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Magic begins when the kite soars
I have fond memories of flying a kite with my Dad when small and also, whilst travelling in America. I can remember sitting on a hillside in San Francisco and watching hundreds of kites flying high above my head. It is an enjoyment that has not been lost over the years and no matter what age you are, enjoyment can still be gained by watching kites flying high in the wind.
The Brisbane Kite Festival is being held on Sunday 29th April at the Murarrie Recreation Ground. This is a free event. You are welcome to bring your own kite, or you can purchase quality kites at the event for a reasonable cost. There will be a designated area for you to fly your kite, as well there will be professional kite flyers on hand if you require assistance to get your kite airborne.
Photo courtesy Brisbane Kite Festival Webpage & Phoenix Kite Collective
Along with the kites, the event will include stallholders, carnival rides, face painting for the children, food stalls, refreshments etc. Anyone interested in being a stallholder can contact the Port of Brisbane Rotary on 07 3067 0673 or Carindale Rotary on 0457095 457. All proceeds from the market stalls will be used for local and international community projects of the fore-mentioned Rotary Clubs. Gold coin donations on the day are most welcome.
Photo courtesy of Phoenix Kite Collective Webpage
There is plenty of free parking on the Murarrie Recreation Ground; however, if you are using public transport the closest train station is Murarrie on the Cleveland Line or otherwise take the bus to the Cannon Hill Bus Station. These stations are approximately a five to ten-minute walk from the ground. Information on these options can be found through the Translink website.
The day's festivities will commence at 10.00am and will be a lot of fun for all ages. Why not bring a picnic rug or chair and sit back to enjoy the wonderful sight of colour and many shapes floating in their Earth's atmosphere? The Murarrie Recreation Ground is in Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill.