The Kite Loft
The Kite Loft
511 North Boardwalk
Ocean City, MD 21842
Phone: (410) 289-6852
Toll Free: 800-682-5483
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The Year 2010 marked the 35th anniversary of The Kite Loft, retailing kites, kite accessories, aerial toys, windsocks, banners, yard ornaments, and other fun products for everyone!
From its humble beginnings on a side street off the ocean in downtown Ocean City, Maryland, The Kite Loft now boasts two kite shop retail stores in Ocean City MD, with its headquarters on 5th Street on the Boardwalk. The Kite Loft hosts worldwide kiting events annually. These kiting events draw contestants, exhibitors and visitors from around the world. Contestants display their kite flying talents with stunt kites and other kites with unique kite flying abilities and wonders.
Entry into the Kite Loft store transports you to a world of brilliant colors, spinning windsocks, flying toys, whizzing rubberbands, floating kinetics, tinkling wind chimes, sky chairs, windwheels and, of course, lots of kites.
The Kite Loft was founded by Bill "King of the Wind" Ochse, who by his sheer energy and natural charisma managed to elevate Ocean City to its status of Kite Capital of the World by 1978. Currently, The Kite Loft is owned and operated by Jay and Mary Lynn Knerr who have strived to maintain that status. Ocean City, Maryland hosts two International Kite Festivals, held every last weekend in April and third weekend after Labor Day.
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September 27 `15
Sunfest Kite Festival
On the Beach; 2nd Street to 6th Street
Bring the entire family and let your spirits soar! Enjoy four days filled with spectacular kite flying at the East Coasts best Kite Festival. 
Thousands of spectators travel to see master kite flyers from around the world showcase their aerial displays of art. Kite making workshops and Kite battles.  This year, The Kite Loft welcomes Mike Van Meers as  a returning co-coordinator. Mike will be holding improptu games with the opportunity to win great prizes. 
On Saturday at 1:00pm we will be giving away FREE Kites to the first 100 kids between the ages of 5 and 12.  We will be on hand to assist you assemble and launch your kite.   Locals and visitors are welcome to join in on this colorful action. 
Let's paint the sky... 

Stroll along Ocean City's famous Boardwalk and witness hundreds of beautiful ground and high flying displays.  Aftwards cast a vote for your favorite display during the festival's "People's Choice" award.

Plan early...bring your family and join us!

Contact:   Jay Knerr, 410-289-7855 or visit
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