ABC Kite Fest celebrates its high-flying return to Austin on Sunday
by: Christian MarcelliAndrew Schnitker
AUSTIN (KXAN) – More than a thousand Austinians gathered on Sunday to fly kites and celebrate the return of the ABC Kite Fest to Zilker Park.
The annual spring event near downtown Austin has been gone for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 and 2021 editions have been cancelled.
“The fact that we are all able to reunite after these several years of not doing so is not that it feels good to see the kites, it’s just good to be together. I think that means we’re back and excited to be back…that’s for sure,” said Bobby Jenkins, president of ABC Home and Commercial Services.
“It’s a beautiful day in Austin…bright blue skies. I think we had the best possible day to come back,” said participant Melanie Zabludowski. “It’s a great tradition that everyone enjoys here. Such good vibes.
This is the 93rd edition of Kite Fest. This year there was a kite competition, professional kites, a canine zone, a children’s concert zone and food trucks.
KXAN is a sponsor of ABC Kite Fest.