List of kite festivals

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Annual kite festivals[edit]

Initial Year Season Month Day(s) Event Name Last years attendance Continent Country Region City Venue Notes Website
1929 Spring March First weekend of March Zilker Annual Kite Festival 30,000 North America United States Southwestern United States Austin, TX Zilker Park Oldest continuously operating kite festival. http://www.abckitefestival.com
1967 Spring March or April Last Saturday of March or first Saturday of April Blossom Kite Festival (formerly Smithsonian Kite Festival)[1] North America United States Eastern United States Washington, D.C. National Mall National Cherry Blossom Festival https://web.archive.org/web/20170111161909/http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/blossom-kite-festival/
1977 Autumn September Second Sunday Bondi Beach Festival of the Winds 40,000[2] Australia Australia NSW Sydney Bondi Beach
1978 Summer September First weekend after Labor Day Frank Mots International Kite Festival 60,000 North America United States Midwest Milwaukee, Wisconsin Veteran's Park Coordinated by the Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois with Gift of Wings http://www.giftofwings.com/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/events/frankmots/index.html?L+mystore1+yqfj3562ff7d0f7d+1400875708 Frank Mots International Kite Festival
1979 Summer October Bali Kite Festival Asia Indonesia Bali Denpasar Padang Galak beach, Sanur
1984 Spring April Third weekend Weifang International Kite Festival Asia China Shandong Province Weifang Binhai beach http://www.weifangkitefestival.com/
1986 Spring April 9 days Berck Sur Mer International Kite Festival[3] 700,000[4] Europe France Pas de Calais Berck Sur Mer Berck Sur Mer beach http://www.cerf-volant-berck.com/
1986 Berkeley Kite Festival North America United States South-Western United States Berkeley, California Cesar Chavez park Berkeley Marina
1986 September Bristol International Kite Festival 30,000 Europe England North Somerset Bristol Ashton Court estate
1989 January 14-15 International Kite Festival India[5] 500,000 Asia India Gujarat Ahmedabad Sabarmati River Front @ Ashram Road
1991 Summer August Portsmouth International Kite Festival[6] Europe United Kingdom South East England Portsmouth, Hampshire County Southsea Common Listed as one of the 23 biggest kite festivals in the world http://www.portsmouthkitefestival.org.uk/
1996 August Third weekend Washington State International Kite Festival 100,000 North America United States Washington (state) Long Beach, Washington Long Beach http://kitefestival.com/
1999 Autumn April Usually close to Easter Festival of the Wind Australia Australia Central Queensland Emu Park, Queensland Fisherman's Beach Local Lions Club event, organised as an alcohol-free family day with free entry https://www.festivalofthewind.com/
2001 Winter February Third Saturday Color the Wind 7,500 North America United States Midwestern United States Clear Lake, Iowa Largest Winter kite festival in the Midwest, held on the frozen waters of a 3600-acre lake. http://www.colorthewind.org
2001 January Windless Kite Festival[7] North America United States North-western United States Long Beach, Washington Long Beach School Gymnasium Indoor kite festival http://kitefestival.com/events/windless-kite-festival/
2004 Windscape Kite Festival[8] North America Canada Western Canada Swift Current Marston Street and 11th Avenue SW
2006 Summer August Labor Day Weekend Kites Over Lake Michigan 30,000 North America United States Midwestern United States Two Rivers, Wisconsin Largest summer kite festival in the Midwest. Held along Lake Michigan. http://www.uniqueflyingobjects.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=116
2008 NTUC Income Kite Festival Singapore[9] 250,000 Asia Singapore Singapore The Promontory @ Marina Bay
2010 Dieppe Kite International[10] 30,000 North America Canada Atlantic Canada Dieppe Dover Park
2012 Summer January Jeevan Kite & River Festival, Guwahati[11] Asia India Assam Lower Assam Guwahati
2014 Summer March March Festival de pipas de Osasco South America Brazil Southern Brazil Osasco, São Paulo state

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blossom Kite Festival: April 1, 2017". National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. Archived from the original on 2017-01-11. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  2. ^ https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/wentworth-courier/more-than-40000-people-expected-at-bondis-festival-of-winds/news-story/2fc0c4802876234d5c1852bc283dfe39
  3. ^ https://www.travelpulse.com/news/features/5-heavenly-kite-festivals-from-around-the-world.html
  4. ^ https://traveltop6.com/guides/international-kite-festival-france/
  5. ^ "International Kite Festival India". Gujarat Tourism. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Portsmouth International Kite Festival". Portsmouth Kite Festival. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  7. ^ "12th Annual Windless Kite Festival". World Kite Museum. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  8. ^ WindscapeKiteFestival.ca.
  9. ^ "NTUC Income Kite Festival Singapore". NTUC Income. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Dieppe Kite International Archived 2014-02-19 at the Wayback Machine.", KnowNewBrunswick.com.
  11. ^ "Jeevan Kite & River Festival, Guwahati".