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June 2013
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[Eugene] Display of around 40 kites selected from collections of AOK members Dick Page and Judy Brown. Some are suspended from ceil throughout the Childrens Area. Others are part of an informational display case on various aspects of kiting.
[Junction]
   
[Charleston] Four to six friends will visit various sites in Charleston during the festival and will spontaniously begin to fly beautiful kites in certain areas.
     
[University Place] Monthly Meeting
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[Crescent City] Monthly Club Fun Fly. All welcome. Come enjoy kite flying on the beach.
         
[New Smyrna Beach] Get ready for a high-flying weekend of colorful fun at the New Smyrna Beach Kite Festival! Located directly on the beach, just south of Flagler Avenue, this event is sure to provide real "fun-in-the-sun" for the whole family! There will be professional kite demonstrations; friendly competitions; and free lessons and tips for novices, including free kite kits and decorating stations for the kids! Adults and children are also encouraged to bring their own kites. Admission is free, but registration (on a walk-up basis, the day of the event) is required.
Kite Stop will be there with a tent to sell kites, and there will be a sectioned off area for doing kite demonstrations throughout the day.
Contact me directly (john@kitestop.com) if you would like to be more involved in the planning/organizing of this event.
         
[Ulverston]
         
[Ocean Shores]
         
[Kenosha] The Tour De Kites Continues..... The 12th annual FELLE LUNDGREN & ASSOCIATES "Outta Sight Kite Flight" will be held on June 1st & June 2nd, 2013, 10 am until 5 pm.. NOW TWO DAYS LONG! This free event will be held in Kennedy Park on Kenosha’s beautiful lakefront. Sponsored by 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 Kite Team, Josh and Zach Gordon, Paul Koepke, Dan Newman, EOS, O2, Something Old..Something New, Brett Williams as the Kite Whispererer, Mike Delfar, the Giant Kites of Alex and Julie, and the kites of Charlie Sotich, built and sponsored by the Kenosha News. Special thanks to The Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois and Gift of Wings. The Kids Mad dash is sponsored by EDUCATORS CREDIT UNION.
         
[Snellville] Fuxion TV kite festival is an event that will engage families in old-fashioned family fun and entertainment. This event will attract families and individuals who may be looking to learn about kite flying or are avid kite fliers for a day of fun, entertainment, and activity. There will be over 400 attendees. It is our hope that this event will promote and consequently build stronger families and thereby stronger communities.
[San Andreas]
KITE FESTIVAL – Sunday, June 2
The San Andreas Merchants’ Association will present “Kites Over Calaveras” on Sunday, June 2 – 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
         
[Glenview] Come join Glenview park District and chicagokite for a family fun kite fly for the 5th year.
Location in "The Glen" of Glenview at Attea Middle School, 2500 Chestnut Avenue. Event will run from 10am-4pm. Free Admission, Kite Making for Kids • A Candy Drop • Single-line and Show Kites. Plenty of space to fly your own kite! Bring a kite, make a kite, or buy one from Chicago Kite at the event
[Denver] Our monthly fly for the Denver Metro area and Colorado. All are welcome to join us here every First Sunday, regardless of weather conditions. Please contact us to find out if there are any changes due to soccer or other kite festivals on a particular day.
         
[LYON TOWNSHIP] Family Kite Festival. Free kite building for kids. Kite demonstrations by dual line kite flyers and teams. Featuring the Wind Jammers, Team Sky Burner, Blues Brothers.
Remote control kite demonstrations. Lots of unique single kites will be flown. There will also be all sorts of other types of family entertainment. Events runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
[Naperville] Chicagokite and friends will be performing for this event. We will be there for all your kiting needs. Location: Frontier Sports Complex, 3380 Cedar Glade Drive. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…kite! Keep your eyes to the skies for the City of Naperville’s Kite Fly. Kites of all sizes, some as large as 90 feet, will be soaring through the sky for all to see. Plan to participate in learn-to-fly lessons, fun family flying, single-line flying. Join us and enjoy free musical entertainment, amazing demonstrations and stunts, raffles, and a kite-flyin' good time
         
[East Tawas] Our festival is centered around children and families. It is an open fly and everyone is welcome. There will be lots of giant kites and lots of stunt kites, too. There will be free kite making for the kids and lots of giveaways. We have candy drops, music, and fun. Come on up to East Tawas and fly a kite. Time is 10:00 until 6:00. There will be a night fly......weather permitting.
[Richmond, VA] RAF Monthly Club Fly on the football fields at Dorey Park. Single line, sport, and fighters welcome and appropriate - NO MANJHA string!
           
