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Spectacular kites will be flown and you can fly your own
Kites are amazing contraptions that can keep a person enthralled for hours. Diving, bombing and learning how to use them is an art and one that can be started at a young age. Nowadays, you can buy so many designs, with a good choice of prices. The Kite Festival will be a fun event where you can mix with like-minded people and get some handy hints to improve your kite flying.
The Brisbane Kite Festival will be a fantastic day for the whole family. Here you will find the most fantastic and colourful kites ever seen over the skies of Brisbane! There will be a sea of colour which will show off the beautifully crafted masterpieces.
But do not look up all the time or you will miss the action on the ground - there will be market stalls, food, kite workshops, and lots of entertainment. Entry is free so that everyone can attend.
This event is organised by the Rotary Clubs of Balmoral, Carindale and the Port of Brisbane. There will be special assistance from the Phoenix Kite Collective and sponsored by Brisbane City Council.
There will be a designated area for you to fly your kites alongside the professional kite flyers. You can bring your kite or buy one at the festival. All of the kites sold at the festival are fairly easy to put together and fly, however, if you need help, the professional kite flyers will be happy to help you get airborne.
PETS You will be able to bring your dog, however, the council by-laws regarding dogs in public places remain unchanged: pets must be supervised and on a leash at all times. It also depends on how your dog reacts when surrounded by 2000 people, so please be mindful of these facts before bringing your dog along!
DONATIONS For this festival, gold coin donations will be accepted. All proceeds from the market stalls will go towards helping local and international community projects of the Rotary Clubs of the port of Brisbane, Carindale, and Balmoral.
There will be free car parking on the site. If you come to the event by train, the closest train station is Murrarie on the Cleveland Line. The nearest bus centre is Cannon Hill Bus Station. Both of those options are about a 5-10 minute walk to the Murarrie Recreation Ground.