Have you been to the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival in Swift Current? My family and I recently drove down for a weekend of kite flying and watching. This was our second time going. 2022 is the first year back after the pandemic. The Saskpower Windscape Kite Festival welcomes Celebrity Kite Flyers each year. The kite festival is an opportunity to watch amazing kites performing and host family-fun activities, kite flying, food trucks and more. The festival is free. Free parking and free entrance. They have charges for food and activities but those are optional. (You can bring your own food if you want and your own kites!)


The first year we went, we arrived after a long drive on Saturday to rain and wind. The kite festival continues rain or shine and we stopped by as soon as we checked into the hotel. We arrived back at the hotel muddy but happy. The next day, we tried again, and we truly found the magic on the last day of the festival. As we drove up, the sky was full of beautiful kites flying in the air. They weren’t able to get many up on the previous day so this was a fantastic view.


Kite Festival in Swift Current

Windscape 2019. Photo by Erin McCrea.

The next day, we flew kites, we participated in the kid’s activities and we watched in amazement as the professional kite flyers gave us some impressive shows. Watching kites in the sky, dancing to music? Amazing.


Windscape Kite Festival 2022. Photo by Erin McCrea.

This year, when we heard the news that the Kite Festival was back, we decided to go again! This time, we arrived on Friday so we could start first thing on Saturday. We went from a group with my sister, son and me the first year to adding two more the next year. My parents wanted to see the amazement for themselves. There was a very dry heat with a lot of wind. By the time we left the festival, we all had dirt stains. It’s a sign of a day well-spent.

Getting help with our kite. Photo by Erin McCrea.

One of the greatest things they offer at the Kite Festival is having help to fly your kite. If you buy one, and can’t quite figure out how it works, they have people walking around in the field ready to give you assistance. We had trouble getting my son’s kite into the air and we were happy to have a little bit of help.

Photo by Erin McCrea.

Photo by my son.

Bat Kite. Photo by Erin McCrea.

We had a blast. We stayed for lunch, we watched the kites fly, we did most of the children’s activities, and we watched the big smiles on the faces around us. This was the biggest thing we’ve been to since everything shut down and it was so fun just to people-watch. My son had fun just playing in the dirt but also enjoyed wandering around and trying new things. We decided to spend the entire day on Saturday at the festival and then do a little exploring on the way home. It worked out well because the much-needed rain fell on Sunday. Next year, we may attempt camping that weekend so we can get a completely different experience.

Saskpower Windscape Kite Festival in Swift Current