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June 2009
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[Topeka] Twisted Lines is a 2-1/2 day event that will consist of fun flys, sport kite competition, fighter kites, buggy blast. We will have a kite store and concession as well as on the field parking. An auction at the indoor fly with proceeds going to American Diabetes Association. Donations of kite related items and cash will be accepted.
         
[Naperville] Hosted by Chicago Kite• Kites will be available for purchase.• Learn-to-Fly Field: A special area to try out stunt kites or learn kite flying tricks!• The Rokkaku kite is a traditional Japanese fighting kite – come watch a Rok Battle!• Stay for the Candy Drop! NASA Fun Area! Purchase a $5 wristband (in advance or on site) and kids will have access to: Climbing aboard an inflatable rocket ship, Experiencing the G-Force, Winning prizes at the Penny Carnival, Moon jumping, and the Climbing wall
         
[Nahant] The KONE regional will host competitors in Quad line, Dual Line and Fighter Kites. This competition is an annual event of kite enthusiasts, artists, and competitors Come and enjoy the show with competitors flying precision stunt kites choreographed to music.
         
[Ocean Shores]
         
[Kenosha] The Tour De Kites Continues..... The 8th annual Lite Rock 92.1 "Outta Sight Kite Flight" will be held on June 6th & June 7th, 2009. NOW TWO DAYS LONG! (rain date is Sunday June 7th) This free event will be held in Kennedy Park on Kenosha's beautiful lakefront. Sponsored by Pepsi, Cost Cutters, the City of Kenosha, Gift of Wings, The Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois, and Lite Rock 92.1 FM Radio and AM 1400, WRJN. Featured performers include Chicago Fire, Josh and Zack Gordon, Paul Koepke, EOS, O2, Paula Schenk, Dan Newman, Mike Delfar, the Giant Kites of Yves LaForest and Anne Clement, and Charlie Sotich. Sponsored by Lite Rock 92.1 and 1400 Am WRJN, The Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois and Gift of Wings. Get There early and get the BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE with Trudy!!
         
[Berkeley] The competition will consist of an AKA sanctioned American style fighter line touch and a skills competition if time permits.
[San Andreas] KITE FESTIVAL – Sunday, June 7. The San Andreas Merchants’ Association will present “Kites Over Calaveras” on Sunday, June 7 from 11:00 – 4:00, at the San Andreas Ball Park on Mountain Ranch Road.There will be kite-flying demonstrations, a candy drop, kite parade, booths, and tempting food and refreshments from our local non-profit organizations. Everyone is welcome to just bring their favorite kite and come on out and let ‘er fly. There’s no charge for admission and parking is free. So come out and enjoy “Kites Over Calaveras” Kite Festival. For more information or a booth application, please call 209/754-0127
         
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[Tallahassee] Art on a String: Asian Kites features hundreds of kites from all over Asia. From Sri Lankan Flying Peacocks to Pakistani fighters, this exhibition examines kites not only as art but as tools for history making.
         
[Fayetteville] This is a family fun fly. We have enough sponsors that we don't have to charge admission. We also are giving the Dermer Sled kite to all kids. We also have free ice cream for the kids as well as free snack cakes . We're expecting AKA kiters from MO, OK, KS, and AR. We were rained out twice in May. Hope all Region 8 kiters can make it.
         
[Worley] Nudist kite fly fun for all. If you have always wanted to enjoy outdoors without clothes, this is your opportunity. We are a family resort and have family values.
         
[Richland] Sanctioned competition for dual line, quad line, and fighter kites. The event will run Sat and Sun. Registration will begin at 9:30am with pilots meeting following immediately after. There is plenty of room for big kites and single line fun flying too.

On Friday night, we will be having a Night Kite Fly in conjunction with the Relay For Life event at the park site.
         
