Friday, February 3, 2012

Sugar Land Cultural Kite Festival: Up, Up, and Away!

Sugar Land Cultural Kite Festival: Up, Up, and Away!

Sugar Land, TX - Kites will fill the sky at the City’s third annual
Cultural Kite Festival on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at
Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd. 
Everyone is invited to enjoy the festival and participate in activities
such as a miniature kite museum showcasing the diverse history of kite
making, kite flying lessons and kite flying competitions. Don’t have a
kite?  Don’t worry!  A kite-making workshop will be onsite for
children to build, design and take home their own kites.

The kite contest is open to all ages, shapes and sizes! Anyone who
wants to compete is encouraged to participate. There is no cost to
enter, and first- , second- and third-place trophies will be awarded for
each category. Registration will be located at the blue City of Sugar
Land tent at the times listed below.

Category    Registration Time    Contest Time    Winners
Largest Kite    10 a.m.    10:30 a.m.    11 a.m.
Smallest Kite    11 a.m.    11:30 a.m.    noon
Most Unusual/Unique Kite    noon    12:30 p.m.    1 p.m.
Highest Flying Kite    1 p.m.    1:30 p.m.    2 p.m.
Most Colorful Kite    2 p.m.    2:30 p.m.    3 p.m.

Other entertainment will include walk-around characters and various
cultural performers; stilt walkers will also roam the meadow enticing
the crowd with their visual artistry and movement. Face painting and
henna tattoos will be available for children who want to partake in the

Limited parking will be available at Sugar Land Memorial Park.
Additional parking will be available at the UH Sugar Land Campus, 14000
University Blvd., where free event shuttle buses will be available.

All activities and entertainment are free and open to the public, and
refreshments will be sold by local food vendors.
For more information, contact the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation
Department at 
(281) 275-2885 or visit

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