About the Maryland Kite Society
Organized on January 25, 1969, The Maryland Kite Society (MKS) is the second oldest active kite club in the United States. While its membership hails mainly from the mid-Atlantic states, the MKS boasts members from across the nation and several foreign countries.MKS's official set of purposes include sharing information about kitemaking and kiteflying, providing ongoing continuity and support for local kite festivals and subsidiary groups of kiting enthusiasts, and providing a community education resource for the development of kite craftspeople and flyers of present and future generations.
Winter 2019 Kite Retreat Update!
The 2019 MKS Winter Retreat will feature former presenter and extraordinary kitemaker Ron Gibian!
Our 2019 retreat will be held in the same location as in recent years, the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Maryland. The retreat will begin on Friday evening February 15 and end on Monday noon February 18. Take a look at Ron's project designed for the Maryland Kite Society and get full retreat information here!
A few of Ron's amazing kites --