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National Kite Month
April 2014
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[Spartanburg] This event will last five months with several area organizations and businesses participating. There will be an exhibit of kites throughout the Chapman Cultural Center during March and April. For those who would like to become a part of this initiative, contact Jennifer Evins at jevins@SpartanArts.org or call at 864 278-9663.
[Matthews] The Matthews Heritage Museum’s newest exhibit “Go Fly a Kite” will open on March 20th, the first day of spring. The exhibit will feature a variety of miniature kites, most of which were made by Jim Martin, a noted kite flyer and maker.
Most of us know the story of Ben Franklin’s experiment of flying a kite to determine if lighting was caused by electricity, but kites have been useful in other capacities. Kites were also instrumental in the research of the Wright brothers when developing the first airplane in the late 1800s.
Today we generally use kites as a source of recreation on a blustery March day. But to many it is a passion and a hobby. Kite flying is a worldwide sport, recreation, and pastime for thousands of people – from the very young to the eldest, in almost every culture. There are regular kite festivals celebrated annually.
Mr. Martin has been making many of his own kites for over a decade. He is best known for his kite arches and miniature kites. Jim’s miniature kites have won numerous awards and are very popular. He continues to work on new designs. In 2013 he participated in the Miniature Kite Challenge in Seaside, Oregon and placed first for “Best Flight”, second for “Most Beautiful” and third for smallest size. The exhibit will be on display to May 9th. Come celebrate national Kiting month (April) by stopping by the museum to see this interesting and timely exhibit!
The Matthews Heritage Museum located at 232 N. Trade Street is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 4:30 p.m.
Check web site for events related to exhibit. www.matthews heritagemuseum.org
SCOR (MO)
[ST. MARY] GO FLY A KITE!!!!
[New Berlin] Kite display at the New Berlin Public Library.
 
[San Jose] Kite-making class for twenty 7th and 8th graders.
 
[Milton] students from happy hollow will learn about the history of Blue Hill Observatory including the use of kites to study the upper atmosphere. They will also learn how to build their own kites. Kite fliers are encouraged to put kites in the sky around the observatory to entertain the students during their free time outside.
[MURPHY] NOTTELY RIVER VALLEY VINEYARDS, LLC celebrates National Kite Month on Fridays and Saturdays om April and the first weekend in May 2014. This is a fun fly for all. The great flying site will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Flying will also be available Sunday, April 27th. during the 2nd Annual Bud Bread Wine Weekend in Mountain Wine Country.
   
[Berkely] Kite Day at the Berkley Library 5:00PM - 8:00PM, April 2, kitemaking workshop. Archie Stewart of Kite Education will teach a workshop with all materials included, where kids and adults can make their own kite and then learn how to fly them both indoor and outdoors.
   
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[Cambridge] Our annual kite club workshop led by David Tuttle of NYKE. This years workshop is the Urban Ninja. Sorry, this workshop is sold out. Anyone is welcome to come visit, look around and chat.
[Livingston] “It’s a bird! It’s a plane!” “It’s Merced County Sheriffs Huey Helicopter!” Well actually, it could be all three at Livingston’s 3rd Annual Kite Festival.
The Merced County Sheriff will be present at Livingston’s 3rd Annual Kite Festival showcasing its arsenal of crime-fighting tools including their 1973 UH-1H Vietnam-era Huey Helicopter, Sheriff’s S.W.A.T. Armored Vehicle, “Bearcat,” and The Sheriff’s Water Rescue Boat. Come meet and thank some of the dedicated officers including the pilots and SWAT and Dive Operators.
The 3rd Annual “Time to Fly” Kite Festival is FREE TO THE PUBLIC and is presented by the Knights of Columbus to kick of The Week of the Young Child in Merced County.
Sunday April 06, 2014 8:30 am – 3:30pm Livingston Middle School 101 F Street Livingston, CA 95334
There will be GIANT Kite Flying Demonstrations by Brian Champie, George Halpin, Mike North and many more. The Kite Festival will have activities for everyone to enjoy including “The Jim Strealy Memorial Candy Drop,” Kite Building Contests, Pie Eating Contests, Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Food/Crafts and Kite Vendor booths, plus various cultural performances. We will also have safety demonstrations from PG&E, Livingston Police and Fire, CHP, and Merced County Sheriff.
We expect a crowd of over 5,000. Attendees will have the opportunity to enter kite flying and building competitions and win a variety of wonderful prizes. Don’t have a kite? Don’t worry! The first 500 kids get a free Kite and we will have kite-making workshops for children to build their own kites. We will also have kite building days at local schools the week leading up to the Festival all with BLUE tails to represent the week of the young child.
There will be plenty of space for free flying kite lovers or those who prefer to stroll around and just enjoy the magnificent view and entertainment. Don’t forget to enter FREE Kite Building Contest!
         
