International KITE Festival

Dieppe KITE International is the largest festival of its kind in North America.

The world's best kite fliers from various countries converge on Dieppe's Dover Park during a busy week of activities in August to fly kites of all colours, shapes and sizes.

Dieppe KITE International was launched in 2001 and was held every two years. It became an annual event in 2010.

The festival owes a large part of its success to the collaboration between internationally renowned kite fliers. Their participation is proof of the event's quality and the esteem in which it holds in the kite-flying community.

The festival's main features - its kites - offer a unique and original experience that can only be found here. Kite disciplines vary greatly. They include, among others, extreme acrobatic kite flying, Rokkaku combats and creative kites.

The Dieppe KITE International event will take place from August 13 to August 17.

Four solo artists and four groups will share the stage at the Arthur-J.-LeBlanc Centre this summer during Dieppe KITE International.

On Friday, August 15, the first concert will feature Swing, Réveil, Suroît and Cayouche followed by a concert on Saturday, August 16, featuring George Belliveau, Hert LeBlanc, Big Bad Marty Band and André-Philippe Gagnon.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 30, at both Jean Coutu locations in Dieppe, Jean Coutu in Shediac, Jean Coutu on Mountain Road,Jean Coutu St. George Street, Joanne Video`s Bouctouche, Home Hardware in Memramcook, Higho Market in Saint-Antoine and online at billetterieacces.ca.

A two-concert pass is available for $40 before July 25. Tickets for each individual concert are also available at a cost of $25 in advance or $35 at the door.

To mark the 10th anniversary of the festival, those who purchase a two-concert pass before July 25 will have a chance to win a VIP Experience Package for August 15. The package for eight friends includes Mooshead products, a limousine ride to the concert site, a private bar and pizza at the end of the evening.

Complete programming for Dieppe KITE International will be announced in July.

Info: 877.7878