Photos from 2010 Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

As part of our continuing partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, SSCA hosts the Cherry Blossom Kite Festival the last weekend in March every year to celebrate the season’s opening of the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. This is a great family event, and helps SSCA get our year started on a high note.

The 2011 Cherry Blossom Kite Festival is coming up soon: Saturday, March 26, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden in Nathanael Greene/Close Park at 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield, MO. Rain date is Sunday, March 27.

Get your kite out of storage and join us! You can bring your kite to the garden to fly, or just watch other other kite enthusiasts. Children can make their own unique kite that day in the Sister Cities’ tent. The event is free, and children’s kite-building kits are only $3.

Below are photos by Russ RuBert from last year’s festival. You can also download the 2011 Kite Festival poster here and watch the 2011 Kite Festival promo video here.