Where is it: Pelican Park, Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf
What's it all about: A fantastic way to see out the end of winter! Redcliffe KiteFest gets you close to the water with a wonderful carnival of flying colour and fun! It's one of Moreton Bay Region's biggest annual celebrations!
How can I join in: On annually around the end of winter / start of spring, keep an eye out on Moreton Bay Regional Council's website for more details!
Tell me more: KiteFest is a truly amazing and colourful event with an amazing carnival atmosphere! Not only are there so many awesome kites from the international and professional kite artists, but there is also an incredible entertainment line-up - like aerobatics, jet ski and flyboard shows, carnival rides, kids zone, and main stage entertainment shows always have some great shows planned. Little kids and big are equally well catered for in the entertainment area! It's also right by the beach which just adds to the atmosphere, and lots of food and market stalls make this a complete event for the whole family!
The very popular public kite flying area lets you join in on the action, and if you can avoid getting your line crossed with the others in this area, you could stay in here for ages! It is a really popular event, so take note of the public transport and parking options - you will be very lucky to find parking around the area. Kitefest is great value too with both family passes and all-day rides passes available, and is a really fun day (or weekend) out by the beach at Redcliffe - we think that it's one of the best family events in the region!
And just when we thought that it couldn't get any better - in 2018 KiteFest added their 'KiteFest after Dark program - the rides and stall continue to operate into the night, illuminated kites fly high and a fantastic fireworks display, including pyrotechnic jetskis, provides the perfect finale!
Where is it: Murarrie Recreation Ground, 1182 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill
What's it all about: An extremely colourful and fun festival where flying kites is the aim!
Tell me more: Kites have been always been a super fun activity for kids - so we just knew that a kite festival would be a really popular choice for our little guys! But not just for the kids - there really is something magical about watching the colourful kites floating in the breeze! Some of the kites are just amazing and huge too! It’s hard to believe that they can lift off the ground! And along with the kites, there are plenty of other things to keep the little guys entertained – jumping castles, face painting and heaps more! But there just doesn’t seem to be anything as rewarding as watching your very own kite rising up into the sky!
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