43rd Annual Sunfest Kite Festival

Welcome to the 43rd Annual Sunfest Kite Festival Ocean City MD…

43rd Annual Sunfest Kite Festival

Date: Thursday, September 20 – Sunday, September 23, 2018
Hours: All Day | Individual Events Schedule Coming Soon
Location: Beach at the Kite Loft [Map]
Contact: Jay Knerr
Email: info@kiteloft.com
Phone: 410.289.7855
Online: Website | Facebook | Google+
Photo Albums: 2018
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About the 43rd Annual Sunfest Kite Festival

The Kite Loft’s annual Sunfest Kite Festival in Ocean City, Maryland is a kite flying extravaganza & funfest for kitefliers & spectators.

Whether you have one kite, a collection of hand crafted art kites or a trailer full of show kites, everyone is welcome to fly on the spacious Ocean City beach and to set up ground displays. A demonstration field is available for team & individual sport kite demonstrations and games. The ocean is great for experienced kite-boarders. There will be various themed kite displays such as “Mythical Creatures” which last year featured over a dozen giant flying dragons, a Pegasus, a hippocampus, winged pigs, a mermaid and a 100ft. long Chinese dragon sunbathing on the beach. Kitefliers can participate in People’s Choice for best kite, themed mass ascensions, and record attempts (OC holds the record for most Trilobites in the sky). The 4 day festival runs Thursday thru Sunday September 20-Sunday September 23, 2018 with The Kite Loft hosting a reception and auction on Saturday evening.

Spectator participation (adults & children) is encouraged in games & activities scheduled throughout the festival such as: The Running of the Bols races, Giant Bubble Arts, Candy Drops, Boardwalk Dancing, Free Sport Kite Lessons, voting in the People’s Choice award and the popular Kids Day Kite Fly: kids 5-12 get a free kite and earn their kite flying wings. Spectators are also encouraged to walk the beach to view the kites and to talk with kite fliers.

For information on Sunfest Kite Festival follow this event page or visit www.kiteloft.com.
(Note: all activities are wind and weather dependent)



  • All Day Giant Kite Air Show
  • All Day Free Fly
  • All Day Free Sport Kite lessons
  • Fly any kite with a long tail


  • All Day Free Sport Kite Lessons
  • 11:00 am Time to fly the Kitty Kites
  • 1:00 pm Red, White & Blue Day – Fly Proud
  • 2:30 pm Candy Drop
  • TBA Giant Bubble Show
  • All Day Team and Individual Sport Kite Demos
  • All Day Giant Kite Air Show


  • 10:00 am Kite Trains Air Show
  • All Day Free Sport Kite Lessons
  • All Day Team and Individual Sport Kite Demos
  • All Day Giant Kite Air Show
  • TBA No Wind Giant Bubble Show
  • 11:00 am Time to Fly the Seafood (I mean sea life)
  • 11:00 am Running of the Bols
  • 12:00 pm Candy Drop
  • 1:00 pm Kids Day Kite Fly – free kites to the first 60 kids between 5 and 12 years old. Kids must be present to receive kite and must fly the kite.
  • 2:30 pm Boardwalk Dancing (Prize Event)
  • 3:30 pm Sunfest Choice (People’s Choice) (Prize Event)
  • 6:30 pm Sunfest Social Hour – Basket and Silent Auction


  • 10:00 am Free Sport Kite Lessons
  • 11:00 am Mini Rokkaku Battle (if time allows)
  • 12:00 pm Candy Drop
  • All Day Team and Individual Sport Kite Demos
  • All Day Giant Kite Air Show

**Please keep in mind that all events are wind and weather permitting.

Thank you for visiting our 43rd Annual Sunfest Kite Festival page & see you there!

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