Brisbane day trip #2: Surfers Paradise Festival

24 Jun

BRISBANE DAY TRIP #2: SURFERS PARADISE FESTIVAL  Surfers Paradise is like the trashy younger sister of Brisbane – it’s noisy, flashy and always up for a party. So when I heard the very first local festival was on, I prepared for madness. What I found was actually a lovely combination of sunshine, music, art, sport and friendly faces.

One of many performers in the region for Surfers Paradise Festival.

Surfers Paradise Festival involves special performances in the areas of music, art, food and film. The comprehensive event program includes something for everyone and the festival vibe is so obvious in the streets that it’s worth dropping by at any time of the day anyway.

You’ll see acrobatic performers on ribbons amongst the buildings, artists sketching on the ground along CavillAvenue, bands performing original pieces in the mall and loads of unusual street performers.

The best part is that, despite the winter season, the sun is shining and it’s still very warm!

The festival is due to wrap up at the end of the month but there are still a few highlights to go:

Youth a-live lets “guitar-fuelled” youths take to the stage. The final session is on Saturday 26 June at Caville Mall from 2pm to 5pm.

The Great Aussie BBQ is marketed as one of the biggest events of the festival. It will be held at the Esplanade on Sunday 27 June from 11am to 5.30pm and it’s free!

Beachfront markets are on every Wednesday and Friday from 5.30pm to 10pm. The beachfront markets are held along the beachfront … obviously.

Surfers Paradise Festival has attracted loads of entertaining street performers.

Visit the official website for more detailed information:

By Marissa Toohey


One Response to “Brisbane day trip #2: Surfers Paradise Festival”

  1. Ian Dennin June 24, 2010 at 9:04 AM #

    Great article, indeed Surfers Paradise Festival is one of the most existing events in the region! Thanks for sharing these information.


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