International Art & Kite Festival
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Brazos River Park
Enjoy an entertaining day of activities as the city celebrates with a full-slate of ourdoor adventures at Brazos River Park. Kite enthusiasts will decorate the sky with splashes of color, unique kite shapes, while the main stage will feature cultural dance and musical performances. A Children's Zone offers hands-on art activities, train rides and art competitions.
2021 International Art & Kite Festival
The 2021 International Art and Kite Festival took place on Saturday, March 27 at Brazos River Park. The day's pleasant weather helped to usher in a crowd of approximately 4,000 guests.
Main Stage Entertainment
The Main Stage entertainment included a variety of performances by regional and local talent, including:
Will Parker and the Make Believe Band
African Drums & Dance
EPIC Center for Dance
NAACH Houston, Inc.
Malia's Hula Hut Polynesian Dance Company
Anjali Center Performers
The Magic of Ted Swank
Magic Tricks and Illusions
Families of all sizes and ages enjoyed a full slate of on-going activities:
- Kite Flying
- Train Rides
- Photo Stations
The Kids Cultural Playground blasted upbeat, kid-friendly music and feature a variety of activities. Youth had the opportunity to play games that school children around the world enjoy:
- Red Light, Green Light Pilolo (Ghana)
- Hide and Seek Football Tennis (Czech Republic)
- Hula Hoop Contest Stretch (South Africa)
- Volleyball Down Down Down (Australia)
- Hop Scotch Sack Race
- Chess Cultural Dance Contest
- Musical Chairs Sumatra (Semut, Orang, Gajah)
An art exhibit featured Houston-based speed artist Ange and highlighted a collection of commissioned art work featuring the Sugar Land community. The Rwanda-born artist is world-renowned for creating stunning portraits in sheer minutes. Additional Houston artists featuring their artwork included: Rayven Alexander, Irene Valentin, Dre Cattling, Wyn, and Fatema Josh.
Community Engagement Contests
The Cultural Costume Contest featured 11 residents created and modeled cultural costumes representing different countries on the Main Stage of the event. H-E-B sponsored prizes for the contest winners. The following countries were represented:
H-E-B sponsored prizes to winners of the Cultural Costume Contest.
An “Around the World Roll Call” video featured community members greeting participants in an assortment of languages, including Spanish, Filipino, Lebanese, Chinese, Hindi, Egyptian and Rowandan.
Many outstanding art creations were displayed at on-site art competitions. There were more than 50 participants. First, second, and third place awards were presented to winners in the Chalk, Poster, and Kite Flying Competitions.
The following food truck vendors provided a variety of food selections.
- Foreign Policy Food Truck
- Kabob Café
- Foreign Policy Food Truck
- Sammie Joe's Creole
- Halal No. Five
- Gelu Italian Ice
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.