20th Streatham Common Kite Day
Streatham’s mini festival, Kite Day, will return to our beautiful Common on Sunday 13 May 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00. The free event is packed full of spectacular kite flying displays and is an opportunity for everyone to go fly a kite.
We will have another brilliant line-up of kite flyers this year who will dazzle and amaze with acrobatic displays or astound with their huge static kites.
But Kite Day is not just for the experts – the organisers encourage people to bring their own kites to fly. If you don't own a kite, why not make one or buy one on site?
Fun for everyone
Kite Day is a wonderful family event. In between marvelling at the displays or kite flying, children can go on the bouncy castles or get their faces painted.
Dance on the Common to live music from The Rapture Riders, who will play between the displays. And if dancing is not for you, explore the community stalls to get a taste of the incredible groups and societies which help make Streatham so special.
Once again there will be an array of food and drink for you to enjoy, or you can have a picnic on the grass.
Mike Robinson, Chair of the Friends of Streatham Common, which organises Kite Day, is excited about the 2018 event:
“We’re looking forward to another fantastic free event in May – it will be our 20th annual Streatham Common Kite Day. The event is London’s only kite festival and attracts thousands from across London and beyond.
“Streatham Kite Day is made possible by a team of volunteers and any profits from the event are put back into restoring and maintaining the Common and its gardens. So not only will you have an amazing time at Kite Day but you’ll also be supporting a beautiful local landmark.”
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, please text KITE17 £5 to 70070 to donate £5 to the Friends of Streatham Common.
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.