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Sat, Aug 31


Beech Mountain's Kite Field

Mile High Kite Festival

Fly a kite a mile high at Beech Mountain's Mile High Kite Festival *Free event

Mile High Kite Festival
Mile High Kite Festival

Time & Location

Aug 31, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

Beech Mountain's Kite Field, 400 Beech Mountain Pkwy, Beech Mountain, NC 28604, USA


About the event

The Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Mile High Kite Festival as part of the town's Labor Day Weekend festivities. The party starts the night before with a street dance outside the Beech Mountain Town Hall at 6pm (403 Beech Mountain Parkway). 

Why "Mile High"? Because Beech Mountain is 5,506 feet above sea level. It is the highest incorporated town east of the Mississippi which makes it the perfect place to fly a kite. The elevation almost guarantees great breezes and when the temperatures are still in the mid to high 90's in most of the Carolinas and Virginia, Beech Mountain remains cool with temperatures rarely exceeding 80 degrees. Two recognized kite clubs, one from Charlotte, N.C. and one from Richmond, Va., will be on hand to demonstrate flying techniques, staff kite clinics and help folks build their own kites. Free kites will be given to kids to build, decorate and fly! 

After flying kites all morning peruse our many food trucks and craft vendor tables for a whole day of fun on the Kite field. Event will run from 10am - 4pm.

Saturday Schedule:

10am Kite Festival Opens

Craft & Food Vendors

FREE Kite Building Tent

Kite clubs begin flying

1pm - Free Fly on Kite Field (Kites available at Visitor Center)

2pm - Kite Judging for homemade kites

Bol Races

Sport Kite Demos

Red-White-Blue Ceremony and more!

4PM - Festival Closes

6pm to 8pm - Street Dance at Town Hall (403 Beech Mtn. Parkway)


  • 2 hours

    Free Fly

    Top of Field

  • 6 hours

    Kite Building

    Big Tent
2 more items available

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