Summer Kite Festival

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

2022 Summer Kite Festival June 25 - 26, 2022

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.

***Event Schedule will be updated as details become available***

*Previous* 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 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.

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Lincoln City is the perfect place to fly a kite (or two!), with wide open beaches and just the prefect amount of wind.

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