Media release for 2018
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High Flying in Emu Park
The families’ favourite event on the Capricorn Coast, the “Triple M Festival of the Wind”, hosted annually by the Emu Park Lions Club is on again on Sunday, 8th April at Bell Park/Fisherman’s Beach, Emu Park.
The skies will be a spectacle of colour with a myriad of kites displayed by world-class kite flyers from all over Australia. Combined with markets, carnival rides, live entertainment, and plenty of games and competitions, there is plenty for all the family to enjoy.
Entry is free including the games and competitions. New to the beach competitions will be a primary school bare bottom boat regatta with a cash prize for the winning school’s P&C Association and for the team beach games there will be additional prizes on offer for the best dressed team & best team name. Please phone Aliesha on 49396677 to find our more or to register an entry.
The professional kite fliers will include some very talented people – the Kite Magic team from Sydney who recently gained notoriety for their entry into the Guiness Book of Records for flying the highest kite ever; the Oz Feathers team from South Australia headed by Linda Sanders and husband Kevin who have been designing and making kites and banners for 15 years; Robert Brassington from Tasmania who has been invited to many countries to display and fly kites and to teach design and conduct construction workshops in kite making. They are also well supported by the enthusiastic Queensland kite fliers and a few extras joining the team this year.
Families can try their hand at sand sculpting, decorate and make their own kit kites, or for the more adventurous try out a Blokart along the beach. The lucky wheel also will also provide opportunities to win a kite.
The markets will commence at 8:00am and the Festival at 10:00am but don’t leave before day’s end as the Festival will culminate in the Bendigo Bank’s monster fireworks show at approximately 7:00pm, a show not to be missed.
Pet owners are advised to keep their pets locked up during the fireworks display to keep them safe.
Hill Street east of Emu Street to Fisherman’s Beach will be closed for the duration of the Festival to ensure the safety of patrons.
Festival Co-ordinator, Di Roper, says the Festival is specifically designed for family enjoyment, with entertainment for everyone whether it’s a leisurely stroll through the markets, flying a kite and being part of the many activities on offer, or just being awed by the colourful array of kites in the air and the fireworks display.
For more information or to set up a photo shoot, please contact
Di Roper , Coordinator, 49392553/0413586578
For the latest breaking news visit www.facebook.com/festivalofthewind
Spectacle of kites from all over Australia
World class kite flying professionals
Make & decorate your own kite
Learn to fly duel line stunt kites
Try the Blokarts
Sand sculpture competition
Free entry & cash prizes for games & competitions
Colouring in competition
Lucky Wheel – win a Kite
Food & drink stalls
Contact Di to set up a photo opportunity.