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National Kite Month
April 2012
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[Indianapolis] Time: 3-4pm
One of a series of six kite-making workshops sponsored by the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library. Six-per-year series to be continued until all branches requesting the workshop have been covered.
[Alexandria]
GLOBE, a science program, has recognized the young scientists in pre-k who are observing their environment. The use of the word kite has allowed the students to increase their vocabulary and study of phonemes and the syntax of the English language. Learning to write sentences is a higher order thinking skill for pre-k students. Songs about kites increase their vocabulary. The science of flying and the wind that is included in the defintion of weather or kind of weather becomes and exciting concept to students. The kite itself is a logo on our walls. The illustration of a kite allows them to apply their knowledge of geometry and manipulative skills that are used in writing and art. Most important the kite allows children to explore their imagination and to compare and contrast their use of magical kites.
     
PCKA Meeting (WA)
[Tacoma] 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Business meeting

Show and Tell from Ft. Worden Kitemakers Conference

Possible workshop
[College Station] Come to the library to see kites from all over the world. Also a miniature kite display in the display case
         
[New Berlin] Kite display at the New Berlin Public Library to celebrate National Kite Month!
         
[Port Allen]
         
[Washington]
[Denver] Our monthly club gathering and free fly for the east side of Denver
         
[Melbourne Beach] A fun day of kite flying, music, kids kite making, food and surf.
[Holland]
         
[Orlando] Annual Spring Break kids' kite making workshop at the library.
[London]
         
[Hartford]
[Topsfield] Palm Sunday Children’s Kite Fly.
         
[Indianapolis] Time: 3-4pm
One of a series of six kite-making workshops sponsored by the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library. Six-per-year series to be continued until all branches requesting the workshop have been covered.
[Burnsville, MN] This event is a monthly club kite fly for Minnesota Kite Society members. But the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. People can bring their own kites. Brad may have kites available for people who come without one.
         
[St. Mary] Kicks off with the 5TH ANNUAL EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA
Starts at 12:00 Noon EGG HUNT, EGG ROLL, EGG BOWLING
ALL KIDS AND PARENTS WELCOME!
Sponsored by:
County Line Farm
White Cliff Manor BnB
Country Music Associates
Immaculate Conception Church
(S.C.O.R.) Saint Mary Community
Organization for Revitalization.
[Houston] This annual event combines two of our favorite activities. Snowballs and Kites. The Snowball portion of this event may be cancelled due to beautiful weather without notice.
           
[Richmond, VA] RAF Monthly Club Fly on the football fields at Dorey Park. Single line, sport, and fighters welcome and appropriate - NO MANJHA string!
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[Alexandria]
GLOBE, a science program, has recognized the young scientists in pre-k who are observing their environment. The use of the word kite has allowed the students to increase their vocabulary and study of phonemes and the syntax of the English language. Learning to write sentences is a higher order thinking skill for pre-k students. Songs about kites increase their vocabulary. The science of flying and the wind that is included in the defintion of weather or kind of weather becomes and exciting concept to students. The kite itself is a logo on our walls. The illustration of a kite allows them to apply their knowledge of geometry and manipulative skills that are used in writing and art. Most important the kite allows children to explore their imagination and to compare and contrast their use of magical kites.
[College Station] Come to the library to see kites from all over the world. Also a miniature kite display in the display case
[New Berlin] Kite display at the New Berlin Public Library to celebrate National Kite Month!
 
[Belmont] 70 Second Grade Students will be learning about kite history and aerodynamics and building their own kites
[Dorchester] Single line indoor kite flying
Wednesday mornings: 10:30 - noon
$6.00 for gym fee
Beginners welcome... Loaner Wala’s available
 
[Fort Walton Beach] THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT OUR FLORIDA LOCATION
April 6-7, 2012 from 10am to 5pm - At Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL. Come out and enjoy this two-day festival that will include demonstrations from professional kite flyers and learn to fly the great big trick kites. This festival will feature family-friendly fun for everyone to include kite contests, kite making, facepainting, and other high flying fun activities. For more information call our Florida store at (850) 796-0102 or email here.
[Longmont, CO] Kiters in Colorado have been gathering at Sandstone for over 5 years. A large open park with few trees or other obstructions
       
