Redcliffe KiteFest is undoubtedly the most popular event on the Redcliffe Peninsula, featuring a whole weekend of non-stop magical family-friendly entertainment. On Saturday the 25 August and Sunday 26 August, Pelican Park in Clontarf will metamorphose into, what can only be described as, the Ultimate Kids Weekend.
Families will get swept away in the fun, colour and excitement of the annual Redcliffe KiteFest, where kites of all shapes and sizes will fill the sky. 2018 KiteFest is promising to be the biggest ever with a large contingent of domestic and international kite flyers converging at Pelican Park. To add to the fun in 2018, Redcliffe KiteFest are extending the Saturday hours until 8.00pm, ensuring that the magic continues way into the night for a fantastical night-time show.
Prepare yourself for a weekend of dazzle and colour with live children's shows, an abundance and variety of market stalls, children's' activities and so much more.
So, what all is happening?
Kindred Main Stage
Redcliffe KiteFest is renowned for the sensational live music it brings to the Moreton Bay Region and it all starts on the Kindred Main Stage. Visitors to Redcliffe KiteFest will be bowled over at the talent displayed by some of the best young performers from South East Queensland, who will take to the Kindred Main Stage. In addition, two exciting performances from PJ Masks and Justice League will be on twice daily on Saturday 25 August and Sunday 26 August.
PJ Masks and Justice League will be on twice daily during KiteFest
For two whole days, the skies will be a-swirl and a-whirl with brightly coloured, spectacular world-class kite shows. The best kite flyers from around Australia and the world come together to show off their skill and prowess with their magical kite creations. Keep your eyes peeled upwards as every day (that's the Saturday and the Sunday) from 9.00am to 4.00pm, the skies will fill with all shapes and sizes of kites.
Awww, what can I say! Keep your eyes peeled upwards
How absolutely awesome is this! This year Redcliffe KiteFest are extending your hours of fun and entertainment with KiteFest After Dark. Imagine illuminated kites, funky stage entertainment, a massive jetski stunt show (at night?), nighttime carnival rides, nighttime markets (we all love these) and food stalls.
Jetski Stunt Show at night during KiteFest After Dark
Redcliffe KiteFest's Saturday night will finish off with a 'bang' with the cosmic Carnival Cruise Line Fireworks at 8.00pm.
Sesame Lane KiteFest Kidz Zone
The Kidz Zone will be open from 9.00am to 4.00pm on the Saturday and the Sunday and is specifically geared for children aged ten and under. Oh my gosh, this sounds like child heaven! Filled with a range of free and low-cost activities, KiteFest Kidz will be bursting with fun, colour and entertainment. From pony rides to Puppetrix, the Sesame Lane KiteFest Kidz Zone is a child's paradise!
The Quest Public Kite Flying Zone will be welcoming kite flyers of all ages to come and brighten the sky above Pelican Park with homemade or store-bought kites during KiteFest.
The organisers of Redcliffe KiteFest are so super cool. To help you on your way to making and bringing your own kite creation along to KiteFest, they've even provided DIY Basic Kite Making instructions. This is so awesome. And, if you forget to bring it with you, don't stress you can drop in at KiteFest and craft one for $5.
With Jet Ski Stunt Shows and Yak 52 Aerobatic Displays, the Ocean Zone will be abuzz with more thrilling entertainment.
The Village Motors Bar & Grill will have the best view of Bramble Bay and being positioned in front of the Kindred Main Stage, will be the perfect spot to pull up a chair and quench your thirst with an icy cold beverage and snack from the bar. Enjoy a chilled beer or a glass of wine at Village Motors Bar and Grill at KiteFest After Dark from 4.00pm to 8.00pm.
Kids can jump, run, play sport and learn circus tricks in the KiteFest Stadium. Everything from FREE Gate Ball to FREE Skyfall Silks Workshops to FREE Dart Ball will be happening throughout the day until 4.00pm.
Step into an enchanted world with Flutter the Fairy and the Magical Wishing Gems, a 45 minute interactive stage show suitable for all ages of boys, girls and adults too. This magical treat is happening not once, but twice throughout the day.
'There will be ribbons to twirl and bubbles to pop, songs to play and a Greedy Goblin to stop!'
FREE Face Painting will be available at Flutter's Fairy Land between 9.30am to 10.30am and 12.10pm to 1.50pm on both the Saturday and the Sunday of KiteFest.
Come and enjoy Story Time with Flutter the Fairy in her magical Fairy Land. Children can relax and unwind whilst Flutter reads her collection of favourite stories.
What else is happening at KiteFest?
Do you or somebody you know need a mobility aid for KiteFest? The team from Rapid Care Mobility Scooters at Morayfield will have you covered with a fleet of scooters available for hire during KiteFest. Scooters can be hired hourly for $10/hour or $25 for the whole day.
The brightest and most colourful stilt walker in town
Look out for Rainbow Kisses Stilt Walker, she's the brightest and most colourful stilt walker in town and will be featuring at KiteFest on Saturday and Sunday at 12.00noon, 1.00pm and 2.00pm.
Bubble Man, surrounded by a cloud of never ending bubbles and a stream of excited children, is appearing on both Saturday and Sunday at 10.00am, 11.00am and 12.00pm.
From 9.00am to 4.00pm the Food Court will spoil you for choice at Redcliffe KiteFest. Choose between international cuisines, wood-fired pizza, churros, fresh hot doughnuts or festival classics like spiral potatoes. Whatever your fancy, the Food Court will ensure it keeps rumbling tummies at bay.
Shop till you drop at the dozens of market stalls that will be available too.
The organisers of Redcliffe KiteFest sure go above and beyond. To help with various stages of your planning for the 2018 KiteFest, here are some brilliant suggestions from the organisers for your benefit. Just click on the link to take you through to the section that might interest you.
TICKET PRICES ADULTS: $10.00 (16 years and over) CONCESSION: $5.00 (valid concession or student card must be presented at the gate) CHILD: $5.00 (15 years and under) FAMILY PASS: $25.00 (includes 2 adults and 2 children OR 1 adult and 3 children) - Please note this discount will be automatically added in the final step of check out. FREE ENTRY Children aged 2 and under FREE ENTRY Disability carers with identification. Please click here to buy your tickets online to Redcliffe KiteFest.
Redcliffe KiteFest 2018 is the biggest celebration to hit the Moreton Bay Region this year.
Bookmark your calendars, pre-purchase your entry tickets and come fly with me to see who will be pulling the strings at Redcliffe KiteFest 2018.