Brisbane Event Calendar

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Australia Day Festival South Bank Parklands

This Australia Day, the Parklands, South Bank, Brisbane, is the place to be. The Australia Day Festival will bring the Parklands to life with colour, sound and movement as some of Queensland’s most talented performers and community groups entertain audiences throughout the day. Be there to enjoy live music, a vibrant stage program and creative, hands-on activities with an Australian theme.

Don’t miss the traditional Flag Raising Ceremony on the Cultural Forecourt where the Australian Defence Force will raise the Australian, Queensland, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags. The ceremony commences at 11.15 am and includes a spectacular 21-gun military salute and F/A-18F Super Hornet flypast.

Make sure you head to the Piazza at 12.15 pm after the Flag Raising Ceremony to take part in the Celebration of Faiths and acknowledge and reflect on our diverse culture.

Visit the Cultural Forecourt at 2.30 pm for Triple M Grill Team's Wife Carrying Championships. The winners will head to Finland and represent Australia in the World Championships.

The celebrations will continue into the evening with a live performance by chart toppers and critically acclaimed group, Evermore. The live music won’t stop there, with Rockhampton’s favourite sons Busby Marou and local indie group, Art of Sleeping, set to rock out in the Piazza.

The celebrations will be topped off by a spectacular fireworks display over the Brisbane River.

Download the full program and start planning your day now!

Find out more about getting to the Australia Day Festival.

Australia Day activities in Queensland are proudly supported by the Queensland Government in partnership with the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.


Event Details
Date: 26 January 2013
Time: All day

Where is it?
South Bank Parklands
South Brisbane, 4101

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