Each February BrisAsia Festival returns to celebrate Lunar New Year. An exciting new addition to the festival in 2024 is Lush the inaugural Asian street festival in the heart of Fish Lane Arts Precinct. Over three weeks of live performance with subjects covering the length and breadth of Asia.

Festival Name: BrisAsia Festival

Dates: February each year (1-18 February 2024)

Location: Various venues across Brisbane, Queensland, including Fish Lane Arts Precinct, West End, South Brisbane, and Mt Coot-tha.

Theme: Celebrating the richness and diversity of Asian cultures, BrisAsia Festival in Brisbane, Queensland, is an annual event that epitomizes the cultural mosaic of Australia’s Asian community. The festival, spanning over several days, is a vibrant confluence of traditional and contemporary Asian arts, music, dance, food, and more. Its primary aim is to foster intercultural understanding and celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Asian heritage ingrained in Brisbane’s social fabric.

The festival is renowned for its eclectic mix of events, encompassing everything from music and dance to culinary delights and street art. It’s a canvas where traditional Asian culture meets modern artistic expression. Key features include the Lush Asian street festival, the immersive experience at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, and the children’s program ImaginAsia.

Activities:

  • Lush Asian street festival with street art, dance, and music
  • Southside Dumpling Festival
  • ImaginAsia children’s program
  • Awakening at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
  • Southside by Night with hip hop, luxury cars, and food trucks
  • BrisAsia ParTEA tea festival
  • Summer Party Asian pop culture celebration

Past Events: The festival has included diverse events such as dance and music performances showcasing styles from Japan, India, Thailand, and more, comedy nights, art installations, film screenings, and food festivals celebrating dumplings and Asian street food.

Past Artists: Notable artists such as The Cambodian Space Project, Bosko and Honey, Michelle Xen, and Indonesian artist Entang Wiharso have graced the festival with their talents.

Website Address: BrisAsia Festival Official Website

Local Area Tourism Information: Brisbane, a bustling metropolis, offers a plethora of attractions like the picturesque South Bank Parklands, the cultural hub of Queensland Cultural Centre, and the natural beauty of Mount Coot-tha. Visitors can also explore the city’s rich history at the Museum of Brisbane or indulge in the vibrant local food scene. Read more about Brisbane’s tourism attractions