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April has been officially designated as National Kite Month.

Every year, National Kite Month helps us welcome Spring with a joyous lifting of all of our kites high into the sky. It’s all about flying kites and sharing them with others. Go fly a kite. That’s the best part about celebrating National Kite Month; it is really easy to celebrate.

So fly a kite, fly a kite often, and get those around you to fly kites with you.

There are lots of ways to enjoy the fun.

  • Fly a kite at your local park or kite festival. Visit the AKA and NKM calendars to find an event near you.
  • Organize a kite festival for your town, or a neighborhood fly for your block. The AKA Kite Event Organizer Manual can help you.
  • If you decide to organize an event, register your event on the National Kite Month website:
  • Teach someone how to make a kite. The AKA Kites in the Classroom manual is a great resource.
  • Create a kite display for your local library.
  • Give a lecture at your local school on kite history and why kites fly.
  • Ask your local mayor or state governor to sign a National Kite Month Proclamation.
  • Visit a kite store and buy yourself a new kite.
  • Teach a friend how to fly a kite or even a whole scout troop.
  • Show off your artistic talents by building a kite.
  • Give someone a kite.

Kites can be from postage-stamp size to building size; of paper & bamboo or ripstop & graphite; one string to five stings; art kites, fighter kites, sport kites, or power kites — the variety of kites is endless as is the fun you can experience and share with others during National Kite Month.

National Kite Month is a not-for-profit venture co-founded by the American Kitefliers Association and the Kite Trade Association International.

For more information, visit the National Kite Month website.