Please use KF2021 as Reference

Welcome to the 27th Hybrid Cape Town International Kite Festival 2021!

It is said that imagination is the highest kite one can fly, so this October Cape Mental Health invites you to join us as we celebrate the 27th Cape Town International Kite Festival. From 2 to 31 October, bold kites from all over the world will soar skywards to capture your imagination and show that #EveryoneDeservesToFly.

Cape Mental Health’s annual flagship event is going hybrid for its 27th edition as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Flying against the winds of adversity, this year’s interactive event combines real-life open-air kite-flying with online kite-making workshops, competitions and videos.

Join kiters all over the globe and fly your kite at the 27th Cape Town International Kite Festival, anywhere and anytime between 2 and 31 October. Share your photos, videos and messages of encouragement, tagging #EveryoneDeservesToFly and @CTKiteFest, and feature on the official CTKiteFest social feeds.

The goal is to raise over R100 000 to enable this hard-working non-profit organisation to provide essential free mental healthcare services and ensure that everyone, regardless of who they are or where they live, can enjoy equality in mental health access and care in an unequal world.

The 27th Cape Town International Kite Festival will be an uplifting mix of magic and fun. In South Africa, October is on the cusp of summer and an ideal time to get outdoors, fly a kite, laugh and enjoy a sense of play and freedom. Hold onto your kite-line and let go of anxiety, stress and ‒ most importantly ‒ help raise awareness and funds for Cape Mental Health, because #EveryoneDeservesToFly.

Please use KF2021 as Reference

Flash Fly Kiting Pop-Up Events

 

People all over the world will be flying their kites at the 27th Cape Town International Kite Festival between 2 and 31 October ‒ a hybrid event with real-life kite-flying and fun online activities.

Cape Mental Health invites you to view kites at Dolphin Beach on Sunday 10 October (World Mental Health Day and One Sky One World), and at Zandvlei Nature Reserve on Saturday 23 October 2021. Gather family, friends or colleagues, wear green if you can, and plan a ‘flash fly’ to enjoy time together in the fresh air at a safe, social distance while giving hope and raising funds for Cape Mental Health.

Let the organisers know when and where you will be flying if you’d like them to share your pop-up on social media. Contact @CTKiteFest on social media or email events@cmh.org.za. Remember to share your photos, videos and messages of hope on social media, tagging #EveryoneDeservesToFly and @CTKiteFest to feature on the official CTKiteFest social feeds.

Competition Time

SHOW US YOUR KITE CREATIVITY & WIN!

 

This year, YOU can win big with Cape Mental Health and the Cape Town International Kite Festival.

Be creative and WOW us with your kite object – this could be a cake decorated with a kite, a puzzle, a pottery or clay object, a great photo, a song you wrote, one of your poems, a collage, a painting, a doll’s outfit, a piece of art. Be sure to do something you enjoy and include a kite. Then share the fun you had so that others can also feel good.

#EverybodyDeservesToFly, and everybody stands the chance to win a grand prize by getting creative with kites!

 

Kite Festival Gallery

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Learn how to
make a kite

Come and meet
the Kiters

Get to know
Our Staff

A Message from the City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town is proud to partner with Cape Mental Health to support the Cape Town International Kite Festival.

For the last 27 years, the Cape Town International Kite Festival has flown the flag in raising awareness about mental health and provided a space where people from different backgrounds can come together for open-air kite flying.

As Africa’s oldest and largest kite festival, the Cape Town International Kite Festival has been the perfect platform to raise funds for the Cape Mental Health, which provides comprehensive mental health services throughout the Western Cape.

The Cape Mental Health’s work has supplemented the City’s own efforts in helping our residents to strengthen their mental wellbeing.

This Mental Health Awareness Month, the City of Cape Town is also shining a light on emotional, psychological and social well-being, especially during the pandemic.

We are encouraging residents to make use of the mental health services at our clinics.

The pandemic has played havoc with day-to-day lives, the things that anchor us such as our families and jobs, and has caused emotional upheaval as we navigated through periods when loved ones may have gotten sick or succumbed to Covid-19.

Between April and September this year 2 102 people made mental health visits to City clinics.

We implore residents to seek help whether it is with Cape Mental Health or at one of the City’s Health facilities.

A list of facilities is available here.

For the City of Cape Town, the Cape Town International Kite Festival has played a pivotal role in ending the stigma around mental health and has inspired many to speak out about their struggles.

We are proud to support an event that has made a difference in the lives of many of our residents and visitors who have been inspired by the Cape Town International Kite Festival.

Thank You

Thank you for flying with us at the 27th Cape Town International Kite Festival and giving hope! By supporting Cape Mental Health you are helping bring hope to the 1 in 4 adults and children affected by mental health concerns. With the impact of Covid-19 the need has never been greater. Thank you for helping provide essential, free mental health services. You are helping restore dignity and change lives.

#EverybodyDeservesToFly

Please use KF2021 as Reference

Contact Us

WhatsApp: +27 83 219 9034
Email: events@cmh.org.za

For more information on Cape Mental Health click here.

For any mental health queries please contact +27 (021) 447 9040

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  • In order to win the big prize and enter the competition,
    you have to:

    1.   Show us your creativity involving kites by posting a photo and description on social media.
    2.   Post this on your timeline.
    3.   Tag @CTKiteFest and @CapeMentalHealth
    4.   Tag our official hashtags: #EverybodyDeservesToFly and #CTKiteFest

    That’s it!

    P.S. Anyone of any age can take part – just be young at heart. Take part in the Cape Town International Kite Festival – and the big prize can be yours!

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    Simply give a donation or buy a ticket to our virtual #CTKiteFest. You could change someone’s life.