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.
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 no permitted in any of the activity tents for any reason. Please clean up after your dog.
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 is in the south 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.
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.
There is a mobile ATM on site, located at the food vendors during Windscape, and moved to be outside the main tent for the Long Day’s Night Music Festival each night.
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 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 to 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 Truck are located just south of the Children’s Tent.
Please bring your entire family and enjoy a picnic at the festival. Outside food is welcome.
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 encouraged 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.
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.