The Mother City’s 24th annual, Cape Town International Kit Festival will take place from 27 to 28 October and entries are officially open.

Africa’s biggest kite festival and competition is now open to primary and high school learners.

Entry is free of charge and kite-lovers have until 31 August to enter.

Each team that enters is supplied a set of four blank kit skins on which to illustrate their own interpretation of the 2018 theme, “Rise up”.

Teams will then bring their kits to the festival on Saturday 27 October for judging as well as mass flying with others. The prizes range from R3000 (first), R2000 (second) and R1000 (third).

The Cape Town International Kite Festival is also a great way to spend your weekend even if you wont be flying a kite.

Festival goers can simply enjoy the various unique kites on show as well as browse food and crafts stalls or event learn how to make your own kite.

Here are some highlights from over the years:


All profits from the Cape Town International Kite Festival go towards helping Cape Mental Health provide vital services to adults and children in resource-poor communities.

More info on entry and the festival at

Pictures: Cape Mental Health

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