Kite-flying is a quintessential summer activity, and the residents of Long Beach, Washington have it down to a science. Every year during the third week of August, kite enthusiasts descend on the small beach town to celebrate their craft and show off their skills, much to the pleasure of locals and tourists fortunate enough to view the spectacle. During four mass ascensions, 250 kites take off at the same time, filling the sky with vivid colors and a wide array of shapes. Even though many famous kite fliers attend the festival, anyone is welcome to participate, and most of the tens of thousands of spectators do.
The event features flying competitions, kite building workshops, and other hands-on activities sure to keep anyone engaged. A team from the first festival still holds the Guinness World Record for keeping a kite aloft for 180 hours, and the party has drawn an international audience since 1983. Stop by the World Kite Museum and Hall of Fame to check out the collection of 1500 kites from all over the world. There is no better way to spend a summer afternoon than sipping cold lemonade and flying a kite, so why not do it with a community whose passion created a beautiful and fun seasonal celebration?
The Long Beach Peninsula is teeming with unique coastal communities that you would be remiss not to explore. This beachfront rental property will serve as the perfect base for all of your Washington adventures (#51001)! Complete with a fire pit on the ocean, a private walking trail to bring you to the beach, and the seclusion of it’s wooded setting, this peaceful rental home sleeps eight and is in close proximity to a host of outdoor activities capable of keeping you occupied for your entire stay. Enjoy the ocean view from your deck and search for wild deer in the backyard.
This cozy home beautifully compliments the natural splendor of the Long Beach area, a location you will not be able to resist! Pack a picnic and walk along the boardwalk or check out Jake the Alligator Man, a local legend. However you decide to spend your days in Long Beach, this comfortable and spacious rental property will make you feel right at home.