Last updated 21 September, 2016
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WELCOME TO KITECALENDAR.CO.UK

We hope you find an event that starts, or continues, your journey into the wonderful world of kites. 

You will be amazed at what modern kiteflying is all about - it is far from what most imagine it to be.  Do go to a kite event, join in, have some fun and meet other enthusiasts who will be only too happy to help.

Some of the events listed here are small local gatherings and kite club meets, others are large International festivals. Some are 'turn up and fly your kite' type of event with no trade stands or demonstrations, others may charge an admission fee to dazzle you with a programme of events. Most are held all day, usually commencing around 10.00am - weather permitting of course!

So, may there be wind on your back
a smile on your face
and a kite in the sky.

Julie and Jim White

SEPTEMBER 2016
    24 & 25 Scheveningen International Kite Festival Scheveningen beach, Strandweg, 2586 JK, The Hague, The Netherlands
25 1st Kite Day, Jinney Ring Craft Centre, Hanbury Rd, Hanbury, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B60 4BU
 
Location map
    25

Wakefield Kite Day, Heath Common, Wakefield, Yorkshire WF1 5SL

    25

The Capstone Festival, Capstone Country Park, Chatham, Kent ME7 3JG

OCTOBER 2016
Facebook page Location map
website
2 ExKitement, Apedale Community Park, Alsagers Bank, Apedale, nr Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 7LB
      7 - 9 Jakarta International Kite Festival, Garden City, Cakung, East Jakarta
OSOW Facebook page  
website
contact email for UK OSOW
9 31st ONE SKY ONE WORLD - an Annual Worldwide event, flying kites for peace:
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website   9 WHKF OSOW @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
9

NKG OSOW @ overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside

9

NKG OSOW @ Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, Yorkshire

Location map
website for more info
  9 MKF OSOW @ Rufford Country Park, near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF - CANCELLED
website
9

MKF OSOW @ Market Bosworth Country Park, Market Bosworth, Near Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV13 0LP

website
9 MKF OSOW @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2BQ
      9

KKF OSOW @ Radnor Park, Folkestone, Kent CT19 5HY

    9

EKG OSOW, Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8WQ

location map
  9 NHKF OSOW, on the field off Southlea, Farleigh Road, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2JL
  White Horse Kite Flyers website   15 & 16

WHKF Ralf Maserski workshop, Hook Village Hall, Wiltshire - Nearest post code is SN4 8EF

16 NKG Light Up The Sky, overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside
NOVEMBER 2016
location map
  5 NHKF Light Up The Sky, on the field off Southlea, Farleigh Road, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2JL
website
6 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
  10 - 13 XXIX Festival Internacional de Cometas, parque Natural Dunas de Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website   13 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
20 NKG fly-in, Worden Park, Car park off Worden Lane, Leyland, Lancashire PR25 3DH
DECEMBER 2016
website
4 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website   11 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wilshire
11 NKG Xmas fly-in, overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside
Location map
White Horse Kite Flyers website   27 WHKF Christmas Pudding Fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
        
JANUARY 2017
8 NKG fly-in, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire
15 NKG fly-in, New Brighton Dips, Wirral, Merseyside
MARCH 2017
12 NKG fly-in, near the Coast Guard Station, Burbo Bank Road North, Crosby, near Liverpool, Merseyside
19 NKG fly-in, on the beach, near the Leisure Centre, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6HF
19 NKG fly-in, Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, Yorkshire
APRIL 2017
Facebook page
location map
website
contact email for Berck festival
1 - 9 31st International Berck-sur-Mer Kite Festival, 5 Avenue Francis Tattegrain, 62600 Berck-Sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France
  21 - 1/5

37th Cervia International Kite Festival, Spiaggia di Pinarella, Cervia, Italy

Location map
Website
Email
29 & 30 MKF Kitefliers Rendezvous, Broad Haven beach, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA62 3JH
MAY 2017
Website
Email
1 MKF Kitefliers Rendevous, Hilton Court Gardens, Roch, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA62 6AE
JULY 2017
1 & 2

3rd Bognor Regis Kite Festival, West Park, Silverston Avenue, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 2RB

location map
Website
email contact
8 & 9

Barmouth Kite Festival, on the beach opposite the Lifeboat Station, Barmouth, Mid Wales - NEW DATE

location map
15 & 16

Leominster and Hereford Kite Festival, The National Trust, Berrington Hall, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW

AUGUST 2017
Location map
Website for more info
Email contact
12 & 13 Teston 30th Anniversary Weekend, Teston Bridge Country Park, Teston Lane, nr Maidstone, Kent ME18 5BX
SEPTEMBER 2017
Facebook page
location map
Website for St Annes kite festival
email contact
2 & 3 6th St. Annes International Kite festival, on the beach, Lytham st Annes, near Blackpool, Lancashire
        
JULY 2018
7 & 8

4th Bognor Regis Kite Festival, West Park, Silverston Avenue, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 2RB

        

I have compiled and maintained KiteCalendar.co.uk since 2001. I do take great care in ensuring the accuracy of the information, and try to update it regularly.   The links and email addresses did work when added to the calendar.

If you notice any inaccuracy, errors or broken links please email me, Julie White, and let me know.

And if you know of any kite events that are not listed here please email me.

May there be wind on your back,
a smile of your face,
and a kite in the sky.

 

    

KITE EVENTS 2003 - 2016

All kite events that have been listed
on KiteCalendar.co.uk
since 2003 are HERE.

    

Benson Gemini on Tasmanian Beach

Benson Gemini on Tasmanian Beach
(Kite and Photo courtesy of Steve Puli)

 

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Alwick Castle purple man

 
If you know of any kite event, festival or fly-in, anywhere in the UK and wish to see the event listed here please email me, Julie White, with the details.
 
 
 
    

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Lloyd's kite train
    

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Event details can change.

Please check with the organisers that the event is going ahead before making travel arrangements

    
Benson Superfly, from Jurgen D Denzingr, Waterford, Ireland
Benson Superfly
flown by Jurgen D Denzinger
Waterford, Ireland
       

MORE INFORMATION ON AN EVENT

When emailing the contacts in this calendar please allow plenty of time before the event for a reply, and possible (snail) mailing of relevant information or car/entry passes.

There is quite often no use in emailing me for more info - I might know a little about each event (as a kiteflier I go to as many events as I can) but I don't know as much as the contact person listed alongside each event.

    
Raising awareness of Lymphatic Cancer
The Blue Periwinkle kite made by Doug Richardson of Lincoln raising awareness of Lymphatic Cancer and
The Lymphoma Association
    

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CHILDREN'S KITE MAKING WORKSHOPS

We think that the best kite for children to make in a workshop is the sled kite. The plan is available as a PDF file here.

They are virtually guaranteed to fly!
Have fun :-)

DO SOMETHING EVERY DAY
THAT MAKES YOU SMILE
- GO FLY A KITE :-)

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