Discovery Awaits on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula

Discovery Awaits on the Long Beach Peninsula

Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau
Named one of ‘America’s Favorite Beach Towns’ by ForbesTraveler.com and voted ‘Best Beach’ by the viewers of Seattle’s KING-5 TV, the Long Beacg Peninsula offers visitors blocks of colorful shops, great seafood, comfortable lodging, small museums, horseback riding, and an expansive beach. Southwest Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula: home to a new national park, two historic lighthouses, renowned restaurants, cranberry bogs, and oyster farms.

Get Ready for the 34th Annual Washington State International Kite Festival

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The Washington State International Kite Festival is a week-long kite celebration and competition held annually during the third full week of August. Starting on Monday and ending on Sunday, this beautiful festival boasts skies ablaze with color, high flying action and choreographed movement.

Washington’s Kite Festival draws famous kite fliers from all around the world, and tens of thousands awed spectators, many of whom participate in the fun with their own kite flying adventures.

This week not only features kites, but also attracts many vendors offering interesting and tasty treats and treasures. Friday night features lighted kites and a beautiful display of fireworks.

 

Here is this week’s lineup of events:

Monday – Kite Trains – Arches – Multi-Line Stacks, & Fighter Kites. Watch the kite trains disappear into the clouds!

Tuesday – Terrific Territories, Totally Tubular, Individual and Team Rokkaku Battles. Experience the thrill of kites battling to knock each other out of the sky!

WednesdayPaint me Patriotic, today is Children’s and Senior’s Day! Enjoy the plethora of activities and camps for kids and get out on the flying field and celebrate the 10th Annual Foster Grandparent Fun Fly!

ThursdayHandcrafted Comprehensive Competition, Water Creatures in the Sky Mega Fly! Following tradition, a tribute fly is held annually to recognize the contributions of kite makers that have had an impact in the Northwest. Join in on the Pennell Tribute Fly!

FridaySport Kite Events, Mass Ascensions #1 – Deltas & Derivatives, Junior Dual Control Competition, Mass Ascension #2 – Cellular Kites, Mystery Ballet, Lighted Kite Night Fly, and FIREWORKS!!! The fireworks will start shortly after the Lighted Kite Night Fly, around 9:45PM. Enjoy the beautiful display as the fireworks light up the night sky!

Saturday – Sport Kite Events, Cody Kite Fly, Teddy Bear Drop, Parade of Colors,  Rokkaku Challenge, Children’s Kite Making, and Mass Ascension #3 of Flat and Bowed Kites. World Record Attempt TODAY!

Sunday -Sport Kite Events, Memorial Fly, Mass Ascension #4 – Sparless Soft Kites, Hot Tricks. The Memorial Fly is an event open to all – fly your kite in remembrance of those lost in the past year.

Among all the kites, colors, and great people, delight your palate with delicious fair-style foods, and have fun walking along the vendors that line the Bolstad Beach Approach.

Be sure to explore the beautiful and fascinating history of kiting at the ever popular World Kite Museum!

Captivating Kites, Farm Fun at the Fair, Fresh Markets, and LIVE Music!

Here is your weekend guide to Washington’s Pacific County!

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Washington State International Kite Festival

The Washington State International Kite Festival is a week-long kite celebration and competition held annually during the third full week of August. Starting on Monday and ending on Sunday, this beautiful festival boasts skies ablaze with color, high flying action and choreographed movement. Washington’s Kite Festival draws famous kite fliers from all around the world, and tens of thousands awed spectators, many of whom participate in the fun with their own kite flying adventures. This week not only features kites, but also attracts many vendors offering interesting and tasty treats and treasures. Friday night features lighted kites and a beautiful display of fireworks. Long Beach, August 18-24

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Pacific County Fair

Featuring blue-ribbon pies, 4H exhibits, amusements, and tempting treats, the fair promises all the charm of a traditional county fair. Fairgoers can view a wide variety of exhibits from farm animals and 4-H projects, to art, floral entries, woodworking and photography. A vintage log truck as well as new tractors will be on display. Not to be missed are the live stock auctions, fitting and showing and equestrian events. Carnival rides and LIVE entertainment will thrill all ages!  Menlo, August 20-23

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Columbia-Pacific Farmers’ Market

Be sure to stop by the Friday Farmers Market in downtown Long Beach from 3-7PM on Fridays through October 10. Come see what’s fresh at the Market located at Veterans Field in downtown Long Beach. This week’s theme is “See Ewe at the Fair,” Come and say hello at the Pacific County Fair! Long Beach, Fridays, August 22

