AUSTIN (KXAN) — The 88th annual ABC Kite Festival in Zilker Park has been postponed until Sunday, March 12.

Kite Festival organizers say the City of Austin made the decision to postpone the festival due to inclement weather and wet park conditions resulting from the overnight rainfall.

“While we are disappointed with the postponement, we agree with the City’s decision as the we want everyone attending the festival to have the experience they deserve and we want to protect Zilker Park from any potential damage,” an ABC Kite Festival spokesperson said Sunday morning.

The First Warning Weather team says rain chances are much lower next weekend, with warmer temperatures and more wind, so it is likely the postponement will benefit kite flyers, organizers, and all involved.

For the latest updates on festival changes, visit the ABC Kite Festival website.