The 19th Weymouth International Beach Kite Festival is on Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th May, with Saturday 2nd May reserved as a free flying day with no organised events taking place but the beach is free to be used for flying.
As usual a number of overseas visitors will be there flying their kites as well as many UK based kitefliers including The Flying Squad, Close Encounters, Team Spectrum, Airheads and the Avon Kite Fliers.
The festival will run along the normal lines with a few competitions, many demonstrations and free flying. Whilst on the subject of demonstrations if anyone who is thinking of attending wants to do something in the arena as a demonstration can they please contact us in advance so that we can plan it in. A children’s kite workshop will also be held on the beach.
As with last years event ALL participants who require access to the beach flying areas MUST register and collect an access badge from the control point situated on the Esplanade. This is located opposite Bond Street.
Sunday evening has a gathering in the Sundeck at the Pavilion followed by the fireworks display at 9:30pm.
For those who wish to there is a slot for night flying on Sunday evening, from 9:00pm, which is followed by the usual firework display.
The beach is famous for its golden sands and magnificent Georgian seafront, with aerial acrobats and colour, giant sky sculptures, stunt kites, fighting kites, childrens workshops, trade stalls and much more.
Saturday 2nd May – Casual Kite Flying Day with all beach arenas open from 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th May – a full programme of displays and competitions from 10 am to 5 pm