The Festival of the Wind at Emu Park is one of the original and most popular family kite festivals in Australia. It is usually held around Easter when the winds are favorable and the large tides with the full moon lay bare large stretches of sand. This makes more exposed sandy expanses for both kite flying and beach activities. The Festival began in 1999 and now attracts internationally recognized kite designers from South Australia, Tasmania, New South Wales and the Gold Coast. These experienced kite flyers are supported by enthusiastic members of the Queensland Kite Flyers society from Brisbane, Bundaberg, Gladstone and Rockhampton.
Many hundreds of kites, launched from Fisherman’s Beach, fill the sky to provide a thrilling spectacle. Parents, grandparents and thousands of others each year are transported back to memories of childhood, flying kites when technology was simpler.
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.