Let's go fly a kite!
Let's go fly a kite!
Every year our festival brings all kinds of people together to celebrate outdoor family fun!
Not only do we have kite flying fun, we also have everything from food trucks and face painting to photo-booths and live music!
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In 2011, a group of friends and family decided to create an event centered around kites to make a unique and positive contribution to their city. What they came up with is now the 5th Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo. Our festival allows an opportunity for young and old alike to sit, learn and share with families from all over the world. You can find us every 4th Saturday in October soaring into fall with a day that promotes protection of the planet, peace, friendship, and understanding between all people. This year marks our 5th anniversary and over the years we have become a part of a wonderful festival and kiting community. With more fun in store, we are excited to bring you the best kite festival yet!
Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s “Common Ground” since 1904, is located approximately 2 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. The park runs along 10th Street (a block west of 10th & Monroe Avenue to a block east of 10th & Piedmont Avenue) and Piedmont Avenue(12th & Piedmont to just before 15th & Piedmont) in midtown Atlanta. The park is open daily from 6:00 am until 11:00 pm.
The nearest MARTA stations are Midtown and Arts Center, both located just a few blocks from the Park.
Upon exiting the Midtown Station, take 10th Street towards Peachtree Street and continue on 10th until you reach Piedmont Avenue. Turn left on Piedmont Avenue and walk two blocks to the 12th and 14th Street gates of Piedmont Park. (or you can continue walking on 10th Street and the park will soon be on your left side).
Exit the Arts Center Station heading south on West Peachtree street for one block. Head east (go left) on 14th Street for three blocks until you reach the 14th Street entrance to the Park.
Park entrances open to pedestrians and cyclists include:
Parking in and around the park is very limited. Park visitors are strongly encouraged to utilize public transportation. If you drive, you may wish to download our map showing the route to the new SAGE Parking Facility. Get directions to Piedmont Park.
The SAGE Parking Facility is now open and the surface lot at Piedmont Park has been returned to green space. The parking facility is operated by the Atlanta Botanical Garden and is available for visitors to Piedmont Park and the Garden.
Daily parking rates are:
Drop-off period (0 – 30 minutes) no charge
Each additional 30 minutes $ 1.00
Maximum daily rate $15.00
The following park entrances are wheelchair accessible: 12th Street Gate; 14th Street Gate; Charles Allen Drive Gate; Park Drive. In addition, the following buildings and areas are disabled-accessible: Piedmont Park Conservancy Offices; Magnolia Hall; Piedmont Park Conservancy Community Center; Visitors Center; Tennis Center and Oak Hill.
Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo encourages spending time with your family and doing fun and creative activities. We continue to look for great project that are easy to do right at home. Join us on Pinterest for fun projects for the entire family. Here are some of our favorite things to do...
You will need an A4 sheet of colored paper, a wooden stick (we used a wooden skewer), sticky tape, twine and some colored strips for the tail.
The Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo is a one day festival built around kite flying to promote family fun, outdoor activity and total community inclusion. We actively partner with corporations and small businesses to help with Community Outreach and to expose them directly to their target audience.
Vendors play an important role in our event. It is a great time for businesses to connect with the community and build awareness. Click the button below for the 2017 Vender Application below. Discounted fees for Early Birds are available until
Make a kite and join the rest of the kite makers for the 6th Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo. There are categories for kite makers of ALL AGES.
When was the last time you flew a kite? We see that smile. Well come on out and join our happy family. Help kids create the same memories or create new ones for yourself. We are looking for Volunteers to help with our kite hospital and other activity booths at the festival this year.