The annual Redcliffe Kitefest is on this weekend which runs in conjunction with the Redcliffe Festival and the Super-Boat races. Held in Pelican Park, the festival attractions include;
- International kite displays
- Peppa Pig LIVE
- Alastair McLeod cooking demos
- Hundreds of market stalls
- Live entertainment
- Kite making workshops
- Aerobatics displays
- Amusement rides
- Petting Zoo
- Bubs Hub
Watching the synchronised kite flying was fantastic. These guys were really good. Music was playing and the kites were dancing through the air.
There is enough to keep the family entertained for the day. Rides and sideshow amusements to burn off the sugar being consumed.
Tickets for the rides are purchased for $5:00 each or $25:00 for a day pass. The children’s Tiki jumping castle and slide are very popular. Children line up and 10 enter at one time for 5 minutes. The staff blow a whistle to signal the end of the time and these kids leave the area and the next lot come in… all except this poor parent’s son who really didn’t want to leave. I think he figured Dad wouldn’t fit through the opening but didn’t count on one of the staff members getting in and chasing him out…
I just couldn’t help myself. I had to take a picture of this wee chap… it’s been a long, long day…
This year we celebrate 190 years since Europeans first settled in Queensland, here on the Redcliffe Peninsula. It was September 1824 when John Oxley sailed into Moreton Bay and decided Redcliffe would be the best location for a new penal settlement. Sunday celebrations will continue with a re-enactment on the beach by local indigenous representatives from the Gubbi Gubbi tribe and members from the Queensland Colonial Association.
Redcliffe Parade is the perfect vantage point to watch the ocean come alive with the resounding roar of the Offshore Super Boat Championships on Sunday. The Scarborough Harbour course is known to be a fast track; teams will be going as fast as they can to get top points before the final round in Hervey Bay on the 30thand 31st of November.