Region 3 Events DE, DC, MD, VA, WV

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Region 3 Regional Director: Donald Jacobs  E-mail:

Serving: Delaware, District of Colombia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia

Saturday, April 01, 2017 Blossom Festival Washington Monument, Washington DC – The National Cherry Blossom Festival is kicking off kite season. The seventh annual Blossom Kite Festival showcases the creativity of kite makers and skill of fliers from across the US and other countries through a variety of competitions and demonstrations, Rokkaku Battles and the Hot Tricks Showdown. Bring your own kites or children can make a kite at an activity station (while supplies last) to fly on the Public Field.
Saturday, April 01, 2017 Kite Day at Frying Pan Farm Park Herndon, VA – Looking for a fun way to get out and enjoy the outdoors this weekend? How about on a picturesque farm? Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, VA, invites you to bring the kids and design your own kite on April 1, 2017! Then, spend some time visiting the farm and meeting the animals lovable that live there, including pigs, horses, chickens, and more. You’ll event have the opportunity to enjoy a wagon or carousel ride (fee-based), as well as their playground.
Saturday, April 01, 2017 Gunston Hall Kite Festival Alexandira, VA  – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$10 adults; $8 children 6-18, complimentary admission for Friends of Gunston Hall.

Join Gunston Hall for an day of kite flying and family fun during the annual Kite Festival! With children’s activities, crafts, and guided tours, there will be fun for all ages.

Kites will be available for purchase in the museum shop.

Call (703) 550-9220 or email for additional information.
Saturday, April 08, 2017 Bel Air Kite Festival Bel Air, MD – Calling kids of all ages to the 12th annual Bel Air Kite Festival! To be held at Rockfield Park in Bel Air, Maryland on April 8th from 10am to 4pm. Bring a kite, a blanket & chairs, and a picnic lunch for a day of fun – you can sit back, watch the kites, and enjoy the music too. If you’ve never flown before there will be lots of volunteers to help. Go fly a kite!!
Saturday, April 08, 2017 Knights Gambit Vineyard Kite flying Weekend Charlottesville, VA – We invite kids and kite enthusiasts to join us at the vineyard and wine tasting room for a weekend of kite flying among the magestic Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains.
Sunday, April 09, 2017 Rockfish Valley Foundation Kite Festival Nellysford, VA –
Friday, April 14, 2017 49th Annual Great Delaware Kite Festival Lewes, DE – The Great Delaware Kite Festival, co-sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation, takes place at Cape Henlopen State Park on Good Friday, April 14, 2017.  For the past several years, event organizers have noticed a trend toward participants’ later arrival times. In an effort to maximize attendance, the schedule was changed two years ago to reflect the attendance pattern and included an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. to kick off the day, followed by the kite competitions for children and teens.  The highest kite competition follows at approximately 1 p.m. and is open to all ages. Another new activity added was an egg toss competition that will take place again this year immediately after the highest kite contest. The adult competitions will begin at approximately 2 p.m., interspersed with professional stunt kite flying demonstrations. Note that the times may vary according to weather conditions and the number of competitors.
Saturday, April 15, 2017 Blue Ridge Kite Festival Salem, VA – 19th Annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival is always a highlight of Spring, a crowd of 7-10 thousand people normally attend this event. Kiters from up and down the East Coast come to this event to show their skills and enjoy the hospitality of the folks in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Sunday, April 16, 2017 Buena Vista Kite Fly Buena Vista, VA – This is a imprompt to Fun Fly that the Parks and Rec Dept would like to do at their park on Easter. We hope we can get some flyers from the Blue Ridge Festival to stop by on their way out of town. They are trying to start up a new festival for us to enjoy.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Bedford Parks and Rec Kite Fly Bedford, VA – Free kites for kids as we celebrate the first Bedford P&R Kite Fly!
Hope to see you there!
More details to come from the Parks and Rec department but plan ahead and put it in your calendar.
Friday, April 28, 2017 Maryland International Kite Expo Ocean City, MD – SAVE THE DATES for two great events: 2017 Maryland International Kite Exposition (MIKE) and Mid-Atlantic Stunt Kite Championships (MASKC) – April 28th – April 30th, 2017

The Maryland International Kite Exposition will feature three fun filled days of kite flying on the beautiful beaches of Ocean City, Maryland USA. Throughout the festival, there will be exhibitions and demonstrations including stunt and power kite lessons, free children’s games and activities, and much more! The festival will showcase some of the best kite flyers from the USA and world. Kites of all shapes and sizes will be on display including some massive character and theme based kites. On behalf of The Kite Loft and The Town of Ocean City we welcome everyone to join in the festivities. Bring your family for several days of good old fashion kite flying. Remember when we say “Go Fly a Kite”, we mean it.