Look to the Sky – Central Queensland Today

The hugely popular Emu Park Lions and Triple M Festival of the Wind are back and everyone is encouraged to look skyward for an incredible array of colorful kits billowing in the breeze above Fisherman’s Beach.

The event will feature world class kite designers and pilots showing off their craftsmanship and skills with their myriad of kites on Sunday 15th May.

In addition to the amazing kite show, there will be plenty of other fun activities for the whole family throughout the day.

Starting at 8am, Bell Park will host the biggest market of the year with a wide variety of stalls, food and entertainment.

There are carnival rides, face painting, photo ops with mermaids or Frozen sisters Anna and Elsa.

Resilient Ricky and Bunnings will host activities for children under the main marquee, followed by live entertainment with Steve Jay Music.

Kids can learn to assemble and decorate their own kite before launching it alongside the pros; or make their own lantern to participate in the Lantern Parade at Dusk.

Another option is to have one of the bright and colorful pinwheels that will be available.

Don’t miss the opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of the grand prizes sponsored by Kingfisher Bay Resort, Rockhampton Helicopters, Funtastic Cruises and Freedom Fast Cats.

For those feeling a little more competitive, the Clarke Creek Wind Farm sponsors prizes for beach games and sand sculpting competitions at Fisherman’s Beach.

The Beach Games will take place over two competitions with a series of challenges for teams of four.

Sand sculpting competitions are open to all ages, including family groups.

While you’re on the beach, watch the Coast Guard flares or chat with members of the Capricornia Blokart Club and Keppel Bay Sailing Club.

All of this activity will culminate in the grand finale at dusk when all the lantern makers will be encouraged to join in a spectacular parade of lanterns which will be followed by the monster Bendigo Bank fireworks display which will light up the sky, a spectacle not to be missed. not miss. lack.

Pet owners are advised to keep their pets safe during the fireworks display beginning at 6:45 p.m. to keep them safe.

Additionally, throughout the Festival, Hill Street, east of Emu Street to Fisherman’s Beach, will be closed to ensure pedestrian safety.

Festival organizers are aware that there is still Covid-19 in the community, so ask anyone who is an active case of Covid-19 or has symptoms of cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath from staying home.

Disinfection stations will be provided throughout the event site for the use of patrons.

The festival is a proud partner of Triple M (CQ), Livingstone Shire Council, Bendigo Bank, Clarke Creek Wind Farm, Fun Time Amusements, Keppel Bay Sailing Club, JRT Group and Absolute Waste.

For more information about the event, visit www.festivalofthewind.com or contact Cameron on 0473 142 378.

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