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.

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