Santa Barbara Kite Festival Returns April 19th

Let the fun begin! The Santa Barbara Kite Festival lands on the “Great Meadow” lawn, 11am-5pm Sunday April 19th 2020 on the west campus of Santa Barbara City College.

      More than a dozen familiar kite flying events will take to the skies this year including the festival’s most popular event- the “Children’s Tail Chase”. Several other family-friendly kite flying contests will also land at the festival including “Best of Fest”, “Best Ground Display (banners, flags display), “Youngest & Oldest Kite Flyers”, “Most Unique/Unusual Kite”, “Funniest Kite”, and “Most Unflyable Kite”! Additional contests set to sail over festival grounds include “Most Beautiful” (handmade & commercial), “Highest Flying”, and “Largest & Smallest Kites”. Skilled sport kite flyers will demonstrate their sophisticated flying talents during the windier part of the afternoon. Prizes will be awarded to all contest winners. The 2020 Santa Barbara festival will be located on the “Great Meadow” lawn on  west campus of Santa Barbara City College, 973 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, Ca 93109. Admission to the festival is free. Parking is available on both west campus and the main campus. Kites, food, and beverage can be purchased at the festival.

       April 2020 is officially “Kite Month” in Santa Barbara. Thanks to a proclamation by the Santa Barbara City Council, the month of April is designated as “Kite Month” in Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara Kite Festival has also been recognized by the city for its annual contributions to community recreation and family fun.  Santa Barbara’s Kite month of April is promoted in coordination with the National Kite Month of April – co-founded by the American Kite Flyers Association and the Kite Trade Association International .

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