Go fly a kite! Take the family to Coolum for the weekend and watch the sky dance in a spectacular display of hundreds of kites of all shapes and sizes.
Discover how kites have become 'extreme' as some of Australia's best kite-surfers get air-bourne - it's crazy but you'll love it.
There'll be live performances, interactive sculptures, food, music and activities for all ages. See how long it takes you to come back down to ground!
17 September 2005 to 18 September 2005
The 2005 Coolum Kite Festival promises to be another great event.
This years event will be held at Stumers Creek on Sunday 18 September.
Over 100 kite fliers from around Australia and overseas will be attending in what promises to another great day on the beach with plenty of spectular fun and festiuvities on the ground and in the sky.
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.
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.
Visit www.coolumkitefestival.com for more information.
SATURDAY - 17 September 2005
4.00pm - Kite flying, music, food, kite stalls and roving entertainers
5.15pm - Live Band - "Dubdoubt" *
6.15pm - Lantern Parade with carnival drumming
6.30pm - Coolum Kite Festival Opening by Cate Molloy
6.45pm - Live Band - "The Band of Frequencies" *
7.45pm - Pyrotechnic Skydiving Display - presented by IGA
8.00pm - Fireworks - presented by IGA
8.15pm - Live Band - "The Band of Frequencies" *
9.00pm - Close of evening
* Entertainment - Stage 1
Features of the evening - Flights of Fancy:- giant lantern images and flags, sand sculpture.
Roving entertainment, night kite flying, kite stalls, delicious food, icecreams, drinks.
LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER - LOOK AFTER YOUR CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES.
SUNDAY - 18 September 2005
10.00am - Kite flying begins
11.00am - Flying Serpent, schools competition
12.00pm - Performance by Ronald McDonald - Stage 2
1.00pm - Spectacular skydiving - presented by Lend Lease
1.30pm - Community kite takes off (make your mark)
2.00pm - "Off the Lip" Downwind kitesurf competition
3.15pm - Competition draw - great prizes to be won - sponsored by Seachange and Seagrass Bistro
3.30pm - "Off the Lip" winners - presentation of $5,000
prize pool sponsored by IGA, F One, Slingshot, Liquid Force, Kite Boarder Magazine & Kite Surf Australia.
4.00pm - Festival close
Features for the day - Flights of Fancy:- tuned kite strings, printed flags and giant faces, sand sculpture.
Interactive workshops, roving entertainment, delicious food, icecreams and drinks.
ROAD CLOSURE, KITE FESTIVAL, DAVID LOW WAY, COOLUM - The David Low Way will be closed from Hewitt Street to Springfield Avenue, Coolum from 9.30am to 4pm on Sunday 18th September, 2005. Through traffic please use the Sunshine Motorway. Detour via Springfield Avenue.
COOLUM KITE FESTIVAL presented by IGA
Transport, road closure and parking information - 17 & 18 September
With the Coolum Kite Festival presented by IGA almost upon us, now is the time to consider travel and parking options.
David Low Way will be closed from Hewitt St to Springfield Avenue from 9.30am to 4.00pm on Sunday 18th September. Through traffic should use the Sunshine Motorway (detour via Springfield Avenue).
Car parking will be available at Morgan Park and at the Peregian Sports Complex. A free regular shuttle bus will be operational throughout both days of the Festival to pick up patrons at each car park.
Of course plain old walking is the most enjoyable way of getting there - Stumer's Creek is just a short stroll up the beach from the Coolum CBD.
Food vendors will be operational during both Festival days, so there'll be lots of tasty options to choose from (including a guest appearance from Ronald McDonald at 12pm). Of course you can always bring a picnic basket to really make a day of it!
Please remember to throw any rubbish in the bins provided to help keep the Sunshine Coast beautiful.
Finally, patrons are encouraged to follow all the usual safety tips - swim between the flags, take particular care when walking on roads to the Festival (particularly at night) and supervise children at all times.
For more information on the Coolum Kite Festival or a full program of events visit www.coolumkitefestival.com.
Festival hours are:
Saturday 17 September 4pm - 9pm
Sunday 18 September 10am - 4pm
Stumers Creek, Coolum, Not Assigned
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