The Atlantic Coast Kite Festival is an exciting weekend of high-flying kites and fun for families, participants, and spectators of all ages!
On Saturday, the 17th Street area of the Virginia Beach oceanfront plays host to a full day of kite-flying. Kite demonstrations to music (including kite ballets, sports kite flying, and dual and quad line kites) are held throughout the day on the beach. Kite building workshops (held for a nominal charge) are led by an out-of-town kite education professional. Great for children and adults, the workshops provide kite building materials, and participants are instructed on how to create the most aerodynamic kite.
Kite-flying lessons are included, and safety rules are reinforced for all participants. Kite stores and manufacturers are on site with kites of all sizes and shapes for sale to the general public. “Big” kite fliers from across the country bring their giant (up to 40 and 50-foot long) kites to fill the sky at the event site.