Sometimes the best events are those you stumble on at the last minute. Like this kite festival in Zilker Park near downtown Austin.
Now for most Austinites, this colorful festival might be a given — after all, it’s been happening for 84 years! But for us, it was a blurb in the newspaper and a last minute decision to go. We didn’t even stop to look for one of our kites.
When we arrived, we were amazed! The sky was filled with hundreds of kites, from the simple to the magnificent! Add in music, food trucks, community service organizations, and a pet and family-friendly atmosphere, and you have a wonderful day in Austin!
The kite festival is an annual event, so check the website for next year’s date and time. If you go, bring cash for the food vendors, a blanket or chairs for sitting, your pets,, kids ….and definitely a kite or two. Come early to find good parking, or use the shuttle service (a word of caution about the shuttles…the lines to go back via shuttle were REALLY long and slow, so be prepared to wait.)
This festival is the best so far for us for this first year in Austin!