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Saturday Market at the Port

Head to the Port of Ilwaco for Saturay Market at the Port! Stroll along the beautiful waterfront, take in the sights and sounds of this busy market and take home some delicious treats, fresh flowers and veggies. Check out local art galleries and book a Charter Fishing Trip while you are there! Ilwaco, August 23

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Weekend Market on the Dock

The popular Sunday Market on the Dock in South Bend has expanded to include both Saturday and Sunday! This great farmers’ market features arts & crafts, jewelry, fabulous entertainment and delicious food! The Weekend Market is open on weekends through Labor Day! South Bend, August 23-24

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Waikiki Beach Concert

This is your last chance to enjoy live music at Waikiki Beach! The Waikiki Beach Concert Series comes to a close this Saturday, August 23 at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco. This concert will feature The Resolectrics, with an original and soulful blend of rock, classic rhythm & blues and folk music. They will take the stage of the outdoor Waikiki Amphitheatre at 7PM. The concert is free but a Discover Pass is required for your vehicle. Ilwaco, August 23

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WA State Parks FREE Day

In honor of National Park Service’s birthday, enjoy free entry! ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. State-wide, August 25

Captivating Kites, Farm Fun at the Fair, Fresh Markets, and LIVE Music!

Here is your weekend guide to Washington’s Pacific County!

kitesweb1

Washington State International Kite Festival

The Washington State International Kite Festival is a week-long kite celebration and competition held annually during the third full week of August. Starting on Monday and ending on Sunday, this beautiful festival boasts skies ablaze with color, high flying action and choreographed movement. Washington’s Kite Festival draws famous kite fliers from all around the world, and tens of thousands awed spectators, many of whom participate in the fun with their own kite flying adventures. This week not only features kites, but also attracts many vendors offering interesting and tasty treats and treasures. Friday night features lighted kites and a beautiful display of fireworks. Long Beach, August 18-24

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Pacific County Fair

Featuring blue-ribbon pies, 4H exhibits, amusements, and tempting treats, the fair promises all the charm of a traditional county fair. Fairgoers can view a wide variety of exhibits from farm animals and 4-H projects, to art, floral entries, woodworking and photography. A vintage log truck as well as new tractors will be on display. Not to be missed are the live stock auctions, fitting and showing and equestrian events. Carnival rides and LIVE entertainment will thrill all ages!  Menlo, August 20-23

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Columbia-Pacific Farmers’ Market

Be sure to stop by the Friday Farmers Market in downtown Long Beach from 3-7PM on Fridays through October 10. Come see what’s fresh at the Market located at Veterans Field in downtown Long Beach. This week’s theme is “See Ewe at the Fair,” Come and say hello at the Pacific County Fair! Long Beach, Fridays, August 22

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Saturday Market at the Port

Head to the Port of Ilwaco for Saturay Market at the Port! Stroll along the beautiful waterfront, take in the sights and sounds of this busy market and take home some delicious treats, fresh flowers and veggies. Check out local art galleries and book a Charter Fishing Trip while you are there! Ilwaco, August 23

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Weekend Market on the Dock

The popular Sunday Market on the Dock in South Bend has expanded to include both Saturday and Sunday! This great farmers’ market features arts & crafts, jewelry, fabulous entertainment and delicious food! The Weekend Market is open on weekends through Labor Day! South Bend, August 23-24

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Waikiki Beach Concert

This is your last chance to enjoy live music at Waikiki Beach! The Waikiki Beach Concert Series comes to a close this Saturday, August 23 at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco. This concert will feature The Resolectrics, with an original and soulful blend of rock, classic rhythm & blues and folk music. They will take the stage of the outdoor Waikiki Amphitheatre at 7PM. The concert is free but a Discover Pass is required for your vehicle. Ilwaco, August 23

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WA State Parks FREE Day

In honor of National Park Service’s birthday, enjoy free entry! ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. State-wide, August 25

Discovery Awaits on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula

Discovery Awaits on the Long Beach Peninsula

Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau
Named one of ‘America’s Favorite Beach Towns’ by ForbesTraveler.com and voted ‘Best Beach’ by the viewers of Seattle’s KING-5 TV, the Long Beacg Peninsula offers visitors blocks of colorful shops, great seafood, comfortable lodging, small museums, horseback riding, and an expansive beach. Southwest Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula: home to a new national park, two historic lighthouses, renowned restaurants, cranberry bogs, and oyster farms.