[Nags Head, NC 27959] Kitty Hawk Kites kicks off spring the with annual "Fly Into Spring and Easter Eggstravaganza" event! This annual spring event will be held during National Kite Month, April, on the 6th and 7th, from 10am to 4pm. The kite festival will take place at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, home to the largest living sand dune on the east coast, on both days, and the Kitty Hawk Kites store in Nags Head will host the Easter Egg Hunt which will ONLY be on Saturday, the 7th, from 11am to 1pm! With fresh spring air and the famous Outer Banks wind, participants won't want to miss the first event of 2012!The Kite Festival is a free event and is open to the public. On Friday and Saturday, spectators enjoy large show kites on Jockey’s Ridge, including animal kites over 50' in size! Kitty Hawk Kites is offering free stunt and power kite lessons throughout the day on the dune. Just find a staff member and they will direct you to the proper area/person. Learn to fly dual line stunt kites and power kites! You'll be amazed. Spectators will also have the opportunity to see kites of various shapes, styles, sizes, and colors decorate the sky throughout the day.On Saturday, Fly Into Spring will continue on Jockey’s Ridge and Easter Eggstravaganza will take place across the street at the Kitty Hawk Kites store in Nags Head. Easter Eggstravaganza is the LARGEST Easter Egg Hunt on the Outer Banks! Several hunts will be held from 11am to 1pm. This is a fun event for all ages! The Easter Bunny will be at Kitty Hawk Kites for photo opportunities and over 2000 plastic eggs will be hidden for egg hunts, which will begin at 11am. If you're on the Outer Banks this week, this is one event you won't want to miss.For more information on Fly Into Spring & Easter Eggstravaganza or other events held by Kitty Hawk Kites, please contact our Events Coordinator, at events@kittyhawk.com.
 
       
[Lewes, DE 19958] The 44th ANNUAL GREAT DELAWARE KITE FESTIVAL, co-sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation, takes place at Cape Henlopen State Park on Good Friday, April 6, 2012. This popular annual event is free and open to all ages and all levels of kite-flying ability. It regionally attracts kite fliers and spectators who line up to see the Easter Bunny during the morning competitions. For those who have not made their own kites and want to participate, vendors will be on-site selling a wide variety of kites and there is space to practice before the competitions, which begin at 10 a.m. Additionally, there will also be food vendors, face painting and community organizations set up around the field.

There is no advance registration: you can register on-site, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and throughout the morning on Friday, April 6. Children’s and teens' competitions take place from 10:00 a.m. until noon, with an awards ceremony immediately following. Next is the Highest Kite Competition and then Adult Competitions, Open Individual Ballet and Individual Precision Competitions in the afternoon. The awards ceremony for the afternoon competitions concludes the day’s activities.

Note that times may vary according to weather conditions and the number of competitors.

For more information, contact Betsy Reamer, 877-465-3937 or 302-645-8073.
[Berck-sur-Mer]
       
[Salem] Two classes of students will attend a lecture about the Physics of Kite Flight at Salem High School in Salem, NH.
[Bodega Bay] Fly kites on Doran Beach and watch the tall ships sail in Bodega Bay! The Lady Washington (featured in The Pirates of the Caribbean movies) and the Hawaiian Chieftain tall ships are recreating a battle in the bay! Have fun flying kites overhead for the many spectators to the tall ships battle.
$6.00 Parking Fee.
 
         
Kite Fest (KY)
[Lexington] Kite Fest (12–4 pm, Saturday, April 7, Jacobson Park)– All eyes will be on the skies as Kite Fest returns for another year. Come out to Jacobson Park and celebrate Parks & Recreation’s first major outdoor event of the season as well as National Kite Month. This colorful event will include face painting, kite making, giant bubbles, and special entertainment. Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the day or families may pack a lunch and picnic in the park. Kite Fest is brought to you by Lexington Parks & Recreation and Cricket Wireless. For more information on this free event, call 288-2927.
 
         
[Solomons, MD 20688] Kite Day – Saturday, April 7, 2012. Celebrate our annual kite day with Wings Over Washington Kite Club. Bring your own kite or make one at the museum lobby for a small fee. Event is located in the field across from the museum and is FREE and open to the public.
 
         
[Glenwood] Come to Glenwood and fly a kite! Join us for a Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic, Tailgate too! Free raffle drawing for a kite at 2.30pm. Plenty of space without fences to celebrate the spring winds. Walk a labyrinth too!
TIME: 12 noon – dusk on Saturday 7th April 2012.
 
         
[Lehi] Gather the kids and come hunt for festive Easter eggs as they are scattered throughout Electric Park but that’s not all there is to do. Enjoy games, activities, pony rides and much more this Easter here at Thanksgiving Point.
 
         
[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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[Alexandria]
GLOBE, a science program, has recognized the young scientists in pre-k who are observing their environment. The use of the word kite has allowed the students to increase their vocabulary and study of phonemes and the syntax of the English language. Learning to write sentences is a higher order thinking skill for pre-k students. Songs about kites increase their vocabulary. The science of flying and the wind that is included in the defintion of weather or kind of weather becomes and exciting concept to students. The kite itself is a logo on our walls. The illustration of a kite allows them to apply their knowledge of geometry and manipulative skills that are used in writing and art. Most important the kite allows children to explore their imagination and to compare and contrast their use of magical kites.
[College Station] Come to the library to see kites from all over the world. Also a miniature kite display in the display case
[New Berlin] Kite display at the New Berlin Public Library to celebrate National Kite Month!
[Berck-sur-Mer]
[Lincoln 01773] Kite demonstration, performance, workshop, building and flying for 4th grade students.
[Bedford] Kite demonstration, performance, workshop, building and flying for 4th grade students.
[Westport] This is an informal group that gets together on a Wednesday evening at 5:00pm to sunset.
[Brooklyn 11238] Kites for Rights is teaching a FREE beginner’s kite-making class next Thursday at LaunchPad. We will be making basic kites out of bamboo spars and recycled Patagonia windbreakers. Basic sewing skills are encouraged, but not required.
When: Thu, April 12, 7pm – 9pm
Where: 721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (LaunchPad)
Description: Spring Kite-Making Workshop, led by Kites For Rights (http://kitesforrights.com/)
[Perrin] 7th Annual Fun Fly with live entertainment Friday night by our favorite Elvis tribute artist (Terry E). Saturday Fun Fly with whimsical trophies for competitions, teams, and individuals including kids events. Food and Kite Vendor.
 
