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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Riverfire sponsored by Australian Retirement Trust | South Bank

2 September, 2023

Sunsuper Riverfire

Clear your calendars and fire up the group chat – Brisbane Festival is BACK to super-charge September with a huge array of local, national and international artists and must-see events across Brisbane 1—23 Sep, including Brisbane’s biggest fireworks extravaganza Riverfire sponsored by Australian Retirement Trust headlining the opening weekend on Saturday 2nd September 2023. 

The skies will blast open with excitement and celebration as shimmering and electrifying pyrotechnics display from bridges, barges and rooftops across the city. Read our Riverfire article for everything you need to know about this years event.

Thursday 31 August

  • 12:30pm Army Tiger Helicopter Rehearsals

Friday 1 September

  • 12:30pm C17A Globemaster Rehearsals
  • 12:50pm EA-18G Growler Jet Display Rehearsals

Saturday 2 September

  • 5:00pm C17A Globemaster Display
  • 5:15pm EA-18G Growler Display
  • 5.25pm Army Tiger Helicopter Display 
  • 7:05pm Riverfire by Australian Retirement Trust fireworks display
  • 7:45pm Nieergoo: Spirit of the Whale drone show
  • 9:15pm Nieergoo: Spirit of the Whale drone show

Sunday 3 September 

  • 7.15pm Nieergoo: Spirit of the Whale drone show
  • 8.15pm Nieergoo: Spirit of the Whale drone show
  • 9.15pm Nieergoo: Spirit of the Whale drone show


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