Are you looking for a fun and family-friendly way to spend the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend? Look no further! The annual Treasure Island Kite Festival and Sport Kite Competition is just the place for you to be each and every January on the Gulf Coast of Florida. High-flying fun abounds on one of the best kite-flying beaches in the USA, where the sky is the limit.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Kite Festival and Sport Kite Competition in Treasure Island, Florida. Start planning now to be there!
1. Plan to visit Florida each January.
This is your first step! Make sure you plan to join us on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida every January. It’s the perfect time to plan a beach escape anyway, since the holiday season is done and the new year has begun. Come and join us for a winter wonderland that is filled with white sand everywhere. Trade in your snow boots for flip flops and come on down to the Sunshine State!
2. Attend the free, family-friendly Treasure Island Kite Festival.
The Treasure Island Kite Fest happens right on the beach at 107th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard on beautiful Treasure Island, which is under a half-hour drive from your Indian Rocks Beach or Indian Shores vacation rental. It’s an easy and coastal scenic drive that makes for a perfect local day trip. This year’s Treasure Island Kite Festival and Sport Competition event is celebrating its 20th year on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15 of 2017 from 10a.m. to 5p.m. on both days. This fun Gulf Coast event is open to everyone and is free of charge.
3. Watch master kite flyers perform and try flying a sport kite on the beach.
Come and be amazed by the kite-flying talent from all over the world gathered here on Treasure Island Beach. Watch as they dazzle you with their stunts and maneuvers set against stunning and vibrant coastal skies.
Representatives from Revolution Kites and Prism Kites are on-site giving flying demonstrations and allowing you the chance to learn how to fly. Master kite flyers perform to music at this two-day event in dual-line and multi-line sport kite flying in a wide array of disciplines. Windworks is holding daily and hourly raffles in the kite tent all weekend and allowing the passersby a chance to learn how to fly stunt kites at no charge.
Come spend some quality time with the family on one of the best kite flying beaches in the country, as large show kites and giant bubbles paint the backdrop for an exciting competition. After the sun goes down there is always the potential for a night fly in the same location, as long as the weather and wind are permitting of course. You can follow all of the latest news and updates on the Treasure Island Kite Festival Facebook page. Check it out!
4. Come back to Florida’s Gulf Coast again next year.
Once you let your kite and your spirit soar, you’ll be hooked! You’ll also be ready to do it all over again next January. So go ahead and make it your new family tradition to be on Florida’s Gulf Coast every January. You’ll have something to look forward to after the holiday season ends and once the New Year begins. Why not start booking your next Florida Gulf beach vacation right now? There’s no time like the present!
Have you been to the Treasure Island Kite Festival on the Gulf Coast of Florida? Let us know if you’ll be there this year!