Festival Media Coordinator  Anthony Nguyen  07  4938 7670

Media Release posted 21st March 2016

Flying a kite will be a breeze at this year’s Emu Park Lions Festival of the Wind on Sunday April 3rd. .  The FREE Emu Park Lions Club’s Festival of the Wind is on again so expect the sky above Emu Park to be filled with giant kites, Rokkaku fighting kites, fireworks and much, much more.

Markets open at 8a.m. and the Festival of the Wind begins at 10a.m. on Fisherman’s Beach Emu Park. This alcohol-free family event includes kites of many different shapes and sizes all flown by experts from as far away as South Australia, Tasmania and Sydney.

The Rokkaku flights will be in action again with local sponsors trying to bring down other competitors all vying for the coveted trophy which will be displayed in the winning business for the next 12 months.

Planning for the beach games is well underway with not only $2000 given away to worthy causes of the winners choice but also spot cash prizes. A sand sculpturing competition with cash prizes for the winners of each section which will be judged by M.P. Michelle Landry. Children will once again be able to make their own kites from kits supplied at a nominal cost by Lions and then learn how to fly them. The sailors from Keppel Bay Sailing Club will sail from Yeppoon to Emu Park and then return home later. At the end of the afternoon coastguard members from Yeppoon and Keppel Sands will do a flare and rescue demonstration. The day will finish with the monster Bendigo Bank fireworks display which promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Under a sky filled with colour the Festival of the Wind takes on a carnival atmosphere with rides, games, entertainment and plenty of food and drinks available.

Of course this day could not be run without the support of sponsors and the many volunteers called on to help not only on the day but during the whole organising process. Di Roper, coordinator of Festival of the Wind, praised the sponsors and the volunteer workforce who make this community event possible every year.

For a great family fun day make your way down to Emu Park on Sunday April 3rd.

For the full day’s program visit or check out our popular facebook page

For more information or to set up a photo shoot, please contact

Anthony Nguyen , Publicity Officer , 4938 7670(W), 4938 8162(H).


Di Roper , Coordinator, 49392553/0413586578

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