LBI FLY International Kite Festival Returns for its Fourth and Biggest Year


Photo: Wayne Herrschaft

LBI FLY International Kite Festival Returns for its Fourth and Biggest Year

Four-Day Event Features Kiters From Around the World and Events For All Ages

The LBI FLY International Kite Festival is returning for the fourth year in a row – the biggest and most expansive one planned so far – with a four-day, kite-filled, and island-wide schedule. Kiters from around the world will be flying artist kites, giant inflatable kites, and demonstrating sport kite flying techniques on local Ship Bottom, Brant Beach, and Barnegat Light beaches during the Kite Festival weekend October 5th through the 8th, 2018. 

Lisa Willoughby, LBI FLY Kite Ambassador and Master Level Sport Kite Pilot, has organized professional kiters from the USA, Germany, Canada, and beyond. Featured kiters include national champions from both the West and East Coasts, local South Jersey kite fliers, as well as international kite fliers from across the globe.

There will be an Indoor Fly Competition, a Main Field for giant 3D Kites in Ship Bottom, an illuminated Night Fly in Barnegat Light, an additional kite field in Brant Beach, a Kite Battle between the LBI Towns, Bol Kite Racing, Buggy Kite Rides for Kids, and much more. All spectators are welcome at this event and admission to the daytime beach events are free. Night events (Indoor Fly Competition and Barnegat Light Night Fly) cost $2/per person. Kids Kite-making costs $6 per kite. 

We love this event because it draws visitors of all ages from the surrounding area and beyond. It gives us a chance to show off how multi-seasonal our island really is. Additionally, we would like to thank our volunteers and sponsors, we would not have such a beautiful and expansive event without the support of our local community.

Come out and see this impressive fall weekend of flight, October 5th through the 8th!


About LBI FLY and the LBI Chamber of Commerce

The LBI Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization focused on promoting commerce on Long Beach Island. The LBI Fly International Kite Festival is planned by the LBI Chamber of Commerce with the goal of attracting thousands of visitors from near and far during our shoulder season. Please visit or for more information!


Thank You To:

Our Presenting Sponsor, A. Richard Aitken, Jr. Builder – Contractor

Our two Platinum Sponsors, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Zack Shore Realtors and Air Technical Services

The rest of our generous sponsors can be found here.

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