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June 22-23 2013
Lincoln City was named by Kitelines Magazine as one of the best places to fly kites in North America.
Lincoln City celebrates with three kite festivals each year, two outdoors and one indoors. Situated on the 45th parallel, Lincoln City is positioned at the ideal point for mixing warm equatorial air and cold polar air, which creates ideal winds for outdoor flying. In addition, the clean air flowing directly off the ocean is preferred by kite flying experts, and novices will see a difference in their abilities as well.
The theme for the 2013 Summer Kite Festival is "Tales of Tails".
Honoring the pod of life-sized gray whale kites that migrate to the festival.
A celebration of both professional and leisure kite fliers with some of the most colorful big "show kites" in the world. The event is on the beach at D-River Wayside in Lincoln City, Oregon.
Persons that fly in their world record breaking attempt will be entered in a drawing for 1 Free American Kitefliers Association Convention registration, compliments of the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau (Summer Kite Festival invited fliers are not eligible to enter the raffle- one entry per person) .
JUNE 7, 2013Indoor Kite Flying Clinic2pm-4pm, Instructor: Jerimy Colbert
JUNE 21, 2013Indoor Kite Flying Clinic2pm-4pm, Instructor: Amy and Connor Doran
JUNE 22, 20132013 KITE FESTIVAL DAY 1Days events will include kid’s kite making workshops, featured flier performances/demos, large show kites on the beach, running of the bols, and the opportunity to win fun prizes!
JUNE 23, 20132013 KITE FESTIVAL DAY 2Days events will include kid’s kite making workshops, featured flier performances/demos, large show kites on the beach, running of the bols, and the opportunity to win fun prizes!
Kitemaking for Kids
Sponsored by the Lincoln City Kite Friendship Association. Make your own kite, then see it fly. No charge!
Running of the Bols
Watch for the doughnut shaped kites near the beach. See who can run the fastest into the wind while harnessed to a kite. Bragging rights for the winners! Register on the field, during the event.
After making their kites, the kids parade down to the beach for all to see their incredible creations!
All kids will receive a passport to the world of kites. Kids may have their passports signed by the featured fliers and kiteboarders to receive prizes. Pick yours up at the main tent.
We will invite all quad line fliers (that feel they are in control of their kites) to help us break the record for most quad lines in the air at one time. Sign up at the main tent and receive an entry to win an all expense paid trip to the AKA National Convention in Seaside, Oregon. (Trip includes convention fees and rooming)