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International Kite Festival

Since 1989, the city of Ahmedabad has hosted the International Kite Festival as part of the official celebration of Uttarayan, bringing master kite makers and flyers from all over the world to demonstrate their unique creations and wow the crowds with highly unusual kites.  2014 marks the 26th year of celebration.

International Kite Festival2018-09-07T23:14:30+00:00

Tyrus Wong Exhibit at Disney Family Museum


This exhibition focuses on the life and work of Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong - a celebrated painter, muralist, kite maker, lithographer, Hollywood sketch artist, calligrapher, ceramicist, and Disney Legend.  At age 102, Wong is still a practicing artist today.

Tyrus Wong Exhibit at Disney Family Museum2018-09-07T23:14:30+00:00

Scott Skinner and Ali Fujino: The Giant, Healing Kites of Guatemala

Every year in the highlands of Guatemala, the town of Sumpango celebrates Day of the Dead by flying kites—massive kites, sometimes 45 feet in diameter, and smaller kites, flown majestically down the side of a mountain.

Scott Skinner and Ali Fujino: The Giant, Healing Kites of Guatemala2019-06-30T22:30:48+00:00

31st Annual Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference

Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference is a wonderful gathering of kite makers from all around the world. It is an opportunity to learn, share information, and socialize with kite friends, new and old. We strive to have classes for everyone. Each year our curriculum committee puts together an exceptional list of teachers with classes to accommodate all skill levels and kiting interests. You are invited to join us for an unforgettable weekend!

31st Annual Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference2018-09-07T23:14:30+00:00

Drachen’s 20th Anniversary at the 36th Annual National AKA Convention

Come STRUT your stuff! 

Help the Drachen Foundation celebrate 20 years of flying at the 36th Annual National AKA Convention in Seaside, Oregon. 

October 8th - 13th

Join DF Board of Directors on the beaches of the Oregon Coast. Refreshments and surprises will be provided! Don't miss out, bring your best and most beloved kites. 

See you on the beach!

Drachen’s 20th Anniversary at the 36th Annual National AKA Convention2018-09-07T23:14:30+00:00

Kite Masters Lecture & Workshop

 Kite-making is a remarkably efficient teaching tool, integrating subjects like science, technology, engineering, arts and math within a single lesson. Experts from the world-class Drachen Foundation will provide a lecture and exhibit on the history of kites and a 3-hour hands-on workshop teaching the design and construction of four levels of kites. With their new-found skills, Kite Masters will write and submit lesson plans and toolkits to align with the Utah core and for future use by Utah educators. 

Kite Masters Lecture & Workshop2018-09-07T23:14:30+00:00


TANABATA | Saturday, July 7

Celebrate Tanabata at both The Wing and the Seattle Japanese Garden in the Arboretum with a shuttle to transport you between both locations. Start your day at The Wing with crafts and storytelling by Eth-Noh-Tec. Have lunch in the Chinatown-International District. Hop on the shuttle and finish your day with activities and performances at the Japanese Garden.
Free with Admission

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