[Porirua]
             
[Farmland] The Farmland Center Saturday (May 4th) will debut an exhibit of kites made by the late legendary Farmland kite-maker Ansel Toney.
The Ansel Toney Kite Show will begin with an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit will remain on display through August 31 during The Farmland Center's regular business hours.
Historic Farmland USA Director Darrin Murrell said Ansel Toney, perhaps more than any other resident of Farmland, truly embodied the essence of what the local community is all about - talent, craftsmanship, hard work, artistic expression, individualism and integrity.
"He was also noted for his homespun friendliness and warmth with which he greeted every guest and poured into every kite he ever made," Murrell said.

- Quoted from the Windchester (Indiana) News-Gazette
[Delray Beach]
[Wildwood] Come join us for the 28th annual Wildwoods International Kite Festival where you'll enjoy four full days of activities, competition, camaraderie and fun!
           
[Crescent City] Come and join the Rogue Valley Windchasers for a 3 day Memorial weekend fun fly. Bring your favorite kites to display. You will be the show! Single, Dual, Quad lines and inflatables are welcome.
           
Sky Fest (ND)
[Garrison] Sky Fest continues a tradition of 20 years of kite flying at Ft. Stevenson State Park. During this family fun event, we will have a nice assortment of kites from kid kites to large inflatables and ground bouncers as well. Both in-state and out-of-state kite flyers have been invited and confirmed. A small concession stand is offered (state board of health approved) and Prairie Wind Kite Company is the kite vendor.
The airport is 5 miles (approx) away. My husband and brother-in-law are both pilots, so I know who to call for the notems. There are no power lines on the flying field, just one kite eating tree row and a flag pole on top of the fort. (humor here)
There will be no competitive kite flying.
Saturday will feature a kite making class and the kites of the day will be Mike Shaw and Deb Lenzen's art kites.
Sunday will feature a candy drop and the kites of the day will be cellular.
Monday will feature bol races (small) and the kites of the day will be Red/White/Blue anything.
Don and Betty Murphy and Mark Brandt will be flying large inflatables and foils/sleds during the entire weekend.
           
[Pensacola Beach] 8:00-4:00 Join us as remember and honor those who gave all. We will be flying kites and enjoying the outdoors while our friends with the HBTS Fishing Club will be surf fishing. We will be observing a moment of silence at noon to reflect and remember fallen soldiers. Picnic to follow.
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[Farmland] The Farmland Center Saturday (May 4th) will debut an exhibit of kites made by the late legendary Farmland kite-maker Ansel Toney.
The Ansel Toney Kite Show will begin with an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit will remain on display through August 31 during The Farmland Center's regular business hours.
Historic Farmland USA Director Darrin Murrell said Ansel Toney, perhaps more than any other resident of Farmland, truly embodied the essence of what the local community is all about - talent, craftsmanship, hard work, artistic expression, individualism and integrity.
"He was also noted for his homespun friendliness and warmth with which he greeted every guest and poured into every kite he ever made," Murrell said.

- Quoted from the Windchester (Indiana) News-Gazette
[Delray Beach]
[Junction]
     
[Topeka] Annual Kiting event that starts Friday evening 5pm for a night fly. Saturday & Sunday 10-4. This will be a sanctioned event for the AKA. Competition, which competitors who sign up will dictate competition. Fun Fly, Candy Drops, Demo's, Buggy and other unexpected happenings.There will be an auction for the local Rescue Mission, donations welcomed.
         
[Vancouver]
         
[Nags Head] The 31st Annual Rogallo Kite Festival will take place June 8th-9th on the Outer Banks. The festival will be held on Jockey’s Ridge Crossing and is FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

The Rogallo Kite Festival includes two days of kite flying to honor Francis Rogallo, NASA scientist and inventor of the flexible wing. His inventions started the sport of hang gliding and his designs have carried over into the stunt kites, power kites and hang gliders that are flown today.

In honor of Francis Rogallo and all of his accomplishments, Kitty Hawk Kites will put his ideas on display through flight! Come out and see large kite displays, learn to fly various kites, kitemaking, and more fun activites!

For more information on the 31st Annual Rogallo Kite Festival or other events held by Kitty Hawk Kites, please contact our Events Coordinator, at events@kittyhawk.com.
         
