January: Windless Kite Festival
MEET OUR FEATURED FLYER:
11 Year Old Travis Reedy!
Travis Reedy is an average kid; he likes school, church, and hamburgers. He also just happens to be one of the most talented natural indoor kite flyers we have had the pleasure to witness. Come see him perform along with a host of other amazingly talented flyers.
Come see Travis in action and learn how to perform some cool tricks yourself!
2013 12th ANNUAL WINDLESS KITE FESTIVAL
January 18, 19 & 20
Indoor Kite Flying Competition and Performances
Long Beach School Gymnasium
Washington and 4th St South
Long Beach, WA 98631
Saturday January 19th
11-12: Single Line Competition
2 pm: AKA Individual Indoor Competition
Sunday January 20th
11 – 12 am: Indoor Hot Tricks
12 – 1:30 pm: Demonstration Show
1:30 – 2:30 pm: Grand Finale
The gym is open for participant practice, demonstrations, and indoor flying lessons Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm except during Performance Times.
There’s always something to see.
Friday the 18th - gym opens at 4pm. Bring a flat kite or two to color the walls with. Friday is all about setting up and some free flying time.
Saturday morning the gym will open at 8am for more free flying time.
At 11:00 the 1st ever Open Individual Indoor Singleline competition! Judged with the same score sheet, rules, and format as the Unlimited event. An indoor competition just for the single line kites.
Then more free flying time with plenty of opportunity for people to try/learn indoor flying . We love to help people get started with a quick lesson.
At 2:00 we will have the main event. The AKA Open Individual Indoor Unlimited competition. Last year we had 22 competitors, and we expect a great showing again this year!
Registration for competition is $15 – on site only.
More free flying time until around 5:00 pm.
At 5:00 we go to the Kite Museum for the Italian Potluck Dinner.
There will be awards and a bag raffle. Bring that special raffle item, the funds raised go toward supporting the Museum. Meet the new museum Executive Director, Chelsea Libby.
Sunday the gym will open up at 8:00 for more free flying time.
At 11:00 will be the Indoor Hot Trick Shoot-out, demos and the grand finale starting around 1 p.m.
After all that you’ll get even more free flying time!
Other Kite Things to do that Weekend
- Take an indoor flying lesson
- Visit the World Kite Museum down the street at 303 Sid Snyder Drive, to experience the family fun and history of kite flying.
- Take time to view indoor flying films.
- Join the jolly local and participant groups for the Italian Potluck, Raffle and Award Ceremony Evening. Admission is a dish to pass and something for the raffle.