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Summer Kite Festival

The whole family will be delighted at the Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival. Gaze up at huge, colorful octopuses swimming through the skies, whales breaching the clouds, and fast Rokkaku kites dancing through the air in loops and whorls.

Summer Kite Festival June 22 - 23, 2024

Held on the beach at the D River State Recreation Site, the annual Summer Kite Festival is a longstanding family vacation tradition. Experience two days of kite-flying activities and let your heart soar.

Parking is available at the Lincoln City Community Center and the top level of the parking structure at the Lincoln City Outlets. Free shuttle service is available at both locations and runs continuously from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday. Download a copy of our parking guide here.

Saturday & Sunday Event Schedule*

10 am: Announcements. Festival Opening Performance.

10 am - 2 pm: FREE Kite Making Workshop with Family Promise of Lincoln County. Make your own paper kite that flies!

10 am - 4 pm: Performances by Featured Fliers.

4 pm: Festival Closes.

ALL DAY: Pixie Fest Carnival Games, donations going 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.

Special Kite Flier Memorial on Sunday: 11 am - 11:15 am

Download a PDF of the event schedule here.

*The schedule is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control, including weather. Times are approximate.


Are dogs allowed?

Yes. Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach. Please be mindful and clean up after your pet while exploring our beautiful beaches.

Service Animals

All service animals are welcome at the Summer Kite Festival including our shuttle services.

Can I fly my own kite in the festival?

No. Professional kite fliers are performing for the festival. However, you are welcome to fly your kite at other locations along the beach.

Will there be a food vendor at the festival?

Yes. Kristi's Food Truck will be onsite serving, hot dogs, burgers, Indian tacos, and more!

Where can I buy a Kite Festival t-shirt?

Scout Northwest Trading Company will be onsite with Kite Festival logo'd gear available to purchase.

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