8th Annual Kite Festival & Dog Fair
The San Antonio Friends of the Parks, an affiliate membership organization of the San Antonio Parks Foundation, produces the annual Kite Festival and Dog Fair, “Fest of Tails” to celebrate the arrival of spring and family fun in the park. The annual free event takes place Saturday, March 15th, 2014, from 9:00am to 5:00pm at McAllister Park, near the Starcrest entrance, and welcomes kite and dog enthusiasts and spectators from near and far.
The event will showcase food and live music, arts and crafts, dogs of all sizes and breeds, and a sky full of kites! Everyone, young and old, is encouraged to bring a blanket and lawn chair to watch the spectacular air show, or favorite kite and participate in the community flying exhibition. Kites will also be available for purchase at the Festival.
You won’t want to miss the popular pooch parade with prizes awarded for ‘best dressed dog.’ Be sure to bring your pooch in their favorite costume and enjoy the 1 1/2 acre fenced dog park. Information on pet registration and pet adoption services will be available and pet supply vendors will be on hand.
Our goals for this year's Festival are to allow citizens to experience firsthand how much fun a family day in the park can be, and to increase awareness of our ever-growing San Antonio parks system through community involvement.
Kite Festival activities will include the 50 yard dash with a prize awarded to the winner, kite-making skills, an acrobatic kite flying demonstration, and a stunt kite clinic. Master kite makers will also host a children’s workshop to teach participants how to design and craft their very own kites.
Complementary golf cart shuttle service will be available all day to help you get from the parking lot to the festival grounds and back, courtesy of FirstMark Credit Union.
McAllister Park can be accessed by the following VIA Bus Routes: 648 and 502. You can find information about VIA Bus Schedules here.
The San Antonio Friends of the Parks was established in 2003 as a citizen’s organization dedicated to advocating for the expansion, enhancement, and protection of San Antonio’s Parks under the guidance of the non-profit San Antonio Parks Foundation.
A Big Thank You to our 2013 Fest of Tails Sponsors