Kite Festivals Europe
Lots of different Kite Festivals in Europe!
Kite festivals in Europe have been a relatively newer concept as compared to those in China or other parts of the world where kite flying reached first. However, on an international scale, the kite festivals of Europe are no less than those conducted anywhere else in the world. Over the years, kite festivals in Europe have become a favoured destination for the kite enthusiast irrespective of the place they belong to.
France is host to one of the biggest kite festivals in Europe held at Berck-Sur-Mer. The festival occurs every year in April and has been host to some of the biggest kite makers in Europe and the world. Along with many general contests for shape and beauty of kites, you will find some specializations as well in the form of kite fighting with Rokkakus as well as kite making workshops with a number of stalls selling kite making equipment and materials.
The Fano international kite festival is also another prominent kite festival in Europe. The festival is organized every year since its inception in 1985. Although it was first started as a private competition, today the Fano international kite festival is open to over 5000 participants every year, who gather on various beaches across this island city of Denmark.
The kite festival ends with a kite-auction where some of the biggest kite makers sell off their work for a charitable cause - a development project for Columbian children.
In September, England is the place to be if you are looking for kite festivals in Europe because the Bristol International Festival of Kites and Air Creations kicks off in grand fashion in the English town. Into its 29th year (in 2009), the Bristol festival attracts many participants from around the world and is known for its grandeur and colourful sights and sounds. Inflatable kites line the festival area while there are many wonderfully decorated areas for holding seminars on kites as well as workshops for children and adults who want to learn how to make kites and fly them.There are also a number of rides for kids and adults, along with the hoopla of kite flying competitions.
Kite festivals in Europe are more than just a day out in the park, flying a kite. They are a reason to celebrate for many and it is no wonder that these kite festivals of Europe attract so many international entries every year. The amount of effort and creativity that goes behind organizing them ensures that the kite festivals of Europe are definitely a must-visit for all kiting enthusiasts.