Plans Made for Major Kite Fest at Lincoln City, Central Oregon Coast
(Lincoln City, Oregon) – Only a month from now, the central Oregon coast town of Lincoln City will have its skies flooded with kites.
The Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau recently announced the date for its 30th Annual Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival, taking place on June 28-29, 2014. For two spectacular days on the beach, witness performances by some of the best professional kite fliers in the sport and experience some of the most colorful big show-kites in the world.
As always, the Summer Kite Festival takes to the air at the D-River Wayside in the center of Lincoln City from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. It is free to watch but parking in that area will be limited, although additional parking options and shuttle service (Saturday only) will be available. Pick up a map with overflow parking locations and the shuttle route from festival volunteers at the D-River Wayside at any time during the event or download a copy in advance at www.oregoncoast.org.
Alongside the flying spectacles are a number of unique and fun activities. There is the wacky Running of the BOLs, which features participants in a footrace across the beach while harnessed with parachute kites. This draws plenty of spectators as well.
There's even a kite fight. Explore the dark side of kite flying with a Rok battle, which features Rokkaku kites, a traditional Japanese design, where combatants attempt to ground their opponents' kites.
You can also take part in a hands-on kite making clinic and a short battle workshop to enter into the fray. The kids will enjoy their own kite making experience, a parade down to the beach, and meeting featured kite fliers and collecting prizes through the passport program.
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