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

Upcoming events

Orchid Walk

Sat 30 Jun 2018
Dunstable Downs has more than its fair share of orchids and June is a great time to see them.

Glow-worm walks

Sat 30 Jun 2018
Have you ever seen a glow-worm? On warm summer evenings the females climb slowly up long grass stems. They look quite magical as the last two segments of their tails glow to attract males.

50 Things Club

Sun 01 Jul 2018
On the first Sunday of every month we hold a '50 Things to do before you are 11 ¾' event.

National Meadows Day

Sat 07 Jul 2018
We are playing our part in celebrating National Meadows Day so come along and join us to learn more about these incredible chalk grassland meadows.

Sharpenhoe Orchid Walk

Sat 14 Jul 2018
The whole Dunstable Downs area is a haven for orchid spotters so come along and see how many you can find.

Kite Festival

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