Embrace your right to fly and to have fun at the 23rd Cape Town International Kite Festival on October 28 and 29 in Muizenberg in support of Cape Mental Health. Kiters from China, England, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa and the USA will be there to show that almost anything can fly, with fish, dragons and even a little pig expected to adorn the sky.
The family festival has become South Africa’s biggest mental health awareness event and 100% of profits go to Cape Mental Health to help provide vital mental health services to children and adults in Cape Town and beyond.
“We all have the basic right to fly – to explore our abilities, develop our skills and soar freely at home, work, school and in our community,” says Ingrid Daniels, Director of Cape Mental Health. “Children and adults with mental health needs have the same human rights as everyone else and at our 23rd Cape Town International Kite Festival, we will be celebrating everyone’s ‘Right to Fly’; to be accepted, respected and included.”
There will be free kite-making workshops for children and adults as well as live entertainment, rides, a children’s play area and food market. Visitors are welcome to bring along a picnic.
The Cape Town International Kite Festival happens on (and above) Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Muizenberg (corner Axminster and The Row).
* Open from 10am to 6pm daily, the event offers lots of parking and easy access by train (False Bay or Muizenberg stations).
Entry is R40 (R15 for children 12 years and under). Tickets will be available online and at the gate.