Let's Go Fly a Kite! A historical exhibition celebrating Parksville's KITEFEST

June29
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us at the MAC as we celebrate the history of one of Parksville's most beloved summer events!

Kitefest is sponsored by the Parksville Lions Society and the BC Kitefliers Association, and was launched in July 2006 taking place during the community's Beachfest events during the summer months. KITEFEST is a non-competitive kite festival and takes place in the perfect setting at the Parksville Community Park. Hundreds of visitors and kite enthusiasts come to the annual two-day event which features childrens' kitemaking activities, teddy bear drop off, local judging and medals for fun categories, like youngest flier, silliest kite, highest kite and so on. Sadly, COVID 19 forced the cancellation of the 2020 AND 2021 Kitefest event on the beach.

Let's Go Fly A Kite! is a historical exhibition celebrating the KITEFEST event - come and see the wonderful, colourful, amazing kites 'flying' in our Concert Gallery, learn about the history of kites - did you know that kites were first invented in 662 BC in China? Did you know that man-lifting kites were used for aerial reconnaissance and and radio antennas during WWI? Alexander Graham Bell invented the tetrahedral kite - the tetrahedron is theoretically the strongest, most rigid symmetrical structure that can exist in nature! SO much to learn and SO much fun! Our summer tent outdoors will feature kitemaking activities for children and families who visit our exhibit this summer.

Let's Go Fly A Kite is at the McMillan Arts Centre from June 29 - August 29, 2021.

The Arts Centre is open Daily except on Mondays, from 11am to 3pm.

Entrance by donation.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Tuesday, June 29
  • Wednesday, June 30
  • Thursday, July 1
  • Friday, July 2
  • Saturday, July 3
  • Sunday, July 4
  • Tuesday, July 6
  • Wednesday, July 7
  • Thursday, July 8
  • Friday, July 9
  • Saturday, July 10
  • Sunday, July 11
  • Tuesday, July 13
  • Wednesday, July 14
  • Thursday, July 15
  • Friday, July 16
  • Saturday, July 17
  • Sunday, July 18
  • Tuesday, July 20
  • Wednesday, July 21
  • Thursday, July 22
  • Friday, July 23
  • Saturday, July 24
  • Sunday, July 25
  • Tuesday, July 27
  • Wednesday, July 28
  • Thursday, July 29
  • Friday, July 30
  • Saturday, July 31
  • Sunday, August 1
  • Tuesday, August 3
  • Wednesday, August 4
  • Thursday, August 5
  • Friday, August 6
  • Saturday, August 7
  • Sunday, August 8
  • Tuesday, August 10
  • Wednesday, August 11
  • Thursday, August 12
  • Friday, August 13
  • Saturday, August 14
  • Sunday, August 15
  • Tuesday, August 17
  • Wednesday, August 18
  • Thursday, August 19
  • Friday, August 20
  • Saturday, August 21
  • Sunday, August 22
  • Tuesday, August 24
  • Wednesday, August 25
  • Thursday, August 26
  • Friday, August 27
  • Saturday, August 28
  • Sunday, August 29