2019 Fall Kite Festival in Lincoln City

Sat Oct 5 @ 00:00am to Sun Oct 6 @ 12:00am

Lincoln City is known for its annual Kite Festivals, and the next one is coming up on October 5 and 6, 2019. It's your chance to see an astounding array of creative big show kites take to the skies. Always held on the beautiful wide beach in the center of historic Lincoln City, the fall festival is usually held the first weekend of October. Get ready for kite flying demonstrations by expert featured fliers, free kids' kite-making and parade, "Running of the Bols," and some of the most colorful BIG kites on the planet!


10am: Opening Announcements

10am-12:30pm: Performance by Featured Fliers.

11am-11:15am: Kite Flier Memorial
12:30pm-1pm: Running of the Bols. Race in the sand while strapped to a parachute kite.
10am-2pm: Free Kids Kite Making Workshop—make your own paper kite. 
1pm-4pm: Performance by Featured Fliers
2pm-2:30pm: Kids and Kites Parade on the Beach 
4pm: Festival closes

"Running of the Bols": Bragging rights to those who can run the fastest into the wind while harnessed to a doughnut-shaped kite!

Register at the Event Tent.


  • Learn the fun AND safe way to enjoy the beach presented by the North Lincoln Fire and Rescue.
  • Kids Passports! Collect autographs from the Featured Fliers to win great prizes!
  • Big show kites adorn the Lincoln City skies
  • Raffle Prizes! Enter to win Lincoln City Signature Glass Floats, gift certificates, kite-related prizes and more. Raffle tickets are $1 each, or six for $5.
  • Help us keep our beaches clean and receive a FREE raffle ticket by exchanging a full bag of beach debris at the Event Tent.

The schedule can change due to circumstances beyond the organizer's control, including weather. Times are approximate.


  • The Fall Kite Festival takes place at the D-River Wayside State Park, SE 1st St, Lincoln City.
  • Limited on-site parking is available. Shuttle service is typically available at the Lincoln City Community Center and Lincoln City Outlets.
  • Shuttles run a continuous loop from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Click here to download the parking map. Public transportation is available on Saturday via Lincoln County Transit.

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