Festival of Sails Easter 2013

Good Friday, 29 March 2013 9am to 4pm
Suttons Beach, Marine Parade, Redcliffe

This colourful, seaside carnival winds along the Redcliffe foreshore from the Youth Park at Suttons Beach, to the Redcliffe Surf Club. 
The festival is held in conjunction with the annual Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race which provides a spectacular backdrop to the day.  Yachts set sail from Shorncliffe at 11am and come into view at Suttons Beach by 11.30am. Festival of Sails boasts up to 140 quality art, craft and food stalls, live music, roving entertainment, an Easter egg hunt on the beach sponsored by Bluewater Square Shopping Centre, parachuting Easter Bunny (weather permitting), fun workshops, kite making, beach games, a giant sand sculpture and sand sculpting workshops, the Great Lego Building Challenge, bungy trampoline and rock wall, animal farm, pony and camel rides and much, much more. A free and regular shuttle service operates from Redcliffe Showgrounds to the festival site.

Main stage entertainment program – coming soon!

Other Activities

  • Rainbow’s Eco Activities and Face Painting
  • The Great LEGO Building Challenge
  • Art in the Park with Redcliffe Art Society
  • Amusement Rides
  • Pony rides
  • Animal Farm
  • Rock Wall and Bungy Trampoline

Beach Activities

  • Redcliffe Outrigger Canoes – come ‘n’ try sessions
  • Kite Power kite surfing and stand up paddle boarding demos
  • A visit by a parachuting Easter Bunny (approx 11am)
  • Easter Egg Hunt  (9am to 12noon)
  • Bio Beach Volleyball – come ‘n’ try sessions
  • Beach games


  • African Drumming
  • Candle Making
  • Easter craft
  • Kite Making with Redcliffe Kite Club
  • Painting Arty Brellas  (there is a cost for this workshop)
  • Sand-sculpting with world-renowned Sandman

    Food and Market Stalls

  • Over 140 quality food, art/craft and gourmet food stalls

Free continuous shuttle bus and parking from Redcliffe Showgrounds, Scarborough Rd, Redcliffe to Marine Parade (above festival site). From 8.30am to 5pm.

More Information

For more information visit the Festival Of Sails website HERE

Other Festivals

Another local festival celebrating the launch of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race is the

Sandgate Bluewater Festival.