Saturday 15 December 2018
10am – 2pm
Torquay Surf Beach
(Above Drainos)
10.00am Emily Suckling
10.50am Festival Opening
11.00am One Spirit African Drumming
12.00pm Overlap
01.00pm Finnigan August

As a community event, most of our activities and stalls are FREE! Those marked with * will attract a small charge or gold coin donation.

On the day the whole family can enjoy:

The following food vendors will be selling their delicious food and drinks at the 2018 Surf Coast Kite Festival:

The Surf Coast Kite Festival is a fun, free community event and fundraiser for the Jan Juc Pre School. All proceeds raised by the Festival go to the Pre School.

It is the philosophy of Jan Juc Pre School that children be encouraged to learn and grow through a play-based curriculum that reflects the individual and unique nature of every child.

In addition, Jan Juc Pre School believes in teaching children to respect and value nature by actively promoting sustainability, a sense of wonder, creativity and free thinking in all environments. It was one of the first preschools in Victoria to develop a bush kinder program.

The Surf Coast Kite Festival was an idea born out of this philosophy, to create an outdoor event that everyone – young and old – could enjoy.

The Surf Coast Kite Festival is a “plastic wise” event. This is an event committed to reducing or eliminating single use plastic, reusing event materials and promoting the use of reusable bags and water bottles.

Learn more about the Surf Coast Shire Council Plastic Wise Program here.

The Festival’s aim is to be a zero landfill waste event and focus as much as possible on compostable solutions. Thanks to the amazing team at B.Alternative, there will be “Bin Fairies” positioned at each waste station on the day to help Festival goers choose the correct bin to dispose of their rubbish. This will serve the purpose of educating patrons, controlling waste at the Festival and ensuring cross-contamination of waste does not occur.

We encourage all Festival visitors to bring their own drink bottle. Single use, disposable water bottles will not be available at the Festival. Instead, visitors will be able to access fresh water at the Barwon Water Hydration Station.

All food and beverage vendors at the Festival have committed to supplying their fare in compostable or recyclable packaging. Bring your own keep cup to get a discount off your coffee with City to Surf!

The Festival has also pledged to “blow bubbles not balloons” and is registered with Zoos Victoria as a supporter of their “When balloons fly, seabirds die” campaign.

We thank everyone in advance for helping the Surf Coast Kite Festival be a sustainable, planet-friendly, plastic wise event!

Will the Festival go ahead if it's raining?

Based on past records, we anticipate the time of year to be sunny and warm with some wind. In the event of bad weather, we expect to run a modified program.

Is it free to come to the Festival?

Entry to the Festival is free. We also have lots of free activities and entertainment on the day.

Do any of the activities cost?

In addition to all our free activities, we have a range of premium activities that you can participate in. These include things like Face Painting, Henna Tattoos and Kite Making.

What food & drink will be available?

Bring your own picnic or enjoy some delicious food from our handpicked vendors (see full list under the Food & Beverage tab).

We will also have a Barwon Water Hydration Station on site, so BYO refillable water bottle.

Get a discount off your coffee! Simply bring your keep cup to get $1 off the cost of your coffee at City to Surf Mobile Coffee.

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