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Brisbane Kite Festival: The Perfect Day Out for Brisbane Families

Brisbane Kite Festival is a highlight of the year for many Brisbane families! In 2024, the Brisbane Kite Festival takes place on Sunday 25 August from 10am – 3pm at Tingalpa Model Aero Club on Brisbane’s southside.

Brisbane Kite Festival!

The Brisbane Kite Festival is a celebration of all things that fly with a dazzling array of the most breathtaking kites you’ve ever seen take to Brisbane skies. During the event, you can also enjoy:

  • Food stalls
  • Rides
  • Face painting
  • Kite workshops
  • Live entertainment

If festivals in Brisbane are your thing, make sure you check out our comprehensive guide to all things Brisbane festivals here!

Can anyone fly a kite?

kites at the festival

There will be professional kite fliers (try saying that three times fast) who will have a demarcated area for kite flying. There is also public space available for amateurs to get their kites up and about. Bring your own kite or purchase one from the festival!

We recommend packing a picnic blanket on the day so you can sit back and take it all in. As this is a public space, dogs are permitted at the Brisbane Kite Festival but they must be leashed and on their best behaviour at all times.

If the weather is poor on the day, the festival will be cancelled. However, that’s pretty unlikely. August is fabulous kite-flying weather!

Ice creams, hamburgers, nachos, hot dogs, hot and cold drinks, BBQ sausages, Vietnamese, waffles, seafood – a huge range of food and drink will be available to purchase on the day, or bring your own food and relax to watch the fun.

How do we get to the Brisbane Kite Festival?

Tingalpa Model Aero Club is situated 10 km southeast of Brisbane within the Minnippi Parkland, off Stanton Road West, Tingalpa.

Stanton Road West is a little tricky to find. It’s located off Wynnum Road and Graystone Street by Exit 100 of the Gateway Motorway.

What does it cost?

The Brisbane Kite Festival is free, but a gold coin donation is appreciated. The proceeds from entry fees and the market stalls go to the Rotary Clubs of Port of Brisbane, Carindale, and Balmoral.

Let’s go fly a kite!

See you there, Brisbane! Eyes to the sky and fly those kites to the highest heights! Find out the latest updates on the Brisbane Kite Festival via the event Facebook page.

Wondering what else is on this week in Brisbane? Check out our Events Calendar here.

Looking for more family fun? Check out list of all the family-friendly festivals around Brisbane here.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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