Russell Birdman 2017 Programme

Thursday 13th

2pm Sally’s Cake Decorating and Cake Making Competition Enter your cake for either baking or decorating or both! Under 13’s and over 13’s. Cakes to be at Sally’s restaurant by 2pm

3pm Sally’s Musical Chairs & More Musical madness and old fashioned games for kids and adults. On the beach in front of Sally’s Restaurant.

5pm – 7pm Birdman Disco Town Hall. From tots to teens. Dance the night away with strobe lights and a disco ball! Sausage Sizzle, drinks and glo gear for sale

7.30pm Birdman Dart Competition & Karaoke Competition The Tavern. Great prizes.

Friday 14th

2pm (until 2pm Sat) The Russell Bookshop Kids Digital Safari Get your digital device, follow the clues and snap your way around Russell. Clues are at the Russell Bookshop. Pick up your clues anytime from 2pm Friday until 2pm Saturday.

4pm – 8pm Friday Night Food Market Join us for great food, good music and a fantastic atmosphere – Tavern Carpark

4.30pm “The Fred Dagg Dash” Ladies grab your gummies and your favourite Dagg shirt for a hilarious obstacle race! Register at 4pm Tavern carpark. In association with The Rock FM and The Tavern.

5pm The Drag Race The original – men only! Must wear frock, heels and carry handbag! Register 4pm at the Tavern Car park. In association with The Rock FM and The Tavern.

5.30pm Bay of Islands Walking Weekend Night Walk See some glow worms, hear some kiwis, enjoy the nightlife. An easy guided walk taking 1.5hrs. Meet outside Harcourts. Limited to 15 people.

6pm Top 10 Holiday Park Outdoor Movie Kids can enjoy “Zootopia” on the big screen outside the Night Markets.

Saturday 15th

9.30am Waka Ama races. Kororareka Outdoor Canoe Club are hosting the “Pikopiko i-whiti Regatta” (Spectators only) Racing from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

9.30am – 1.30pm Russell Play Centre Kids Zone. Crafts and activities. Town Hall. Sponsored by Douglas Pharmaceuticals. 9.30am Russell Four Square Beach Dig -Under 10’s only. Search for hidden ice block sticks. All diggers get a prize!

10am Corflute Boat Building – sponsored by Bay of Islands ITM, Wattyl and PSP. Big Kids (16+) and under 16’s. Start building at 10am. Racing at 12.30pm and 1pm. Entry forms for Big Kids on website, under 16’s just turn up on the day.

10.30am WaterfrontCaféEggstravaganza On beach in front of Waterfront Café. 11am Bay Four Square Spaghetti eating – Yummy fun! Main stage.

10.30 – 12.30pm Tuk Tuk Bangkok wok cook off We provide the ingredients, Woks & audience. Register at the Birdman HQ. Midday Captain Festus McBoyle & his motley pirate crew – main stage.

12.30pm Corflute Boat Building – sponsored by Bay of Islands ITM, Wattyl and PSP. Race for the under 16’s.

1pm Corflute Boat Race – sponsored by Bay of Islands ITM, Wattyl and PSP. Race for the Big Kids.

1.30pm Birdman Contestants Parade

2pm THE RUSSELL BIRDMAN JUMP Watch the Birdmen (and Birdwomen!) launch themselves off the Russell Wharf. Wacky flying machines, amazing crafty creations, outrageous costumes and captivating performances…grab a spot on the beach and enjoy the highlight of the Birdman Festival. $4000 Cash to be won – entry forms are on our website.

3pm The Flying Kiwi Parasail Fancy Dress – A fun fancy dress up – kids come dressed up in whatever they want! The Stage on Cass St.

4pm Birdman Prizegiving – The Tavern. Who won? Come and check out the winners and enjoy the fun! Evening – Live music at The Tavern.

Sunday 16th

11am Screaming Reels Kids Fishing Competition – meet at Russell info centre on the Wharf.

3pm Long Beach Coffee Cart Sandcastle Competition – Long Beach.