Chewstick To Host KiteFest On Good Friday

April 8, 2014

The Chewstick Foundation is set to host the annual Good Friday KiteFest Celebration at Horseshoe Bay Beach on April, 18th 2014.

The event has garnered the support of KeyTech, BTC, Logic, Bermuda Commercial Bank, BELCO, Bermuda’s Best and the Ministry of Public Safety, and is set to feature kite competitions, local entertainment,  a fishcake competition and more.

A Chewstick spokesperson said, “Kite Flying has long been one of Bermuda’s oldest and most cherished traditions and The Bermuda Good Friday KiteFest celebrates this legacy by inviting families, visitors and locals to enjoy kite-flying in a fun and festive atmosphere.

Warwick Gombeys at KiteFest last year:

“The Chewstick Foundation is honored to have the opportunity to steward this event and are very happy for the outpouring of support that has allowed them to focus on further enhancing the event to take it toward the national and international audience.

“The Bermuda Good Friday KiteFest is completely free, with music and activities starting at 10 a.m. and plenty of ways to get involved and win fantastic prizes. KiteFest will feature the island’s largest Kite Competition, categories include; Best Boxy [Fennel Sticks], Biggest Kite, Smallest Kite, Best Design, Best Traditional Kite, Best Innovative Kite Design, Loudest Kite, and even the Ugliest Kite.

“The contest is wide-open, just come through with your kite and enter right there on the sand. It is free to enter the competition for the chance to win great prizes, including the grand prize of free internet for a year courtesy of Logic Communications.

“The event will also showcase a diverse cross-section of Bermuda talent including traditional folk music, acoustic reggae, contemporary gospel and African Dance. Performers will include dancers The Bermuda Squad, ukulelist Mike Hind, steel pannist Paul Smith, rapper Haz, acoustic reggae artist Rivah and more.

“This year will see the return of the competition for Bermuda’s Best Fishcake, with sponsors Bermuda’s Best, this will not only be a chance to win bragging rights for a year, but to walk away with a substantial prize as well.

“To enter just bring one fishcake to the beach to be sampled by KiteFest judges. Traditional Bermudian cuisine will be available from vendors on the beach so that visitors and locals alike can enjoy Codfish Cakes and Hot Cross Buns to savour the true flavor of the season.

“The Chewstick Foundation is hoping to make this event a fundraiser to assist them in continuing their work in the community, so while KiteFest is free, there will be volunteers on hand if you wish to learn more about The Chewstick Foundation or make a donation to this Bermuda Registered Charity #857. In addition, they are encouraging anyone who is interested in helping to make the day fun and safe for all, to contact them before the event.

If you would like to find out more information, Like “Bermuda Good Friday KiteFest” on Facebook, visit The Chewstick Foundation website, www.chewstick.org, call them at 292-2439 or email info@chewstick.org, with questions or for updates on prizes, sponsors and ways to get involved.

For all our coverage of past year’s Kitefest events click here.

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  1. somuchless says:

    Great. They planned ahead and got enough sponsers. Bermuda enjoy.

  2. New PLP Supporter says:

    Also happy the OBA did not take the good friday kite day with them.

    • Mike Hind says:

      What does this have to do with the OBA?
      Did they “take” any other holidays “with them”?

  3. itsme! says:

    Too bad that there is no boardwalk for wheelchairs to get on the beach too! :×/