Free Fun Alert: The ABC Kite Festival Returns to Austin!


It’s that time of year again – time to go fly a kite! The ABC Kite Fest is back for its 93rd year. Let your imagination take flight at Zilker Park on April 3, 2022.

Held each year in March, the ABC Kite Fest is one of Austin’s most beloved, family-friendly traditions. The festival boasts day-long activities for all ages, including the traditional kite flying contest and showcase, and MossFest, a children’s music concert. Soar into spring and join thousands of Austinites for a free, all-day event filled with kite making, flying, and gazing.

Some 2022 Kite Fest festivities include:

  • The Exchange Club Community Kite Contest, presented by KXAN and CapMetro, is open to everyone and free to enter! Get details here.
  • MossFest, honoring the joyful life of Moss Pieratt: A children’s concert featuring a variety of playful and family-friendly artists. This year, MossFest will include an appearance by Barton Hills Choir and 10 a.m. and the Mr. Will band at 10:40 a.m.
  • You can purchase a VIP upgraded experience through the High Flyer Club! Additional perks included in the purchase: Early access to Zilker Park, delicious catered breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks, live DJ, face painting, and VIP Parking. Learn more here.

Founded as a simple kite contest in 1929 by The Exchange Club of Austin, Austin’s annual kite festival was designed to foster creativity in children. Now it is the country’s longest running festival of its kind, underwritten by ABC Home and Commercial Services and produced by Friends of the ABC Kite Fest, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Through support from sponsors and community partners, Friends of the ABC Kite Festival enables one of Austin’s longest-standing traditions to thrive and grow. Proceeds are gifted to Communities in Schools of Central Texas and the Moss Pieratt Foundation.

For more information visit To stay updated on festival news and announcements, download the ABC Kite Fest app on the Apple App Store or Google Play and follow them on Instagram and Facebook

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