Last updated 18 February, 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

FEBRUARY 2017
location map
Website for more info
18 KCoS fly-in, West Sands beach, St Andrews, Scotland
location map
link to KCoS website
  18 KCoS fly-in, The Low Green, Ayr, Scotland KA7 2AR
MARCH 2017
website
5 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
White Horse Kite Flyers website
12 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
12 NKG fly-in, near the Coast Guard Station, Burbo Bank Road North, Crosby, near Liverpool, Merseyside
 
website
12 MKF Fly-in @ Sconce and Devon Park, Boundary Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 4AU
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
Location map
  2 Family Kite Day, Minchinhampton Common, near Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 9AQ
website
2 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
Facebook page Location map
website
9 MKF Fly-in @ Apedale Community Park, Alsagers Bank, Apedale, nr Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 6AX
White Horse Kite Flyers website
9 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
    15 & 16 6th Annual Newbiggin Kite Festival, on the beach, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland NE64 6DB
  21 - 1/5

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

 
location map
 
email contact
22 & 23 North Hants Kiters Jolly Up 20, on the field off Southlea, Farleigh Road, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2JL
Location map
Website
29 & 30 MKF Kitefliers Rendezvous, Broad Haven beach, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA62 3JH
MAY 2017
Website
1 MKF Kitefliers Rendevous, Hilton Court Gardens, Roch, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA62 6AE
    6 Flying Lunch, Yaverland, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 8QE
6 & 7

2nd Bridlington Kite Festival in assoc. with the Northern Kite Group, Sewerby Fields, Bridlington, North Yorkshire YO15 1ER

website
7 Telford Town Park Festival of Kites, Queen Elizabeth II Arena, Town Park, Telford, Shropshire TF3 4BZ
website
7 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
Location map
website
14 MKF Fly-in @ Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire DE22 5JH
Facebook page
website for more info on Streatham Common Kite Day
14 19th Streatham Common Kite Day, Streatham Common, London SW16 3BZ
White Horse Kite Flyers website
14 WHKF fly-in @ Barbury Castle Country Park, near Swindon, Wiltshire
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
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 

 
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
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
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
15 & 16

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

  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
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
website
6 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
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 - DATE CONFIRMED
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
    20

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

      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

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
website
3 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
    9 & 10 4th Beach Kite Fest, Burnham on Sea, Somerset
10

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

  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
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 for peace:

Facebook page Location map
website
8 MKF OSOW @ Apedale Community Park, Alsagers Bank, Apedale, nr Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 6AX
NOVEMBER 2017
website
5 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
DECEMBER 2017
website
3 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2BQ
        
JULY 2018
7 & 8

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

        

I started 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.

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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