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: TKOGunn@webtv.net.

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.

Legend

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!


January

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

Rockport, TX (Rockport Beach Park)

C: Dano & Nancy

361-463-1870 or 361-442-4608

wickedrevs56@yahoo.com



February

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

South Padre Island, TX (on the flats)

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

bskites@hotmail.com

http://www.bskites.com

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
(KM)

Austin,TX.

C: Richard Robertson (512)453-7174

rsr@onr.com



March

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

(SLC/KM/FF/DM)

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

C: Dorsey & Bunnie Twidwell


Home:(512)339-0412
512-471-9117
bunnie@mail.utexas.edu

Click here for Festival webpage.



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


(FF/DM)

Leander, TX (at Devine Lake Park)

C: Kelley Morris

512-259-2640
kmorris@ci.leander.tx.us

Activities: Details coming soon!



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


(FF/KM/DM)

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

918-962-2062
spiromds@ipa.net

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


(FF/KM/DM)

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

C. Jennifer Lecroy (City of Arlington)

(817)462-3703
lecroy@ci.arlington.tx.us

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


(FF/DM)


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
zizirogers@excite.com



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

(FF/KM/DM)

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

C: Gayle Woodul

830-598-2414 drgayle@tstar.net

http://www.westbatonrouge.net/kitefest.php



Mar. 31--River Legacy Park Kite Fest

(FF/DM)

Arlington, TX (River Legacy Park)

C: Andi Davis

817-459-6924
davisa@pub-lib.ci.arlington.tx.us



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

(SLC/FF/KM/DM)

Perrin, TX (at Mitchell RV Park)

C: Doris & Kevin McGrath


940-798-4615
mitchellrvpk@yahoo.com

http://www.mitchellrvpark.com

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

(FF)

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


214-893-3157
donnasmithson@sbcglobal.net

http://www.whiterocklakefoundation.org

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!.



April

Apr. 6-8--Portland WindFest

(FF/DM)

Portland, TX

C: Portland Chamber of Commerce

877-643-2475 chamber@portlandtx.org



New Event

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

(FF/DM)

Ruidoso, NM 

C: Bruce and Beth DeFoor

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

bd4@zianet.com



Apr.---7 Plano Kite Fair

(FF/DM)

Plano Texas (Bob Woodruff Park San Gabriel)

C: John Knight (City of Plano)

972-941-7167 Johnk@plano.gov

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

(SLC/KM/FF/DM)

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

C: Dudley & Jody Weiland

303-422-2450
jdweiland@comcast.net



CANCELLED

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

(SLC/KM/FF/DM)

Lahoma,OK

C: Earl Ehlers

580) 796-2403 westlake_recreation@hotmail.com

http://www.westlakerecreation.com/events.htm



NEW Festival

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

(SLC/KM/FF/DM)

Waco, TX

C: 254-753-1366 info@hotkitefestival.org

http://hotkitefestival.org/HOT_Kite_Festival.html

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)

(FF/DM)

Ruidoso, NM 

C: Bruce and Beth DeFoor

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

bd4@zianet.com



Apr. 21--Dixie Escalant Kite Festival

(SLC/FF/DM)

St George, Utah

C: Stella Iverson

stellai@dixiepower.com

http://www.dixiekitefestival.com/index.htm



Sport Kite Competition

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

(SKC/FF/DM)

Cedar Hills, TX (Valley Ridge Park)

C: Gloria Harmon (Rainbows 4 Sail)

972-938-3954
kitemobile2@sbcglobal.net
kitemobile2@juno.com

Festival will include:

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

April 28--4th Annual Cannon AFB Kite Karnival

(FF/KM/DM)

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

C: Kristi Taylor

505-784-6381 KristiRay.Taylor@cannon.af.mil



Apr. 28---4th Annual Kyle Kite Fest 

(SLC/KM/FF/DM)

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

C: Kerry Urbanowicz - City of Kyle Parks & Recreation

(512)-268-5341
parks@cityofkyle.com

http://www.cityofkyle.com/parks/



May

May 5---9th Annual Fargo Kite Day
(FF/DM)

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

C: 701-298-6980



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

(FF/DM/SLC)

Edgewood, NM (Wildlife West Nature Park)

C: Roger Alink

505-281-7655

info@WildlifeWest.org

http://WildlifeWest.org



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

(FF/KM/DM)

Tulsa, OK (43rd & Garnett.)

C: Catherine Gabrel

405-612-4969

cgabrel@swbell.net



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

(FF/DM)

Los Alamos, NM (Spirio Soccer Fields)

C: Cheryll Faust

(505) 662-3557
cheryllf@comcast.net



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

(SLC/FF/DM/KM)

Garrison, ND

(Ft. Stevenson State Park)

C: Deb Lenzen

  (701)463-2661

skydance@rtc.coop

http://www.sky-dance.net/interest.htm



May 25-28--Junction Kitemakers Retreat
(KM/FF/DM)

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

C: Judy Kingery

  (325)692-5927

Judyabilene@aol.com

http://windweavers.tripod.com/junction-retreat.htm

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



June

June 1-2---Aerosport Balloon Festival

(DM/FF)

Bentonville, Arkansas (Municipal Airport)

C: Frank Capps

  918-299-2979

aerosportballoon@hotmail.com

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

(SKC/SLC/KM/FF/DM)

Topeka, KS

C: Bob Homan

(785)273-3715 bjhoman1@cox.net

http://www.kitefarm.com/tkf/


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
(SLC/FF/DM/KM)

Jamestown, ND (Meidinger Park)

C: Mike Gee (701)252-5611


mack@buffalocity.net



June 9-10--Cajun Riviera Beach Festival

(FF/DM)

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 InsideHollyBeach@aol.com



CANCELLED

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

(KM/FF/DM)

Dallas, TX (3700 Sylvan Rd.)

C: Gayle Woodul

830-598-2414

drgayle@tstar.net

Event Website:
http://www.lifenettexas.org


July

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

(KM/FF/DM)

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

C: Terry Officer

(405)341-5477

toffkitefestival@cox.net

Event Website:
http://libertyfest.org/LibertyfestKiteFest.php


August

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

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

C: Frank Capps

  918-299-2979

aerosportballoon@hotmail.com

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!



September

Sep. 1-3--Callaway Kite Flight 2006

(SLC/KM/FF/DM)

Callaway, NE

C: Connie May (308)836-2620


http://www.callaway-ne.com/

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

Shawnee, OK
(St. Gregory's University)

C: Cheryl Cowden

(405)878-0375

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

bismallw@aol.com

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

Description:
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.



October

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

Association Grand Nationals & Convention.

Ocean Shores, WA

C: Mel Hickman (800)252-2550

XD@aka.kite.org



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

Elk City, OK

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

rt66worldnews@itlnet.net



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

jpa@earthnet.net
One Sky One World Website



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

(SLC/KM/FF/DM)

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

C: Family Fun Kites

phone: 817-573-5483
sales@familyfunkites.com

http://familyfunkites.com/?D=9

Host Hotel: Granbury Inn & Suites
800-858-8607

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...



November

Sport Kite Competition

Nov. 3-4--South Padre Island Kite Festival
(SKC/SLC/DM/FF)

South Padre Island, TX (the flats)

C: Guy Blatnik
Home: 956-761-7028
Cell: 956-299-0731
GuyBlatnik@kiteshop.com

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: ogletreez@yahoo.com , or call 936-240-6965



Nov 17-25--14th Dead Bird Buggy Bash and Kite Fly
(FF/DM)
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
action967@msn.com

Website: http://deadbirdbuggybash.com/

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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