83rd Annual Exchange Club of Austin Zilker Park Kite Festival
(Zilker Park Kite Festival)
An AKA Sanctioned Kite Festival

Date & Location:
03/06/2011
Zilker Metropolitan Park
2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX, 78704
Austin, TX US
(AKA Region 8)
Activities:
Fun Fly
Workshops
Kitemaking Competition
Fun For All Ages
Kids Kitemaking
Description:
Everyone is welcome to fly their kites or just enjoy the hundreds of kites in the air at the 83rd Annual Exchange Club Kite Festival at Zilker Park. This heritage event is attended by thousands from all over Central Texas and beyond.The Kite Flying Contest is for single line kites but every kind of kite is welcome. This contest has changed very little since 1929. Categories include largest, smallest, highest angle, steadiest, most unusual and strongest pulling. All ages are eligible to compete. See our web page for events and rules. Trophies are awarded to first, second and third place winners. The Oldest and youngest competitors win trophies too. All kites entered must be home made. The Contest is free to enter. Registration takes place 11am to 2pm the day of the event.Sport Kite, buggy, fighter kite and other kite flying demonstrations will be held all day. David and Susan Gomberg are our special guests. Concessions sales benefit local non-profit organizations working to break the cycle of child abuse. Come on down and enjoy “Kite Day” - an event that is uniquely \\\\\\\"Austintatious\\\\\\\". While you are here, enjoy the SXSW film festival, SXSW music festival, the Travis County Rodeo and other spectacular spring happenings in the “Live Music Capital of the World”. Rain date is Sunday March 13, 2011.
For additional information contact:
Bunnie Twidwell
PO Box 684921
Austin, TX 78768-4921
US
E-mail:
Phone: (512) 924-7523
www.zilkerkitefestival.com
Directions:
From IH35, take the Riverside Drive exit west (towards the city). Take a left onto Barton Springs Road. Stay on Barton Springs Road until you see kites in the air.

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