WEATHER UPDATE: No kites can fly in the rain at the moment, however it is expected to clear around 11am/12pm so we hope to be up flying later today! Keep an eye on Facebook for regular updates.
Kirra Beach will come alive on Saturday 21 October 2017 as Connecting Southern Gold Coast presents the popular Gold Coast Festival of Kites.
Bright and colourful kites of all shapes and sizes will take over the Kirra skyline transforming the sky into a spectacular kite flying masterclass that will have all ages captivated. Renowned flyers from across the country will add a unique blend of art and ingenuity to the festival’s colourful skies, making it a must see for families and kite enthusiasts.
With Kirra’s wide sandy beaches, along with the stunning Gold Coast skyline backdrop, the Gold Coast Festival of Kites will provide an excellent viewing platform for all spectators. Food vendors, kite merchants and up to 30 market stalls will fill the park as well as kids activities and roaming entertainment adding to the festive atmosphere.
This year the Gold Coast Kite Festival has partnered with the Kirra Criterium Classic, one of Gold Coast’s largest cycle events, also to be held on Saturday 21 October. Local kids will get the chance to be the stars of this year’s Criterium by bringing their own bike on the day and taking part in the free Bike Power Kids Challenge for 3-12 year olds cycling a lap of the circuit, commencing at 10.00am with registration from 9.30am. Every child that participates will receive a prize from Timezone Coolangatta.