2018 Festival Line Up

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Soul Cutz

Street Science Image

Street Science

Hello Africa Image

Hello Africa

Wildlife HQ Zoo Image

Wildlife HQ Zoo

Australian Army Band Brisbane Image

Australian Army Band Brisbane

Bricks 4 Kidz Image

Bricks 4 Kidz

STEM Punks Image

STEM Punks

Cosplayers United Brisbane Image

Cosplayers United Brisbane

Very Krafty Image

Very Krafty

Lauren's Face Painting Image

Lauren's Face Painting

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Aerial Angels

Festival Schedule and Activities

MAIN STAGE

8:30 am Paddle for Kids Dragon Boat race begins and DJ Bex Disco set

10:20 am Official Welcome

10:30 am IKIN Dance - Dance performance

10:50 am Aerial Angels - Circus performance

11:00 am Wildlife HQ Zoo - Wildlife show

11:40 am Street Science - Science show

12:20 pm IKIN Dance - Dance performance

12:35 pm Aerial Angels - Circus performance

01:00 pm Celebrity Dragon Boat race

01:50 pm Australian Army Band - Performance

03:10 pm SoulCutz - Performance

04:00 pm Winner announcements and raffle prize draws

WORKSHOPS & ROVING ENTERTAINMENT

Cosplay United 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Chinese Dragon Dancers 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Aerial Angels circus performances 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Aerial Angels circus workshops 10:00 am - 10:30 am & 11:50 am - 12:20 pm

Cork and Chroma pop up painting studio 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Firebirds inflatable netball game 8:30 am - 4 pm

Brisbane Heat VR station, throwing nets and 360 hub 8:30 am - 4 pm

Brisbane Roar signings and giveaways 8:30 am - 4pm

Plus have your own on-land paddle race against stars from Queensland Cricket and Brisbane Roar at the Paddle for Kids Celebrity Tent from 10 am - 12 pm

FOOD TRUCKS

Zambrero | Perfect Poffertjes | Catch and Kiss Seafood | The Dapper and Chic | Snowy Joey | Happy Soul Bowl

 

Event Schedule

About the Festival

The Paddle for Kids Festival and Dragon Boat Race Day is an action-packed day of family fun and entertainment, while supporting Queensland’s sick kids.

Paddle for Kids roars back to Brisbane’s beautiful South Bank Cultural Forecourt on Saturday 16 June 2018.

Register as a team or individual, and bring along your family and friends for a great day of free live stage performances and family friendly activities and workshops!

In addition to cheering on the Dragon Boat races, the Paddle for Kids festival includes a massive family friendly day of entertainment. The day includes live music, special celebrity guests, dancers and performers, as well as children’s workshops, fun interactive displays and exhibits, games and activities!

DON’T MISS THE BOAT!

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About the dragon boat race

Cheer on our Dragon Boat teams as they make a splash to help sick kids!

Last year, over 300 participants from South East Queensland businesses took to the Brisbane River to Paddle for Kids, raising over $52,000 to help sick kids.

All funds raised go directly to the Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Australian first entertainment and distraction program, Juiced TV – the TV show made by the kids in hospital, for the kids in hospital.

The Paddle for Kids Dragon Boat regatta takes place on Saturday 16 June on the Brisbane River, alongside South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt.

Each 200 metre race sees four of our teams against going up against each other to make it in to the grand final race.

Each team is made up of 16 to 20 paddlers, over 18 years of age, who are supplied their Dragon Boat, equipment, 2 additional experienced crew members from our event partner, Dragon Boat Queensland, and a training session before the big day.

To register as a team or individual and for additional race information please contact us today.

Team heats and finals will be available closer to the event date.

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The Paddle for Kids Festival and Dragon Boat Race Day is an action-packed day of family fun and entertainment, while supporting Queensland’s sick kids.

Paddle for Kids roars back to Brisbane’s beautiful South Bank Cultural Forecourt on Saturday 16 June 2018.

Register as a team or individual, and bring along your family and friends for a great day of free live stage performances and family friendly activities and workshops!

In addition to cheering on the Dragon Boat races, the Paddle for Kids festival includes a massive family friendly day of entertainment. The day includes live music, special celebrity guests, dancers and performers, as well as children’s workshops, fun interactive displays and exhibits, games and activities!

DON’T MISS THE BOAT!
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