International Art & Kite Festival
2021 International Art & Kite Festival
The International Art and Kite Festival on Saturday, March 27th at Brazos River Park the first large-scale Parks & Recreation event to kick off the spring event season. Kites soared across the Brazos River park and the beautiful, blue sky was the perfect backdrop for kite flying. The day's pleasant weather helped to usher in a crowd of approximately 4,000 guests.
Main Stage Entertainment
The Main Stage entertainers did not disappoint. Festival attendees rocked to diverse rhythms, danced, and enjoyed the showmanship delivered from all participating performance acts that included:
Will Parker and the Make Believe Band
African Drums & Dance
EPIC Center for Dance
NAACH Houston, Inc.
Malia's Hula Hut Polynesian Dance Company
Anjali Center Performers
The Magic of Ted Swank
Magic Tricks and Illusions
Both children and adults enjoyed a full slate of on-going activities:
- Kite Flying
- Train Rides
- Self-Serve Photo Stations
Excitement surrounded the Cultural Playground for Kids. A kids DJ kept the area buzzing with kid-friendly music and lots of fun activities. Kids got an enormous opportunity to play games that school children enjoy around the world including:
- Red Light, Green Light Pilolo (Ghana)
- Hide and Seek Football Tennis (Czech Republic)
- Hula Hoop Contest Stretch (South Africa)
- Volleyball Down Down Down (Australia)
- Hop Scotch Sack Race
- Chess Cultural Dance Contest
- Musical Chairs Sumatra (Semut, Orang, Gajah)
An art exhibit featured Houston-based speed artist Ange. The exhibit highlighted a collection of commissioned art work featuring the Sugar Land community. The Rwanda-born artist is world-renowned for creating stunning portraits in sheer minutes. Additional Houston artists featuring their artwork included: Rayven Alexander, Irene Valentin, Dre Cattling, Wyn, and Fatema Josh
Community Engagement Contests
The Cultural Costume Contest featured 11 residents created and modeled cultural costumes representing different countries on the Main Stage of the event. H-E-B sponsored prizes for the contest winners. The following countries were represented:
H-E-B sponsored prizes to winners of the Cultural Costume Contest
An “Around the World Roll Call” video segment featured individuals saying “Hello,” or “I Love Sugar Land” in an assortment of languages which included greetings in:
Many outstanding art creations were witnessed at on-site art competitions. There were more than 50 participants. First, second, and third place awards were presented to winners in the Chalk, Poster, and Kite Flying Competitions.
The following food truck vendors provided a variety of food selections.
- Foreign Policy Food Truck
- Kabob Café
- Foreign Policy Food Truck
- Sammie Joe's Creole
- Halal No. Five
- Gelu Italian Ice
Want to get your company’s name in front of this diverse community? Customized sponsorships are available. For more information, please contact the Event Production Manager at 281-275-2825.