[Arlington] Celebrate the National Kite month! Bring the whole family to this exciting event. We will have kite contests, kite building, stunt kite demonstrations, face painting, a bounce house, concessions, and more! $5 per participant
[Simi Valley] At the 2014 Family Fest @ the Library on April 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., children’s author Alexis O’Neill will share her newest picture book, "The Kite That Bridged Two Nations: Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge" in an interactive presentation followed by a kite-making workshop with Dave Shenkman from Kites for Kids.
           
[Arvada ] MOVED to better field!
The largest kite festival in the Denver metropolitan area is now in a NEW LOCATION! Larger fields, much more parking on site, more vendors, We still encourage you to arrive early to be with our kite club in our area, large Free Fly area for all. Please DO NOT FLY on the west end of the field, there is a large power line there.
           
[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.
           
[Port Aransas] National Kite Month - April is a series of events celebrating the kite hobby across the entire country and is supported and organized by the American Kitefliers Association and the Kite Trade International Association, It is held each spring during the month of late March- April-, most folks relate kite flying to the spring winds.
We are going to dedicate this years fly in memory of the former AKA Region 8 and former President of the AKA who recently passed away, Richard H. Dermer. He was an iconic kite flier and supporter of the AKA, if you had the privelidge to know him you were indeed blessed.
Bring your own drinks and snacks, there are some bleachers, but more sensitive "hinds" best bring your own chairs as well!!
           
[Stephens City] A long-established, community supported, family day of kite flying! Leave your worries, bring the kids and camera. Admission is one smile per person.
The Richmond Air Force, with guests from Wings Over Washington, team with Kitebus Festivals to paint the sky with the colors of KITES! Demonstrations and music galore, with the much anticipated American Flag Ceremony. Events such as bol racing and kite buggy are subject to weather and safety conditions.
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[Spartanburg] This event will last five months with several area organizations and businesses participating. There will be an exhibit of kites throughout the Chapman Cultural Center during March and April. For those who would like to become a part of this initiative, contact Jennifer Evins at jevins@SpartanArts.org or call at 864 278-9663.
[Matthews] The Matthews Heritage Museum’s newest exhibit “Go Fly a Kite” will open on March 20th, the first day of spring. The exhibit will feature a variety of miniature kites, most of which were made by Jim Martin, a noted kite flyer and maker.
Most of us know the story of Ben Franklin’s experiment of flying a kite to determine if lighting was caused by electricity, but kites have been useful in other capacities. Kites were also instrumental in the research of the Wright brothers when developing the first airplane in the late 1800s.
Today we generally use kites as a source of recreation on a blustery March day. But to many it is a passion and a hobby. Kite flying is a worldwide sport, recreation, and pastime for thousands of people – from the very young to the eldest, in almost every culture. There are regular kite festivals celebrated annually.
Mr. Martin has been making many of his own kites for over a decade. He is best known for his kite arches and miniature kites. Jim’s miniature kites have won numerous awards and are very popular. He continues to work on new designs. In 2013 he participated in the Miniature Kite Challenge in Seaside, Oregon and placed first for “Best Flight”, second for “Most Beautiful” and third for smallest size. The exhibit will be on display to May 9th. Come celebrate national Kiting month (April) by stopping by the museum to see this interesting and timely exhibit!
The Matthews Heritage Museum located at 232 N. Trade Street is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 4:30 p.m.
Check web site for events related to exhibit. www.matthews heritagemuseum.org
SCOR (MO)
[ST. MARY] GO FLY A KITE!!!!
[New Berlin] Kite display at the New Berlin Public Library.
[San Jose] Kite-making class for twenty 7th and 8th graders.
[MURPHY] NOTTELY RIVER VALLEY VINEYARDS, LLC celebrates National Kite Month on Fridays and Saturdays om April and the first weekend in May 2014. This is a fun fly for all. The great flying site will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Flying will also be available Sunday, April 27th. during the 2nd Annual Bud Bread Wine Weekend in Mountain Wine Country.
       
