Austin’s annual Kite Festival kicks off at Zilker Park

Austin’s annual Kite Festival kicks off at Zilker Park


JOHN VIDWALL:FREE… FUN… AN AUSTIN TRADITION.THE A-B-C KITE FESTIVAL IS THIS SUNDAY AT ZILKER PARK .ORGANIZER BOBBY JENKINS IS HERE TO EXPLAIN WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU’RE PLANNING ON HEADING OUT THERE!JOHN: FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN FOR THOSE WHO JOHN:THERE!ON HEADING OUT YOU’RE PLANNING ON HEADING OUT THERE!JOHN:FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN TELL US WHY YOU LOVE KITE FESTIVAL. BOBBY: THIS IS THE 85TH ANNUAL KITE FESTIVAL. WE THINK IT IS THE KICK OFF TO SPRING FOR AUSTIN! THIS IS THE BEST FAMILY EVENT IN TOWN.KIDS OF ALL AGES ARE INVITED AND WELCOMED! JOHN:WHO CAN ENTER THE CONTEST? BOBBY JENKINS: ANYBODY WITH A HOMEMADE KITE CAN ENTER. WE’VE GOT THE HIGHEST FLYING KITE! THE SMALLEST KITE! THE KITE CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL AGES AND THERE IS NO COST TO COMPETE. COMPETITION KITES MUST BE HOMEMADE – NO MASS- PRODUCED, MANUFACTURED STUFF. THE KITE FESTIVAL WANTS TO INSPIRE YOUR CREATIVITY. THERE ARE SEPARATE ADULT AND YOUTH CATEGORIES FOR THE CONTEST. THERE IS NO BETTER PICTURE THAN LOOKING ACROSS ZILKER PART TO DOWNTOWN ! THE BEST PICTURE. JOHN:NOT JUST ABOUT FLYING KITES- WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO AT KITE FESTIVAL: BOBBY JENKINS: WE’VE GOT SEVERAL OF THEM! VIP BREAKFAST! THIS YEAR’S ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THE KITE SHOWCASE AND CONTEST, MOSSFEST CHILDREN’S CONCERT, VIP BREAKFAST AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE ANTEATER FUN RUN TO KICK OFF THE DAY. WE HAVE GREAT KIDS ZONE! TONS OF FOOD TRUCKS. JOHN:WHY IS THE MOSSFEST CHILDREN’S CONCERT SPECIAL TO YOU: JOHN: MOSS FEST IS A MUSICAL, WE STARTED IN HONOR OF MY GRANDSON MOSS. PASSED AWAY ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO. WENT DOWN FOR A NAP- WE ARE DOING WORK WITH SUDC- TO FIND HOW THIS HAPPENS. MOSSFEST WAS OUR WAY OF RAISING FUNDS. HEY LOLLY IS GOING TO HAVE PUPPETS! ANTEATER FUN RUN BEGINS AT 9:30. KITE FEST AND THE MOSS-FEST CONCERT BEGIN AT 10

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