Where is it: South Bank Cultural Forecourt
What's it all about: A Queensland University of Technology tradition continues with the running of their annual dragon boat regatta on ther Brisbane River!
Tell me more: South Bank is filled with the sounds of beating drums a their teams of dragon boat racers and their supporters fight to see who is the fastest down the river! The drums beat to synchronise the rowing of these very impressive boats! On shore, music, entertainment, kids activities and food from The World Food Markets make sure that there are things to do in between races! A very interesting and fun day out at South Bank!
Where is it: Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands!
What's it all about: A parade of the most amazing lanterns - all in the interest of promoting a welcoming and multicultural Queensland!
How can I join in: Get on down to South Bank to show your support to our new Queenslanders and marvel at the awesome lanterns! You could even bring your own lantern!
Tell me more: Multicultural Development Australia puts on a really fun event in the Luminous Lanterns parade! It's part of the 'Create Welcome' celebrations (MDA also has a number of events on during Create Welcome Week which runs a week or so after Luminous Lanterns) and you will see many different cultures and groups parading their lanterns! They look great as they meander through South Bank just on dusk! And as this is a multicultural event, you are sure to find plenty of different food options and heaps of cultural performances! But we think that the best thing about this event is the atmosphere - it's such a supportive, fun and friendly feeling in the crowd, so hopefully some of this spirit passes on to the marchers and those that have just arrived in Queensland!
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