[Lahaina] Celebrate the colorful, wonderful world of kites during a traditional Chinese Kite Festival at the Wo Hing Museum, 800 block of Front Street in Lahaina on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 from 1 to 8 pm. Enjoy an exhibit of handmade kites in traditional and modern styles. Participate in workshops to make your own kite or purchase a one-of-a-kind kite. Hear a talk on the significance and history of kites in China, plus stories from Robert Loera, former U.S. stunt-kite champ and co-founder of Hawaii Kiteflyers Association. Watch traditional Chinese dances and purchase traditional foods of China. Admission is free; Wo Hing opens at 10 am each day. Call 808-661-5553 or visit LahainaRestoration.org
[Santa Barbara] The 29th annual Santa Barbara Kite Festival lands Sunday, April 13th, 2014 from 11am-4pm in the “Great Meadow” west campus lawn at Santa Barbara City College. The festival’s bluff top lawn location overlooks the beautiful Santa Barbara harbor and breakwater, and is a perfect site for kite flying. Parking is plentiful on campus, and admission to the festival is free.
This year’s festival is dedicated to Chris Bahadur, Rakesh’s wife, and the centerpoint to our festival for so many years.
The Santa Barbara Kite Festival is a fun-filled family-style affair featuring kites (and flyers) of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Flyers of all abilities are welcome. One of the most popular events held throughout the day is the “tail chase” for children. Children in various age groups try to catch the tail of a kite as it dips and dives through the air. Prizes will be awarded in most categories. Competitions range from “kite fighting” and “sport flying” for skilled flyers, to the more accessible categories such as “most beautiful”, “highest flying”, and “largest kites”. Kites will be available for purchase at the festival. There will also be food and beverages, and a kids zone with jumpers and family info tables. For more information, log on to www.sbkitefest.com or call 805-637-6202, or 805-963-2964. Email can be sent to sbkitefest@gmail.com , or davidhefferman@hotmail.com
The “Great Meadow” (west campus lawn) is located on Santa Barbara City College’s West Campus at 971 Cliff Drive in Santa Barbara, adjacent to the college’s main campus.
April 2014 is Kite month in Santa Barbara. Thanks to a proclamation by the city’s honorable Mayor Marty Blum and the Santa Barbara City Council in 2007, the month of April is officially designated as Kite Month in the city of Santa Barbara. In addition, the Santa Barbara Kite Festival was recognized in 2007 for its annual contributions to community recreation and family fun. Mayor Marty Blum agreed to author the proclamation in coordination with National Kite Month – a
       
PSM Autism (FL)
[Hialeah] 6th grade Autism students watched a video and followed steps to create their own kites out of garbage bags and straws.
[Titusville] The Indian River Festival is a tradition in Titusville. Located on the banks of the Indian River, this festival will promote Titusville’s local economy by celebrating the Indian River and their natural resources, local food and culture, and outdoor recreation and health. It is a vehicle to promote healthy families and a healthy community by providing education and opportunity to enjoy food, fun and fitness.
We have been asked to incorporate a "kite festival" within the festival itself to help promote kiting and also encourage families to get outside and be active. We will have 3 fields setup for kite demonstrations, large show kites, and kid’s kitemaking.
This event will feature local seafood vendors, local musicians and dance troupes, as well as arts and craft booths, obstacle course, and various activities throughout the weekend.
       
[Milton] Kite Making workshop for students from the Hurley School.
Kite fliers are invited to come and fly to show your kites to the students and add color to the sky. Kite fliers are invited to arrive as early as 9:00 am and can stay until 4:00 if you drive to the summit. You can stay until dusk if you hike up.
Papalotes en Pozos (Guanajuato)
[Mineral de Pozos, GTO] Lots of kite and other activities.Home-made kites will be judged on Plaza Zaragoza on Saturday, April 12 at 4pm, and on Sunday April 13, 2pm we’ll parade from Zaragoza up to Plaza Melchor/Mineros for the main event. Kite contests, demonstrations, free raffles for kites, street performers. Fun.
         
[San Diego] fun fly and general meeting
[Santa Monica] Otis College of Art and Design will be holding its third Annual Kite Festival adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, April 13, 2013 from 11am to 4pm. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $6 for all day access.
Headlining a day of flying kites and other inflatables will be world-renowned kite makers Tom Van Sant, Tyrus Wong, George Peters, Melanie Walker, Jose Sainz, Ali Fujino, Ron Gibian, and Bobby Stanfield.
A special workshop for kids focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) will integrate California Common Core requirements in Science with instruction in Art and Design. Kids will learn about the physics of flight while designing and decorating their own unique kites.
The Kite Festival was developed by Otis College of Art and Design’s Creative Action Program to bring families and communities throughout the Los Angeles region together for a fun-filled day of learning, craft making, and kite flying. This year, with generous support from the Drachen Foundation, Art4Moore, the Tides Foundation, and the California State Coastal Conservancy, Otis has secured the funds and supplies to deliver a fantastic community event that will include educational workshops, kite making and flying,.
This year the indomitable Wini Jackson—celebrated advocate in service to children – has pledged her support and time to include kids from group homes, county facilities, public schools, treatment centers, and special needs homes throughout Los Angeles. All leftover supplies donated for the event will be given to Urban Compass in Watts.
Past Kite Festivals have included children from the organizations Urban Compass, Junior Blind of America, Children’s Bureau, and St. Jude’s Hospital.
         
