Long Beach celebrates 40th annual international kite festival


Last updated 8/26/2021 at 1:50pm

Jane Webb

LONG BEACH - Kite fanatics from around the world made their way to Long Beach for the 40th annual Washington State International Kite Festival last week.

The week-long spectacle, held annually in Long Beach since 1981, drew thousands of spectators Monday through Sunday to Bolstad beach approach, the primary thoroughfare leading to the daily kite-related events and activities on the beach.

Most came to witness the colorful - and sometimes colossal - kites of all shapes that filled Long Beach's western horizon. Participation and attendance were on par with the festival's glory days in the 1990s - a welcome affirmation following 2020's covid-related cancellation. Visitors packed downtown Long Beach, business that spilled over into surrounding towns.

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