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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.

Price

Free

Opening Hours

4 - 8 pm

Dates

Every Wednesday 8 - 22 Sept, and Tuesday 21 Sept.

Location

89 MacArthur Avenue, Hamilton

Look for the giant Gouldian Finch between Portside and Northshore.

Facilities

Food, snacks and a bar are available

Getting There

Free parking is available.

Or catch a CityCat to the Northshore Hamilton ferry stop and walk to the precinct from there (approx. 15 minutes.)

Sky Castle

Sky Castle

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.

Airship Orchestra

Airship Orchestra

​This out-of-this-world multi-sensory installation is a mystical tribe of unearthly characters beamed from the night stars.

#Free events

Street Serenades

Street Serenades

Brisbane’s biggest music extravaganza returns!

Messengers of Brisbane

Messengers of Brisbane

Party hats are back on!

Sunsuper Riverfire

Sunsuper Riverfire returns this September to ignite our skyline and wrap up three incredible weeks of Brisbane Festival for yet another year.

#Free activities at
BOQ Festival Garden

Come on down to the Festival hub at South Bank - there's always something to surprise and delight!

Opening Hours

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

Open from 12pm during school holidays.

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.

IMB Institute of Light

IMB Institute of Light

A mysterious game of secrets and spectacle hidden in the rainforest. Find and activate trading cards to light up the forest around you. Open Tue - Sun from 6pm.

I Believe Swings

I Believe Swings

Enter a glowing scene, swing in between the radiant beams of a mysterious UFO – and perhaps pose a question about your destiny.

Ride on a Light Seesaw

Ride on a Light Seesaw

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.

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.


#Free workshops
at West Village

Get involved in free creative workshops while you explore botanical installation Lost at West Village

Wearable Wonders

Wearable Wonders

Make your own take-home flower crown or insect mask from up-cycled materials! Simply drop in during the workshop opening hours.

Sense the Connection

Sense the Connection

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.

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