[Pensacola] 8:00am-12:00pm Join us as we fly in support of the Arthritis Foundation of NW Florida’s annual 5K "Walk to Cure Arthritis". This event is the local chapter’s largest fundraiser which supports the many educational and research programs available to patients with over 100 "arthritis" diseases. Winds permitting, we will be flying SLK’s, dualies, quads, and Gumbeaux the famous McCaw parrot. Join us for a day of kiting at a beautiful venue on Pensacola Bay.
[Santa Maria] Great day to bring the family to a great location. This well rounded festival, now in it’s fifth year has grown to include sport kite demos, bol races and those great Santa Maria winds. A variety of craft and food vendors will be on hand as well as kites for sale. Kite contests too!
         
[Pocatello] Science and Engineering Festival open to the public with many hands on experiences for all ages.
[Fort Walton Beach] 10:00am-4:00pm Join us for a fun-fly in appreciation of our local kite store, KittyHawk Kites in Fort Walton Beach. Due to venue scheduling conflicts, KHK is unable to hold their annual Spring Kite Fest. So we will be flying to fill in the gap! Winds permitting, we will be flying SLK, dualies, quads, powerkites, and Gumbeaux the famous McCaw parrot. Come out and support the local kite store that supports it’s kite-flyers!!!
         
[Larned] The Santa Fe Trail Center’s 2nd Annual National Kite Month Kite Fly. Kiters are welcome on the grounds from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a free Kids Kite Kit for the first 50 kids with paid half price admission to the museum. There will be free popcorn in the lobby. Roger Kenkel, owner of Show Stopper Kites, will be on the grounds selling kites. Picket Fence Realty is also sponsoring the event and providing prizes for our kite trivia and drawings.
[Nellysford] Fun day of Family Oriented kite flying. Demonstrations of Sport Kite flying by the Richmond Air force Kite Club
         
[Essex] Kite Day at Cogswell’s Grant
Saturday, April 12, 11:00 - 4:00pm; Rain Date Sunday, April 13
Cogswell’s Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass. 02180
$10 for kitemaking workshop, free for flyers and spectators
Come fly a kite at Cogswell’s Grant! Bring your own kite, watch professional kite flyers from Kites Over New England, or build a kite of your own. Archie Stewart of Kite Education will teach a workshop with all materials included, where kids and adults can make their own kite and then learn how to fly it.
Registration is recommended for the workshop. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information.
 
         
[Bel Air] Fun Fly for Kids of all ages.
Sat. April 12, 2014 - 10 am - 4 pm
Rain Date April 13, 2014 - 10 am - 4 pm
 
         
[O'Fallon] Garden Expo and Kite flying day at Fort Zumwalt Park
 
         
[Flat Rock]
17th Annual "Mighty Kite Flight"
Bonclarken, Flat Rock, North Carolina
Free!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
12:30-4:30PM
Free kites for the first 25 kids accompanied by an adult!
Bring your lunch and plan to spend the day in the beautiful mountains of WNC.
 
         
[Moundsville] Arbor day celebration, kids games and events, kite building and flying. and much more.
 
         
[Okmulgee,] Super Saturday is a community homecoming celebration, combined with free, family-friendly activities for all ages. Special appearance by country artist Dylan Scott. There will be a 5K Fun Run, a car show, Kids Zone with games and activities, an art gallery, OSU Spirit Zone featuring Pistol Pete, Chamber of Commerce Trade Show, Food Trucks and Culinary Arts Luau, and most importantly a Kite Fest. It is a bring your own kite fun fly, however there will be loaner kites on hand for those wanting to fly who don’t have a kite.
 
         
[Yorktown] Join us this Saturday from 1pm to 5pm for a day of kite flying demonstrations, and crafts. We will have demo kites for you to try out, or bring your own and enjoy a lovely spring day of kite flying fun for all ages. Free craft making for the little ones
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[Spartanburg] This event will last five months with several area organizations and businesses participating. There will be an exhibit of kites throughout the Chapman Cultural Center during March and April. For those who would like to become a part of this initiative, contact Jennifer Evins at jevins@SpartanArts.org or call at 864 278-9663.
[Matthews] The Matthews Heritage Museum’s newest exhibit “Go Fly a Kite” will open on March 20th, the first day of spring. The exhibit will feature a variety of miniature kites, most of which were made by Jim Martin, a noted kite flyer and maker.
Most of us know the story of Ben Franklin’s experiment of flying a kite to determine if lighting was caused by electricity, but kites have been useful in other capacities. Kites were also instrumental in the research of the Wright brothers when developing the first airplane in the late 1800s.
Today we generally use kites as a source of recreation on a blustery March day. But to many it is a passion and a hobby. Kite flying is a worldwide sport, recreation, and pastime for thousands of people – from the very young to the eldest, in almost every culture. There are regular kite festivals celebrated annually.
Mr. Martin has been making many of his own kites for over a decade. He is best known for his kite arches and miniature kites. Jim’s miniature kites have won numerous awards and are very popular. He continues to work on new designs. In 2013 he participated in the Miniature Kite Challenge in Seaside, Oregon and placed first for “Best Flight”, second for “Most Beautiful” and third for smallest size. The exhibit will be on display to May 9th. Come celebrate national Kiting month (April) by stopping by the museum to see this interesting and timely exhibit!
The Matthews Heritage Museum located at 232 N. Trade Street is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 4:30 p.m.
Check web site for events related to exhibit. www.matthews heritagemuseum.org
SCOR (MO)
[ST. MARY] GO FLY A KITE!!!!
[New Berlin] Kite display at the New Berlin Public Library.
[San Jose] Kite-making class for twenty 7th and 8th graders.
[MURPHY] NOTTELY RIVER VALLEY VINEYARDS, LLC celebrates National Kite Month on Fridays and Saturdays om April and the first weekend in May 2014. This is a fun fly for all. The great flying site will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Flying will also be available Sunday, April 27th. during the 2nd Annual Bud Bread Wine Weekend in Mountain Wine Country.
 
