Kite Festival

Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere as you are bedazzled by the professional kite team's show-stopping displays.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Enthusiasts from around the world gather for our annual Kite Festival featuring fantastic flying displays, giant kite displays, synchronised team routines and power kites. Children's activities, craft stalls and much more. Enjoy the BBQ and ice cream while you watch awe inspiring displays and enjoy all the fun of the fair.

The basics

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
The main Kite field here at Dunstable Downs
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather with suitable footwear and remember that there is normally more of a breeze up here at Dunstable Downs.
The main event is held on our Kite field, on grass. We try and keep it as accessible as possible. The display can easily be viewed from the Centre courtyard.
The Kite Festival is always busy so we do advise you to arrive early especially if the weather is fine. Parking is limited. If you are visiting on Saturday there is a local bus from the town center. Car park here is Pay-and-Display so parking fees apply although entry to the event is free. Stall Booking -


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
29 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Chilterns Gateway Centre
Call 01582 500920

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50 Things Club

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Duke of Burgundy walk

Sat 12 May 2018
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Spring wildlife walk

Sat 26 May 2018
This is a walk to try and spot some of the wildlife that lives on Sharpenhoe Clappers

Marvellous May trail

Mon 28 May 2018
May is a magical month on the Downs as the wildflower meadows begin to bloom and the orchids emerge on the chalkland hillsides

Glow-worm walks

Fri 22 Jun 2018
Have you ever seen a glow-worm? On warm summer evenings they look quite magical as they flit across the ground or hang from branches

Kite Festival

Sat 28 Jul 2018
Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere as you are bedazzled by the professional kite team's show-stopping displays.