ROSEBUD KITE FESTIVAL
Kite flying originated in China, over 2500 years ago, using silk fabric and bamboo framework. Over the years the design and technology of kites has evolved and manufacturers now use a variety of materials, styles and shapes. From flat shapes, 3 dimensional forms, rotating wind socks to modern, massive inflatable designs. The festival at Rosebud will display many of these new style kites, while encouraging children to learn the art and skill of kite flying.
Held on the Labour Day weekend in March each year, Sunday is the main family festival.
The Saturday session has been introduced to allow kite enthusiasts to get up close to the experts, when they can see them between 10am and 1pm on the foreshore, and get close to both the kites and the flyers.
Sunday is the main festival with activities starting at 11am and going through to 5pm
There will be workshops for kite making, craft, dance and circus skills, kiddies carnival rides. Roving clowns, musicians and characters such as Tubby The Robot and Eesha the Elephant will keep the entire family entertained, while on stage there will be a range of musical performances with dancing space provided! This event has become a significant in the world kite flying calendar and a wonderful day for all the family.