New Smyrna Beach Kite Festival this weekend


Kites galore this weekend in New Smyrna Beach / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / It's kites galore on the New Smyrna Beach Flagler Avenue Approach this weekend as shown from this scene setter earlier this year.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The popular New Smyrna Beach Kite Festival takes a special fall return 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the Flagler Avenue Beach Approach. It features scores of tethered kites, some as large as a vehicle, kite demonstrations, competitions and displays form multiple kites clubs including those from North Florida, Central Florida and the Space Coast.

Also, more than 700 free kites will be given away to children during festival hours. The kites are those that allow for decoration and as such, decoration stations are set along the beach for kids to personalize their kite before taking flight. To help first timers, kite club volunteers will be on hand.


Parking is plentiful in the area and the NSB Kite Festival festival is completely free to the public. For more information go to

Fall Beach Weeks Initiative

The New Smyrna Beach Kite Festival is part of Fall Beach Weeks in New Smyrna Beach – 50 days of festivals in 10 weeks from Sept. 27- Dec. 1. The campaign is designed to showcase New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, Edgewater, Oak Hill and Osteen during autumn and increase its appeal as an off-season vacation destination.

For more festival information and special Beach Weeks/Kite Festival accommodations, please call the New Smyrna Beach Visitors Center at 1-800-541-9621.


A pelican sits on a posted across the Intracoastal Waterway in New Smyrna Beach / Headline SurferNov 15-17: New Smyrna Beach Rock & Roll Music Festival

Nov 16: Fall Sidewalk Sale

Nov 16-17: New Smyrna Beach Kite Festival

Nov 22-24: New Smyrna Beach - Beach Film Festival

Nov 28: New Smyrna Beach Turkey Day 5k Beach Run / Walk 

For New Smyrna Area Beach Weeks events, times, locations & sponsors, please visit


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This above-published coverage is part of a marketing partnership between Headline Surfer and the Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority, which promotes tourism.

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The Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority markets tourism events through bed tax collections from overnight hotel & other accommodators for the cities of New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, Edgewater, Oak Hill and unincorporated Osteen through the New Smyrna Beach Visitor's Center, 2238 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 (Phone: 386-428-1600; website: For calendar events:
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