The North Brisbane kite festival, KiteFest, the opening event of Redcliffe Festival will take over Pelican Park on the last weekend of August for 2 days of sun-drenched family-friendly fun. You can expect endless entertainment on the ground and in the sky, along with loads of attractions and a variety of things to see and do over both days sure to keep all ages busy.
Fly-Over Aerial Antics
Make sure to head to the waterside for the best view of all the warbird stunt action. A restored Wirraway will be performing an aerobatic aerial display at noon on both Redcliffe Festival days. Prepare yourself for wing waves, barrel rolls and front flips! It all happens from 12.30pm both days at Redcliffe KiteFest!
8 Wirraway Facts
- ‘Wirraway’ is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘challenge’.
- Wirraway’s were manufactured Down Under from 1939 to 1946. They are an Australian-made version of the North American NA-16 training aircraft.
- The first CA-1 Wirraway took-off on its maiden flight on 27th March, 1939.
- From 1939 the plane served as one of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) main trainer aircraft, though it was also used in a makeshift capacity as a light bomber/attack bomber against Japanese forces during WWII.
- During WWII Most RAAF front-line squadrons had at least one Wirraway designated to running military errands such as trips to headquarters and other bases.
- The aircraft began to be phased out on 4th December, 1958 to make way for its successor – the Winjeel trainer.
- The final Wirraway military flight took place on 27th April, 1959, which saw the plane flown to Tocumwal, NSW for disposal.
- The CAC Boomerang’s design was influenced by the Wirraway.
If all the high-flying action has left you thirsting for more excitement, pop-over to the Unitywater Back to Tap van to re-hydrate with cool tap water before throwing yourself back into the Redcliffe Festival fray.
Is All the North Brisbane Kite Festival Excitement Leaving You Parched?
Forget lukewarm bubblers, Unitywater’s Back to Tap van will once again be at KiteFest, providing your family with FREE H20 on-the-go and a free reusable water too! Grab your free reusable water from the Unitywater team at the Back to Tap van parked between the water and the Kids Zone. Pop-past to quench your thirst with an endless supply of chilled water whenever you like. Unitywater’s Back to Tap van means you can save on buying single use water bottles and help to reduce your plastic waste too!
Save the Date & Save your Coinage!
Don’t miss out on all the Redcliffe Festival family fun in the sun over Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August and don’t forget to bring a reusable water bottle along to refill for FREE throughout the day, plus sunscreen and a hat too. Pelican Park will be overflowing with an eclectic range of attractions, activities and entertainment.