Cape Town International Kite Festival – 22 & 23 October 2011

This year’s theme for the Cape Town International Kite festival is: “One Sky One World – Mental Health for All”. The seventeeth annual edition of this event is taking place on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2011 in Muizenberg. The event is proudly hosted and managed by Cape Mental Health in association with Heart 104.9FM.

The Cape Town International Kite Festival is Africa’s biggest kite festival. The skies will be filled with magnificent kiting creations at the event which attracts over 24,000 visitors yearly. Visitors include kiters from all around the world. Local enthusiasts are encouraged to bring along their own kites or just enjoy watching the colourful aerial extravaganza. There will be kite-making, kite-flying, various kite competitions, food stalls, kiddies rides and a full line-up of entertainment,ideal for the whole family.

The Boomerang Edu-Kite Schools Competition will bring together children from over 40 primary schools and schools for learners with special educational needs from around the Western Cape to decorate kites and take part in a mass fly. Organisers will also be looking for the best example of the Western Cape’s own traditional kite – the Swaeltjie or Swallow Kite – for the Heritage Kite Award.

Boomerang will host a variety of activities for kids and for the young at heart. There will be activities like face painting, puppet and magic shows, balloon sculpting, interactive games and a dance competition. There will also be big-screen TVs to view Boomerang shows. Boomerang will also host some of the characters from their shows, including Scooby and Fred Flintstone.

The Cape Town International Kite Festival will be open on the Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM and on the Sunday from 9 AM so people can get there with plenty of time to watch the final of the Rugby World Cup. The Festival takes place on the lawns surrounding Zandvlei in Muizenberg. There will be parking at Muizenberg High School and easy access by train (from False Bay or Muizenberg stations). Entry is just R15 for adults and R5 for children.

The seventeenth Cape Town International Kite Festival is made possible thanks to the sponsorship and support of Boomerang, Cape Town Routes Unlimited, Cape Town Tourism, Heart 104.9FM, Let’s Play, Old Mutual, Peninsula Beverages, People’s Post and Whale Watcher’s.

All profits from the festival go directly to Cape Mental Health to support its free mental health services for people in resource-poor communities. For more information on the Cape Town International Kite Festival and Cape Mental Health visit www.capementalhealth.co.za, phone them on 021 4479040 or e-mail them at info@cmhs.co.za.

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