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Go Fly a Kite!

A series of multicolored kites attached to a single string flying, blue sky in the background.

From beaches to wide-open fields, Maine offers great sites for kite flying—an activity that appeals to people of all ages and abilities. We’ll learn about kite history, different kinds of kites, how to make them, and where to fly them. And we’ll hear about kite festivals, workshops and events throughout the year.


Bob Ray, kite educator with Why Things Fly; lived in Maine for 29 years and owned the former Portland shop Northern Sky Toyz

Tony Otis, kite maker; member, Nor’Easters kite club

VIP Caller:

Glenn Davison, kite expert; author of 12 books on kites; based in Massachusetts

Tracy or Larry Smith, kite enthusiast, founded Capriccio Kite Festival, Ogunquit


Go Fly a Kite - The Atlantic

Annual Capriccio Festival of Kites with Andy Happel and Friends - Saturday, Sep 9, 2023 from 10:00am to 3:30pm - Ogunquit, ME (americantowns.com)

Books by Glenn Davison (Author of Kite Physics) (goodreads.com)

The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.