[Corolla] A Nat'l Kite Month and Spring Break event for visitors and locals alike!
Skydogs' Jim Cosca will be there to help teach and demo!
[Dorchester] Single line indoor kite flying
Wednesday mornings: 10:30 - noon
$6.00 for gym fee
Beginners welcome... Loaner Wala’s available
 
[Orlando] Kite making workshop with two classes of pre-schoolers and a kite fly afterwards.
[Amiens-Glisy]
   
[Dorchester] Single line indoor kite flying
Wednesday mornings: 10:30 - noon
$6.00 for gym fee
Beginners welcome... Loaner Wala’s available
 
[Scituate] Kite demonstration, performance, workshop, building and flying for 4th grade students.
[Santa Monica] Flying Sculptures above Santa Monica over the weekend of April 14th & 15th. Master kite builder Tom Van Sant will be flying some of his famous kites as will other fellow noted kite artists George Peters and Melanie Walker from Boulder, Colorado; Jose Sainz from San Diego; Ken Conrad, Suzanne Sadow, and Ali Fujino from Seattle; Corey Jensen from Las Vegas; and Tyrus Wong from Long Beach. A festival for one and all to come build kites and fly them!
         
[West Chester]
         
[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.
         
[Long Beach] http://www.revkites.com/forum/topic/5501-casual-rev-clinic-april-14-15
         
[San Francisco] Everyone is welcome! Come join us for a casual "fun fly" at beautiful Marina Green Park, on the San Francisco Bay with the Golden Gate Bridge as the back drop. Bring your own kites or come and fly one of a variety of the kites we will be bringing to the event. A great opportunity to experience two-line stunt and power kites in addition to a variety of specialty single line kites!
[Tauranga]
         
[Arvada]
DATE: April 14, 2012
PLACE; Robby Ferrufino Park-74th Ave. & Carr St. in Arvada,CO
TIME: 10-4
Kite competitions for ages 10 & under and 11 & over: smallest kite, largest kite, highest kite and most visually appealing kite, with trophies given to the top four in each age group. This is more a family fun event, so there will be two jumping castles (free), face painter, balloon twister, train for little ones to ride on, art activites, the Jeffco Brass Band will play from noon to 1:00 (free) caricaturist, plus food vendors, and many community booths. This year is the 10th anniversary of the festival, so we are planning on some new exciting activities. Kite building classes are: Mar. 24-@ Majestic View Nature Center --10-11, 11:30-12:30 & 1-2,---Mar. 30 @ YMCA 3:30-4:30, --Mar. 31 @Majestic View Nature Center--10-11, 11:30-12:30 & 1-2---April 4, @ YMCA , 4-5
Our first kite day meeting is next Monday, Jan. 10th at the nature center@ 6:30 p.m. Since this is the 10th anniversary, we hope for some great ideas. Come if you can. You can post the festival on the AKA calendar if you want to, I usually have done it, but this year, you can! As far as getting AKA sanctioning this year, we aren't sure, as the budget is tighter, and we don't really get any kiters from anywhere else. However, this year, we are having a special time for adult kiters to fly their kites (no trophies, just for fun) before the competitions begin. Let me know if you want to come to our meeting or help Dudley out with the kite building classes.
Jody
[Santa Barbara] The 27th annual Santa Barbara Kite Festival, will take flight 11am-4pm, Sunday, April 15th, 2012. The festival will be held in the “Great Meadow” on the west campus of Santa Barbara City College. The blufftop lawn overlooks the beautiful Santa Barbara harbor and breakwater and is a perfect location for kite flying. Parking is plentiful on campus and admission to the festival is free. The Santa Barbara Kite Festival is always a fun-filled family-style affair featuring kites of all sizes, shapes and color.
         
