8-21 June,at 19.30

Japanese Film Festival

The cinema team on Fanø will organize movie shows of Japanese productions, sharing the fascinating world of Japanese film art.

Check the movie program at

Buy a combi ticket (ferry+ movie ticket) at Danskøferie

Fanø Bio (Lodsvej 3, Nordby)

12-25 June, 1-5 p.m.
Art exhibition, Japanese Ukiyo-e artworks from Scott Skinner's collection and Danish Museum of Art
An exhibition of 16 pieces of Ukiyo-e brought by Scott Skinner from the Drachen Foundation (private collection) along with art pieces from Design Museum Denmark and the National Gallery of Denmark.

Fano Kunstmuseum (Nord Land 5, Sønderho)

12-18 June

Japanese literature exhibition

The public library of Fanø will exhibit books about kite making and brilliant pieces of Japanese literature.

Monday- Thursday: 8 a.m - 9.45 p.m., Friday to Sunday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.



Fanø public Library (Midtbjergvej 2, Nordby)

From 12th June

Beer tasting - special Anniversary Brew (Kite Beer)

A special ‘kite’ beer, brewed exclusively for the event, will be available during this festive week by Fanø Brewery

Fanø Brewery (Strandvejen 5, Nordby)

12-15 June, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wadden Sea National Park exhibition

A mobile exhibition about the unique nature of Wadden sea. The Danish Wadden Sea - along with the German and Dutch Wadden Sea – is classified as UNESCO World Heritage. Information of the Wadden Sea National Park, the animals and the nature will be displayed and magazines will be available. In addition, a ship that will be placed in Nordby harbor during the event on 14th and 15th June from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.

Sports hall, Fanø Bad (Dalen 5)

12-14 June

Woodblock printing

Woodblock prints are amongst the oldest printing techniques, used firstly to make book pages and later images. The earliest evidence of woodblock printmaking were found in China. The Japanese adopted the technique and over the centuries, they reached to the highest point of craftsmanship and artistic expression. Woodblock printing is best known for its use in the ukiyo-e artistic genre.  Masaaki Modegi-san, President of the Japan Kite Association and owner of the Tokyo Kite Museum will demonstrate the traditional art of woodblock printing using a motif of the moon and rabbits.

Sports hall, Fanø Bad (Dalen 5)

12-15 June

Kite Workshop for kids 4 - 10 years

Kids will have the opportunity to create their own kites to fly. The theme of the workshop is Japanese anime, the ingenious Japanese style of animation and children will draw characters from the famous ‘Pokemon’  and other anime series.

Meeting room, Fanø Bad (Golfvejen 1)

12-17 June

Japanese kite flying on the Beach.

This year, visitors and locals will get to know and admire the following Japanese kite styles:

  • Shirone-dako, long rectangular kite
  • Tahara-dako, fighting kite
  • Edo-dako, Tokyo style kite 
  • Rokkaku-dako, popular hexagonal kite
  • Tsugaru-dako, specially decorated kite
  • Tori-dako, bird kite

Japanese kites are distinguished for their outstanding patterns and technique. Discover how impressive they are on Fanø!

Fanø Bad beach

13 June, at 2 pm

Fanø Kitemakers - Symposium japanese kites

Mikio Toki, Edo kite builder, will give a lecture on Japanese kite art and the various kite techniques and styles that have been developed across Japan. A very fascinating event for people who are interested into kite making and flying.

Fanø Skole, Nordby (Midtbjergvej 2)

14-24 June, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

Exhibition Japanese Kites, Malcolm Goodman’s Collection

Malcolm Goodman is a British kite flier and museum owner holding one of the largest private collections of Oriental kites, also referred as “The Kiteman”. A special exhibition of impressive and rare kites that will be a great experience for kite and art admirers.

Fanø Efterskole (Vangled 32, Nordby)

14-15 June, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kites with Danish Art

Hiromi Endo, an experienced kite maker will show how to build the Rokkaku dako kite using the painting creations on washi paper by well-known Danish artists. A perfect demonstration for kite enthusiasts and art admirers.  

The Danish artists who participate in the project are: Anders Brinch, Uffe Christoffersen, Margit Enggaard, Jacob Gadd, Rene Holm, Andreas Schulenburg, Sussi Trampedach and Anne Aarsland.

Fanø Efterskole (Vangled 32, Nordby)

14 June, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Unofficial World Championship Allen key throw

A funny, out-of-records competition where participants throw special sized Allen keys on the beach. Whoever throws it further away is the winner! Simple and amusing.

Rindby Strand

14 June, at 8 p.m.

Mega Bol

Huge round rotating kites, ‘donut’ shaped that offer a spectacular show on the beach.

Rindby Strand

15 June, at 9 a.m.

Fanø Kitemakers workshop, japanese kites with Mikio Toki

The multiannual activity of the Meeting that brings together kite makers to build magnificent artworks. Mikio Toki-san, Edo kite builder, will be the instructor and will demonstrate the Yakko-dako style at the workshop.

Fanø Skole, Nordby (Midtbjergvej 2)

15-24 June, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kites with Danish Art – Exhibition

After converting the paintings on washi paper into kites, the kite artworks will be exhibited at Fanø Efterskole. An interesting exhibition for every art lover! 

Fanø Efterskole (Vangled 32, Nordby)


15 June, at 20.00 p.m
Welcome Kite Fliers Meeting
Kitefliers from all around the world meet at Ridehallen to participate and be a part of the 33th International Kite festival on Fanø. 

Ridehallen, Rindby (Storetoft 7,Rindby)

16 June, at 9 a.m.

Women’s Workshop – Japanese kite painting

A kite painting workshop exclusive for women. This year the workshop will have HQ Roller Kites, high flying and stable type of kite, decorated with Japanese patterns.

Fanø Skole, Nordby (Midtbjergvej 2)

16 June, at 10.00 a.m.

Banner flying

The enormous banner of the event

Rindby Strand

16 June, at 11.00 a.m

Pinkland (pink kites)

Numerous pink kites will embellish the beach.

Rindby Strand

16 June, 1-3 pm

Celebration of 150 years Japan- Denmark diplomatic relationships- Japanese kite flying 

Fanø Bad Square

16 June, at 12.00 pm

Flying kites from Fanø Kitemakers Workshop with Mikio Toki

Fanø Bad beach

17 June, at 10.00 a.m.

Kitebuggy Taxa

An inflated taxi shaped that can move guests around the beach with a small price. The profits go to an orphanage in Colombia.


                                             Rindby Strand

17-18  June, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m

Family Activities

A tent will be placed at Rindby Supermarket where you can:

• Build kites (both days12 p.m. – 4p.m.)

• Beer, wine and grill taste 50,- kr (both days 12 p.m. – 5. p.m.)

• Various activities for children

• Ice-cream hand out (June 17th, 2 p.m – 3 p.m.)

Presenting your ferry ticket from the same day and you can get a free cup of coffee at Rindby Supermarket or buy beer for only 10 kr. at Kabyssen pub.

17 June

Ladybug kites meeting

Ladybugs will walk all over the beach!

Rindby Strand

17 June, at 8 p.m.

Kite auction

The annual art kite auction of the event will take place in Ridehallen, where the profits go to charity.

Ridehallen, Rindby (Storetoft 7)

17 June

Bol Spinning kites

Rotating ball shaped kites

Rindby Strand

18 June, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m

Memorial flying for Werner Ahlgrim

A kite flying session to commemorate Werner Ahlgrim, one of the most famous German kite builders. (Photo from:
Rindby Strand