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Kites On The Coast Takes Pensacola Beach!

Kickstart Spring with your favorite kite-flying festival on Pensacola Beach!


Council on Aging of West Florida is bringing high-flying, intergenerational fun back to Pensacola’s Casino Beach Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17 for its third annual kite festival, Gulf Winds Credit Union Kites on the Coast!

A kaleidoscope of colorful kites will dance above the white sands and clear seas as the centerpiece of the weekend. This free community event now stretches a full weekend, featuring massive, showstopping kites by Chicago Kite along with stunt kite demonstrations from SkyFX. The weekend will also include food trucks, kids’ activities, and more at the Gulfside Pavilion.

Gulf Winds Credit Union Kites on the Coast promotes fun across all ages with the classic pastime of kite flying over the beautiful setting of Casino Beach. Families can bring a kite to fly, purchase one at the event, or sit back and enjoy the sight of colorful kites soaring above the shoreline.

Event Details:

Friday’s event kicks off at 4 pm until 10 pm, with a lighted night fly after sunset, and Saturday’s festivities will begin at 10 am with another lighted night fly, weather permitting. Sunday’s kite flying will be from 10 am until 2 pm.

• Professional Kite Flying Demonstrations
• Lighted Night Fly (weather permitting)
• Kids’ Activities
• Kite Hospital
• Food Trucks
• Kites for sale on site OR bring your own to fly!

“We are thrilled to partner with longtime supporters Gulf Winds Credit Union to present this event,” says Council on Aging marketing communications director Emily Echevarria. “With three days of kites and two evenings for night flies, this will be our biggest Kites on the Coast event yet.”

This event aims to bring the community together and raise awareness of the Council on Aging and its programs and services for those who need assistance for themselves or for an aging loved one. Donations will also be accepted at the event.

“We are honored to be longtime supporters of Council on Aging and greatly admire their fierce advocacy and service towards our most vulnerable population,” said Gulf Winds Credit Union President/CEO, Daniel Souers.

“To celebrate our elders through the simple act of community play connects us and reminds us of the great debt we owe to those who paved the way for us.”

Council on Aging is grateful for In The Clouds Presenting Sponsor Gulf Wind Credit Union. Additional sponsorship from Centennial Bank, Visit Pensacola, Cat Country 98.7, Superior Van & Mobility, and Sonshine Companion Care support this event. Funds raised from sponsorships and donations at the event support Council on Aging’s programs and services like Meals on Wheels, caregiver support, and The Retreat adult day care, all of which help seniors in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties age safely in place in their most comfortable surroundings.

Happy kite flying!

Council on Aging of West Florida is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that has served seniors and their families since 1972. Council on Aging of West Florida helps seniors in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties live healthy, safe and independent lives in their own familiar surroundings by providing community-based, in-home programs and services such as Meals on Wheels and Alzheimer’s respite care.

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Makenna Curtis is a Pensacola local with a BIG heart for her hometown. Motherhood, storytelling, helping others, and celebrating the small things in life are just a few of her favorite things. Makenna graduated the University of West Florida with a degree in Communications and Advertising in 2017. Her passion for living life to the fullest and connecting with others makes having a conversation or reading her work easy!