Kite & Piñata Festival

Published on March 16th, 2018 | by Alexandra Saner

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Celebrate spring at our Kite and Pinata Festival on April 7

Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 11am-3pm
Springfield Botanical Gardens
(2400 South Scenic Avenue)

Rain or shine! Due to the weather forecast, all activities will take place inside or around the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.

Join us for a celebration of spring with Japanese and Mexican culture! All activities are free except the kite building station which is only $5 for a complete kit.

Explore the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden for free, listen to famous Japanese storyteller Karin Amano, fly kites, whack piñatas, participate in crafts, and enjoy live music throughout.

Volunteers are needed for this event. If you are interested, please click here to learn more and sign up!

Activities provided by: Friends of the Garden, Springfield Regional Arts Council, Kickapoo Japan Club, Springfield-Greene County Parks Department, and Parents as Teachers.

Performance Schedule:

11am | Mariachi Flor de Missouri
Noon| Uke 66
1:00pm | Kizuna Japan American Friendship Club
1:30pm | Karin Amano, Japanese Storyteller
2:00pm | Marimba Caliente

Karin Amano’s special performance was made possible by an Arts and Culture Grant through the Springfield Regional Arts Council and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

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Silver Level Sponsor

City of Springfield

Bronze Level Sponsors

Springfield Public Schools
Tom and Kim Prater

We are still accepting annual sponsorships which provide recognition and benefits all year long. Please click here to learn more. 

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About the Author

Lexy served on Springfield Sister Cities Association's Board of Directors for four years before joining the ranks as Associate Director. She is also Associate Director of Friends of the Garden. Lexy is an arts and culture enthusiast, and she has served as Marketing Director for Springfield Little Theatre and Membership Development Coordinator for Springfield Regional Arts Council. Lexy is active in Springfield Creatives, having served on its founding Board. She also moonlights in community theatre and film projects.



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