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Let’s go fly a kite – Harrington Kite Festival

Photo Tom Kay

The kite festival is coming back to beautiful Harrington Marina in Workington on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August for a second year running.

The event, which runs from 11am to 4pm on both days, will feature a huge kite display by international professionals SmileFactor10. The impressive kites can be seen from miles around.

In addition to the kite displays, there will be a fun fair, a local market which is new for this year, face painting, and children’s entertainment. The event is totally free, with just a small charge for the fun fair.

Photo Tom Kay

The event has been organised by Workington Town Council in response to public feedback. Cllr Joan Wright, the Chair of the Culture Committee commented, ‘we are delighted to bring the Kite Festival back to Harrington for a second year. Last year was hugely popular and we hope we can build on that this year. There will be a marquee this time containing local stalls and entertainment for the children, so there really is something for everyone.’

Everyone is urged to bring their favourite teddy or soft toy with them so we can see how high they can fly on our zip wire. Why not bring your own kite as well and fly with the professionals!

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