LBI FLY Kite Festival


The LBI FLY International Kite Festival is scheduled to take place on Columbus Day weekend, starting Friday October 11th, 2019. LBI Fly was organized to bring brilliant colorful artist design kites, fun flying giant inflatable kites and the amazing show of sport kiting to our beautiful island. The first LBI FLY International Kite Festival was held in October 2015 had 32 invited kite fliers, however, many more kite fliers (about 100!) from across the United States, France, Germany, Colombia, and Canada now attend to celebrate the joy of kite flying. Many of these fliers are invited guests in international and highly ranked festivals all around the world.

The 2019 edition of LBI FLY – the 5th year of the festival – will feature even more giant inflatable kites as large as a full-size whale, fairytale horses, giant octopuses, flying scuba divers, crabs, pigs, sea urchins, trilobites, flying witches, and a giant yellow duck. This year there will be more unusual shapes and designs that will amaze our island spectators. Beautifully designed and carefully built artist kites will also be flown during the festival as well as displayed at local galleries prior to the festival. Many of these artists have won prestigious awards for art design quality, craftsmanship and flying ability in competitions throughout the US and Europe.

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