4th Annual LBI FLY International Kite Festival


Activities

Beginning at noon on Friday, Oct. 5, with a kite flying display and demo on Ship Bottom beaches, between Ninth and 11th streets, the annual event to bring colorful artist design kites, fun flying giant inflatable kites and the sport of kiting runs through Columbus Day, Oct. 8.

The Long Beach Island Chamber of Commerce is the primary sponsor of the event, originally conceived and launched by Lisa Willoughby of Surf City.

Friday, Oct. 5 schedule:

  • 1-3 p.m., Learn to Fly Workshop: 11th Street beach, Ship Bottom
  • 6:30-10 p.m., Indoor Kite Fly and Competition at the LBI Grade School, 201 West 20th St., Ship Bottom

Saturday, Oct. 6 schedule: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., unless otherwise indicated, Ship Bottom:

  • Professional Kite Show and Inflatable Kite Displays, Sixth to 16th Street beaches
  • Additional Kite Demo Field, Bayview Park, 68th Street, Brant Beach
  • Sport Kite Demos and Fly Your Own Kites, 11th Street
  • Learn to Fly, 14th Street
  • Kids Kite Making (ends at 2 p.m.), Bayview Park, 68th Street, Brant Beach
  • Kids Candy Drop, 11th Street, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Buggy Kites, 15th Street (kid rides 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting)
  • Bol Kite Races, 11th Street, noon (weather permitting)
  • Kite Wind Garden Installation, 15th Street, 1 p.m.
  • Memorial Fly, 1 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 7 schedule: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ship Bottom beaches:

  • Professional Kite Show, Sixth to 16th Street beaches
  • Inflatable Kite Displays, Sixth to 16th Street beaches
  • Sport Kite Demos, Ninth Street beach
  • Fly Your Own Kites, 11th Street beach
  • Learn to Fly, 14th Street beach
  • Kids Kite Making, Drifting Sands (ends at 2 p.m.)
  • Kids Candy Drop, 11th Street beach, 11 a.m.
  • Buggy Kites, 15th Street beach (kid rides 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting)
  • Bol Kite Races, 11th Street beach, noon
  • Kite Wind Garden installation, 15th Street beach, noon
  • Mayors Kite Battle, 11th Street beach, 1 p.m.
  • Kids Candy Drop, 11th Street beach, 3 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 7 schedule: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Night Fly Extravaganza, Barnegat Lighthouse State Park and Lighthouse

Monday, Oct. 8 Schedule: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ship Bottom beaches

  • Professional Kite Show, 11th Street beach
  • Kite Displays, Sixth to 16th Street beaches
  • Sport Kite Demos, 11th Street beach
  • Fly Your Own Kites, 14th Street beach
  • Kite Wind Garden, 15th – 16th Street beaches
  • Buggy Kites, 15th Street beach (starts at 11 a.m.)

Visit the LBI FLY website lbifly.com for additional information and make sure to look for instructions on staging areas, shuttle buses and more leading up to the event. Also, the schedule is tentative and may be subject to change due to weather conditions and other factors.