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Annual Convention

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Our 2024 Convention will be in Seaside, Oregon, September 9 – 14.  We hope to see you there!

Enid, Oklahoma hosted our 44th Annual Convention, October 9-14, 2023. One of the most supportive communities in the country for all things kiting, Enid is famous for its large mowed-grass kite fields. Enid’s state-of-the-art Convention Center, Stride Bank Center, has ample space for all our workshops, banquets, meetings, gatherings and one of the best indoor flying spaces you have ever experienced.  Enid is blessed with great kite flying weather in October with temperatures averaging 65 to 72 degrees and winds 12 to 19 mph out of the southwest.


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. 

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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