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Zilker Kite Fest guaranteed another 50 years

Thursday, February 2, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

Even in Austin, it appears, some things never change. Thankfully, one of those things is the Zilker Kite Festival, a yearly spring tradition that’s had Austinites of all ages braving allergy season since 1929. That’s not going to change anytime soon: The company that owns the festival, ABC Home & Commercial Services, announced Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with the nonprofit Exchange Club – which founded and oversees the festival – to keep the tradition going another 50 years. On Friday, Feb. 3, the festival’s board of directors, along with Mayor Steve Adler and other festival sponsors, will gather in the City Hall media room to announce the particulars of the arrangement. That will include a new name, logo and attractions to be featured at this year’s event on March 5. Learn more about the festival and its history at

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