Two weeks of fun, fireworks and fame at the Redcliffe Festival

By James Brown

Buying a home isn't just about but how big the property is or whether it has a nice view. It's also about the neighbourhood that it inhabits. Does it have all of the essential infrastructure nearby? Is it safe and a good place to raise a family? And, a question that is perhaps not asked as often, is it a fun, exciting area to live in? 

If anyone who was thinking to buy property in Narangba, Morayfield and nearby areas needed confirmation of this last question when it came to the Moreton Bay region, they've just received it in the form of the Redcliffe Festival. The all-ages, family-friendly event is set to take the area by storm for a massive two weeks, starting from 29 August and lasting to 13 September. 

The festival has been running for a number of years now, offering up a dizzying array of events to locals and out-of-towners who want to experience the excitement for themselves. Some of the old favourites are back again this year, such as the Redcliffe KiteFest, the Carnival Cruise and Redcliffe Remembers, a trip through the area's illustrious history. The Redcliffe Peninsula was, after all, the spot at which Europeans first settled in Queensland, all the way back in 1824. 

New events introduced this year include the Scarborough Sounds, intended to commemorate Father's Day in 2015, and – perhaps most exciting of all, a visit by the Bee Gees' Barry Gibb himself. Between this, the fireworks display and world-class light show, all residents of real estate in Deception Bay and Burpengary will have something to interest them at the festival, no matter their age. 

Those wanting to attend can either drive north on the Bruce Highway and take exit 133, or take the train along the Shorncliffe line to Sandgate Station from Brisbane. Those who organise earlier rather than later will certainly benefit. 

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