This Easter long weekend the 17th annual Adelaide International Kite Festival is being held at Semaphore, one of the beautiful Adelaide metropolitan beaches. The Festival is a free community event and this year it features kite flyers from around Australia and South Australia as well as New Zealand. The flyers will bring with them many colourful kites ranging from hand-made, to stunt and power kites, large and small.
Festival activities will include lolly drops for the kids hourly, as well as Rokkaku Kite Battles taking place each afternoon.
The Festival will also present a group of Afghan Kite Flyers based here in Adelaide. The group will demonstrate and speak about the cultural importance of kite flying in the Afghani culture on Saturday 19th at 2pm. There are also hands-on activities for visitors including kite-making workshops, kites are available for purchase, or bring along your own kite to fly.
We took the children to the first day of the festival today. The weather was perfect for flying our kite on the beach and watching the amazing display of kites in the bright blue sky. There are still a couple of days left of the festival this year, otherwise, it is a free community event that happens every year at Semaphore beach. It’s a lot of fun for the young and young at heart!