[Lincoln] Kite display, indoor performance, kite making, kite flying
[Hanscom AFB]
[Scituate] Grade 6 Kite workshop, kite building, indoor performance.
[Nags Head] The Kite Festival will take place on Friday & Saturday from 10am-4pm at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the largest living sand dune on the East Coast! Come enjoy some fresh spring air, high-flying kites, and all around fun on the dunes.
The Easter Eggstravaganza will take place at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing Shopping Center, across the street from the Kite Festival. Join us both Friday and Saturday for Easter Egg Hunts starting at 11:00am. The hunts will be broken down by age groups: 6 & Under and 7& Up. Keep an eye out for the Golden Egg! Parents: Please remember to bring an Easter Basket for your child’s goodies! Don’t forget to stick around to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny from 12:00-1:00pm.
 
       
[Bristol] Kite making workshops and a kite history lecture at the barn Friday evening.
Kite flying Friday afternoon and evening plus Saturday from 9 to 2. Kites for sale and one-on-one kite making Saturday in the garage.
 
       
[Hamilton] Kites have been flown in Bermuda on Good Friday for over a hundred years. Events are held all over the island, but the biggest is probably the one held on Horseshoe Beach.
[Mount Vernon] In celebration of Erv Crosby’s life. He had such a love for kite making, flying, and sharing his passion with others. Tulip Town in Mt. Vernon is providing a large grass field for kitefliers during their Festival. The two day kite fly will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 16th and 17th. Look forward to seeing you all.
       
[Idaho Falls] Phenomenal Physics Science Fair open to the public with many hands on experiences for all ages.
[Clearwater ] It’s National Kite Month.
So let’s go fly a kite... I think there is a song in that.... LOL
Join us at Sand Key State Park, Let fill the beach with kites!!
Bring you single line kite, fighter kites sport kites,
Big kites, small kites, KAP, new kites, old kites,
fun kites,bubbles, bacci, anything that is fun... : )
We will meet at board walk 7
Parking is 5.00 for all day
Time- 1-4
Address
Sand Key Park - Board Walk 7
1060 Gulf Boulevard Clearwater, FL 33767
 
         
[Madison] Time: 10a-4p
A kite making workshop will start things off, appropriate for kids ages 1 to 101, at the Nature Center from 10am-12pm.
After lunch, fly the newly-made kites from 1-4 pm at the picnic/play area just inside the State Road 62 entrance.
 
         
[Leoti] Kiters needed to participate in this event.
Alan Sparling will be joining us for this event
Wind and Wheels Festival
Wichita County High School Track and West Field
 
         
[Dayton] Indoor kite flying opportunity at the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum! This event is part of a public program titled Family Day. Flying time begins at 9 AM and ends at 3 PM.
 
