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The Moreton Bay region is famous for its beaches, its history, its parks and its vibrant annual celebration, Redcliffe Festival. It's back to light up springtime on the Redcliffe Peninsula with a jam-packed program of entertainment, fireworks, kites, street parties and family-friendly entertainment from Friday 28 August to Sunday 13 September 2015.

There'll be a host of old festival favourites and some new faces for this year's lineup. Check out the details of the major events below:

Hit105 Laneway Gigs with Jamie Lawson

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This special presentation kicks off the festival for 2015. Be there to see popular English singer, Jamie Lawson wow the crowds at Clontarf. This is an all-ages event but there will also be a bar for those over 18.

Where: Pelican Park, Clontarf
When: Friday, 28 August, 5pm to 8pm
Entrance: FREE

Redcliffe KiteFest

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The opening weekend of the festival sees the always popular KiteFest back with swooping, fluttering, colourful fun for the whole family. See here for a full rundown of what's on offer.

Where: Pelican Park, Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf
When: Saturday 29 August and Sunday 30 August 2015 from 9am to 4pm
Tickets: Available at the gate
Cost: Adults: $8.00, Concession: $5.00, Child: $5.00 (15 years and under), or Family Pass: $20.00 (Includes 2 adults and 2 children OR 1 adult and 3 children). Children under 2 are free of charge.

Australia's Biggest Bush Dance

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Get ready to reel, jig, swing and step your way through some great country bush dancing to the musical accompaniment of
Brisbane-based rock'n'roll-meets-country music band, The Smashing Bumpkins.

This event is run by the Redcliffe Uniting Church and Scripture Union QLD in aid of school chaplaincy. BYO picnic and rug or purchase food and drinks (cash only) on the night.

Where: Beaconsfield Terrace, Margate (vacant land opposite Lifeline)
When: Saturday 5 September, 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $5 for individuals, $15 for families
Tickets: Available online here

Scarborough Sounds

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After Dad has spent the day relaxing or playing with his new toys, take him long for some Father's Day musical entertainment under the stars. This is a new event for the festival and it's free. Dad can even enjoy some food and drink from the onsite wine and tapas bar, courtesy of Pines Bar and Restaurant.

Where: Scarborough Park, Scarborough
When: Sunday, 6 September (Father's Day) from 5pm to 8pm
Entrance: FREE

Opening of Bee Gees Way Stage 2

Barry Gibb is coming back to where it all began for the grand opening of the Bee Gees Way Stage 2.

Where: Stage next to Redcliffe Jetty
When: Friday, 11 September from 1pm
Entrance: FREE

Jetty Fiesta

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This is Redcliffe's biggest street party, complete with light installations, a fire show, a roving jester, a jet ski show, stiltwalkers and the biggest fireworks display north of Riverfire. Musical entertainment on the main stage will include gypsy entertainment, an illusion show and an LED hula hoop show. There'll also be twilight markets and food stalls.

Where: Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe
When: Saturday, 12 September from 3pm to 9pm
Entrance: FREE

Redcliffe Remembers

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This is the grand finale to the fortnight of celebrations and it features an eclectic mix of musical entertainment - ukeleles, a Scottish pipe band, and rock 'n' roll band.

There will also be a re-enactment of the first European settlement and an Indigenous welcome, Revin' Up Redcliffe (more than 100 classic and custom cars), a pop-up museum, and a penny arcade in memory of the one that was originally situated under the rotunda on the Redcliffe Jetty in the 1800s. Factor in billy cart races, buskers, food and market stalls, and more and you have the ultimate family fun day out.

Where: Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe
When: Sunday, 13 September from 8am to 3pm
Entrance: FREE

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Why? Celebrate spring with family-friendly entertainment, kites, parties and fireworks
When: From Friday 28 August to Sunday 13 September 2015
Where: Various venues including Redcliffe, Clontarf, Scarborough and Margate. See article and website for full details.
Cost: Some events are free and some ticketed. See article and website for full details.
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