Regions 7 & 8 Kite Events Calendar 2007

Welcome to the 2007 AKA Regions 7 & 8 Kite events calendar! If you see any mistakes on this calendar, or if you know of other events that need to be added to this calendar, please e-mail the webmaster at:

Always contact the kite event coordinators before traveling to any event, because event dates can change, or events can be canceled on short notice for various reasons.

Check back here often, because events are constantly being added, dates change, locatons change, or events get canceled.


Sport Kite Competition = (SKC)

Single Line Competition = (SLC)

Fun Festival (Fun flying for all) = (FF)

Kite Making = (KM)

Demonstrations = (DM)

The legend has changed. Please make note of the new legend above!


Jan. 13-14--Great Texas Kite Club Party/Fly

Rockport, TX (Rockport Beach Park)

C: Dano & Nancy

361-463-1870 or 361-442-4608


Feb. 3-4-- SPI Kite Festival (FF/DM)

South Padre Island, TX (on the flats)

C: Bill & Susie Doan (956)761-1248

Special guest fliers:

John Barresi of Portland, OR

David Hathaway of Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Activities include: Fun flying for anyone, sport kite demos to music, food vendors, raffles, silent auction, Banquet & live kite auction.

Feb. 24 - N.W. Recreation Center kite workshop 25th Annual


C: Richard Robertson (512)453-7174


Mar. 4--79th Annual Zilker Park Kite Festival


Austin,TX (2100 Barton Springs Rd.)
(Rain date Mar 11)

C: Dorsey & Bunnie Twidwell


Click here for Festival webpage.

Mar. 10--Devine Lake Park Grand Opening Kite Festival


Leander, TX (at Devine Lake Park)

C: Kelley Morris


Activities: Details coming soon!

Mar. 17--20th Annual Spiro Mounds Kite Flite


Spiro, OK
(Spiro Mounds Archaeological center, located 3 miles east of Spiro, OK, on Hwy 9/271 & 4 miles north on Lock and Dam Rd.)

C: Dennis Peterson


Activities: Kites of all types, hundreds of participants, Arts & Crafts, food vendors. Donated kites given away hourly by drawing, free guided tour of prehistoric native american archaeological site.

Mar. 17--1st Elzie Odom Kite Festival


River Legacy Parks 1601 NE Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, Texas 76006

C. Jennifer Lecroy (City of Arlington)


Activities: Kite Building Workshops, Stunt Kite Demos, Bounce House, Face Painting, Kite Contests, Concessions and Kite Vendor, Rainbows 4 Sail. Contests for kites of all sizes and shapes. Contests will be separated into categories based on age. Registration for kite contests on site the day of the event. Kite Festival admission: $5.00 Bring the family and join the fun!

Mar. 24-- 17th Eureka Springs Kite Festival


Eureka Springs, AR
(at Turpentine Creek wildlife Preserve - 7 miles south of Eureka Springs on highway 23)

C: Steve & Linda Rogers

work: 888-836-6251

Mar. 30 thru Apr. 1--Kite Fest Louisiane


Port Allen, LA
(West Baton Rouge Soccer Complex on Rosedale)

C: Gayle Woodul


Mar. 31--River Legacy Park Kite Fest


Arlington, TX (River Legacy Park)

C: Andi Davis


Mar. 31 thru Apr.1--2nd Annual Cloud Buster Kite Festival


Perrin, TX (at Mitchell RV Park)

C: Doris & Kevin McGrath


Event Info:
Fun for all ages! Fun flying, sport kite Demonstrations, Food Vendors, Live Music, Kids Kite Building.

May 3-4 Apr-- White Rock Lake Festival


Dallas, TX
(on Boy Scout Hill East on Mockingbird Lane, past W. Lawther, past Dog Park, over Mockingbird Bridge at White Rock)

C: Donna Smithson


Event Info:
This is not a regular kite festival, but we would like kite flyers to come and fly.

Other Activities include: crafts, music, face painting, pony rides, pet adoptions, wine tasting, petting zoo, & more!.


