BrisAsia Festival 2020 – A colourful celebration of Asian culture in Brisbane
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 22 January – 29 February, Brisbane families can celebrate the best of Asian arts and culture, including theatre, dance, food, music, film, talks and visual arts.
BrisAsia Festival 2020 Highlights
Throughout the BrisAsia Festival, visitors will have the opportunity to experience Asian culture including dragon dancing, Lunar New Year celebrations, food discovery tours, rooftop parties, 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.
Chinese Lunar New Year, Fortitude Valley
Saturday 1 February from 4pm and Sunday 2 February from 12pm
Your family is invited to bring in the Year of the Rat 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 the markets, fire shows, interactive workshops, food and music. Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations is a free event and will be held on Saturday 9 February (4pm – 9pm) and Sunday 10 February (12 noon -5pm) in the Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley. For more information click here
Get Your Geek On! UNiversity of Queensland
Thursday 27 February, 3pm – 9pm
Get Your Geek On! is a unique combination of e-sports, Cosplay, anime lovers and talks about all things tech. With the rise of e-sports in Asian region and globally, the event contributes to building the e-sports community from grass root level. The event encourages young people to overcome their fear of judgement, take an unconventional career, promote cyber wellness and creativity of youth utilising digital technology. For more information click here
Holi Festival of Colours, Seventeen Mile Rocks
Saturday 29 February, 12pm – 6pm
Bring your Brisbane Kids along to Rocks Riverside Park for the Queensland Holi-Festival of Colours as part of the 2019 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. 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.