Free Family Events
Fun activities and events to entertain the whole family this September
Bright times at Northshore
Discover the magic of Airship Orchestra and Sky Castle.
Come to Northshore, Brisbane and explore Brisbane's Art Boat while it's moored, wander through the magical and otherworldly installations and enjoy live performances.
4 - 8 pm
Every Wednesday 8 - 22 Sept, and Tuesday 21 Sept.
89 MacArthur Avenue, Hamilton
Look for the giant Gouldian Finch between Portside and Northshore.
Food, snacks and a bar are available
Free parking is available.
Or catch a CityCat to the Northshore Hamilton ferry stop and walk to the precinct from there (approx. 15 minutes.)
A magical dreamscape that changes colour as visitors move through its luminous arches. Light and music have been specially orchestrated to inspire joy and hope in people as they flow in and out.
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BOQ Festival Garden
Come on down to the Festival hub at South Bank - there's always something to surprise and delight!
Tuesdays - Thursdays: 5 - 10pm
Fridays: 4pm - midnight
Saturdays: 12pm - midnight
Sundays: 12pm - 10pm
Open from 12pm during school holidays.
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.
Dive into the realm of science and play as you soar through the air on an everchanging light display. Choose between different atmospheres such as air, water or space and watch as lights reflect motion.
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.
at West Village
Get involved in free creative workshops while you explore botanical installation Lost at West Village
Protect, respect and connect with your senses in this family friendly workshop hosted by first nations caretaker and chef Kieron Anderson (Quandamooka, Kullilli, Wakka Wakka).
3:30pm & 5:30pm on Sat 11 & 18 Sept. Bookings required.