22nd Streatham Kite Day
After an extended intermission we are pleased to announce the return of Streatham Common Kite Day. The date we have fixed on is Sunday 14th May 2023.
A great FREE event for all Streathamites, kite fans and those who want a fun day out from further afield. It has everything…music, food…and kites!
Volunteers will be needed so if you want to join in – please let us know. We can only make it happen with the community being a part of it. its good fun and you get to be part of a really important Streatham Event.
The event features kite flying by experts including Brighton Kite Flyers - enthusiasts from all around the world flying kites of all shapes and sizes from a postage stamp through to a life size blue whale over 30 meters long, Team SPECTRUM – dancing their kites to music in routines that astound and astonish, the Flying Fish – a husband and wife double act who have been former UK National Champions, and NASAman – whose kite helps lift him up into the sky - but not quite into space.
Streatham Common Kite Day is not just for the experts. Bring a kite or buy one at the pop-up kite shops and fly it there over the Common.
BRING YOUR OWN KITES ON THE DAY FOR A SKY FULL OF COLOUR.
If you don’t own a kite, why not make one or buy one at the festival?
Kite Day is the ideal family day-out with a range of food stands – this year we have incredible world flavours from our food trucks and stalls. Everything from Caribbean to Brazilian recipes, super tasty Vegan creations, Indian street food to Italian Pizza, Hog Roasts to Fish dishes, Beef brisket naan wraps to traditional festival favourites – Hotdogs, toasties and good old fashioned Mr Whippy ice cream. All washed down with Streatham’s finest coffee and home-made cakes. There is also plenty of room for picnics.
Once the food has been digested there are bouncy castles and face painting for children. Community groups are well represented with stalls for the curious visitor keen to find out more about the area or join one of the area's local groups or societies.
We are planning to make this event as green as possible. We have food vans on the day selling a fantastic range of food. But if you’re bringing your own picnic, leave zero trace. Please expect to take every bit of packaging back with you to recycle. The common will have litter pickers on the day –
BUT WE DO NOT HAVE THE FACILITIES TO RECYCLE.
Friends of Streatham Common
The Friends of Streatham Common is a voluntary organisation run by local residents. The Friends work to ensure that Streatham Common and the Rookery are well kept and have facilities for all sections of the local community, providing community views of the maintenance and development of the area in a way that balances the needs of a diverse groups of users.
As well as running Streatham Kite Day, the Friends also run a number of popular public events each year which include Bird Walks, Open Air Theatre in the Rookery and the Fun Dog Show.
The Friends campaigned to restore the Rookery Gardens and won funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. They have funded and installed a nature trail, and organised events to mark the Rookery Centenary in 2013.
Friends of Streatham Common has elected officers and currently has about 300 members, who help make all the activities possible. Membership is open to any individual, family or business.
If you would like to help support Kite Day and the continued maintenance of our Common and the Rookery, please donate via JustGiving.
Share your Kite Day memories
If you’ve been to Streatham Kite Day before, why not share your pictures and memories on social media using the hashtag #StreathamKiteDay.