April 7: White Kite Night

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January: Brasington Butterfly Kite Workshop

January: Windless Kite Festival

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ANNUAL WINDLESS KITE FESTIVAL

    Indoor Kite Flying Competition and Performances

January 17-18  2015

Featured Flyer-Mario Di Lucca

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Windless Kite Festival

Grab a print-friendly pdf of our flyer.

Times & Admission

Astounding performances will happen both Saturday and Sunday from about 10:30 AM to 4:00PM. Even watching the practices and teaching events is exciting. Admission is by donation as you enter and entrance to the gym is after each group or individual finishes their event. The whole thing is two full days of FUN!

Featured Flyer

Mario Di Lucca , originally from Argentina, lives in Victoria, BC. He has been flying kites longer than he can remember, but seriously for fun since 2003. Mario has competed in precision and ballet, at experienced and masters levels, in each of the individual, pairs and team categories at events organized by the Northwest Sport Kite League. He flies outdoors and indoors, using a diverse array of single, dual and quad line stunt kites.

His latest passion is kite building in which he proudly achieved first places in the Apprentice and Journeyman Handcrafted competition at the Washington State International Kite Festival since 2012. Mario’s favorite entertainment is Revolution Kites team flying. He is one of the core member/founders of Team Island Quad, and also formed a pairs team with Terry Wiggill called Quad Amigos. Since 2009, both teams have performed synchronized choreographic routines at several kite festivals throughout BC, Saskatchewan, Washington, Oregon and New Jersey.

Location

Long Beach School Gymnasium  |  Washington and 4th St South  | Long Beach, WA 98631

Photos from 2014

Windless Kite Photos by Matt Cyphert

Thanks, Matt Cyphert!
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February: Beamguard Workshop

October 16, 2014 by · 3 Comments
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President’s Day Weekend

Beamguard Kite Making Workshop

Beamgard 2015

February 14, 15, 16 (Saturday Through Monday) 2015

The President’s Day Weekend kite making class taught by Rod Beamguard will offer a chance to build the Not A Peter Lynn kite, another design by John Freeman. Standing 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide, this kite makes a statement in the sky! It is a wonderful flyer and can handle almost any wind. Very easy to assemble, this kite will allow an opportunity for appliqué work and a variety of color combinations.

For registration or information please contact Rod Beamguard at rokkaku345@gmail.com or (360) 989-0242.

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February March: Asian New Year

Asian New Year Celebration

February 20– March 5 2015

Friday and Saturday, February 20th and 21st is the opening celebration for the 2015 Year of the Sheep.  

The exhibit enhancement will continue into the first part of March.  Part of it will show the giant kite culture of approximately nine different communities.  To give you a sense of the size of these kites, some need over 100 men to launch them and often 2 ½ gallons of glue are used to hold them together.

Folding origami cranes for good luck, making kites, symbols of kite decoration and a special section on the last Edo kite maker in Tokyo will continue after the opening weekend.

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Mar/Apr: Spring Break Family Fun

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DON’T MISS THIS SPRING BREAK – FAMILY FUN
World Kit Museum Long Beach, Washington

From March 22nd to April 20th, the World Kite Museum has special events for every age member of your family. First of all there is the Museum Mystery Detective Game. All of you can search for and contribute answers. For being good Museum Detectives, you will get coupons for “free” things from local merchants, such as The Bead Shop, Boardwalk Quilts, Cottage Bakery, Dennis Company, The Picture Attic, Time Enough Books, and others.

Also while you are in the Museum, there are hands on things to do. Here are a few:

• Put together tetrahedrons like Alexander Graham Bell did.

• Fold a flying origami crane for good luck.

• See people of India flying kites from their roofs.

• And the last thing is making a kite you can take with you.

 

Open every day – 11:00 to 5:00

Admission: $5 for adults; $4 over 60; $3 children 3-16

 

 

 

WKM flying fanatics!

WKM flying fanatics!

 

WORLD KITE MUSEUM
303 Sid Snyder Dr – Long Beach, WA
Call—360-642-4020

Sep: Hometown Tourist Day

Celebrate Hometown Tourism Day! Saturday September 27th. Kite

October: One Sky, One World Kite Fly For Peace

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Saturday & Sunday October 11 & 12, 2014
…and always the second Sunday in October…
One Sky, One World – Long Beach, WA

One Sky, One World – Miriam Schaffler, a regular at One Sky, One World, shows off a ‘Lady Kite Flyer’ kite.

One Sky, One World – Miriam Schaffler,
a regular at One Sky, One World,
shows off a ‘Lady Kite Flyer’ kite.

In 1986 during the cold war, Jane Parker-Ambrose traveled to Russia in hopes of presenting a three-foot diamond kite featuring the American and Soviet flags on each side of the globe. In Moscow Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space and the president of the Soviet Women’s Peace Committee received this kite as a symbol of efforts worldwide for peace and understanding.

This was the beginning of this annual kite-flying event celebrated not only in Long Beach but all over the globe.

This is the 28th year of One Sky, One World. You can fly your kite anywhere and can post your image on our Facebook page with a comment.

Here is an interview with Jane Parker-Ambrose, discussing the origins of the annual One Sky One World Kite Fly for Peace

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Other questions? Call 360-642-4020 or email info@worldkitemuseum.com

 

One Sky One World, International Kite Fly for Peace is held the second Sunday of October annually, around the globe.

Exhibit: Kite Stamps

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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 Museum’s stamps, the group has researched and obtained more varied stamps to extend the total collection.

This exhibit will be one of a kind. Keep your eyes open for this unique event and tell your friends.

Welcome to the World Kite Museum!

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The World Kite Museum & Hall of Fame is the only American Museum dedicated exclusively to the thrill, joy, art, science and world history of kites.

Besides its outstanding kite collections, the Museum has extensive archival materials. The American Kite Association [AKA] has combined their archives with the World Kite Museum in Long Beach, Washington. An active oral history program exists on cassettes and videos.  Textbook companies and freelance writers are the biggest users.  Long Beach’s World Kite Museum is the definitive information source on kites internationally.

A Washington State vacation is incomplete without a visit to the Long Beach Peninsula, home of the Washington State International Kite Festival, and the World Kite Museum and Hall of Fame.  Located at 303 Sid Snyder Drive SW, Long Beach, Washington, WKM is the only Kite Museum in North and South America.

We look forward to seeing you in person. In the meanwhile, we hope you’ll enjoy perusing our site!

World Kite Museum, Long Beach WA

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