Googong flying high for Father’s Day with annual kite flying festival

Lachlan Roberts 27 August 2018

There is something fun about a Sunday afternoon picnic with kites soaring overhead. Photos: Supplied

The sky above Googong’s Rockley Oval will turn into a sea of colour as families head to the growing town near Queanbeyan for a relaxing day out this Father’s Day this Sunday (2 September).

Now in its fifth year, Googong’s kite flying extravaganza is a tantalising and breathtaking spectacle as mega-kites, a giant jellyfish, a humpback whale, flying bunnies, piglets and other family favourites fill the sky.

Flying High is a colourful, free event that attracts hundreds of kite flyers and spectators every year and with this year’s event landing on Father’s Day, it is the perfect opportunity for a great day out with the whole family.

Hosted by Googong developers Peet and Mirvac, Googong Project Director Malcolm Leslie said the festival is the perfect place to treat Dad to a sensational burger and beer, sausage sizzle or BYO picnic while a DJ provides the in-flight entertainment.

“Googong is well known for great community events and Flying High is one of our favourites,” Mr Leslie said.

“There is something special about kites that brings out the kid in us all. We’re never quite sure what mythical creatures will appear on the day but it is sure to be a stunning spectacle.”

While you feast your eyes on the skies above, local chef Harish Chocha will be feeding the crowd on the ground with some of the best burgers in town. After honing his skills as a chef in Sydney’s fine dining circuit, Harish has built a thriving business, with his Boss Burgers gourmet food truck being voted one of Canberra’s favourites.

If you’re keen to make this Father’s Day one to remember, head to Flying High this Sunday.

Date: Father’s Day, Sunday 2 September 2018
Venue: Rockley Oval, Rockley Parade, Googong
Tie: 11 am-2 pm
Cost: Free. Bring your kite and a picnic rug.

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