‘Let’s go fly a kite, up to the highest heights‘ is taking on a new meaning in Adelaide’s northern suburbs this month when the Kite Flying Festival soars into the skies of St Kilda.
Just a 23-minute drive north of Prospect, you’ll find yourself at St Kilda Adventure Playground right by the seaside which will be host to the hovering affair on Saturday 7 January from 10am through to 6pm.
The Kite Flying Festival is a family-friendly event and encourages beginners and people of all ages to take flight with one of the festival’s kites and threads which will be available on the day. That’s right, no BYO kites.
But it ain’t all about the sailing hightails – there’ll be all-day entertainment, festival rides and jumping castles, local DJs, merch stalls, and of course a whole lot of food to keep the energy levels high.
Sydneysider and Kite Flying Festival event organiser, Kaushal Parikh says he was inspired to create an exciting event that the whole family can get stuck into.
Having previously hosted the even in different parts of New South Whales with great success, Kaushal wanted to bring the festival to Adelaide for the first time in January when things are still a bit quiet here – pre-Fringe season and ‘mad March’.
On top of the Kite Flying Festival, St Kilda Adventure Playground is an iconic park where there’s plenty of fun to be had, kites or not.
The playground boasts epic attractions including a huge castle with slides and a draw bridge, a bouncy boomerang, flying fox, pirate ship, a big old volcano with multiple slides, a basketball court, swings, barbecue facilities, and heaps more.
The Kite Flying Festival Adelaide is a free event, but registering your attendance is required in order to gauge numbers and catering needs.
You know what they say – ‘with your feet on the ground you’re a bird in flight, with your fist holding tight to the string of your kite’. See you where the air is clear!