september, 2021

03sep(sep 3)12:00 pm05(sep 5)4:00 pmFeaturedSt Annes Kite FestivalA fantastic family event!

Event Details

A partnership between Fylde Council, St Annes Town Council and kite fliers SmileFactor10. The fabulous international kite festival returns to St Anne’s on Sea and will feature single line kites of all shapes and sizes, including inflatable octopus, flying cows, stingrays, whales, dogs and even hippos. Plus 2-line and 4-line stunt kites. It is a superb spectacle and the sky fills with plenty of colour and you can marvel at the expertise of kite flyers from the UK and all over the world.

Based either side of St Annes Pier, there will be specially a designated arena – the David Lidstone Arena, with commentary from the kite fliers about their displays and encouraging you to watch the fabulous spectacle.

Given covid sensitivities the 2021 event will be a ‘Kite Lite’ event, so no fairground or stalls on the Promenade as we look to spread out the kite fliers far and wide on the expansive beach to allow for social distancing and your safety.

The event is entirely weather dependent and the planned  programme may change at short notice due to operational constraints or weather conditions. Please note a dog exclusion zone exists either side of St Annes pier and is clearly marked, but you can watch the display with your four legged friend from the Promenade or on the beach in the kite flying zones beyond the dog restriction area. Map to be published when available.

Planned flying timimgs:

  • Friday 3rd – 12 noon to 5pm – set up day. Flying will commence once safe to do so
  • Saturday 4th – 11am to 5pm
  • Sunday 5th – 11am to 4pm

We urge you to research and use existing car parks in St Annes away from the front as the normal provision may not be available for the kite weekend – to be confirmed

Once more information is available on the planned programme we will post it here and the event is of course entirely weather dependent and please note therefore that timings and the planned flying programme may be subject to change for reasons of safety.


st annes kites


3 (Friday) 12:00 pm - 5 (Sunday) 4:00 pm


North Promenade