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Summer Kite Festival

The whole family will be delighted at the Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival. Gaze up at huge, colorful octopuses swimming through the skies, whales breaching the clouds, and fast Rokkaku kites dancing through the air in loops and whorls.

Summer Kite Festival June 24 - 25, 2023

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 runs continuously from 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday. Download a copy of our parking guide here. Public transportation is available through Lincoln County Transit on Saturday.

*Previous Event Schedule

10 am: Announcements. Festival Opening Performance.

10 am - 2 pm: FREE Kite Making Workshop! Make your own paper kite that flies!

10 - 11 am: Performances by Featured Fliers.

11 - 11:20 am: Kite Flier Memorial.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Performances by Featured Fliers.

12:30 - 1 pm: Guided Tours on the field, meet the Kite Fliers!

1 - 4 pm: Performances by Featured Fliers.

2 - 2:30 pm: Guided Tours on the field, meet the Kite Fliers!

4 pm: Festival Closes.

ALL DAY: Pixie Fest Carnival Games donations going to Kiwanis Club of Lincoln City.
ALL DAY: Walk through the Wind Garden.
ALL DAY: BIG show kites fill the Lincoln City festival sky with color!

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

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