Adelaide Kite Festival 2012

by Tony
(Adelaide, SA, Australia)

Just to let all readers of this magnificent site know that the 15th Adelaide Kite Festival will be held Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of April 2012 - the Easter weekend. At picturesque Semaphore Beach, Adelaide, in South Australia.

Carnival events, kite stall, food and other goodies will be there for the 4 days of Easter and Adelaide Kite Flyers with interstate and overseas celebrities will be lofting kites into the sky from about 11am onwards on the Saturday and Sunday.

Love to see you all there!

from Tony Sangster
(President AKFA)

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by: Tim Parish

Thanks Tony - we'll be there as usual. Maybe with the huge (well, huge by our standards!) 2-Dowel Sled and / or the Dowel Delta for light conditions and perhaps the Fresh Wind Dowel Box if that sea breeze really pumps in...

Looking forward to it! We might feature some video this time, instead of stills, when we write up the event.

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