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Beach ball kite flying - all part of this year's fun!

2013 Kites & Bikes

Kites and Bikes Festival another huge success

It's being hailed as the best yet - the 2013 Kites and Bikes Festival (held on Sunday 24 March) was a spectacular day with thousands of festival goers enjoying the amazing line up of kite flying, bike riding and entertainment. 

"After weeks of rain we were blessed with magnificent blue skies and a breeze, so it was absolutely perfect kite-flying weather," Event Coordinator Lanie Loughlin said.

"The highlight for me was seeing the kids having so much fun riding their decorated bikes around and getting flying the colourful kites they painted themselves.

"Hearing them tell their parents that it was 'the best day ever' was just magic!" Ms Loughlin said.

Around 70 children aged from one to 7 years of age entered the decorated bike parade on the Terrace, to the delight of parents and spectators.

While in Banner Park, the kite decorating shed was a hive of activity all day with families working together to paint children's kites ready to fly in the park and on the beach.

The theme of the decorated bridge flags was Winds and Wheels of Change and Mullumbimby Primary School won first prize for their outstanding artwork.

"Many thanks go to all the festival volunteers and sponsors who made the running of this gorgeous event possible," Ms Loughlin said.

This year's winners of the Rokkaku Kite Fighting Challenge were Norco (Business Challenge) and Mullumbimby Rotary (Community Challenge).

The Bridge Flag Competition was won by Mullumbimby Public School.

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