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May 2010
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[Saint Mary] Celebrate the Sky! Fly a Kite! Good Family Fun! Near the Famous St. Mary Antique Mall, across from Marceline's Beauty Salon.
WEYMOUTH INTL BEACH KITE FEST (United Kingdom)
[Weymouth]
 
[Lincoln] Assembly with performance and kite making for all four 4th grade classes. Display a variety of kites for exploration.
 
[Methuen]
[Virginia Beach] We open with a welcome dinner with food and beverages Friday night. Saturday kite fly is at 17th Street from 10 - 5 with children's workshops by Archie Stewart. Saturday night is get-together night with food and drinks. Sunday kite fly is at the Portsmouth City Park from 10 - 4.
         
EUROVOLIES 2010 (France)
[Villers-les-Nancy]
         
[Beulah]
         
[Montreal] A fun day to demonstrate your kite skills or your latest kite creation or simply for the joy to be reunited with friends or to finally be introduced to this great world of kiteflying! Come share your lunch under a sky of vibrant colors.
EAST YORKSHIRE KITE FESTIVAL (United Kingdom)
[Driffield]
         
[Berkeley] Sport kite and Fighter kite comp. All skill levels welcome.
AKS FLY-IN SHOALHAVEN (Australia)
[Shoalhaven]
         
[Fort Collins] Kiter John Farrell, in conjunction with the City of Fort Collins Colorado, is hosting this large Kite Festival. There is an Art on Rokkakus auction the night before (April 30th) at Aztlan Recreation Center. There will possibly be some kids kite workshops. HQ Kites may also be doing a landboard demo.
[Fairfield] Everyone is welcome whether a novice or expert kiteflier. Off trail access allowed for this special event- room for all. In addition to some great kiting, Lynch Canyon offers nearly ten miles of multi-use trails. So come with family, friends and your favorite kites and enjoy a day of kite flying where hawks and eagles soar. Noon to 4 pm for event, access gate opens at 9 and closes at 5.
         
[Fort Collins] The skies of Fort Collins will come alive with kites of all shapes, sizes, and colors when the third annual Kites In The Park Kite Festival gets underway! What better way to celebrate wind power, the outdoors, and spending time with the family than by coloring the sky together with beautiful kites at this free community event. Kites In The Park will feature top flyers, specialty kites, a kids kite-making station, competitions & prizes, kites to purchase, concessions, and more!

This event is free thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors. There will be several raffles, contests, and giveaways. We will have several hundred kite kits for the kids to make and decorate and of course to fly.

There will be sport kite lessons and general kite flying lessons. Bring your kites and have a blast. There will also be a Kite Doctor there to help you with those minor ills your kite might have.

There will be demonstrations and many big kites.
[Washington] Every month on the First Sunday we fly on the Washington Monument Grounds! Come on down and fly a kite with us! Most of us are there between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.
         
[Rabun Gap] Annual Kite festival and Earth Day Celebration
[St. Peters] Bring a picnic lunch, your own kite, and join us for a fun day of kite flying! Church service at 10:00 am. Kite flying starts around 12:00 noon. Call (636) 922-1615 with any questions.
         
The Toney (IN)
[Muncie] Time: 10a - 4p
One of the best places in the state to fly kites! A vendor will be on site selling lunch food (burgers, hot dogs, chips, soft drinks) through the afternoon.
The annual Members' Meeting will take place at the end of the fun fly. When business has concluded, a complimentary meal will be served to HKS members.
[Richmond] RAF Monthly Club fly on the Football fields at Dorey Park. Single Line, Sport and Fighters welcome and appropriate - NO MANJHA string!
         
[Salem] The City of Salem’s Renewable Energy Task Force is planning a kite flying event on Salem Commons (to promote wind power) on May 1st.
 
[Medford] Library kite display. Children will be encouraged to read a book to enter a kite raffle. Month long kite related activities.
[Ogunquit] Kite fly, AIDS run and walk, family BBQ
 
[Portland] In China, early April brings the Qingming Festival where people visit family graves to pay their respects and then celebrate rebirth by sailing kites skyward. The festival is also time for national and international kite flying competitions.

