share the joy of kites
AKA’s 43rd National Convention, scheduled for October 11-16, 2021, in Ocean City, Maryland, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We currently expect the 43rd National Convention to be held in October 2022. For more details, click here.
The AKA is offering weekly auctions of kites and accessories. Click on our ebay link at the bottom of the page.
COME FLY WITH US
Flying kites is an uplifting event! Kites can be a hobby, sport, art, science project, or social event – sometimes all at the same time. Kites are fun to fly and beautiful to watch. Kite flying is a great activity for children of all ages. There is a real sense of freedom transcending borders when you fly. Flying kites crosses cultures, generations, age groups, social groups, and nations.
Kite flying is a wonderful and peaceful pastime. Kiting is for everyone — whether you’re a child who just built your first kite out of newspaper and twigs or a competitive sport kite flier who spends every available minute practicing your craft. We all share the same love of kite flying.
THERE'S SOMETHING IN KITING FOR EVERYONE
Artists & Makers | Athletes & Sport Kiters | Engineers | Competitors | Event Organizers & Volunteers | Families & Children | Photographers | Scientists | Teachers & Students | Leisure Seekers
More about the AKA
We are men, women, adults, and children from all walks of life. Our interests run from kite building to multi-line kite competition, from miniature kites to aerial photography, and more.
The AKA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing kiting with the world.
Our purpose is to educate the public in the art, history, technology, and practice of building and flying kites – to advance the joys and values of kiting in all nations.