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Cultural Kite Festival

Saturday, March 7, 2015
10 a.m. — 3 p.m.

Sugar Land Memorial Park
15300 University Blvd.

Event Information
Up, Up and Away! Vibrant kites will once again accent the big Texas sky at the sixth annual Cultural Kite Festival. Activities and entertainment will include kit competitions for all ages, cultural performances and more! Throughout the event children will be able to create their own kites at the kite-making workshop! Kite flying is a popular activity and sport in many countries around the world, and it has proved to be a major hit in Sugar Land as our City represents a mixture of cultures and diversity.

Activities and Entertainment
Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter the kite flying contest and win trophies along with tickets to the Crystals of India event sponsored by the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. Don't have a kite? Don't worry! A kite-making workshop will be on-site for children to build, design and take home their own kites as memorabilia. There will be plenty of space for free flying kite lovers or those who prefer to stroll around and just enjoy the magnificent view and entertainment.

Other entertainment includes walk-around characters such as Ben Franklin, who will provide stories on the history of kite flying and its connection to the discovery of electricity. Cirque style performers will also roam the meadow enticing the crowd with their visual artistry and movement. Face painting and henna tattoos will also be available for children who want to partake in the festivities.

The main stage will come to life with cultural performances from local area groups. The DJ will host children's activities during intermissions, allowing kids to learn a cultural dance from a professional or engage with other kids in carnival-themed games.

Kite Contest
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 per category, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies will be awarded for each category.

Category  Registration Time Contest Time Winners Announced
Largest Kite 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.
Smallest Kite 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12 p.m.
Most Unique Kite 12 p.m. 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.

Refreshments             
Cultural food and beverages will be sold by local on-site food vendors.

Parking
Parking will be available at the Sugar Land Memorial Park and at the University of Houston Sugar Land Campus also located on University Blvd. Free shuttle services will provide transportation from the campus to the park. Please look for signs for Shuttle Bus pickup spots.




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Sponsorship
Thank you to Houston Museum of Natural Science-Sugar Land for sponsoring the prizes for the kite competition!

Interested in getting your company's name out in the community? Well here's your opportunity! View Sponsorship Flyer
For further information, please contact: Briana Bachemin, Event Production Manager, at 281-275-2887 or

More Information

Please call the City of Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department at 281-275-2885. Also, if you are on Facebook or Twitter, follow the City of Sugar Lands Parks & Recreation page at www.facebook.com/SugarLandParks or www.twitter.com/SugarLandParks


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