Windscape Kite Festival

June 23 & 24, 2018 · 10am to 5pm · Swift Current, SK

Experience the thrill of flying in the wide-open Saskatchewan skies with some of the world’s best kite artists and performers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rain or Shine

The SaskPower 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

Windscape allows dogs on the festival grounds if the dog is on a lead and has no behavioural problems. Windscape crowds easily exceed 8000 people and it is important that your dog is comfortable with large and loud crowds as well as large overhead kites. Dogs are not permitted in any of the activity tents for any reason. Please clean up after your dog.

Smoking

Although the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival is an outdoor festival, smoking is not permitted within 15 feet of any of the activity tents or a non-smoking patron of the festival. Areas to smoke are not marked, but it is suggested that one leave the grounds to the west or south where less people are viewing kites or participating in activities.

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 SaskPower 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 then 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 SaskPower 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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