Kites were 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 was 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 –
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
Sand sculpture competition
Beach Games competition
Free entry & cash prizes for games & competitions
Colouring in competition
Food & drink stalls
Festival Co-ordinator – Jackie Senior