Bridlington Kite Festival to soar once again as it returns to its traditional May weekend date

It will be all eyes to the sky when the annual Bridlington Kite Festival returns in May.

By Phil Hutchinson
Thursday, 28th April 2022, 10:38 am
There will be two days of aerial displays over Sewerby Fields on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22.

Visitors could see their spirits soar as high as a kite thanks to some of the world’s largest flying inflatables.

The annual Bridlington Kite Festival returns to its traditional May weekend after being staged in September last year, due to the pandemic.

Kites of all descriptions, sizes and colours will take to the air for two days of aerial displays over Sewerby Fields on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22.

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There will be two days of aerial displays over Sewerby Fields on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. Photo submitted

Now, this popular event is set to return in all its glory in its usual spot with a full line-up of big, and small, kites, along with street food stalls, fairground rides and children’s entertainment.

Organised by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s events team, along with the Northern Kite Group, the Festival will run from 10am to 5pm on both days and is free to attend.

Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic development and tourism, including leisure and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The Kite Festival has become an event we really look forward to hosting in East Yorkshire.

“The festival attracts many visitors who come to see some of the world’s largest inflatable kites take to the skies, above the dramatic cliffs of the East Yorkshire coast in May.

“Kites of all descriptions, sizes and colours will be taking to the air for two days of stunning aerial displays.

“The previous event in September which was delayed due to the pandemic was extremely popular and this one promises to once again be the perfect family outing – bringing happy smiles to faces and a lot of memories to share.”

Visit www.bridlingtonkitefestival.co.uk for more details.