BrisFest Lights Up
Fri 2 — Sun 4 Sep (Opening weekend)

BrisFest Lights Up

Riverfire by Australian Retirement Trust ignites the skyline on the opening weekend of this year’s Brisbane Festival.

One of the most spectacular pyrotechnic displays in Australia, bridges, barges and city rooftops provide the backdrop for this well-loved annual event.

Heralding the start of Brisbane Festival 2022, a warm and inclusive welcome is extended for all to attend a special opening and smoking ceremony Jumoo – performed under the creative direction and Custodianship of Tribal Experiences Managing Director and Yuggera and Turrbal man Shannon Ruska.

#Friday Festival Welcome

What's On

Knock off work early and head to Brisbane arriving in time for drinks and early dinner at the popular South Bank Parklands. Or join the locals for the Festival Welcome – Jumoo – a First Nations welcome and smoking ceremony. Then head to one of our Festival venues for a night of pure entertainment.

eat SOUTH BANK

Hungry?

eat SOUTH BANK

World-class eateries amongst lush parklands accompanied by stunning river and city views

JUMOO

Festival welcome

JUMOO

Tribal Experiences present a traditional smoking ceremony at South Bank

Camerata & Lior

Music at Qpac

Camerata & Lior

A beautiful meeting of musical hearts and minds in a deeply moving and heartfelt performance


#Saturday Spectacular

Experience the ever-popular Riverfire by Australian Retirement Trust from the best seat (or boat) in the house as you journey along the Brisbane River in the Art Boat. With stunning artwork by internationally acclaimed Lindy Lee, Brisbane’s Art Boat has quickly become the ‘must-do’ festival experience since its debut in 2021.

James street

Grab Brunch

James street

A haven of eateries from fine dining to casual eats and quick bites. And did we mention bars?

Camilla and Marc

Boutique therapy

Camilla and Marc

James Street’s array of boutiques offer independent, local and international designers.

Hotel X

Stay and play

Hotel X

Escape from your everyday with your own sanctuary of luxury.


#Sunday funday

Slide into Sunday with a leisurely breakfast in one of Brisbane’s favourite neighbourhoods from New Farm to West End, Bulimba to Paddington, there’s something quintessentially Queensland waiting for you.

Paddington

LAZY WEEKEND BREAKFAST

Paddington

Brunch like you mean it at the array of eateries in historic Paddington.

QAGOMA

FOR CULTURE JUNKIES

QAGOMA

See the world from a new perspective at QAGOMA – Brisbane’s favourite art galleries.

 FIUME ROOFTOP BAR

SUNSET COCKTAIL

FIUME ROOFTOP BAR

Enjoy stellar views across Brisbane City in a glamorous urban oasis.


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Brisbane Festival expresses deep respect to and acknowledges the First People of this Country.