The Adelaide International Kite Festival (AIKF) will be held again in 2023 over the Easter long weekend; Saturday 8, Sunday 9 and Monday 10 April at Semaphore Beach and Foreshore. The Festival is coming back in 2023 after a three-year hiatus due to COVID restrictions on large gatherings, and the excitement building about the event’s return has been overwhelming.
This year, as in recent years, this free event will be managed by the Adelaide Kite Flyers Association and K Marie Events.
This much-loved annual event will feature invited international guests including Festival regular’s Simon and Lyndall Chisnall from New Zealand as well as welcoming back two kite flying teams to the Festival; the Phoenix Kite Collective from Queensland with four members, and Kites for Kids from Victoria, along with many members from interstate and throughout South Australia.
The foreshore will also come alive across the three days, with the Festival Marketplace returning in 2023 featuring stallholders selling everything from kites, sugary sweets, gourmet cultural food, children’s clothing. The Marketplace is also free to visit on the southern foreshore area and is open from 11am – 5pm daily.
Flying times for each of the three days will be from 11am to 4pm, weather permitting. The public are invited to join the kite flying fun and either bring their own kites or purchase them from the Marketplace or Carnival area, with the beach on the southern side of the jetty open for public flying (northern side of jetty closed for registered flyers).
The Festival organisers are delighted to work with a number of sponsors on the 2023 Festival including major sponsor, City of Port Adelaide Enfield and new Platinum Sponsor, Kite Projects. The Festival welcomes back Silver Sponsors, Mason Gray Strange Auctioneers and Valuers and Beyond Bank as well as Bronze Sponsor Adelaide Brighton Cement, and welcomes new Bronze Sponsor Kites2KITES. Event suppliers include Melba’s Chocolates who are supporting the Festival’s Easter Bunny visits, as well as Jasmine Rae Design for graphic design and TJ’s Amusements who will bring fun to the foreshore with their rides.