The Zilker Kite Festival, one of Austin's oldest (and funnest) annual events, has been a spring tradition for more than 80 years. Held for one day each March at Austin's landmark park, Zilker Park, the festival is a free event.
The kite contest begins at 1pm and is open to anyone with a home made kite. There are numerous kid and adult event categories for the contest, including Largest Kite and Most Unusual Kite. There is no early registration for the contest - it's only done onsite beginning at 11am.
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The festival is family-friendly, kid-friendly, and even dog-friendly. Whether you plan to participate in the contest, just want to come out and fly a kite on your own, or are content sitting back and spending an afternoon watching a kite-filled Austin sky, everyone is welcome.
Don't have a kite? Not to worry - kites are available for purchase onsite and there are also workshops throughout the day where you can learn to construct your own.
Other kid-friendly activities, such as Moon Walks and face painting, are available along with merchandise and food vendors.