This huge international festival runs from 11 - 19 September 2010. 35 - 40 countries are usually present.
This year celebrates the 30th festival
I have just sent my 'inscription'. You need to register and send details of your insurance to be able to fly in the festival and get the very necessary car / Camping car parking pass.
This is a panorama of half the pebble beach and half the festival site. (flick at the moment isn't giving me the option to put in the html link) http://www.flickr.com/photos/45529469@N00/4848660443/sizes/m/
This is from the web page
The International Kite Festival of Dieppe
A colorful festival
One of the main characteristics of the Dieppe Kite Festival is its international character with the attendance, to each edition, of about forty invited countries.
Every 2 years, there are eight hectares of lawn between the city and the sea which is available to the kite flyers and the public. This exceptional area forms a kind of natural amphitheatre.
Listed among the 300 biggest world events, in all categories taken together, this innovative festival presents all the kite disciplines. The best teams and acrobatic kite pilots, the best creative artists, but also a wide panel of traditional kites are faithful to go .
This free festival allows, thanks to many activities , to learn the construction within the framework of workshops, or piloting at sessions supervised by professionals. Specific activities are organized for the children, schools, and the underprivileged public such as the handicapped public . On the kite village, the contact with the official delegations is permanent.
This festival develops intercultural and innovative actions. It enables also to initiate an entire artistical work of creation and to promote world artists (sculpture, painting, music, etc.). The organizer team is also engaged in a reflection around the new technologies.
The festival of Dieppe, accessible to everyone, receive more than half million of visitors. It is considered today, given its international representation, as the biggest kite festival in the world. It provides the visibility and readability of the kite world heritage also the know which is linked to it.
The festival of Dieppe takes place every two years, even year, the next one will take place in September 2010. A great celebration is already being prepared because we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the festival!
All inquiries to: Dieppe Capitale du Cerf-Volant - BP 142 - 76204 Dieppe Cedex - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.dieppe-cerf-volant.org
General festival coordinnator: Sandrine Fr