BrisAsia Festival 2021 – A colourful celebration of Asian culture in Brisbane

holi festival of colour

The colourful BrisAsia Festival, boasting more than 80 artistic and cultural events held in various locations across Brisbane, is back for another great year.

From 1 – 28 February, Brisbane families can celebrate the best of Asian arts and culture, including theatre, dance, food, music, film, talks and visual arts.

Just be aware, many events require booking and tickets will be strictly limited so everyone is encouraged to get in early and secure a spot.


BrisAsia Festival 2021 Highlights

Throughout the BrisAsia Festival, visitors will have the opportunity to experience Asian culture including dragon dancing, Lunar New Year celebrations, BrisAsia Food Festival, a Festival of Holi Colour, a Cosplay Event, Yoga, Bush Kindy Kamishibai, movies, food tours and much more!

Many of Council’s regular programs will also taking on an Asian twist for the festival including Yoga and mediation in Brisbane parks, creative workshops and activities for nature lovers in the Boondall Wetlands.

BrisAsia Bazzar 2021

Saturday 6 February from 5pm – 9pm

A destination of Asian culture inspired by food, art, and performance. Local traders will be showcasing authentic and diverse Asian experiences, with something for everyone to immerse and engage in the rich cultural diversity Brisbane has to offer.  The event also celebrates the completion of the Sunnybank Village Precinct Project, part of Council’s plan to deliver an attractive, connected and safe centre for locals and visitors to use and enjoy. For more information click here 

Chinese Lunar New Year, Fortitude Valley

Saturday 13 February from 6pm – 9pm

Your family is invited to bring in the Year of the Ox at the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Chinatown Mall. The mall will be decorated in red and gold, symbolising good fortune and joy. Kids will love the colourful display of lion dancers weaving their way through the crowd, as well as other roaming entertinament, including Japanese drumming. Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations is a free event and will be held on Saturday 13 February (6pm – 9pm). For more information click here 

BCC chinese dancing lion

BrisAsia Summer Party

Thursday 27 February, 3pm – 9pm

What better way to send off summer than at BrisAsia Summer Party! For all K-pop, J-pop and pop culture lovers out there, this event will be packed to the brim with non-stop entertainment, a huge line-up of talented performers and dance crews. Watch Suncorp Piazza light up as we celebrate Asian pop-culture like never before!. For more information and to secure your free ticket click here 

Holi Festival of Colours, Seventeen Mile Rocks

Saturday 27 February, 12pm – 6pm

Bring your Brisbane Kids along to Rocks Riverside Park for the Queensland Holi-Festival of Colours as part of the 2021 BrisAsia Festival. The whole family will love throwing colours at each other, dancing and having fun together to enjoy Holi. Food stalls, performance and a host of surprises add to the moments of harmony and unity at the happiest and most colourful event of the festival. Bookings can be made via Eventbrite. Free entry for children under 12 years. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. For more information click here 

For more information about the BrisAsia festival, visit the official website or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.

To find out more about Brisbane’s wonderful array of regular cultural festivals, take a look at Brisbane Festivals – 28 Fun Filled Festivals for Brisbane Kids, upcoming Brisbane Festivals, or our Brisbane Kids Event Calendar.

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