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.

Mike Shaw

Mike has built and flown his hand-crafted kites for 20 years throughout the United States and attended festivals in Canada, France and Italy. He is a many time award winner in the American Kitefliers Association Grand National kite building competition. He has served on the national competition and convention committees.  Mike works in both appliqué and piecework techniques; often placing Southwest Native American art upon historic Asian kite styles. When attending festivals Mike often actively engages spectators in fun conversation and answers their many questions.  He will often re-bridle and tune a poor-flying kite in the public flying area to the delight of the owner. Along with attending many festivals as a featured flier, he has conducted volunteer kite building workshops and presentations for school and community groups.  He has been an instructor at a kite builders retreat. During his years as a long-time Colorado resident he was an active member of the Foothills Kite Club and co-chairman of the Arvada Kite Festival.

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