[Hanover] John Curtis Free Library. Don McCasland will provide kite kits and show attendees how to construct kites. This event is recommended for children ages 4 through 8 with a parent and for 8 and older without a parent; the parent must otherwise remain in the library. The program lasts for about an hour. These activities are free, funded by the Hanover Cultural Council and Friends of the John Curtis Free Library, and open to the public. Followed by kite flying at 688 Main Street from 12:30 to 3:30
Read more: Hanover Cultural Council: Kite Day is April 14 - Hanover, MA - Hanover Mariner http://www.wickedlocal.com/hanover/news/x826299253/Hanover-Cultural-Council-Kite-Day-is-April-14#ixzz1ryPsjHXk
[Livingston] 10AM till 5PM Sunday, April 15, 2012
         
[Bel Air]
[Santa Barbara]
         
[Lake St Louis] Kitemaking for kids and fun flying! This event will run 1:00 - 5:00 on the fields near the store.
[Treasure Island Beach] Join us for a non-taxing day of flying kites on the beach! We will be celebrating National Kite Month so bring all your favorite kites to fly!
We fly Single line kites, Rev’s, Sport Kites...we fly it all! Join us 12 - Sunset.
         
[Yorktown] Join us from 1pm to 5pm at the Yorktown beach front for kite demonstrations and an afternoon of kite flying. Bring your kite or borrow one of ours.
[Cincinnati]
           
[College Station] Come to build a simple kite from 2 to 4 PM
All ages welcome!
           
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[Alexandria]
GLOBE, a science program, has recognized the young scientists in pre-k who are observing their environment. The use of the word kite has allowed the students to increase their vocabulary and study of phonemes and the syntax of the English language. Learning to write sentences is a higher order thinking skill for pre-k students. Songs about kites increase their vocabulary. The science of flying and the wind that is included in the defintion of weather or kind of weather becomes and exciting concept to students. The kite itself is a logo on our walls. The illustration of a kite allows them to apply their knowledge of geometry and manipulative skills that are used in writing and art. Most important the kite allows children to explore their imagination and to compare and contrast their use of magical kites.
[College Station] Come to the library to see kites from all over the world. Also a miniature kite display in the display case
[New Berlin] Kite display at the New Berlin Public Library to celebrate National Kite Month!
[Berck-sur-Mer]
[Westport] This is an informal group of ConnectiKiters and guests that get together on Wednesday evenings at 5:00pm to sunset.
[Hamilton] Kite demonstration, performance, workshop, building and flying for all.
 
[Cervia]
 
[Natick] 1:00 to 2:00 - Kite Making for attendees of Natick Extended Day. Members of KONE and AKA are invited to do kite demonstrations from 12:30 to 4:00.
[Dorchester] 1:00 to 2:00 Kite Making for attendees of Uphams Corner Health Members of KONE and AKA are invited to do kite demonstrations flying at Ronan Park from 12:30 to 4:00.
   
[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.
[Santa Maria] The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum’s 3rd Annual Free Family Kite Festival is sure to be a day of fun, learning, and lots of activity. Held in partnership with the City of Santa Maria Parks and Recreation Department, this FREE family event will be at the Rotary Centennial Park from 11 – 4 pm. The Santa Maria Valley is known for its springtime wind which is ideal for growing the many crops that sustain our community, but also makes it great for kite flying! The City of Santa Maria is blessed with a robust
and active Recreation and Parks Department who provides many beautifully maintained parks and open spaces and always focuses on healthy outdoor activities, especially those that support healthy development in children. The physical and philosophical
environment of the area might just be the perfect place for kite flying to really take off.
Because the area is perfect for kite flying, the Discovery Museum wants to use kites and
kite flying as a springboard for exploring design, wind energy, healthy exercise, and the family connectiveness that can come with simple outdoor pleasures like kiteflying. The obvious connection between kite flying and all that the City of Santa Maria has to offer is so great that the City Council is proclaiming April “Kite Month for the City of Santa Maria” and endorses the participation in the kite festival and all opportunities to fly a kite this Spring.
The April 22nd festival will take place on two fields at the Rotary Park. Field 1 will be the main field and will be the site where all the interaction with kites will take place. The festival begins 11 am with a Kite Tail Chase for children age 12 and under where prizes will be given to kids who can “catch” a kite tail. Kite Tail Chases will continue throughout the day so there are lots of opportunities to win and participate. There will be contests for the smallest kite, largest kite, best home made kite, most beautiful kite and oldest kite flier and youngest kite flier.
   
[Newton 02459] Kite demonstration, performance, workshop, building and flying for 4th grade students.
   
[Enterprise] This will be an event centered around kite building/flying for children of the community. It will benefit The Give Kids the World Foundation. There will be many other fun activities for kids and adults alike. For more information, please call the Candlewood Suites at 334-308-1102.
[Littleton, CO 80123] Our monthly Fly for the Denver Metro area.
   
[Dorchester] Single line indoor kite flying
Wednesday mornings: 10:30 - noon
$6.00 for gym fee
Beginners welcome... Loaner Wala’s available
   
[Mountain View] We will be on the back side of the Berkeley Marina. Bring your kites or you may borrow from us. We will have very experience people on the field to help you improve your flying skills or perhaps try out some team flying.
[St. Paul] "Wishes for the Sky is a free, experiential, public art event celebrating the arrival of spring, environmental sustainability, and personal and collective wish-making. Inspired by the ancient Asian traditions of flying wishes on kites, it is a contemporary art event integrating music, temporary sculpture, poetry, interactive sound collage, visual art, and public kite-flying. Through the public’s participation and their act of good wishing, the community creates a large-scale work of experiential art."
         
