Coolest Events to Go Fly a Kite

Fly into the Fall Kite Festival


Okaloosa Island 

Flying High over the Harbor Kite Festival

Destin Harbor/Noriega Point


When envisioning Kitty Hawk Kite festivals, think the Macy’s Day parade in New York City but in a much warmer climate and with larger-than-life show kites gliding through the air! Mark your calendars for September 21 & 22nd this fall and get ready for a day of family-fun activities. This two-day festival will feature a 100-foot octopus, an 80-foot panda, a 50-foot gator and so many other great character and stunt kites.

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly kites since 1974. During the fall festival weekend, not only will there be opportunities to watch professional stunt kite-flying teams, you can take free kite-flying lessons and even make your very own kite! Younger ones can fly a standard single-line kite, while those a bit older can try maneuvering a power kite or a stunt kite that has two or even four lines. You’ll catch the thrill of kite-flying for sure at this great event.

Kitty Hawk Kites has the very largest selection of kites in the area, so it’s only natural that they host the fall and spring festivals that mesmerize kids and adults alike! In the spring they hold the Flying High Over the Harbor Kite Festival, so keep an eye out for that event in our On the Coast calendar. Kites sure have come a long way since good ol’ Ben Franklin discovered electricity!

Cool Factors: Giant…HUGE show kites, Free kite-flying and kite-making lessons, Fun for all ages