86th Annual Zilker Kite Festival Sunday, March 1st, 2015, 10am - 5pm 2100 Barton Springs Road in Austin, TX The Zilker Park Kite Festival is an event anyone is welcome to attend (pets too!). There is no admission to attend or to participate in the contest. The kite festival is FREE. There is no admission. Bring a few bucks for concessions or a t-Shirt. There will be an array of delicious food offered. Every purchase at the Kite Festival supports local non-profits working to prevent child abuse. Moon walks, rock wall climbing, face painting, slot cars, bungee jumping — a lot of fun activities are offered for kids of all ages. Booths open at 10am, registration for the kite contest starts at 11am, and kite contest events start at 1:00pm. The Festival closes at 5:00pm. We ask that everyone leave the park as promptly as possible after 5:00 so clean-up crews can begin putting the park back in order for other visitors on Monday. This is a day for everyone to fly kites. However, you don’t have to fly a kite to come to the event. A lot of folks make this a day in the park to have time together and see this incredible sight. After seeing all the kites, you might want to try one. Kite merchants will be there in case the notion strikes you. There will also be a kite making workshop (open 11-4) where a kite is made in less than 10 minutes that’s guaranteed to fly. The Kite Festival takes place in Zilker Park (2100 Barton Springs Road in Austin, TX 78704) on fields located between Barton Springs Road to the south and Lady Bird Lake to the north. A park road, Lou Neff Road, runs around the border of this area. These fields are now known as the “Great Lawn”. Zilker Park opened in 1936, and the 1937 maps calls this area the ‘Kite Flying Fields’, so there has been a long history of kite flying at Zilker. The Exchange Club of Austin, the Zilker Park Kite Festival's founder and organizer, is a group of men and women working to make America a better place to live through one national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse. (A rain date is planned for Sunday, March 8th, 2015) For more information: http://www.abckitefestival.com/attend-the-festival/ and/or http://www.zilkerkitefestival.com This is not a Fort Hood Area Events (FHAE) coordinated event. FHAE's is not responsible for any discrepancies or last minute cancellations of this event. If you have any concerns, please contact the event coordinator listed above.
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