The 24th Annual

Strawberry Fields Kite Festival

Sat. May 30th & Sun. May 31st, 2015

 

South lawn - Regional Mental Health Care

St. Thomas, Ontario

Schedule of Events:

Both Days

 

1:00 PM -

Opening Ceremonies & Mass Ascension of Kites.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A general fun fly for all, including many members of various kite clubs from southern Ontario

 

Sunday only

4:00 PM -

Closing Ceremonies.

Fun for Everyone:

  • Face Painting

  • Kite Making
  • Balloons
  • Craft Vendors
  • Refreshments of all kinds
  • Bubbles


Welcome

The Strawberry Fields Kite Festival is now in its twenty-fourth year.

We would like to welcome everyone back for the thirs year of holding this festival as a two day event. We had a great time last year with good winds and great crowds on both days. As we close in on having organized this festival for a quarter century, we continue to enjoy what we consider the best fun fly fewstival in southern Ontario on what we consider the best kite flying field in Ontario.

As we told you in 2013, Regional Mental Health - St. Thomas (the former St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital) closed at the end of June last year after having been open since the 1930's. The property is now under the control of 'Infrastructure Ontario', a branch of the provincial government. We have nowbeen given formal permission to continue to hold the festival on this site for the next three years.We hope to continue with this festival at its current location for many years to come! Be sure to come and join us this May!

Kite fliers and kite watchers alike come to enjoy the activities on and above the largest (and best!) kite flying field in southwestern Ontario. The skies above St. Thomas will be filled with an amazing display of colourful kites and wind toys, as flyers from Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara, Windsor and Detroit join local kite people in celebrating the joys of summer

 

How to find the Strawberry Fields Kite Festival

RMHC - St. Thomas is on the corner of Sunset Drive and John Wise Line.

To get there: take Hwy #401 to Wellington Road., then take Wellington Road south to St. Thomas (it ends at the Hwy #4 lights). Take Hwy #4 (Sunset Drive) south to the hospital site.