Summer Kite Festivals from Coast to Coast

Have a little kite-flying enthusiast on your hands? Check out some the festivals across Canada featuring skilled kiters and tons of fun things for the whole family

By Bob White

Canadian Family Magazine

Canadian Family

Nova Scotia

Bell Kite Festival and Harvest Home Picnic (in conjunction with the Silver Dart celebration) September 17″“19, 2009 Baddeck, NS (click on events)

New Brunswick

Dieppe International Kite Festival August 12″“15, 2009

Dieppe, New Brunswick • This major international festival is held on alternating years with Dieppe, France. It features kite flyers from more than 15 nations.


11th Annual Festival Saint-Honoré Dans l’Vent June 19″“22, 2009

Saint-Honoré, PQ

Festival Vent at Cap Chat August 18″“21

Cap-Chat, PQ

Phone: 888-786-5518

Les Grands Aires de Varennes Dates to be announced

La Comme parc, Varennes, PQ


17th Annual Strawberry Fields Kite Festival May 31, 2009

St. Thomas, ON

Dumfries Kitefest (Kitchener Waterloo Wind Climbers)

June 7, 2009

Cambridge, ON

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10th Annual Father’s Day Weekend KiteFest June 20″“21, 2009

Wasaga Beach, ON

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17th Annual Canal Days Kite Festival Aug. 1, 2009

Lakeview Park, Port Colborne, ON • This international kite festival attracts 90+ serious kite fliers from Ontario, Quebec, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan to participate in one of Canada’s best known festivals.


5th Annual Windscape Kite Festival June 20″“21, 2009

Swift Current, SK • This event blends kites and the arts in a unique setting in the prairies.

British Columbia

33rd Annual Pacific Rim Kite Festival June 13″“14, 2009 Vainer Park, Vancouver

Parksville Kite Festival July 18″“19, 2009

Parksville Beach, Vancouver Island Visit Website

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