The skies over west Houston will be filled with hundreds of magnificent kites, some over 100 square feet in size, as the Fest of Tails, April 11, returns to the master-planned community of Cross Creek Ranch.

Fest of Tails 2015 is free and open to the public.  Cross Creek Ranch is located minutes west of the Grand Parkway at the intersection of FM 1463 and FM 1093.

Fest of Tails begins at 11 a.m. when professional kite fliers from Kites Unlimited fill the west Houston skies with giant, animal-shaped kites and with tails extending Fest of Tails 2015-1more than 100 feet. Kids of all ages can join the pros by launching free kites available at the festival while supplies last.

Tails of a different kind will take center stage at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. when the Houston Disc Dogs perform their high-flying Frisbee-catching, dancing and skateboard acts.

Fest of Tails also will feature a Furry Friends Photo Booth, a Pooch-AWWW-Lympics canine talent show judged by Houston Disc Dog trainers, and radio-controlled kite flying demonstrations by Kites Unlimited.

While at the festival, families can enjoy local food vendors, carnival games and rides, face painting, Frisbee golf and a photo booth with items for doggie dress up.   Plus, families can make a friend for life by adopting a vaccinated and spayed or neutered pup, sponsored by Dorothy’s Pet Rescue.

Fest of Tails 2015As part of Fest of Tails, at noon Cross Creek Ranch will unveil “Four People,” a permanent, outdoor art sculpture celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Johnson Development Corp., developer of Cross Creek Ranch.  The large-scale sculpture, perfect for photos with friends or family, presents four figures holding hands with outstretched arms.    

Fest of Tails also offers families the opportunity to tour Cross Creek Ranch’s 19 model homes, one of the largest, fully furnished model home collections in the Houston area.