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Published 09/06/23 at 5:27 p.m.
y Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

(Lincoln City, Oregon) – As the central Oregon coast continues heating up in September's second summer, Lincoln City pulls out all the stops with its second kite festival of the year, the Annual Fall Kite Festival. This time around, as fantastic beasts take to the skies at the D River Wayside, there's a touch of Pixieland in the midst. (Photo Oregon Coast Beach Connection).

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September 23 and 24 brings the high-flying wonders this year, a “lively weekend of soaring kites and family-friendly fun” to the center of town. The D River State Recreation Site gets filled with elegant and surreal sights floating above, often in wild colors and always with intensely creative designs.

“The yearly event is a beloved tradition and a feast for the eyes,” said organizers.

This year, you'll get to dig into two days of kite-flying activities, including a free Kite Making Workshop where attendees can create their own paper kites that soar. Throughout the event, the sky will be filled with performances by featured kite fliers. Gaze up to see colorful octopuses swimming through the skies, whales breaching the clouds, and fast Rokkaku kites dancing through the air.

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Among the features are the Pixie Fest carnival games, which let you play some goofy games and maybe win a keepsake, while making donations to the Kiwanis Club of Lincoln City so it can continue putting on the annual Pixie Fest each year. You can also stroll through the Wind Garden and marvel at the Art Kite Display. Kristi’s Food Truck will be on site serving hot dogs, burgers, Indian tacos, and more for the duration of the festival.

“The Lincoln City Kite Festivals are wonderful staples in our community,” said Stephanie Hull, event and outreach coordinator for Explore Lincoln City. “They bring people from all over the world together in such a vibrant way. The fall festival is particularly special as it’s the original event.”

Parking will be available at the Lincoln City Community Center and Lincoln City Outlets. A free shuttle service will operate continuously, transporting visitors between these locations and the festival site.


10:00 am: Announcements. Festival Opening Performance

10:00 am - 2 pm: FREE Kite Making Workshop! Make your own paper kite that flies

10:00 am - 4 pm: Performances by Featured Fliers

4:00 pm - Festival Closes


11:00 am - 11:20 am: Kite Flier Memorial

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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Mega Fly! Enjoy watching all the fliers on the field

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 going to Kiwanis Club of Lincoln City

ALL DAY: Walk through the Wind Gardens

ALL DAY: BIG show kites fill the Lincoln City festival sky with color!

ALL DAY: Art Kite Display

For more information on the festival, see Explore Lincoln City.

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Andre' GW Hagestedt is editor, owner and primary photographer / videographer of Oregon Coast Beach Connection, an online publication that sees over 1 million pageviews per month. He is also author of several books about the coast.

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