Japanese Folk Kite Program
Since 1989, the city of Ahmedabad has hosted the International Kite Festival as part of the official celebration of Uttarayan, bringing master kite makers and flyers from all over the world to demonstrate their unique creations and wow the crowds with highly unusual kites. 2014 marks the 26th year of celebration.
Every year in the highlands of Guatemala, the town of Sumpango celebrates Day of the Dead by flying kites—massive kites, sometimes 45 feet in diameter, and smaller kites, flown majestically down the side of a mountain.
Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference is a wonderful gathering of kite makers from all around the world. It is an opportunity to learn, share information, and socialize with kite friends, new and old. We strive to have classes for everyone. Each year our curriculum committee puts together an exceptional list of teachers with classes to accommodate all skill levels and kiting interests. You are invited to join us for an unforgettable weekend!
Come STRUT your stuff!
Help the Drachen Foundation celebrate 20 years of flying at the 36th Annual National AKA Convention in Seaside, Oregon.
October 8th - 13th
Join DF Board of Directors on the beaches of the Oregon Coast. Refreshments and surprises will be provided! Don't miss out, bring your best and most beloved kites.
See you on the beach!
Kite-making is a remarkably efficient teaching tool, integrating subjects like science, technology, engineering, arts and math within a single lesson. Experts from the world-class Drachen Foundation will provide a lecture and exhibit on the history of kites and a 3-hour hands-on workshop teaching the design and construction of four levels of kites. With their new-found skills, Kite Masters will write and submit lesson plans and toolkits to align with the Utah core and for future use by Utah educators.
Interesting presentations on the topic of historical kites and more. Participants will build a 3-winged Brogden of about 2x2m. Number of participants is limited to 50.
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• TANABATA | Saturday, July 7
Celebrate Tanabata at both The Wing and the Seattle Japanese Garden in the Arboretum with a shuttle to transport you between both locations. Start your day at The Wing with crafts and storytelling by Eth-Noh-Tec. Have lunch in the Chinatown-International District. Hop on the shuttle and finish your day with activities and performances at the Japanese Garden.
Free with Admission