Brisbane Kite Festival | Brisbane April 2018

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There are two major kite festivals in Brisbane each year, fortunately on the opposites sides of town, meaning they are accessible to everyone. There is Kitefest, which is part of the Redcliffe Festival held in August each year and there is The Brisbane Kite Festival held at Murrarie, usually in October. However this year, in 2018, the Brisbane Kite Festival will be held in April.

The Brisbane Kite Festival overview

The annual Kite Festival will delight the Brisbane Kids as society members show off their beautiful masterpieces as they take to the sky. It is also an opportunity for Brisbane Kids and adults to fly their own kites. Make your own or choose from several reasonably priced kites for sale on the day. There will also be food available and market stalls, jumping castles and face painting along with kite making and street performers.

This year it will be held on the 29th April from 10am – 3pm at Murrarie Recreation Ground.

Things to do for kids

There are lots of fun activities at the Brisbane Kids Festival to ensure happy, engaged children.

  1. Kite making workshops
  2. Face painting
  3. Jumping Castles
  4. Kite flying. Infact, you will stand alongside professional kite flyers. They are a generous bunch too, so expect some help if you need it with your kite flying escapades!

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Family friendly food

What would a Rotary event be if it didn’t have a sausage sizzle. For families, this means an affordable lunch option especially if you have lots of kids. For the more astute foodies, you will find a selection of food vans to enjoy.

The Brisbane Kite Festival Details 2018

  • When: 29 April, 10am – 3pm
  • Where: Murarrie Recreations Grounds, 1238 Wynnum Rd, Murarrie QLD 4172
  • Cost: Free Entry
  • Who: The whole family, including pets if they are kept on a lead and able to act appropriately around 2000 people!

The story behind the Brisbane Kite Festival

All proceeds from donations and stalls will be used for local and international community projects of the Rotary Clubs of Port of Brisbane, Carindale, and Balmoral. Rotary’s global areas of focus are peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development.  They also use Beef Bank to support the homeless and disadvantaged in Queensland. Last year over 11 million meals were distributed in Queensland.

How to get there

The Brisbane Kite Festival is held at Murrarie Sports Centre, Murrarie Recreation Ground, Wynnum Rd Cannon Hill with free car parking on site is available. The closest train station is Murrarie on the Cleveland Line. You can also catch a bus to the Cannon Hill Bus Station. Each of the public transport options take you to within a 5-10 minute walk of the Murrarie Recreation Ground. To find out details of this years event heads to the What’s on Brisbane Calendar.


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2 responses to “Brisbane Kite Festival | Brisbane April 2018”

  1. Janet Weatherley says:

    The date for the Brisbane Kit Festival this year is Sunday Oct 23

  2. Paula says:

    Great event. I would put more toilets on, scattered all around. It’s an expansive place with hundreds of people and only one point with three toilets and a long queue. Not ideal if you come with little ones and have to walk two or three hundred meters to get there and then queue for half an hour.

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