May 5-7, 2012: Weymouth, Olympic countdown

Latest news from Dorset’s Big Kite Festival……

Weymouth’s annual Beach Kite festival is looking forward to an amazing 2012 festival with all the buzz and excitement of being an official Olympic Venue.

The town and the area have been very busy preparing to host the LONDON 2012 Sailing and Paralympic Sailing events with millions of pounds of investment into its road system, seafront development and maritime facilities.

The 2012 Weymouth Kite Festival will take place over the May Bank holiday (5th, 6th, 7th May) and will embrace all the fun of kite flying on Weymouth’s Central Beach and its enchanting,  great British seaside fun.

Weymouth’s kite organising team have been delighted to hear from many of the kite flyers and traders who have supported this event over the past twenty years and this year they will be joined by new teams and personalities.

If you would like to come back to Weymouth or would like to make 2012 your first visit, keep an eye on our website for details and how contact us!

Information such as accommodation, parking, confirmed invited guests, timetables and what else to find in Weymouth will all be there soon.

2011 Weymouth Kite Festival Video

Tell your kite friends and come and share some time in one of Britain’s proudest Olympic venues!!

(Or should that be Weymouth’s mad, kite organising team?)


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Author:Allan Pothecary

Allan and Marilyn Pothecary from the UK are founder members of Close Encounters Kite Display Team Since retiring from competition, having won many British titles, their goals are simple to enjoy flying, whilst through coaching and advice help fellow flyers or to encourage new people to the sport. They run an active web-site with tips, tutorials photos or videos of kites, reviews and much of what is happening on the British festival scene. They can be contacted via

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