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The Surfers Paradise sky is set to explode with colour when the Jewel International Kite Festival comes to town on September 30.

Locals and holiday makers alike will head to Surfers’ beachfront to see the hundreds of colourful kites and enjoy the fun festivities on offer at the inaugural event. Perfect for both professional and novice kite flyers and kite makers, the event will be the ultimate showcase of high-flying skill and amazing handmade creations.

Special guest stars including internationally acclaimed kite master Liu Zhiping – who is flying in from China, the birthplace of the kite – as well with national kite masters Robert Brasington from Tasmania and Jo Baker from Victoria. Also in attendance, the dedicated the Redcliffe Kite Club.

There will be plenty of colour and action both in the sky and on the ground, with a host of activities and workshops on throughout the day, including make-your-own sky-high creation, master kite displays, fun tie-dye workshops, food stalls and more – all just a few minutes’ walk south along the beach from Northcliffe SLSC, between Surfers and Broadbeach.

Presented by the developer of the soon-to-be-opened Jewel development, Yuhu Group Australia, the Jewel International Kite Festival is a celebration for the entire city to enjoy. Passionate about promoting greater understanding of cultural diversity, Yuhu Group Australia is demonstrating its community leadership with the announcement of their first major community project.

Chairman of AWH Investment Group and Director of Yuhu Group Mr Jimmy Huang said the Jewel International Kite Festival will create a beachside spectacle featuring international kite masters, workshops, entertainment and a sunset lantern parade for locals and visitors.

“The beach is a favourite weekend destination for so many Gold Coasters and visitors alike and The Jewel International Kite Festival will offer something for everyone to enjoy and take part in,” he said. “We are committed to giving back to the city and becoming an important part of its culture and heritage as Jewel prepares for its grand opening in 2019 and we see this special kite festival as a wonderful day to celebrate the Gold Coast beachside way of life.”

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Anastasia White

Anastasia White  

Anastasia (‘Anny’ to her friends and family, thanks to some nickname experimentation in year 4 that unfortunately stuck) is a born-and-bred Brisbanite with a love of coffee and her cat, Olive. Having recently finished a degree in journalism, Anastasia loves being able to learn and write about so many different topics for a variety of audiences.