Plan ahead for Easter in and around Scarborough

WHAT: Easter weekend
WHEN: Good Friday, March 30 to Easter Monday, April 2, 2018

DON’T blame us for writing about Easter in February.

Blame the supermarket chains that started flogging hot cross buns and chocolate Easter bunnies and eggs in January, when half the country was still recovering from the excesses of Christmas and the New Year!

In our defence, it is a good idea to start organising sooner rather than later when it comes to a getaway over the Easter break.

We’re here to remind you it’s still nice and warm at Scarborough on the Easter weekend, which runs from Good Friday, March 30, to Easter Monday, April 2.

There’s lots going on here, too, whether you prefer organised activities or a more loose and free-range schedule.

Up there in the sky – it’s a flying Easter bunny
If you don’t already know about it, Redcliffe Festival of Sails is an incredible annual event right on our doorstep. This year, it takes place on Good Friday, March 30.

The festival has an Easter theme, with a 10am appearance from a skydiving Easter Bunny loaded up with treats for the kids.

Redcliffe Jetty Markets
Enjoy a relaxed Easter Sunday browsing a huge variety of stalls at the Redcliffe Jetty Markets, which operate every Sunday from 8am-12noon on Redcliffe Jetty Parade, Redcliffe.

Redcliffe Jetty Markets will also be holding a special Good Friday market which will run alongside the Commonwealth Games baton relay.

Easter egg hunt
On Easter Saturday, March 31, from 2pm-5pm (3pm start), Star Christian Church in Clontarf has promised to deliver “Redcliffe’s biggest Easter egg hunt” with thousands of chocolate eggs up for grabs.

Each child must be registered and it is necessary to bring a basket for the eggs. An entry fee of $2 per individual applies.


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I scream ice cream at Redcliffe Festival of Sails

WHAT: Redcliffe Festival of Sails
Good Friday, March 30, 2018
WHERE: Suttons Beach, Redcliffe

EVERY year Redcliffe Festival of Sails grows bigger as more events are added to the day to make it a wonderful experience for all ages – and we’re talking bubs to grand parents.

Offshore after 11am
Get down to the beach in the morning to witness the majestic sight of a fleet of yachts competing in the 70th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, which sets off from Shorncliffe, Moreton Bay.

Up in the sky at 10am
A skydiving Easter Bunny floats to terra firma with a basket of chocolate treats – kids only please! (weather permitting)

On the sand from 9am-4pm
Watch professional sand sculptors mould sand into works of art and participate in sand sculpting workshops.

Try your hand at beach cricket and beach volleyball – bikinis optional.

Action everywhere else
On its way to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), The Queen’s Baton Relay will pass through Redcliffe held proudly aloft by Redcliffe Mum, Michelle Wardle.

You might not know her but Michelle is a local legend, having completed an Olympic standard triathlon just seven weeks after she finished 10 months of treatment for breast cancer. In doing this, she raised more than $20,000 for three charities.

If that isn’t enough, for the first time a mini ice-cream festival will be held within the festival. Expect experimental taste sensations that stretch beyond vanilla.

Entertainment will take place on the main stage and acoustic performers on northern and southern stages.

The kids zone will host a pop-up library and free craft workshops.

Market stalls and rides and amusements will enliven the festival atmosphere.

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