Entertainment at the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival

This free admission festival features beautiful, original handmade art kites, giant creature kites the size of houses, speeding kite buggies racing eighty kilometers an hour, screaming stunt kites flying in tandem, and a one hundred kite train soaring to the skies.

Over forty national and international stars of kite performing and kite-making attend Windscape each year, filling the sky with multitudes of kite creations. Many of these special guests have flown at the most prestigious and largest festivals in the world, including Germany, France, Belgium, Israel, Africa, India, Thailand, and China.

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Admission to the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival is free, and you will be given a free festival program and passport. The program welcomes you and provides helpful information. The passport is a small autograph book with photos and names of all the celebrity flyers and where they are from. Prizes are awarded for the most signatures collected.

Windscape Walkabout is your essential guided tour of the kites at Windscape. Our experienced staff can teach you all about the different kinds of kites, how they’re made, and how they fly. A great kite also incorporates art with function — learn more about the background, inspiration, and meaning behind the designs. A lot of work goes into making a kite functional and artistic, and we’re excited to share that process with you! Windscape Walkabout happens once per day at 2 pm — tour groups meet at the Welcome Booth on the north end of the field. The tour is free!

At 11 am and 3 pm Saturday, and at 3 pm Sunday, the tent transforms into the performance area for the Main Stage Entertainment, which will delight children and patrons of all ages with comedy, song, and even magic!

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The Children’s Tent offers many opportunities to keep kids of all ages entertained, including a bubble station, balloon sculpting, a straw bale maze, and a treasure-filled sand pile, as well as face-painting and tattoos.

At Windscape’s ongoing kite workshops, everyone can create a custom made kite. With the assistance of skilled volunteers, both children and adults can construct a simple sled or bird-shaped kite guaranteed to fly. Decorating supplies are provided to make the kite as beautiful as desired.

There is also a Windscape Kite Store where many kinds of kites, including inexpensive children’s kites as well as creature and cartoon character kites, are available to purchase. The store carries single line and dual line kites for flyers of all levels and abilities. Knowledgeable staff can help you make an informed decision about the best kite for you and your family.

The festival also offers an the Kinetic Wind Sculpture Garden featuring handmade artworks that interact with the breeze.

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At Windscape, everyone can experience the thrill of flying in the vast Saskatchewan air space with some of North America’s best kite artists and performers. On the east side of the open field, the public is invited to fly their own kites. All kinds of kites are encouraged. New owners of dual-line stunt kites are invited to spend some time with our qualified instructor. A free lesson will ensure you a successful afternoon of flying instead of a frustrating day of kite crashing. If your kite takes one too many nose-dives, bring the broken kite to our free-of-charge kite hospital where the repairs will be attempted by our celebrity kite flyers.

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There is plenty to do at the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival, but take time to sit back and enjoy the kites. Bring chairs and umbrellas to watch the parade of interesting kite performances. To hear about the excitement, tune your portable radio to Windscape FM 103.

The Long Day’s Night Music Festival complements the kite festival. Each evening on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the main tent transforms into a cabaret featuring a variety of music from across the country, continent, and even the world. Kite flyers and families come, relax, and dance the night away with a tent full of local music lovers.

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Please join us for the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival in Swift Current located at the Southwest Hill on the corner of 11th Avenue SW and Marston Street. The festival begins on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 10:00 am and has no admission charge. It runs both Saturday and Sunday until 5:00 pm.

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