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Join us at the Zilker Kite Festival this Sunday for a Day of Fun!


Do you enjoy getting your face painted? What about puppet shows? Add in lots of kites and you have the Zilker Kite Festival. The Zilker Park Kite Festival is one of Austin’s best-known annual events. Held on the first Sunday of March, it is the kick-off to the hundreds of springtime activities in Austin and TAP is going to be there.

This Sunday, March 6th, we will be performing two puppet shows and face painting with the Theatre Action Project staff and our many TAP volunteers. This year we will be performing two shows: Follow Pascal and “The Red Balloon” on their adventure though the streets of Paris in “The Red Balloon” by Albert Lamorisse, and Join “Swimmy” as he journey’s to show his friends that — with ingenuity and team work—they can overcome any danger in “Swimmy” by Leo Lionni.

Once at the Zilker Park, please look for the Theatre Action Project signs leading you to our area and a white tent with walls. You’ll also see signs for “The Red Balloon” puppet show. An estimated 30,000 people will attend this fun Austin tradition and we would be ecstatic if you would stop by and enjoy this great event with us! We hope to see you there!

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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  1. We at the Exchange Club of Austin are so pleased that you and your family had a wonderful time at our kite fest. It has really grown over the last few years and has almost taken on a life of its own. The pride we feel as the field fills with children, kites, and dogs is thrilling and everyone is pleasant, polite and has a great time. Our small 501(c)3 started this kite fest 83 years ago at the suggestion of Ed J StJohn, the president at the time. The first fest was held on March 10th, 1929 in Lamar Park. Many people think that this is a city sponsored festival, and though we are partnered with PARD for the use of Zilker Field, the Festival is owned and orchestrated by the Exchange Club of Austin. We are a civic organization with about 40 members. Any profits we make, and this year it looks as though we may go into the red, go back into the Austin Community to support many organizations that work for our National Mission “The Prevention of Child Abuse.” We also support other community organizations such as SafePlace, Elder Care, the Boy Scouts, the Capital Area Food Bank and we give scholarships to kids with disabilities who have overcome tremendous challenges, excelled in school and are going on to higher education. We also recognize outstanding volunteers, Fire Fighters, Police Officers, and special community heroes. So when you come out to the field to have a good time you are supporting your community. Thank you for your participation and please tell everyone you know that the Exchange Club of Austin is responsible for the Zilker Park Kite Fest.

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