July 15-16, 2017    |    Brookings Oregon
Always the third weekend in July!

Since 1993, the Southern Oregon Kite Festival (SOKF) has been one of the premier kite festivals in the United States, bringing some of the most well known kite fliers and kite makers to perform and display their creations for locals and tourists alike… This invitational event originated as the dream of kite hobbyist Steve O’Brien and as the creation of Larry and Lynn Goodman, former owners of KCRE radio station in Crescent City, California. Beginning in 2001 the Port of Brookings Harbor assumed sponsorship of the festival. In 2006 the kite festival became a non-profit organization managed by a dedicated group of community volunteers.

Free Admission    Free Parking  –  Free Shuttle Service
Free Kids Kite Making  –  Delicious Local Food  –  Gifts & Craft Shops
Kite Demonstrations  –  Kite Auction Banquet  –  Fun for all ages!

Free Admission  –  Free Parking  –  Free Shuttle Service
Free Kids Kite Making  –  Local Food  –  Gifts & Crafts
Kite Demonstrations  –  Auction & Banquet  –  Fun for all ages!

The 25th Annual Southern Oregon Kite Festival will be held Jul 15-16, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., on the kite field at the Port of Brookings-Harbor. This popular event is free and fun for all ages. See more than 30 nationally and internationally renowned kite flyers perform amazing routines choreographed to music. Weekend activities also include free children’s kite building workshops and vendors selling eats, treats, and merchandise for the enjoyment of festival attendees. Free parking and free shuttles to the kite festival field are provided.

Festivities will kick off Friday evening, July 14th, at 7 p.m., with the Fourth Annual Indoor Kite Flying Demo in the Brookings-Harbor High School gym.

The popular kite auction banquet to which the kite fliers, kite makers, and local businesses contribute collectible kites and other memorabilia to benefit the kite festival is a special attraction on Saturday evening. The Harbor Fire Volunteers sponsor a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. – Noon on Sunday.

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