30th Annual International Kite Festival

WILDWOOD – The Wildwoods will officially kick off the 2015 summer season at the Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony on Friday, May 22 at noon on the beach at Andrews Avenue, next to the Wildwoods Convention Center. A large, ornate key will be used to ‘unlock’ the ocean and open the summer season.

The 30th Annual Wildwoods International Kite Festival, the largest kite festival in North America, also begins that day and features kite makers from around the world flying their most incredible colorful creations in the skies above the Wildwoods beaches – adding a festive and colorful backdrop to the Unlocking of the Ocean Ceremony. The kite festival officially starts at 9 p.m. on Friday, May 22 with an illuminated night kite fly on the beach at Rio Grande Avenue.
The Kite Festival continues on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24, starting at 9 a.m. daily, with the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships featuring the best sport kite pilots in the United States. The championships are comprised of a variety of competitions for individuals, pairs and teams. Also during the weekend, join in the Candy Drop, Running of the Bols, Rev Games or Rokkaku Team Challenge; fly a kite on the Learn to Fly Field or watch the Fighter Kite Competition. More fun is to be had with kite exhibits and workshops on the beach.

The Wildwoods International Kite Festival Auction will be held in the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 23. The auction is open to the public and many unique kites and collectibles will be up for bid.

The kite festivities conclude with the World Indoor Kite Competition at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Monday, May 25 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Kite fliers will showcase their impressive ability to fly a kite without wind, and performances will be choreographed to music.

For additional information about the 30th Annual Wildwoods International Kite Festival, please call 732-822-4884 or visit www.SkyFestivals.com.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.