The 2018 Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival is June 23rd and 24th, but before the kite flying festivities begin…a new theme must be determined. The 2018 theme must begin with the letter “Y” and festival organizers are holding a contest to find out who’s got the best theme suggestion. Held throughout the month of December, one lucky winner will pick the theme for the 2018 Kite Festivals and win a signature Finders Keepers glass float. With such colorful prizes, it really begs the question…” Y-Not Name the Kite Festival?”
The 2017 kite festival theme, “X-Kitement,” was submitted by Judy Mauro from Salem, Oregon. Her quirky and creative theme was selected from over 400 entries last winter. For her creative efforts, Judy won a signature Finders Keepers glass float.
Working through the alphabet, a new theme must be determined using the letter “Y” for 2018. The Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau will hold a naming contest starting December 1st. Visit OregonCoast.org/Kite-Contest, where kite fans can submit their most creative entry using the letter “Y.” Multiple entries per person are allowed, provided that each submission is unique.
The naming contest ends on December 31st at 11:59pm PST, after which a winner will be picked and announced in the new year. Festival organizers will determine the winner based on the most creative use of the letter “Y” in relation to kite flying. In the event of duplicate winning submissions, a random number generator will be used to pick the winner. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
Join us on the beach at the D River Wayside in Lincoln City for the Summer Kite Festival, June 23rd and 24th, as some of the most colorful “big show” kites take flight. Activities during the festival include kids kite making, professional kite demonstrations and the Running of the Bols, which is a footrace across the beach with each participant harnessed to a parachute kite. The festival runs from 10am to 4pm each day, and is fun for the entire family.
For more information about the Kite Festival theme contest, visit OregonCoast.org or call 541-996-1274.
Information and photos by Lincoln City VCB and Matt Scott photography