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September 2014
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[Rodanthe] Take your riding to the next level with our Kiteboarding Experts Adam Super, Brian Wennersten, Esben Boxer, and Susan Grossman!
The Kitty Hawk Kites team will be offering 2 hour clinics Saturday and Sunday focusing on improving your freestyle and surf skills. From your first jumps to handle passes, our expert instructors will improve your skill level and give you confidence to take the tricks to the water! $100 sign up fee, please call Waves Village Kiteboarding Resort at 252-987-2297.
Don’t forget about our HUGE Blowout Sale on new and used kiteboarding product!
   
[Brooklyn] Fly for fun. We are going to fly one liner dual line and qual lines on the beach.
       
Up Your Wind (WA)
[Pacific Beach] Three day fun fly with dinner and auction on Saturday night.
         
[Cleveland] Cleveland International Kite Festival is set at beautiful Cleveland Metro Parks (Edgewater Park) on the southern shore of Lake Erie. CKF is two days of kite fun; kids kite making; solo, pairs, and team ballet; wind sprint kite racing for all age groups; fighter kite demos; mystery ballet open to all flyers; learn to fly; open areas for those that just want to fly a kite. This is OSEK’s 28th year for presenting the Cleveland Kite Festival. All invited free parking and no admission. Fun day in the park.
         
[Milwaukee]

Your Kite Flying Adventure begins right NOW........MOTS 2014...For 36 unbelievable years the Number ONE Kite Festival in the Midwest with THE MOST POWERFUL LINEUP OF KITE PERFORMERS IN AMERICA TODAY!! Maggianos Frank Mots Int’l Kite Festival, presented by Prairie Farms, will be held on Saturday, September 6th, and Sunday, September 7th, 2014, in Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm Saturday and 10:00 am until 5:00pm on Sunday. We will kick off the festival at noon with the Fast Track Grand Launch of, hopefully, 600 kites.


The event is sponsored by the Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois, Gift of Wings, and our newest sponsors, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Prairie Farms, Fast Track Oil Change, Renewal by Anderson, Everdry Waterproofing, B93.3, FM 102.1 WLUM, and 1290 AM, Martini Radio.


ALL NEW IN 2014, Team TOO MUCH FUN, starring Mark Lummas, Jeanette Lummas, and Ron Despojado from Southern California. Featured performers, from "America’s Got Talent", Connor and Amy Doran. You saw Connor Perform in 2010 on AGT and now you will see him live in Veterans Park, along with his unbelievable mom, Amy Doran, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGvL7OTr2_0. Mots will also feature the Chicago Fire Kite Team, with the newest member, Elizabeth Gordon. Also featuring Josh and Zach Gordon, 02, Dan Newman, Brett Williams as the Kite Whispererer, Paul Koepke, Mike Delfar, Elizabeth Gordon, The Blues Brothers, Ann Vondriska, & Donna Schenk as Mrs Kite Lady, and the most powerful line up of giant kites in the Midwest..The Giant Kites of Yves Laforest and Julie Mailhot. Kites and food are available for purchase from Gift of Wings in Veterans Park.


For more information contact Scott Fisher at 414-305-3145 or http://www.giftofwings.com and http://facebook.com/giftofwings. The Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois, it doesn’t get any better than this.

         
[San Francisco] First BASKL sport kite competition for the 2015 season. Register and pay entry fee on the day of the event. Competition starts at 10am.
[Denver] Our monthly fly for the Denver Metro area and Colorado. All are welcome to join us here every First Sunday, regardless of weather conditions. Please contact us to find out if there are any changes due to soccer or other kite festivals on a particular day.
         
[Ogunquit] The 16th Annual Capriccio Festival of Kites will be held on September 6th, 2014, on the Ogunquit Beach from 9am to 2pm. The Festival is part of a two week celebration of the Arts. Over 300 kites will be given away to kids to decorate and fly. All volunteers that help with set-up, kite decorating, or demonstrate any kite flying will receive a free Capriccio Kite Festival t-shirt and free parking. Come early, stay late, and help us decorate the skies with kites. Rain Date Sunday September 7th, 2014 from 9am to 2pm
 
[Crescent City]
       
[Jackson] This kite festival runs 10a.m. to 4p.m. and is free and open to the public. There will be kids kite making, kids candy drop, bol races, scavenger hunt and more! The 180Go! precision kite flying team will be performing throughout the day and giant show kites will be coming in from 6 states in the region! Plus, beautiful art kites will be on display in the airport hangar - don’t miss it!
Don’t have a kite? No problem! Donovan’s Hobby of Sioux Falls will be on hand to sell a variety of kites. Concessions available through Pizza Ranch and music throughout the day to add to the fun and festivities.
For more information and to download a flyer, visit www.ecologybus.org.
Come join the 12th Annual Prairie Winds kite fest and tap one of Minnesota’s most plentiful resources - the wind!
 
