Last updated 21 November, 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

DECEMBER 2017
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3

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

 
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  3 KCoS fly-in, The Low Green, Ayr, Scotland KA7 2AR
 
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  3 KCoS fly-in, West Sands beach, St Andrews, Scotland
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3 MKF Fly-in, Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
White Horse Kite Flyers website   10 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
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10

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

White Horse Kite Flyers website   27 WHKF Christmas Pudding fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
        
JANUARY 2018
 
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  14 KCoS fly-in, The Low Green, Ayr, Scotland KA7 2AR
 
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  14 KCoS fly-in, West Sands beach, St Andrews, Scotland
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14 NKG fly-in, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 2ER
White Horse Kite Flyers website   14 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
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21

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

FEBRUARY 2018
 
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  4 KCoS fly-in, The Low Green, Ayr, Scotland KA7 2AR
 
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  4 KCoS fly-in, West Sands beach, St Andrews, Scotland
White Horse Kite Flyers website   11 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
 
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  25 KCoS fly-in, The Low Green, Ayr, Scotland KA7 2AR
 
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  25 KCoS fly-in, West Sands beach, St Andrews, Scotland
MARCH 2018
White Horse Kite Flyers website   11 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
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11

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

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18

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

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18

NKG fly-in, Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, Yorkshire

 
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  18 KCoS fly-in, The Low Green, Ayr, Scotland KA7 2AR
 
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  18 KCoS fly-in, West Sands beach, St Andrews, Scotland
APRIL 2018
 
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  1 KCoS fly-in, Irvine Beachpark, Irvine, Ayrshire KA12 8PP Scotland
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  7 & 8 Minchinhampton Kite Festival, Minchinhampton Common, near Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 9AQ
White Horse Kite Flyers website   8 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
 
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14 - 22 32nd International Berck-sur-Mer Kite Festival, 5 Avenue Francis Tattegrain, 62600 Berck-Sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France
 
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  15 KCoS fly-in, West Sands beach, St Andrews, Scotland
 
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28 & 29 North Hants Kiters Jolly Up 22, on the field off Southlea, Farleigh Road, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2JL
 
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  29

KCoS fly-in,, Howden Park, Howden, Livingston EH54 6AE

MAY 2018
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5 & 6 MKF Kitefliers Rendezvous Days 1 & 2, Broad Haven's Blue Flag beach, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA62 3JH
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7 MKF Kitefliers Rendezvous Day 3, Hilton Court Gardens, Roch, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA62 6AE
White Horse Kite Flyers website   13 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
19 & 20

3rd Bridlington Kite Festival in assoc. with the Northern Kite Group, Sewerby Fields, Bridlington, North Yorkshire YO15 1ER

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25 - 28 Margam Kite Festival, Margam County Park, Margam, Port Talbot, South Wales SA13 2TJ
JUNE 2018
 
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2 & 3 26th Basingstoke Kite Festival, Down Grange Sports Complex, Pack Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 5SN
  2 & 3

Beach Kite Fest, Beachside Holiday Coast Rd, Brean, Somerset TA8 2QZ

  2 & 3 Houlgate Plein Vent, Promenade Roland Garros, 14510 Houlgate, France
  9

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

White Horse Kite Flyers website   10 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
JULY 2018
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7 & 8

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

White Horse Kite Flyers website   8 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
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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
 
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4 & 5 North Hants Kiters Jolly Up 23, on the field off Southlea, Farleigh Road, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2JL
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The Wind festival, Betteshanger Country Park, nr Deal, Kent CT14 0BF

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11 & 12 27th Portsmouth International Kite Festival, Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire - PROVISIONAL
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11 & 12

Teston Kite Weekend, Teston Country Park, nr Maidstone, Kent  ME18 5BX

White Horse Kite Flyers website   12 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
    18 & 19

10th Rijsbergse Vliegerdagen, Tiggeltsestraat, 4891, The Netherlands

25 - 27

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

SEPTEMBER 2018
  1 & 2

Kites up The Creek, Milton Creek Country Park, nr Sittingbourne Kent, ME10 2DE

  8 & 9 5th Beach Kite Fest, The Esplanade, Burnham on Sea, Somerset
White Horse Kite Flyers website   9 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
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The Capstone Festival, Capstone Country Park, Gillingham, Kent ME7 3JG

OCTOBER 2018
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32nd ONE SKY ONE WORLD - an Annual Worldwide event, flying kites together for peace:

White Horse Kite Flyers website   14 WHKF OSOW @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
NOVEMBER 2018
White Horse Kite Flyers website   11 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
DECEMBER 2018
White Horse Kite Flyers website   9 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
       

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.
    
 

CHILDREN'S KITE MAKING WORKSHOP

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 :-)

    
    
    
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
    
   
 
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