Art & creativity, Things to do  |  1 Feb 2023

The skies above New Brighton Beach will be full of colour this Saturday as dozens of kites take to the skies at the beloved annual Kite Day event.

Attracting professional kite flyers and amateurs alike, Kite Day is on Saturday 4 February, from 11am – 3pm.

Council Manager of Events and Arts Lucy Blackmore says the free event is expected to draw thousands.

“Getting out in the summer sun with the family to fly a kite or simply watching the professionals in action is a great way to start the long weekend,” says Ms Blackmore.

“There will be dozens of kites on display, from huge professional grade kites, to home-made marvels.”

The Council says there will also be food, drinks and ice cream vendors on site, as well as a range of free entertainment and activities to get involved in.

“On top of all the fun of flying kites, there will be a sandcastle building station and Sport Canterbury will be running a bunch of beach games and activities.

“The New Brighton Silver Band will be putting on a show between midday and 2pm. A beach dig competition is also being run by radio station sponsor The Hits,” says Ms Blackmore.

People are encouraged to bring their own kites to fly, picnics, friends and whanau.

Learn more about Kite Day on What’s On.