VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced another major event to be postponed.
The Atlantic Coast Kite Festival, which was originally scheduled to take place May 2-3 at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and boardwalk from 23rd Street to 27th Street, has been postponed due to Gov. Ralph Northam's Executive Orders 53 and 55, which tell people to stay at home in response to the pandemic.
Kite enthusiasts can look forward to the popular event’s return later in the year on the beach and boardwalk from 15th Street to 18th Street.
The City of Virginia Beach is following guidelines from the Virginia State Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The festival is just one of a number of large popular local events that have been postponed or canceled altogether in response to concern for public safety, such as the Something in the Water music festival, 2020 Harborfest and the Hampton Jazz Festival.
Updates to the Live! On Atlantic events program will be posted on LiveOnAtlantic.com and through social media, email and news outlets. You can follow Live! On Atlantic on Facebook.
Event information is also available by telephone through Virginia Beach Visitors Information Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 757-385-SURF (7873).