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When is the Portsmouth International Kite Festival 2022?

The Portsmouth International Kite Festival is taking place from 30 to 31 July 2022.

What to expect from the Portsmouth International Kite Festival

The Portsmouth International Kite Festival 2022 returns to Southsea Common and will welcome hundreds of kite flyers from across the globe.

This free event is jointly organised by Portsmouth City Council and The Kite Society of Great Britain.

One of the biggest kite festivals in the world, this year marks the 30th festival. Organisers are planning an exciting event based around the festival theme of "Art on the Line".

How to get to the Portsmouth International Kite Festival

Getting to the Portsmouth International Kite Festival is easy. The nearest station is Portsmouth Harbour which is a 20-minute walk to Southsea Common. You’ll be able to see kites flying from the station.

Popular routes to Portsmouth Harbour include:

Things to see and do in Portsmouth

While in Portsmouth, why not explore the local attractions with the harbour being a top spot for families. Visit the National Museum of the Royal Navy, and see the wooden warship HMS Victory. Don’t miss the Tudor ship Mary Rose displayed in a dockyard museum. The Blue Reef Aquarium is also sure to be popular with kids.

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