Beach takes flight during kite fest

The sky and beach are full of color all summer long, but especially during the kite festival. KEVIN HEIMBIGNER photo

AUG. 15-21: 24th Annual Washington State International Kite Festival

If ever there was a place perfectly suited to flying kites, our long, long beach is it. With a better than average chance of warm, dry weather during August (although the opposite is also within the realm of possibility), the Washington State International Kite Festival in Long Beach packs an infinite amount of fun into one short week.

Our beach is wide, white and windy, offering optimal conditions for kites. Ours is one of the few beaches around that's actually growing - if it's been a few years since you were last here, you may be walking on beach that was once under water.

Spanning every category of intention, design, and color - from whimsical to practical to rainbow-hued - kites will inhabit the skies over our beach. You can expect to see just about anything in our pure, ocean-borne air, including some of the most fantastic shapes the mind can imagine.

Our peninsula doesn't have to work hard to keep its reputation as Washington's fun spot - the people here are just naturally nice, and want you to have a wonderful experience. If there's anything at all that we can do for you while you're here, please let us know.

We hope you have a grand time at the 24th Annual Washington State International Kite Festival, Aug. 15-21, 2005. Come out and "Break a String!"

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