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Sailing Into Easter

Story: Aleasha Bliss
Published On : Mar 19, 2021
Sailing Into Easter
Redcliffe’s favourite yearly event, Redcliffe Festival of Sails, is back and is promising to wow the crowds with a fun family day in the lead-up to Easter.

Suttons Beach will be packed with market stalls, live entertainment, tasty food and handcrafted sand sculptures aligning the shore. Enjoy the festivities while taking in the view of the bay as the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht race passes by.

Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) event and marketing manager Ashleigh Kindred said the Redcliffe Festival of Sails would be a day packed with COVID-safe Easter-themed entertainment and activities between 9am and 4pm on Good Friday.

“Kids will love the free entertainment, Easter egg hunt, and a visit from the Easter Bunny,” Asheigh said. “Mum and Dad can roam through the hundreds of market stalls and enjoy live music and entertainment from three stages.

“Don’t forget the infamous pop-up ice cream festival, beach activities and life-size sand sculptures. Not to mention the Suttons Beach foreshore is prime view position for this year’s Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht race.”

Ashleigh said in order to make the event COVID-safe they have had to take out things like rides, face painting and pony rides. 

“Sadly, this also meant the Easter Bunny wasn’t able to sky dive in,” she said. “But we have another trick entrance up our sleeve.”

MBRIT is anticipating a great turnout this year with an awesome buzz on Facebook about the event after the beloved foreshore festival was first on the chopping block for event cancellations in 2020.

“It is important to support the small business owners this year more than ever,” Ashleigh said. “Market stallholders were hit hard last year. Sadly, some small businesses just didn’t make it through. The event team have worked tirelessly on the market layout, which has been carefully crafted to include all elements of COVID safety.”

Visitors to the Redcliffe Festival of Sails are encouraged to take advantage of the free event park-and-ride service with shuttle buses operating between 8.30am to 5.00pm from Redcliffe Showgrounds and Kippa-Ring Station.


Redcliffe Festival of Sails
Friday April 2, 9:00am-4:00pm
Suttons Beach,