International Art & Kite Festival

Saturday, March 25, 2023
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Crown Festival Park
18355 Southwest Freeway, 77479

The International Art & Kite Festival is a free event that celebrates culture and community through art, music, dancing and food. Kite flying, art car showings and cultural performances are just some of the highlights of this colorful festival!

Getting There

The shuttle will run from University of Houston-Sugar Land from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. There will be on-site parking available at the Crown Festival Park and limited parking at Brazos River Park.


Enjoy a variety of activities for both young and old! Activities include: henna, face painting, train rides, stilt characters, main stage activities, art cars, kite flying, chalk art, international animals, daytime fireworks, artisan market, inflatable games, rock climbing wall, toddler soft play area, and activities at our sponsor booths - Rodeo Dental, Champion Energy, Rapid Care Emergency Room and Republic Services. 

IAKF Layout

Artisans Market

Visit local artisans and booths at the Champion Energy Artisans Market. Vendors include: Blue Frog Stained Glass, Vlaybrary Ceramics, Kendras Custom Pyrography, Really So Cute, Monarca Fashion Boutique, A-Rod LED Balloons, Accessorize by L N D, Ooh La La Candles, Lela & Hyde Candle Co., Texas Mom Tumblers, Robinson's Photo Gallery, Chacha's Art Corner, Sachi Creation, SkyWalker Photography, Rick's Darts & Games, Brits Blueprint, Foundation for the Revival and Latinkiik. 

Food and Drink

Savor delicious food from our food trucks including: Halal 5, Foreign Policy, Kabob Café, GELU Italian Ice, Clementine Coffee & Cream andSammie Joe's Creole. Additional food is available in the Artisan's Market and includes: Lemonade King, The Nutty Bavarian, Simply Sweet, and Swirl Treats. Or take a break and enjoy beer from Saint Arnold or Texas Leaguer Brewery. Free water will be available on site at the "Water Monsters." Bring a reusable water bottle and fill up to stay hydrated. 

Main Stage Schedule

  • 10:02 a.m.      Tropical Rhythms
  • 10:25 a.m.      Dancing Divas
  • 10:32 a.m.      Bollycurves
  • 10:44 a.m.      Telfair Dancing Group
  • 11:01 a.m.      Tropical Rhythms Philippine Folk
  • 11:24 a.m.      American Shaolin
  • 11:46 a.m.      Steel Vibrations
  • 12:50 p.m.      NAACH
  • 1:05 p.m.        Unity Lion Dance
  • 1:17 p.m.        D.R.U.M. Band
  • 2:21 p.m.        Vietnamese Martial Arts
  • 2:38 p.m.        Nritya Kalpa Dance School
  • 2:46 p.m.        Unity Lion Dance

Kite Flying

Bring your own kite or buy one on site at the artisans market! Feel like showing off? Register for the kite competition between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the City information booth. Winners will be announced on the main stage at 2:30 p.m. Absolutely no kite fighting or glass kite string allowed on site. 

Chalk Art

Enjoy the work by local artists in the chalk art zone in the parking lot. Got talent? Sign up for the chalk art competition between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the City information booth. Winners will be announced on the main stage at 2:30 p.m.

Other things to know

Well behaved dogs are allowed at the festival. Please bring bags to pick up after your pet. One of the free shuttles allows dogs. Dogs will not be allowed in the International Animal zone.

You are welcome to bring your own tent, chairs, etc. Please be respectful of others and remember to pack light if you plan to use the shuttle.  

You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks in a small soft cooler or cooler bag. No grilling or cooking is allowed on site.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to get your business' name in front of Sugar Land's diverse community? Customized sponsorships are available for all city events. For more information, contact the Event Production Manager via email or by calling 281-275-2887.

For More Information

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