Festival of the Winds
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Watch colourful figures soar at Australia’s largest (and coolest) kite festival
This lofty beachside festival has been filling Bondi’s skies with giant, elaborate kites for more than four decades. And it’s once again blowing in on the winds of spring, bringing live performances, food stalls, children’s entertainment and art installations along with the kite crafting workshops and flying comps.
The festival regularly attracts more than 70,000 kite-mad visitors, and it’s free to wander on the sand and gaze up at floating sea creatures, farm animals and swirling masses of colour. Under this heavily laden sky, you can learn to make a kite and fly a kite, watch a carnival of jugglers, dancers, musicians and puppeteers, and fill up at the food alley. There’ll also be stalls selling the kites – the diamond beauties you’re used to and more extravagant designs – and jumping castles, face painting and pop-up libraries for the kids.
Head down to Bondi Beach on September 8 from 11am-4pm to see the splendid aerial show flying up through the atmosphere, up where the air is clear – then go fly a kite!