International Friendship Festival 2009

Sunderlands favourite family festival returns on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July to celebrate friendship with individuals and communities from Sunderland and around the world.

The free event takes place at the Northern Area Playing Fields, Washington, from 11am – 5pm. As well as featuring the popular kite festival, the event plays host to innovative street theatre, exhibitions and international cuisine as well as the colourful sounds of world music.

Experienced kite fliers who would like to attend the festival as an official kite flier must register in advance by contacting