Photograph of kites in the air above Southsea Common for the Portsmouth International Kite Festival


The Portsmouth International Kite Festival returns to Southsea Common on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July. Beautiful and awe-inspiring kites will be flying high, flown by some of the world’s most internationally renowned kite flyers from the UK and around the world.

The festival has amazing demonstrations of the art of kite flying and making, with many kites in the sky and on the ground for visitors to enjoy and admire. These include beautiful single line kites (intricately appliquéd or painted with magnificent designs), amazing cellular kites (flying miracles of structural engineering), and stunning 3D soft kites in a range of shapes and sizes.

Teams and individuals wil be flying multi-line kites to music, performing tricks and ballet routines - with UK and European champions among those taking part.

If all that wasn't enough there will also be a host of other activities to meet everyone's needs. These include craft stalls, refreshments, free children’s kite making workshops and local amusements. Dedicated kite traders are also on hand to provide you with a wide range of equipment to browse and buy.

The Portsmouth International Kite festival promises to be the perfect family outing in July, bringing happy smiles to faces and memories to share - all the while enjoying the fresh air and amazing views over the Solent.

The best bit? This exhilarating family-friendly festival is free to attend! The event runs from 10am to 5.45pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday.

If you're travelling into Portsmouth for the Kite Festival, why not stay a little longer, explore the area and see the other great things to do along the seafront?

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Portsmouth International Kite Festival


Southsea Common, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3AE
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Portsmouth International Kite Festival (27 July 2024 - 28 July 2024)
Saturday10:00 - 17:45
Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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