         
[Tulsa] Bring the family out to enjoy a spring day at the Garden! Members of the Tulsa Wind Riders Kite Club will be flying their amazing kites at the Garden. Bring your own kite or decorate and make one from kits supplied by the Wind Riders. ($3 donation for kits). Garden will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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[Salem] Family fun event. Food vendors, craft vendors. Free kites* free t-shirts*
(*for children, while supply last*)
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[Spartanburg] This event will last five months with several area organizations and businesses participating. There will be an exhibit of kites throughout the Chapman Cultural Center during March and April. For those who would like to become a part of this initiative, contact Jennifer Evins at jevins@SpartanArts.org or call at 864 278-9663.
[Matthews] The Matthews Heritage Museum’s newest exhibit “Go Fly a Kite” will open on March 20th, the first day of spring. The exhibit will feature a variety of miniature kites, most of which were made by Jim Martin, a noted kite flyer and maker.
Most of us know the story of Ben Franklin’s experiment of flying a kite to determine if lighting was caused by electricity, but kites have been useful in other capacities. Kites were also instrumental in the research of the Wright brothers when developing the first airplane in the late 1800s.
Today we generally use kites as a source of recreation on a blustery March day. But to many it is a passion and a hobby. Kite flying is a worldwide sport, recreation, and pastime for thousands of people – from the very young to the eldest, in almost every culture. There are regular kite festivals celebrated annually.
Mr. Martin has been making many of his own kites for over a decade. He is best known for his kite arches and miniature kites. Jim’s miniature kites have won numerous awards and are very popular. He continues to work on new designs. In 2013 he participated in the Miniature Kite Challenge in Seaside, Oregon and placed first for “Best Flight”, second for “Most Beautiful” and third for smallest size. The exhibit will be on display to May 9th. Come celebrate national Kiting month (April) by stopping by the museum to see this interesting and timely exhibit!
The Matthews Heritage Museum located at 232 N. Trade Street is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 4:30 p.m.
Check web site for events related to exhibit. www.matthews heritagemuseum.org
SCOR (MO)
[ST. MARY] GO FLY A KITE!!!!
[New Berlin] Kite display at the New Berlin Public Library.
[San Jose] Kite-making class for twenty 7th and 8th graders.
[MURPHY] NOTTELY RIVER VALLEY VINEYARDS, LLC celebrates National Kite Month on Fridays and Saturdays om April and the first weekend in May 2014. This is a fun fly for all. The great flying site will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Flying will also be available Sunday, April 27th. during the 2nd Annual Bud Bread Wine Weekend in Mountain Wine Country.
[Milton] Special Kite Tours of Blue Hill Observatory at 10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 2:30 See the Observatory tower with a focus on the history room and the use of kites to study weather at Blue Hill. $8.00 adults $5.00 age 5-17, military and students with ID, kite club members and other affiliate organization members. Sled Kite making workshop with educational lesson. 10:40, 12:10, 1:40, 3:10 $10.00 any age includes materials. Family discounts available.Kite Flying all day long.
[Milton] students from stoughton public library will learn about the history of Blue Hill Observatory including the use of kites to study the upper atmosphere. They will also learn how to build their own kites. Kite fliers are encouraged to put kites in the sky around the observatory to entertain the students during their free time outside.
 
[Tacoma] Monthly Business Meeting and demonstrations or workshops.
[Ocean City] The Maryland International Kite Exposition will feature three fun filled days of kite flying on the beautiful beaches of Ocean City, Maryland. Throughout the festival, there will be exhibitions and demonstrations including stunt and power kite lessons, free children’s games and activities, and much more!
The festival will showcase some of the best kite flyers from around the world. Kites of all shapes and sizes will be on display including some massive character and theme based kites.
The festival also includes the Mid-Atlantic Sport Kite Championships, a kite flying competition held under the guidelines of the AKA and Eastern League Sport Kite Association. Kite flyers compete in precision kite flying events as well as kite ballet, with the movement of the kite synchronized to a musical performance.
On behalf of The Kite Loft and The Town of Ocean City, we welcome everyone to join in the festivities. Bring your family for several days of good old fashion kite flying. Remember when we say "Go Fly a Kite", we mean it.
 
[Corolla] Kite Making, Demos, Games and KITE FLYING!
     
[Morro Bay] The Morro Bay Kite Festival is a annual community event focused on family and the art of kite flying.
Our goal is to bring all individuals, families, and all generations together in a safe, relaxing and fun environment, to learn and participate in the art of kite flying, Morro Bay style. Our breathtaking surroundings and windy location is perfect for this type of gathering on the central coast.
Our hope when attending this high flying event, is that kids of all ages will not be distracted by technology for a moment and able to enjoy kite flying festivities, nature, the ocean. Perhaps, even Grandma and Grandpa can take a turn to fly a kite and enjoy some good old fashioned fun over the weekend...
         
[Wheat Ridge] First annual kite festival, mainly a kids fly with Rocky Mountain Kite Club using the entrance field for sport kite & power kite demos.
[Ft. Collins]
         
[Meridian] Family Friendly Kite Flying Morning...starting a new Kite Festival tradition in the Treasure Valley
 
         
[Edwardsville] The event will be from 9:00 am. to about noon. This is a great park with great flying!
 
         
[Shipshewana] Time: 11am-3pm
Kite demos by various teams and individuals during festival times.
 
         
[Jefferson City] Come celebrate National Kite Month - Fun for all ages!! Food, Kitemaking, Education
 
         
[Albuquerque] Alta Mira Specialized Family Services is a non profit 501c3 that supports individuals with developmental risks, delays or disabilities and their families to optimize their quality of life. More than 1,400 families impacted by developmental disabilities will turn to Alta Mira for help this year.

Sponsored by Lexus of Santa Fe, KiteFest is the signature brand raising and fund raising event for Alta Mira. Alta Mira is a proud member of the AKA, reaching out to the association members for guidance so that the event is produced to sustain and be a kiting event in line with the respected kite festivals.
Please refer to www.AltaMiraNM.org for more information. There is a video of KiteFest for you to enjoy watching when you click on "Prepare to Fly".
 
