The spectacular turnout of young and old and in between fest-goers and park visitors filled the skies with kites of all shapes and sizes, from floating butterflies to dancing ribbon kites to giant flying fish. The free event is just one of many scheduled this year to salute Hermann Park's centennial.
Families brought their own kites, members of the South Houston Area Recreational Kiters displayed their acrobatic kite-flying skills and United Airlines representatives hosted a friendly contest with winners in several categories, including smallest kite and most unique kite.
The Waffle Bus, Custom Confections and Tila's Tacos Truckeria food trucks were on hand to feed the hungry crowd, and the Houston Public Media Kids Zone offered crafts, kite making and more activities. Volunteers from The Orange Show for Visionary Art, Asia Society Texas and the Alley Theatre led the children-centric recreation.
In addition to flying kites, participants enjoyed face painting, hoola hooping, musical performances and more.
Morgan Garvey and Paul-David Van Atta chaired the successful day.
Let's take a look through the slide show for just some of the spring action on Miller Hill and around the Jones Reflection Pool.