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Zilker Park Kite Festival

Zilker Park Kite Festival

If you’re looking for a unique outdoor event to participate in, check out the Zilker Park Kite Festival on Sunday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This annual event draws a huge crowd since admission is free and anyone is welcome, whether you want to fly a kite or just enjoy the sunny, spring weather.

Kite flying demonstrations will be held all day and there will be food vendors (proceeds support local nonprofits), face painters and moonwalks.

If you don’t already have a kite, World Wind Kites be selling kites and there will be on-site workshops that promise kite-making in less than 10 minutes.

The festival also offers plenty of friendly competition for kite flyers that want to show off their skills. Contests include Highest Angle Kite, Most Unusual Kite, and Largest Kite. People of all ages can enter these contests (there are youth and adult categories), but there’s just one rule: You can only fly homemade kites that are on a single line.

There will be free shuttle rides and parking beginning at 10 a.m. at these two locations:

Downtown at 1604 Colorado St., State Garage E, South at the Tony Burger Center at 3200 Jones Rd.

2009 Zilker Park Kite Festival