[Jamestown]
         
[Mountain House] This 3rd Annual free event is growing each year. This year we will have professional kite demonstratoins, family flyers, giant kites, decorated kites, food and business vendors, children's activities, and a stage with live music and dance throughout the day. Come join us for a fun family day!
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[Cleveland] Monthly Free Fly open to the public
         
[Dubois] On our third Kite Day, we will have fun with kids, kites and wannabe kids. Starting at eleven in the morning and going till about five, come and share a day. Kite building, decorating, and flying. We would love to have your kite in the sky, too.
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[Tallahassee] Art on a String: Asian Kites features hundreds of kites from all over Asia. From Sri Lankan Flying Peacocks to Pakistani fighters, this exhibition examines kites not only as art but as tools for history making.
       
[Myrtle Beach] A fun fly to benefit Curing In Our Lifetime, a local breast cancer support group. 500 free kites will be given out to children 12 and younger. Seminars will be given by several manufacturers in the kiting industry.
         
[Swift Current, Saskatchewan] The skies over Swift Current will fill with an incredible array of kites of all sizes and colors throughout the two day SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival 2009. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to join in the fun. See fabulous art kites, giant creature kites, roaring stunt kites, battling fighter kites, soaring kite trains, amazing sky junk, and speeding traction kite buggies!
         
[Painted Post]
         
ODSKC 2009 (VA)
[Richmond] The 17th Annual Old Dominon Sport Kite Championships is one of the oldest sport kite competitions on the East Coast. It is an event "by the flyers for the flyers" with special attention paid to making sure that competitors get to experience some southern hospitality while competing.
         
[Los Angeles] Kites Over Silver Lake is a children’s kite festival. The children, construct and paint kites. The event brings families together for an afternoon of kite flying, a children’s art exhibit, kite painting contest, face painting, magic, music and food.
[Keene Valley] Fly a kite with Dad in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks! EBFA shares Marcy Field with a fabulous farmer's market for this annual Father's Day family event. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Refreshments and kites for sale.
         
[Martinez] Sport kite and fighter kite comp. Everyone is welcome.
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[Oshkosh] LIVE AT PIONEER AIRPORT..OSHKOSH!! The Tour De Kites Continues …. EAA Wings on Strings Kite Festival is Sponsored by The EAA, The Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois, and Gift of Wings. This Kite Festival will be held at the EAA Airventure Museum in Oshkosh on Pioneer Airport. The times are from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, on June 20th, with the Grand Launch of 200 kites at noon. The event is FREE. Gift of Wings will be on sight selling all of your favorite kites, windsocks and Garden Spinners. When in town, visit the EAA Airventure Museum sometime during the day. Check out the new EAA Family museum plan now on sale at the EAA AirVenture Museum. Featured performers include Chicago Fire, Team Pegasus, Mike Delfar, Paula Schenk, Paul Koepke, Dan Newman, Josh and Zak Gordon and Charlie Sotich, and The Giant Kites of Yvers LaForest and Anne Clement. Charlie Sotich will be making free kites for the kids. Hot Johnsonville Brats will be sold during the event. This is a FREE event... Hope to see you there!! For more information, contact Jeff Kataoka at 414/277-9121 or www.giftofwings.com and www.eaa.org. The Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois……It doesn't get any better than this!!
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[Tallahassee] Art on a String: Asian Kites features hundreds of kites from all over Asia. From Sri Lankan Flying Peacocks to Pakistani fighters, this exhibition examines kites not only as art but as tools for history making.
[Brigantine] Three day fighter kite line touch competition with skills and Buka on Monday, the 22nd; open line touch on Tuesday, the 23rd; and an all bamboo challenge on the 24th.
   
[Sawyer] This will be a sanctioned kite competition and festival. We will be on the beach at the beautiful Warren Dunes State Park. Registration will begin Saturday morning PROMPTLY at 9:00am with pilots meeting PROMPTLY at 9:30am. We will be flying on a tight schedule for the festival crowd so please, please be on time.
         
[Cape May] Fun fly Kids activities Saturday night fly and party It's the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Cape May!
         
[Edmond] 19th annual fun fly for everyone in the family. Part of Edmond's annual LibertyFest.
         
