Events in Brisbane
Did you know that Brisbane is much more than the
vertigo-inducing skyscrapers, the majestic shopping centers,
fun-filled night out spots
and the mouth-watering dishes
from its high-end restaurants? Brisbane offers a lot of
events that are basically world class, attracting tourists
from all over the world to visit and acquire the taste of
authentic Brisbane festivities. Highlighted in this list are
some of the major events that are being held in the city.
People who are leaning and are more than interested in
new treatment of different art forms should
make sure that their last week of July is vacated to devote
much time to the Brisbane Festival, one of Australia's
leading international Arts Festivals. However this festival,
which was incepted in 1996, occurs only every two years so
make sure that you have the chance to visit the festival or
else you need to wait a little longer before you'll get the
chance to finally experience new works brought by local,
national and international artists an companies.
More than the showcase of works, the festival also
encourages its guests and panelist to engage in a national
and international artistic dialogue
as well as an intellectual and artistic debate. The
festival is scheduled on July 18 to August 3, 2008 and is
directed by Lyndon Terracini.
On the past festivals, an average of 206,000 participants
was enlisted, with 578 performances and an involvement of
Guests of the Brisbane Festival will basically feel at awe
with the great showcase of theater, opera, dance,
multimedia, visual arts, food, music and even cabaret. The
festival also offers free lectures and other free events. In
this list are some of the free events for this year's
festival. "Into Africa" celebrates the exciting offering of
the African Community in Brisbane. One of its highlights
will be the performance of one of Australia's well-known
band, Musiki Manjaro. Another event is the
"Electronique" which is an electrifying incorporation of
jazz, salsa, techno, funk, hip hop, tap and break dance that
will surely send viewers rocking on their feet.
Another iconic Brisbane event is the River Festival which
happens every last week August unfolding to September; it
started out in 1998.
Patterned from the Stockholm Water
Festival, the objective of the annual River Festival has
always been cored at the idea of public awareness on
more responsible use of water. The 2007 festival has
attracted 1.3 million visitors and has contributed to
Brisbane's economy, earning 21.2 million dollars.
The key events of the festival include the International
River Symposium which educates the participants on the
issues of climate change and its adverse effects such as
drought and flooding. The focus of the symposium is in
drought management, food production maintenance,
environmental flows, study tours among others. Another
featured event is Kids on Water Goa Billboard Competition
which encourage students to voice out their messages on the
environment through the development of outdoor billboards.
The winner and his/her school will be awarded with books.
The festival has always been opened with a majestic
Make sure to visit and take part on other Brisbane events
such as Brisbane International Motor Show (February),
Brisbane Fine Wine Festival (July), Brisbane International
Film Festival (August), Brisbane Writers Festival
(September), and Valley Fiesta (September).