The Wildwoods, NJ – May 10, 2022 – The Wildwoods will kick off Memorial Day Weekend festivities with the 36th annual International Kite Festival, the largest kite festival in North America. This weekend-long festival features kite makers from around the world flying their most incredible colorful creations over the Wildwoods’ FREE white sandy beaches.
The Kite Festival is FREE to spectators and kicks off on Friday, May 27 at 11 a.m. with the Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony on the beach at Andrews Avenue, south of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Kite festivities follow with the opening of the Kite Sales Tent, a Friday night kite social, and the 9 p.m. illuminated kite fly at the Rio Grande Avenue beach behind the famous ‘WILDWOODS’ sign.
The Kite Festival continues Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, starting at 9 a.m. daily with fun events geared toward introducing new folks to the sport of kiting! Join in the Kite Candy Drop, the Running of the Bols, and the Rev Meg Fly; fly a kite on the Learn to Fly Field; or watch the professional Fighter Kite Competition. Also featured are FREE kite exhibits and workshops on the beach.
The Wildwoods International Kite Festival Auction will be held inside the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The auction is open to the public, and many unique kites and collectibles will be up for bid.
Sky Festival Productions, along with South Jersey Kite Flyers, is thrilled to announce that there will be not only one, but two days of “playshops” that are designer-intensive and focuses on the mental and creative opening to your minds’ creative limits. Presented by the George Peters on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29.
The kite festivities conclude with the World Indoor Kite Competition at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Monday, May 30 from 9:30 a.m. – noon and is FREE to attend. Kite fliers will showcase their impressive ability to fly a kite indoors without wind, and all performances will be choreographed to music.
For additional information about the 36th annual International Kite Festival, please visit www.SkyFestivals.com.
For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.