Kite & Piñata Festival

Published on March 17th, 2020 | by Alexandra Saner


Kite and Pinata Festival Cancelled

Springfield Sister Cities Association cancelled the Cherry Blossom Kite and Pinata Festival scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Springfield Botanical Gardens. Sister Cities made this decision in conjunction with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

On Monday, March 16, Mayor Ken McClure signed a proclamation of civil emergency within the City of Springfield. Tied to this proclamation is an ordinance prohibiting public gatherings of 50 or more people; the ordinance is in effect for 30 days but will be extended if the proclamation is renewed.

At this time, the Kite and Pinata Festival will not be rescheduled. The free festival is an annual celebration of spring and culture honoring Springfield’s sister city relationships with Isesaki, Japan and Tlaquepaque, Mexico.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Springfield-Greene County Health Department

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 and Development Coordinator for Springfield Regional Arts Council. Lexy is a past Board member and Membership Committee member of Springfield Creatives. She also moonlights in community theatre and film projects.

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