Calendar List

This page is is a list of Kite Events in the North East USA, mostly. There is a loose criteria for me to list an event. Loosely defined, I have been to the event or want to go to the event, or I think that people who think like me might be interested or want to go. If you see a problem, want to comment, or want to see an event added, rattle my cage. Thanks.

If it helps, there is a Google Calendar of these events that has more information specific to each event.

Event Start End
CTKiters Annual Meeting - French Club, Meriden, CT 13-Jan
Treasure Island Kite Festival, Treasure Island, FL 20-Jan
South Padre Island Kite Fest, South Padre Island, TX 31-Jan 2-Feb
Kite Mania, Treasure Island, FL 2-Feb 3-Feb
Barrie WinterFest Kempenfelt Bay, Barrie, Ontario, Canada 2-Feb 3-Feb
ConnectiKITERS Feb Workshop, Masonicare, Wallingford, CT 10-Feb
MKS Kitemakers Retreat, Ellicott City, MD 15-Feb 18-Feb
UMAKE - Upper Midwest Kitemaking Event, Oregon, IL  1-Mar 3-Mar
KONE Annual Meeting & Pot Luck, Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton, MA 2-Mar
Nor'Easters Spring Workshop, Ogunquit, ME 9-Mar
CTKiters March Workshop, Masonicare, Wallingford, CT 10-Mar
Kites at the Pier, Long Branch, NJ 13-Mar 14-Mar
Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference, Stanwood, WA 14-Mar 17-Mar
CTKiters April Showers Fly, Hammonasset, Madison, CT 14-Mar
KONE St. Patrick’s Day Fly, Hampton Beach, NH 16-Mar
Blossom Kite Festival, Washington, D.C. 30-Mar
KONE Annual Meeting Re-Scheduled, Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton, MA 31-Mar
Ivanpah Buggy eXpo, Ivanpah Dry Lake Recreation Area, NV 1-Apr 5-Apr
KONE Spring Fling, Ft. Williams, South Portland, ME 6-Apr
Southern Ohio Medical Center, Air it Up, Singleton Park, West Portsmouth, OH 6-Apr
Berck Sur Mer International Kite Festival, France 6-Apr 14-Apr
Great Lakes Kitefliers Society, 1st Sunday Fly, Gratwick Park, North Tonawanda, NY 7-Apr
Wright/Patterson Museum of the USAF Family Day Kite Event, 9-5 outside, 9-3 in 13-Apr
Cogswell's Grant Kite Day, Essex, MA 13-Apr
ConnectiKITERS April Showers Club Fly, Hammonasset, Madison, CT 14-Apr
Rockfish Kite Festival, Bold Rock Hard Cider, 1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 14-Apr
PIGS Aloft Monthly Fly, Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting, West Chester, OH 14-Apr
Blue Ridge Kite Festival, Green Hill Park, Salem, VA - taking a year off in 2019 hiatus
Spartanburg Soaring International Kite Fest, Spartanburg, SC 20-Apr
Fruitlands Kite Day, Fruitland Museum, Harvard, MA 20-Apr
Cervia International Kite Festival, Italy 20-Apr 1-May
KONE Easter Fly, Ft. Williams, South Portland, ME 21-Apr
STEM Aviation and Maritime Expo, Logan Airport, Boston, MA
MASKC/MIKE, Ocean City, MD 26-Apr 28-Apr
Earth Day @ Liberty State Park 27-Apr
KONE Spring Fling, Colt State Park, Bristol, RI 27-Apr
Ropefest, R & W Rope, 39 Tarkiln Place, New Bedford, MA, 8 AM - 4 PM 27-Apr
Wings on Strings Kite Fly from 12:00-3:00, WACO Air Museum, Troy, Ohio 28-Apr
Kite Komotion, Shipshewana, IN - April
Atlantic Coast Kite Festival, Virginia Beach, VA 4-May 5-May
Milford Living Kite Fly 12 PM– 3 PM, Walnut Beach, Milford, CT, May 4-May
Ansel Toney Kite Fly, Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), Muncie, IN 4-May
SUNY Sullivan Kite Festival, Loch Sheldrake, NY 4-May
Great Lakes Int'l Kite Fest, Headlands Beach State Park, Mentor, OH 4-May
Great Lakes Kitefliers Society, 1st Sunday Fly, Gratwick Park, North Tonawanda, NY 5-May
Belmar Kite Festival, Belmar, NJ 5-May
KONE Back to the Beach Kite Festival, Nahant, MA 11-May
Jekyll Island Buggy Expo - JIBE, Jekyll Island, Georgia 13-May 17-May
Bug Light Kite Festival, Bug Light, South Portland, ME 18-May
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY 18-May
Franklin Park Kite Festival, Franklin Park, Boston, MA 18-May
Grand Haven, MI Kite Festival 18-May 19-May
CTKiters May Flowers Fly, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT 19-May
Kites Against Cancer, Hampton Beach, NH 19-May