         
[Galisteo] In the 1980’s a group of young parents in the railroad town of Lamy, New Mexico had a small kite festival. Everyone who attended never forgot it even though the owner of the land forbade further use.
So when one of our organizers passed away two years ago, we all decided to have the kite festival again in his honor,that’s Mark Lee, and all the other kids who had such a good time way back when.
Galisteo has the perfect flying fields. Our limitless horizons have been filmed in over 28 Hollywood movies. the annual rode has been going on forever and we all like a good time.
This year we’ll try to recreate that same feeling by keeping it small and family friendly at the local rodeo grounds (owned by Rudy Sena).
Its’ hopefully a sunny windy day on Saturday, April 26th 2014 between 10 A.M. and 3 P.M.

ITS FREE ADMISSION
BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH AND DRINK
BRING YOUR OWN KITE or make one at our community center kid friendly workshop at /
The kite festival is brought to you by a grant from New Mexico in the Arts and Lasaladegalisteo.org. a non profit organization
 
         
[Wellsburg] Kite vendor, displays, food concessions, free kites to first 100 kids,kite building and flying. and much more.
 
         
[Parkersburg/Williamstown/Vienna] Kite displays and infomation on safety.
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[Spartanburg] This event will last five months with several area organizations and businesses participating. There will be an exhibit of kites throughout the Chapman Cultural Center during March and April. For those who would like to become a part of this initiative, contact Jennifer Evins at jevins@SpartanArts.org or call at 864 278-9663.
[Matthews] The Matthews Heritage Museum’s newest exhibit “Go Fly a Kite” will open on March 20th, the first day of spring. The exhibit will feature a variety of miniature kites, most of which were made by Jim Martin, a noted kite flyer and maker.
Most of us know the story of Ben Franklin’s experiment of flying a kite to determine if lighting was caused by electricity, but kites have been useful in other capacities. Kites were also instrumental in the research of the Wright brothers when developing the first airplane in the late 1800s.
Today we generally use kites as a source of recreation on a blustery March day. But to many it is a passion and a hobby. Kite flying is a worldwide sport, recreation, and pastime for thousands of people – from the very young to the eldest, in almost every culture. There are regular kite festivals celebrated annually.
Mr. Martin has been making many of his own kites for over a decade. He is best known for his kite arches and miniature kites. Jim’s miniature kites have won numerous awards and are very popular. He continues to work on new designs. In 2013 he participated in the Miniature Kite Challenge in Seaside, Oregon and placed first for “Best Flight”, second for “Most Beautiful” and third for smallest size. The exhibit will be on display to May 9th. Come celebrate national Kiting month (April) by stopping by the museum to see this interesting and timely exhibit!
The Matthews Heritage Museum located at 232 N. Trade Street is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 4:30 p.m.
Check web site for events related to exhibit. www.matthews heritagemuseum.org
SCOR (MO)
[ST. MARY] GO FLY A KITE!!!!
[New Berlin] Kite display at the New Berlin Public Library.
[San Jose] Kite-making class for twenty 7th and 8th graders.
[Oak Hill] Kite flying competitions for students of Burns Science and Technology Charter School.
 
[Parkersburg/Williamstown/Vienna] Kite displays ,show kites,kite building workshop, food and kite vendors, bouncy houses and lots more.....and infomation on safety.
       
[Rodanthe] Join Kitty Hawk Kites and the Ocean Rodeo Crew at the Waves Village Kiteboarding Resort on Hatteras Island, Friday, May 2nd, and Saturday, May 3rd. Try the new 2014 Ocean Rodeo kiteboarding kites and boards including the new Prodigy kite, which has been an instant success since its release, and the new Flite kite, which is specifically engineered for light wind.
Demos are open to the public on both of these days and will be run from 9a-6p. Receive 20% OFF Ocean Rodeo demo gear during and immediately following the event. This equipment goes super fast as most of it has only been used that day only!
[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.
       
[Portsmouth 23704] Children’s Kite Making workshop, indoor flight demonstration and performance, show and tell of kites and kite history.
[Easton] 24th Annual Kite Day in the Park in the beautiful Louise Moore Park in Northampton County. Easton, PA... fun for the whole family.
no power lines... we have used this park for 23 years...
fun flying, kids kitebuilding, food, kids games, kite demos...
         
