Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September 2022


Visitor information – what you need to know…

The 2022 St Anne’s Kite Festival will take place in September. Joined by kite teams from across the UK, the event is a partnership between Fylde Council and kite fliers SmileFactor10 will make the skies above St Anne’s seafront 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 is a planned illuminated kite flying evening on Friday 2nd September at dusk. The event will be spaced out to allow for plenty of social distancing and there will be a fairground, a stage for music and entertainment and additional 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.

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 2nd – 6pm onwards
  • Saturday 3rd – 11am to 5pm
  • Sunday 4th – 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.

Facilities at the event

  • Information point, lost children point, lost property and security desk
  • First aid team constantly on patrol
  • Food, drink and merchandise stalls on the Promenade
  • Please note the dog exclusion zone either side of St Annes Pier
  • Additional toilets
  • Parking – please research prior for car parks away from the busy sea front. Additional event parking signposted on South Promenade (up to 600 cars)
  • More to be announced


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Supporters and Sponsors…

If you would like to get in touch about commercial opportunities and sponsorship packages for the 2022 event, please email

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 – The Claremont one minute walk from the beach

There are fabulous places to eat locally too.