2013 Jamaica International Kite Festival | Easter Monday, April 1st

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Blog, Festivals/Events, Jamaica Things to Do, Jamaican International Kite Festival | 5 comments

2013 Jamaica International Kite Festival | Easter Monday, April 1st
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The 10th staging of the Jamaica International Kite Festival will be back at the Festival's original home, Seville Great House & Heritage Park in Priory, St. Ann, approximately 6 miles west of Ocho Rios.

The Festival will take place on Easter Monday, April 1, 2013.

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 have attended past events!

Some of the top artists scheduled to perform this year include: I-Octane, Mr. Vegas, Elephant Man, Cocoa Tea, Khago, Chuck Fenda, Romain Virgo, Freddie McGregor, Richie Spice, Jah Melody, Ishawna and
many more.

jamaica-international-kite-festival-2013Seville Heritage Park, which reopened in December after extensive restoration works by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, is 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!

Seville Heritage Park is one of Jamaica's most significant cultural heritage sites. It includes artifacts from the indigenous Taino village of Maima, the 16th century Spanish settlement of Sevilla la Nueva, and the post-1655 British sugar plantation known as New Seville.

Gates open are open from 10am to 2pm and the stage show begins at 7pm. Admission is $300J (@ US$3.25) for children under 12, $1,000J (@ US$10.50) for adults ($1,500J (@ US$15.75) after 5pm). Enjoy!

 

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5 Comments

  1. i would just like to say that i think the festival is too exspenssive i for example went to the event to this event along with four others, to say that we got our moneys worth would be lying. i think one should be remineded that everything inside as to be bought. i wanted to just go with my children and let them fly some kites. i am asking that this be a family event, Jamaica is already stressed out, let this day be a day to remember family.

  2. Hello, I am looking for contact information about your 2014 Kite Festival. I am interested in vendor information please.

    Thank you,

    Desiree Szauer

  3. We just list events to the best of our ability. We are not event promoters. According to the website of Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Montego Bay, the Kite Festival will be held as usual on Easter Monday, April 21, 2014. There’s no promotional material out there yet (too early) but maybe you could try contacting the venue itself, Seville Heritage Park, at (876) 972-2191 or (876) 972-0665 or via email at seville@wtjam.net to see if you can get some further info.

  4. Are we allowed to take or food and drink inside that is our lunch and snacks for the kids

  5. Hi. Yes, nearly all of the festivals allow you to take in food and drinks. Have a fun time!

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