5+), food.
 
         
[Leoti] Let the wind of Western Kansas take you away! This family-friendly festival is in its 5th year. Join us for a day of music, fun, food, and most importantly, KITES! Bring your own kites for open fly or you can purchase kites from vendors.
 
         
Fund Raiser (OH)
[Springfield] Fund raising event featuring kite building; public kite flying area; kite ballet; jumbo kite flying. Event time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Purchase a kite on site or bring along a kite to fly. Demonstrations by AKA members.
 
         
Kite Fun Fly (PA)
[Waynesboro] Free kite flying (all ages) with expert flying help from our Kite Masters—brothers Sam and George Adams—in the meadow behind the museum house at Renfrew Park. Bring your own kite. Build a Kite workshop is scheduled for 12:00–1:30, all welcome; $1 materials donation. For more information visit www.renfrewinstitute.org or call 717-762-0373.
 
         
Fun Fly (PA)
[Waynesboro] Free kite flying (all ages) with expert flying help from our Kite Masters—brothers Sam and George Adams—in the meadow behind the museum house at Renfrew Park. Bring your own kite. Build a Kite workshop is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.–12:30, all welcome; $1 materials donation. For more information visit www.renfrewinstitute.org or call 717-762-0373.
 
         
[Salem] 19th Annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival is always a highlight of Spring, a crowd of 7-10 thousand people normally attend this event. Kiters from up and down the East Coast come to this event to show their skills and enjoy the hospitality of the folks in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Will Smoot
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[Chesterfield] Fun fly and sanctioned competition!
We will hold an indoor fly and competition on Friday night from 6-9 p.m. at Parkway West High School’s main gym (14653 Clayton Rd., Ballwin, MO 63011). Outdoor fun fly, kitemaking for kids, demonstrations, and sanctioned competition on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex (address is above).
[FLAT ROCK] Fun!Free!Family!Friendly!Event First twenty kids accompanied by an adult will receive a free kite! We’ve been making memories for twenty years...join us.
         
[Essex 02419] 4th annual "Kite Day at Cogswell Grant"
A day of kite flying, kite making, fun and games. Food and drink will be served. Bol racing, bubbles, candy drops. Rain date will be Sunday, April 23, 2017
         
[Long Branch]
         
[Milton] 10:00am-12:00am The Florida Dept of Health in Santa Rosa County WIC program will be hold the 10th Annual Walk for Mommy and Me. As part of Florida’s Healthiest Weight Campaign, the walk is a good way to emphasize the importance of physical activity and nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle.
[Doylestown] Celebrate National Kite Month by learning to build, decorate and fly your own kite on the grounds of Fonthill Castle. Kite expert, Clifford "The Kiteman" Quinn, will discuss his passion for kites and kite flying in a presentation at 1 pm. Bring your own kite to fly or purchase one to build and decorate. Gate admission is $5 per family.
         
[Spartanburg] This is our 4th annual festival. Located in the Piedmont of SC (Northwest corner of SC, 1 hour South of Charlotte, NC). Local club with support from the WACOS from NC. AKA members and other fliers welcome.
 
         
[Spartanburg] Come SOAR with Chapman Cultural Center during this all day International Kite Festival! Spartanburg Soaring! is a community-wide initiative that encourages creativity, promotes healthy outdoor activity and builds civic pride. Using kites as a common theme, Spartanburg Soaring! engages cultural curiosity and promotes active play through activities and events all across the city, including live music, great food trucks, and an art market.
Kids can make and decorate their own kites, purchase a kite from the CCC, or bring a kite from home. The festival is free and open to all, including the many international kite flyers who have come from Europe, Asia, Canada, and across the United States. The kite festival will be held in and around the Chapman Cultural Center, where hundreds of colorful kites will fill the skies above Spartanburg.
 
         
[Spartanburg] Come SOAR with Chapman Cultural Center during this all day International Kite Festival! Spartanburg Soaring! is a community-wide initiative that encourages creativity, promotes healthy outdoor activity and builds civic pride. Using kites as a common theme, Spartanburg Soaring! engages cultural curiosity and promotes active play through activities and events all across the city, including live music, great food trucks, and an art market.
Kids can make and decorate their own kites, purchase a kite from the CCC, or bring a kite from home. The festival is free and open to all, including the many international kite flyers who have come from Europe, Asia, Canada, and across the United States. The kite festival will be held in and around the Chapman Cultural Center, where hundreds of colorful kites will fill the skies above Spartanburg.
 
         
[Bedford] Free kites for kids as we celebrate the first Bedford P&R Kite Fly!
Hope to see you there!
More details to come from the Parks and Rec department but plan ahead and put it in your calendar.
 
         
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[Dighton] Kite demonstration and kite making for 6th graders. A presentation of kite with indoor kite performance and outdoor kite flying.
   
[BIKANER] BIKANER INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL 2017 IS LARGEST KITE FESTIVAL OF BIKANER RAJASTHAN INDIA.
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SDKC (CA)
[San Diego] Indoor fly with Electric Model Flyers
[Atlanta] Community Kite Festival created to promote Autism Awareness. This fundraiser will include kite flying, demonstrations, and kite making. There will also be food trucks and live music. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Autism Society of Georgia.
 
         
[Shipshewana] Time: 11am - 3pm
Kite demos provided by various Midwest flyers & teams; candy drop; kite making workshop for kids; dual-line learn-to-fly field; vendor booths.
 
         
KiteFest (NM)
[Albuquerque] Hugh flat grass field (Big enough that they launch 100’s of hot air balloons at one time). It’s a Fun fly. Custom handmade kites on display. Kite making. Fly your kite. Buy a kite. Also other activities such as: face decorating; join in the parade; meet over a dozen mascots; get picture taken with the princesses; tour inside the Bernalillo Co. Helicopter; cow milking demos, jump rope like you’ve never seen before (like while sitting on the ground). All free. $10 per carload parking fee at the park. Entrance and all activities are free.
 
         
[Reading] Every April, the Y celebrates Healthy Kids Day, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. April is also National Kite Month, when the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department hosts "Go Fly a Kite! Day". The YMCA of Reading & Berks County and the County of Berks have joined forces to create one fantastic event combining healthy activities & information for kids and their families with kite-flying fun!
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