UPDATE: 2020 Kite and Piñata Festival Cancelled

Welcome culture and spring at the Springfield Botanical Gardens!

Saturday, April 4 from 11am-4pm
Springfield Botanical Gardens
2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO

The Kite and Piñata Festival is a free event for all ages that celebrates Springfield’s sister city relationship with Isesaki, Japan and Tlaquepaque, Mexico

Bring a kite to fly on the great lawn and line your little ones up to try their hand at breaking piñatas filled with candy. Build and decorate your own kite or mini piñata for $5 while supplies last.

Treat yourself to Japanese, Mexican or American cuisine provided by local vendors and Springfield-Greene County Park Board Concessions. Browse the market of Japanese and Mexican snacks, candies, beverages and souvenirs.

Enjoy free admission to the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and free tours of the historic Gray-Campbell Farmstead from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Yasu Ishida, Japanese magic storyteller
Mariachi Flor de Missouri
Kizuna Japan America Friendship Group
Grupo Latinoamericano
Springfield Costplay
Lancaster Station


Missouri State University’s Foreign Language Institute
Missouri State University’s International Friends Program
Springfield Regional Arts Council
Kickapoo High School‘s Japan Club
Springfield Cosplay
Parents As Teachers


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


Springfield-Greene County Park Board

Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $100. Please contact us at sistercities@springfieldmo.gov or 417-864-1341.


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