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Fun-filled weekend for the family

Posted: 12pm 08 Sep 2021

Redcliffe KiteFest will return this weekend, with big kites and a big program of entertainment including small-screen superstars Bluey and Bingo, amusement rides and activities, aerobatics displays and much more.

Billed as the ultimate family weekend, the popular annual event is on September 11 and 12 from 9am-4pm at Clontarf’s Pelican Park.

Bluey and Bingo will appear on the Sesame Lane Main Stage at 11am and 1pm each day, headlining a quality program of children’s and musical entertainment.

The 2021 event will feature crowd favourites including the KiteFest Kidz Zone, KiteFest Karnival, Kite Flying Arena, Public Kite Flying Zone, Ocean/Sky Zone, food, market stalls and more.

The new Challenge Zone will host free activities, demonstrations and workshops including drone games presented by Innovate Moreton Bay, slacklines by Oasis Performance Company and Parkour by Brisbane Parkour.

There will be entertainment on two stages in the KiteFest Kidz zone including Flutter the Fairy, Snake Boss, Showtime Stars and more.

Redcliffe KiteFest is organised by Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) and Kites Queensland in partnership with Moreton Bay Regional Council and Tourism and Events Queensland.

It will operate under a COVID-Safe plan, using QR codes and requiring guests to adhere to social distancing and Queensland Health mask requirements. Anyone who is unwell is urged to stay at home.

NatroShield is supporting the festival by providing bottles of hospital-grade disinfectant to the event organisers for free. These will be used to regularly clean surfaces across the festival site.

Family fun awaits

MBRIT Chairman Shane Newcombe says it is the ultimate family weekend, with activities, stage shows and thrills to excite all members of the family.

“The addition of the very popular Bluey to this year’s program takes the event to new heights and we can’t wait,” Mr Newcombe says.

“Tickets are on sale now and we’re encouraging everyone to book online to save themselves time and money.”

Mayor Peter Flannery says KiteFest is one of the most colourful events in South East Queensland and the perfect start to spring.

“It’s the ultimate weekend for families and sees a kaleidoscope of kites fill the skies over Pelican Park, bringing joy to everyone who witnesses this unique spectacle,” Mayor Flannery says.

“Honestly, you have to see it firsthand to believe the variety and shape and size of kites flown by the team of expert kite flyers. It’s amazing.

“Now in its 26th year, KiteFest is an enduring part of Moreton Bay’s unique lifestyle and an important opportunity to showcase our region to the thousands of people who flock to this incredibly popular event.

“Not only are there aerial displays, there’s amusement rides and stage shows with a superstar headline act this year – Bluey.

“I invite everyone attending this event to make a weekend of it, to extend your stay and support our local businesses and tourism operators. We’re throwing open the doors to our special part of the world and welcome you to join the party.”

Buy tickets online

Tickets bought online are $10 adult (16+ years) + booking fee; $5 child (3-15 years)/concession + booking fee; $25 family pass (two adults and two children or one adult and three children) + booking fee; and admission is free for children two years and under.

All pre-purchased ticket holders will go into the draw to win a Golden Ticket – the ultimate Festival experience – thanks to Sesame Lane.

Limited tickets will be available for purchase at the gate for a higher fee. These prices are $15 adult; $7 child\concession; $35 family.

All-day ride passes are available at the entry to Kids Karnival and are $30.

Redcliffe KiteFest’s major sponsors are USC and Sesame Lane Care and Kindergarten. Media partners are B105, Triple M and Channel 9. Friends of the festival are Strathpine Centre and ATM2Go.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit redcliffekitefest.com.au. Note: tickets are non-transferrable after 6pm on Wednesday, 6th September. 

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