Lan Su brings a kite exhibit from three treasured sources: the Drachen Foundation, the Bob & Charlene Umbowers collection, and the Smithsonian. New this year is a display of kites so small that some could fit into matchboxes. Amazingly, all can fly! Back again are glorious large kites in shapes of butterflies, dragons, peacocks, hawks, sparrows, and a special whistling kite. The common Chinese word for kite is fengzhen, which translates to “wind zither” describing a Chinese love of noise-making kites.

Kite making and coloring, Chinese story time, lectures about kite history, and a scavenger activity will keep individuals and families flurrying through the Garden like kite tails. As an urban setting is not the best place for kite flying, Flying Ribbon Dancers will entertain and encourage all to fly kites at the beach or the park.
[Long Beach]
 
         
[Madison] Free fly for the club and public
 
         
[Parkman] Free admission to the park. Kite shop will be on the grounds. Food available or pack a picnic lunch. Fun for all ages. Enjoy a day in the country getting back to nature.
 
         
[Easton]
 
         
[Easton] 20th Anniversary Kite Day in the Park
 
         
[Waco] This is a one day event on the first Saturday in May each year from 10-3 p.m with approximately 500 in attendance. It is a fun fly and all net proceeds benefit hard of hearing children in central Texas. Whatakite has been has generously flown their giant kites and supported us. It is free to the public and we give away 200 kites each year. We provide hearing aids, medical evaluations, and college scholarships to hard of hearing children.
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WEYMOUTH INTL BEACH KITE FEST (United Kingdom)
[Weymouth]
   
[North Royalton] Kite Workshop
 
[San Antonio] Learn the elements of kite construction — for the joys of flying or purely for the sculptural form. This two-day workshop begins with a slide talk that highlights contemporary and traditional kite forms from around the globe. Special emphasis is paid to the connections between contemporary art and the practice of kite-making and flying. The first project is a simple kite to introduce the materials and aerodynamic requirements of a functional kite. Next design and build a unique project — some will fly, others intentionally will not. Includes materials.
         
SWINDON INTL KITE FESTIVAL (United Kingdom)
[Brinkworth]
         
[Tulsa] This was the home of the 95 AKA Convetion. This is a two day fun fly event open to the general public
         
[Norcross] This is the first fun fly in Norcross' new city park. We are expecting a big crowd.
[Kendallville] Time: 11a - 4p
Fly among Don Quixote's "giants" at this unique setting. A children's kite making workshop along with a fun fly will be the order of the day.
         
[Valparaiso] Approximate time: 10am - 4pm
Formerly known as the Colonel Murray Memorial Kite Festival, this year's event will be encouraging families to spend time outdoors and enjoy some basic fun flying kites in a wonderful park setting.

Featuring: I80Go, Indy Dog and Disc Club
[Corolla] Watch and learn how to fly all kinds of kites sponsored by Flying Smiles Kites! Treat Mom and the whole family to a fun afternoon in the park capturing the imagination and harnessing the power of Mother Nature! Children enjoy making paper kites to keep or bring your own to play with. Admission and Parking are free.
         
[Clovis] The 7th Annual Kite Karnival is a Cannon Community Center "Let's Celebrate!" event that attracts close to 1500 people from the surrounding area to experience kite flying at its best. The event will take place at Doc Stewart Park on Saturday, May 8, 2010 from 10 am to 4 pm. Demonstrations, instruction, and stunt flying will take place as well as candy drops. Other activities are kids' kite making workshops and carnival style games for prizes. Local food vendors will have food and beverages for purchase.
Free Fly (OH)
[Cleveland] Free Fly
         
[Parkman] Open from 10AM to 5 PM. A family event, no cover charge. For the young and the young at heart. Spend a day in the country getting back to nature. Kite shop will be on the grounds. Food available or pack a picnic lunch. AKA will be providing activities and demonstrations.
[Neenah] We are flying just for fun. There are no formal activities or events scheduled; just kite flying.

Pack a picnic or grill out, and just have fun flying.

