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March 30 - Blossom Kite Festival at the Washington Monument. This is a fun fly, kitemaking competition, and sport kite event in the heart of America's capital. It's part of the Cherry Blossom Festival, so expect big crowds.
April 13 - Kite Fly at the Markets of Shrewsbury. This is a fun fly for the whole family on a grassy field next to an Amish market, just off I-83 between exits 4 and 8.
April 26-28- Maryland Int'l Kite Expo in Ocean City. Sit on the boardwalk or fly kites on the beach. This festival has sport kite competition, games for kids, and areas for kites of all sizes.
May 24-27- Wildwoods Int'l Kite Festival in Wildwood, NJ. A huge beach, a big boardwalk, and kites of all kinds, Always on Memorial Day weekend, this event kicks off with a Friday night fly and ends on Monday with indoor flying inside the convention center.
July 13 Summer Kite Party at Sam Lewis State Park near York, PA. Kite Hill overlooking the Susquehanna is all ours for the day. The BBQ will be lit, bring your kites and your picnic, and come out for a fun day.
August 10 - 11 Keystone Kiters Summer Kitemaking Retreat - Tametomo. In this 2-day class, Lindsey Johnson and Ronda Brewer from Oregon will teach us to make this cool 8’ tall kite with long tails. The best part is that it uses 3D-printed fittings, so you don’t have to sew on reinforcements or pockets. The $150 registration fee includes lunch and snacks on both days, plus the tametomo kit (note: you will need 3 yards of ripstop nylon or polyester to make your sail, plus ribbon for the tails).
October 11-14 - LBI Fly in Ship Bottom, NJ. This new event has everything, including sport kite competition, giant inflatable kites, kids kitemaking, an indoor fly, and kitefliers from all over the world.
January 11-12, 2020 - Keystone Kiters Winter Kitemaking Retreat. Bring your sewing machine and learn to make a new kite. Our 2020 instructor will be Tasmania’s Robert Brasington, presenting a delta (if you want an easy project) or a compound cellular (for you advanced builders).