Fireworks in Brisbane | Family Friendly Fireworks Events That Kids Love!

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Where are the best fireworks in Brisbane? They are all listed right here!

The only thing better than watching fireworks, is watching it with your Brisbane family! We’ve searched high and low and found all the fireworks displays in Brisbane for you and your family. There are LOTS of family-friendly events here and you can plan ahead, because we have listed them on a month by month basis.

We have listed them all by month -so just scroll to the month of choice to find the next suitable fireworks display in Brisbane for your family!

Brisbane New Years Eve Fireworks 2021/2022

New years Eve is the big ticket item for some of the best fireworks for families in Brisbane. Here are our favourite locations to see them – you are bound to find some near you!

The Lord Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks | South Bank

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Celebrate the end of 2021 with The Lord Mayor’s NYE Fireworks, lighting up the river at South Bank for the city’s official New Year’s Eve celebration.

Join the family-friendly fun at South Bank Parkland with free firework displays and food vendors. The most important element is the spectacular firework displays that are in store. There’s a family-friendly session at 8:30pm for those who like an early night, and another at midnight for late-night revelers. Both sets of fireworks will feature 10 minutes of amazing colours and an awesome soundtrack.

Find out more here.

Fireworks at Westfield Chermside 

Celebrate the year that was and bring in the New Year with a night of fireworks, food and family fun at Westfield Chermside. Enjoy a night of free fun with roaming entertainment and a DJ in the level 2 dining precinct with fireworks from 8pm.

  • Where: Westfield Chermside, Cnr Gympie & Hamilton Rds, Chermside
  • Time: 5pm – 10pm

Find out more here.

New Years at Bulimba Golf Club | Bulimba

Ring in the New Year with Bulimba Golf Club! Head along for food, friends, and fun as we say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022. With plenty of activities, including two SPECTACULAR fireworks displays (8PM & Midnight), kids disco (6PM-8PM), two big jumping castles, face painting, food trucks and live music from Tom Foolery (8PM – 12AM) this event is perfect for families!
  • Where: Bulimba Golf Club
  • Time: 6pm – Midnight

Find out more here.

New Year’s Eve at the pier | Eagle Street Pier

Looking for epic fireworks to watch this New Year’s Eve? Head to one of Eagle Street Pier’s restaurants and watch the midnight fireworks pop right in front of you, while you eat delicious food and enjoy toasting the arrival of 2022 with champagne.

Find out more here.

New Years Eve Party | Redcliffe

New Years Eve Twilight Markets Redcliffe

End 2021 with a double BANG at the Redcliffe Markets New Years Eve Party! With TWO spectacular fireworks displays. From 5pm ‘til 10pm you’ll be able to meander amongst a pop-up market wonderland brimming with treasures and trinkets, gourmet street food and plenty of free entertainment for little kids and big kids alike. Featuring the very best of SE Qld’s gourmet market eats – rest assured there’ll be no shortage of treats!

  • Where: Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe
  • Time: 5pm-10pm

Find out more here.

New Years at Carina Leagues Club | Carina

It’s time to strap on your dancing shoes and boogie your way into 2022! Kel Timmons and the Motown Groovers will be getting the party started with a jazz set from 8pm and then continuing through the night with their world class Motown show! For the kids Lucky’s Playland will be open plus fireworks at 9pm.
  • Where: Carina Leagues Club, 1390 Creek Road, Carina
  • Time: 5.30pm – 10pm

Find out more here.

New Year’s Eve at Sandstone Point Hotel | Sandstone Point

New Year’s Eve at Sandstone Point Hotel

Say goodbye to 2021 and Hello to 2022. There’s something for everyone on New Year’s Eve at Sandstone Point Hotel! From 2pm spend the last day of 2021 with food stalls, markets, kids rides, live music, entertainment & more! Would it even be New Year’s Eve without fireworks? Sandstone Point Hotel has family friendly fireworks at 8:30pm and the BIG countdown to 2022 at midnight!
  • Where: Sandstone Point Hotel, 100 Bribie Island, Sandstone Point.
  • Time: 2pm-midnight.

Find out more here.

When In Rome NYE 2021 | Eight Mile Plains

The Glen Hotel Italian NYE tradition continues in 2021! Spend One Night in Rome and bring la famiglia down to The Glen Hotel this New Year’s Eve for a little Italy experience like no other. Enjoy a fun night of pizza & pasta specials with complimentary kid’s packs and family fireworks from 9pm.
  • Where: The Glen Hotel, 24 Gaskell Street, Eight Mile Plains
  • Time: 5pm – 9pm
  • Find out more here.

Ipswich NYE Fireworks | Ripley, Rosewood, Ipswich Central & Springfield Central

Look to the skies around Ipswich on Friday 31 December with four firework shows set to herald in the new year from 9pm across the city. Fireworks will launch across the region at Ripley, Rosewood, Ipswich Central and Springfield Central at 9pm.

Head here for more details.

Countdown with Colour | Tivoli

Ipswich Countdown with Colour 2021 is an open-crowd festival celebrating New Year’s Eve. There are activities for the whole family to enjoy including a Monster truck show, amusement rides and sideshows, live music featuring SAVVY, ‘The Fabulous Lemon Drops’ and other homegorown performances, roving entertainers, kid’s activities, food to indulge in and market stalls. The night will conclude with a spectacular live fireworks display!