         
[Lincoln City]
 
EAST YORKSHIRE KITE FESTIVAL (United Kingdom)
[Driffield]
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[San Antonio] Learn the elements of kite construction — for the joys of flying or purely for the sculptural form. This two-day workshop begins with a slide talk that highlights contemporary and traditional kite forms from around the globe. Special emphasis is paid to the connections between contemporary art and the practice of kite-making and flying. The first project is a simple kite to introduce the materials and aerodynamic requirements of a functional kite. Next design and build a unique project — some will fly, others intentionally will not. Includes materials.
[Akron] Kite workshops and demo flying in the Great Meadow
     
[La Tranche-sur-Mer]
[Irving] 9am-5pm
Fun fly, kite demos, and kids kitemaking
Combo of celebration of Chinese Dragonboat Races, Kite flying and Chinese lanterns
FREE admission & limited parking; parking bldg close-by for fee; Stage entertainment, food & festival fun.
       
[Los Alamos] The Los Alamos Kite Festival is an annual three day event for kite enthusiasts of all ages as well as kite artists. The free event begins with a Friday night concert and night lighted kite fly. Saturday and Sunday there are free kite building workshops for children from 12-2 p.m. and kite flying from 10-5 p.m. each day. Each child that builds a kite receives an event t-shirt with thanks to Los Alamos National Bank, the sponsor of the event. Vendor kites and food are available for sale.
       
[Rawlins] Wind Energy continues to be a topic of conversation in Wyoming and all around the nation. In fact, Wyoming recently became the first state to impose an excise tax on wind energy production. Carbon County Higher Education Center is proud to host the 2nd Annual Celebration of Wind on Friday, May 14 – Saturday, May 15, 2010. Join us as we learn about transmission lines, the controversies surrounding wind energy, wind energy topics currently under discussion, employment opportunities, renewable energy options for residential homes and more.
The Celebration of Wind will feature radio-controlled helicopters, paper airplanes, dog Frisbee contests, and, of course, kites. Bring your favorite kite as we attempt to get over 3500 kites in the air at one time. Visit www.cchec.org for more information and schedule updates. This event is free to the public.
[Charlottesville] Club Fly for RAF Members -
         
[Belmar] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Belmar Kite Festival and Town Wide Yard Sale - Sponsored by the Belmar Chamber of Commerce. Kite festival on Belmar Beach

         
[Rockaway Beach]
         
[Atlanta] The Georgia Kite Festival is a day of family fun that will include exciting live entertainment, attractions for children, interactive games and much more. Families from across Georgia will venture to Centennial Olympic Park for this FREE day of activities, learn to make kites and enjoy the wonderful park and food.
 
         
[Brookline] Kite Flying - Outdoors and Indoors!
Outdoors from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Fuller Field. Bring your own or buy one from our on-site vendor. SPECIAL EVENT - Indoor kite flying! Come try it. In the Athletic Center from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
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TrapaniEventi (Italy)
[San Vito Lo Capo (TP)] The International Kite Festival, (Festival Internazionale degli Aquiloni) is an annual event of kite exhibition, many people
       
CERF-VOLANT MANIA (France)
[Stella-Plage]
         
[Madison] This is a kite festival for the whole family.

Bring a picnic and spend the day.

Food:
The Park Concession Stand will be open.
They have hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, and seafood.
It is on the beach at the west end of the fields.
Ice cream carts will be making their way around the fields.

Lodging:
The campground at the park, next to the kite fields,
will be open for camping. Normally, the campground uses
Reserve America to reserve sites. Reserve America
does not take reservations for dates before
Memorial Day Weekend.
For the weekend of the Kite Festival,
camping sites are "first come - first serve".
The park office will be open at 1 PM on Friday
for reservations.

For a list of nearby hotels:
http://members.cox.net/kiter/hkf/hotel.html

         
[Grand Haven] At the State Park (the beach) in Grand Haven, MI
Our biggest festival of the year! See giant kites and expert kite fliers from all over! This festival is FREE to attend, though there is a charge to park inside the State Park.
         
[San Francisco] Sport kite and Fighter kite comp. All skill levels welcome.
AKS FLY-IN ORANGE (Australia)
[Orange]
         
[Taylorville] Annual Kite Fly. Free kites to the first 100 kids (Large EZ flyers)
 
         
Fun Fly (IL)
[Homer Glen] The Homer Glen Earth Day-Arbor Day celebrates everything about our environment. A fun fly for kites will be held in a large field free of trees and power lines. There is plenty of room for large kites. Other activities include fun for children and adults, petting zoo, antique vehicles, eco cars & bikes, hay rides, and a variety of environment friendly exhibitors.
 
