Colour the skies at this fun fest

Participate in a kite festival this weekend

Colour the skies at this fun fest

Get your creative juices flowing and bring your most colourful imagination to life on your self-manufactured kite. Then, head to Aspire to fly it and compete against thousands of other pretty kites (yours might even be better).

The third edition of the popular Aspire International Kite Festival will be held from March 6 until 9 at Aspire Park where the blue skies will turn into a 3D artistic platform and will feature more than 80 international kiters this year.

With their fabulous creative designs, these participants will compete against each other in four award categories: the Best Design and Innovation Award, the Biggest Kite Award, the Longest Kite Award and the Best National Flag Award.

Teams from China, France, Pakistan and Mexico won each of these award categories last year and 2019’s edition is expected to attract even more international competitors.

This is a great opportunity to introduce the local community to a new sport while also encourage people’s kiting skills and artistic creativity.

Over the last two years, the kite festival has garnered lots of praise and success and hence, this year, an increasing number of schools are participating.

More than 13 government and private schools will compete, with hundreds of children also taking part in the festival’s lively activities, workshops and site visits.

This year, the evening sessions will be extended with impressive lit kite shows, a very unique addition to the 2019 edition.

Last year, Aspire Park visitors flew an average of 1,000 kites a day, while kite sale points sold more than 10,000 kites in four days.

The 2018 festival also highlighted AZF’s support for small businesses, with a number of local companies promoting their products and services to festival-goers.

These included several small businesses serving a range of food and drink options, with Food & Beverage (F&B) sales at the festival amounting to more than QR1,000,000..

This year, too, a poster competition and a social media photography competition will be held for youngsters to express their creative side during the festival.
Free. March 6-9, noon-7pm. Aspire Park, Aspire Zone, Al Waab,

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