Zilker Kite Fest 2013
There was something special in the air at Zilker Park on Sunday. Massive crowds blew in to the Austin, TX park to take part in the longest running annual kite festival in the United States. The Zilker Kite Festival, created in 1923 to promote creativity in kids, has changed little throughout the years and still features decades old competitions – steadiest and highest angle to name a few.
“My dad and I came here in 1968 to enter the smallest kite competition,” said one seasoned kite flyer, “and I’ve been coming here ever since.”
Revenue from the festival goes towards the mission of the Exchange Club, the prevention of child abuse and making the community a better place.