The 18th Annual Streatham Common Kite Day will take place on Sunday 15 May 2016 from 11am to 5pm in Streatham, South London. Come along to enjoy London's only free family-friendly kite festival which combines world-class kite displays with the opportunity to fly your own.
The event features kite flying by experts including Team SPECTRUM – celebrating their 20th anniversary as a partnership. They will dance their kites to music in routines that astound and astonish.
Streatham Common Kite Day is not just for the experts. Bring a kite or buy one at the pop-up kite shop and fly it there over the Common.
“Streatham Kite Day is one of the highlights of the year for the people of Streatham and beyond,” said Richard Payne, from the Friends of Streatham Common, which organises the event.
“Whether you want to marvel at balletic kite displays, fly a kite along side the experts or explore the stalls with family and friends, you'll have a great time at Kite Day. Keep your fingers crossed for a good wind!”
Kite Day is the ideal family day-out with a range of food stands, highlights this year include a hog roast, award-winning Streatham fish specialist and deli Fish Tale, a bar run by The Inkspot Brewery – a local craft brewery, and live music from local band Groovessence. There is also plenty of room for picnics.
Once the food has digested there is a bouncy castle, and face painting, for children. Community groups are well represented with stalls for the curious visitor keen to find out more about the area or join one of the area's local groups or societies.
Streatham Common Kite Day is run entirely by volunteers through the Friends of Streatham Common.
Find out more about Streatham Common Kite Day, including full listings of all the kite teams on display, at streathamkiteday.org.uk