[Callaway] Every Labor Day weekend since 1991, the village of Callaway, Nebraska, welcomes anyone and everyone to “Come Fly a Kite”! Professional and amateur kite fliers decorate the skies over the breathtakingly beautiful Nebraska
countryside. The event is sanctioned by the AKA (American
Kite fliers Association). Children and adults can enjoy the large colorful kites flown by our professional kite fliers. Visitors can bring their own kites or purchase a kite from one of our kite vendors. Admission is $2 per person, per
day. Children 3 and under are free. Parking is also free.
Concessions are available at the event and Callaway businesses will also be open. Bring a chair or blanket and plenty of sunscreen.
           
[Gering] Bluff’s Breeze Kite Festival will be held in Gering, Nebraska, at Five Rock’s Amphitheater on Aug 30 and Sept 1, 2014 (closed on Aug 31). From 10 a.m. until dark both days. This is our secondnd annual event with kite vendors and food vendors. You will see single line, dual line, quad line kites and huge promo kites filling the skies. This is a free event. No admission or parking charges. Bring your own kites or purchase kites from our vendor. Just want to watch? Bring your sun screen and lawn chairs; everyone is welcome! 785 483-1309.
           
[Callaway] The Callaway Kite Flight is an amazing AKA-sanctioned event that has hosted guests from 21 nations and 27 states these past 21 years each Labor Day Weekend. You will be welcomed here and can view a beautiful array of colorful kites in the skies above Callaway Nebraska. Bring your own kite to fly or you will be able to shop for kites & wind items at Picture Perfect Kites one of our vendors on site. Try our delicious food sold at our concession stand. You’ll be introduced to locals and guests alike. Don’t know how to fly a kite? …No problem. Friendly flyers will offer to share their insights. You’re a professional flyer wanting some safe space to try out a fabulous kite? We’ve got the perfect place for you in our pro zone.
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[Colby Kansas] MyWindStuff is hosting the 2nd annual kite festival in Colby Kansas this Saturday the 13th at the Colby High School, straight north of Walmart off of interstate I70 . You won’t miss this location. Last year was a huge success and rumor has it that this will be even bigger. Vendors will be on hand for kite sales or you are welcome to bring your own. Single line, dual line and quad line basics are always provided. This is a FREE event, bring your gazebos , lawn chairs and sunscreen. We start at 11am and run until dark. Sunday is scheduled as a makeup day in case of rain. Everyone is welcome!
         
RWRSKC 2014 (VA)
[Ashland] The Richmond Washington Regional Sport Kite Competition provides a laid-back educational competition for novice competitors to learn from and prepare for Eastern League and AKA competitions. it is a club event for the Richmond Air Force Kite Club.
RWRSKC 2014 will offer individual dual and multi line precision ballet disciplines. These disciplines will be divided into Novice and Open classes. The event is open to fliers of all ages. The number of competitors ranges from 10 (in a rain delayed event) to 19. We will also offer mentoring for novice fliers (dual and multi line) for one hour prior to the start of competition. Novice fliers are paired with an experienced flier to teach basic skills, landings, and maybe even some basic tricks.
Marc Conklin and Jack Wilson will serve as Safety Coordinators. There are power lines across a state highway which is parallel to the flying field. There are no issues with the Hanover County Airport.
In case of rain, 14 September has been scheduled.
         
[Berkeley] BASKL awards for the 2014 season. BBQ and fun fly too.
 
         
[San Diego] fun fly and general meeting
 
         
Kitenado (FL)
[Treasure Island] Kitenado! September 13
Join us on Treasure Island beach for our monthly fly
late afternoon/night fly. Help us fill the beach with kites!
You might want to bring a flash light or a head light to help when flying at night... Check out our night fly page for ideas for light for your kites.
Late afternoon / Night fly on TI
Time - 5- dark
Place Treasure Island beach
Behind the Bilmar Beach Resort.
 
         
The Beck (IN)
[Muncie] Time: 10am-4pm
Bring your Beck kite to this fly that honors the man who learned from Ansel Toney. A children’s kite making area will be on site.
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[Coupeville] Kite festival with activities for all ages, mass
ascensions, competitions, lessons, kids kitemaking,
lots to enjoy.
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[University Place] Monthly Fun Fly. Short business meeting at 7:00 PM. Bring your picnic dinner. Come early and stay late to fly.
 
[Cherry Valley] Friday - Sept. 26th - 1:00 PM - Kitemaking Workshop with George Peters. Friday evening - 6:00 PM - Welcome Party and Barbecue. Saturday - 9:00 AM - Kids Kitebuilding Workshop. SATURDAY - 10:00 - 5:00 - ALL DAY OUTDOOR FLY - FOOD, MUSIC, FUN, AND OF COURSE, FLYING. Saturday - 7:00 PM - INDOOR FLY. Sunday morning pancake breakfast at the Firehouse.
         
[Nags Head] Kitty Hawk Kites holds the 28th Annual Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition on September 27th-28th. Two days of competitive kite flying, team performances and kites dancing to music!
The Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition holds several competitions throughout the weekend. Spectators are encouraged to watch the competitions. Kitty Hawk Kites will also give free stunt and power kite lessons for any spectator willing to learn!
         
[Grayland] Windriders monthly Fun Fly and Potluck dinner.
Fly at 1:00 PM at Grayland Beach Rd
Dinner at North Willapa Harbor Grange 6 or 7
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