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. If you decide to organize an event, register your event on the National Kite Month website : http://www.nationalkitemonth.org/events/register.php
  4. Teach someone how to make a kite. The AKA Kites in the Classroom manual is a great resource.
  5. Create a kite display for your local library.
  6. Give a lecture at your local school on kite history and why kites fly.
  7. Ask your local mayor or state governor to sign a National Kite Month Proclamation.
  8. Visit a kite store and buy yourself a new kite.
  9. Teach a friend how to fly a kite or even a whole scout troop.
  10. Show-off your artistic talents by building a kite.
  11. 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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