September 18-19, 2021 , Central Whidbey welcomes the Whidbey Island Kite Festival to the Camp Casey Conference Center, just south of Coupeville.
Set against the majestic backdrop of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound, the kite festival features impressive ground and air displays of color and imagination. Activities include kids' kitemaking, sportkite lessons, and sportkite demonstrations.
Sportkite competitions and demonstrations take place both Saturday and Sunday. The Whidbey Island Kite Festival is an AKA-sanctioned (www.kite.org) event.
The Whidbey Island Kite Festival is presented by the Whidbey Island Kite Festival Association and the Whidbey Island Kite Fliers (www.whidbeykiteclub.net). It's a wonderful, fun-filled outing for the entire family.
There will be two mass ascensions - one Saturday 12:30 and one Sunday 12:30. A mass ascension is where everyone is invited to fly a kite of the specified style on the field at the same time. The style of kite for Saturday is either delta or cellular and Sunday is flat/bowed or sparless.
There will also be a teddy-bear drop each day at 1:00 for children under 10, and "running of the bols" games for those under 16 at noon each day.
The Central Whidbey Lions Club will have a booth at the field with hot dogs and soda.