[Lincoln City] Let your kite carry away your worries at the 25th Annual Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival, to be held June 27 and 28, 2009, at the D-River Wayside from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Beginner and expert fliers are invited to participate in the show and join in the fun. Featured fliers from throughout the United States and Canada will demonstrate their skills and share their works of art. This year’s theme is “Pacific Wonderland” and the kite flying demonstration line-up includes sport kite performances by Washington state’s Team 6th Sense, Al & Aaron Washington, International Team iQuad, Penny Lingenfelter, Amy & Connor Doran, and Lam Hoac. We are also featuring Carl Bragiel and Gary MacEachern. Both are a team on their own and fly 3 kites at once. And – to keep the skies as colorful as the performers – Phil and Barbara Burks, Rod and Cindy Thrall, and Al Sparling will fill the air with their own creatures and creations. As always, kid’s kite making and kid’s passports will guarantee fun for the entire family. The flying is never finer than in Lincoln City, Oregon, - voted as the best kite flying location in North America by Kitelines Magazine. Come fly or come escape in the viewing!
         
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[St. Louis] Everyone is welcome. We start flying at 1 p.m. on central field, near the Jewel Box. If there are games on the field, you can find us further down, behind the bathrooms on Wells Drive
         
[Shawano] This is the third annual event sponsored by Qualheim's True Value. Kites for kids are free. Kites are for sale by Qualheim's True Value and refreshments are available on the field by the Lutheran School Boosters. Fly from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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[Tallahassee] Art on a String: Asian Kites features hundreds of kites from all over Asia. From Sri Lankan Flying Peacocks to Pakistani fighters, this exhibition examines kites not only as art but as tools for history making.
       
Harborfest (VA)
[Norfolk] Harborfest is a large celebration on the waterfront of Norfolk. Tall sailing ships from around the world are on display. It includes kids events and, this year, kite displays and demonstrations by the RAF.
       
[Milwaukee] Fireworks Kite Festival July 3, 2009... BOOM BOOM!KSWI in Conjuction with Gift of Wings, US Bank and Your Milwaukee County Parks..CountyParks.com, will sponsor our annual Fireworks Kite Festival. Featuring the Giant Kites of Yves LaForest. This is a fun fly and all are welcome to participate. Our goal is to fill the sky with as many kites as possible. Times from 11:00 am until 6:30 PM, then 7:30 PM until the fireworks start at 9:25 pm. We have set aside a huge area of Veterans Park just for kitefliers. So fly a kite and get the best seats in the house for the greatest firworks show on Earth. Well...in my opinion, of course. Now understand that traffic and parking are a real mess for this event, so come early and don't plan on leaving until after the fireworks are finished at 10:15pm. In other words, plan your whole day in the park. It's a blast.
WindFest (WV)
[Davis] A family fun fly event in the beautiful Canaan Valley, 3200 ft above sea level! Demonstrations of large show kites, dual-line and quad-line sport kites will be held along with kite making for the kids. Bring your own kite or purchase one on site. There will also be participatory events such as running of the bols and most unique kite that flies. Conditions permitting, there will be demonstrations of paragliding by local fliers. If you are a kite buggier, there is space available for buggying!Other attractions include artists and craftsmen from the Appalachian region on Saturday, as well as the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra on Sunday afternoon.
         
[Oregon] Since our monthly fun fly falls on the 4th of July this year, Maumee Bay SP is about the last place we want to be,( very crowded ) so we may change this months fly to another location. So stay tuned.
 
         
[Milwaukee] LIVE ON THE INTERNET ON THIS WEB SITE!! Fireworks Kite Festival July 3, 2009..BOOM BOOM.. KSWI in Conjunction with Gift of Wings, US Bank and Your Milwaukee County Parks, www.CountyParks.com, will sponsor our annual Fireworks Kite Festival. Featuring the Giant Kites of Yves LaForest. This is a fun fly and all are welcome to participate. Our goal is to fill the sky with as many kites as possible. Times from 11:00 am until 6:30 PM, then 7:30 PM until the fireworks start at 9:25 pm. We have set aside a huge area of Veterans Park just for kitefliers. So fly a kite and get the best seats in the house for the greatest fireworks show on Earth. Well...in my opinion, of course. Now understand that traffic and parking are a real mess for this event, so come early and don't plan on leaving until after the fireworks are finished at 10:15pm. In other words, plan your whole day in the park. It's a blast.
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