“Share the Joy of Kites.”


About the AKA, Our Leadership, Special Awards, & Kite Programs.


“Share the Joy of Kites.”

AKA Ebay Auctions

This will take you to our Ebay listings.

About Kites


History, Kinds, Plans, Fabrics, How to Fly, Safety, Joy of Kites, What is a Kite, Make a Kite, Activities, How Do Kites Fly?


Event Calendar, Competitions, Workshops, Annual Convention, Convention FAQ, Requirements, Policies, Grand National Champions, & National Kite Month



Kite Clubs, Favorite Flying Fields, Kiting Magazine, Member Benefits, Kite Stores, Workshops


AKA membership portal 

Join Us

Membership benefits & plans.



Kite Education, Kiting Resources, Kite Festivals, Kite Kits, Rulebooks, Manuals & more…

Contact Us

Send us a message 


The AKA is supported by generous donors of the kiting community

Annual Convention

our next convention

Seaside is the place to be this September 9 – 14, and we are looking forward to celebrating AKA’s 60th birthday together.  We hope to see you there!  Spectators are always welcome but you must be an AKA member to register for convention events. There will be indoor workshops, competitions, and lots of free flying time all day long

The City of Seaside completed a full renovation of their Convention Center in 2019.  In addition to new meeting rooms and facilities, we will have access to a large indoor flying space from Tuesday morning to Friday, when the room will be transformed for the Friday night auction. There will be indoor workshops, competitions, and lots of free flying time all day long.

  • You can download complete convention information here.
  • Only interested in workshops? Download workshop information here.
  • Ready to register? You can do that here.

AKA’s Annual Convention is a five-to-six-day gathering of kite enthusiasts, artists, & competitors, traditionally held in late September or early October.

Our Convention is one of the top events of the year. Conventions rotate around the country and are held at suitable kite flying venues in Eastern, Central, and Western regions of the USA. Convention activities include large outdoor and indoor demonstrations, educational workshops, displays, auctions, a fly market, and national level competitions for kite making, sport kite flying, kite battles, and miniature kites, as well as three categories of People’s Choice awards. 

more convention information

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to attend? What do people want to know about AKA conventions?

Convention Policies

Here’s the official story about our conventions

Requirements for Convention Sites & Hosts

Interested in hosting the annual convention? Take a look at the AKA Convention Site Requirements.

All Past Conventions

Interested in some of our previous conventions? Here’s a list of them all with information about activities and awards.

Grand National Champions

Here are the top awards for the kitemakers’ Grand National Champions.

The People's Choice Awards

A list of the People’s Choice Awards from past conventions.

2010 People's Choice - Kite - John Pollock