Brisbane Festival: Join the Redcliffe Kitefest for a Safe and Fun Family Activity

Looking for a safe but fun event to do with your family at the Brisbane Festival? Drive down to Pelican Park for the Redcliffe Kitefest, a low-cost outdoor activity that will surely keep the whole family engaged.

Happening on 11 and 12 Sept 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Redcliffe KiteFest will feature colourful kite displays from international and local kite flyers. Soak in the fresh air and connect with nature as you watch those dazzling and majestic kites up in the air.

The event will also feature a kite-making workshop, which will give guests the chance to learn  from the experts about the proper designs and the tricks of the trade. Flying a kite can be such a relaxing activity, especially for the children, who will need to focus on what they’re doing whilst their kites fly across the open, blue sky. 

Photo Credit: Redcliffe Kitefest/Instagram

Apart from the kite event, Redcliffe Kitefest will also have aerobatic displays, jet ski stunt shows, and stage performances to delight kids of all ages. Characters like Bluey and Bingo will be dancing live on the stage.

A special Kidz Zone will be installed to feature BrizBricks Lego display and workshops, face painting, jumping castles, merry-go-round, pony rides, and a petting zoo.

Photo Credit: Redcliffe Kitefest/Instagram

As with the previous Redcliffe Kitefest, market stalls and food vendors will be setting up shop at the venue. 

Photo Credit: Redcliffe Kitefest/Instagram

Download the full program to see what to expect at the kite festival. Tickets have to be purchased in advance online. 

Things to Do in Redcliffe this Final Week of September

As September comes to an end, Redcliffe will be filled with exciting events and activities so take your pick. Musicals, a garage market, and a night out are all happening before the month ends. Here are some of the events you need to watch out for.

Tuesday, 26 September

Kids in Kabaret


  • $10 – Adults
  • $7.50 – Concessionnaires
  • $25 – Family

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Roar Academy

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The Roar Academy, a school where children aged 5-18 years are moulded in acting, singing, and dancing, presents “Kids in Kabaret”. The talented kids of Roar Academy will sing and dance their way through all of the biggest hits in the Musical Theatre. Kids in Kabaret will be the end-of-term performance of the academy.

Tickets can be purchased through the Roar Academy’s website and seats need to be booked. The academy can accept purchase at the door, but there’s no confirmed seating for walk-ins.


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Friday & Saturday, 29 & 30 September

Elf The Musical, Jr


  • $15 – Adults
  • $10 – Children & Concessionaires



  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 8:00 p.m.


  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m.

Venue: Mueller Performing Arts

Photo credit: Brisbane Junior Theatre/Facebook

Brisbane Junior Theatre presents “Elf The Musical, Jr”. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawled into Santa’s bags and was taken to the North Pole. He became an elf, but he later faced the truth that he is a human. He then embarked on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and help the city remember the true spirit of Christmas.

The kids will surely love this musical. Tickets can be purchased at the door.


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Saturday, 30 September

Good Vibes Garage Market


Time: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Venue: Good Vibes Espresso Australia

Photo credit: Turn the Page – Book Realm/Facebook

The Good Vibes Espresso will host a suitcase-rummage-style garage market to buy and sell second-hand wares. Bring the kids for the free face painting and other kid-friendly activities. There will be food stalls that will be serving both vegan and non-vegan options.

Interested in being a stallholder? Spots are $15 each, excluding shade and electricity. Be sure to book your spot early as the spots are limited.


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Saturday, 30 September

Riverfire 2017

Tickets: $150

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Venue: Dolphin Wild Island Cruise

Riverfire is the closing event of the Brisbane Festival. Cruise down the Brisbane River and Fisherman Island and cross the Moreton Bay with the Dolphin Wild Island Cruise. This cruise includes dinner, and a panoramic view of the river fireworks and the military jets and choppers buzzing overhead.


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