Central Whidbey welcomes the Whidbey Island Kite Festival to the Camp Casey Conference Center, just south of Coupeville. Set against the majestic backdrop of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound, the kite festival features impressive ground and air displays of color and imagination. This year's kite festival is September 15th-16th, 2018.
The Whidbey Island Kite Festival has been an annual event since 2000, gaining in popularity each year. We draw attendees not only from the Island and immediate surroundings, but also from Western Washington, Oregon, and Canada. The Tour de Whidbey this year will also bring new spectators to the Festival.
The Kite Festival promotes kite making and kite flying of all kinds: single line, dual line and quad line kites. There is a sportkite competition, kids kitemaking, sportkite lessons, as well as a teddy bear drop for the younger kids, mass ascensions every day, etc. This is a family oriented event so we try to provide activities and entertainment for all ages. There is also an Indoor Competition on Saturday night which is amazing and gaining in popularity.
The highlight of the weekend is the Whidbey Island Sport Kite Championships, one of the premier sportkite competitions in the Pacific Northwest. Individual, pairs, and team events are included.
Competition takes place both Saturday and Sunday on the field. Saturday night the Indoor Competition event is held at the Coupeville High School Gym. These are AKA-sanctioned (www.aka.kite.org) events. All events are free!!
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