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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rain or Shine

The Windscape Kite Festival has seen almost every weather possibility in the past. The festival will always go on, rain or shine, windy or still! In the event that weather is too fierce for the safety of the patrons the field will be evacuated. However, the festival will always remain open from 10am-5pm on both the Saturday and Sunday of Windscape.

Dog Policy

As with most festivals with large crowds and many children, we encourage you to leave your dog at home.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted within 15 feet of any of the activity tents or any non-smoking patron of the festival.

Parking

Parking is in the north end of the festival field and there are parking attendants to direct you into the closest available space. There are two entrances to the parking lot, along Marston St and along 11th Ave SW. Parking greeters will direct cars to the entrance with the shortest wait time upon your arrival. All patrons must park in the parking lot provided and vehicles that are parked on the closed roads will be removed.

RV Policy

RVs are permitted to park at Windscape, and must be parked in the most Southeast corner of the parking lot. Parking lot attendants will direct RVs to the appropriate area upon arrival.

ATM

There is an ATM on site, located in the main tent.

What to Bring

Windscape can see all kinds of weather over the span of two days. Be prepared for, sun, rain, wind, hot and cold. Have with you sunscreen, bug spray, an umbrella, a lawn chair to sit and enjoy the kites, and dress in layers. There is food, drinks, and snacks on site, but you are welcome to bring your own, especially a refillable water bottle.

Food and Snacks

The Windscape Kite Festival is equipped to meet the needs of your sweet tooth as well as providing a variety of food trucks. In the TD Bank Children’s Tent there is a full Ice Cream Shop offering, popsicles, chocolate coated ice cream bars, and fudge ice cream bars. There are also assorted candy bags and more popcorn than you can eat, all available for purchase. Keep an eye out for our Ice Cream Bike that roams about the festival grounds offering cool treats to those in need.

The Food Trucks are located just south of the Children’s Tent.

Picnics

Please bring your entire family and enjoy a picnic at the festival. Outside food is welcome.

Flying Kites

Everyone is invited to fly kites at our festival. We offer a large open field for the public to use at the very south end of the festival. All kinds of kites are welcome, except fighter kites with mania line. Kites are available for purchase or to build in the Children’s Tent.

Please be courteous to other kite flyers and apologize when you cross their lines. Watch your kite at all times. Wear gloves if your kite is large or the winds are strong. Wear sunscreen and sunglasses. Don’t let your kite fly above people on the ground, especially if it is a stunt kite or a fighter. They are very fast and difficult to control. They can hit people before they have a chance to get out of the way.

Purchasing Kites

The Windscape Kite Festival is the best place to purchase your brand new kite. With kite instructors onsite, everyone can become a kiting expert. The Kite Store is located in the TD Bank Children’s Tent and has kites available for purchase ranging from $10 to $90, depending on style and size. Helpful volunteers will be able to assist you in finding the right kite for you and your family to get started.

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