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The sky over Sewerby Fields, in Bridlington, is set to be awash with colourful kites as part of a two-day festival, hosted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Northern Kite Group.
The event, subject to reasonable wind and weather conditions, will take place on Saturday, 6 and Sunday, 7 May and will see a number of internationally-renowned experts put on a display to entertain local residents and visitors to the resort.
Displays will include some of the world’s largest inflatable kites flown by professional flyers, teams of two and four line kite flyers performing sequences to music, a display of unique Oriental kites, Indian Fighter Kites and much more. There will also be a chance for members of the public, particularly children, to have a go at flying some of the kites (loaned and supervised in the arena).
This year sees the new addition of the Food Village, located next to the kite display arena. There will be over a dozen local food and drink stalls providing street food throughout the whole weekend, creating the perfect picnic to enjoy while watching the kites overhead.
Children will also be encouraged to bring their favourite soft toy for a parachute jump. The teddy will be given a parachute and hoisted up a rig and float gently down from a great height. The owner of each bear will be presented with a certificate to reward them for their bravery.
The Northern Kite Group, formed in 1978, has members throughout the country and attends many events in both the UK and abroad.
Dave Bleasdale said: “There will be some of the largest kites the public have ever seen along with fantastic displays of kite flying to music.”
The Kite Festival is sponsored by the Bridlington Tourism Association (BTA) who hope that it will help provide a timely boost for the local economy and increase visitor numbers to the town over the May weekend.
EY Events and NKG would also like to give special thanks to The Etherleigh Guest House, Bridlington for supporting the Kite Festival.
|Sat 6 - Sun 7 May 2017|
The Kite Festival is FREE to spectate and will be open 10am - 5pm both days.