2023 Redwood Coast Kite Festival – Events Schedule for Saturday & Sunday
Artisans and Vendors
The artisans’ and vendors’ area offers many unique items and opens at 10:00AM, closing at 5:00PM.
Kids Kite Making and Family/Public Flying Field
The Kids’ kite making tent and the Family Flying Field are the center of our public participation.
Kids’ Kite Making is open at 10 AM and will close at 1:00 PM. Depending on demand, the Kids’ Kite Making area may re-open after the kids events described below.
The Family Flying Field will be open to the public, families and children from 10:00AM to 5:00 PM, except during the following events.
Kids’ Kite Parade, where the children will be able to show their newly made kites. The parade will start promptly at 1:00 PM.
Kids’ Kite Ascension will start immediately after the Kids Kite Parade and end at 1:30 PM.
Kids’ Candy Drop (an event where candy is dropped from a large kite) will start at 3:00 PM and end approximately at 3:30 PM. There will be three (3) separate candy drops based on age group: ages 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12.
Quad and Dual line kite performances synchronized to music will take place on this field. The field will also be used for a Mass Ascension of collections of artfully colored kites referred to as kite trains and other specialty kites. For the public, there will be an opportunity to talk to the flyers and try your hand at flying the kites.
At the end of the day, performance pilots will fly together (12 to 14 flyers) in what is known as a Mega-Fly (not to be missed).
Kite performances with dual and quad line kites.
10:00AM to Noon
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Public Hands-on Participation
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Mass Ascension of specialty kites
Noon to 1:30 PM
4:15 PM to closing 5:00 PM
Giant Kite Area
The sky will be full of a variety of kites in all sizes, painting a beautiful picture in the sky. See if you can recognize some of the shapes.
Giant Kite viewing from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Awards and Recognition
On Saturday, at 12:45, there will a special awards and recognition ceremony. The ceremony will recognize our wonderful sponsors in the community that have supported the Festival. It will take place at the Stage between the Family Fly and Demonstration fields.