Kirra Kite Festival, 19-20th November
It's official, Kirra Beach will play host to a multicultural kite festival on Sunday, 21 November with a prelude night event on Saturday evening. Kirra Kite Festival is a free family event, which is funded primarily by Connecting Southern Gold Coast and intends to grow on each year’s successes, inturn landmarking Kirra as a destination to stay, play and visit.
The festival was conceptualised by local creative team Mitch Media along with Essence projectile and the Queensland Kite Flyers Society who are involved with Coolum, Brisbane and Townsville events.
Connecting Southern Gold Coast General Manager Jim Wilson notes, “we advertised for event managers to come forward with ideas for the southern end and we were thrilled with the proposal put forward by local businesses Mitch Media and Essence Projectile to create the first Kite and Multicultural festival for the region.”
Mitch Media’s experience on the Gold Coast includes Swell Sculpture Festival followed by joint ventures with Essence Projectile on the D’Alliance Fringe Festival and Circle Fiesta-Circle on Cavill.
Kirra Kite Festivities include camel rides, large-scale character kites, music stage, street performers, circus acts, chalk art, kite workshops, international cuisine and pyrotechnic skydiving.
Essence Projectiles Emily Cook explains, “the kite festival suits the idyllic location of Kirra with expansive beach and parkland… coupled with positive local business and community support it’s definitely time for Kirra to host a major event.”
Local kite buggy adventurers Mad Way South, who have recently returned from a gruelling five-week charity trek in the Sahara, will open the program with kite buggy demonstrations and an information session for their next trip across the Simpson Desert.
Kirra Kite Festival flies high Sunday November 21, 10am-6pm with a prelude Saturday November 20 evening event featuring pyrotechnic skydiving, night markets and live music -all free and happening at Musgrave Street, Kirra Beach.
For further information visit www.kirrakitefestival.com and media enquiries contact Kylie Mitchell-Smith 0415 477-236