What’s On in Brisbane for Families

Families Magazine shares what’s on for families with kids of all ages across Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba. In our ‘What’s On’ in Brisbane this weekend for families calendar you will find our team’s suggestions for weekday, weekend, night-time and school holiday events and activities. All our suggestions suit families and are kid friendly.

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LUMINOUS Festival | South Bank Parklands

3 August @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm


What started as a candlelight march in support of refugees and asylum seekers in 2007 has grown to become Queensland’s largest welcoming event at South Bank.

For those of you who have walked with us on our journey to create welcome and belonging for a significant time, you would be familiar with our LUMINOUS Lantern Parade, usually celebrated around Queensland Day, and our MOSAIC Multicultural Festival, a staple on Brisbane’s event calendar in spring.

This year, LUMINOUS and MOSAIC are combining to create the largest multicultural event in Queensland’s history. 

Hosted on Saturday the 3rd of August at South Bank Parklands, LUMINOUS Festival will kick off Queensland Multicultural Month with a showcase of our growing cultural diversity at Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct.

LUMINOUS celebrates the cultural diversity of our local community with food and performances from around the world, culminating in the incredible LUMINOUS Lantern Parade through South Bank Parklands.

Proudly supported by Suncorp, Brisbane City Council and Queensland Government.


3 August
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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South Bank
Cultural Forecourt
South Bank, Qld 4101 Australia
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