Kites of All Shapes will Fill the Sky @ Redcliffe Kite Fest

The annual Redcliffe Kite Fest is the ultimate kids weekend. This year’s Kite Fest is happening on Saturday and Sunday, 26th and 27th of August, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both days. It will be held at the Pelican Park in Clontarf.


All About Kites

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The sky above the Pelican Park will be filled with kites of all shapes and colours this weekend. Kite flyers from across the globe will be there to showcase their creations. Redcliffe’s very own Redcliffe Kite Club will be flying alongside the international kite displays. The organisation has also been tasked to organise the yearly kite displays.

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There will be aerobatic displays and flying tricks on both days at 12:30 p.m. The sky will once again play host to these wonderful kite tricks.

You can also BYO kites or make your own for $7 at the Kite Making Workshop and fly them on the Public Kite Flying Zone.


Ocean Zone

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The Cleanaway Ocean Zone is back this year. The H20 Events team will bring another heart-stopping air performances including the Flyboarders, Jet Ski Kite Show, and Windsurfing & Kitesurfing Demos. Watersports and kites will merge at this zone. Check out the schedule here.


Kiddie Entertainment

Proving that this is the ultimate kids weekend, a lot of kiddie entertainment will pop up on the day. Roving performers like Fluffy Monster, Flower Power, and Bubblewoman will be at the event.

The Main Stage

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The USC Main Stage will feature “Paw Patrol” live at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m on both days. The world-wide sensation “Trolls” will be shown on the big screen at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on both days. Kids can also get a chance to “Meet & Greet” the cast of Trolls and Paw Patrols by registering here.


Kite Fest Karnival

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It will not be a fest without the “Kite Fest Karnival” sponsored by Brisbane Events. Once the Kite Fest opens, kids will have full run of the rides, including the Bungee Trampoline, Dodgem Cars, Inflatable Train, Rock Climbing Wall, and Wild Hog Ride.

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth near the entry to the Karnival. Cost per ride may vary from $2 to $8, while an “All Day Ride Pass” costs $25 on the day. Do remember that the unlimited ride passes will not be available after 2:00 p.m., as the Karnival closes at 4:00 p.m.


Kite Fest Kidz

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If your kids are too small for the rides, the Sesame Lane sponsored another kids’ zone that is specifically for children age under 10 years of age. An interactive stage show of “Flutter the Fairy & the Magical Wishing Gems” will be performed at 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

The youngest festival goers can relax at the “Bubz Hub”, where there are baby feeding and change areas, bottle heating, books, toys, and cushions for the bubs and mums to take a break from the busy Kite Fest.

The kids can also visit the BrisBricks Lego Workshop and Display and the Joyology Joy Arts for free. There will be jumping castles, trampoline, and sand art sections. The animal farm, pony rides, and face painting are also hosted at this zone, but with additional costs.


Bupa Splatt Nation

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The Bupa Splatt Nation is for the big boys and girls with a range of free and ticketed activities. The fun starts for free at the Laser Zone, where kids can engage into a serious combat on the laser battlefield; and the Splatt Workshop, where kids can enjoy Splatt Twister, Balloon Splatt, Fly Spatt Painting, Chalk Bomb Splatt, and Blow Marble Splatt.

The new Splatt Sponge Attack and Hover Ball are only low cost activities that both kids and adults can join at this zone.


Redcliffe Fest is Also for Adults

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Foodcourt and bar will be located at the site. Brunch, lunch, snacks, and nibbles will be available at the foodcourt. The “Black & White Cabs Bar” will be in front of the USC Main Stage serving their signature ice cold beverages and snacks, while you can enjoy the view of the Bramble Bay.


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The USC Main Stage will also host live music for the adults to enjoy. Market stalls offering different items will give a festival-vibe shopping experience.




Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Pre-purchasing of tickets online gives you a chance to win a free all day ride pass valued at $25.

  • Adults – $18
  • Concession – $5
  • Children 15 years and under – $5
  • Family Pass – $20

A family pass includes two adults and two children, or one adult and three children. Children under 2 years of age and disability carers are free to enter the event.

Visit the Redcliffe Kite Fest website for more info.

What’s On @ Redcliffe This Week

Here are the events to watch out for at Redcliffe and around Moreton Bay this week.

Tuesday & Wednesday, 18 & 19 July

Bicycle Education & Safety Training

Tickets: Free

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Venue: Redcliffe Police-Citizens Youth Club, 170 Klingner Road, Redcliffe

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There will be a Bicycle Education & Safety Training for two days. It’s a bicycle excursion for the students that links to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum.

By 8:40 a.m., the buses will leave the premises. Students need to wear their sports uniforms, helmets, and closed shoes, and bring hats, water bottles, sunscreens.


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Tuesday, 18 July

Happy Healthy Playgroup

Tickets: Free

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Venue: Sesame Lane, School Zone Hall, 20-36 Regency Street, Kippa Ring, Redcliffe

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Sesame Lane and Embrace Life North Lakes will bring a weekly parent education sessions with access to a baby nurse, lactation consultant, and pediatric physio.

A fun and safe environment will also be provided for babies and children to play.


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Tuesday, 18 July

Discover eBooks & eAudiobooks

Tickets: Free

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Venue: Redcliffe Library, 476 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe

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Library members can join the “Discover eBooks & Audiobooks” to learn the range of free eBooks and eAudiobooks available and how to download them.

Bring your own tablet or smartphone, device USB cable, a valid email account and password, and the device account information.

Everyone can sign up for membership here.


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Sunday, 23 July

RD7D 1st Birthday Fun Fair


  • $12 for three tickets
  • $5 each ride

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Venue: Redcliffe Dimensions 7D Cinema, Sutton Street, Redcliffe

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The Redcliffe Dimensions 7D Cinema will celebrate their first birthday. The entire carpark will be transformed into a mini fun fair.

There will be entertainment, jumping castle, rock climbing wall, market stalls, and free showbags for the first 100 guests.


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