Who and What is Kite Party?

Kite Party is about kite fliers connecting face to face with people who they may not otherwise have the opportunity to connect with. Kite Party is about socializing with people we have known for years, and meeting people we will know for years. It is about visiting with old friends, and meeting new ones. It’s about reminiscing. It’s about listening. It’s usually a lot of laughs. It’s sometimes a few tears. If we’re lucky, they come together. It’s about improvising. It’s about compromising. It’s about sharing, it’s about caring.

It’s about folks like Ben Lummas and his wonderful family. It’s about Mike Macdonald, George Halpin, Rich Comras (RIP Friend), Ron Despojado (RIP Friend), Anne Vogel (RIP Friend), John Chilese (responsible for many of the photos on this website), Allen Carter, Gerald and Theresa Trotman, and the dozens and dozens AND DOZENS of other selfless people who make this event what it is. It’s for people that focus on others, not themselves. It’s about people who are happy to be here, not happy to be brought here. It’s about those who value people time more than flying time. It’s for people that cherish their time with others off the flying field as much (OR MORE) than on it. It’s for those that care more about the people at the event than the event.

From the host of Kite Party to all the INCREDIBLE people that make it one of the best kiting events in the world, thank you.

Dave Shenkman
The Kite Connection

Basic Info


North and south side of the Huntington Beach Pier, 200 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648


Scheduled dates can be found on our home page.


A kiting event that is open to the general public to watch and fly in areas OUTSIDE of the main flying fields, which are reserved for EXPERIENCED, REGISTERED KITE PARTY PARTICIPANTS. There will be professional demonstrations performed at random times throughout the day (BOTH DAYS)


Free for everyone.


(714) 536-3630


Thursday (Unofficial day)

Sunrise – Sunset : Open Kite Flying and just hanging out!
After Sunset : Dinner: Wherever and whenever we feel like eating at the time.

Friday (Unofficial Day)

Sunrise – Sunset : Open Kite Flying and more hanging out!
After Sunset:  Dinner: Usually at Fred’s Cantina


Sunrise – Sunset : Open Kite Flying, Music, Demos, and FUN!
After Dark : Dinner and Auction (REGISTERED KITE PARTIERS and their families. (Surf City Ale House)


Sunrise – Sunset : Open Kite Flying, Music, Demos, and MORE FUN!
After Dark: Dinner and Goodbye’s (Registered Kite Partiers):  Zack’s Pier Plaza, at the flying field.

Monday (Unofficial Day)

ALL DAY: Recovery, hanging out, saying goodbye, and open flying.
Beginning of the 362 day countdown to next year, if there is one?


Pre-paid, pre order (PayPal or credit card) only and available for PICK UP at KP 20.  There will be VERY LITTLE excess inventory. All apparel orders must be received by Monday, February 19th, 2024. Click the image above to place your order! APPAREL SHOP NOW CLOSED. Cash and carry only at event.

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