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Spring Kite Festival happening at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island – April 1-2

Get ready to soar to new heights at the upcoming Spring Kite Festival at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island! Join Kitty Hawk Kites and the Emerald Coast Kite Flyers Club on April […]

Get ready to soar to new heights at the upcoming Spring Kite Festival at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island! Join Kitty Hawk Kites and the Emerald Coast Kite Flyers Club on April 1st and 2nd for two days of FREE kite-flying fun.

If you’re wondering what a 100-foot octopus, an 80-foot panda, and a 50-foot gator have in common, then you’re in for a treat! They will all be flying high over the The Boardwalk during this event. 

  • You won’t want to miss this larger-than-life kite display that will take place from 10am to 4pm, with a grand finale kite flyer demonstration at 3:30m (weather dependent). Face painting with Galyna Trach and games for the public will also be available.

Are you interested in learning how to fly a kite like a pro? The Stunt Kite Demo/Kite Lesson Field, located on the west end of the Boardwalk across from the Okaloosa County Beach Safety-Lifeguard Headquarters, will offer free kite lessons with the Emerald Coast Kite Flyers Club and Jeremiah Stotesbery (available by walk-up). Additionally, you can watch some impressive stunt/power kite demos by Emerald Coast Kite Flyers Club, Quad FX, and Jeremiah Stotesbery from Kites N’ Kids.

And that’s not all! Head over to the Kitty Hawk Kites Store on Okaloosa Boardwalk from 10am to 4pm for even more kite-flying fun. Take advantage of the Kite Festival Super-Saver Deals at the store and enjoy free paper kite-making outside of Kitty Hawk Kites. And if your kite needs some fixing, Kite Doctor Chuck will be on-site to lend a hand.

Rockin’ Tacos and The Boardwalk restaurants are proud supporters of the kite festival and provide complimentary meals to the event volunteers each year when they are at The Boardwalk. 

  • “The Kitty Hawk Kite festivals are one of our favorite events here at Rockin’ Tacos,” said John Perry, General Manager, Rockin’ Tacos Grill & Tequila Bar. “Our deck sits perfectly high above the beach for spectating the vibrant colors and creatures that fill the sky. It’s always fun to see guests just casually eating tacos and then suddenly do a double-take at a flying panda or colorful octopus floating by.”

Whether you’re young or young at heart, the Spring Kite Festival at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island is the perfect event for anyone who loves outdoor fun. So, grab your family and friends, and come out to enjoy the festivities!

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