Springfield Sister Cities Association Cancels Cherry Blossom Kite and Pinata Festival

Springfield Sister Cities Association cancelled the Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Springfield Botanical Gardens. Sister Cities made this decision in conjunction with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

On Monday, March 16, Mayor Ken McClure signed a proclamation of civil emergency within the City of Springfield. Tied to this proclamation is an ordinance prohibiting public gatherings of 50 or more people; the ordinance is in effect for 30 days but will be extended if the proclamation is renewed.

At this time, the Kite and Piñata Festival will not be rescheduled. The free festival is an annual celebration of spring and culture honoring Springfield’s sister city relationships with Isesaki, Japan and Tlaquepaque, Mexico.

For more information, please visit peacethroughpeople.org or call 417-864-1191.


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Springfield Sister Cities Association is a nonprofit organization that transcends cultural boundaries to facilitate peace and understanding between the people of Springfield, Mo. and its sister cities: Isesaki, Japan and Tlaquepaque, Mexico.