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Catch the Wind Kite Festival

Catch the Wind was an annual festival that was a much loved highlight of Morecambe’s summer calendar. Regularly attracting 20,000 people over the weekend the festival has been integral to putting Morecambe on the map as a visitor destination. The festival was last held in 2023.

Catch the Wind raised the profile of Morecambe and the Bay area and to bring visitors to the town.  The event has had significant economic impact on Morecambe, bringing business to hotels, B&Bs, cafés and restaurants, generating additional income for shopkeepers and market traders.

“this event gets better year on year and attracts many, many people. I know it’s known as the kite festival but there really is much more to it, with such a diverse range of entertainment…”
David Brayshaw, The Visitor & Morecambe Carnival

“What a great event the Kite Festival was. Much kudos to you all for organising it, the prom looked amazing, all the kites and fluttering banners made it very atmospheric set perfectly against the backdrop of the Lakes mountains. A great success all around. Seems like the whole of Lancashire came out and everyone seemed to have a lot of fun. We certainly did and so did all the families that came to make art with us.”
Julia Chick, Land Art for Kids

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