Although there was light wind for the Whidbey Island Kite Festival last weekend, it was well attended and enjoyed by many spectators and participants.
Lots of kites colored the sky. There were events for kids, like kite making and a teddy bear drop (throw), as well as kite flying, kite lessons and kite watching for adults. The Central Whidbey Lions Club provided food which allows people to have a snack while taking in kites of all sizes, shapes and colors in the air.
Thank you to our sponsors Big Rock Designs, Camp Casey, Coupeville Chamber of Commerce, WhidbeyLocal.com and The Cove Thai Cuisine. Many other local businesses generously contributed to our bag raffle, which helps support the festival. Numerous people helped organize the event as well as providing manpower for setting up and taking down tents and other field equipment.
We appreciate the contributions of so many. It was a wonderful, fun event. The performances at the indoor event Saturday night were amazing! How do you fly a kite indoors? Come next year and see!
— Lisa Root
Kite Festival Association