Sadly, the ABC Kite Festival was cancelled this year due to weather. Brian and I went last year and were pretty impressed by it. We parked at the Long Center and walked along Barton Springs to Zilker Park. It’s a bit of a walk, but Barton Springs Road has so much fun stuff to look at / eat / drink along the way. I personally love Shady Grove.
The festival is free, but there are plenty of food trucks there to spend your money on 🙂 We rolled out a blanket, laid in the sun, and watched the hundreds of very impressive kites. You don’t need a kite to enjoy the festival! I’d recommend setting up camp by the competition area, that way you can see the best of the best.