[San Francisco] Sport kite competition, dual- and multi-line. Register and pay entry fee on the day of the event. Competition starts at 10am.
[Portsmouth] Last year we had awesome winds and kites painted the skies. Wow kite flyers it is almost time for the 10th Atlantic Coast Kite Festival again this year in Virginia Beach and Portsmouth, VA. We open the kite festival with a get together at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center with live music, drinks and food not just for the kite festival attendees but open to the public. From there we work our way into fun for the whole weekend including a party Saturday night. This year, we again have a limited amount of hotel rooms for kite fliers and volunteers. Almost all meals are provided for flyers during the festivals and festivities Friday and Saturday nights. We also offer gas money to some coming in from far away (email for details). So, pack a car full of fliers, kites, volunteers and enthusiasts and join us.
[MURPHY] NOTTELY RIVER VALLEY VINEYARDS, LLC celebrates National Kite Month on Fridays and Saturdays om April and the first weekend in May 2014. This is a fun fly for all. The great flying site will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Flying will also be available Sunday, April 27th. during the 2nd Annual Bud Bread Wine Weekend in Mountain Wine Country.
 
         
[Vallejo] Bay breezes, grassy hills, and open fields make for ideal kite-flying conditions at Lynch Canyon Open Space Park’s 6th Annual Kite Festival on Saturday, May 3, from 11am to 4pm. All you need to bring are your kites and kin. All ages and ability levels are welcome. The festival is free and parking is only $5.
 
         
[Bodega Bay] Our 10th year of painting the skies over Bodega Bay! Join Master Kite flier Dodd Gross and the Second Wind Kite Team for some high flying fun! Free kite lessons, instruction & repairs. Bring your own kite or fly any of ours!
 
         
[Navarre] Join us as we help a local school celebrate the approach of summer on the Gulf Coast.
 
         
[Johnston] The first ever Kites On The Green will be held on Saturday, May 3rd from 2 to 7:30 p.m. on the grounds of Johnston Commons, located near the Johnston Public Library. Kites On The Green will be a wonderful opportunity for central Iowans to come together for a family friendly festival as beautiful colors fill the Johnston sky. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to come and fly kites. Professional kite flyers will be on hand with their amazing display of kites. Check out the celebrity bol races. Eat delicious food. Listen to great music. Win a kite-flying contest. The festival is completely free. Kite kits will be available for anyone who does not have a kite. We hope to see you on May 3!
 
         
[Council Bluffs] Join us for a late afternoon kite fly at River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa. You can make your own kite, bring your own kite, see professional kite flyers fly unique kites from the exhibition, or purchase a kite at the festival. This is an opportunity to get outside and have fun with your family and friends while learning a bit about Lewis and Clark history in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area. There will be music, a bouncy house, a climbing wall as well as tipis, a drum circle and a keelboat, just like one the Lewis and Clark expedition used! It is fun for free- 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM. See you there!
 
         
[Wheaton] NOW GO FLY A KITE! The Wheaton Park District, Gift of Wings, and the Kite Society of WI & IL are proud to present the 6th Annual Wheaton "GO FLY A KITE" Kite Festival, as part of the Tour De Kites. This event is planned for Saturday, MAY 3, 2014 in Graf Park from 10:00 am until 2:15 pm. In April 2010, in conjunction with Wheaton’s annual Celebration, Wheaton residents attempted to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most kites flown simultaneously (967 kites). We had over 1,100 notarized registrants that day, and launched over 900 kites all at the same time. The families that came out for the event had a great time, so we are ready to “give it another try.” Flying for the 5th time, The World renowed Chicago Fire Kite Team, Dan Newman, Mike Delfar, O2, and Fire and Ice, and Elizabeth Gordon. The Wheaton Eye Clinic Kids Mad Dash will take place at 1:00pm and the Candy drop will take place between shows. Check this out! The Grand Launch will take place at 11:15. Gift of Wings will be selling kites at the park. For more information contact Scott Fisher at 414-305-3145 or Kristina Nemetz at 630-510-5064
 
         
The Toney (IN)
[Muncie] Time: 10am-4pm
"The Toney" is one of the oldest events for the HKS. Come fly at the one of the best venues in the state -- the Academy of Model Aeronautics, known as the AMA. There will be a kite-making workshop for children ages 3-103. A Members Meeting will be held after the flying has finished to elect club officers and discuss club business. The club will also provide a meal for current club members.
 
         
[Waco] Free family event, fun fly, kite vendor, games, food vendors, live music, raffle, candy drop. All proceeds from this event remain in Central Texas to help hearing impaired children.
 
         
[Virginia Beach] Last year, we had awesome winds and kites painted the skies. Wow kite flyers it’s almost time for the 10th Atlantic Coast Kite Festival again this year in Virginia Beach and Portsmouth, VA. We open the kite festival with a get together at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center with live music, drinks and food not just for the kite festival attendees but open to the public. From there we work our way into fun for the whole weekend including a party Saturday night. This year, we again have a limited amount of hotel rooms for kite fliers and volunteers. Almost all meals are provided for flyers during the festivals and festivities Friday and Saturday nights. We also offer gas money to some coming in from far away (email for details). So, pack a car full of fliers, kites, volunteers and enthusiasts and join us.
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