Kites will fill the sky at the city’s fourth annual Cultural Kite Festival on March 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd.
Everyone is invited to enjoy the festival and participate in activities such as kite flying lessons, a family photo area, various cultural performances and kite flying competitions.
Don’t have a kite? Don’t worry! A kite-making workshop will be onsite for children to build, design and take home their own kites as memorabilia.
The kite contest is open to all ages, shapes and sizes. Anyone who wants to compete is encouraged to participate. There is no cost to enter.
Registration will be located at the blue City of Sugar Land tent at the times listed below. First- , second- and third-place trophies will be awarded for each category.
Listed in order are: Registration Time – Contest Time – Winners Announced
• Largest Kite – 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
• Smallest Kite – 11 am. – 11:30 a.m. – Noon
• Most Unique Kite – noon – 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
• Highest Flying Kite – 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
• Most Colorful Kite – 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Other entertainment will include walk-around characters and stilt walkers who will roam the meadow enticing the crowd with their visual artistry and movement. Face painting, henna tattoos and calligraphy art will be available for children.
All activities and entertainment are free and open to the public, and refreshments will be sold by local onsite food vendors. Limited parking will be available at Sugar Land Memorial Park. Additional parking will be available at the University of Houston Sugar Land campus, 14000 University Blvd., where free event shuttle services will be provided.
For more information, contact the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department at (281) 275-2885 or visit www.sugarlandtx.gov.