International Art & Kite Festival

2021 Event

Saturday, March 27, 2021
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Brazos River Park

RSVP at the Facebook Event Page!

About The International Art & Kite Festival

On the scenic grounds of Sugar Land’s Brazos River Park, the International Art & Kite Festival will celebrate kite flying and a variety of cultural entertainment.

The festival will offer creative programming and fun activities while maintaining social distancing guidelines. World travel adventures will be presented through main stage cultural dance routines, multicultural festival food, a cultural costume contest, and cultural playground featuring children's games played all around the world. Festival grounds will be transformed into a global entertainment venue celebrating cultures near and far.

Kite enthusiasts are encouraged to decorate the Sugar Land sky with unique and colorful kite designs.

International Arts Festival Logo - Standard

Entertainment

The Main Stage will feature local and regional artists who will present an upbeat rotation of music and dance performances.  

  • 10:00 - 10:30    Children Entertainment Artist
  • 10:30 - 11:30    Cultural Dance Groups
  • 11:45 - 12:15    Cultural Costume Contest 
  • 12:30 - 1:00      DRUM Performance 
  • 1:30 - 3:00        Finale Concert 

Recruiting Local Cultural Dance Groups

The Main Stage will feature a variety performing dance routines. If you are interested in performing at the festival, contact Briana Williams at bawilliams@sugarlandtx.gov.

Around the World Roll Call Video

Want to see yourself on the big screen at the International Art & Kite Festival on March 27?

We are looking for Sugar Land residents to submit videos in their native or family language to be featured in the "Around-the-World-Roll-Call" at the festival. You can simply say hello or declare your love for Sugar Land (because of course you love Sugar Land). Sugar Land is a diverse and unique community and we want to celebrate that diversity by featuring YOU.

Examples:
“Bonjour”
“Hola desde Puerto Rico”
“ 我爱 Sugar Land”

Get creative! Participants are welcome to use fun video backgrounds or wear outfits that emphasize their native countries or dialects. Videos must be submitted to parkrec@sugarlandtx.gov by March 21 to be included in the video montage to be presented at the festival.

Videos may be submitted both horizontally and vertically, and must be either .mp4 or .mov files.

Please include in the email your family/individual/group name and the language or country your video represents

Cultural Costume Contest

Everyone is challenged to create and come model their cultural costumes representing different countries on the Main Stage of the event.  Costumes will be judged; and cultural costume contestants will receive prizes in designated age-group categories.  For more information about the Cultural Costume Contest, contact Jacqueline Madden at JMadden@SugarLandTX.gov.  

On-Site Art Contest

Calling all artists! This year's contest theme is “Embracing Cultures” and first, second and third place prizes will be awarded for each category.

Create images that portray famous people, landmarks or traditions from around the world

  • Chalk Art or Posters Create images that portray cultural icons, landmarks or traditions from around the world.
  • Kite - Fly your most unique kite! Contestants will be judged on the most creative kite design.  

Scoring:

  1. 1-25 pts. Overall Presentation
  2. 1-25 pts. Creativity
  3. 1-25 pts. Effort 
  4. 1-25 pts. Color Scheme 

Pre-registration is required for art competitions. Based on the quantity of entries received, registration may be an option at the event. To sign up, contact Jacqueline Madden at JMadden@SugarLandTX.gov.

DOWNLOAD THE ART & CULTURAL COSTUME CONTEST REGISTRATION FORM

Festival Activities 

  • Train rides
  • Cultural playground featuring games played around the world
  • Self-serve photo stations
  • Self-guided art exhibit 

Festival Culinary Menu 

Cultural food and beverage selections will be available for purchase by onsite.

Event Parking 

Free parking will be available at Brazos River Park.

Social Distancing Guidelines

This outdoor event is the perfect place to enjoy a day outside at the park while practice social distancing. Masks are recommended (not required) when within 6’ of someone not within your household and sanitation stations will be available onsite. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to get your company’s name in front of this diverse community? Customized sponsorships are available. For more information, please contact the Event Production Manager at 281-275-2825.

For More Information

Contact Sugar Land Parks & Recreation at 281-275-2825, email us or reach out to us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.