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:
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
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.
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
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
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