[Weston]
         
Taking Off (MY)
[George Town, Penang] Catch the master kiters with their beautiful kites at our opening ceremony, featuring representatives from ASEAN Kite Council, a rousing percussion group, a fiesta of events and activities from our NGO and community friends. Free kites will be distributed. The event’s main highlight happens in the evening, so hang around.
[Madison] This is a club fly. We will be showing off our Red, White, and Blue Kites. We will be flying 11:00am to 4:00pm.
         
[San Diego] Monthly club fly and general meeting.
[Greenmeadows]
         
[Richland] Kite Competition, Fun Fly
[Cleveland] Club monthly free fly and field meeting.
         
[Wantagh] Our goal is to break the World Record for Simultaneous Kite Flying!
People who wish to attend will have the opportunity to stop by one of the 32 Friendly’s Restaurant locations on Long Island to purchase a kite for $10, with proceeds benefitting the Texting Awareness Foundation. Of course, people will also be permitted to bring their own kites if they have them.
 
         
[Chardon] Another show & tell. We will have a tent and ground display on the Square in Chardon - south of I-90 in Geauga County. This is the arts group’s first festival, themed about flight. The artists themselves will be down Main Street in various shops. The Square is ringed with trees (they hold a maple sugar fest there), so flying kites there may be very limited - think small. http://geauganews.com/chardon-square-arts-festival-celebrating-art-in-geauga-county/
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[Farmland] The Farmland Center Saturday (May 4th) will debut an exhibit of kites made by the late legendary Farmland kite-maker Ansel Toney.
The Ansel Toney Kite Show will begin with an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit will remain on display through August 31 during The Farmland Center's regular business hours.
Historic Farmland USA Director Darrin Murrell said Ansel Toney, perhaps more than any other resident of Farmland, truly embodied the essence of what the local community is all about - talent, craftsmanship, hard work, artistic expression, individualism and integrity.
"He was also noted for his homespun friendliness and warmth with which he greeted every guest and poured into every kite he ever made," Murrell said.

- Quoted from the Windchester (Indiana) News-Gazette
[Delray Beach]
 
[Vienna]
   
[Saint-Honoré] Saint-Honoré dans l'Vent is a Fun Festival with kite demonstrations for the public. It takes place on a small airport that fills up with family activities for the weekend. International guests, many kite fliers from Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritimes and kite friends from the States all get together for friendly three day event in a typical French Canadian small town!
         
ODSKC 2013 (VA)
[Richmond, VA] The 21st annual Old Dominion Sport Kite Championships (ODSKC) is one of the longest-running sport kite competitions in the US. ODSKC is both an AKA and Eastern League event that will feature all AKA-recognized outdoor sport kite disciplines for competition. Come join us!
         
[Martinez] AKA Sanctioned sport kite event. Starts at 10am. There is usually a BBQ cook off going on in the park at the same time as the kite event so food is available :-) Fees to be paid day of event of 20.00. We start at 10am.
[Tauranga]
         
[Fort Walton Beach] Join us as we celebrate the anniversary of Ben Franklin’s kite experiment in 1752. This is a club fun fly and free public kite clinic. In conjuction with Kittyhawk Kites, we will be giving flying demos and instruction. 10:00am-4:00pm
[Treasure Island, Fl 33706] Yes, I said Gumby! Our favorite kite flyer is back!
Join us for the Gumby Kite fly on Treasure Island Beach.
It’s going to be a fun day of kite flying. Help us fill the beach with kites... Fighter kites, Big kites, Rev’s, Sport Kites, Stacks, Trains, Mini kites bear drops... and so much more.
You don’t want to miss the Gumby drop.
If you have ever wanted to learn about fighter kites, Gumby is the man!
See you on the beach!
Time - 12- Sunset
Treasure Island Beach - Behind the Bilmar
10400 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706
         
[BRIGANTINE 08203] The beach is almost as big as Wildwood’s, making for plenty of room for each person to put on their own personal kite show.
There will be a marked off area to feature flyers during the day.
Rain date 6/16/2013
[Nelson]
         
WIKF Fun Fly (WA)
[Coupeville] Fun Fly for all kites. Grilled burgers and dawgs. Bring something to share.
[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 am to 3 pm. Refreshments and kites for sale.
           
