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 Annual Kite Festival 30,000 North America United States Southwestern United States Austin, TX Zilker Park Oldest continuously operating kite festival.
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
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. Professional stunt kite performances, open participation events including kite races for kids, raffles, giveaways, food and music.
1986 Berkeley Kite Festival North America United States South-Western United States Berkeley, California Cesar Chavez park Berkeley Marina
1991 Summer August Portsmouth International Kite Festival[2] Europe United Kingdom South East England Portsmouth, Hampshire County Southsea Common Listed as one of the 23 biggest kite festivals in the world
2001 Winter February Third Saturday Color the Wind 007500 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.
2001 Windless Kite Festival[3] North America United States North-western United States Long Beach, Washington Long Beach School Gymnasium Washington and 4th St
2004 Windscape Kite Festival[4] North America Canada Western Canada Swift Current Marston Street and 11th Avenue SW
2006 Summer August Labor Day Weekend Kites Over Lake Michigan 030,000 North America United States Midwestern United States Two Rivers, Wisconsin Largest summer kite festival in the Midwest. Held along Lake Michigan.
2008 NTUC Income Kite Festival Singapore[5] 250000 Asia Singapore Singapore The Promontory @ Marina Bay
2010 Dieppe Kite International[6] 30,000 North America Canada Atlantic Canada Dieppe Dover Park
2012 Jeevan Kite & River Festival, Guwahati[7]
2013 International Kite Festival India[8] 500000 Asia India Ahmedabad Sabarmati River Front @ Ashram Road
2014 Summer March March Festival de pipas de Osasco South America Brazil Southern Brazil Osasco, São Paulo state

See also[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. ^ "Portsmouth International Kite Festival". Portsmouth Kite Festival. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "12th Annual Windless Kite Festival". World Kite Museum. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "NTUC Income Kite Festival Singapore". NTUC Income. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Dieppe Kite International",
  7. ^ "Jeevan Kite & River Festival, Guwahati". 
  8. ^ "International Kite Festival India". Gujarat Tourism. Retrieved 9 January 2013.