When: 13th & 14th August 2016, 10am – 5pm
Where: Southsea Common, Southsea, Hampshire
What is it?
This year’s Portsmouth International Kite Festival will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August, on Southsea Common.
It is the 25th year the event has taken place and this year’s theme is ‘retro’. So, why not dust off that old kite in the garage and join in the fun?
The festival is free to attend and will have more than 90 guest kite fliers attending this year’s event. There will be guests from Germany, France, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand and the UK.
This year’s kite festival will have synchronised multi-line kite ballet, artistic kite displays, giant cartoon kites, quad line kite displays set to music, Japanese fighting kites, an altitude sprint, and a showcase of individual kite artists and fliers.
One of this year’s highlights will be a world record attempt for the most ‘Trilobite’ kites flown at the same time.
The festival will kick off with the altitude sprint, where fliers will race against one another to get their kites highest in the sky. This will be followed by Flying Fish kites performing ballet routines, and a display of dragon kites.
At 1.35pm, the Trilobite kite record attempt will be taking place. The events end on both days with the Japanese fighting kites, and kite teams flying multi-line kites.
Other entertainment during the festival will include specialist kite traders, food traders, craft stalls, and children’s entertainment. A free children’s kite workshop will also be taking place.
Portsmouth Kite Festival is organised by Portsmouth City Council and The Kite Society of Great Britain.
More info: www.portsmouthkitefestival.org.uk