Festival FAQs

1. Where in Calgary, is the kite festival is being held?

Ans: - The Calgary Kite Festival is being held at the Shaw Millennium Park

2. Who can participate in the festival? Do I have to fly a kite to come to this event?

Ans: - This is a day for everyone to fly kites.  A great opportunity for Calgarians and the tourists to have a fun time. After seeing all the kites, you might want to try one. Kite merchants will be there in case the notion strikes you. There will also be a kite making workshop.

3. Is there any need to buy tickets for this event?

Ans: - The kite festival is of no charge. There is no admission fee either. There will be an array of delicious food offered.

4. What time does it start?

Ans: - It will start at 2.00 pm on 13 August, Saturday.

5. What are the rules and regulations of Calgary Kite Festival?

Ans: - 1) Be considerate of other kite fliers

2) Do not use the kind of string that has the capability of cutting other kite strings.

3) Do not: run with your kite unless absolutely essential and see that the ground ahead is clear and fairly level.

4) You must not: fly a kite more than 30 meters (100') above ground level within 5 kilometers (3 miles) of an airfield

5) Help us be green by depositing your trash and recyclables in the appropriate containers.

6. What are the safety concerns of kite festival?

Ans: - Avoid: overhead power lines at all times. Electricity can kill! Don’t fly your kites in the street or near power lines

Avoid: flying near roads, busy footpaths, railways, canals & rivers

Choose: an open, clear area for flying away from the public if possible

Avoid: flying in stormy, thundery weather, particularly on beaches.

Be aware of: the pull, lift and speed of some large single line kites and many multi-line sport kites.

Do not: fly in winds that are too strong for those recommended for your kite, and make sure that all knots, clips, and spars are secure

Supervise: inexperienced flyers and children, SEEK INSTRUCTION before flying stunt and sport kites.

Wear: gloves to protect hands, kite line can cut deeply and cause friction burns.

7. Are there any other activities besides kite flying?

Ans: - Face painting, henna tattoos, music shows and food stalls would also be the part of the event. In addition to that, the Deputy Mayor of Ward 9 will also mark his presence for this event, where he will enlighten us with his speech and will also fly kite with us.

8. Can we get a kite on the site?

Ans: -  Kite sellers will be on handselling kites. We also offer a Kite Festival workshop where you can learn how to build a kite. If you register with Realzim eSociety, you can get a free as a token of appreciation for community engagement.

9. Who can enter the kite contest?

Ans: -  Anybody with a homemade kite can enter. The kite contest is open to all ages and there is no cost to compete. The Kite Festival wants to inspire your creativity.

10. Do I have to compete in the contest to fly a kite at the event?

Ans: -   Absolutely not! Kite Day is for flying kites. Bring your kite; no matter what kind it is, let it fly. Let’s see how many we can paint the sky with.

11. What is the purpose of this event?

Ans: - The purpose of the Kite Festival is to provide a fun outdoor event for people of all ages, budgets, and abilities to gather together and enjoy the magnificent sport of kite flying .The event is being held to foster citizen engagement and participation to make a tangible difference in Calgary. Come and learn more about volunteering or contributing to current and future initiatives by giving back to the community.

This festival is all about:

  • Supporting communities and neighborhoods of real people for purposeful connections
  • Creating opportunities for individuals to make a difference in where they live, work, and play
  • Mutual rewards for the entire community
  • Contributing to the movement in multiple ways, creating opportunities for socializing, promoting businesses, volunteering, assisting one another,
  • Enabling people to come together for things that matter
12. Is there any question about the Calgary kite festival which is not answered here?

Ans: - Call us at +1 403 456 5777 and leave a message, or send an email to info@calgarykites.com

We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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