Fall Kite Festival

Huge, colorful squid swim through the skies, whales breach the clouds and fast Rokkaku kites dance through the air in loops and whorls.

Held on the beach at the D River State Recreation Site, the annual Fall Kite Festival is a longstanding family vacation tradition. Experience two days of kite-flying activities and let your heart soar!

Festival Activities

Bring the whole family out to the Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival on October 5th & 6th, 2019 for a weekend of kite-flying fun. There will be exciting kite demonstrations by experts, kite-making, a parade, and of course the colorful, giant kites floating above the beach! The Fall Kite Festival is an event like no other, with brilliant shapes and colors filling up the sky for the whole weekend.

2019 Fall Kite Festival Event Schedule

October 4th

11am - 4pm: Kids Kite Making at the Lincoln City Outlets. Build your own kite in Suite 213 next to Perfumania.

2:30pm - 5:30pm: Kite Fliers Reception at the Lincoln City Outlets. Come meet the fliers and take a selfie! Located in Suite 213 next to Perfumania.

October 5th and 6th

10am: Opening Announcements
10am-12:30pm: Performance by Featured Fliers
11am-11:15am: Kite Flier Memorial
12:30pm-1pm: Running of the Bols. Race in the sand while strapped to a parachute kite.
10am-2pm: Free Kids Kite Making Workshop—make your own paper kite.
1pm-4pm: Performance by Featured Fliers
2pm-2:30pm: Kids and Kites Parade on the Beach
4pm: Festival closes

ALL DAY: Learn the fun AND the safe way to enjoy the beach presented by the North Lincoln Fire and Rescue.

ALL DAY: Kids Passports: Collect autographs from the Featured Fliers to win great prizes.

ALL DAY: BIG show kites adorn the Lincoln City skies.

The schedule is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control, including weather. Times are approximate.

Parking at the Festival

Parking is available at the Lincoln City Community Center and Lincoln City Outlets. Free shuttle service is available at both locations and run continuously from 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday. Download a copy of our Parking Guide here. Public transportation is available through Lincoln County Transit on Saturday.

Sponsors: Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Coho Oceanfront Lodge, Gomberg Kite Productions International, Inn at Wecoma, Lincoln City Parks & Recreation, Lincoln City Outlets, Motel 6, Northwest Winds Kites & Toys, Ocean Terrace Condominiums, Overnight Art, PhantomStarDesign.com, Scout Northwest and Surftides Resort.

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