[Orlando]
 
[Milton] Special Kite Tours of Blue Hill Observatory at 10:15, 12:15, and 2:15 and a custom tour for AKA/KONE members at 4:15 $5.00 adults $3.00 ages 5-17 and members of BHOSC, AKA, KONE
Kite Making sled kite work shop at 11:00, 1:00, 3:00 $12.00 adults $10.00 youth and members of BHOSC, AKA, KONE
Kite flying all day long on fields near Observatory or Blue Hills Ski Area.
       
[Sycamore] Discover Sycamore is partnering up with Kar Fre Flowers to present the annual Kites Over Sycamore event which will provide springtime entertainment for families and kite enthusiasts alike. This free event will take place on Saturday, April 21st, from 10am-2pm. There will be a number of activities for children and families in which to participate including kite-making workshops. Guests can fly the kites they make or bring their own!
 
[Appleton] National Kite Month
       
[Wheaton, IL] MEET CONNOR DORAN! The Wheaton Park District, Gift of Wings, and the Kite Society of WI & IL are proud to present the 4th Annual Wheaton "GO FLY A KITE" Kite Festival as part of the Tour De Kites. This event is planned for Saturday, April 21, 2012, in Graf Park from 10:00 am until 3:00 or 4:00 pm.(depending on how much fun we are having) 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.”
We are proud to present for the First time, The 2010 AMERICA"S GOT TALENT top 12 finalist, CONNOR DORAN WITH MOM, AMY DORAN, raising awareness to support the National Epilepsy Foundation and speaking out against Bullying. DARE TO DREAM AND OVERCOMING LIFE'S OBSTACLES. Flying for the 4th time, The world renowed Chicago Fire Kite Team, Dan Newman, EOS, and Fire and Ice. The Wheaton Eye Clinic Kids Mad Dash and the Candy Drop will take place between shows until 3:00pm. Check this out! The Grand Launch will take place at 11:30. Now we DARE YOU TO DREAM and watch the video.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0ua3EZs06s For more information contact Scott Fisher at 414-305-3145 or Cathy Hetrick at 630-510-4986
 
         
[Madison] Time: 10am-3pm
Kite-making workshop at the Nature Center at 10am.
Fun fly at the picnic/play field inside SR62 park entrance at 1pm.
 
         
[Milton] 2:30 to 5:30 Kite Making and Weather Observatory lesson for a Girl Scout Troop. Kite enthusiasts including Members of KONE and AKA are invited to do kite demonstrations and fun flying from 10:30 to 5:30.
 
         
[St. Louis]
 
         
[Flat Rock] Kite flying can be very addictive. If you haven't flown a kite for a while, plan to spend the whole day! Remember to bring your cameras and so we may enjoy everyone's perspective on this site!
approximately 3-4 miles from small airport. No power lines.
Approximately 40-50 fliers.Fun fly-all ages.
 
         
[Brooklyn 11238] Beginner Kite Making Class presented by Kites for Rights
This is a beginner’s kite-making class. We will be making diamond kites out of bamboo spars and recycled Patagonia windbreakers. Basic sewing skills are encouraged, but not required.
Where: Brooklyn LaunchPad
When: Saturday, April 21, 12pm-6pm
Cost: Free
 
         
[Glen Rock] This is an all day kite fly taking place on a scenic hill at The Markets at Shrewsbury, an Amish and Farmers Market. There are plenty of eateries and rest room facilities. Highly visible from I-83 and located in Southern York County, PA
 
         
[Salado] Join us for a fun filled day. First, let's put up a big kite just for fun. Now, let's go over to the kitemaking booth and make us a kite. The theme is Earth Day, so, when we get done making our kites, let's go join in some of the kite games and take a chance at winning a whimsical trophy. Hey, while we are waiting for the candy drops to start, let's go check out some of what is going on all over town. They have booths set up everywhere. Ya know when the whole town joins in "it’s just gotta be fun". Don't forget to watch some sport kite demos and feel free to join in "the more the merrier". Or just grab a spot and fly your kite at will. Whatever you do, "Have Fun". It’s going to be happening all day from 9:00am to 5:00 pm.
 
         
[Roanoke] Welcoming kids of all ages to the 14th Annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival on Saturday, April 21, 2012 to be held at Roanoke County’s Green Hill Park.
This is our fourteenth annual event and will feature the talent and exhibition of kites from the Richmond Air Force Kite Club.
Free admission, free parking, free kites, and free t-shirts for the kids the day of the event. Visit Green Hill Park in western Roanoke County and enjoy the all-day fun from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Event also features kite vendor, arts & crafts vendors, food, and various entertainment around the park. This event is hosted by Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce. (www.s-rcchamber.org)
See you there.
 
