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Getting here

Arriving by car

Harden Picnic Racecourse, 4559 Burley Griffin Way, Cunningar NSW 2587, approx. 2km out of Harden. Upon arrival, event staff, volunteers, and traffic marshals will direct all vehicles to the appropriate parking spaces available. Please note traffic marshals have been directed to fill the back car parks first.


The Harden Kite Festival offers FREE PARKING to all patrons. Parking is available on-site at Harden Picnic Racecourse. Please follow all directions given by event staff, volunteers, and traffic marshals.

Accessible parking

Limited accessible parking is available on-site at Harden Picnic Racecourse. Upon arrival please show event staff, volunteers, and traffic marshals your parking permit and you will be directed to the reserved accessible parking. There will also be a designated drop-off/pick-up bay for those not wishing to park or for buses/rideshares.

Drop-off bay

There will be a designated drop-off/pick-up bay for those not wishing to park or for buses/rideshares to take advantage. Strictly no parking in these spaces. Time is of the essence in the drop-off bay, please be courteous to others needing the space.

Arriving by train / public transport

Harden Kite Festival, at Harden Picnic Racecourse, is a 21 minute walk from Harden Station. See NSW TrainLink Service for full train timetable and safe travel updates.

Bus shuttle

In years past the Harden Kite Festival has run a shuttle bus from Young and Cootamundra. If this is something you would like to use, please contact us and if we get enough interest we will operate a bus shuttle to the Harden Kite Festival.


1. Do I need to register a ticket to enter?
Yes, however you can register on the festival day too. All welcome.

2. Are dogs permitted at the Harden Kite Festival?
Yes, as long as they are on a lead at all times.

3. What time do the gates open?
The Harden Kite Festival will run from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday 7th October 2023.
The official opening is at 11am.

4. If it rains, does that mean the event is cancelled?
No. The event will go ahead in the rain or shine. Only if there is lightning detected in the area and it is unsafe to enter the venue.

5. Is the event free?

$5 per adult & $2 per child under 18 years

1x   All Day Rides Pass $20
3x  All Day Rides Passes $50

6. Will there be places to sit?
The Harden Kite Festival have seating areas but it is limited. You’re welcome to bring your own camping chairs.
Make sure to wear appropriate and comfortable shoes.

7. Is there parking?
Yes, there is designated parking at the venue. Please follow the directions of those assisting to guide traffic.

8. Is there any food available and/or can we bring our own picnic?
Yes, we have a delicious range of food vendors.
Yes, you are very welcome to bring your own picnic and enjoy watching the kites fly at the Harden Kite Festival.
We have some picnic tables located throughout. We do not have barbecue facilities on site.