Revere Beach Kite Festival, Revere, MA 19-May
Wildwoods Int’l Kite Festival, Wildwood, NJ, 32nd in 2018 24-May 27-May
Bug Light Unwind, Bug Light, South Portland, ME 25-May
27th Strawberry Fields Kite Festival - late May 25-May 26-May
Make it Fly, Make it Fly Again, Blue Hill Observatory, Milton, MA 25-May
Junction Kitemakers Retreat, Junction, TX 31-May 3-Jun
Fort Ontario, Oswego, NY - Madeline Festival 1-Jun
Watson Farm Kite Day, 455 North Road, Jamestown, RI 1-Jun
KONE Hank’s Kites & Critters Day 8-Jun
CTKiters, Red, White and Blue Fly, Hammonasset, Madison, CT,  9-Jun
St. Honoré International Kite Festival, St. Honoré, Québec, Canada 13-Jun 16-Jun
Rogallo Kite Festival, Nags Head, NC 30th 2018 - mid-June 14-Jun 16-Jun
1st Annual Babcock Ranch Kite Festival 15-Jun
Keene Valley Kite Fest, Marcy Field, Keene Valley, NY, 10 AM to 3 PM 16-Jun
FANØ INT. KITE FLIERS MEETING, 35th, Denmark 20-Jun 23-Jun
Marblehead Festival of Arts Kite Day, Devereux Beach, Marblehead, MA-early July 4-Jul
KONE Bug Light RWB Fun Fly 4-Jul
Newport Kite Festival, Brenton Point, Newport, RI 13-Jul 14-Jul
Wright Kite Festival, Wright Brothers National Park, Kill Devil Hills, NC, 40th 2018 13-Jul 14-Jul
KONE 70th Birthdays with Cake, Bug Light, South Portland, ME 14-Jul
North Coast Stunt Kite Games, Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Road, Oregon, OH
Summer Winds Kite Festival, Fort Taber, New Bedford, MA 27-Jul
Berkeley Kite Festival, Berkeley, CA 27-Jul 28-Jul
Dieppe International Kite Festival, New Brunswick, Canada 27-Jul
Ralph J. Pecchia Kite Day, Brenton Point, Newport, RI
KONE Pigs Can Fly,  Colt State Park, Bristol, RI 3-Aug
CTKiters August Fly, Harkness, Waterford, CT 11-Aug
12th Annual Boston Greenfest, Greenway & Long Wharf, Boston, MA 16-Aug 18-Aug
Washington State Int’l Kite Festival, Long Beach, WA 19-Aug 25-Aug
Hoosier Monthly Kite Fly, Kokomo, IN 24-Aug
Cleveland International Kite Festival, Edgewater Park, Cleveland, OH 24-Aug
East Meets West Kite & Cultural Fest, Pope John Paul II Park, Dorchester, MA 24-Aug 25-Aug
Ralph J. Pecchia Kite Day & Picnic, Brenton Point, Newport, RI
Burlington Fun Fly and Pot Luck, Burlington, Dorset Park, VT 31-Aug 2-Sep
Mile High Kite Festival, Beech Mountain, NC 31-Aug 2-Sep
Capriccio Kite Festival, Ogunquit, ME 7-Sep
Marthas Vineyard Kite Festival, Oak Bluffs, MA 7-Sep
CTKiters Harkness Day Pot Luck, Waterford, CT 8-Sep
Family Fun Day, Danehey Park, Cambridge, MA 14-Sep
CTKiters Away Fly, Colt State Park, Bristol, RI 15-Sep
KONE Bristol Fun Fly, Colt State Park, Bristol, RI 15-Sep
Sunfest, Ocean City, MD 19-Sep 22-Sep
Merritt Beck Fly, Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), Muncie IN 21-Sep
Cherry Valley Kite Festival, Cherry Valley, NY - biannual, even years, mid-Sept
Harvest Festival of the Arts Kite Festival, Lowville, NY
Coney Island Kite Festival, Coney Island, NY
Kite Fly, Armstrong Air and Space Museum, Wapakoneta, OH 28-Sep 29-Sep
Belmar Kite Festival, Belmar, NJ 29-Sep
North Yarmouth Family Kite Day, North Yarmouth, ME 5-Oct
LBI International Kite Festival, Ships Bottom, LBI, NJ 12-Oct 13-Oct
Wildwood Buggy Bash, Wildwood, NJ
KONE Nahant Beach Fun Fly, Nahant, MA 12-Oct
CTKiters, Hammonasset, Madison, CT, One Sky, One World 13-Oct
AKA Convention, early October 8-Oct 12-Oct
Sailwinds, Cambridge, MD mid-October
Kites Over Middleborough, Nichols School, Middleborough, MA 19-Oct
Carolina Kite Fest, Atlantic Beach, NC, 32nd 26-Oct 27-Oct
Cape Fear Kite Festival, Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, NC 2-Nov 3-Nov
KONE Hampton Beach Holiday Fly, Hampton Beach, NH 2-Nov
Veterans Day Kite Festival, Treasure Island, FL 9-Nov 10-Nov
CTKiters Veterans Day Fly, Hammonasset, Madison, CT 10-Nov
Bug Light Fun Fly with Birthday Cake, South Protland, ME 7-Dec
CTKiters Christmas Party, Masonicare, Wallingford, CT 8-Dec
KONE Nahant Beach Fun Fly, Nahant, MA 14-Dec
CTKiters Annual Meeting, French Club, Meriden, CT 12-Jan
Treasure Island Kite Festival, Treasure Island, FL 19-Jan 20-Jan