Welcome to the Washington State International Kite Festival

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


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.

Outstanding Kite Festival 2009 & 2013

Kite Trade Association International

Click to learn more about 2018's Featured Guests, Poster Contest, & Schedule of Events

More event info:

Poster Contest Festival Map Festival Program Vendor Information Photo Contest

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Top Event USAFeatured in Top Events USA!
Top Events USA has named Washington State International Kite Festival a Top Event in the country and a Top 20 Event in Washington.

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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