Huge, colorful squid swim through the skies, whales breach the clouds and fast Rokkaku kites dance through the air in loops and whorls.
Held on the beach at the D River State Recreation Site, the annual Fall Kite Festival is a longstanding family vacation tradition. Experience two days of kite-flying activities and let your heart soar!
Enjoy exciting kite demonstrations by experts, kite-making, and of course the colorful, giant kites floating above the beach! The Fall Kite Festival is an event like no other, with brilliant shapes and colors filling up the sky for the whole weekend.
Saturday & Sunday Previous Event Schedule*
10:00 am: Announcements. Festival Opening Performance.
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: FREE Kite Making Workshop. Donations to benefit Family Promise of Lincoln County.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Performances by Featured Fliers.
On Sunday: 11:00 am - 11:20 am: Kite Flier Memorial.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Mega Fly! Enjoy watching all fliers on the field together!
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Performances by Featured Fliers.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Tours of the Big Kite Field
4:00 pm: Festival Closes.
ALL DAY: Pixie Fest Carnival Games donations go to Kiwanis Club of Lincoln City.
ALL DAY: Walk through the Wind Garden.
ALL DAY: BIG show kites fill the Lincoln City festival sky with color!
All Day: Art Kite Display.
The schedule is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control, including weather. Times are approximate.
Parking is available at the Lincoln City Community Center and Lincoln City Outlets. Free shuttle service is available at both locations and run continuously from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday. Download a copy of our Parking Guide here.
Yes. Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach. Please be mindful and clean up after your pet while exploring our beautiful beaches.
All service animals are welcome at the Fall Kite Festival including our shuttle services.
No. Professional kite fliers are performing for the festival. However, you are welcome to fly your kite at other locations along the beach.
Yes. Kristi's Food Truck will be onsite serving, hot dogs, burgers, Indian tacos, and more!
Scout Northwest Trading Company will be onsite with Kite Festival logo'd gear available to purchase.