International Art & Kite Festival

2022 Date

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2021 International Art & Kite Festival

Event Overview

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

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 



 

 Both children and adults enjoyed a full slate of on-going activities:

  • Kite Flying 
  • Train Rides 
  • Crafts
  • 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)

 

Art Exhibit 

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:   

  • China
  • India
  • Turkey
  • Pakistan

 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: 

  • Spanish
  • Filipino
  • Lebanese
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Egyptian
  • Rowandan
  • English

 

Art Competitions 

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. 

 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
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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.