Though the annual Birch Bay Kite Festival was canceled due to Covid-19, the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce found a way to bring cheer to children during this pandemic. This Friday, June 19, the chamber is giving away free kites to kids to celebrate the last day of school.
The idea came to chamber members when they realized they had many leftover kites that the chamber purchased for the kite festival with a donation from Birch Bay Waterslides. According to chamber event coordinator Danielle Gaughen, this year’s small event is a fun and responsible way to bring the community together.
“Birch Bay is a perfect place to come out and socially distance, play on the tide flats and fly a kite,” Gaughen said. “We figured we might as well celebrate the last day of school with some kites.”
A limited number of kites will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Visitor Information Center at 7900 Birch Bay Drive. Sugar Shack Ice Cream will also be selling treats on the property until 1 p.m. The chamber encourages all participants to wear masks and practice