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Adelaide International Kite Festival 2016

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by Annette Vandersluis (subscribe)
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I have vivid memories of kite flying as a child, including the time when I accidentally let go and my older brother had to run the length of the beach (and beyond) to catch my kite. He was quite annoyed and justifiably so, but it was still heaps of fun to watch and I was so proud that he would do that for me.

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If you have fond memories of childhood kite flying or even if you do not, come along to the 2016 Adelaide International Kite Festival and watch kite flying of all shapes and sizes right on Semaphore Beach and the Foreshore.

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The Festival is set to go over the Easter Long Weekend from Saturday 26 March to Monday 28 March, each day from 11 am to 5 pm. This fantastically fun festival commenced way back in 1997 as a national stunt kite competition and now attracts kite flyers from around the country and the world.

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There will be huge display kites along with traction sports such as kite buggying and kite surfing. Brightly coloured kites of all shapes and sizes, will be dipping and weaving all over the sky including sharks, whales, stingrays and maybe even a monkey! You will have to come along and see.

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Guests flyers will be there from Florida USA as well as New Zealand, making this an truly international festival. You could just come along and watch or why not bring along your own kite and fly in the public flying field located on the southern side of the jetty.

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While this is the eminently renowned Adelaide International Kite Festival and there will be kites available for purchase in the Marketplace, it is not all about kite flying. There will over 40 stalls featuring an large array of international foods from a variety of cultures, along with activities and stalls for the kids. There will be face painting, a lolly drop, carnival rides, clothing and accessories and lots more.

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For those with little ones, there will also be Three Wishes Mobile Parenting Rooms available for your convenience. It is free to enter and this is one of those 'you'll never never know if you never never go' events, so come along and join in the fun!

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Photo Courtesy of Adelaide International Kite Festival Facebook Page

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Why? Great fun for all the family
When: Saturday 26 March to Monday 28 March 2016 11 am to 5 pm each day
Where: Semaphore Beach, The Esplanade, Semaphore
Cost: Free entry
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You are welcome. I hope all goes well for you this weekend.
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Annette
by Annette Vandersluis (score: 2|776) 1334 days ago
Thanks for the article, we appreciate it :)
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