August 19, 2015

Paint me Patriotic

All Day Event

Fly your red, white and blues all day everywhere including Field B after 12:00 noon.

Judging will be from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Categories include:

  • Biggest Piece (Kite or Line Laundry) In The Sky
  • Most Impressive Display On One Line
  • Most Kites, Banners And Stuff From One Family


Kids for Today Events

Glenda Kleppin, Event Director, Registration: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Registration Tent

Please join Washington Kite Fliers Association and other WSIKF participants in an effort to make the sport of kiting more accessible to our youngest spectators.   Ribbons and specially designed Kids’ Day pins will be awarded to the top recipients in each category. These pins will come in various colors, so please enter several events if you want to collect a whole set. Judging in all of the events will be based on the appeal to the under 14 crowd.   Judges will have wide discretion in awarding points and can probably be bribed or otherwise influenced (chocolate is a good choice).



Twelfth  Annual Foster Grandparent Fun Fly

10:00 a.m. – 11:00a.m., Field A

For many people, the first memory of flying a kite is associated with an outing with an older family member.   In this event, a “foster-grandparent” is paired with one or more temporary “grandchildren” who earn(s) a new kite by learning how to properly fly it.

ADULTS: The first 200 adults to register will be guaranteed a Kids’ Day pin. You are welcome to bring one or more kites to give away, but the majority of the kites will already be assembled and waiting for you in the Registration tent. We are ALWAYS in need of more adults for this event, so don’t let the lack of a kite keep you away!   A special pin will be awarded to people who bring more than 2 kites to give to their “grandchildren.” No adult will be allowed on the field unless accompanied by someone under 14.

KIDS:   The first 200 kids (14 and younger) to register for this event are guaranteed a free kite , a special “Kids’ Day” pin, and someone to give them personal kite lessons with their new kite.


Children’s Events           


11:00 a.m., Field A

Children should go directly to the flying field. They do NOT need to register for this event. A large turnout may result in more age groups being added to this event.

  • 0-4 years – With, or without, adult help. This age group will have a chance to show their stuff. No competition.
  • 5-9 years – Participants may be coached, but may not receive physical assistance

Sprint: At the signal, you will run between two points without your kite touching the ground.

Reel Out: At the signal, kites are launched and reeled out until the next signal. Winners are the
children with the most line out.

  • 10-14 years – May not receive any assistance

Sprint: At the signal, you will run between two points without your kite touching the ground.

Reel Out: At the signal, kites are launched and reeled out until the next signal. Winners are the children with the most line out.

Running of the Bols: Bols are round, spinning creations that are normally used as line art. In this event small bols will be strapped to each child and they will race across the kite field. It is kind of like the end of a drag race without all of the noise!

Kids Camps

All Day Everywhere           Judging 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Join with your friends or work alone to set up a camp display that appeals specifically to kids. Current or classical books, movies, songs, and/or nursery rhymes may provide inscription for your display. You will earn extra points if you have educational displays and/or actual kite making activities taking place at your camp. All participants will receive a “Kids’ Day” pin. There are separate awards for camps that have been set up by kids under the age of 18, so be sure to let the folks at registration know if you are a “kid” with your own camp.

Top Kid Award

All Day Everywhere

Flying a kite brings out the inner child in all of us. On the beach, ribbons and ‘Kids’ Day’ pins will be awarded to individuals who best exemplify the joys of childhood through their beach activities, crazy hats/costumes, and whatever else attracts positive attention. You can either sign up for this competition (in the appropriate age categories); sign up someone else; or simply come to the attention of the judges as they are wandering around the beach (judges will not be responsible for erroneous assignments to the wrong age group).   No stuffed shirts allowed (unless they are part of a clown outfit).

Age Categories for Judging:

KIDS: 12 and under

TEENS: 13-20



SUPER SENIORS (60+).   Plan to join in the fun!


 Kid’s Kite Making

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Activities Tent

Sponsored by the World Kite Museum 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m., Activities Tent

Hosted by Phyllis Gribbin a long time kite maker and flier who has worked with the Hands On Children’s Museum in Olympia, WA. Kite making is a free activity but donations help support the World Kite Museum.


 Senior Ballet

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Field A

Competitors must be 50 years old or older – This competition will be judged on music selection which should include change of tempo or mood suited to kite lying; smoothness of movements to show control and flow of music; number and variety of moves, innovation and over-all enthusiasm. Performances are limited to 5 minutes.


 Red, White & Blue Individual Rokkaku Battle           

Barry & Susan Tislow, Event Directors4:00 p.m., Fields A & B

This event will follow the same rules as on Tuesday with the following additions:

1 extra point for red, white & blue kites

1 extra point for seniors 50+

1 extra point for costumes

Gloves are mandatory.