Saturday August 26 & Sunday August 27 from 9am – 4pm // Pelican Park, Hornibrook Esp, Clontarf

Families will get swept away in the fun, colour and excitement of the annual Redcliffe KiteFest where kites of all shapes and sizes fill the sky. 2017 will be the biggest KiteFest yet with a huge contingent of international and domestic kite flyers set to come together in Pelican Park. Redcliffe KiteFest 2017 is the Ultimate Kids Weekend. The whole family will love the markets, huge array of love music and amazing roving performers.

For more info visit www.redcliffefestival.com.au

Now thru to Saturday August 26 at 7pm // Flipside Circus Training Centre, 117 Mina Pde, Alderley

Queensland’s largest youth circus is getting ready to dazzle Brisbane audiences with their new show, The Flipside Circus Cabaret Show. The show promises a wide array of acts including trapeze, clowning, cabaret, contortion and more. The Flipside Circus Performance Troupe range in ages from 11 to 17 and come from across Brisbane’s Northside. Flipside Circus is committed to nurturing and developing Australia’s next generation of circus performers. Participants work with a regular team of trainers as well as international and local guest artists. The Flipside Circus Cabaret Show is suitable for the whole family, so come and see some of Queensland’s extraordinary young circus artists take to the stage in what promises to be a show that delights the senses.

For more info visit www.flipsidecircus.org.au

Friday August 25 from 4pm – 5pm // Chermside Library, 375 Hamilton Rd, Chermside

Learn how to make computer games, animations and websites by joining this six week program which focuses on fun, creativity and learning through exploring. Children will build on their coding skills by tackling a new project each week. This is a free event, ideal for children aged 9-12 years. Bookings essential.

For more info visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

Saturday August 26 from 11.30am – 5.30pm // Multicultural Community Centre, 23 Foster St, Newmarket

Come and enjoy the 5th Annual Technicolour Multicultural Festival proudly presented by the MCC. Activities include live music, kid’s games, jumping castles, raffle draw, street food, cultural performances, school art competition, and so much more! Free entry and all are welcome!

For more info visit www.facebook.com/technicolourfestival

Saturday August 26 from 5.30pm – 10pm // Mt Coot-Tha Lookout, Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Mt Coot-Tha

Have your first taste of astronomy by looking through a telescope to view the night sky. Come up to Mt Coot-Tha Lookout for telescope viewing one Saturday evening each month. Club members will show you the spectacular mountain ranges and craters on the Moon, star clusters, planets and other objects. Afterwards, enjoy the wonderful view of Brisbane and relax with light refreshments at the café. There is no charge or cost to take a look through the telescopes, however a donation is always welcome.

For more info visit www.bas.asn.au

Saturday September 26 & Sunday September 27 // Various locations, Event Cinemas

The Snow Queen is back in her third animated adventure The Snow Queen: Fire and Ice at BCC and Event Cinemas, screening weekends for a limited time. This is a story which encompasses everything you love about Wizart Animation: kindness, bravery, friendship, mystery, love of one’s family, and a happy ending, of course! Grab the family and head on in to your local BCC or Event Cinema for some winter weekend fun at the movies. Tickets are just $8* each.

For more info visit www.eventcinemas.com.au

Sunday August 27 from 6am // Various start locations, Brisbane

In 2017, Bridge to Brisbane Day will celebrate the 21st running of this much loved Queensland event.  Participants will again enjoy the course that takes in some of Brisbane’s most iconic landmarks including running over the Story Bridge and finishing at the beautiful South Bank Parklands.

For more info visit www.bridgetobrisbaneday.com.au

Sunday August 27 from 10am – 12pm // Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City

Tastes like Sunshine is a dream for creative kids – drawing on the walls anyone? Drawing in chocolate on those walls? To make sure our youngest audiences get the most out of the MoB’s new exhibition series, MoB Kids is presenting Sunshine Sundays. Every Sunday the family-friendly workshops kicks-off with a tour of the exhibition and are then followed by hands-on arts and craft activities. Arts activities include creating patterns and prints with food, building your own seed and clay mandala, fruity bunting and fruit collage. Suitable for ages 5 – 10 years. This is a free event.

For more info visit www.museumofbrisbane.com.au

Thursday August 31 from 9am – 1pm // South Bank Parklands, Picnic Island Green, South Bank

Spend a morning playing, creating and discovering with your child at Little Days Out, South Bank’s free children’s program. Held amid the shady trees of the South Bank Parklands, Little Days Out is a series of free children’s workshops designed to suit all interests and skill levels. It’s on every Thursday, with locations and activities changing each week, so there’s always something new to enjoy!

For more info visit www.visitbrisbane.com.au

Thursday August 31 thru to Sunday September 3 at 10am, 12pm & 2pm // QUT, Gardens Theatre, 2 George St, Brisbane City

Look out! Here comes Horrible Harriet. She’s wicked, wild and wonderful! The team behind the hit stage productions 13- 26- and 52-Storey Treehouses, The Gruffalo, and Mr Stink, bring the works of Australian Children’s Laureate, Leigh Hobbs, to life on stage. Join Harriet’s search for identity and friendship, with songs, laughs, mischievous fun – and not least Mr Chicken himself!

For more info visit www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au

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