OREGON’S TILLAMOOK COAST 39TH ANNUAL ROCKAWAY BEACH KITE FESTIVAL

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“Where Dreams Take Flight”

WHAT:
Popular kite festival on the Oregon Coast draws professional and amateur kite flyers from around the U.S.
Check out Facebook Rockaway Kite Festival and the website at www.rockawaybeach.net/events/kite-festival for more details.
Notable Fliers can be found at www.rockawaybeach.net/events/kite-festival/notable-fliers.

WHEN:
May 27 – 30, 2016, finishing with a Memorial Day Celebration on Monday and a salute to veterans!

WHERE:
Rockaway Beach Wayside, South1st Street, Rockaway Beach, OR 97136

WHO:
Sponsored by the American Kitefliers Association (ATA), the festival hosts professional and amateur kite fliers. As the largest organized group of kiters in the world, the ATA travels all over to spread the joy of kiting to people of all ages and skills. The event offers contests in a friendly environment. Participants can compete to win awards for nicest kite, the kite that drags on the ground the longest before becoming airborne, and many other events. Children can join in the fun as they build and learn to fly small kites during special classes.

WHY:
Come out to enjoy this annual spectacle where the skies are filled with color and dreams of flight. Kite enthusiasts are also encouraged to bring their own kites to fly. In addition to the incredible kites of all sizes, the festival also features live music, kite exhibitions, vendors and artisans, and tasty meals all weekend.

HOW:
Come hungry, bring a camera and kite, and have some fun!

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