BROOKINGS, OREGON (June 28, 2016) – A continuous “Carousel of Kites” will be revolving in the sky above the kite field at the Port of Brookings Harbor the weekend of July 16th and 17th. Spectators’ eyes will be uplifted as more than thirty nationally and world renowned kite fliers showcase their creative designs and colors at the 24th Annual Southern Oregon Kite Festival. All kinds of kites will be flown including parafoils, quad-line, rokkakus, dual-line, multi-stacked, and more. This free two-day “one of a kind” event is one of the most unique kite festivals in the country as it is non-competitive and the invited fliers are free to showcase their talents in this exhibition of routines choreographed to music. Spectators are invited to set up their chairs or blankets around the perimeter of the kite field and enjoy the performances.
Children will have the opportunity to build their own kites at the free Kids’ Kite Building Workshops held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on both days of the festival. Vendors will be on hand selling food and merchandise for the enjoyment of the attendees. The popular kite auction banquet to which the kite fliers, kite makers, and local businesses contribute collectible kites and other memorabilia to benefit the kite festival is a special attraction on Saturday evening. A pancake breakfast sponsored by the Harbor Fire Volunteers is held on Sunday morning from 7 a.m. to noon.
A free Indoor Kite Flying Demonstration will be held on Friday evening, July 15th, at 7 p.m., in the Brookings-Harbor High School gymnasium. Kite fliers experienced in indoor flying will entertain the attendees with their expertise of flying specially designed kites with no available wind.
The Southern Oregon Kite Festival is free and fun for all ages. Attendees are encouraged to park at the Port and take one of the three free shuttles to the kite field.
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