Apr. 6-8--Portland WindFest


Portland, TX

C: Portland Chamber of Commerce


New Event

Apr. 6-8--1st Annual Ruidoso Kite Fest (#1)


Ruidoso, NM 

C: Bruce and Beth DeFoor

H: 505-258-1546 C: 505-973-1004

Apr.---7 Plano Kite Fair


Plano Texas (Bob Woodruff Park San Gabriel)

C: John Knight (City of Plano)


Event Info: Festival time will be from 1pm to ?. Rainbows 4 Sail kite business will be at this festival to sell kites. Fun for the whole family!

Apr. 7--5th Annual Arvada Kite Festival


Arvada, CO.
(74th Ave. and Club Crest Ave.)

C: Dudley & Jody Weiland



Apr. 7-8--14th Annual Westlake Kite Festival



C: Earl Ehlers

580) 796-2403

NEW Festival

Apr. 14--1st Annual Heart of Texas Kite Festival


Waco, TX

C: 254-753-1366

Activities: Prizes for the biggest kite, Smallest kite, highest kite, most unusual kite! Kite building workshop, fun flying, demos by the HOTMAC RC airplane club.

New Event

Apr. 20-22--1st Annual Ruidoso Kite Fest (#2)


Ruidoso, NM 

C: Bruce and Beth DeFoor

H: 505-258-1546 C: 505-973-1004

Apr. 21--Dixie Escalant Kite Festival


St George, Utah

C: Stella Iverson

Sport Kite Competition

Apr. 21-22--Great North Texas Kite Festival


Cedar Hills, TX (Valley Ridge Park)

C: Gloria Harmon (Rainbows 4 Sail)


Festival will include:

AKA Sanctioned Sport kite competitions, Fun Flying, kite store sales, plus more events!

April 28--4th Annual Cannon AFB Kite Karnival


Clovis, NM
(at Doc Stewart Park on the corner of 60/84 and 311 Ranchvale Road)

C: Kristi Taylor


Apr. 28---4th Annual Kyle Kite Fest 


Kyle, TX (Gregg-Clarke Park, 1300 W. Center St.)

C: Kerry Urbanowicz - City of Kyle Parks & Recreation



May 5---9th Annual Fargo Kite Day

Fargo, ND (at Ed Clapp Park - 2801 32nd Ave S)

C: 701-298-6980

May 5-6-- 6th New Mexico Wind Festival


Edgewood, NM (Wildlife West Nature Park)

C: Roger Alink


May 12-13-----Tulsa Wind Riders 14th Annual Festival of Kites


Tulsa, OK (43rd & Garnett.)

C: Catherine Gabrel


May 18-20--10th Los Alamos Arts Council Kite Festival


Los Alamos, NM (Spirio Soccer Fields)

C: Cheryll Faust

(505) 662-3557

May 26-28--15th Annual Skydance Sakakawea Kite Fest


Garrison, ND

(Ft. Stevenson State Park)

C: Deb Lenzen


May 25-28--Junction Kitemakers Retreat

Junction, TX
(Texas Tech Extension Campus...2 Miles south of I-10 & Hwy 83)

C: Judy Kingery


- Instructor proposals accepted through Jan 31. 2007.
- $225 registration fee for participants.
- The registration fee will be waived for instructors.


June 1-2---Aerosport Balloon Festival


Bentonville, Arkansas (Municipal Airport)

C: Frank Capps


Kiters are invited to come do demonstrations and join the fun! We provide kiters with free passes for the weekend, free meals with the balloonists, and a ton o' fun!

Sport Kite Competition

June 8-10--15th Annual Twisted Lines Kite Festival


Topeka, KS

C: Bob Homan


Festival will include:

AKA Sanctioned Sport kite competitions., Fun Flying, indoor fly, fighter kite comps, best hand made kite comps, kite store sales, kite auction, kite lessons, night fly, plus more events! Proceeds go to the American Diabetes Assoc.

