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Bridlington Kite Festival

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Bridlington Kite Festival

 Sewerby Fields, Bridlington

 Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 May 2017


 

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 and 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).

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 Victoria House for supporting the Kite Festival.

   

The Kite Festival is FREE to spectate and will be open 10am - 5pm both days.

 

For further information about the Northern Kite Group, visit:

www.nkg.org.uk

For more details about the Bridlington Tourism Association, visit:

www.bridholidays.com

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