- Get blown away by Gold Coast's Kirra Kite Festival

October 18, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
The first ever Kirra Kite Festival will take place on the Gold Coast next month, with a packed programme planned to celebrate the inaugural occasion.

Kirra Beach, a short drive down the Gold Coast Highway from most Surfers Paradise hotels , will get underway with an evening prelude on Saturday November 20th 2010.

This teaser for the main event will include live music, while shopaholics and adrenaline junkies will be kept entertained with a market and night skydiving display.

Then on Sunday November 21st, the organisers have planned a day of activities that are intended to showcase the region's unique assets and cultural diversity.

Furthermore, the organisers have promised visitors who step out from the cheap accommodation Gold Coast has available to explore the festival will be treated to an "interactive experience through multicultural arts, music, international cuisine and wind sports".

A wide array of events are planned for the Sunday, with items on the bill including camel rides, sand sculpture, pyrotechnic sky diving and - as the festival's name suggests - kite flying.

Proceedings on the Saturday evening will kick off at 17:00 local time and end at 21:00, while the final day is set to run between 10:00 and 18:00.

Despite the range of entertainment on offer, admission is completely free.

For more information on this event, visit the Kirra Kite Festival website. recommends a variety of accommodation on the Gold Coast, such as the Gold Coast International.

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