Welcome to the Washington State International Kite Festival

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"the greatest, grandest, Kite Festival on the North American continent!" KiteLife.com

Outstanding Kite Festival 2009 & 2013 by Kite Trade Association International

The Washington State International Kite Festival (WSIKF) is a week-long kite celebration and competition held annually during the third full week of August.

Starting on Monday and ending on Sunday this Long Beach, Washington State vacation extravaganza boasts skies ablaze with color, high flying action and choreographed movement. Washington’s Kite Festival draws famous kite fliers from all around the world, and tens of thousands awed spectators, many of which participate in the fun with their own kite flying adventures.

Click HERE to learn more about our Featured Flier for 2017 Michael Goddard

Schedule of Events

Featured in Top Events USA!

Top Events USA has posted feature information about the 2011 Kite Festival at the following online locations:


The feature is flagged on the home page of Top Events USA http://www.topeventsusa.com/ (top right hand)

There’s also a link to the feature from the event summary on the Washington State page of Top Events USA http://www.topeventsusa.com/state-events-washington.html.

 Long Beach –Anna H., age 12

Long Beach is a beautiful place to be.

Blue crashing, roaring sea, full of life and happy to be.

Sand castles, motes and walls are built.

Cold people are wrapped in a nice warm quilt, as kids play all day.

Fog rolls in and seagulls call.

As we leave the beach, as night falls, we leave our sand castles, motes and walls.

Then come back in the morning with seagulls to greet us And the roaring ocean to meet us.

I love Long Beach and glad it is in reach.

So please love this beach as I do.



Help the Museum Soar!



Share your enthusiasm for kites. From greeting guests to working alongside Museum curators, volunteers enable the Museum to provide a lively, fun, and educational experience.  Learn more about some of the typical volunteer duties.


Become a member and receive the following benefits:

  • Membership Card
  • Free Admission to the Museum
  • Invitation to special events
  • 10% off Museum Store Purchases