Portsmouth Kite Festival 2012
Definitely one of our favourite events of the year. The sun is normally shining bright, although who knows this year!
25th – 27th August 2012 sees the festival return to Southsea Common. This FREE event really does pull in the crowds and is great for Portsmouth City.
This year it’s the festivals 20th outing and goes from strength to strength. Kite flyers from as far as Singapore, India, New Zealand and America and all over Europe will be coming together from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, 27 August and Sunday, 28 August to put on this annual spectacular. On Monday, 29 August (bank holiday) there is free-flying and the ever popular dog show.
The Festival will be playing host to a UK record attempt this year as well.
The attempt is to get the most revolution kites flying in a synchronised formation, and to break the record, 50 must be doing the choreographed routine at the same time. Apart from going for the UK record, it promises to be a spectacular sight!
Alongside the amazing displays will be lots of other activities. These include a craft tent, free children’s kite workshop and fun fair with local amusements.
There will also be kite selling a wide range of kites, from colourful branded kites for children or the young-at-heart, to immense power kites for the more adventurous. Refreshment outlets will also be on site.
The event is organised and run by Portsmouth City Council and The Kite Society of Great Britain and is completely free.
Check out local Jonathan Ring’s video on the event from 2011. Jonathan can be found on Facebook here