Last updated 19 May, 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

MAY 2017
20 & 21 3rd Middleton Park Kite Festival in assoc. with the Northern Kite Group, Middleton Park, Town Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 3SH
21

The Felixstowe KIte, Craft, Kids & Car Festival,  Felixstowe International College, 99 Garrison Lane, Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 7RE

Facebook page
 
Email contact
26 - 30 Margam Kite Festival, Margam County Park, Margam, Port Talbot, South Wales SA13 2TJ
27 - 29

Scarborough Castle Kite Weekend, (English Heritage), Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1HY

 
Location map
28 Minchinhampton Kite Day, (National Trust), Minchinhampton Common, near Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 9AQ
JUNE 2017
 
website
Contact email
3 & 4 25th Basingstoke Kite Festival, Down Grange Sports Complex, Pack Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 5SN
website
4 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
    10

Kites on Walmer Beach, The Beach, Walmer, Deal, Kent CT14 7HJ 

  10 & 11

5th Kite and Model Show, Sumners Ponds, Barnes Green, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 0PR

website
11 MKF Fly-in @ Sconce and Devon Park, Boundary Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 4AU
White Horse Kite Flyers website
11 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
17 & 18 Beeston Castle Kite Weekend, (English Heritage), Chapel Lane, Beeston, Cheshire CW6 9TX
Facebook
Website
Email
18 Beacon Park Kite Festival, in association with the NKG, Beacon Hill County Park, Up Holland, nr Skelmersdale, Lancashire
18

Layer Marney Car and Kite, Layer Marney Tower, Colchester, Essex CO5 9US

Facebook page
Location map
website
18 MKF Fly-in @ Calke Abbey (National Trust), Ticknall, near Melbourne, Derbyshire DE73 7LE
JULY 2017
    2 Kites fly Wild, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Aldington Road, Port Lympne, Hythe, Kent CT21 4LR
website
2 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
location map
Website
email contact
8 & 9

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

location map
8 & 9 39th Annual Brighton Kite Festival, Stanmer Park, Brighton, West Sussex BN1 9SE
 
location map
link to KCoS website
  9 KCoS Mass fly-in, The Low Green, Ayr, Scotland KA7 2AR
location map
15 & 16

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

Facebook
Website
Email
16 NKG fly-in, on the beach, near the Leisure Centre, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6HF
16

Loughton Fun Day, Jessel Green, Loughton, Essex IG10 2EQ

location map
KiteBums website
email Skybums
22 & 23 Shropshire Kite Festival, Lacon Childe School, Love Lane, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire DY14 8PE
29 & 30

Richmond Kite Weekend, Richmondshire RUFC, Theakston Lane, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 4LL

Facebook info page
location map
    29 & 30 17th Dunstable Downs Kite Festival, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2GY
AUGUST 2017
5 & 6 Exmouth Kite Festival, The Imperial Recreation Ground, Exmouth, Devon EX8 1DG
 
location map
 
email contact
5 & 6 North Hants Kiters Jolly Up 20, on the field off Southlea, Farleigh Road, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2JL
    6 Wind in your Sails, Betteshanger Country Park, Sandwich Road, Deal, Kent CT14 0BF
website
6 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
  Location map 6

Royston Rotary Charity Kite Festival, Therfield Heath, Royston, Herts SG8 5BG

    11 - 13 10th National Kite Festival, Colombo, Sri Lanka
      11 - 13 Sri Lanka National Kite Festival, Colombo, Sri Lanka
more info on Facebook
location map
website for more info
email address for more info
12 & 13 26th Portsmouth International Kite Festival, Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire
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
12 & 13 Old Sarum Kite Weekend, (English Heritage), Castle Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3SD
    20

21st Hunstanton Kite & Classic Car Festival, Smithdon High School Sports Field, Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 5HY

  25 Solfest 2017, Tarnside Farm, Tarns, Aspatria, Cumbria CA7 4NG
      25 - 27 7th Leba International Kite Festival, The Plaza, Łeba, Poland
26 - 28

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

location map
  31 & 1/9 UK Quad Clinic, on the beach, Lytham st Annes, near Blackpool, Lancashire
SEPTEMBER 2017
location map
  1 UK Quad Clinic, on the beach, Lytham st Annes, near Blackpool, Lancashire
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
    2 & 3 Kites up the Creek, Milton Creek Country Park, Grovehurst Road, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 2DE
website
3 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
    3 Fawns Kite & Craft Festival, Woods Road, Aspull, near Wigan, Lancashire WN2 1PJ
  9 & 10 4th Beach Kite Fest, Burnham on Sea, Somerset
10

Layer Marney Kite Festival, Layer Marney Tower, Colchester, Essex CO5 9US

Facebook
Website
Email
10 Hoghton Tower Kite Festival, Near Blackburn, Lancashire PR5 0SH
  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
    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
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
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

JULY 2018
7 & 8

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

        

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
    

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Event details can change.

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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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