The 8th staging of the Jamaica International Kite Festival will be held again at Richmond Estate which is located beachside, adjacent to the North Coast highway just outside of Priory, St. Ann, approximately 6 miles west of Ocho Rios.
The Festival will take place on Easter Monday, April 25, 2011.
The one-day event combines kite-flying, food, fun, marching bands, Mento bands, a kiddie village, and clean family entertainment with a stage show of a solid line-up of Jamaica’s top artistes. More than 20,000 people attended the event in 2010!
The Richmond Estate will be transformed into a festival village with displays of various kites, kite flying competitions, colorful booths, and stalls reflecting the true Jamaican spirit and culture. They will also have a bun eating contest, dance contest, stunt kite fliers from the U.S., and remote control planes & cars. A few of the fun kite contests will be best school kite, funniest kite, smallest kite, longest tail, most colorful, most cultural, and so on. Come join in the fun!
Some of the top artists scheduled to perform include: Beenie Man, Cocoa Tea, Macka Diamond, I-Octane, Romain Virgo, Freddie McGregor, Wayne Wonder, Khago, Chuck Fender, Kiprich and many more.
Gates open at 10am and the stage show begins at 5pm. Admission is $300J (@ US$3.75) for children, $1,000J (@ US$12.00) for adults ($1,200J (@ US$15.00) after 5pm). For updates, check the Jamaica Kite Festival's Facebook page. Enjoy!