2023 Emu Park Lions & Triple M’s Festival of the Wind – Sunday, 16th April
Planning is now well underway for this year’s Festival at Bell Park and Fisherman’s Beach, Emu Park. The program includes all the usual activities plus a few more (see the program below) so there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy all day long. There’s nothing greater than a day of good old fashioned outdoor fun. What greater joy is there but to watch your child’s excited face when they participate in the kiddies activities. There are also activities for the energetic and the more competitive, or you can just relax and watch the entertainment and activities or browse your way through the Coast’s biggest market of the year. There is so much to see and do, so do not miss this fantastic family event.
The 2022 Emu Park Lions & Triple M’s Festival of the Wind was an outstanding success.
After a worry-some week of rainy and overcast weather, Sunday arrived with stunning weather for our Festival.
The festival was bustling with thousands of people turning out for this magic day, so all the activities and food stalls were jam packed throughout the day. The beach games and sand sculpturing competitions had a good list of participants vying for the coveted prizes. The day culminated with lantern makers parading their lanterns before the spectacular fireworks finale.
Our festival really achieves what it sets out to do, and that is to bring the community together. Other organisations with a presence at the festival included the Emu Park S.E.S., the Emu Park Swim Club, Emu Park S.L.S.C., Keppel Sands Coastguard, Keppel Bay Sailing Club, Capricornia Blokart Club, and the Emu Park Football Club.
All in all, it was another very successful festival thanks to the generous support from sponsors, the valued help of community volunteers and organisations, and not least of all our own Lions members.
Thank you to the thousands of people who turned out for the festival and made all our preparation efforts worthwhile. We look forward to your return next year.
Festival of the Wind at Emu Park
The Emu Park Lions and Triple M Festival of the Wind is one of the most popular family kite festivals in Australia. It is held when the winds are favourable, and the large tides with the full moon lay bare large stretches of sand allowing room for both kite flying and beach activities. The festival began in 1999 and now attracts world-class kite flyers/designers from Tasmania, New South Wales, and the enthusiastic members of Kites Queensland from the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Maryborough, and Hervey Bay.
Literally hundreds of colourful kites of all shapes and sizes, launched from Fisherman’s Beach, fill the sky to provide a thrilling spectacle, transporting parents and grandparents back to memories of their childhood flying kites when technology was simpler.
Featured Sponsors for 2022 & 2023
Triple M (CQ)
Livingstone Shire Council
Although the Queensland Government has lifted Covid-19 restrictions on outdoor events, festival organisers are still mindful that Covid-19 is still within our community, and as such, are asking that patrons take every precaution not to put themselves or others at risk.
Most importantly, please stay at home and do not attend if you have Covid-19 symptoms (eg cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, or shortness of breath), or have been in close contact with someone with Covid-19.
ATTENTION MARKET SELLERS
All prospective market sellers must book their Festival of the Wind site by phoning 0407 178 011. If not answered immediately, please leave a message, clearly leaving your name and number so we can return your call as soon as possible.
Regular market sellers will not automatically be included in the Festival of the Wind market without this booking.
Other Web Pages of Interest to Our Visitors
Queensland – Capricornia
Visit Capricornia – Things to Do
What Lonely Planet Thinks of Capricornia
Top Things to Do when You Visit
Head a bit Further out!
If you are adventurous you can even take a look at our kite plans and make your own kite to try out on the day. Who knows, maybe your inner child will be rewarded.