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
Seville 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!