International Art & Kite Festival

2021 Event

Saturday, March 27, 2021
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Brazos River Park

About The International Art & Kite Festival

On the scenic grounds of Sugar Land’s Brazos River Park, the International Art & Kite Festival will celebrate kite flying and a variety of cultural entertainment.

The festival will offer creative programming and fun activities while maintaining social distancing guidelines. World travel adventures will be presented through main stage cultural dance routines, multicultural festival food, a cultural costume contest, and cultural playground featuring children's games played all around the world. Festival grounds will be transformed into a global entertainment venue celebrating cultures near and far.

Kite enthusiasts are encouraged to decorate the Sugar Land sky with unique and colorful kite designs.

International Arts Festival Logo - Standard


The Main Stage will energize viewers with local and regional artist whos will present an upbeat rotation of music and dance performances.  

  • 10:00 - 10:30    Children Entertainment Artist
  • 10:30 - 11:30    Cultural Dance Groups
  • 11:45 - 12:15    Cultural Costume Contest 
  • 12:30 - 1:00     DRUM Performance 
  • 1:30 - 3:00       Finale Concert 

Recruiting Local Cultural Dance Groups

The Main Stage will feature a variety performing dance routines. If you are interested in performing at the festival, contact Briana Williams at

Cultural Costume Contest

Everyone is challenged to create and come model their cultural costumes representing different countries on the Main Stage of the event.  Costumes will be judged; and cultural costume contestants will receive prizes in designated age-group categories.  For more information about the Cultural Costume Contest, contact Jacqueline Madden at  

On-Site Art Competitions

Calling all artists! This year's contest theme is “Embracing Cultures” and first, second and third place prizes will be awarded for each category.

Create images that portray famous people, landmarks or traditions from around the world

  • Chalk Art or Posters Create images that portray cultural icons, landmarks or traditions from around the world.
  • Kite - Fly your most unique kite! Contestants will be judged on the most creative kite design.  


  1. 1-25 pts. Overall Presentation
  2. 1-25 pts. Creativity
  3. 1-25 pts. Effort 
  4. 1-25 pts. Color Scheme 

Pre-registration is required for art competitions. Based on the quantity of entries received, registration may be an option at the event.  Click here to download Art Competition Registration. 

Festival Activities 

  • Train rides
  • Cultural playground featuring games played around the world
  • Self-serve photo stations
  • Self-guided art exhibit 

Festival Culinary Menu 

Cultural food and beverage selections will be available for purchase by onsite.

Event Parking 

Free parking will be available at Brazos River Park.

Social Distancing Guidelines

Statewide social distancing guidelines will be followed.  Participants are asked to self-screen before participating.  Face masks are required and handwashing stations will be available onsite.


Due to COVID-19, there will be no retail vendors included in programming this year. We hope to welcome back retail venders for the 2022 event.  

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.