This Saturday, Brisbane Festival 2019 will be officially ended. That is the time for the most significant event of this festival, Brisbane Riverfire, as the course event. It will start this Saturday at 7:00 pm. At the time, there will be a ton of colorful fireworks at the River to light up Brisbane.
This event is not about Fire Works; There will be aerial displays from defense force at Southbank, not many other opportunities you can see the fighter jets from RAAF

According to the official website of Brisbane Festival, the timetable listed as the below:

4:20 pm – C 17A Globemaster flypast

4:10 pm – Roulettes Aerobatic Display

5:30 pm – FA-18 flypast;-

Also, there is a new element, SVITZER TUG BOATS BALLET. That is a water on the boats at Brisbane River. That is a popular highlight from Syndey’s New Year’s celebration. It will starts at 3.30pm. You can see it at southbank

I believe this event is worth to go! Thus Many people will go to Southbank for this. Then, the best way to there is using public transport. Translink will have extra services for this event! There will be special shuffle bus for this event. They will run every 8 minutes between 4 pm to 7 pm from:
shuttle 9 runs all busway stations from Eight Mile Plains to South Bank
Shuttle 4 runs between all stops via Old Cleveland Rd and busway, then express from Gabba to Ann Street
Shuttle 6 runs between all stops and busway stations from Chermside to Woolloongabba

All translink service will be free from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Lastly. 1pm on this Friday, there will be FA18 flypast rehearsal.

There are a lot of activities in this area this month. In Brisbane, We have Brisbane Festival. Also in Toowoomba which is about one and half hour driving distance, there is also a significant event happening. This is The Carnival of Flowers, which held from 20th to29th September.

The Chronicle Garden Competition

First of all, I need to recommend you visit the private gardens of the Chronicle Garden Competition and I think that is a must-do event. Many passionate locals turned their private gardens into stunning floral showpiece . to participate in this competition. Those gardens are gorgeous, and some yards are big, like a small botanic garden. For the detailed address of those gardens, you need to buy the 20th Septemeber of The Chronicle which is available in most of the local newsagent in Toowoomba. And if you would like to spend a bit, there are some bus tours ($45 Adult, ) to take you to those gardens, Toowoomba Visitor Information Center will have more information about this.

Queens Park

Besides, there is a giant carnival and flower show in queens park. It is the primary site of this activity. There will be a lot of beautiful flowers and some live music too.

USQ Japanese garden

Besides queens park and those private gardens, the USQ Japanese garden is also a must-do place. There are too many flowers in full bloom, stunning.That is an Authentic Japanese Graden. If you read those photo I took in there; you cannot imagine that in Toowoomba, not in Japan.

Grand Central Floral Parade Float Parade

If you have time, you can also participate in the Grand Central Floral Parade on 21st September at 3 pm. By then, there are dozens of flowery floats will parade near Queens Park, Starting at he corner of Herries & Hume St .

Toowoomba Picnic Point

Please do not miss the Picnic Point. There are not too many blooming flowers to enjoy, but there is beautiful scenery. Where you can take a panoramic view of Toowoomba.

I believe that this will be suitable for your whole family, that will be the best activity for you this weekend.


From today to 28th September, we have a major annual event held in Brisbane, Brisbane Festival. There are different activities in the Brisbane districts, please check their website for further details. However, the most of events are held in their main stage at culture forecourt.

The most attractive event is Light of River which is a lazer show at the Brisbane River. There were similar events in the past years. Almost every year, I went out to Brisbane City to watch. In this year, the event will be held every night (except Monday) 6.15pm,8pm,9pm from 6 Sept to 28 Sept. The vintage point for this event is Culture forecourt at Southbank.

Lastly, please do not the closing event of Brisbane Festival, Riverfire at 7pm on 28th Sept.