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16mar9:00 am4:00 pmFeaturedFest of TailsKite Festival & Dog Fair9:00 am - 4:00 pm McAllister Park, 13102 Jones Maltsberger Rd Time has ran out! Better luck next time!

Event Details

Fest of Tails, now in its 13th year, is a Free
Family-Friendly Kite Festival and Dog Fair!

This years event is set for Saturday,
March 16, 2019, from 9 am – 4 pm, at McAllister Park!

Come out and celebrate the arrival of spring with family fun in the park! This event welcomes kite and dog enthusiasts from near and far! Dogs of all sizes and breeds, along with a sky full of kites, fill the park with a beautiful scene on this day of free community fun! All guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and lawn chair to watch the spectacular sky views and to enjoy meeting new furry friends.

Fest of Tails has events and activities for the entire family. McAllister Park will be filled with live entertainment, various food options, kids rides and games, kite making workshops, and much more. For all dog enthusiasts, pet products and pet adoptions will be available, and information on pet registration, vaccinations, and more, will also be available through various participating animal welfare organizations.

In continuation with tradition, we also welcome the return of the GIANT KITE exhibition from Go Big Or Go Home, and the always popular, Pooch Parade and Costume Contest, which will consist of Best Dressed, Best Dog/Owner, and Best in Show. (Pooch-Parade Participants  – Please see details and sign-up application below)

Approximately 8,000 people attend FEST OF TAILS each year, from all over the Central-Texas region, consisting of kite-flyers, k9 enthusiasts, bicyclists, and park-lovers.

As always, Fest of Tails is 100% FREE to the public, and we encourage families to bring the kids, and the pups, and come enjoy a day of family fun in the park

The San Antonio Parks Foundation would like to thank all official sponsors of Fest of Tails 2019:

H-E-B, NBC4, Fox29, CW35, Firstmark Credit Union, Texas Public Radio, Camp Bow Wow, The San Antonio Current, American Kite Fliers Association, Starglow Energy, KIND, Valero, Cricket Wireless, S.T.O.R.M., The City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. 

Let us know you’re coming! RSVP on our Facebook Event Page here. 

To learn about Fest of Tails sponsorship opportunities, please email us here, or call 210-212-8423.

Pooch Parade Registration has now closed on line! 

Check-in/on-site registration for the Pooch Parade’s Best Dressed Dog, Most Resembles Owner, and Best of Show competitions will begin at 9:30 AM and end at 11:30 AM

Competition judging will be held at the end of the parade. The Pooch Parade will commence promptly at NOON and is open to the public at no charge. 

Competition Rules

  • Contestants must register dog(s) before event and display their registration number at all times
  • There will be Youth divisions for all competitions (13 years old and younger)
  • Adults must assist children under 10 years’ old
  • Contestants can enter more than one dog per competition, but each dog must be registered
  • Pairs or groups may be registered as a team
  • All dogs must be on leash during Pooch Parade and for judging
  • Dogs must be under voice control at all times
  • Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
  • Contestants must arrive at competition site 10 minutes prior to the parade kick off
  • Judges’ decisions are final



(Saturday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


McAllister Park

13102 Jones Maltsberger Rd

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