Portsmouth International Kite Festival

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When: 23 Aug - 25 Aug 2014

Cost: Free

Opening hours: 10:40am-5pm

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Portsmouth International Kite Festival

The Portsmouth International Kite Festival takes place for the 23rd time on August 24th, 25th and 26th on Southsea Common, Portsmouth.

Jointly organised by Portsmouth City Council and The Kite Society of Great Britain it promises to be more spectacular than ever with over a hundred invited kite fliers from 4 continents travelling to the event. They come because the Portsmouth International Kite Festival is recognised as one of the best Kite Festivals in the world — in fact it is listed as one of the 23 biggest kite festivals in the world (http://matadornetwork.com/trips/photo-gallery-23-huge-kite-festivals-around-the-world/) as well as being recently voted a “Great of Great Britain” event in the Great Day Out category.

This year we have kite fliers from as far afield as Singapore, Japan, America and New Zealand — plus a superb selection of European and British kite fliers.

All guests will put on colourful demonstrations of kites including swarms of snakes, frogs, lizards, whales, jesters, fish, salamanders and much more. Also in the sky there will be a wide range of kites to enjoy and admire. These include beautiful single line kites - intricately appliquéd or painted with magnificent designs, amazing cellular kites – flying miracles of structural engineering, awe inspiring 3D soft kites in a magical range of shapes and sizes and skilfully flown kites performing excellent tricks and routines to music. Many of these expert kite fliers have been coming to the kite festival for years and they always put on their best display of beautiful kites both in scheduled arena events and in free flying throughout the event.

Alongside this amazing flying display there will be a host of other activities to meet a family’s needs. These will include a craft tent, free children’s kite workshop, donkey rides and an on-site fun fair along with local amusements. Also located on the common will be dedicated kite traders who will be able to provide you with a wide range of kites, from colourful branded kites for children or the young at heart to immense power kites for the more adventurous.

Portsmouth International Kite festival promises to be a great day out for all the family, taking place on both Saturday and Sunday with free flying and dog show on Monday. Make sure you don’t miss a great day out between the 23rd and 25th August at Southsea Common.

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Southsea Common
Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3AE

Contact details

Tel: 023 9282 6722

Email: portsmouth@thekitesociety.org.uk


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