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Popular Kite Festival returns to Workington

On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August Harrington Marina will host the popular Kite Festival organised by Workington Town Council.

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, face painting, and children’s entertainment in the form of Imagination Parties and Rainbow Jelly. The event is totally free, with just a small charge for the fun fair.

A spokesperson for the Council said ’we are delighted to bring the Kite Festival back to Harrington for its third year.  It gets bigger and better each year and is very popular with the locals and surrounding areas.’

The public are invited to get involved in teddy parachuting and ‘come fly with me’ kite sessions as part of the main timetable of the event, which will also see demonstrations by Graham Lockwood and Jim Potts, flying his impressive Chinese Dragon kite.

A special area on top of the hill will be designated for anyone wanting to fly their own kites.

Workington Town Council are also holding free kite making workshops on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August at Harrington Youth Club with kite expert Alan Poxon.  Workshops start at 11am and 2pm each day.

Booking is recommended at www.visitworkington.co.uk/kitefestival.

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