Frequently Asked Questions
- What is National Kite Month?
- When is National Kite Month?
- Is there an NKM event near me?
- I'd like to have a kite event, but ...
- I'm only running a small event. It's not really an NKM event, right?
- What happens when I register my event?
- What do we do if everyone shows up except the wind?
- Where can I get a kite?
- Are there any prizes?
- Can I link to your website?
|Q:||What is National Kite Month?|
|A:||NKM is a month-long celebration of those things at the end of the strings. Kite events around the world will help introduce people to the fun of kite flying, the rich history of kites, the stunning artistry of kitemakers, and how kites can be used as educational tools. NKM was co-founded by the Kite Trade Association International and the American Kitefliers Association.|
|Q:||When is National Kite Month?|
|A:||April is National Kite Month!|
|Q:||Is there an NKM event near me?|
|A:||Look on the American Kitefliers Association calendar for information on events in April Click on a state at the bottom of the calendar to find events near you.|
|Q:||I'd like to have a kite event, but I don't know how to run one. Where should I start?|
|A:||If you want to plan a kite festival, the American Kitefliers Association's Kite Event Organizer's Manual is the place to start.|
|Q:||I'm only running a small event. It's not really an NKM event, right?|
|A:||Wrong! Any kite-related event can be an NKM event. Big festivals, small fun flies, kitemaking classes, classroom lectures, sport kite competitions, fighter kite battles, kite displays at Public Libraries or shopping malls, sewing workshops, Cub Scout kite workshops, all of these can be NKM events.|
|Q:||What happens when I register my event?|
|A:||Your event will be posted on the NKM (AKA) calendar. And you'll be entered into a drawing for some cool kite prizes.|
|Q:||What do we do if everyone shows up except the wind?|
|A:||Lack of wind does not have to mean the end of an event if adequately planned for. Have some low wind activities built into your event can ensure that the fun never stops. Some low cost, high fun examples include;
|Q:||Where can I get a kite?|
|A:||There are kite building plans on this website for those who want to build their own. Click on "find a retailer" in the menu for a listing of Kite Trade Association members in your area.|
|Q:||Are there any prizes who people who organize and register an event?|
Prizes will be given for accomplishments under certain categories. Prizes may be cash, kites or merchandize. Rules change from year to year, so check the announcements in AKA's Kiting Magazine or on the AKA KiteTalk Forum.
|Q:||Can I link to your website?|
|A:||Yes, as long as your site is NOT an adult web site. We appreciate all efforts to spread the word. We have some graphics for you to place on your page to link to our site. You can get one (or more) by viewing our link back page.|