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.

Ron Bohart

Ron is an accomplished and award winning water color painter and portrait artist. His love of building kites started when he built stunt kites for family members as Christmas presents and found his love for kite building. His kite design ability and interest in appliqué made for a prefect transition into unique large heavily appliquéd soft kites. His portrait Rokkaku kites are well known over the world.

Ron’s standard appliquéd kite is a 240 sq. ft. soft kite he designed from the ground up to use as a platform for his aerial art. His Swifts are very stable flying kites and fly in winds from 3 to 22 mph. This allows his beautiful kites to fly while others are grounded because of little or too much wind. They are so well behaved that he flies 3 to 5 large kites at the same time. When he is on the beach it looks like a festival… even when he flies alone

He is an invited celebrity guest in International Super Kite Festival 2015 – Goa /Pune India; 2014/2015/2016 Pasir Gudang, Malaysia and Satun, Thailand kite festivals; 2015, 2016 and 2017; Borneo; 2016; Beijing, Xe’an, Wuan, Shanghai, Weifang and Chonging China kite festivals; Bondi Beach Festival of the Winds, Sydney, Australia; Dieppe, New Brunswick; Windscape in Swift Current, Sask.; Festival Saint-Honoré, Saguenay, Quebec; Berkeley Kite fest, Berkely, California; Lincoln City, Oregon Kite fest and Brookings, Oregon Kite festivals.

Ron is a frequent instructor at kite building retreats including OKR and Fort Worden, Oregon. He the recipient of many awards including Best Kite and Best Visual Appeal at the 2013 AKA National Convention in Seaside, Oregon, 1st in Sky Display; 1st in Soft Kite and Members Choice awards in 2016 AKA National Convention in Seaside, Oregon.

Ron enjoys all forms of kiting but lives to share his expertise and love of the sport. If he is on the beach you will find him talking and answering questions to all ages about his art in the sky.

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