The 6th Annual LBI FLY International Kite Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 10th and Sunday, October 11th, 2020. The LBI Fly International Kite Festival was first organized in 2015 to bring brilliant colorful artist design kites, fun flying giant inflatable kites, and the amazing show of sport kiting to our beautiful island.
As we tentatively plan the the 2020 edition of LBI FLY, the 6th year of the festival, we intend to organize this event to be as safe as possible for all ages. Here are a few things we are doing differently (given that the event goes on as scheduled):
- The event will only run on Saturday (10/10) and Sunday (10/11), between the hours of 10a-4p.
- There will be inflatable kite displays and sport kite demonstrations on the beach.
- There will be no Friday Indoor Fly and no Sunday Night Fly.
- There will be no events that require gathering or shared usage of materials (kids’ kite-making, candy drop, bol kite racing, buggy kites, Mayor’s kite battle, etc.)
Additional Precautions: There will be large inflatable kite displays and sport kite demonstrations spread out across seven streets in Ship Bottom. The areas in which the kite professionals will be performing will be roped off, separating kite team performance space from public areas. Beachgoers can then walk around the display areas and view the different kites and demonstrations from safe distances.
All festival-affiliated visiting kiters are from states that are currently not on NJ’s Travel Advisory List. Volunteers and kiters will abide by all NJ social distancing and face covering protocol that remain in effect at the time of the festival. For the safety of the public and our event staff, there will not be any activities that require gathering or the shared usage of materials.
Courteous social distancing is expected of all beach visitors looking to view the kite displays and demonstrations. We recommend that people planning to visit keep a mask on hand, in the event that they cannot properly social distance. We request that all potential out-of state visitors check their state’s NJ travel advisory status, before traveling to the festival.
For any additional questions you may have that weren’t listed here, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The LBI Chamber of Commerce and event organizers are very excited that the Borough of Ship Bottom has once again allowed this free, family-friendly event on Ship Bottom’s beautiful beaches. Thank you!