California Festivals


California Kite Festivals

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1. REDONDO BEACH Annual Festival of the Kite March 12, 2023, 12 Noon- 5 p.m.
Redondo Beach Pier
100 Fishermans Wharf
Redondo Beach 90277
49th Annual Redondo Beach Pier Kite Festival, 12-5 p.m. at  Redondo Beach Pier. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees can bring their own kite or purchase a kite at one of the many shops on the Redondo Beach Pier or International Boardwalk. Kites can be flown on the beach along the Esplanade, immediately south of the pier. Prizes categories include the best handmade kite, youngest kite flyer and the youngest at heart kite flyer. A classic rock band performs, followed by Craig's Hot Dog on a Stick eating contest. The event is weather-permitting. 

2. HUNTINGTON BEACH: Kite Party March 11-12, 2023
Huntington City Beach next to Huntington Beach Pier
Hosted by Kite Connection next to Huntington Beach Pier, Kite Party attracts performers, designers, organizers and enthusiasts, beginner and master alike. Registration and information is posted on website,

3. AVALON: City of Avalon Family Kite Festival TBA 2023, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Meet at Joe Machado Field and bring a kite (limited supply of kites for sale at City Hall). Prizes for best overall kite, highest flown kite and longest in the air.

4. CHICO: Chico Kite Day Sunday March 19, 2023, 12-4 p.m.
Community Park, 1900 Dr. MLK Parkway, Chico, CA. Free,
Bring the entire family for this free family event. Experience the color and excitement of kite flying during the Annual Chico Kite Day. Watch the sky dance with fun and imaginative kites. An afternoon of fun is in the air! There will be prizes for the best homemade kites! Celebrate spring at the end of a string!

5. MORRO BAY: Morro Bay Kite Festival April 28-30, 2023
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Morro Rock Beach
200 Coleman Drive
Morro Bay, CA
Free admission, free parking,
Once a year, the sky over Morro Bay comes to life as hundreds of colorful kites take flight during the annual Morro Bay Kite Festival. 
Amateur kite fighting on the beach
Professional Flyers
Vendors and Pro Kite demonstrations on the beach
STEM displays
Sunset party
Kite surfing demo
In the past, members of the Salinan Tribe have offered the Blessing of the Wind. Throughout the weekend, professional kite wranglers and pilots will demonstrate their aerial acrobatics to music, flying kite trains and spinning turbines.

6. SAN RAMON Art and Wind Festival May 28-29, 2023, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
San Ramon Central Park
12501 Alcosta Blvd
San Ramon, CA
The festival includes over 200 arts & crafts booths, entertainment on 3 stages, kite-flying demos, free kite making workshops, kids' activities, a non-profit info alley, displays and more!

7. MATHER: Kite Festival  March 11, 2023, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Sacramento. Celebrate and enjoy kite flying, food stalls and more. Event Times: 11am to 4pm - Kite Flying (Outdoor) in the Mandir Parking Lot 1pm to 3pm - Food Stalls (Outdoor) in the Mandir Parking Lot. Everyone in the family coming for this event needs a ticket (no cost), kindly register your entire family. Location: 10548 Armstrong Avenue Mather, CA 95655. Free, but registration needed, or kite-festival-2023-tickets-440624047387

8. SAN DIEGO - OCEAN BEACH Kite Festival Saturday, May 20, 2023, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dusty Rhodes Park, on Sunset Cliffs Blvd. at the corner of Nimitz, across from Robb Field.
Come join the fun with a kite making session, then kite flying in the Oldest Children's Kite Festival in the United States of America!

9. FREMONT Kids and Kites Festival May, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. No announcement as of 2/5/23
Central Park, Lake Elizabeth
40000 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA
4,000 Free Kites for Kids!
Kids 'n Kites Festival produced by Fremont Parks and Recreation Department is holding its annual Kids 'n Kites Festival. Games, Food Booths, Stage Performances and Kids Fun Zone.

