Where is it: RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
What's it all about: Oktoberfest was originally a couple of week's celebration held in Munich for a royal wedding and a similar celebration is held annually to commemorate the original. Lots of cities around the world now do the same, often rolling the party up into a celebration of things German!
How can I join in: Oktoberfest Brisbane runs for 6 days over two weekends. Buy your tickets online or at the gate and check out the Sunday funday which includes a ride package for the kids!
Tell me more: One of Brisbane's biggest festivals and running over two weekends, there's something for everyone at Oktoberfest Brisbane! You might even argue that there are three weekends of fun as the festivities kick off a week before the main event with a traditional raising-by-hand of the Oktoberpole in the city, which also comes with yummy German food and drink and music! At the main event, a massive beer hall that seats thousands is set up specially for Oktoberfest and is filled over the weekend with German music, dancing and singing. But it's so much more than the beer hall - there are heaps of food options and all so yummy! Stages outside the hall show off traditional German culture, there's a big selection of amusement rides and our kids' favourite spot, the 'Kinder-zone' - a dedicated area just for the little kids! Our little guys had lots of fun here, playing games with the amazing guys from Youngcare, learning Circus skills, checking out real live ocean life (who would have thought that you could see a little shark at Oktoberfest?) and snakes! On the stage at Kinder-zone we got to see traditional music and dance, we learned some German words and enjoyed a really fun puppet show! So much to do here - we had so much fun!
Oktoberfest Media Launch 2017
Where is it: Perry Park, Bowen Hills
What's it all about: Nordic nations join together for an awesome festival and party here in Brisbane!
Tell me more: Brisbane is home to many people of Scandinavian heritage or descent - either living here permanently or here to study, so the Scandinavian Festival is a great way for them to show off and share their amazing history and culture with the rest of Brisbane! This festival brings together the cultures of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Estonia in a fun and friendly event! Great food, cultural dances and music, popular regional sports like handball and floorball and most of all heaps of fun! A super fun festival for the whole family!
Brisbane Family Explorers