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Dieppe International Kite Festival

Event in Dieppe

Dieppe International Kite Festival - Event in Dieppe

Every two years in September, kite-flyers from around forty countries gather on the town's immense seafront lawns. Created in 1980, Dieppe International Kite Festival is now considered the largest of its kind in the world.

Each edition offers a wide range of activities, such as kite-building workshops and introductions to kite-flying. "Children's day" teaches youngsters about kiting through fun and original activities. For nine days, the sky over Dieppe is filled with the colours and shapes of these flying objects from all over, some of which are unique creations.

Classic and acrobatic kite-flyers, amateurs and professionals, experienced or just curious, share their art, talent and passion. At the impressive grand parade, which takes place on the first Sunday of the festival, all the specimens appear in a disparate and colourful yet harmonious display. This is an opportunity for hundreds of participants in traditional costume to parade along the streets and bring joy to the town. For the grand finale, the night flight rounds off the event with a sound and light show, during which an assortment of kites light up at nightfall in an unreal and magical atmosphere!

Dieppe Kite Festival showcases and promotes the skills involved in this little-known part of our heritage through intercultural actions celebrating creativity and artists, while also exploring new technology.

Next editionSeptember 2024

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