One Sky One World Worldwide Kite Fly


Promoting Friendship, Peace, Cultural Exchange, Tolerance and Understanding Saturday & Sunday October 10 & 11, 2015 Sign the Global Register at the Bolstad Beach Approach at 10:00 am, then put your kite in the sky! Need a kite to fly for the event?  Come to the Museum between now and then; making a kite is…

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WSIKF Week Photo Contest

kite festival week photo contest

To Enter: Upload your photos at Contest Opens: Monday, August 17, 2015, 5:00 AM Contest Closes: Sunday, August 23, 2015, 12:00 Midnight There is NO LIMIT to the number of times you can enter but the contest closes at midnight, Sunday, August 23, 2015.  We’ll select a winner sometime during the following week and…

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WSIKF Auction & Tribute

World Kite Museum Auction Night

The World Kite Museum and Hall of Fame plays hard during WSIKF, Kite making, Kite flying, Auction Fundraising, Hall of Fame induction Ceremony, New Exhibits, Kite parties and more! Come out and enjoy! The World Kite MuseumPresents AUCTION & TRIBUTE! Saturday August 22ndLong Beach Elks Lodge 106 N Pacific Way It’s time to laugh and…

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Buggy On!


Fight for Flight is Finally Finished  –  Time for You to Come Join the Fun   After an on-again, off-again, 20+ year battle, kite buggies, blokarts and other wind powered vehicles are allowed to run on portions of Washington State beaches thanks to a ruling made on March 26, 2015 by the Washington State Parks…

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Celebrate Hometown Tourism Day!

hometown tourist

Has it been awhile since you and your family have gotten to “Play Tourist” on the Peninsula?  Hometown Tourism day might be just the ticket for Saturday of fun-filled family time!  Several local attractions are working together to offer free and/or reduced admissions on Hometown Tourism Day.  Take advantage of this opportunity to see what…

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Exhibit: Kite Stamps


The Peninsula Postal Stamp Club of Long Beach, WA is in the process of creating an exhibit of kite stamps from countries around the world. In 2009 the group artistically prepared three 34” X 26” frames of Chinese kite stamps to accompany a new Chinese Kite Celebration at that time. This time, besides using the…

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Exhibit: The Business of Kites Features ALOX


Before 1915 if you had a kite either you or someone else made it. This exhibit describes one of the first kite manufacturers, John Frier, Sr. His Company named ALOX rolled off their self-created assembly line kites in 1927. The Museum, with the assistance of Frier’s granddaughter, Nancy Frier, has created the story of how…

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Exhibit: Dime Store Kites


Dime Store Kites This exhibit of paper and plastic kites from the 1920s to the 1960s introduces visitors to kites and kite manufacturers of that era. It includes 3-stick kites, paper diamonds, and box kites; some decorated with old favorites like the Man in the Moon, Jolly Roger, cowboys, etc. Many others of that era…

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Exhibit: Eye Witness to Disaster and Triumph


Eye Witness to Disaster and Triumph Explains the significance of the famous George Lawrence’s spectacular kite aerial photographs of the April 18, 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The pictures of the disaster and the remarkable rebuild two years later were taken with a specially built fifty-pound camera.

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Exhibit: Kites of World War II


Kites of World War II Shows how the military dealt with communication before cordless phones, radar and Internet. From the 13’ X 10’ barrage kite to the first two line maneuverable target kites decorated with enemy air planes, each of the kites is an original from the 1940s. Uniforms on loan from Ilwaco Heritage and…

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