At the 2004 Coolum Kite Festival you will see Hundreds of Kites, Kite Surfing action, and Aerial displays including Hunter Jet Aerobatics and Skydiving with Smokes.
A sky filled with colourful kites spinning, swooping, flying higher and higher, great air, octopuses, legs, insects, a crayfish, a dogs collar, a giant mermaid…. You imagine something, these people can make it and fly it!
The display will include some of the largest kites in the Southern Hemisphere.
Unique project created especially for the Coolum Kite Festival this year is the Flying Sound Garden.
It is not surprising that the Coolum Kite Festival is gaining reputation as one of Australia's favourite Kite Festivals. So don't miss it, it is on your doorstep and it is free!
Come and spend the day at Stumers Creek, enjoy food, drinks and ice-creams from a variety of delicious stalls, participate in the activities and be dazzled by what you see in the sky.
Sunday 26 Sept :: 10am - 4pm :: Stumers Creek :: Coolum Beach
Mustang aerobatic display sponsored by Coolum Park Shopping Centre
MC - Dianne Deli Poli will be in radio contact with the pilot as he soars his flying machine over Coolum Beach.
The Coolum Kite Festival will also showcase Kitesurfing...the hottest new water sport around, and many of the coasts top riders + a few international ones will be there to put on a spectacular display! Over the last several years kitesurfing's popularity as soared, with riders from all backgrounds including surfers, wakeboarders, skaters, kite flyers, men, women, and even the grommets jumping on a board behind a kite and having a blast. Make sure you come down and have a look at the fantastic kitesurfing demo we have planned for this years festival!
Brazilain Pro Kite Surfer International Kiteboarding legend Mauricio Abreu kicks off his 3rd annual Aussie tour at the Coolum Kitefest Sept 26. Famous for his revolutionary contributions to kiteboarding and friendly personality, Mauricio hails from Brazil and lives in Hawaii but loves Australia and he will be on hand for a live interview and autograph session so bring your t-shirts or whatever
Flying Sound Garden
Artists have been working together to create the first ever Flying Sound Garden, a concept initiated by Rebecca Harbison. The Flying Sound Garden is an exploration of sounds and movement produced by wind. It is in it's first year this year and it invites anyone to contribute to the garden at next year's festival. Check it out you won't have seen one before - there isn't another one!
You'll find DJ Kite String Mixing in the Garden with Linsey Pollack. Linsey, musician and instrument maker extraordinaire will be amplifying kite strings and wind bows, for you to hear and play with the amazing sounds produced by wind and a string.
A giant, 18metre Serpent Kite made by Tony Rice will be painted by spectators and flown at the end of the day to launch peoples hopes and dreams into the sky.
The Artists are:
Linsey Pollack - Instrument Maker and Musician,
Tony Rice - Kite Artist and Flyer,
Sally Hart - Artist and Sculpteur,
Atto Zarzura - Sculpteur and
Rebecca Harbison - Artist and learner kiteflyer.
This year will be a taste of the possibilities of this unique concept, which we hope to develop with increased involvement from the local community.
Kite Making Workshops attract over 550 students
Over 550 students from 8 schools on the Sunshine Coast will make a kite in the lead up to the festival. These will be strung together and flown on the day as a kite arch of up to 50 kites.
10am Coolum Kite Festival opens
Kite Flying - Kite Surfing - Flying Sound Garden - Roving Entertainment - Kite Painting
Delicious Food, Icecreams, Rides, Drinks, Kites for sale
11am Official Kite Festival Opening
12noon Ronald McDonald Show (park)
1pm Skydiving Display with Flares sponsored by Lukes IGA
2pm Announcement of the School Kite Arch Winners
2.30pm Kite Surf Ride Session with Pro Kiter Maurico Abreu
3pm Mustang Aerobatic Display sponsored by Coolum Park Shopping Centre
3.15pm Draw and annoucement of the Novotel Prize winners
3.30pm Tandem Kitesurfing Demo
3.45pm Launching of the community painted Serpent Kite
4pm Festival Closes
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