Where is it: 1 – 63 The Abbey Place (off Old Toorbul Point Road) Caboolture, Queensland
What's it all about: Spend a weekend transported back in time and see history brought back to life when you attend Australia's largest medieval event!
How can I join in: There are a number of events on so check what best suits you and get your tickets! Or better yet, join a re-enactment organisation and get involved in the event!
Tell me more: Billed as Australia's largest medieval event, the Abbey Medieval Festival spans over a number of days during the winter school holidays, culminating in the Tournament Weekend - 2 days of non-stop reenactments, displays, entertainment and even a real and competitive jousting tournament! There really is no end to the experiences that you will have when you attend this festival - the costumes and the displays are authentic and the smells of the open fire roast cooking are amazing! It is a really well supported and run event and it's hugely popular! There is also a medieval banquet held at night which from all accounts really needs to be experienced, as well as some fun days through the week prior to the tournament just for the little guys! This is yet another of the 'must see' events in Brisbane!
Media launch 2020
Media launch 2019
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!
Where is it: Fort Lytton National Park, Lytton Road & South Street, Lytton
What's it all about: History throughout the ages told through re-enactments, displays and memorabilia!
How can I join in: Head along as a spectator or get in touch with the History Alive team to get involved in the event as a volunteer or contributor!
Tell me more: This is an amazingly fun event! In just a few hours in the one location you can see everything from roman gladiators and vikings, through to World War II battle re-enactments and tanks! It's not all about warfare and battles (however this theme is certainly prevalent!) as there are vintage vehicles, olden day games and typical village layouts! It's set on the grounds of Fort Lytton which is worth visiting in it's own right. This heritage listed area contains many buildings and structures established as protection for Brisbane from enemy invaders and also contains an old quarantine station for immigrants! There are events scheduled across the weekend and you are free to wander around as you wish. The cannons are fired off at a few different times over the two days and are definitely worth checking out - if you don't get to see them, you will definitely hear them! You will have a really good time visiting History Alive - it's certainly a highlight event! :
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