Brisbane❜s Best Spring Festivals For Families 2019

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Spring is finally in the air and it's warm in Brisbane this week! If you look up from your shoes as you're walking down the street, you can actually see people smiling. 

The shoulder season is precious in Brisbane - it's finally warm enough to lose the jumpers and jeans, but we're not sweating our faces off and dealing with grumpy hot children yet. Spring is the perfect time to gather the family together and hit up some of the festivals that are coming to Brisbane. Here are some of our favourites.

Green Heart Fair

If you want to teach your kids about sustainability in a fun way while enjoying a day out, you can’t go past Brisbane City Council’s Green Heart Fair. It’s Brisbane’s biggest free bi-annual community and sustainability festival. Promoting innovative green living in a fun, family-friendly environment, there’s always loads to see, do and learn.

Over 100 of Brisbane’s leading sustainability organisations, community groups, artisans, foodies, green- thumbs, conservationists, businesses and eco experts will be at this year’s fair to share info and knowledge on what we can all do to create a greener Brisbane.

When: Sunday 8 September 2019, 8am to 2pm
More information here. 


Harvest Moon Festival

Various South-East Asian countries celebrate moon festivals, such China, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan. They celebrate a whole year of achievements and family reunion with dancing, music, food and colourful lanterns.

At our local version, the annual Harvest Moon Festival, you'll find gourmet Asian foods, market stalls, kids’ rides, an animal farm, a fire bridge, a sacrifice ceremony, court dance, cartoon figures, colourful lanterns, multicultural performances and lots more.

When: 22 September, 12:30pm – 5:30pm
More information here.

Moreton Kids Festival

One of the great things about this festival, is that once you pay for your tickets, rides are free all day! Making this festival, very good value for money. There are six themed interactive worlds to help foster the kids’ imagination. They can do science experiments, plant a tree, climb the rock wall, pet some animals and so much more. Parents can pack a lunch and a picnic blanket, making it even better value for money.

When: Sunday 6 October 2019, 9am – 4pm
More information here. 


Sweet As Dessert Festival

Our favourite sugar loading event is back for another year, with brownies, cheese, chocolate (so much chocolate, coffee, cupcakes, doughnuts, gelatos, ice-creams, macarons, marsh mallows, meringues, popsicles, sorbets, waffles and lots more from an awesome line-up of Queensland's best dessert makers. There will be options for most special dietary requirements including lactose free, gluten free, nut free and vegan desserts.

When: 14-15 September 2019, 10am to 5pm
More information here.

ImagiNation Children's Festival

This mammoth festival runs over 16 days, over the course of the Spring holidays. With over a whopping 170 activities in total, it’s fair to ImagiNation has left no stone unturned. Whether your child has interests in sport,art, dance, music, nature, technology, adventure, cooking, robotics or poetry, this festival has you covered. There are even more activities for every kid.

When: 21 September - 7 October 2019
More information here. 


SunSuper Riverfire

Not a festival, exactly, but arguably one of Brisbane’s biggest nights on the social calendar, Riverfire is a spectacular aerial display. Riverfire is the encore to the annual Brisbane Festival and the show certainly doesn’t disappoint. The Super Hornets and Army helicopters put on a hell of a show, but the fireworks are the main event. The display of pyrotechnic brilliance dazzles the crowd, and kids absolutely love the atmosphere created by colour and music. Entertainment starts at 4pm, and fireworks are a whopping 20 minutes long, starting at 7pm.

When: Saturday 28 September 2019
More information here.

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