Brisbane River Festival
From: Friday, August 31 2007, 10:00 am
to: Sunday, September 9 2007, 5:00 pm
The Brisbane River Festival is an international waterways event celebrating Australia's River City. The banks of the river come alive with people, stalls and live music and visitors can take in displays of arts and crafts, food and drink, plants and flowers, or just view it all from the gently rocking deck of a boat on the water.
The ten packed days include the River fire on the first Saturday, Queensland's biggest pyrotechnic display and a festival favourite. Expect the return of favourites like River feast, claiming to be "the ultimate outdoor dining experience," and the International River symposium, first held in 1998, usually taking place in the middle of the week.
In addition to the Great Brisbane Duck Race, concerts, walks, regattas and much more there was a new event for 2006, Bunya to the Bay, in which an intrepid group of up to 30 junior secondary students made a 16-day river journey along the Brisbane River, starting from its source in the Bunya Mountains down to the mouth of Moreton Bay.