Thousands of people are expected in Swift Current as kite flyers look to harness Saskatchewan’s wind and create moments of beauty in the sky.
The Windscape Kite Festival takes place this weekend, featuring a number of celebrity kite flyers.
Swift Current’s Cultural Festival Coordinator Shann Gowan says these aren’t just your typical diamond-shape kites.
There are two groups coming from Germany with creature kites bigger than houses, two English teams flying quad kites, a couple of Texas teams with double-kites, and many other performers from Canada and the United States.
Kids are also encouraged to fly their kites alongside the celebrity kite flyers, but Gowan says there’s also plenty of other activities to partake in — from entertainers to a straw bale maze to a bubble station.
Admission is free for the kite shows, while other entertainment ranges in cost from 80 cents to $1.
Performances run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.