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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Celebrate Spring with Kite Flying, Art, Children’s Playground at International Art & Kite Festival

Sugar Land, TX – Step into springtime, and enjoy an entertaining day of fun activities and excitement at Sugar Land’s International Arts Festival as the city celebrates with a full-slate of outdoor adventures on Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Brazos River Park, 18427 Southwest Freeway.

Kite enthusiasts will decorate the sky with splashes of color, unique kite shapes and exceptional kite-flying skills.  The main stage will feature upbeat cultural dance performances with award-winning entertainment acts, including children’s musician Will Parker and the Make Believe Band, the rhythmic beats of DRUM percussion ensemble and a show-stopping performance by the regional band and crowd favorite Mango Punch!  

Non-stop children’s activities will be featured in a special playground for kids.  The culture playground will feature both group and individual game stations featuring activities and games children play around the world.  Trackless train rides will continuously depart from the Kid’s Fun Zone.  A children’s magic show is also on the entertainment arts menu.  Craft booths, cultural characters, artisan demonstrations and more will be displayed for families to enjoy. A variety of food trucks will be on location with an assortment of food choices and desserts. 

Throughout the event, attendees can participate in several onsite competitions.  Family groups and individuals of all ages are encouraged to participate in the Cultural Costume Contest by designing and modeling creative costumes that pay tribute to countries on the main stage.  Additionally, art competition categories will include most unique kite, poster art and chalk art contest.   First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded for each category. There is no cost to enter the competition.  On-site registration is encouraged for all contests.  General festival admission is free.  

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

Public parking will be available onsite at Brazos River Park.  Limited handicap parking will be available onsite. Please plan for traffic delays.  For more information about the event, contact Sugar Land’s Parks and Recreation Department at (281) 275-2825 or visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/specialevents. For other updates, follow Sugar Land Parks and Recreation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SugarLandParks.

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