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Please note: Daylight Savings Time is not observed in Queensland. Adjust your itinerary as required if you are flying into the Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta.
21 October 2017
Gold Coast Festival of Kites
See amazing kites and stunt displays from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 21 October. Come down for the spectacle, fly your own kite, join in a workshop, enjoy the displays and be part of this free fun-filled family day.
Plus, catch the excitement of the Southern Gold Coast’s most exciting cycling race, the Kirra Criterium Classic, also held on Saturday 21 October. The kids can bring their own bike and join the free Kids on 2 Wheels Challenge for 3-12 year olds at 10am (registration open from 9.30am). Every kid that enters gets a prize!
Bright and colourful kites of all shapes and sizes will take over the Kirra skyline transforming the sky into a spectacular kite flying masterclass that will have all ages captivated. Renowned flyers from across the country will add a unique blend of art and ingenuity to the festival’s colourful skies, making it a must see for families and kite enthusiasts.
Kirra’s wide sandy beaches and the Gold Coast skyline backdrop will provide an excellent viewing platform for all spectators. Food vendors, kite merchants and market stalls will fill the park as well as kids activities and entertainment adding to the festive atmosphere.
22 October 2017
Tour de Valley
The Tour de Valley weekend of cycling will again take to the roads of the southern Gold Coast in October.
The weekend will commence with the Kirra Criterium Classic along the iconic Kirra foreshore on Saturday morning. Featuring a 1.2km circuit with one of the best backdrops for cycle racing in the country, it provides a unique opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere of racing in front of the crowds on a great closed course. There will be six divisions of races with great prizes on offer.