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Sail In For A Great Day Out

Story: Redcliffe Guide
Feb 28, 2018
Sail in for a Great Day Out
Pull up the anchor, trim your jib and get ready to hit the water — the Redcliffe Festival of Sails is back on the Peninsula, and this year the event has hit an incredible milestone.

Arguably Redcliffe’s biggest event, Festival of Sails is this year celebrating its 21st birthday with a huge lineup of events, activities, food and entertainment.

“The event first began in the mid-90s and encouraged visitors to experience Redcliffe with some of the best vantage points to view the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race,” says MBRIT chief executive Shane Newcombe.

“Since this humble beginning, the festival has grown to become one of the largest Good Friday events in the country.

“Coupled with spectacular views from Suttons Beach of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, it’s no wonder the Festival of Sails attracts upwards of 40,000 visitors every year.”

And this year, festival-goers are in for a regal treat thanks to the Queen’s Baton Relay joining the festivities.

“Redcliffe is very proud to host the Queen’s Baton Relay on Good Friday before it makes its way to the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Opening Ceremony,” Shane says.

“The QBR will travel along Redcliffe Parade before being presented at the Redcliffe Festival of Sails main stage around 8.50am.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, there will be daytime fireworks and additional live performances.”

Shane says visitors can expect a family-friendly atmosphere with stacks to do that won’t cost a fortune.

“When visitors aren’t joining in the free activities, watching the skydiving Easter Bunny, jumping on some rides, or listening to some great live music, there are over 150 market stalls to browse and more,” he says.

“Another brand new addition to the 2018 Redcliffe Festival of Sails program is the Ice Cream Fair. This will be a delectable treat for all those sweet tooths out there.”

Sounds like there’s a flavour for everybody.

Redcliffe Festival of Sails is on Good Friday, 30 March from 8am to 4pm, at Suttons Beach, Marine Parade, Redcliffe.

Visit www.redcliffefestivalofsail... for more information.