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Festive Weekends
Itineraries

Festive Weekends

Four festive weekends not to be missed.

Celebrate iconic Brisbane landmarks from the river to rooftops, theatres to parks.

Stunning installations, new commissioned works, contemporary music and high drama should all be on the wish list for visitors to Brisbane this September.

#01 BrisFest Lights Up

Fri 2 — Sun 4 Sep (Opening weekend)

The opening weekend of Brisbane Festival sees Brisbane light up in a blaze of colour with Riverfire by Australian Retirement Trust heralding the opening weekend of 22 days of explosive arts performances and experiences.

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Riverfire by Australian Retirement Trust
Free
Weekend Highlight
Sat 3 Sep

Riverfire by Australian Retirement Trust

The most spectacular night of the year returns in 2022 to light up Brisbane Festival opening weekend!

#02 Reach for the Stars

Fri 9 — Sun 11 Sep

Turn your gaze to the stars as we celebrate the celestial. One of the hits of last year’s festival, Brisbane’s Art Boat will take to the river again, bedecked with a stunning installation by internationally renowned, Brisbane-born artist, Lindy Lee. And over at West Village, international artist Luke Jerram’s Planet Series kicks off with Museum of the Moon — a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight, and surround sound.

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Midnight Moonlight Cruise - Brisbane's Art Boat
Weekend Highlight
Sat 10 Sep

Midnight Moonlight Cruise - Brisbane's Art Boat

The ultimate celestial experience.


#03 Celebrating our Storytellers

Fri 16 — Sun 18 Sep

Festivals celebrate and include a multitude of voices and perspectives. And the stories of artists are at the heart of connecting, engaging and uplifting audiences. From epics to achingly beautiful, from comedy to starkly haunting, there’s a story for everyone.

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Tiddas
Weekend Highlight
5—24 Sep

Tiddas

The secret lives of sisters.


#04 Raise the Roof

Fri 23 — Sun 24 Sep

Brisbane Festival’s closing weekend Raises the Roof. In a celebration of Brisbane’s stunning lifestyle, six rooftops will be taken over by six Brisbane creatives who will create their own utopia for one night only at Raise the Roof. And to close out the celebrations, Riverstage comes alive with Queen’s Wharf Disco Wonderland. There are no rules here, just disco. Welcome to the party.

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Raise the Roof – C’est Bon Salon
Festival Highlight
Fri 23 Sep

Raise the Roof – C’est Bon Salon

Dress Code: Evening Noir with a Touch of Red


#Explore Brisbane's backyard

While you're in town

Escape into nature

Drink in volcanic peaks, swim at the seaside and taste test your way across wine country.

See what's happening in the city

Attend world-renowned art exhibitions, feel the thrill of live music and dine riverside.

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