         
[Anacortes, Wa] This is becoming a springtime tradition. April is National Kite Month. Come learn about the history of kiting. See kites of all styles, shapes, and sizes. Make a kite with the kids, or for yourself, to take and fly. Also watch INDOOR flying demonstrations featuring the 2011 AKA indoor flying champion. A community event for kids of all ages. Presented by Sam and Cari King in association with the American Kitefliers Association.
 
         
[Green Bank] Come make and fly a kite at our Family Science Day. April 21, 2012 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. Free!
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[Alexandria]
GLOBE, a science program, has recognized the young scientists in pre-k who are observing their environment. The use of the word kite has allowed the students to increase their vocabulary and study of phonemes and the syntax of the English language. Learning to write sentences is a higher order thinking skill for pre-k students. Songs about kites increase their vocabulary. The science of flying and the wind that is included in the defintion of weather or kind of weather becomes and exciting concept to students. The kite itself is a logo on our walls. The illustration of a kite allows them to apply their knowledge of geometry and manipulative skills that are used in writing and art. Most important the kite allows children to explore their imagination and to compare and contrast their use of magical kites.
[College Station] Come to the library to see kites from all over the world. Also a miniature kite display in the display case
[New Berlin] Kite display at the New Berlin Public Library to celebrate National Kite Month!
[Cervia]
[Dighton] 87 fourth grade students will be making Eddy kites under the director of master kite workshop instructor Archie Stewart and world class fighter kite pilot Woody Woods.
[Noblesville] Time: 9am-3pm Kite-making for all of the 3rd-grade classes.
[Loachapoka]
M.I.K.E. (MD)
[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 event will also feature the Mid-Atlantic Sport Kite Championships. 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.
   
[Westport] This is an informal group that gets together on a Wednesday evening at 5:00pm to sunset.
[Idaho Falls] Event starts Thursday evening at 5:30 in Community Park (2500 S Holmes). This will be a kite class to learn about 2 and 4 line kites. Demos will be available. You will also be able to bring any kite you have to fly in the park that evening.
Saturday will begin at Sandy Downs at 12pm sharp. There will be open kite flying for everyone all afternoon. Kid kite building, running of the bols, kite exibitions, and laundry lift will be happening through the afternoon.
[Fort Collins] http://www.meetup.com/rockymtnkite/events/53149192/
The 5th Annual Fort Collins festival was founded by John and Mary Farrell and organized by the City of Fort Collins.
From John,
5th Annual Fort Collins kite festival. Last year, under sunny skies, 4000+ people had a fun day flying kites, watching kite demonstrations, and just enjoying a community day in the park.
Free kite decorating for kids (keep the kite), contests with lots of prizes, vendors including yummy day in the park food, cultural displays, kite ballet, large show kites (octopus over 80 feet long), famous kiters such as Mix McGraw and his fabulous stacks of stunt kites, power kite demos, kite fights, and many more fun activities. This year the Quad Line Pairs team from Washington State, Carol and Cass Pittman, will be doing demonstrations and showing off their coordinated team flying skills. There will also be a Rokkaku Kite Battle in the afternoon if the winds allow. There will be audience participation.
Price FREE.
Put on by the City of Fort Collins and loads of helpers and volunteers.
If you would like more information or would like to volunteer send an email to kiteer.john@gmail.com
   
[Milton] 9:30 to 1:30 Kite Making and Weather Observatory lessons for 3 classes of grade 2 students. Kite enthusiasts, including members of KONE and AKA, are invited to do kite demonstrations and fun flying from 9:30 to 3:30.
[Constanta]
[Titusville] A seniors beach day and kite fly on Playalinda Beach at Canaveral National Seashore Florida.
[Constanta]
   
[Dorchester] Single line indoor kite flying
Wednesday mornings: 10:30 - noon
$6.00 for gym fee
Beginners welcome... Loaner Wala’s available
[Harrisburg] Kids will learn about the history of kites and will make kite sculptures for the television station out of recycled materials.
[Brockton] Kite making and design.
JOLLY UP 10 (UK)
[Cliddeston]
   
[Dorchester] Single line indoor kite flying
Wednesday mornings: 10:30 - noon
$6.00 for gym fee
Beginners welcome... Loaner Wala’s available
PCKA Meeting (WA)
[Tacoma] 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monthly meeting
Business meeting
Show and tell
Workshop
 
[Morro Bay] Professional kite wranglers will fill the sky with giant kites and wind socks; stunt kite flyers will amaze you with their flying skills.
         
[Edwardsville] Event runs 9:00 a.m. - Noon.
[Kokomo] ARCK, the Autism Resource Center of Kokomo, invites you to Kites for Kids! ARCK is a volunteer, non-profit organization founded by parents of children with autism.
Kite flying, music, and carnival games!
The highlight of our event is the kite masters from the Sendai Kite Club from Japan. They will hold a kite making workshop and spectacular kite demonstrations.
Please join us on Sunday, April 29th, from 1-5pm at Foster Park Pavilion, for a day of fun, food, family, and friends!
And a raffle including gift certificates to local restaurants, yoga mats, kites, gift baskets, Colts team stamped football, and more!
         