         
[Wooster] Free fly and kite workshop
 
         
[Grayland]
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CERF-VOLANT MANIA (France)
[Stella-Plage]
     
WALLOP 2010 (United Kingdom)
[Stockbridge] See website
       
[Wildwood] Come join us at the 25th annual Wildwoods International Kite Festival where you'll enjoy four full days of activities, comraderie and fun. Celebrate our silver anniversary where sport kite competition began 25 years ago with friends you havent' seen since perhaps then!
       
[Junction] This is an art/kite-maker's retreat and flying time. It is a relaxing weekend to explore creativity, kiting, and various art media.
       
[Santo] Come join us for a great time of kite flying. Big kites by "Gayle Force - Go Big or Go Home". Fun flying for everyone, kite buggy demos, sport kite demos, kite games, candy drops, bol races and the fun goes on.
You won't want to miss this one!
Kites available on site by Family Fun Kites.
         
[Garrison] Skydance is a fun fly. There are big kites and little kites and art kites and kid's homemade kites for participants to enjoy. The location on the beautiful shores of Lake Sakakawea make it one of the most picturesque places to loft a kite. Your spirit will soar.
         
[Milwaukee] Don Jacobs Toyota Family Kite Festival on May 29th and 30th

Mark your calendars for The Don Jacobs Toyota Family Kite Festival on May 29th and 30th ( Memorial Day weekend) taking place in Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront from 10 am until 6 pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. The Parade of Kiters, introducing our performers, will take place at 11:30 and the Caribou Coffee Grand Launch of over 500 kites will take off at noon on both Saturday and Sunday. The performers will start around 12:20 pm right after recording artist Rhonda Begos sings the National Anthem. The Radio Disney Kids Mad Dash will take place around 1:20 pm on both days. This is a FREE event with Plenty of FREE Parking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZjeDfTL8lI

Once again, we are so proud to announce that the Legendary WINDJAMMERS Kite Team will be performing at the Don Jacobs Toyota Family Kite Festival on May 29th and 30th. The Windjammers International Kite Team began with the simple love of kite flying. Welcome!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmdbCZ1kUcw

We are thrilled to announce that Yves Laforest and his team of Canadians will be bringing some really new, really large, and really exciting kites to the Family Kite Festival, sponsored by our friends at Dole Juices. We cannot tell you what the new kites are, as we are sworn to secrecy, but they are really big, really colorful, and, did we say, really expensive kites.

Suffice to say, we can all expect the GREATEST LARGE KITE SHOW EVER IN THE MIDWEST!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_qvJ5M8j-Y

Our unbelievable lineup of Eric Wolff & the Chicago Fire Kite Team, O2, EOS, Josh and Zach Gordon, The Windjammers, Mike Delfar, Dan Newman, Fire & Ice, Paul Koepke, Yves Laforest, Elizabeth Gordon, Brett Williams as the Kite Whisperer, Dave Bush and Thor's Hammer, Ann Vondriska, Mrs Kite Lady, and Mr Kite, (not related) IKE, Tom Deck and his fabulous bubble machine, and other guest flyers makes this the most powerful line up of kite performers in th
         
[Milwaukee] LIVE ON THE INTERNET!! The 23nd FAMILY KITE FESTIVAL is scheduled for Saturday, May 29th and Sunday 30th 2010, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. NOW 2 days long! Sponsored by B93.3,102/1 WLUM and WMCS Radio, Gift of Wings, and the Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois. Featured performers include Chicago Fire Kite Team, Fire & Ice, Josh and Zach Gordon, Charlie Sotich kites, Team Pegasus, Elizabeth Gordon, Dan Newman, Paul Koepke, Dave Bush, Tom Deck, Mike Delfar and the GIANT kites of Yves LaForest and Jean Lemire.
         
[Southampton] Kites for a Cure™ Southampton - A Family Kite Fly on Coopers Beach for Lung Cancer Research and Awareness benefits Uniting Against Lung Cancer.

For a $25 advance registration fee ($30 at the event) participants receive a kite to decorate and fly, a snack and a t-shirt.

4 - 6 PM

Rain date: Sunday, May 30th.