10. MENLO PARK Kite Day May, 12-3 p.m. No listing as of 1/29/22
Bedwell Bayfront Park (Marsh Road & Bayfront Expressway),
Menlo Park, CA
$6 approx.
Come enjoy wonderful views of the San Francisco Bay as you take your kite to the skies while enjoying great food, upbeat music and activities for the kids. Come out to Kite Day and enjoy kite flying, spin art, snow cones, rock wall and a hot dog lunch. If the wind is strong enough Mega Fish, a 46' giant kite, might make an appearance in the sky. Volunteers from the Menlo Park Kiwanis will be helping BBQ hotdogs, while Menlo Park staff and volunteers will help you assemble your kite and get it up in the air. Kite Day is held annually on the first Saturday in May in conjunction with San Mateo County's annual Streets Alive! Parks Alive! festivities.

11. SANTA MARIA - Family Kite Festival April 15, 2023, 12-4 p.m.

Cost: Free
Rotary Centennial Park
2625 S. College Drive
Santa Maria, CA
(805) 928-8414

? BERKELEY Berkeley Kite Festival TBA

 Saturday & Sunday, July 28-29, 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina
Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina
A Free Event for the whole family - Kites aren't just for kids any more. Free Kite Making - Free Candy Drop - Team Kite Flying - Giant Creature Kite Expo Stunt Kite Flying - Kite Team of Japan - Rokkaku Battles - Great Food & Music, Bounce Houses - Petting Zoo - Pony Rides - Arts & Crafts - Face Painting, The Dylan Platt Band - Taiko Drummers Experience the excitement and artistry of modern kite flying. You'll find something for everyone, from the Giant Creature Kites as big as houses to the free Kite Making and Candy Drops for kids. FREE SHUTTLES FROM GOLDEN GATE FIELDS. Free Kite Making Free Candy Drop Team Kite Flying Giant Creature Kite Expo, Stunt Kite Flying Kite Team of Japan Rokkaku Battles Great Food & Music. Kids Zone:
Bounce Houses / Petting Zoo / Pony Rides / Arts & Crafts / Face Painting The largest Sport Kite/Kite festival in the California.


More Kite Flying

ANAHEIM: Gujarati Society of Southern California Uttarayan Kite Flying Festival
The Gujarati Society of Southern California (GSSC) held its annual Uttarayan (Kite Flying) festival at Twila Reid Park in Anaheim on January 11, 2020, hosting over 800 people.

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Bay Area Kite League
BASKL Shoreline Fun Fly
Shoreline Park Mountain View, California 
Fun Fly for everyone.

CRESCENT CITY: Rogue Valley Windchasers Monthly Fly 
Crescent City Beach Crescent City, CA
Rogue Valley Windchasers Kite Club  Fun Fly
 South Beach Hwy 199 and Anchor Way Crescent City CA   Phone: (501) 441-5203

BODEGA BAY: Castles & Kites Festival canceled in 2019 no info 2020 
Free Admission
Parking is $7 or free for Regional Parks Members
Doran Regional Park
201 Doran Beach Road
Bodega Bay, California 94923 /
Play/Calendar/ Castles-and-Kites-2019-05-18/

SANTA MONICA: Japan-America Society Kite Festival TBA

BRISBANE: Brisbane Marina Kite Festival July 2020 TBA
Brisbane Marina / events/brisbane-marina-kite-festival

LIVINGSTON Kite Festival No info 2020 | Event posted on City website calendar at
Time to Fly Annual Kite Festival (Livingston Kite Festival)
Livingston Middle School
101 F Street
Livingston, CA US
Fun For All Ages
Kids Fly
Kids Kitemaking
Kite Art Exhibit
National Kite Month
Kite Vendors
Food Vendors
The Merced County Sheriff will be present showcasing its arsenal of crime-fighting tools. The Kite Festival will be free to the public and will have many activities such as Pie Eating Contests, Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Candy Drop, Gigantic Kite Flying Demonstrations, and Crafts and Vendor booths, plus various cultural performances. Attendees will have the opportunity to enter kite flying and building competitions to win a variety of wonderful prizes.
The middle school is on the corner of Robin and F Street, Livingston, CA
Livingston Kite Festival
Livingston Middle School
101 F Street
Livingston CA US

Almost every Sunday someone is flying kites in Seal Beach & having fun. Up Up & Away Kite Club meets every 2nd Sunday of the month north of Seal Beach Pier.

San Diego Kite Club Meets - 2nd Saturday of Every Month - Tecolote Shores -

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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