Year 2001 Events:
3/3 & 3/4
Lake Perris Go Fly a Kite Festival
The 26th Annual Festival of the Kite - Redondo Beach
Santa Barbara Kite Festival
3/24 & 3/25
2nd Annual Anthem Days - Phoenix Adjacent
Steve Bateman & Friends Fighter Kite Fly
SCSKL San Diego Open - Get there before 7 or after 9, A marathon is
being run & they have island closed down until 9am. The hardcore volunteers
will be there @ 6am for field setup. :(
KWEL NEWS...The SDKC has graciously offered to run the "Beginner" Field
on the island that day. Stop by & learn to fly! This new offering, brought
on by the AKA's restructuring of the "Novice" Class, makes it possible
to help the curious find out how much enjoyment we get out of flying
and competition. This effort by the SDKC is to be commended, not to
mention they will be there all day with food so we don't go hungry.
Free to Breathe Kite Festival @ Huntington Beach
El Mirage Dry Lake will be rolling with the Buggy Boogie Sprang Thang
for all you Traction Junkies
The Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley is once again hosting the Cal
Oaks Kite Classic for the 3rd year in a row. Come out and share the
joy of helping your children color & fly their own Sled Kites. Other
activities on tap are Race Plane Fly By's, FOOD, Sport Kite Demos, and
even an INDOOR Flying exhibition in the auditorium! We want to thank
Kirby, Olga, and the rest of the Reagan Foundation for helping to keep
this event alive and kicking.
The SCSKL finishes it's 2000/2001 season with the Long Beach Sport Kite
Classic @ Belmont Shores. Competition is tight for bragging rights @
the AKA National Convention Finals this October.
Redondo's summer version of the Festival of the Kite (South of the Pier)
expects to bring in a lot Regional Kite Makers & Sport Kite Teams to
rival the previous event last March.
August...Santa Barbara? Who knows? Sponsorship is non-existent at this
point. The city REALLY needs to get the Radio Stations back into the
game. We heard from many people that they were "Bummed" that there was
no event last year. Maybe a Letter Campaign would help?
The First Annual Buggy Boogie Fall Thang @ El Mirage Dry Lake! Look
for Corey, Bob, Dan, Luther and all the other Traction Folk burnin'
up the sand.
The Fall version of the Route 66/San Diego Kite Club "Sister Club Fly"
at Mission Beach. Come for the Fly during the day, STAY for the Night
The Southern California Sport Kite League kicks off it's 2001/2002 season
at the Southern California Open @ Huntington Beach.
The AKA National Convention hits Billings, Montana the first week of
Harbor Days @ Port Hueneme
Arizona's Rocky Point Kite Festival. Check out the Route 66 Kite Club's
website for more info.
WOW! The SCSKL's 2nd event will be the opening act at what is being
being heralded as the biggest kiting event in Southern Cal since the
AKA National Convention @ Santa Monica, 1996. A 2 day festival in Seal
Beach with Kids Kite Making, Candy Drop, Fighters ala Steve Bateman
& Karen Gustavson, Japanese Rok Battle w/Taiko drummers, Demos by the
Bay Area Sundowners, Gomberg Kites International,and a whole lot more!
It's BACK! Kathy Plummer from Dream Merchant in Arizona is bringing
back the old AVI Festival as the new and improved "Art in the Sky Festival".
This AKA Sanctioned Event will allow families to enjoy a day in Bullhead
City AZ with Kids Kite Making, Candy Drop, Rok Battles and beautiful
Fall Southwest weather.
The Place, Pismo Beach, California. While the Central Coast is pigging
out on Clams, the 3rd day of the Annual Pismo Clam Bake will surely
be memorable. "Kites Over Pismo" will have 3 fields for Kids, Ballet
& Team Demos from our newest Quad team "Too Much Fun", Nothern Cal's
Avisspados, and one BIG Open Single Line Field! James Warner (and Co.)
from The Sky's the Limit Kite Shop are running full bore right now in
planning this event. Hopefully they'll get some sleep before the event
- They'll need it!
11/17 - ???
El Mirage Dry Lake - East of Palmdale, California. Just got the Head's
Up from Buggy Man Dave (aka Chef Dave) that 2 Traction Hounds from Minnesota
are on their way & will hit the Lake on Saturday the 17th for a week
of High Speed Passes. Word has it they'll be joined by Buggiers from
all over the Southland. Roll on Boys (and Girls)!!!
Silver Strand Beach - San Diego. Steve Bateman's Monthly Fighter Fly.
Join In, you need NOT be a Fighter, just a Kite Lover.