[Shipshewana] Time: 11am-4pm
Fun fly with ballet demos by Fire & Ice, Dan Newman, Windjammers and others. Kite-making workshop for the general public.
[Derby] Go Fly A Kite has been scheduled for April 29 from 1-4pm at High Park in Derby, Kansas. Set up time for the small activities will be from 11-1. You are welcome to come and start setting up early! Please let me know if you are able to make it and how much room is needed for your kites.
Also, if you have any pictures please send them to me! I really want the community to know how awesome this is going to be and if we get your pictures in time we will put it in our program guide that goes to everyone in the Derby School District.
         
[Shipshewana] Time: 11am-4pm
Fun fly with ballet demos by Fire & Ice, Dan Newman, Windjammers and others. Kite-making workshop for the general public.
[Hull] Kites for Kids
         
[Brookline] Indoor and Outdoor Kite Flying!
The Clay Center Observatory holds Astronomy Day events in collaboration with the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston.
4:00 - Outdoor events begin with rockets, kites, solar telescopes
5:00 - Indoor events run from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm - science exhibitors
7:00 - Indoor Kite Flying in the Hockey Rink 7-9 pm - kites that need no wind!
8:00 - Sunset, night telescopes set up
8:30 - Viewing of the first-quarter moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus
10:00 - Adjourn
* Many different telescopes will be set up for you to see and use. Safely view the sun in the daytime, and see planets and stars in the evening, weather permitting.
* Demonstrations, planetarium shows, LASER Light shows, rocketry, stunt kites, hands-on educational activities for all ages. GALILEO returns.
* Meet a famous robot from the movies, have your picture taken with it!
* Door Prizes for children - register for a chance to win telescopes and more.
* Mike Cenci Food Canteen Truck from 4:30-7:30 pm.
Free Admission.
 
         
[Brewster] Kite demonstration, performance, workshop, building and flying for all.
 
         
[Lowell] Free admission to the textile museum and free kite making (simple eddy kites)
 
         
[Wellsburg] Kite Festival, Free kites first 100 kids, Show kites,kite vendor, displays, demo’s, prizes award for young/oldest/highest/most colorful kites/home made kites. food vendor, games, music and more.
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[Alexandria]
GLOBE, a science program, has recognized the young scientists in pre-k who are observing their environment. The use of the word kite has allowed the students to increase their vocabulary and study of phonemes and the syntax of the English language. Learning to write sentences is a higher order thinking skill for pre-k students. Songs about kites increase their vocabulary. The science of flying and the wind that is included in the defintion of weather or kind of weather becomes and exciting concept to students. The kite itself is a logo on our walls. The illustration of a kite allows them to apply their knowledge of geometry and manipulative skills that are used in writing and art. Most important the kite allows children to explore their imagination and to compare and contrast their use of magical kites.
[Westport] This is an informal group that gets together on a Wednesday evening at 5:00pm to sunset.
 
[Virginia Beach & Portsmouth ] Last year we had awesome winds and kites painted the skies. Wow kite flyers it’s almost time for the 8th 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.
 
[Alexandria] GLOBE, a science program, has recognized the young scientist in pre-k, who are observing their environment. The use of the word "kite" has allowed the students to increase their vocabulary and study of phonemes and the syntax of the English language. Learning to write sentences is a higher order thinking skill for pre-k students. Songs about kites increase their vocabulary. The science of flying and the wind that is included in the defintion of weather or kind of weather becomes and exciting concept to students. The kite itself is a logo on our walls. The illustration of a kite allows them to apply their knowledge of geometry and manipulative skills that are used in writing and art. Most important the kite allows children to explore their imagination and to compare and contrast their use of magical kites.
[Milton] 9:30 to 1:30 Kite Making and Weather Observatory lessons for 2 Classes of grade 5 students. Kite enthusiasts including Members of KONE and AKA are invited to do kite demonstrations and fun flying from 9:30 to 3:30.
 
[Neenah] Join us at The Hang Up Gallery during the month of May for this unique exhibit: Hanging by a Thread - Kite Aerial Photography by Craig Wilson.
Meet the artist reception on Friday, May 4th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
Palupad Festival 2012 (Iloilo City)
[Iloilo City] "Palupad Festival 2012” is a two day festival held at the Sitio Hamungaya Grounds of DA-WESVIARC located in Buntatala, Jaro, Iloilo City, Philippines.
This year’s theme is “Aim high! Fly high! Buntatala!
Into the future and beyond”
   
[Dorchester] Single line indoor kite flying
Wednesday mornings: 10:30 - noon
$6.00 for gym fee
Beginners welcome... Loaner Wala’s available
   
[Fairfield] Everyone is welcome whether a novice or expert kiteflier. Off trail access allowed for this special event- room for all. In addition to some great kiting, Lynch Canyon offers nearly ten miles of multi-use trails. So come with family, friends and your favorite kites and enjoy a day of kite flying where hawks and eagles soar. 11 AM to 4 pm for event, access gate opens at 9 and closes at 5.
[Denver] Our monthly club gathering and free fly for the east side of Denver
         
