International Art & Kite Festival

Event Details

Saturday, March 26, 2022
Time TBD
Brazos River Park

Enjoy an entertaining day of activities as the city celebrates with a full-slate of ourdoor adventures at Brazos River Park. Kite enthusiasts will decorate the sky with splashes of color, unique kite shapes, while the main stage will feature cultural dance and musical performances. A Children's Zone offers hands-on art activities, train rides and art competitions.

2021 International Art & Kite Festival

The 2021 International Art and Kite Festival took place on Saturday, March 27 at Brazos River Park. The day's pleasant weather helped to usher in a crowd of approximately 4,000 guests.  

Main Stage Entertainment 

The Main Stage entertainment included a variety of performances by regional and local talent, including:

Will Parker and the Make Believe Band

Children’s Music 


DRUM 

African Drums & Dance 


EPIC Center for Dance 

American Dance 


Mango Punch! 

Latin Music


NAACH Houston, Inc. 

Indian Dance 


Malia's Hula Hut Polynesian Dance Company

Polynesian Dance


Anjali Center Performers 

Indian Dance 


The Magic of Ted Swank 

Magic Tricks and Illusions 



 Families of all sizes and ages enjoyed a full slate of on-going activities:

  • Kite Flying
  • Train Rides 
  • Crafts
  • Photo Stations 

The Kids Cultural Playground blasted upbeat, kid-friendly music and feature a variety of activities.  Youth had the opportunity to play games that school children around the world enjoy: 

  • 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)

 Art Exhibit 

An art exhibit featured Houston-based speed artist Ange and 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:   

  • China
  • India
  • Turkey
  • Pakistan

 H-E-B sponsored prizes to winners of the Cultural Costume Contest.

An “Around the World Roll Call” video featured community members greeting participants in an assortment of languages, including Spanish, Filipino, Lebanese, Chinese, Hindi, Egyptian and Rowandan.

 Art Competitions 

Many outstanding art creations were displayed 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. 

 Food Trucks 

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

Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

For More Information

Contact Sugar Land Parks & Recreation at 281-275-2825, email us or reach out to us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.