Is that a giant whale flying high up in the air over there? It will be indeed this weekend as Brighton’s annual Kite Festival is returning to the grounds of Stanmer Park with loads of colourful and crazy-shaped kites on display and free shows.
Huge green teddy bears, octopuses of all possible colours, exotic dragons… those were some of the stunning kites festival visitors could admire in the air in recent years. With this year being the 39th time the event is taking place, it’s said to be one of the longest running kite festivals in the UK. It is organised by the Brighton Kite Flyers club (BKF).
From miniature single line kites to some of the largest kites in the UK which require an entire team to get them up and staying in the air, this year’s event will host a range of world class flyer shows. The weekend will see a large programme of arena displays where flyers will get the chance to showcase their kites, like the BKF’s traditional Martin Lester Spirit kite fly.
Other shows will include Indian and rokkaku kite fighting and team and single flying demonstrations from some of the world’s best sport kite flyers. There will also be a workshop where children can make their own kites.
The festival runs on Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9, from 11 am to 5 pm in Stanmer Park. Entry is free.
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