Huge, colorful squid swim through the skies, whales breach the clouds and fast Rokkaku kites dance through the air in loops and whorls.
Summer Kite Festival, June 22-23, 2019. Held on the beach at the D River State Recreation Site, the annual Summer Kite Festival is a longstanding family vacation tradition. Experience two days of kite-flying activities and let your heart soar.
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.
2019 Summer Kite Festival Event Schedule
10am: Opening Announcements
10am-12:30 pm: 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.
Sponsors: Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Coho Oceanfront Lodge, Gomberg Kite Productions International, Graphite Penguin, Inn at Wecoma, Lincoln City Community & Recreation Center, Lincoln City Outlets, Looking Glass Inn, Motel 6, Northwest Winds Kites & Toys, Ocean Terrace Condominiums, Pelican Shores Inn, PhantomStarDesign.com, Sea Echo Motel and Surftides Resort.