Kite-Flying at Long Beach, August 1998 Photo: Wayne O' Neil
Washington State International Kite Festival
event is held on Long Beach Peninsula, a 23-mile-long stretch of
land, at the southwestern tip of the state. The site is
internationally renowned among kite enthusiasts as one of the best
places in the world to fly kites. At the festival, the beach is
closed to vehicular traffic. Guest fliers from various countries
are featured. There are kite competitions and demonstrations, kite
formations in trains, arches, and stacks, a mass ascension, and a
lighted night-fly. Handcrafted kits are sold, and fireworks, an
auction, and a museum provide other forms of entertainment. Project
documentation consists of photographs, an official program, flyers,
Originally submitted by: Brian Baird, Representative (3rd District).
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