Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th September 2021

Visitor information – what you need to know…

The 2021 St Anne’s Kite Festival will take place in September. Joined by kite teams from across the UK and in partnership with kite fliers SmileFactor10, the event will make the skies above St Anne’s seafront awash with colour on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as fabulous display kites take to the air on the beach adjacent to the pier.

PLEASE NOTEThe 2021 event will look different than previous years. For reasons of safety and social distancing, there will be no Friday night illuminated evening with fireworks (we hope to resume this in 2022). The event will be spaced out much wider than in previous years to allow for plenty of social distancing and there will be no fairground or additional trade stalls on the Promenade so as to not cause bottlenecks and queues, so if you’re looking for refreshments you are very much encouraged to visit the town center or bring your own picnic.

Weather permitting, the event promises a thrilling and thoroughly enjoyable day out for young and old alike. Timings for this year are as follows:

  • Friday 3rd – 12 noon onwards, once the arena builds are complete and the area is safe for flying to start – set up day
  • Saturday 4th – 11am to 5pm
  • Sunday 5th – 11am to 4pm

Please note the event is entirely weather dependent and the planned programme may be changed without notice, for safety reasons


Facilities at the event

  • Information point, lost children point, lost property and security desk
  • First aid team constantly on patrol
  • Please note the dog exclusion zone either side of St Annes Pier
  • Additional toilets (including Mobiloo disabled facility)
  • Parking – please research prior for car parks away from the busy sea front. Additional event parking signposted on South Promenade (up to 600 cars)
  • Please note due to social distancing measures that will be in place, there will be no additional trade stalls, caterers or fairground for 2021 and the event will be spread over a wider stretch of the beach


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Supporters and Sponsors…

We thank those organizations such as St Anne’s On The Sea Town Council for their financial support of this event, without whom it would not be possible.

St Annes town centre

Away from the main event on the beach and Promenade, do take time to visit the town centre of St Annes on the Sea, where you will find many shops, cafes, restaurants and the beautiful Ashton Gardens with its popular Pavilion. There’s additional parking and toilets in the town centre too, and good accessibility too. The town centre is just one hundred yards from St Annes pier.

Make a weekend of it!

There are plenty of good quality, welcoming guest houses, holiday apartments and hotels in the area and use the accommodation section on this website where there’s plenty to chose from (always book direct for the best rates).

Image shown – Mode Hotel, one minute walk from the beach

There are fabulous places to eat locally too.