This list is for the official Northern Kite Group fly-ins and events as well as some up t’North festivals often visited by NKG folk.

For details of where to find the above venues click here

Any list published in advance is subject to change and events are liable to alteration or cancellation. It is strongly advised that you check with the NKG contacts, the alternative organising group, or on the NKG Facebook Group that the event is going ahead before travelling.

For details of other national and international events see Kite Calendar

2020 Update – Coronavirus Pandemic.

Note from Sarah Kay – NKG Secretary

Hello all,

As most of you will have already realised, the developing
Coronavirus pandemic and associated government advice, mean that there is no
option but to cancel imminent fly-ins and festivals as we all play our part in
social distancing.
And so I must let you know that all NKG fly-ins are
cancelled from now until at least 25th May 2020.
In addition, the organisers of Newbiggin Kite Festival have
confirmed the postponement of that event, and Bridlington Kite Festival have
confirmed the cancellation of that event.
The future of other events on NKG’s calendar will be subject
to an ongoing review.
I will let you know of any further developments as soon as I
can, and hope you will understand that festival organisers request us to make
our announcements after they have made their own official announcements.
Stay safe.


Sunday 12th January 2020
NKG Fly-in – Roundhay Park, Leeds

Sunday 19th January 2020
NKG Fly-in – New Brighton Dips

Sunday 16th February 2020
NKG – AGM – Oldham

Sunday 8th March 2020
NKG Fly-in – Crosby

Sunday 15th March 2020
NKG Fly-ins – Fleetwood Beach & Pontefract Racecourse

Sat 11th / Sun 12th April 2020
Newbiggin Kite Festival – Postponed

Saturday 18th April 2020 – Cancelled
NKG Fly-in – Otterspool  This is a Saturday, to coincide with the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Children’s Day – Not part of this event but flying alongside as a normal fly-in.

Sunday 19th April 2020 – Cancelled
NKG Fly-in – Roundhay Park, Leeds.

Sat 2nd / Sun 3rd May 2020 – Cancelled
St Annes Kite Maynia? (Proposed Smile Factor 10 Event)

Sun 3rd May 2020
St Annes Fly-in – or Day 2 of above – Fly-in Cancelled

Sat 16th / Sun 17th May 2020
Bridlington Kite Festival – Cancelled

Sat 30th / Sun 31st May 2020
Westmorland CountryFest – Cancelled

Sunday 14th June 2020
Fleetwood Fly-in – Cancelled

Sunday 21st June 2020
Beacon Park Kite Day – Cancelled

Sat 27th / Sun 28th June 2020
Morecambe Catch The Wind Kite Festival – Cancelled

Sat 4th / Sun 5th July 2020
Barmouth Kite Festival

Sat 11th / Sun12th July 2020
Rossendale Kite Festival – Postponed till 2021

Sat 1st / Sun 2nd August 2020
Sunderland Kite Festival – Cancelled

BH Monday 31st August 2020
RNLI Open Day at Hoylake – Cancelled

Fri 11th / Sat 12th / Sun 13th September 2020
St Annes Kite Festival – Cancelled

Sat 19th / Sun 20th September 2020
Barnoldswick Kite Festival

Sunday 27th September 2020
Wakefield Kite Festival (Heath Common, near Wakefield) – Cancelled

Sunday 4th October –  2020
Hoghton Tower

Sunday 11th October 2020
One Sky One World held at Pontefract Racecourse & Fleetwood

Sat 7th / Sun 8th November 2020
End of Season Bash at Whittingham & Goosnargh Sports & Social Club

Sunday 15th November 2020
NKG Fly-in – Worden Park

Sunday 13th December 2020
Otterspool Xmas Fly-in


Sunday 10th January 2021
NKG Fly-in – Roundhay Park, Leeds

Sunday 17th January 2021
NKG Fly-in – New Brighton Dips

Sunday 14th February 2021
NKG – AGM – Oldham

Sunday 14th March 2021
NKG Fly-in – Crosby

Sunday 21st March 2021
NKG Fly-ins – Fleetwood Beach & Pontefract Racecourse