Windscape Kite Festival

June 19 & 20, 2021 · 10am to 5pm · Swift Current, SK

In light of current events and future uncertainty, the Windscape and Long Day's Night teams have decided it is in everyone's best interest to cancel this year's events. We know large events like ours across the province bring so many wonderful things to life in Saskatchewan. They create great opportunities for strengthening the fabric of our communities, provide volunteer opportunities, and bring people together. We are committed to bringing Windscape and Long Day's Night back to life in 2021 and look forward to sharing the prairie skies again with all of you on June 17th to 20th, 2021.

The teams are working to bring all 2020 performers and vendors back for 2021. We are all in this together, and together we will go on and get through these troubled times.

Windscape Kite festival, which was founded in 2005, annually brings more than 11,000 fans to Swift Current on the summer solstice to watch the mastery of over 40 professional kite makers and performers from around the globe. The 2020 edition of the event would have featured artists from Belgium, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, and of course, Saskatchewan. We look forward to having all these artists back June 19th and 20th, 2021.

Long Day's Night Music Festival was established in 2003 and showcases upcoming Saskatchewan and Canadian musicians of a variety of genres under our beautiful starry skies. We are working to bring you a fantastic festival on June 17th to 20th, 2021.

In the meantime, we wish you all good health and to remain strong and positive in these very trying times.

Alexa King

Alexa, who lives in Mount Vernon, Washington, USA, became interested in kites when her son Sam suggested they attend the Washington State International Kite Festival (WSIKF) in Long Beach, Washington in 2001. They walked out onto the beach, looked up at the hundreds of flying marvels (must have been a mass ascension), and were hooked. They learned about the Oregon Kitemakers Retreat (OKR) that day, and went. That began their grand journey with kites, and they have attended OKR and Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference ever since.

She is an award winning single line kite maker who has become known for her somewhat uncommon combination of paint and appliqué. She likes simply framed kites that don’t take forever to put together, her favorite being the Rokkaku. Her subjects are things from nature, often birds, sea creatures and flowers. She has been fortunate to meet fellow flyers around the world, and has flown her kites in France, Denmark, England, Bali, and Canada. She is delighted to be making her first visit to Saskatchewan. Kite people are absolutely the best!

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