Treasure Island Kite Festival focuses on veterans

Expect a lot of red, white and blue kites at the annual fest this Veterans Day weekend.

Treasure Island Kite Festival focuses on veterans
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This year's kite festival on Treasure Island — you know the one, the one you always see as you drive by and say, "Man, I gotta go see that next year!" — has the theme “Honor America’s Veterans.” No big shocker, then, that the fest features red, white and blue kites, banners and flags.

What's the point of a kite fest? Well, it isn't just to watch other people fly kites — they'll have kite flying, sure, but also kite games, stunt kite lessons, demos, bubbles and candy falling from the sky (sounds like a dream, doesn't it?). On Nov. 10 at dark, there'll also be a night fly. It isn't a competition, but organizers hope that newbie kite flyers will take the chance to learn what an actual kite competition is like. And hey, what a coincidence, there is an official competition on Jan. 19-20 this year.

Treasure Island Kite Festival | Treasure Island, behind the Thunderbird | Nov.10-11, all day with a night fly on Nov. 10 | Parking and contact information available at

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Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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