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ARTEVENTO CERVIA, 42nd International Kite Festival

ARTEVENTO CERVIA, 42nd International Kite Festival

Kites from all over the world flying for peace over the beach of Pinarella

ARTEVENTO CERVIA, 42nd International Kite Festival

The 42nd ARTEVENTO CERVIA - International Kite Festival is back on the beach of Pinarella and in some suggestive locations in the historic centre, from 22nd April to 1st May and dedicates its 42nd edition to the theme "One Sky One World", to reaffirm from this sky that freedom, brotherhood and unity in diversity are universal values.

Together with the visual joy of its extraordinary spectacle, the Festival gives the wind a strong message of conscious positivity.
Always animated by a strong environmentalist spirit, the festival also addresses the issue of sustainability, confirming the focus on climate change through an in-depth study dedicated to bees. With the message "Bee the change" it promotes the activation of virtuous behaviour through its original approach to sustainable creativity.

Suitable for a heterogeneous audience and spectators of all ages and abilities, admission is free every day.

Set on a kilometre of perfectly serviced and accessible beach, every day from 10.00 a.m. the show includes an attractive programme of:

  • art kite flying,
  • giant and ethnic kites, acrobatic displays to the rhythm of music, aerial kite photography
  • aerial photography with kites
  • kitesurfing,
  • exhibitions,
  • thematic in-depth studies,
  • night-time shows,
  • interdisciplinary educational workshops.

The Wind Gardens, the Wind Fair and the play area guarantee the whole family the ideal atmosphere to spend extraordinary days in a stimulating and healthy atmosphere.

Among the not-to-be-missed events, the evocative Night of Miracles returns on the second weekend.
Conceived in 1999 as a poetic tribute to the sea and as an expression of the ecological philosophy of the festival, the immersive show of wind art, music and lights will enchant the beach of Pinarella on April 30, starting at 9.30 p.m.


The participating artists come from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, South Korea, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Greece, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Holland, Pakistan, French Polynesia, Poland, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tasmania, Ukraine, USA and Vietnam.

Guests of Honour 2022 the children of the communities present in the area, who on 25 April will be welcomed as ambassadors of a strong message of peace by the international embrace of the 200 guest artists arriving from more than 30 countries.


 ARTEVENTO CERVIA, 42nd International Kite Festival - Ph. Giorgio Carlon


Artevento, International Kite Festival

How was the Festival born?

Born in 1981 from a happy intuition of the painter Claudio Capelli who, since its inception, has been the organiser and artistic director.
And since 1981, every spring, the sky is filled with colour and magic as kites from all over the world fly harmoniously over our beaches.
A festival that combines imagination, creativity, art and culture.

Every year, the best kite masters on the planet meet on Cervia beach in spring for this traditional event.

More than a consolidated tradition, it represents the ideal appointment with the different cultures of the planet, in full respect of the values of brotherhood, peace and respect for the environment.
The event is now considered one of the ten most important festivals of its kind in the world.


The art of kite building

The Festival is a window on the colourful world of world kite flying, with its original characters and fascinating flying creatures.
It is also an opportunity to learn the art of kite building and flying directly from the world's great kite flying champions.

On the weekdays of the Festival, there are workshops for groups and school groups, by appointment, while on the holidays, they are open to all children.
Participants meet master kite flyers, guests of the Festival from all over the world. And with the help of an interpreter they learn how to build a kite and the first flying techniques.
Budding kite flyers and amateurs can try their hand at kite flying in the dedicated areas adjacent to the masters' area.


from 22nd April to 1st May 2022


from 10.00 a.m.


Pinarella beach


Information office

Tourist Information Office - Cervia
Torre San Michele, Via Arnaldo Evangelisti 4
0544 977194
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