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Welcome to the 35th Annual Washington State International Kite Festival
The Washington State International Kite Festival (WSIKF) is a week-long kite celebration and competition held annually during the third 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.
Please take a moment to peruse the Sponsors and Volunteers section and meet the generous people who make this festival happen every year.
Kite Festival 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.
Reader’s Choice Best Festival 2010
Outstanding Kite Festival 2009 and 2013
by Kite Trade Association International
“the greatest, grandest, Kite Festival
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.
–Anna H., age 12