Plenty of kites fill skyline for annual Zilker Kite Fest
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There may not have been clouds in the sky Sunday, but there were plenty of kites decorating the Austin skyline for the 85th Zilker Kite Festival.
Plenty of people showed up for the longest running kite festivals of its kind in the country. Sunday's perfect weather helped fill Zilker Park with kite flyers, despite a Red Flag Warning for high winds.
The history of the festival dates all the way back to 1929, but some people checked out the fest for the first time this weekend.
"We've raised our kids here in Austin and we've never checked out the kite festival,” Austin resident Diana Meier said. “This is the first year so I can't believe we've missed it all these other times."
The festival did make for a bit of a traffic nightmare Sunday afternoon, but shuttles from the Capitol area helped alleviate some of the backups.
YNN’s Jeff Stensland spent the day at the fest. He introduces us to a full family of kite flyers in the video above.