Last updated 31 July, 2015
       

WELCOME TO KITECALENDAR.CO.UK

We hope you find an event that starts, or continues, your journey into the wonderful world of kites. 

You will be amazed at what modern kiteflying is all about - it is far from what most imagine it to be.  Do go to a kite event, join in, have some fun and meet other enthusiasts who will be only too happy to help.

Some of the events listed here are small local gatherings and kite club meets, others are large International festivals. Some are 'turn up and fly your kite' type of event with no trade stands or demonstrations, others may charge an admission fee to dazzle you with a programme of events. Most are held all day, usually commencing around 10.00am - weather permitting of course!

So, may there be wind on your back
a smile on your face
and a kite in the sky.

Julie and Jim White

AUGUST 2015
Facebook page
location map
Jollyup 13 website
email contact
1 & 2 North Hants Kiters Jolly Up 17, on the field off Southlea, Farleigh Road, Cliddesden, near Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2JL
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Royston Rotary Charity Kite Festival, Therfield Heath, Royston, Herts SG8 5BG

Facebook page
website
2 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2BQ
Facebook page
Location map
Event website
Contact email
2 Downhill Demesne Kite Festival, Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House, Mussenden Road, Castlerock, County Londonderry, N. Ireland BT51 4RP
Facebook page
Location map
website for more info
8 & 9 Rufford Abbey Summer Kite Weekend, Rufford Country Park, near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF
Facebook page
Location map
Website for more info
Email contact
8 & 9 Teston Bridge Kite Festival, Teston Bridge Country Park, Teston Lane, nr Maidstone, Kent ME18 5BX
Facebook page
location map
  9 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
more info on Facebook
location map
website for more info
email address for more info
15 & 16 24th Portsmouth International Kite Festival, Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire
15 & 16 5th Western Lake District KiteFest 2015 in assoc. with the NKG, Millom Rugby Union Club, Wilson Park, Haverigg, Cumbria
Facebook page Location map Event website   16 Kite day at Croome, (NT), near High Green, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW
      16 Hunstanton Kite Festival, Hunstanton, Norfolk
  Location map Event Website Contact email 21 - 1/9 Kite Weekenders Bank Holiday 2015 Fly-n-Camp, Barns Green, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 0PR
    22 & 23 Bristol International Kite Festival, The Downs, Stoke Road, Durdham Down, Bristol BS9 1PG
    23

Kite Flying Day, Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspal, Pettaugh Road, Suffolk IP14 6AT

Facebook page
location map
  23 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
Facebook
Website
Email
23 NKG fly-in, on the beach, near the Leisure Centre, Fleetwood, Lancashire
SEPTEMBER 2015
      4 - 6 Eurocup Sport Kite Championship 2015, Dunkerque, France
Facebook page
 
NEKF website
  5 & 6 National Museum of Flight Kite Festival, with NEKF and KCOS, East Fortune Airfield, Edinburgh, Scotland EH39 5LF
    Contact email 5 & 6 Kites over Bewl, Bewl Water Country Park, nr Lamberhurst, Kent ***** NEW DATE *****
Facebook page
website
6 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2BQ
  6 Poole Kite Picnic, Hamworthy Park, Lulworth Avenue, Poole, Dorset BH15 4DH
Facebook page     6

Stuart's Memorial Fly, Littleport Leisure Centre, Camel Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 1EW

      11 - 13 Festival of the Winds, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach 2026, Sydney, Australia
  12 & 13 Middleton Park Kite Festival in assoc. with the Northern Kite Group, Middleton Park, Leeds
Facebook page
location map
  13 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
Facebook page Location map
website
13 12th Kedleston Hall Kite Day, Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire DE22 5JH
  20

The Capstone Festival - a celebration of outdoor pursuits, Capstone Farm Country Park, Capstone Road, Chatham, Kent ME7 3JG

  Contact email 27 Family Kite Day, Brean Down Cove Café, Brean, North Somerset TA8 2RS
Facebook page
location map
  27 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
   
website
27

MKF fly-in @ Market Bosworth Country Park, Market Bosworth, Near Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV13 0LP

 
Location map
    27

Wakefield Kite Day, Heath Common, Wakefield, Yorkshire WF1 5SL

OCTOBER 2015
Facebook page Location map
website
4 ExKitement, Apedale Community Park, Alsagers Bank, Apedale, nr Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 7LB
Facebook page
website
4 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2BQ
OSOW Facebook page  
website
contact email for UK OSOW
11 OSOW = ONE SKY ONE WORLD - an Annual Worldwide event, flying kites for peace:
Facebook page
Location map
website for more info
11 MKF OSOW @ Rufford Country Park, near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF
Facebook page
website
11 MKF OSOW @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2BQ
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
11 NKG OSOW @ Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, Yorkshire
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
11 NKG OSOW@ overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside
  11 PKF OSOW @ Hamworthy Park, Lulworth Avenue, Poole, Dorset BH15 4DH
    11 Minchinhampton OSOW, Minchinhampton Common, near Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 9AQ
Facebook page
location map
    11 GOKF OSOW, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
NKG Facebook page
Location Map
NKG Website
Email Northern Kite Group
18 NKG Light up the Sky for BBC Children In Need Appeal, overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside
Facebook page
location map
  25 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
    30 & 1/11

