Welcome to the Emu Park Lions & Triple M’s Festival Of The Wind

2024 Emu Park Lions & Triple M’s Festival of the Wind – Sunday, 5th May

The 2024 festival has been confirmed as Sunday, 5th May, a littler later in the year, with the wish for a little more breeze than last year to fly the larger kites.

Planning is underway to create another fantastic day of good old fashioned outdoor entertainment for all the family to enjoy, time away from computers and phones and a chance for the family to have fun together.  The program will include all the usual activities plus a few more so there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy all day long.  What greater joy is there but to watch your child’s excited face when they participate in the kiddies activities. There are 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 add this date to your diary and do not miss this fantastic family event at Bell Park and Fisherman’s Beach, Emu Park.

2024 Festival Program

2024 Beach Games Registration Form

2024 Festival Raffle

2023 Emu Park Lions & Triple M’s Festival of the Wind once again drew crowds on a magic day…

The day of the 2023 festival was magic, a day with stunning clear blue skies. Bell Park was packed with families there to enjoy the line-up of outdoor activities.  Only one thing was missing from a perfect day…. no breeze for our kite flyers to raise their wondrous larger colourful kites.

Despite this, there was still a buzz amongst the crowd who went about enjoying the many other activities on offer.  From bustling markets to carnival rides, live entertainment with talented musicians, balloon artists, face painting, workshops, the local Fire Brigade with their fire truck, and much more, there was something for all ages. Many participants vied for a win in the Clarke Creek Wind Farm beach games and sand sculpturing competitions. The day was complete with the explosion of colour from the Bendigo Bank’s fireworks display as the day turned to dusk.

Winners of the festival raffle drawn on the day were:

  • 1st Prize: Kingfisher Bay Resort: Monica Hutch, Elphinstone Street, Berserker
  • 2nd Prize: Rockhampton Helicopters: Carla Gillian, 13 Jardine Court, Gracemere
  • 3rd Prize: Funtastic Cruises: Barbie Hawkins, 4 Avondale Court, Norman Gardens
  • 4th Prize: Keppel Cats: April Balajay, Emerald.

This is truly a community festival with many local groups and volunteers coming together to create an amazing day of family entertainment, and it would not be possible to run this event without the wonderful support from our valued sponsors.

Festival of the Wind at Emu Park
2021 FOW on Fishermans Beach

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.

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Featured Sponsors for 2022 & 2023
Triple M (CQ)
Livingstone Shire Council
Other Sponsors

Stay Safe

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.


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
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Queensland – Capricornia
Visit Capricornia – Things to Do
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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.

2023 Beach Games Registration Form

The ever popular sand sculpting.

2023 FOW Programme