About Brisbane Kite Festival
The Brisbane Kite Festival will be a fantastic day for the whole family with the most spectacular kites ever seen over the skies of Brisbane. A sea of colour highlights beautifully crafted masterpieces. Don't look up too long or you'll miss the action on the ground: food and market stalls, kite workshops, and lots of entertainment! Entry is free! This is event is organised by the Rotary Clubs of Balmoral, and Carindale with special assistance Kites Queensland and sponsored by Brisbane City Council.
You can participate by bringing the whole family along to enjoy a day of fun and kite flying! A range of activities for children includes face painting, jumping castles, other rides and of course kite flying! Hot food including burgers, sausage sizzle, and others will be available all day. Refreshing cold drinks will also be available to cool you down.
We have a designated area for the public to fly their kites along side professional kite flyers. Bring your own kite or purchase one from the festival! All of the kites available are relatively easy to put together and fly, however if you need help, don’t panic. Our professional kite flyers will be happy to help you get airborne.
Free car parking on site is available. The closest train station is Murrarie on the Cleveland Line. The nearest bus centre is Cannon Hill Bus Station. Both of those options are about a 5-10min walk to the Murarrie Recreation Ground. All information about public transportation to and from the festival can be found on the Translink website.
The day will go ahead whatever the weather unless otherwise publicised. If details do change, kite festival news will be posted on this website on our Facebook page, and through our newsletter as soon as decisions are made. We’re all hoping that it will be a beautiful October day with blue skies and plenty of breeze to keep the kites flying.
While the organizing Rotary Clubs have booked the park with Brisbane City Council for use during the Kite Festival, the council by-laws regarding dogs in public places remain unchanged: pets must be supervised and on a leash at all times. Obviously, it also depends on how your dog reacts when surrounded by 2000 people.
We're accepting gold coin donations. All proceeds from the market stalls will be used for local and international community projects of the Rotary Clubs of Carindale, and Balmoral. Check out their websites for more information on projects they're leading around the city and around the globe!