Kite Festival

Kite Festival 2021 is here! #21KiteFestvial

We found some struts in the Fuller Lodge Parking Lot! If you are missing pieces of your kite kits, please email director@loslamosartscouncil.org, or call 505-662-1635 M-Sa, 10 am -4 pm, and we will arrange to get missing pieces to you!

The 2021 Kite Festival was wonderful, with many kites distributed to the community on Saturday, May 22nd. The free kits have everything needed to build your kite at home. We would love to see the kites that were created by the community! Please, tag us on Facebook, Instagram, use #21KiteFestival, or send an email to director@losalamosartscouncil.org to share your creations!

We thank our sponsor, Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry, for their generous support of the Kite Festival over the years! The Kite Festival is a free event to the community, thanks to support from sponsors, grants, and dentations from the community.

Below is a video for guidance on how to build and decorate your kite, as well as some great Kite History, provided by Los Alamos Historical Society, and Kite Safety, provided by PEEC. Thank you to Pac8 for helping us create this video, and providing it to the community!

The Los Alamos Arts Council generally presents the Kite Festival the third weekend in May, at Overlook Park in White Rock. The festival has grown over the years and now includes several pre-festival kite-building workshops for kids at local schools and culminates in a two-day-long, activity-packed, festival.

The Festival is held Saturday and Sunday afternoons and includes music, food, kite-building workshops, and lots of kite flying. Kite enthusiasts from all over the southwest fly their large, intricately shaped kites and hand-made flying works of art, demonstrate stunt-kite flying, and grace the fields with incredibly colorful banners. Free kite-building workshops for kids are held on Saturday and Sunday afternoon where children build and decorate simple kites with assistance from volunteers. Kids use both their craft and artistic skills to put literally hundreds of these kites up in the sky. For the six-and-under crowd, pre-built kites are available for decorating. A kite hospital is staffed with kite medics to mend the inevitable broken and injured kites using sticks, duct tape, and ingenuity. Everyone young at heart is invited. Bring a kite, build a kite, fly a kite, or just take in the artful scene. Help keep the Kite Festival free to all attendees: We are seeking sponsors to help make next year’s Festival a success! If you would like to donate or contribute as a Program Sponsor, please contact LAAC at 505-663-0477 or email us at laarts@rt66.com. THANKS!

2018 LAAC Kite Festival was:
May 19-20, 2018