Editor’s note: Information submitted to the Pilot and published last Wednesday (March 20) was not accurate. What follows is the correct information for this year’s Southern Oregon Kite Festival.


The 27th Annual Southern Oregon Kite Festival will take place July 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the kite field at the Port of Brookings-Harbor.

To begin that weekend, on Friday evening, July 19, the sixth annual Indoor Kite Flying Demo will be held in the Brookings-Harbor High School Gymnasium at 7 p.m.

The success of this weekend of activities relies on the many volunteers from the community who help the event run smoothly for the thousands of residents and visitors who attend this festival. Volunteers are needed for helping at the free children’s kite-making workshops, selling T-shirts at the SOKF headquarters tent, passing out programs to attendees, serving as greeters at the free shuttle bus stops, assisting with traffic control, and more.

If you have two or more hours of time to assist with the SOKF during the third full weekend in July, please contact Marihelen Pitts-Campbell at marihelenpc@gmail.com or call 541-251-0498. Other preparation activities are planned for the months before the festival.

The first volunteer meeting will be held 1:30 p.m. April 7 at the Driftwood Estates Clubhouse. Helping with the Southern Oregon Kite Festival is a great opportunity to meet people, gain experience, and have a huge impact on the community. This unique event is free and fun for everyone.

To learn more about the Southern Oregon Kite Festival go to sokf.org class="Apple-converted-space">