Welcome to the Rosebud Kite Festival
Victoria’s premier kite flying event held each year on Labour Day weekend(Sat/Sun).
Thanks to all our supporters, sponsors and kite enthusiasts for making our kite event such a success in 2013.
The next Rosebud Kite Festival event will be held on Sat 8th & Sun 9th, March 2014. The entertainment program and Kite Fest special guests will be announced early in 2014. Until then, we hope to see you enjoying the township of Rosebud throughout the year and of course – flying kites on our bay foreshore!
Look to the sky as the Rosebud foreshore comes alive with giant air filled creations and colourful aerial characters.
Rosebud Kite Festival is renowned for it’s flying of awesome super-sized maxi sky kites, arranged and conducted by internationally recognised wind artists from both New Zealand and Australia.
Our program includes a stella line-up of live entertainment, kite making and circus skills workshops, carnival rides, local and community stalls and a talented array of roving performing artists.
The Rosebud Kite Festival is proudly brought to you by Rosebud Chamber of Commerce and is supported by a host of long term sponsors, in particular Mornington Peninsula Shire and Tourism Victoria’s Country Events Program. The events charity partner is Red Kite, an organisation that supports children, young people and their families through the cancer journey.
Come and enjoy the Rosebud Kite Festival – bring your friends and family down for a wonderful day out!
Kite flying originated in China, over 2500 years ago, using silk fabric and bamboo framework. Over the years the design and technology of kites has evolved and manufacturers now use a variety of materials, styles and shapes. From flat shapes, 3 dimensional forms, rotating wind socks to modern, massive inflatable designs.
The festival at Rosebud will display many of these new style kites, while encouraging children to learn the art and skill of kite flying.