[Seattle]
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[Farmland] The Farmland Center Saturday (May 4th) will debut an exhibit of kites made by the late legendary Farmland kite-maker Ansel Toney.
The Ansel Toney Kite Show will begin with an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit will remain on display through August 31 during The Farmland Center's regular business hours.
Historic Farmland USA Director Darrin Murrell said Ansel Toney, perhaps more than any other resident of Farmland, truly embodied the essence of what the local community is all about - talent, craftsmanship, hard work, artistic expression, individualism and integrity.
"He was also noted for his homespun friendliness and warmth with which he greeted every guest and poured into every kite he ever made," Murrell said.

- Quoted from the Windchester (Indiana) News-Gazette
[Delray Beach]
     
[Williamstown]
 
[Lincoln City]
         
[Swift Current] The 2013 SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival will once again take flight in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, on June 22 and 23. This world-class event attracts kite flyers, enthusiasts, and fun lovin’ people from across the globe to one prairie field to enjoy an exciting weekend of kiting and family fun.
The skies above Swift Current will fill with a colorful array of some of the most unique kites in the world. This free admission festival features beautiful, original handmade art kites, giant creature kites the size of houses, speeding kite buggies racing eighty kilometers an hour, screaming stunt kites flying in tandem, and an one hundred kite train soaring to the skies.
At Windscape, everyone can experience the thrill of flying in the vast Saskatchewan air space with some of the world’s best kite artists and performers. 
Kids of all ages will enjoy balloon sculpting, the bubble station, mystery sandpile, bol racing, face-painting and ongoing kite workshops. There is also a Kite Store with many kinds of kites of all levels. 
Please join us for the Windscape Kite Festival in Swift Current on the Southwest Hill. The festival begins on Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 am and has no admission charge. It runs Sunday until 5:00 pm. 
         
[HARRISON TOWNSHIP] Fun Family fly. Demos by Windjammers, Team Skyburner, and the Blues Brothers. Lots of beach and grassy area to fly.
Onsite kite store.
The event runs from 11am to 4pm.
[Mountain View] Fresh Air! Family ... Friends ... and Fun!
What better way to kick off the summer season than to come out to Shoreline at Mountain View for an afternoon of kite flying! Grad your family and friends for a day of enjoyment in a fun and relaxed environment.
         
[Grayland]
 
         
[Shawano] This is the seventh annual event sponsored by Qualheim’s True Value. Kites for kids and Kites for sale by Qualheim’s True Value with lunch and refreshments available on the field. Event time from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Fire & Ice to perform through out the day.
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[Farmland] The Farmland Center Saturday (May 4th) will debut an exhibit of kites made by the late legendary Farmland kite-maker Ansel Toney.
The Ansel Toney Kite Show will begin with an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit will remain on display through August 31 during The Farmland Center's regular business hours.
Historic Farmland USA Director Darrin Murrell said Ansel Toney, perhaps more than any other resident of Farmland, truly embodied the essence of what the local community is all about - talent, craftsmanship, hard work, artistic expression, individualism and integrity.
"He was also noted for his homespun friendliness and warmth with which he greeted every guest and poured into every kite he ever made," Murrell said.

- Quoted from the Windchester (Indiana) News-Gazette
[Delray Beach]
[South Yarmouth] "Kite Fun" with Archie and Friends at Bass River Beach, South Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. On beautiful Cape Cod. Kite making, large kite demos, candy drops, sport kite demos, and quad team demos.
 
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[Vienna]
 
[University Place] Monthly MeetingFun flyFestival Planning
 
[Michigan City]
         
[Edmond] Both Saturday and Sunday (June 29 and June 30) will be a family fun fly. There will be kiteflying demos of one, two and four line kites. Included in the activities will be kite making for the kids by Richard and Marti Dermer and candy drops from a kite. There will be a kite auction Saturday with special kites donated by kiters and at sun down a night fly with lighted kites (weather permitting). There will also be members of a local astronomy club joining us to allow attendees to enjoy the night sky. There will be a kite vendor for those needing kites.
The kitefest will be about 20 miles from the nearest airport and about 1/2 mile from the nearest power lines.
         
[Pensacola] Join us as we fly kites as invited guests and in support of Jubilee By the Bay’s 4th of July Run Walk or Drag with COLOR. It is a casual fun filled run where participants are doused in Patriotic colors throughout the course. Before, during, and after the run, Jubilee By the Bay will host a massive party and everyone is welcome!! Upwards of 5000 people are expected.
 
         
[University Place] Kite Festival - Fun Fly
Kids Kite Making
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Co-cponsored by Pierce County Parks
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AKA Sanctioned Sport Kite Event AKA Sanctioned Kite Festival Education/Outreach Other Kite Festival
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