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What's On at the Kite Festival

The two days of the festival will have a number of exciting and varied displays. The Theme for 2018 is "Kites and Art".   We also have a range of other displays such as:

  • Synchronised multi line kite ballet including Championship winners 
  • Artistic kite displays
  • Giant cartoon kites
  • Quad line kite displays set to music
  • Japanese fighting kites.
  • Altitude sprint
  • Showcase of individual kite artists and fliers who are attending this year
  • .... And more.   

On site will be a number of specialist kite traders, food traders, craft stalls, and children’s entertainment.  We  were also delighted to have WORLD smallest KITE back again running their colourful FREE kite-making workshop for all ages 5-105. https://www.facebook.com/WORLD-smallest-KITE-304660869611958/

A great day out for all. Even better the event continues to be free to attend.

The timetable is below.

Saturday and Sunday 11th & 12th August
10:30 - 5:30

10:30

Altitude Sprint—Race against time to be the highest kite in the sky.

10:40

Flying Fish and Fenix Pair. Pairs dual line ballet routines to music.

11:00

Art Kites—The opportunity to see some of the artistic kites from our invited guests.

11:20

Meet the Revolution Kite Teams—The Decorators, Amalgamation, Dunstable Downs Old Gents and Viento Sur. Watch the displays of synchronised Quad Line flying set to music.

11:50

Drum Kites. Box kites—can we build a flying wall?

12:05

Team Spectrum—Father and Son team Bryan and Carl Wright with many dual line routines including “One Man—Three Kites”

12:20

George Peters and Melanie Walker. Kites from the Airworks Studio—truly flying art. Flown by George, Melanie and friends.

12:40

Carl Robertshaw. A master dual line and quad line kite flier.

12:50

Black and White Kites.

13:05

Meet the Revolution Kite Teams—The Decorators, Amalgamation, Dunstable Downs Old Gents and Viento Sur. Watch the stunning displays of synchronised Quad Line flying set to music.

13:30

Art Kites—Another opportunity to see some of the spectacular kites from some of our invited guests.

13:50

Mass launch of kites with long flowing tails.

14:00

Meet the kite fliers. A chance for the public to interact with the invited guests and fly some of their kites.

14:20

Flying Fish and Fenix Pair. Pairs dual line ballet routines to music.

14:35

Edo Kites—Japanese traditional kites made from modern materials.

14:50

Team Spectrum—Father and Son team Bryan and Carl Wright with many dual line routines including “One Man—Three Kites”

15:05

Steve Brockett. Kites designed and made the artist. Fantastical flying art. Flown by Steve and friends.

15:25

Sports Team And Competitive Kites celebrating 30 years of sports kites showing the history and development of these dual line kites.

16:00

Sweet Drop—for the children. Catch the sweets as they drop from a kite.

16:15

Spirit and Angel Fly—these ethereal kites provide a moment to reflect and remember.

16:30

Rokkaku Challenge Japanese style fighting kites battle in the sky for supremacy

16:40

Multi-line flying. Another opportunity to see both the two line and four line teams. Decorators, Amalgamation, Dunstable Downs Old Gents, Viento Sur, Flying Fish, Fenix Pair, Team Spectrum.

17:30

Festival Close and Free Flying (Sunday prize giving)

All times are approximate and subject to change.

These events will take place in the main arena.

There will be a continuous display of kites in the other arenas.

A free children's kite making workshop is available in the workshop marquee.

There is also a kite exhibition.

Of course all events are subject to weather conditions.