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Kite Fest returns to Austin in a new format
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 by Elizabeth Pagano
Though it will be taking a slightly different form, the ABC Kite Fest is scheduled to return to Austin on March 27-28. This year, instead of holding the celebration at Zilker Park, organizers are encouraging Austinites to fly their kites at nearby green spaces while maintaining a safe distance from others, in accordance with CDC guidelines. “The ABC Kite Fest is one of the city’s most anticipated annual events and we’re honored to be a part of it,” said Colin Wallis, CEO of Austin Parks Foundation. “This year presents the perfect opportunity for Austinites to explore the nearly 300 parks and green spaces our community has to offer as we extend the festival beyond Zilker Park,” he said. “We can’t wait to see the entire city filled with kites and families enjoying this time-honored tradition at their local parks.” Participants are encouraged to share photos by tagging the festival on social media. More information on the modified festivities, and how to safely hold community kite contests, can be found on the festival website.
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