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Published on October 2, 2018 3:09PM

Professional and amateur kite fliers will celebrate “The Year of the Kite” this weekend in Lincoln City as the 2018 Annual Fall Kite Festival gets underway.

The festival, held at the D River Wayside on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, will give guests the chance to watch professional stunt fliers and teams perform amazing routines with some of the most advanced kites available.

Visitors will also be able to experience the Running of the Bols, a footrace across the beach with each participant harnessed to parachute kites.

Kids can get involved, too, with free kite making workshops offered on both days. Kids of all ages can learn how to make their own paper kite and afterwards they can show off their colorful creations at the kids’ parade.

All kids attending the festival will also receive a free passport to the event, with a prize draw awaiting those who can collect autographs from each of the featured fliers.

The event will run from 10 am to 4 pm both days, with a free shuttle running on a continuous loop, picking up from the Lincoln City cultural Center at 540 NE Hwy. 101 and the Lincoln City Outlets at 1500 SE East Devils Lake Road.

For more information, contact the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or go to www.oregoncoast.org.

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