This year sees the 17th Southampton Kite Festival organised and run by Solent Kite Flyers in conjunction with Charles Cole Funfair. It is to be held over the weekend of 15th. & 16th June 2013 from 10.00am to 5.30pm each day.
This year’s Festival will be a great show of many different types of kites, flying displays and kite competitions, as well as varied and interesting activities happening around the Festival Site.
Each day will see Kite Flying Displays as well as general entertainment and displays flying to music. There will also be a few very special arena displays from local groups, including displays of Power Kiting with buggies and boards. There will be plenty of open space available for public flying, so please bring your kites or buy a new one at the Festival!
There is no excuse for not joining in with the fun.
C. Coles Fun Fair will be on-site and open all weekend with rides and side stalls
Kite Making Workshop, in which everyone will be able to make their own simple kite
Kite Traders selling a range of Kites and accessories to all levels of experience and price
Craft stalls, general interest and activity traders, hot and cold refreshments
Local based live music, face painting will be there to keep all ages entertained throughout the day
Kite demonstrations and public flying sessions
On the Sunday the ‘Southampton Open Trophy’ is just that – anyone can enter with any type of kite. The competition is judged by a panel drawn from the audience and so this is really where the first time flyers can beat the experienced guys, as it is decided purely on entertainment value. You will need to supply a short piece of music to fly to (approx. 2-3 mins. Max.)
There will also be ‘Parachuting Teddy Bears’ so don’t forget to bring along your own ‘Cuddly Toys’ so they can join in the fun; each one receiving a certificate for their bravery (Weather permitting).
Again with the weather and wind permitting, there will be an informal ‘Night Fly’ on Saturday evening once it gets dark! (Probably after 9.30pm) This is open to all fliers to join in, with the kites having lights attached or using reflective tapes etc
Opening Times- Saturday and Sunday: 10.00am - 5.30pm
If you don’t feel like flying a kite, then why not just come and watch one of the most colourful and exciting events to happen in Southampton this year.
Entry is free, the sky is free for all to use and enjoy.
There will be a small on-site car parking charge for this event.
The venue is Lordshill Sports Ground, 5 Acre Field, Redbridge Lane, Lordshill, Southampton.
A map of Lordshill Recreation Ground can be viewed below.
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Please note - Limited car parking is available at the Recreation Ground.
For more information on any of the above, please contact Mike Lowe of Solent Kite Flyers on 02380 770788 or email email@example.com
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