#BOQ
Festival Garden

Your inner-city Festival playground

#What's On

Gravity-defying circus, late-night cabaret, live music and more

HUGHMAN
Past Event
17 - 18 Sept

HUGHMAN

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

Cover Up
Past Event
21 - 22 Sept

Cover Up

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

Skyfall
Past Event
14 - 18 Sept

Skyfall

South Bank Piazza

What's Going On
Past Event
23 Sept

What's Going On

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

Summer Play Factor (SPF)
Past Event
21 - 23 Sept

Summer Play Factor (SPF)

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

Kate Miller-Heidke
Past Event
24 Sept

Kate Miller-Heidke

South Bank Piazza

Bright Sparks
Past Event
22 Sept

Bright Sparks

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

Common People Dance Eisteddfod
Past Event
19 Sept

Common People Dance Eisteddfod

South Bank Piazza, BOQ Festival Garden

#Free activities

There's always something to surprise and delight – check out these performances and interactive works.

I Believe
Past Event
3–25 Sept

I Believe

BOQ Festival Garden

Light Seesaw
Past Event
3–25 Sept

Light Seesaw

BOQ Festival Garden

Messengers of Brisbane
Past Event
IMB Institute of Light
Past Event
3 - 25 Sept

IMB Institute of Light

BOQ Festival Garden

See the roaming merrymakers

See the roaming merrymakers

An ensemble of singers, dancers, cirque, burlesque, drag, musicians, DJs and specialty acts will entertain you through the day and night.

Be serenaded by the river

Be serenaded by the river

Street Serenades is coming with Bobby Alu, Camerata, the Love Everybody children's show, Queensland Ballet and more in tow.

Finchy Fun Workshops

Finchy Fun Workshops

Come to BOQ Festival Garden for creative finchy fun at our Messengers of Brisbane workshops. Simply drop in at one of the times below!

12 - 4pm on Sat 4, Sat 18, Tue 21 or Thu 23 Sept.

Eat, drink
wine & dine

From gourmet truffle fries and woodfired pizzas to cocktails and craft beer - there's something for every palate at the Piazza, Pinkie and Pavilion bars.

#Offers

Snap up an offer from our favourite South Bank foodie haunts

Gnocchi served next to a platter of cheeses.

The Spaghetti House Trattoria

10% off for ticketholders on show day*

Ciao! The perfect intimate setting to enjoy a rustic Italian fare, The Spaghetti House Trattoria is ready to welcome your famiglia. *Groups of 8 or less.

Spice Central Kitchen & Bar

Spice Central Kitchen & Bar

10% off for Festival ticketholders 3 - 25 Sept

Fresh and local produce that is passionately prepared and underscored by an impressive local and international wine list.

Explore the Gardens

Explore the Gardens

Let the magical trail of lights lead your garden discovery


#Getting there

BOQ Festival Garden is located in the middle of South Bank's rolling lawns and lush forest, with South Bank Piazza at its heart

Opening Hours

Tuesdays - Thursdays: 5 - 10pm
Fridays: 4pm - midnight
Saturdays: 12pm - midnight
Sundays: 12pm - 10pm

Open from 12pm during school holidays.

⛴ Catch Brisbane's Art Boat to South Bank

Level up your transport with a ride on this floating art experience available during Brisbane Festival only!

Public Transport

Public transport services are available at a walking distance with the South Brisbane train station and Cultural Centre busway located a 10-minute walk away.

Parking

Located at South Bank, BOQ Festival Garden has a variety of nearby drop-off zones, and free and paid parking options.

Ride Your Bike

Plan your route and parking, and find CityCycle bike stations using Cycling Brisbane’s Route Planner.

#Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

#Partners

Bank of Queensland
Channel Nine
Eat South Bank
South Bank Parklands
James Squire
Archie Rose
De Bortoli
The Fresh Collective

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