Summer is finally here and families in Halifax are on the lookout for fun, unique activities to enjoy together. If you are searching for an event that promises excitement, beauty and a touch of magic, look no further than the 7th Annual East Coast Kite Festival hosted by the Atlantic Kite Festival.

This free family-friendly event promises to be a thrilling experience that will have everyone’s spirits soaring high. Happening on July 15th and 16th from 10 am to 7 pm, get ready to indulge in days of fun activities and delicious food with a vibrant spectacle of kites of all shapes, sizes, and colours.

The East Coast Kite Festival is a kite lover’s dream come true. Whether you’re a kite-flying enthusiast or new to the world of kites, everyone is welcome to participate. Bring your own kite and let it dance in the wind, or purchase one on-site from the selection available. Team members will be on hand to offer guidance and assistance, ensuring that even beginners can experience the joy of kite flying. With a breathtaking display of over 70 different kites, there will be something for everyone to admire. Kites will range from the smallest 24 by 24 cm kite to an impressive 50-foot diameter. From playful pandas and seahorses to whimsical tigers and jellyfish, the sky will come alive with floating designs.

In addition to the kites, this festival offers a range of activities for children of all ages. The Kids Fun Zone, with bouncy castles and face painting, will provide endless entertainment, guaranteeing a day of non-stop fun and laughter. Keep an eye out for the upcoming confirmation of a kite workshop session, where you and your family can learn the art of kite-making and take home a one-of-a-kind creation.

No family outing is complete without delicious food, and the East Coast Kite Festival has got you covered. Food trucks and vendors will be present, offering a mouthwatering array of culinary delights. Savor a cheesy slice from Pizza Pizza, sample delectable treats from Miller’s Gourmet To Go, or indulge in the flavours of Abhi’s Curry N More. Lovely Lees, Roll On Two Chimney Cakes, Jamdouns, and Smokinstein Food Truck will also be serving up their unique creations to satisfy all of your cravings.

The East Coast Kite Festival at Citadel Hill is a not-to-be-missed event that promises a day of  fun, kites, and mouthwatering treats.

East Coast Kite Festival

When: July 15th & 16th, 2023
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Where: Garrison Grounds, Halifax Citadel