Last updated 13 September, 2017
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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 2017
  17

Wick Country Park Kite Festival, Wick Country Park, Wickford, Essex SS12 9GP

Location map
website
17 MKF Fly-in, Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire DE22 5JH
  17

1st Middle Down Kite Festival, on the hill beside the Old Coach Drove, at Middle Down, between Ansty and Alverdiston, near Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 5JT

    24 The Capstone Festival, Capstone Country Park, Capstone Road, Chatham, Kent ME7 3JG
location map
  24

UK Phoenix Kite Collective Fly-In, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2GY

OCTOBER 2017
1 2nd Kite Day, Jinney Ring Craft Centre, Hanbury Rd, Hanbury, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B60 4BU
website
1 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
 
location map
email contact
7 & 8 North Hants Kiters Light Up The Sky and One Sky One World Weekend, on the field off Southlea, Farleigh Road, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2JL
OSOW Facebook page  
website
contact email for UK OSOW
8

32nd ONE SKY ONE WORLD - an Annual Worldwide event, flying kites together for peace:

Facebook
Website
Email
8

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

Facebook
Website
Email
8

NKG OSOW, Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, Yorkshire

Facebook page Location map
website
8 MKF OSOW, Apedale Community Park, Alsagers Bank, Apedale, nr Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 6AX
 
location map
 
email contact
8 North Hants Kiters OSOW, on the field off Southlea, Farleigh Road, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2JL
Facebook
Website
Email
15

NKG Light Up The Sky, overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside

    22 3rd Eden Kite Festival, Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa
NOVEMBER 2017
website
5 MKF Fly-in, Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
Facebook
Website
Email
19

NKG fly-in, Worden Park, Car park off Worden Lane, Leyland, Lancashire PR25 3DH

DECEMBER 2017
location map
Website for more info
event contact email address
3

Indoor Kite Event (for Kitefliers only), St Josephs Catholic College, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 3LR

website
3 MKF Fly-in, Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
Facebook
Website
Email
10

NKG Xmas fly-in, overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside

        
JANUARY 2018
Facebook
Website
Email
14 NKG fly-in, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 2ER
Facebook
Website
Email
21

NKG fly-in, New Brighton Dips, Wirral, Merseyside

MARCH 2018
Facebook
Website
Email
11

NKG fly-in, near the Coast Guard Station, Burbo Bank Road North, Crosby, near Liverpool, Merseyside

Facebook
Website
Email
18

NKG fly-in, on the beach, near the Leisure Centre, Fleetwood, Lancashire

Facebook
Website
Email
18

NKG fly-in, Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, Yorkshire

MAY 2018
Location map
Website
5 & 6 MKF Kitefliers Rendezvous Days 1 & 2, Broad Haven's Blue Flag beach, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA62 3JH
Website
7 MKF Kitefliers Rendezvous Day 3, Hilton Court Gardens, Roch, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA62 6AE
JULY 2018
location map
 
email contact
7 & 8

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

location map
14 & 15

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

AUGUST 2018
4 & 5 10th Exmouth Kite Festival, The Imperial Recreation Ground, Exmouth, Devon EX8 1DG
25 - 27

4th Bognor Regis Kite Festival, West Park, Silverston Avenue, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 2RB - ** NEW DATE **

        

I started KiteCalendar.co.uk in 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.

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

 

    

KITE EVENTS 2003 - 2017

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

    

Benson Gemini on Tasmanian Beach

    

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

       

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.

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

CHILDREN'S KITE MAKING WORKSHOPS

We think that one of the best kites 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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