To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

My Favourites

Add details of places to stay and visit in Hampshire to your own personalised itinerary by clickingAdd to Excursion This tool will calculate distances between each item and plot them on a map.

Unbeatable Car Portsmouth International Kite Festival 2016

Add Unbeatable Car Portsmouth International Kite Festival 2016 to your Itinerary

Kites at the Kite Festival

Unbeatable Car Portsmouth International Kite Festival 2016 takes place for the 25th time on August 13th and 14th on Southsea Common, Portsmouth.

Jointly organised by Portsmouth City Council and The Kite Society of Great Britain it promises to be more spectacular than ever with over a hundred invited kite fliers from 4 continents travelling to the event. They come because the Portsmouth International Kite Festival is recognised as one of the best Kite Festivals in the world — in fact it is listed as one of the 23 biggest kite festivals in the world as well as being recently voted a “Great of Great Britain” event in the Great Day Out category.

This year we have kite fliers from as far afield as Singapore, Japan, America and New Zealand — plus a superb selection of European and British kite fliers.

All guests will put on colourful demonstrations of kites including swarms of snakes, frogs, lizards, whales, jesters, fish, salamanders and much more. Also in the sky there will be a wide range of kites to enjoy and admire. These include beautiful single line kites - intricately appliquéd or painted with magnificent designs, amazing cellular kites – flying miracles of structural engineering, awe inspiring 3D soft kites in a magical range of shapes and sizes and skilfully flown kites performing excellent tricks and routines to music. Many of these expert kite fliers have been coming to the kite festival for years and they always put on their best display of beautiful kites both in scheduled arena events and in free flying throughout the event.

Alongside this amazing flying display there will be a host of other activities to meet a family’s needs. These will include a craft tent, stalls, free children’s kite workshop and children's rides along with local amusements. Also located on the common will be dedicated kite traders who will be able to provide you with a wide range of kites, from colourful branded kites for children or the young at heart to immense power kites for the more adventurous.

Unbeatable Car Portsmouth International Kite Festival 2016 promises to be a great day out for all the family, taking place on both Saturday and Sunday. Make sure you don’t miss a great day out on Southsea Common.

This event is sponsored by Unbeatable Car.

Contact Information

Southsea Common
Clarence Esplanade

Tel: +44 (0)23 9282 6722

Fax: +44 (0)23 9282 7519

Opening Times

Portsmouth International Kite Festival 2016 (13 Aug 2016 - 14 Aug 2016)


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free admissionFree

Free event for all

What's Nearby...

  1. Upper Mount House Hotel, Southsea

    Upper Mount House

    0.22 miles away

    Like Portsmouth, Upper Mount is a charming mixture of old and new. The house is a mid 19th. century...

  2. Image of a double room.

    Albatross Guest House

    0.52 miles away

    Welcome to Albatross Guest house.

  3. Rees Hall

    Rees Hall

    0.53 miles away

    Rees hall is a modern building on the seafront with fine views across Southsea Common, The Solent...

  1. Premier Travel Inn Southsea

    Premier Inn Southsea

    0.54 miles away

    Premier Inn is the UK's biggest hotel chain. We guarantee clean, comfortable rooms and a friendly...

  2. Front of Hotel

    Best Western Royal Beach Hotel

    0.55 miles away

    Carefully restored Victorian hotel situated on the seafront with superb views across the Solent,...

  3. The Ferryman Guest House, Southsea, Portsmouth

    The Ferryman Guest House

    0.56 miles away

    A distinctive building in the Art Deco style with spacious and sylish guestrooms.

  4. exterior of Abbey Lodge Guest House

    Abbey Lodge

    0.58 miles away

    Abbey Lodge Guest House is a deceptively large Victorian Town House and the friendly home of Linda...

  5. View of Guest House frontage

    Norfolk Guest House

    0.59 miles away

    Norfolk House is situated in Southsea close to the sea front. With only seven bedrooms and resident...

  6. Exterior of Hotel

    Holiday Inn Portsmouth

    0.6 miles away

    Holiday Inn Portsmouth is located opposite Southsea seafront and open parkland, minutes away from...

  7. View of South Parade Apartments

    Portsmouth Apartment Group

    0.62 miles away

    SOUTH PARADE APARTMENTS - Situated directly on the seafront overlooking the Solent and beautiful...

  8. Photo of exterior of Guest House

    Esk Vale Guest House

    0.64 miles away

    A clean and welcoming family run guest house with off-road parking, close to South Parade Pier Bus...

  9. view of dining room

    Waverley Park Lodge Guest House

    0.66 miles away

    Garry and Nikki extend a warm and friendly welcome to all guests visiting maritime Portsmouth.

  10. View of Ocean Hotel

    Ocean Hotel

    0.72 miles away

    Imposing building situated in the foremost seafront position with panoramic sea views, private car...

  11. Ocean Apartments

    Portsmouth Apartments Group

    0.72 miles away

    If you are on holiday or business do not miss the opportunity to enjoy your second home in...

  12. view of lounge area

    St Margaret's Lodge

    0.75 miles away

    St Margaret's Lodge is a detached Edwardian-style property in a superb location and situated in an...

  13. Photo of Atlantic Apartments

    Portsmouth Apartments Group

    0.9 miles away

    Atlantic Apartments - Excellent quiet location only a few yards from the canoe lake, seafront and...

Previous Next