International Art & Kites Festival

Spring 2020 - TBD
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Crown Festival Park [see map]
18355 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77479      

Calling all world travelers! This international event celebrates the diversity of cultures within the community and features dozens of local organizations that showcase unique and vibrant heritages from all around the world.

The festival activities are for all ages and includes:

  • booths representing various countries and regions
  • performances and dances by local organizations
  • international food and beverages available for purchase
  • face painting and henna artists
  • roaming characters
  • kite contest
  • chalk art contest
  • cultural performances

Activities & Entertainment

The event will focus on a variety of performing and visual art forms. Cultural and entertainment stages, kite flying, hands-on art activities and demonstrations, live paintings, art competitions and much more with fill the festival grounds. There will be plenty of space for free flying kite lovers or those who prefer to stroll around and just enjoy the magnificent view and entertainment. Along with kite flying, a number of cultural performances will fill our main stage while exposing the hidden talents of the Sugar Land community!

If you would like to be involved as a for profit artisan vendor or as an international booth representing specific countries and regions, please return the form before the deadline.

Special Access VIP Wristbands

VIP wristbands are required to participate in some of the special festival attractions and activities at the International Arts Festival. Sugar Land residents can receive VIP wristbands at no charge prior to the day of the event, while non-Sugar Land residents may purchase wristbands for a nominal fee of $3 in advance of the event. The wristbands will cost $5 at the event for residents and non-residents. All VIP wristbands will be distributed starting Wednesday, March 20 at the Sugar Land Imperial Park Recreation Center, 234 Matlage Way, during normal hours of operation.

Wristbands will be needed for several family attractions including trackless trains, face painting, henna tattoos, an inflatable activity zone, and competitions. Attendees will be able to enjoy kite flying lessons, musical entertainment, several community booth activities and a color fireworks display at no charge.

See Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding wristbands.

International Arts Festival

Onsite Competitions

Competitions will be open to all ages, shapes, and sizes! Anyone who wants to compete is encouraged to participate. Get your ideas together and show your creativity and spirit!

There is no cost to enter and first, second, and third place trophies will be awarded for each category. During the event, certain areas will be sectioned off for certain competition and more information will be provided once the entry form is turned in.

Want to register? You can register by filling out our contest form below. Based on entries received, limited registration may be available onsite at the event.  
Sign up for Competitions


Cultural food and beverages will be available for purchase by local onsite food vendors.


With the Brazos River turnaround permanently closed and unavailable during festival operations, participants are strongly encouraged to utilize free shuttles that will run continuously from 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. from Mercer Stadium, 16403 Lexington Blvd., and University of Houston at Sugar Land, 14000 University Blvd. 

Shuttle parking is strongly encouraged to avoid delays entering and exiting the site but participants planning to park onsite should arrive early and plan for possible traffic delays.


Want to get your company’s name in front of our diverse community?  Customized sponsorships are available.

For More Information

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