For more information and to register for Kites for a Cure visit our website.
[Ran Ramon] The San Ramon Art & Wind Festival blows into town on May 30 & 31 in San Ramon Central Park from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The festival includes over 200 arts & crafts booths, entertainment on three stages, kite-flying demos, free kitemaking workshops, kids' activities, a non-profit info alley, displays, and more!
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WALLOP 2010 (United Kingdom)
[Stockbridge] See website
     
EXMOUTH ROTARY KITE FESTIVAL (United Kingdom)
[Exmouth]
       
[Grinnell] 10th Annual Fun Fly - both Indoor & out - joins the Grinnell Games Weekend!
       
[Terre Haute] Outdoor mini-fly (2 hours) 5pm to 7pm and an indoor fly demonstration as part of the ceremony entertainment. Limited fly area. plz contact Clark Shute if planning to attend
BASINGSTOKE KITE FESTIVAL (United Kingdom)
[Basingstoke] See website
         
CELTIC CHALLENGE BUGGY RACING (United Kingdom)
[Stranraer] See website
         
[Ocean Shores] Two day Sport Kite competition with large single line displays from the Westport Windriders and Pierce County Kitefliers
         
[Kenosha] The Tour De Kites Continues..... The 9th annual Lite Rock 92.1 "Outta Sight Kite Flight" will be held on June 5th & June 6th, 2010. NOW TWO DAYS LONG! (rain date is Sunday June 6th) This free event will be held in Kennedy Park on Kenosha's beautiful lakefront. Sponsored by Pepsi, The Kenosha News, 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 Zach Gordon, Paul Koepke, EOS, O2, Fire & Ice, Elizabeth Gordon, Dan Newman, Mike Delfar, the Giant Kites of Yves LaForest, Brett Williams, and the kites of Charlie Sotich. The National Anthem will be sung by the beautiful Rhonda Begos....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!!
         
[Lafayette] Time: 11a - 4p
The Convention & Visitors Bureau is inviting flyers to come enjoy a fairly new park. Also, help promote kiting in an area of the state that has had little kite exposure.
[San Andreas] The 8th Annual Kites over Calaveras Kite Festival. Free Kite Flying, Demonstrations, Booths ,Food, Kite Candy Drop, Kite Parade, and lots more. There is a lot to do and see in Calaveras County, the Heart of the Gold Country.
         
[New Hudson] Family fun fly. Free Admission. Free Parking. Free kite kits for children. Kites also available for purchase. Refreshments available.
Hours 11AM to 5PM Eastern.
[Washington] Every month on the First Sunday we fly on the Washington Monument Grounds! Come on down and fly a kite with us! Most of us are there between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.
         
[East Tawas] Breeze on Tawas Bay Kite Festival is a fun filled day for kite enthusiasts of all ages. We had about 1500 kitefliers and kite watchers last year.
[Richmond] RAF Monthly Club fly on the Football fields at Dorey Park. Single Line, Sport and Fighters welcome and appropriate - NO MANJHA string!
[Wildwood] Come join us at the 25th annual Wildwoods International Kite Festival where you'll enjoy four full days of activities, comraderie and fun. Celebrate our silver anniversary where sport kite competition began 25 years ago with friends you havent' seen since perhaps then!
       
[Mayfield] Kite Workshop and Free Fly
 
[Junction] This is an art/kite-maker's retreat and flying time. It is a relaxing weekend to explore creativity, kiting, and various art media.
       
TAKE FLIGHT (WA)
[Bellevue]
 
[Santo] Come join us for a great time of kite flying. Big kites by "Gayle Force - Go Big or Go Home". Fun flying for everyone, kite buggy demos, sport kite demos, kite games, candy drops, bol races and the fun goes on.
You won't want to miss this one!
Kites available on site by Family Fun Kites.
           
[Garrison] Skydance is a fun fly. There are big kites and little kites and art kites and kid's homemade kites for participants to enjoy. The location on the beautiful shores of Lake Sakakawea make it one of the most picturesque places to loft a kite. Your spirit will soar.
           
[Ran Ramon] The San Ramon Art & Wind Festival blows into town on May 30 & 31 in San Ramon Central Park from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The festival includes over 200 arts & crafts booths, entertainment on three stages, kite-flying demos, free kitemaking workshops, kids' activities, a non-profit info alley, displays, and more!
           
[Milton]
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