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9:00 a.m.

Concessions open to the public

Kite flying demonstrations

Skies open to all Kites in designated areas

10:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony

10:30 a.m.

Registration opens for
Dog Competition

(Download registration form here.)

10:30 a.m.

Kite Making Workshop

Kite Flying Demonstrations continue throughout day

11:00 a.m.

Registration Ends for Dog competition

11:00 a.m.


12:00 p.m.

Pooch Parade

12:30 p.m.


*Best Dressed Dog Dog competition
*Most Looks Like Owner


1:00 p.m.

Awards Presentation of Dog competition


1:30 p.m.

50 Yard Dash competition Ages 12 and under

2:00 p.m.

Mass Ascension of Kites

open to the public



Events subject to change due to wind and weather conditions

Download this schedule

Map (Starcrest Entrance)


Sponsorship & Participation Opportunities

Non-Profit Vendors

Food Vendors

Arts, Crafts and Novelty Vendors


Looking for a way to donate?
Raffle Donations form.

We have lots of great volunteer opportunities available! Fill out the Volunteer Form and send us an email if you would like to participate.

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This is a Platinum-level Certified Green Event












8th Annual
Kite Festival & Dog Fair

Mutt Mingle and Press Release
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
5 to 7 p.m. at Los Patios Restaraunt

Kite FlyerThe Friends of the San Antonio Parks Foundation, an affiliate membership organization, 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 Wurzbach Parkway 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.

Best Dressed DogYou 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.

Flying Kites

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 2014 Fest of Tails Sponsors