Kite Fest was a huge success this year, thanks in part to good weather on Friday and Saturday. "We had one of our best years ever, with 1,000 students on Friday We had a packed field on Saturday and a huge crowd staying for the fireworks display Saturday night", said West Baton Rouge Convention and Visitors Bureau (WBRCVB) Director Kathy Gautreau.
This year's event was dedicated to Gayle Woodul, who was instrumental in helping establish the festival, and was a volunteer each year. She also operated the Go Big or Go Home Kite Team. The team was out in force this year in her honor.