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Russell Birdman Festival

Russell Birdman Festival

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  • Fri 10 Jul ’15, 2:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sat 11 Jul ’15, 9:30am – 9:00pm
  • Sun 12 Jul ’15, 10:30am – 3:00pm


Russell Wharf, Cass Street, Russell


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

The Russell Birdman Festival is in its 9th year of what is the zaniest and most Kiwi of all festivals in Northland.

This is a 3 day free festival!

Friday is all about the kids! In the afternoon we will have old fashioned races, scavenger hunts and all sort of fun for all ages, finishing off with a kids disco - with flashing lights and a disco ball!

Saturday you have a spaghetti eating competition, dinghy races, WOK Cook-off, beach dig, Eggstravaganza, Kids Fancy Dress Comp, The infamous Drag Race. There is a huge variety of food and craft stalls, plus live music all day.

New this year are the Tribal Entertainment Street Performers - who will be stilt walking, juggling, balloon twisting and delighting the crowds with an array of magical tricks!

Saturday is the day of the famous Birdman Jump - great prizes and cash to be won! And the night time brings you the Elvis Ball at the Duke of Marlborough Tavern - there is no charge and a brilliant night had by all gyrating to our Elvis impersonator!

Sunday - Musical Chair Madness, cake decorating, The Great Russell Race, and a kids fishing competition.

To enter the Birdman competition visit the website. There are lots of different categories - so have a think about what suits you best - and go for it! Great prize money to be won!

You can also enter "The Drag Race" if you are a bloke and want to dress in a frock, heels, accessorised with a handbag. Details on the website.

Russell is a perfect holiday destination with everything on your doorstep - from water activities to beautiful walks. A fantastic school holiday stay especially with the 3 days festival in the middle of the holidays - all the kids' activities are free.

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