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This October 7th and 8th 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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Lisa Willoughby

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Friday, October 6, 2017

  1. Kite flying demonstrations, Fun Fly., 12 noon to 3 pm, Ship Bottom Beaches
  2. Indoor Kite competition., 6:30pm to 10pm. LBI School, Ship Bottom
  3. Large kite, banner displays, ground displays, 12 noon to 3 pm, Ship Bottom Beaches
  4. Welcome the kiters to LBI, 12 noon to 3 pm

Saturday, October 7, 2017

  1. Kite Ballet Competition: 9am to 4pm., Ship Bottom Beaches
  2. Learn to Fly: 10am to 4 pm., Ship Bottom beaches
  3. Large kite, banner displays, ground displays: 10 am to 4:30 pm., Ship Bottom beaches
  4. Candy drops: 11am and 3 pm., Ship Bottom Beaches
  5. Bol kite races: 12 pm., Ship Bottom Beaches
  6. Sport Kite Demonstrations: All Day, Ship Bottom Beaches
  7. Kids Kite Making: 10 am to 2 pm., Bayview Park Pavilion, Long Beach Township
  8. Buggy Kites: 11 am to 4 pm., Ship Bottom Beaches
  9. Kids Buggy Rides: weather permitting, 11am to 1 pm, Ship Bottom Beaches, 15th - 20th streets
  10. Kite Wind Garden Installation: 12 am to 3pm., Ship Bottom beaches, 15th – 20th streets
  11. High Flyers Art Market., 10 am to 4pm, Bayview Park, Long Beach Township

Sunday, October 8, 2017

  1. Kite Ballet Competition: 9am to 4pm., Ship Bottom Beaches
  2. Learn to Fly: 10am to 4 pm., Ship Bottom beaches
  3. Large kite, banner displays, ground displays: 10 am to 4:30 pm., Ship Bottom beaches
  4. Candy drops: 11am and 3 pm., Ship Bottom Beaches
  5. Bol kite races: 12 pm., Ship Bottom Beaches
  6. Sport Kite Demonstrations: All Day, Ship Bottom Beaches
  7. Kids Kite Making: 10 am to 2 pm., Bayview Park Pavilion, Long Beach Township
  8. Buggy Kites: 11 am to 4 pm., Ship Bottom Beaches
  9. Kids Buggy Rides: weather permitting, 11am to 1 pm, Ship Bottom Beaches, 15th – 20th streets
  10. Kite Wind Garden Installation: 12 am to 3pm., Ship Bottom beaches, 15th – 20th streets
  11. High Flyers Art Market, 10 am to 4pm, Bayview Park, Long Beach Township
  12. Night Fly Extravaganza: 6:30pm to 8:30pm., Barnegat Lighthouse Beach

 

Monday, October 9, 2017

  1. Sport Kite Demonstrations, 10am to 4pm, Ship Bottom Beaches
  2. Single line and Large Kite displays, ground displays, 10 am to 4 pm, Ship Bottom Beaches
  3. Buggy Kites, 11 am to 4 pm, Ship Bottom Beaches, 15th – 20th streets
  4. Kite Wind Garden, 10 am to 4pm, Ship Bottom Beaches, 15th – 20th streets

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The Surf City hotel in Surf City, NJ is offering discounted rates for festival participants, hotel information is online at http://surfcityhotel.com -- when calling to reserve, make certain to say you're with the kite festival to take advantage of the discount price.

Drifting Sands Hotel  (609) 494-1123  www.dslbi.com This hotel is on 9th street Ship Bottom, NJ the beginning of our main festival location. 

Sea Horse Motel   (609) 494-5392  www.seahorsemotels.com  This hotel is about 2 miles from main festival location.  4204 Long Beach Blvd. Beach Haven, NJ

Daddy O Hotel  (609) 494-1300  www.daddyohotellbi.com  4401 Long Beach Blvd. Beach Haven, NJ  This hotel is 2 miles from the main festival location. 

Buccaneer Motel   (609) 492-4582   www.buccaneermotel.com  2600 North Bay Avenue, Spray Beach, NJ

This hotel is about 6 miles from the main festival location, 1 mile from the buggy kites and wind garden location. 

Lorry’s Island End Motel  (609) 492-6363  www.lorrysmotel.com 23 Washington Ave, Holgate, NJ  This hotel is 9 miles from main festival location, 2 miles from buggy kite and wind garden location. 

North Shore Inn  (609) 494-5001  www.northshoreinn.com    806 Central Ave., Barnegat Light, NJ  This hotel is 1 mile from night fly location.

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