Take to the Sky

7th annual Soar on the Shore Kite Festival held Aug. 21

The 7th annual Soar on the Shore Kite and Beach Festival will take place Aug. 21, 11 am – 4 pm, at Crescent Beach in Algoma. The Wisconsin Kiters Club will provide stunt kites, giant display kites and a kite candy drop for kids. They will also be on hand to answer questions about kiting and give newcomers some valuable tips. There will be a public fly area for people to fly their own kites.

Children are invited to participate in crafts, street games,  scavenger hunt and playing in the sand with toys. There will be easels available for aspiring plein air artists. Mischief & Magic will provide twisted balloon creations. Paint rocks with artist Abbey Collins or check out beach rock mosaics. New this year are kite sun catchers you can color and decorate. Join Yonder Gallery to create a colorful, community, chalk collaboration. Bay Shore Outfitters will provide kayak demos down on the beach. 


The afternoon also features a number of eateries including the Destination Imagination corn stand, Carjack’s Patty Wagon, Captain Tom’s BBQ and Chubby Cheeks Ice Cream Truck.

At 2 pm, join the Friends of Crescent beach as they honor Kurt Colburn, longtime Soar on the Shore DJ, who passed away last year. The Wisconsin Kiters Club will perform a ghost kite flight in his honor. 

All activities are weather dependent. A rain date is scheduled for Aug. 22, 11 am – 4 pm. More information can be found at

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