Brisbane is a hustling and bustling city, full of life and culture. With a lively arts culture, musical entertainment that crushes every concert, and holiday events that get you to let your hair down and live a little, Brisbane is the city to travel to for a holiday. This is a rundown on fun events in Brisbane that are hosted by Riverlife. Our prime location, nestled against the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and Brisbane River is easily accessible and makes for a fantastic venue to attend an event.
Must Do Events in Brisbane
Riverfire at Riverlife
Did someone say fireworks? If you thought New Years Eve was all about the Fireworks, then you’ve obviously never attended the Brisbane Festival, Riverfire. The skyline is lit up from the east to the west, the north to the south. The Brisbane Festival displays the military’s most impressive hardware and skill. The airshow in the middle of Brisbane’s CBD is one sight you must see. Riverlife is one of the best vantage points to view Riverfire and is a must do event in Brisbane. Located along the City Riverwalk and nestled against the Kangaroo Point Cliffs with views of the river and city landscape you’ll not only have one of the best viewings of Riverfire, but you’ll be at Brisbane’s best Riverfire event! General admission to Riverlife’s Riverfire event gets you a delicious plate of food, drink tickets, and live entertainment.
Five Flavours Beer Festival
Ekka Wednesday, a public holiday in the middle of the week- a lot of pros and cons of that scheduling. You don’t want to wander far out of town since you have work in the morning and it doesn’t really give you enough time to go on an overnight trip. But it’s a day off! You want to get out and enjoy it. Let off some steam. Clear your head. Maybe have a sesh with your mates and kick back for a while. While there are lots of fantastic things to do in Brisbane during Ekka, Five Flavours Beer Festival is hands-down one of the best events in Brisbane. Five Flavours Festival is a low-key competition between beer and cider. This is where you settle the argument over which is better- beer or cider. Five Flavours Festival is put on by Riverlife, giving you the perfect location to kick back with the mates near the river and enjoy the holiday.
New Years Eve at Riverlife
Welcome in the New Year with a bang and breathtaking views of the city and Brisbane River! Riverlife’s New Years Eve party is one of the ‘biggest parties of the year’– we’ll leave it to you to figure out which year. This Brisbane New Years Eve party includes delicious food, unique cocktails, and live entertainment. There will fireworks, lots and lots of fireworks. And if you’re looking for an even more special way to ring in the New Year, schedule an evening kayak on the river and take in the fireworks up close. Kayaking Brisbane at night, especially on a night when the sky is lit up with fireworks is a unique Brisbane experience everyone should take a crack at once.
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo in Brisbane is one celebration you don’t want to skip out on. The celebration brings us sombreros, a banging night of salsa dancing, and the miscellaneous donkey. This Riverlife event lets you immerse yourself in Mexican culture, cuisine, and cocktails! This is one of the best family-friendly events in Brisbane. Join us all day or for a few hours, celebrate and enjoy one of the best things to do in Brisbane.