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Santa Barbara Kite Festival

West Campus, Santa Barbara City College, 973 Cliff Drive 973 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA

The theme and date has been announced for the 2023 Santa Barbara Kite Festival. The theme of this year’s family-friendly kite festival is “Colors”. Festival Kite Master Rakesh Bahadur and Festival Director David Hefferman chose this year’s theme to celebrate the contributions and beauty festival goers bring to the event each year. Rakesh noted “It’s always amazing to us how many colors are added to the sky by entire families of kite flyers. Everyone is welcome.” David added “It’s our 37th festival. Several local festivals are of a similar age. We are honored to add more color this year to the legacy of festivals in our community.” Sure to generate more colors and laughter this year, the “Childrens’ Tail Chase” features groups of kids divided into various age groups, chasing and trying to capture the tail of a kite expertly flown by Mr. Bahadur. The festival’s busy schedule is also packed with a number of family-friendly kite contests including “Most Beautiful” (handmade & commercial), “Highest Flying”, “Largest & Smallest Kites”, ”Youngest & Oldest Kite Flyers”, “Most Unique Or Unusual Kite”, “Funniest Kite”, and “Most Unflyable Kite”! And, the kite festival now awards “Best of Fest” -recognizing the best overall kite […]


Let’s Fly!

Soar to new heights at Let’s Fly! Join us as we decorate kites and learn from local groups about different ways to take flight in the skies! February 17 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. North Santa Cruz Park All Ages Free For more information, please visit:


San Carlos Kite Fun Fly

Sunflower Park 107 North Sunflower Rd, Edinburg, United States

Kite flying for children of all ages. Store bought and hand made kites welcomed. Enjoy a morning of wholesome fun.

Los Alamos Kite Festival

Overlook Park, 580 Overlook Rd, White Rock NM 87544 580 Overlook Rd, White Rock, NM, United States

The Los Alamos Arts Council has been hosting this event since 1996. The largest of its kind in northern New Mexico, the Festival includes music, food, kite-building workshops, and lots of kite flying. Kite enthusiasts from all over the southwest fly their large, intricately shaped kites and hand-made flying works of art, demonstrate stunt-kite flying, and grace the fields with incredibly colorful banners. Free kite-building workshops for kids are held on Saturday and Sunday afternoon where children build and decorate simple kites with assistance from volunteers. Kids use both their craft and artistic skills to put literally hundreds of these kites up in the sky. For the six-and-under crowd, pre-built kites are available for decorating. A kite hospital is staffed with kite medics to mend the inevitable broken and injured kites using sticks, duct tape, and ingenuity. Everyone young at heart is invited. Bring a kite, build a kite, fly a kite, or just take in the artful scene.


19th Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

17th Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 17th Street, Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Please join us for the 19th Virginia Beach Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival Open House Kick-off Celebration & Night Kite Fly Friday, May 3 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Food, Soda and Drinks and Fun Provided Kite Flying Festival 17th Street & Atlantic at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Saturday and Sunday, May 4 & 5 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Each day we provide Breakfast and Lunch Soda, water and beverages all day Saturday Night Party: 6 – 10pm Sponsored by Jackite and Kitty Hawk Kites Join us for good food and drinks, fun and socialization Contact Christopher and Charlotte Stankus - 757-647-5970 Location TBA Kite enthusiasts and spectators unite for the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival! This cherished event offers a rich array of activities that cater to people of all ages and skill levels. Take part in the “Best Kite Contest,” where all are welcome to showcase their creativity and flying prowess. Contestants can enter with either self-made or purchased kites, with judging based on the kite’s appearance, construction quality, and the participant’s ability to keep it airborne for five consecutive minutes at a height of 100 feet. Judging criteria encompass flight (sustaining flight for five minutes), […]


Johnston Kites on the Green

Join us for the 11th annual Kites on the Green festival at Johnston Commons Park on May 4, 2024. This family-fun event will be held in the green space near the Johnston Public Library from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can enjoy giant show kite displays, kite fighting, free kite building, bol racing, live music, an inflatable obstacle course, learn about stormwater best management practices, visit with Johnston Police and Fire, draw with sidewalk chalk and much more.