Looking for a great way to cap your summer? Why not check out the largest and longest-running Kite Festival in North America? After all, it’s happening right here in our state. The Washington State International Kite Festival takes place this month and here’s what to expect.

From Monday, August 21st to Sunday, August 27th, the Washington State International Kite Festival transforms Long Beach’s skies into a sea of color. Expect high-flying action and eye-catching choreographed movement from some of the best kite fliers in the world.

Recent Posts:
Washington is home to the longest contiguous beach in the US and you can explore it
50 of the best things to do in and around Seattle this August


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Brett Marchel (@brett_marchel_adventures)

Some of the kite events you can watch include kite trains and arches, kite battles, group competitions, kite ballet, lighted night flights, and a memorial flight.

Besides flyers, you’ll find designers, builders, and manufacturers from all around the world. The event draws about 150,000 people annually making it the perfect time to celebrate with other kite and outdoor enthusiasts.

During the festival, visitors will also find local food and goods vendors, kite vendors, and a music festival in town. There’s also a beer garden, and tent with presentations from local artists and craftspeople, as well family friendly activities.

Best of all, this event is free for you to watch and even participate in. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to a trip to Washington’s beautiful coast for the perfect cap to summer.

Washington State International Kite Festival

When: Monday, August 21st-Sunday, August 27th
Where: Long Beach, WA
Cost: Free/Varies