New Smyrna Beach Kite Festival Promises High-Flying Fun

By: Lauren Tjaden


I made you a kite so you would have to look up. ~ Unknown

I’m thinking of New Smyrna Beach, of some of the good times I had there and the people I shared them with. It's a happy exercise.

I smile as I remember exploring its art galleries with my father, and how he exclaimed over paintings and sculptures. I laugh as I remember driving on its hard-packed sands in a fun car with my husband, licking my lips when I remember the seafood we enjoyed at Breakers afterward. And I shake my head with wonder when I remember its glorious beach, an inviting sweep of sand that curves against the Atlantic.

The New Smyrna Beach Kite Festival, Nov. 16-17, 2013, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., provides an ideal excuse for your whole gang to discover this charming surfing village—and indulge in a high-flying weekend of fun.

Located directly on the beach, just south of Flagler Avenue, this event promises fun-in-the-sun that includes:

  • Professional kite demonstrations
  • Friendly competitions
  • Free lessons and tips for novices
  • Free kite kits and decorating stations for the kids

You should go. I predict it’ll blow you away!

You’re encouraged to bring your own kites. Admission is free, but registration--on a walk-up basis, the day of the event-- is required.

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