Kite and Piñata Festival

Celebrate spring and culture at the Botanical Gardens!

Saturday, April 6 from 11am-4pm
Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael-Greene/Close Memorial Park
2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO

This free event for all ages celebrates Springfield’s sister city relationship with Isesaki, Japan and Tlaquepaque, Mexico

Bring a kite to fly on the great lawn or build and decorate one for $5. Enjoy Japanese and Mexican performances and activities; little ones can try their hand at breaking piñatas filled with candy.

Take advantage of free admission to the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. The Stroll Garden is open daily from March 30-October 31; admission is regularly $4.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

11:30am | Mariachi Flor de Missouri
12:30pm | Springfield Cosplay
1:30pm | Kizuna Japan America Friendship Club
2:30pm | Uke 66

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Springfield Regional Arts Council
Unidad 8: Grupo de los Scouts
Springfield Cosplay
Kickapoo High School‘s Japan Club
Springfield MO Parents As Teachers
SPARC – Schools, Parks Are Reaching Communities

VOLUNTEER

Fun-loving volunteers like you are needed to help guests build and decorate kites! Shifts are available in 2.5 hour increments. Sign up here!

SUPPORTERS

Springfield-Greene County Park Board
Friends of the Garden
Springfield Public Schools

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