 Cape Town International Kite Festival, Zandvlei, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa

NOVEMBER 2015
Facebook page
website
1 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2BQ
5 - 8 XXVIIl Festival Internacional de Cometas, parque Natural Dunas de Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Facebook page
location map
  8 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
Facebook
Website
Email
15 NKG fly-in, on the beach, near the Leisure Centre, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6HF
location map
Website for more info
event contact email address
15

Indoor Kite Event (for Kitefliers only), St Josephs Catholic College, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 3LR

DECEMBER 2015
Facebook page
website
6 MKF Fly-in @ Cofton Park, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2BQ
Facebook page
location map
  13 GOKF fly-in, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5UU
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
13 NKG Xmas fly-in, overlooking the Mersey, Otterspool, South Liverpool, Merseyside
        
JANUARY 2016
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
10 NKG fly-in, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 2HH
NKG Facebook page
Location Map
NKG Website
Email Northern Kite Group
17 NKG fly-in, New Brighton Dips, Wirral, Merseyside
MARCH 2016
NKG Facebook page
Location Map
NKG Website
Email Northern Kite Group
13 NKG fly-in, near the Coast Guard Station, Burbo Bank Road North, Crosby, near Liverpool, Merseyside
Facebook
Website
Email
20 NKG fly-in, on the beach, near the Leisure Centre, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6HF
Facebook
Location map
Website
Email
20 NKG fly-in, Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract, Yorkshire
APRIL 2016
Facebook page
location map
website
contact email for Berck festival
9 - 17 30th International Berck-sur-Mer Kite Festival, 5 Avenue Francis Tattegrain, 62600 Berck-Sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France
Facebook page
Location map
Website
Email
30 - 2/5 MKF Kitefliers Retreat, Broad Haven beach, Pembrokeshire, Wales SA62 3JH - POSTPHONED DUE TO THE TIDE TIMES
JUNE 2016
   
website
16 - 19 32nd Fano International Kite Fliers meeting, Fano Beach, Denmark
 
location map
Website
email contact
25 & 26

Barmouth Kite Festival, on the beach opposite the Lifeboat Station, Barmouth, Mid Wales

JULY 2016
Facebook page
location map
Website for St Annes kite festival
email contact
30 & 31 5th St. Annes Kite festival, on the beach, Lytham st Annes, near Blackpool, Lancashire
        

I have compiled and maintained KiteCalendar.co.uk on a voluntary basis since 2000. I do take great care in ensuring the accuracy of the information, and try to update it regularly.   The links and email addresses did work when added to the calendar.

If you notice any inaccuracy, errors or broken links please email me, Julie White, and let me know.

And if you know of any kite events that are not listed here please email me.

May there be wind on your back,
a smile of your face,
and a kite in the sky.

 

    

KITE EVENTS 2003 - 2015

All kite events that have been listed
on KiteCalendar.co.uk
since 2003 are HERE.

    
 

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Benson Gemini on Tasmanian Beach

Benson Gemini on Tasmanian Beach
(Kite and Photo courtesy of Steve Puli)


 
If you know of any kite event, festival or fly-in, anywhere in the UK and wish to see the event listed here please email me, Julie White, with the details.
 
    

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Alwick Castle purple man
    

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Event details can change.

Please check with the organisers that the event is going ahead before making travel arrangements

    
Benson Superfly, from Jurgen D Denzingr, Waterford, Ireland
Benson Superfly
flown by Jurgen D Denzinger
Waterford, Ireland
       

MORE INFORMATION ON AN EVENT

When emailing the contacts in this calendar please allow plenty of time
before the event for a reply, and possible (snail) mailing of relevant information or car/entry passes.

There is quite often no use in emailing me for more info - I might know a little about each event (as a kiteflier I go to as many events as I can) but I don't know as much as the contact person listed alongside each event.

    
Raising awareness of Lymphatic Cancer
The Blue Periwinkle kite made by Doug Richardson
raising awareness of Lymphatic Cancer and
The Lymphoma Association
    

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CHILDREN'S KITE MAKING WORKSHOPS

We think that the best kite for children to make in a workshop is the sled kite. The plan is available as a PDF file here.

They are virtually guaranteed to fly!
Have fun :-)

DO SOMETHING EVERY DAY
THAT MAKES YOU SMILE
- GO FLY A KITE :-)

    
Lloyd's kite train
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