Published on April 13th, 2018 | by Alexandra Saner0
Kite Festival endures weather for successful celebration of spring and culture
The 2018 Cherry Blossom Kite and Pinata Festival was held “rain or shine” on Saturday, April 7. Low temperatures and forecasted precipitation for the early morning pushed the event inside the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center instead of on the Great Lawn. Many folks came out despite the weather, and the brave early birds were rewarded with rare sights of the Japanese Stroll Garden blanketed with a layer of snow.
By early afternoon, the sun came out, the snow melted, and the temperatures rose; the Great Lawn was filled with kites and candy-filled piñatas for the whacking!
To see photos and videos of the event, please click here to view the event page on Facebook.
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