Austin
8:05 am
Sun March 9, 2014

Zilker Kite Festival Canceled Due to Rain

The 86th annual Zilker Kite Festival has been canceled, after last night's storm drenched Zilker Park. More rain is in the forecast today.

In a statement, festival organizers said they had planned to go forward, until the weather turned even worse last night.

"We want to be especially respectful of our home – Zilker Park – and with this type of weather, we risk doing too much damage to the park under these wet conditions," said a statement on the festival's website.

The festival had already been postponed once, after last weekend's cold, wet conditions. 

It said to be the first time the festival has not been held in 86 years.