International Dieppe Kite Festival
Organization Sponsor: Dieppe Kite International
Dieppe KITE International is the largest festival of its kind in North America.
The Dieppe Kite International is comprised of three types of activity: kite flying, community activities and cultural activities.
Four solo artists and four groups will share the stage at the Arthur-J.-LeBlanc Centre this summer during Dieppe KITE International.
On Friday, August 15, the first concert will feature Swing, Réveil, Suroît and Cayouche followed by a concert on Saturday, August 16, featuring George Belliveau, Hert LeBlanc, Big Bad Marty Band and André-Philippe Gagnon.
A two-concert pass is available for $40 before July 25. Tickets for each individual concert are also available at a cost of $25 in advance or $35 at the door.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the festival, those who purchase a two-concert pass before July 25 will have a chance to win a VIP Experience Package for August 15. The package for eight friends includes Mooshead products, a limousine ride to the concert site, a private bar and pizza at the end of the evening.
Rogers, BMW,Glow Parties, Roadway System, EPR, Dieppe,Mini, Atlantic Lottery, Gov of Canada, Caisse Populaire Dieppe, Gov of New Brunswick, Alpine Lager,Atlantic Superstore, Shell, Tim Hortons,Dr. Martin Braces.
The Dieppe Kite International was launched with the goal of organizing an exciting, original event on an international level that encourages exchanges among French-speaking countries. Following the success of the Village de la Francophonie, the town of Dieppe saw a need to plan an event to promote the local region around the world.
The Dieppe Kite International is one of the most renowned kite festivals in North America. More than 75 international kite flyers are expected to land in the city for this year’s festival. About 40,000 people are expected to attend.
The festival owes a large part of its success to the collaboration between internationally renowned kite fliers. Their participation is proof of the event's quality and the esteem in which it holds in the kite-flying community.
During a visit from the City of Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada, to Dieppe, France, in 2000, the New Brunswick delegation sought to identify opportunities for partnerships in education, culture, history and tourism. During the visit, it was determined that a festival held in Dieppe, France, for the past 20 years – the International Dieppe Kite – was an excellent idea for a twinning program. Following exchanges between the two cities and Festival representatives, a collaboration protocol was established and signed between the two festivals. This protocol led to the founding of Dieppe KITE International in 2001.