Visitor information – what you need to know…
The 2023 St Anne’s Kite Festival will take place in September. Joined by kite teams from across the UK and beyond, the event is a partnership between Fylde Council and kite fliers SmileFactor10 with support from St Annes Town Council. The skies above St Anne’s seafront will be awash with colour on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday as fabulous display kites take to the air on the beach adjacent to the pier. There will be six flying arenas on the beach, including outside of the dog control zone, so visitors with dogs can get close up to some of the kite action.
There is a planned illuminated kite flying evening on Friday 8th September (N.B. NOT Fireworks). There will be a fairground on the beach and entertainment and additional food stalls on the Promenade, so if you’re looking for refreshments you are very much encouraged to visit the town centre as well or bring your own picnic.
On Saturday 9th September is a free of charge workshop with cartoonist Marc Jackson to be located in Promenade Gardens. Plus, look out for the giant seagulls on September 9th! Back by popular demand on September 10th is eBublio – always a great fun experience at the Kite Festival!
Weather permitting, the event promises a thrilling and thoroughly enjoyable trip out for young and old alike. Timings for this year are as follows:
- Friday 8th – 1pm to 10pm
- Saturday 9th – 11am to 5pm
- Sunday 10th – 11am to 4pm
Please note the event is entirely weather dependent and the planned programme may be changed without notice, for safety reasons. The dates have been chosen as the planned tides support this.