LBI Fly will host celebrity kite fliers from the United States and Canada. The festival will feature kite performers, giant kite fliers and kite artists who have flown at prestigious and large festivals around the world. Several teams of sport kite fliers will fly to choreographed musical routines throughout the weekend. They will amaze the spectators with their intricate movements and complete control of their dual line and quad kites. Demonstrations and a learn to fly area will be near the sport kite field for people who want to try to fly a dual or quad kite. Giant inflatable kites and single line artist kites will be featured. Many of the inflatable kites, some as large as a school bus are in the shapes of whales, stingrays, octopuses, a giant duck. There will also be candy dropped from kites for the kids and races with inflatable parachute-like kites at specific times and ages during the weekend. A Mayor's Rokkaku battle with the island mayor's fighting for top kite will take place during the weekend. Look for the schedule of events on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LBIFLY).
Bayview park will feature kids activities including kite making with South Jersey Kite Flyers . There will be miniature kite making demonstrations and kids can learn to make a miniature monarch butterfly kite. The kids will be welcomed to fly at the beach in the public fly area at 68th Street Brant Beach. Face painting, an art and craft show, local talent groups and a band will also be part of the fun.
A wind garden will be designed and installed by local children with the instruction of artist Suzanne Comier of New Bruswick, Canada. The wind garden will be installed during the kite festival weekend at Beach Haven park. Buggy kites, buggy rides and kite boarding demonstrations will be going on throughout the weekend at the Taylor Ave. beaches in Beach Haven.
Several kite organizations will be represented including the American Kite Fliers Association, South Jersey Kite Flyers, Winds over Washington Kite Fliers, and the Connecticut Kite Fliers.
Anyone interested in getting involved as a sponsor or volunteer should contact Laurie Temple at lbifly.com or www.facebook.com/LBIFLY
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