June 9-10-- 13th Annual Jamestown Kite Festival

Jamestown, ND (Meidinger Park)

C: Mike Gee (701)252-5611

June 9-10--Cajun Riviera Beach Festival


Holly Beach, LA
(located on the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles due south of Lake Charles on Louisiana highway 27)

C: Kathy Richard

(337) 569- 2603


June 16--LifeNet's 3rd Annual Up and Away Kite Festival
(Rain date June 17)


Dallas, TX (3700 Sylvan Rd.)

C: Gayle Woodul


Event Website:


June 30 - July 1--14th Annual Libertyfest Kite Fest


Edmond, OK (N.W. Covell between Kelly & Santa Fe)

C: Terry Officer


Event Website:


Aug. 17-18---Illinois River Balloon Festival

(FF/DM) Tahlequah, OK (Municipal Airport)

C: Frank Capps


Kiters are invited to come do demonstrations and join the fun! We provide kiters with free passes for the weekend, free meals with the balloonists, and a ton o' fun!


Sep. 1-3--Callaway Kite Flight 2006


Callaway, NE

C: Connie May (308)836-2620

Sep. 15--Sister Cities 8th Annual Kite Fest (FF/DM/KM)

Shawnee, OK
(St. Gregory's University)

C: Cheryl Cowden


Included on the festivities will be a Japanese kite exhibit.

Oct. 11--Tulsa Air and Space Museum Kite Fest (FF/DM/KM)

Tulsa, OK
(43rd and Garnett East 43rd and South Garnett Road)

C: Larry Stiles 918-630-9334 fax 918-745-2038

Kite Art Exhibit, Fun Fly, Kids Fly, Kitemaking Competition, Kids Kitemaking Work Shops.

Fundraiser for Tulsa Air and Space Museum. A one-day event with schools entering kites into competition, kite demonstrations by local kite club, and kite education presented by Richard and Marti Dermer.


Oct. 1-6--30th Annual American Kitefliers

Association Grand Nationals & Convention.

Ocean Shores, WA

C: Mel Hickman (800)252-2550

Oct. 5 - 7---Great Plains Kite Festival (FF/DM)

Elk City, OK

C: John West
W: 580-243-0437 C: 580-821-1680

Oct. 14---22nd Annual One Sky One World Fly

World Wide Mass Ascension for Peace

Any location you pick!

c: One Sky One World Phone: 303-571-1744
One Sky One World Website

Oct. 20-21--2nd Kites Over Granbury Kite Festival
(Flying kites for kids in Crisis)


Granbury, TX
(Granbury High School soccer fields--2200 W. Pearl St. 76048)

C: Family Fun Kites

phone: 817-573-5483

Host Hotel: Granbury Inn & Suites

Activities: Open fun flying, Kite making, kite buggies, professional kite demos, Raffles & Prizes, Kids kite candy drop, Concessions, Face painting, sport kite team flying, etc...


Sport Kite Competition

Nov. 3-4--South Padre Island Kite Festival

South Padre Island, TX (the flats)

C: Guy Blatnik
Home: 956-761-7028
Cell: 956-299-0731

Pre Event Kite Party:
Friday night Nov.2nd at the Padre Brewing Company Restaurant, at 3400 Padre Blvd. SPI, TX. You will be welcome, and have a great time.

Because the Padre Island Brewing Company Restaurant request a head count, EVERYONE needs to RSVP for the Pre-event kite party. Please send an e-mail to Barry & Karen Ogletree, at: , or call 936-240-6965

Nov 17-25--14th Dead Bird Buggy Bash and Kite Fly
Galveston, TX. (at East Beach)
(Pre-event at San Luis Pass on the west end of the Island)

C: Charles "AJ" Jackson 832-250-3773


This is one of 2 premier kite buggy gatherings in North America! This event also draws other styles of kite flyers and is one great kite flyers gathering, and everyone is welcome! You can now visit the DBBB website and register your name if you're coming. An accurate head count is necessary so this year's Turkey Day cooks will know how much food to prepare for the DBBB kiting attendees, their guest, and family members.

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