2016 WACKOS Flying Schedule
The First and Third Saturday of every month someplace
(Other activities, and where they'll be are also shown)

For other events around the country, click here to visit the AKA  web site and select "Event Calendar.

Sometimes, I don't get all the good pictures. But Jim & Laura post theirs for everyone to enjoy. Check out their  gallery at Kitefliers Kite Gallery.  And Jim Martin puts a bunch up at his Fotki photo page.
January 2016
2 First Saturday -
16 Third Saturday - Treasure Island Sport Kite Championship, see http://easternleague.net/TISKC
23 Belly Laugh Day tomorrow - <click the link>

February 2016

6 First Saturday - 
13 Don't forget Valentine's Day!
20 Third Saturday -

March 2016 is National Kite Month

5 First Saturday -
12 Daylight Savings Time begins tonight! Clock "spring" ahead. One more hour of flying!
21 Third Saturday  -

Denton NC Kite festival? - more details later.



April 2016

April is National Kite Month - where and when will the WACKOS have their NKM event? Send suggestions to okra-eaters at wackos dot org. Or should we join other festivals this month. See schedule below.

2 First Saturday -
Lake Park Kite Festival (in the usual place), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a good place to fly single lines and help those that need it. During the festival isn't really a good place to fly stunt kites because of all the kids and parents running around. After lunch, we can always return for stunt flying. Hope to see you there.
16 Third Saturday - Blue Ridge Kite Festival, Salem, Va. -

Holden Beach Days at the Dock,  Contact John McEntire

Spartanburg Soaring 2016. << Click there <<The Spartanburg Soaring International Kite Festival is on schedule for April 23, 2016 from 11:00-5:00. Clubs are invited to participate by calling 864-542-2787.  

Spartanburg Soaring Kite Club will be there and we hope to have a lot of WACKOS here as well. We will be planning a get together after the event for fellow kite fliers. 
Chuck Holmes
864 556 9702

May 2016

7 First Saturday -
21 Third Saturday -
28 Beginning of Memorial Day Weekend

June 2016

4 First Saturday -

Third Saturday -


July 2016

2 First Saturday - Fly your red, white & blue!
16 Third Saturday -


August 2016

6 First Saturday -
20 Third Saturday -

September 2016

2 First Saturday - The Mile High Kite Festival is ALWAYS Labor Day Weekend.  This year Labor Day happens to fall on September 5th, so the event is Saturday afternoon, September 3th, and all day Sunday, September 4th. Monday, the 5th, as usual, is optional, as long as the fog stays away.
17 Third Saturday -

October 2016

1 First Saturday -
15 Third Saturday -

November 2016

5 First Saturday - Let's wait and see. Based on last year's very successful event, it might happen again. All signs are good.

This has been traditionally the weekend for the Cape Fear Kite Festival.  Last  year's event was held at Fort Fisher State Recreation area, just south of Kure Beach and adjacent to the NC Aquarium. Our best time ever!

Click there >>> Cape Fear Kite Festival page <<< for the Facebook for the latest info.

Daylight Savings time ends, clocks "fall" back.
19 Third Saturday -

December 2016

3 First Saturday -
17 Third Saturday -
24 Christmas Eve
31 New Year's Eve