The Exchange Club of Austin founded the Kite Festival in 1929 by presenting the first Kite Tournament! Watch the video to see how it all happened!       

The Exchange Club of Austin helps support many organizations in Austin and the surrounding communities through its Program of Service.


The various programs can only be successful through the hard work of volunteers and generous donations by members of our community..


The Club is always accepting new members. If you want to join Exchange click here


As a member of the Exchange Club of Austin you will be working to make your community a better place to live!

Proud Exchange Club of Austin Members on a beautiful evening on Oct. 27 at the Zilker Park Clubhouse participating in the presentation of the donations to the charities from the proceeds of the 2022 Kite Festival. Donations were presented to Communities in Schools and the Moss Pieratt Foundation.

Exchange Club Kite Contest at ABC Kite Festival

The kites sailed in the skies on April 14, 2024 and contestants eagerly entered the Kite Contest

and were so proud when they won a trophy.  Fun day for everyone!!

Setting Up Exchange Club of Austin's Entrance to the Kite Contest

Trophies awaiting their owners

Head Judge marking the Kite Contest field

Kite Festival goers on Rock Island at Zilker Park

Receiving their trophies

Our hard-working crew making kite sales.

Go Big or Go Home large kite flyers.

Mid-afternoon Austin skyline with all the beautiful kites!