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Emu Park Kite Festival

Kites will be flying high and taking over the sky at Emu Park for the Triple M CQ’s Festival of the Wind. The festival hosted annually by the Lions Club of Emu Park will be held on Sunday, 14th April at Bell & Peace Parks and Fisherman’s Beach, Emu Park.

Festival Co-ordinator, Jackie Senior, says “kite flying is one of life’s simple pleasures no matter what your age. It’s something for the whole family to enjoy. If you are not flying a kite you can just feast your eyes on the myriad of kites of all colours, shapes and sizes dancing in the sky, watching them duck and dive amidst the winds.”

Talk to one of our world class professional kite fliers from Queensland, New South Wales, Canberra, South Australia or Tasmania who will be there to show off their kites and kite handling skills.

Jackie says after the soaring success of last year’s festival the Lions are again expecting throngs of people to descend upon Emu Park for a wonderful family day out. Markets start at 8:00am & festival activities at 10:00am. The festival is an alcohol free event specifically designed for family entertainment.

Festival goers can meander through one of Emu Park’s largest markets of the year or enjoy other activities including live entertainment, carnival rides, sand sculpting, making your own kit kite to fly, colouring competition, a flare display by the Yeppoon Coast Guard, or for the more adventurous, try out a blokart along the beach or try your hand at sailing. There will also be a variety of food and drinks available.

“We are also seeking teams of (4) to enter our wacky beach games” says Jackie. There are (2) categories – under 16s & over 16s – FREE ENTRY. There will be lots of fun and laughter as competitors try to navigate each leg of the games. Prize monies will be awarded to winning teams’ nominated charities. Contact Ellie on 0429384806 to register your team.

Great prizes for the raffle have been donated by The Hideaway GKI, The Rainforest Ranch Retreat Byfield, Sandcastles 1770 all offering (2) nights accommodation for two and Freedom Fast Cats with an adventure trip for two. So don’t forget your raffle tickets that will be drawn at the festival.

A fitting end to the day’s festivities will be the Bendigo Bank’s monster fireworks display when spectators will be awed by the wonderful array of fireworks.

Pet owners are advised to keep their animals 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.

Jackie praised sponsors and volunteers for their valued support of the Triple M CQ’s Festival of the Wind and urged everyone to take time out of their usual routine to bring the family to come fly a kite with us at Emu Park!

Festival Highlights –

Free Entry

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 & Sail boats

Markets

Carnival rides

Sand sculpture competition

Beach Games competition

Free entry & cash prizes for games & competitions

Colouring in competition

Face Painting

Raffle

Food & drink stalls

Live entertainment

Fireworks

Festival Co-ordinator – Jackie Senior
Contact: 49387799
E: stjjsenior@bigpond.com
http://www.festivalofthewind.com

 

Family Fun at Emu Park

Emu Park will be the place for families on Sunday 14th April with plenty of fun activities on offer when the Emu Park Lions host the Triple M CQs Festival of the Wind.

The festival has been growing each year attracting thousands of people to enjoy a fantastic day of outdoor activities. Start the day at 8am wandering through the Park’s biggest market of the year before making your way through festival activities that will culminate with the Bendigo Bank’s monster fireworks display just after sunset.

Look to the skies to see the colourful array of kites of all shapes and sizes being flown by world class professionals that travel from throughout Australia for this event. Fly your own kite alongside the professionals who can offer advice on kite flying techniques. There will be a kit kite workshop where your own kite can be made. New look kit kites are available this year with prizes awarded for best decorated in (3) categories (up to grade 2; 3-4; & open).

Enjoy the carnival atmosphere with rides, games, face painting, entertainment and plenty of food and drink available. Entertainment will include Daniel Miller, the Rockhampton Pipe Band, the Irish/Scottish Dancers and Shawazza. Or, wander down to Fisherman’s Beach for lots more activities. There will be blokarts and sail boats to try with guidance from the experts and a flare demonstration by local Coastguard members.

Try your hand at sand sculpturing – competition entry is free and you just might win a prize. Or, form a team of (4) and enter the wacky beach games that will be a test of your co-ordination and skills. Prize monies will go to the winning teams’ nominated charities in (2) categories: over 16s prizes: 1st – $1000; 2nd – $600; 3rd $400 & under 16s prizes: 1st – $400; 2nd – $200; 3rd – $100. Be an early bird and get your team entry in – for details and registration contact Ellie on 0429384806.

Don’t miss the opportunity to win one of the great prizes donated by The Hideaway GKI, The Rainforest Ranch Retreat Byfield, Sandcastles 1770 and Freedom Fast Cats. Buy a ticket in the raffle that will be drawn at the festival.

Festival co-ordinator Jackie Senior praised sponsors and thanked community volunteers for assisting the Lions in the running of the festival and invited families to come to the beach to enjoy a wonderful day’s activities. It’s a great atmosphere and there really is something for everyone. Just come and be care free and enjoy the age old pleasure of kite flying.

 

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Media release for 2018

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.

Di also praised the sponsors and community volunteers for their support of the Triple M Festival of the Wind.

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

Festival Highlights

Free Entry
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
Sail boats
Markets
Carnival rides
Sand sculpture competition
Beach Games
Free entry & cash prizes for games & competitions
Colouring in competition
Face Painting
Lucky Wheel – win a Kite
Food & drink stalls
Live entertainment
Fireworks

Festival Co-ordinator

Di Roper
Contact: 49392553
E: dia47per@gmail.com
www.festivalofthewind.com

Photo opportunities:
Contact Di to set up a photo opportunity.