The Toney (IN)
[Muncie] Time: 10am-4pm
The AMA has one of the best flying fields in the state! At the end of the fly, there will be a club meeting including election of officers, free evening meal to club members, and an auction. There will be 1 kite vendor and 1 food vendor present.
[Lowell] 2 kites in 2 hours for ages 14 and up (10 and up with parent) 10:00 to 12
noon
Learn about the history of kites, aerodynamics of kite flight, mathematics,
materials and methods of kite construction and how to build at least two
kites. We will do a 4' tall six sided rokkaku built with nylon fabric on a
fiberglass frame and a 3' diamond shaped Eddy kite made with either Tyvek or
Nylon (your choice). Assembly instructions will include rigging and tuning
the kite for optimal flight.
         
[Bloomington] Event celebrates Children’s Day in Japan.
Saturday, May 5, 1 to 4 p.m.
Valley View Elementary School Play Fields
NW corner of 90th & Portland Avenue S, Bloomington, MN
Free admission! Live music!
Free kites available for kids (while supplies last)

Sponsored by City of Bloomington
[Lowell] Learn to build a simple and fun sled kite. For ages 8 and up (3 and up with
a parent) 12:30, 2:15, 4:00 (one hour)
In this workshop you will learn the general history of kites, the use of
math in kite construction, a bit about aerodynamics and how to assemble a
rugged and long lasting kite made of Tyvek and fiberglass.
         
[Easton] This is our 22nd year for "Kite Day in the Park" presented by Pocono Kite Symphony/Lehigh Valley Kite Society and Northampton County Parks and Recreation Dept. It is a fun time to fly kites, do kids kitemaking, have kids games, a raffle, Chinese auction and all round good fun. Food and drinks available.
[Lowell] Fix a kite! 12 to 12:25, 1:40 to 2:05, 3:20 to 3:50. Bring in your broken or
incomplete kites and we will help get it back in the sky. Donations for
parts and labor are encouraged and appreciated. Certain parts will be
charged at competitive prices.
Don McCasland, Program Director
Blue Hill Observatory Science Center
PO Box 187 Readville, MA 02137
617-696-0562
         
[Pleasanton] The hours of the festival are 10am to 4pm, followed by a dance from 6 to 10pm. Please let us know if you will be attending as motel rooms may be limited because of Eagle Ford Explorations. Blocks of rooms will be available to dedicated kiters on a first come basis. The chamber will have prizes for best demo and best kite in different catagories. Everyone is welcome to come fly kites/papalotes!
[LaVista] fun fly, kite demo's, candy drops, kite give a ways, kites for sale
         
[Waco] This event donates proceeds to needy children that are in need of hearing aides.
Giant size kites of Whatakite will be flown! Big Mike’s Kites will be selling kites.
Everyone is welcome, but stunt kite flyers must coordinate with Whatakite if flying close to the big kites.
[Richmond, VA] RAF Monthly Club Fly on the football fields at Dorey Park. Single line, sport, and fighters welcome and appropriate - NO MANJHA string!
[College Station] Come to the library to see kites from all over the world. Also a miniature kite display in the display case
[Cervia]
     
[Neenah] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Hang Up Gallery presents Kite Activities for Families on Saturday, May 5th, to celebrate National Kite Month.
The Hang Up Gallery invites you to celebrate National Kite month with activities for artists and kite-lovers. Join us on Saturday, May 5th, at the Hang Up Gallery in Neenah to view a unique exhibit of custom made Art Kites and Kite Aerial Photography (KAP), as well as view demonstrations of Sport Kiting and Kite Aerial Photography. Kids can also design their own art kite at the free Kite Making Workshop.
9:30 am – 4:00 pm: Kite Gallery exhibits featuring…
• Craig Wilson’s Kite Aerial Photography
• Robert Brasington – Custom Kite Designs from Tazmania
• Ron Gibian – Unique Kite Art Designs
10:00 am: Craig Wilson will be demonstrating Kite Aerial Photography in Gateway Park, across the street from the Hang Up Gallery in downtown Neenah.
11:00 am: Local kite flying enthusiasts will provide sport stunt kite demonstrations and lessons for anyone interested in learning this fun at Gateway Park!
Noon – 1:00 pm: Kid’s kite making at the Hang Up Gallery – all ages welcome!
It’s National Kite Month—so pick up a new kite and have some family fun at the Hang Up Gallery in Neenah, May 5th.
The Hang Up Gallery has a wide selection of kite designs and colors for all ages and skill levels!
Everyone is welcome to attend. Join us at the Hang Up Gallery in Neenah for two terrific fun-filled days with friends and family.
 
[Constanta]
         
[Milton] 9:30 to 1:30 Kite Making and Weather Observatory lessons for 2 Classes of grade 5 students. Kite enthusiasts including members of KONE and AKA are invited to do kite demonstrations and fun flying from 9:30 to 3:30.
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