Autismup Events


An autism-friendly, family-friendly walk, festival and expo to benefit AutismUp

Let's fly a kite and lift families with autism up! Purchase event tickets or form a team to earn tickets!
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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Seabreeze Amusement Park

10:00 AM Parade Walk Team Registration

10:30 AM Opening Ceremonies

10:45 AM Kite Parade

11:00 AM Festival & Expo

Festival & Expo in the AutismUp Party Pavilion immediately following the kite parade!

KiteFlite Teams earn prizes including commemorative t-shirts, up to a dozen VIP Ride-n-Slide Passes and raffle tickets! Scroll down for instructions to form a team and prize levels, and help individuals with autism reach new heights by participating in KiteFlite by registering today.



Ride and slide all day long, relax in a private grove near the AutismUp Party Pavilion and Resource Expo. Enjoy a catered lunch, dozens of area autism resource providers, chat with professionals, have your family photo snapped, enjoy live music and entertainment, face painting, favorite characters on parade, and much more during KiteFlite2019! All proceeds benefit the expansion and enhancement of AutismUp programs and support services, and remain local.

Ways to Get Involved
Families, Friends, Sports Teams, & other community groups!

Sign up as a KiteFlite team and encourage your family or friends to support your efforts to raise money and awareness to keep AutismUp growing! Participate in friendly competition for a great cause, uplifting local families living with autism while bonding as a group! You (and your team members) will work together to raise funds and decorate your kite for display in the Kite Parade (and a new competition for the best-looking kite!). You’ll also earn perks and prizes at various fundraising levels starting at $100, which include commemorative t-shirts, VIP guest passes and raffle tickets!

FUNdraising Prizes:

  • Raise $100 | One (1) Commemorative KiteFlite 2019 Event T-shirt
  • Raise $500 | One (1) T-shirt + One (1) VIP Ride-n-Slide Pass
  • Raise $750 | One (1) T-shirt + Two (2) VIP Ride-n-Slide Passes
  • Raise $1,000 | Fantastic Four Pack — Four (4) T-shirts + Four (4) VIP Ride-n-Slide Passes
  • Raise $1,500 | Four (4) VIP Ride-n-Slide Passes + Four (4) T-shirts + 15 Popcorn Raffle Tickets
  • Raise $2,500 | Six (6) VIP Ride-n-Slide Passes + Six (6) T-shirts + 25 Popcorn Raffle Tickets
  • Raise $3,000 | Eight (8) VIP Ride-n-Slide Passes + Eight (8) T-shirts + 30 Popcorn Raffle Tickets
  • Raise $3,500 | Ten (10) VIP Ride-n-Slide Passes + Ten (10) T-shirts + 35 Popcorn Raffle Tickets
  • Raise $4,000 | Bakers Dozen — 13 VIP Ride-n-Slide Passes + 13 T-shirts + 40 Popcorn Raffle Tickets
  • Raise $5,000 | Bakers Dozen + a Gift Card for one 2020 Seabreeze Season Pass

Steps to Form a KiteFlite Team:

  1. Go to Crowdrise link.
  2. Click "Join" and follow instructions.
  3. Name your AUsome team! Update your personal story and add pictures, or use the AutismUp story.
  4. Set your Team Fundraising Goal.
  5. Share with friends and family and ask for their support.
  6. Win prizes!
  7. March in the Kite Parade and celebrate at the KiteFlite Festival on August 18th at Seabreeze!


As a sponsor of KiteFlite 2019, you can get your brand in front of hundreds of local families, show your support for the autism community, and help AutismUp during a critical time in our journey. There are multiple sponsorship levels to choose from. Please see the enclosed sponsorship form for detailed benefits associated with each sponsor level. New this year, Soarin’ Sponsors will be part of our fundraising challenge as we will encourage donors to match your pledge of support.


KiteFlite is an AUsome team building and community service exercise! Sign up as a KiteFlite team to give employee morale a boost while showing support for families living with autism. Together, you can take on local competitors in a race to raise the most funds (challenging them to go #GoFlyaKite), then celebrate with a fun day in the sun. KiteFlite is an opportunity for team-building, social media fodder, and new positive connections between your business and the community.

Resource Expo

Choose to participate in our Resource Expo and share valuable information and services with those seeking autism related services and support.

Click here for our online SPONSORSHIP & EXPO COMMITMENT FORM.

KiteFlite2019 Sponsor & Expo Opportunites

Thank you to current event sponsors!

The Hetsko Family | Grand Marshals of the KiteFlite Parade 2019

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AutismUp Membership

MembershipMembership to AutismUp has many benefits, including access to a broad array of complimentary support services, registration notices, special events and more.



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