National Kite Month

National Kite Month (NKM) is the whole month of April and a little more too. Mark your calendar!

It’s all about flying kites and sharing them with others, There are lots of ways to join the fun.

  1. Fly a kite at your local park or kite festival. Visit the AKA and NKM calendars to find an event near you.
  2. Organize a kite festival for your town or a neighborhood fly for your block. The AKA Kite Event Organizer Manual can help you.
  3. Teach someone how to make a kite. The AKA Kites in the Classroom manual is a great resource.
  4. Create a kite display for your local library.
  5. Give a lecture at your local school on kite history and why kites fly.
  6. Ask your local mayor or state governor to sign a National Kite Month Proclamation.
  7. Visit a kite store and buy yourself a new kite.
  8. Teach a friend how to fly a kite or even a whole scout troop.
  9. Show-off your artistic talents by building a kite.
  10. Give someone a kite.

Kites can be from postage-stamp size to building size; of paper & bamboo or ripstop & graphite; one string to five stings; art kites, fighter kites, sport kites or power kites — the variety of kites is endless as is the fun you can experience and share with others during National Kite Month.

National Kite Month is a not-for-profit venture co-founded by the American Kitefliers Association and the Kite Trade Association International.

For more information visit the National Kite Month website.

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