Announcements / Mar 12th, 2024

Everything you need to know about the 2024 Big Baltimore Kite Festival!

2024 BIG Baltimore Kite Fest in Patterson Park

Date & Time

Saturday, April 6th, 2023 | Rain Date: Sunday, April 7th
Creative Alliance & The Friends of Patterson Park present
The Big Baltimore Kite Fest!

We are incredibly excited that our Big Baltimore Kite Fest IS BACK! This is an acoustic day in the park – no motors, generators, or amplification. We hope you come out to celebrate the beauty of Patterson Park and the many different kite traditions in Baltimore! The hub of the festival is around the Patterson Park Observatory but you are encouraged to spread out around the park!


Where should I park? Parking is available in the general neighborhood. The closest street to the festival is S. Patterson Park Ave.

Will kites be available for sale? YES! Head to the information tents to purchase kites. All sales support FREE festivals held in Patterson Park. There will also be Friendly Flyer art making occurring onsite for a suggested donation of $5. Festival attendees are encouraged to bring their own kites to the festival.

Will I be allowed to fly my drone? No! We are going for a motor-free day in the park. Unless it is wind powered, please leave your drone at home.

Will the Observatory be open? No. Due to repairs on the building the Observatory will not be open for the season yet.

Should I bring a picnic and picnic blanket? Yes!

Will food be available for sale? Yes! We’ve added more food vendors located by the Observatory.

Where are the food trucks? We love food trucks! However we did not invite any food trucks to this event. They can be loud and we want to fill the park with the sounds of laughter and fun and not engines and generators.

Where is the beer garden? Highlandtown, Patterson Park, Butchers Hill, and Canton have some of the best bars in Baltimore. There won’t be beer available for sale at this event but if you are thirsty for a nice brew, please support our many neighborhood establishments.

What if it rains? It won’t rain. BUT, if it does…the festival will move to Sunday, April 7th, 2024.

Are dogs allowed? We follow park rules which means keep your dog on a leash and remember there will be a ton of kids and kites wizzing overhead so if that frustrates your pup, please leave them at home.

Will there be port-a-johns? Yes. Bathroom facilities will be located in two locations near Observatory hill, along the promenade and near S. Patterson Park Ave.

What if my kite gets caught in a tree? We have a really long pole and Kite Doctors on-site who will do their best to help. (But no promises…)

Where will the performances occur? We have some amazing acoustic music and performers going on during the day. As this is an amplification-free event, keep your eyes peeled for pop-up entertainment around the core of the festival site.

Where is everything happening? Here’s a handy MAP!

How can I support this FABULOUS event? Make a donation to the festival producers! Creative Alliance & the Friends of Patterson Park collaborate to make this all possible. You can also plan to volunteer or help spread the word!

Don’t see your questions here? Feel free to find us at the info tent that day with concerns or suggestions.

See you in the park!

2024 BIG Baltimore Kite Fest Map