Treasure Island Kite Festival in TI Florida | Video

By Published On: January 12th, 2023

Treasure Island Kite Festival in TI Florida

Published on 01/12/23 (scroll down for video):

Almost the weekend! I have a date night suggestion on deck (great spot), but first I wanted to call out the 26th annual Treasure Island Kite Festival happening this weekend! While it’s forecast to be quite cold both days (“Florida cold”), we’re supposed to have blue skies and a breeze, which is what really counts at a kite festival! I notice the breeze is forecast to be higher on Saturday, which might be the deciding factor for when we visit. Scroll down for key bullet points.

Treasure Island Kite Festival Video from 2021

This video is one I put together from our visit 2 years ago. While it was a much different time (some restrictions & very limited kites), it will give you a general idea of the area and what to expect. Simply add in MANY more kites on a typical year. Not just kites, but kites shaped like zebras, whales, scuba divers, zebras, snoopy, sea horses and much more. Venturing onto the beach in January simply feels like Florida! Add in all the kites and it becomes a weekend that Colt and I always hope our schedule allows. You can hear Colt’s excitement in the video after he let out all his string, eventually winding it all back in, the Pinellas County equivalent of fighting a Snook at Weedon Island.

A Few Key Points of the Kite Festival

Location: Treasure Island Beach, behind the Thunderbird Beach Resort (10700 Gulf Blvd)

Dates: Jan 14 and 15 (they encourage recreational flyers to spend the Monday holiday flying on the beach as well!

Time: 10am-5pm, though they say night flying may happen if weather cooperates.

Kites for Sale: Yes! Windworks of Madeira Beach will have kites of all types for sale. Colt and I purchased a $14 kite on our visit that worked great!

Raffle: Stop by the Windworks Tent for their silent auction and hourly raffles.

Lessons: Quad Line and Dual Line lessons are available on the beach, learn how to fly stunt kites for free!

Pets: Not allowed on TI Beach, though allowed on the Beach Trail (sidewalk on edge of beach)

Parking: City owned metered parking lots can be found here: http://www.MyTreasureIsland.com/parking

Other Activities: Kite Demos, “Hot Tricks Competition” and “Kite Ballet to Music”

Treasure Island Beach is Beautiful!

If you’re unfamiliar with the beach at Treasure Island, it’s beautiful! A very wide beach, allowing many to join and yet still not feel too crowded. There are plenty of food and drink options nearby as well. Post sponsored by the LovingStPete Team at HB Realty. We give back up to $10K at closing when you use our team to buy or sell a property. If you’ve been considering buying or selling, we would love an opportunity to discuss what we can do for you!

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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