BrisAsia Festival 2019 – A colourful celebration of Asian culture in Brisbane

BrisAsia Festival


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 Saturday 9 February – Sunday 4 March, Brisbane families can celebrate the best of Asian arts and culture, including theatre, dance, food, music, film, talks and visual arts.

BrisAsia Festival

BrisAsia Festival 2019 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 Dumpling Day, Cosplay event, concerts and more.

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

BrisAsia Festival

Chinese Lunar New Year, Fortitude Valley

Saturday 9 February from 4pm and Sunday 10 February from 12pm

Your family is invited to bring in the Year of the Pig 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, firecrackers, 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 


BrisAsia Festival Markets, Seven Hills Hub

Saturday 23 February, 12pm – 6pm

Enter an exotic bazzar with Asian craft stalls, mouth watering fresh food and stage performance during the afternoon that all Brisbane Kids will love. The entire family can wander through the food stalls and find some hand made treasures as well as take part in workshops, watch fashion shows and see a film screening in the evening. For more information click here 

holi festival of colour

Holi Festival of Colours, Seventeen Mile Rocks

Saturday 2 March, 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. The event is also encouraging everyone to ride their bike to the events with  a mechanic onsite offering free bike safety checks, and you might even score some free colours to brighten your ride! 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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