Weymouth Beach International Kite Festival

20th Annual International Kite Festival

Weymouth Beach, Dorset


I have been visiting Weymouth for many years now and I’m always amazed to find someone who is visiting for the first time,  often finding something that I never even knew existed.

That’s what I love about Weymouth.  So much to see, so much to do, it’s hardly surprising that many other people find Weymouth such a great place to visit.

After Easter things in and around Weymouth gradually gather pace as the holiday season draws ever closer.

One of the first action packed weekends is the May Day bank holiday, when the Annual International Beach Kite festival takes place.

Kites from all over the world take centre stage down on the beach, and enter into competition in their various categories. If you have never seen this before it’s quite something.  Kites take to the skies on Saturday 1st May from 10am for free flying sessions and then on Sunday & Monday there’s a full program of displays and competitions. If you want to see something a bit different then Sunday evening is when they hold the night kite flying event. At the end of the evening the day’s events are rounded of with an International Fireworks display on the promenade (9.30pm).

The International kite event is just one of many events held throughout the season in Weymouth. It’s also worth remembering that other places such as Dorchester, Portland, Abbotsbury, Bridport, to name but a few all hold different events throughout the year!

Author: Pratley Caravans