In a very different year, ABC Kite Fest is returning as a city-wide celebration of Austin’s parks—which we have never been so grateful for! They have reimagined the weekend to celebrate the beautiful green spaces and encourage people to fly a kite at their local park while maintaining social distance.

This year, all participating kite fliers are encouraged to share photos and videos of their kite-flying experience with the ABC Kite Fest by tagging the festival on Instagram and Facebook. Here’s a list of 8 great parks to fly a kite from the Austin Parks Foundation.
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 ABC Kite Fest is the country’s longest running festival of its kind.
When: March 27th–28th

Photo by Wonder Twin Productions via the ABC Kite Fest Facebook page


In her previous life, Kristy was an uninspired realtor who was feeling a little bit bored with her day to day. So on January 1, 2010, she made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing to do each day in her beloved city of Austin, Texas. And thus, 365 Things Austin was born.