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Redcliffe Festival of Sails 2012

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by Chrystal Byrne (subscribe)
Freelance writer living on Brisbane's north side. Studied creative industries - currently studying library and information services.
On Good Friday, the 6th of April, from 9am to 4pm, the Festival of Sails will be on again in Redcliffe. Suttons Beach, Marine Parade, becomes a seaside carnival annually (every Good Friday) to celebrate the time of Easter, and this year also celebrates the 64th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.

Redcliffe Festival of Sails
Redcliffe Festival of Sails

Sponsored by the Redcliffe & Bayside Herald, QUT Caboolture campus, Mission Australia and Snap Fitness and promoted by the Moreton Bay Regional Council, this event draws hundreds of festival-goers every year, and this year won't fail to draw in the crowds.

As well as displaying the usual market stalls that grace Marine Parade every Sunday for the Redcliffe Jetty Markets, the Festival of Sails will also host events, markets and rides such as:
Easter-egg hunt
Camel rides
Free music
Bungy trampoline
Rock climbing
Tug of war (with Snap Fitness)
Punch and Judy Puppet Theatre
• LEGO building challenge
• Kite making
• African drumming workshops

Redcliffe Festival of Sails Pamplet
Redcliffe Festival of Sails Pamplet

As well as this, there will be roving entertainment in the form of Balloon Awesomeness, Stilt Walkers and Celtic Fusion. These activities and the programmed entertainment take place at scheduled times on either the beach, 'Village' stage, the southern lawn or along the main road, Marine Parade, where the markets are usually situated.

For the last few weeks, a brochure advertising the Redcliffe Festival of Sails has been in circulation at the Redcliffe Jetty Markets and will also be available on the day to allow festival-goers the opportunity to plan which activities/entertainment they want to partake in.

Redcliffe Festival of Sails Pamplet pt. 2
Redcliffe Festival of Sails Pamplet pt. 2

So, on Good Friday, the 6th of April, pack a family picnic and head to the Redcliffe Festival of Sails. Free parking is available at the Redcliffe Showgrounds, Scarborough Road, Redcliffe and a free shuttle bus will run continuously between the showgrounds and the Marine Parade festival site from 8:30am to 5pm.

Redcliffe Festival of Sails 2012
Redcliffe Festival of Sails 2012

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Why? Because you want to go to a fun family festival.
When: Good Friday, Friday the 6th of April.
Where: Suttons Beach, Marine Parade, Redcliffe
Cost: Free.
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