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Kite-flying at Long Beach
Kite-Flying at Long Beach, August 1998 Photo: Wayne O' Neil

Washington State International Kite Festival

This 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, and report.

Originally submitted by: Brian Baird, Representative (3rd District).

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