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Annual Convention

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The 2021 AKA Convention

Where: Ocean City, Maryland
When: October, 11th – 16th, 2021

All Inclusive Convention/Hotel
Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort
9100 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD 21842
For Room Reservations: (800) 476-9253
Group Name: American Kitefliers Association 
Group Number: 6222

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.

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2010 People's Choice - Kite - John Pollock