Blowing back into Patterson Park this spring, The Big Baltimore Kite Festival fills the sky with vibrant colors and celebrates the broad spectrum of cultures that make up Baltimore! Join us near the Pagoda to make your own kite, listen to breezy music, participate in the “Will It Fly” competition, and enjoy a day outside in our beautiful park!
Bring a picnic blanket, bring a kite, bring your friends!
We are asking artists and community groups to create NEW, BIG, BRIGHT, FUN kites to fly in our second annual Big Baltimore Kite Festival! We’re looking for kite designs that exemplify the artist’s cultural kite tradition and creativity:
Please read, download, and fill out this form to apply
We’re also looking for kite themed vendors, food vendors, cultural kites, volunteers, and more! Contact Ari@creativealliance.org for more info.
SAT MAR 28 | RAIN DATE MAR 29 | NOON-4PM | FREE
KITE FEST GENERAL INFORMATION
Where should I park? Parking is available in the general neighborhood. The closest street to the festival is Patterson Park Ave.
Will kites be available for sale? There will be kite decorating occurring onsite for a suggested donation of $5. Commercial kites will be available for sale at the Creative Alliance info tent. Festival attendees are encouraged to bring their own kites to the festival!
Are Credit Cards Accepted for kite decorating? Yes!
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 Pagoda be open? Yes! The Patterson Park Pagoda will be open (Thanks Friends to Patterson Park!)
Should I bring a picnic and a picnic blanket? Yes!
Will food be available for sale? Yes, see the above list of vendors.
Where are the food trucks? We love food trucks! But 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, Canton have some of the best bars in Baltimore. There won't be alcohol 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? The rain date is Sunday, check back here for all the weather updates.
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 whizzing overhead so well-behaved pups, please.
Will there be port-a-johns? Yes. Bathroom facilities will be located between the boat lake and Pagoda hill, along the promenade.
Should I bring my own kite? Yes!
What if my kite gets caught in a tree? Don't worry. We have a really long pole.
Where will performances occur? We have some amazing wind-powered music going on during the course of the day. As this is an amplification-free event, keep your eyes peeled for pop up musical entertainment and wandering musicians around the core of the festival site.
The BIG Baltimore Kite Fest is supported by The Baltimore Community Foundation.