  • Where: Tivoli Drive In Theatre
  • Time: 3pm – 9:30pm

Get your tickets here.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations | Victoria Point

Head along to Victoria Pint Lakeside from 5pm to enjoy children’s activities, food trucks, market stalls, entertainment, and fireworks from 9pm.

More details here.

Gold Coast New Year’s Fireworks

Good Vibes Only NYE | Broadwater Parklands

Get the family together for a good time vibe this New Year’s Eve! Broadwater Parklands will come alive with live music, kid’s activities, fabulous food trucks and an early fireworks show!
Bring your picnic blanket and get your place on the main lawn, all the fun starts at 4pm with the fireworks display at 8pm. Grab dinner from one of the awesome food trucks or bring your own picnic.

Paradise Point NYE Fireworks | Paradise Point

Take the kids to Paradise Point to see a spectacular FREE fireworks display at Paradise Point! Entertainment kicks off in the Parklands from 4pm with face painting and free glow necklaces. The concert will commence at 6pm concluding with a musical fireworks display over the Broadwater at 9pm!

Find out more here.

New Year’s Eve Event | Coomera

Join Councillor Donna Gates at this Gold Coast Council event to see out 2021 and welcome in 2022. An event for the entire family – bring your picnic blanket and enjoy one of the city’s most prestigious New Year’s Eve events with rides, Sideshow Alley, food and beverages, live entertainment and fireworks from 9pm.

New Year’s Eve at Lions Park | Jacobs Well

This event is perfect for family and friends to come together from 5pm as we celebrate what has been an interesting year and start the new year off with a BANG!! Enjoy live music and fireworks from 9pm.

Event details here. 

NYE By the Sea | Labrador

This is a fun filled family event for all ages commencing from 5:30pm with food trucks, balloon artist, roving entertainers, and kid’s rides, what a great way to see in the new year! Head to Harley Park, Labrador to join in the fun and check out the fireworks show at 9pm.

More event information here.

Sunshine Coast New Year’s Fireworks

This New Year’s Eve, the Sunshine Coast Council will deliver four firework displays, in three locations across the Sunshine Coast. Displays will be held at:

  • 8.30pm at Coolum Beach, Mooloolaba Esplanade and Caloundra (Kings Beach)
  • 12am (midnight) at Mooloolaba Esplanade

Get the details here.

January 2022 fireworks

Australia Day Celebrations | Scarborough 2022

Join in the celebrations at the gorgeous Scarborough Beach Park, Scarborough for an easy-going, Aussie time. Australia Day in Scarborough is free to attend and one the whole family can enjoy. There will be beach activities, live entertainment and fireworks to end!

  • Where: Scarborough Beach
  • Time: 4pm – 8pm

Find out more here.

Australia Day Celebration | Bribie Island 2022

Join in the celebrations at the gorgeous Brennan Park, Bribie Island for an easy-going, Aussie time. Australia Day on Bribie Island is free to attend and one the whole family can enjoy. Food stalls,  and a fireworks finale from 8pm.

Find out more here.

February 2022 fireworks

Chinese New Year | Fortitude Valley 2022

Ok, so not quite fireworks, but head to the Valley to celebrate with firecrackers, lanterns, dancing and yummy food!

April 2022 fireworks

Bluewater Festival | Shorncliffe

  • 15 April 2022 – Good Friday 2022
The Bluewater Festival is held on the scenic foreshore at Shorncliffe in conjunction with the annual Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race. It’s a perfect vantage point to watch the start of this iconic race plus an opportunity to see the Multihull Yacht race start up close off the Pier. Head to Lower Moora Park, Shorncliffe for FREE entry to the food festival, markets, entertainment throughout the day including live bands, kids’ activities, rides, and fireworks in the evening.

May 2022 fireworks

The Brookfield Show

  • 13 – 15 May 2022 – (tickets). Fireworks on Saturday night.

The Brookfield Show will be held at the Brookfield Showground, 550 Brookfield Road, Brookfield. (Just in case you were wondering how many times we could say the word ‘Brookfield’ in one sentence!) Show Saturday and Sunday see a full program of ring events, sideshow entertainment, with all pavilions open to visitors and judging of various competitions including horticulture, poultry, waterfowl and guinea pigs. The program includes fireworks Saturday evening and live music Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

Find out more here.

April 2022 fireworks

Ipswich Easter Spectacular | Goodna

Goodna Street Life presents the Ipswich Easter Spectacular over three days between Saturday 3 to Monday 5 April at Evan Marginson Park, Goodna. Get ready for live entertainment, rides, markets, and fireworks! This will be one BIG FREE Easter event for the whole family to enjoy. 9am-4pm. 

May 2022 fireworks

Hills Carnivale | Ferny Hills

  • Fireworks Saturday 29 May at 7pm
The annual Hills Carnivale on Saturday May 29 at George Willmore Park is a FREE entry event with a whole host of activities for little kids and big kids alike. For one day only, enjoy a jam-packed entertainment program split between two stages, amusement rides, workshops and games, lifestyle markets, multicultural food stalls and a fireworks finale!

June 2022 fireworks

Mudgeeraba Show

  • 25th – 26th June 2022

The Mudgeeraba Show offers families a fabulous day out experiencing a wide variety of tastes, sights, sounds and delights plus fireworks to finish!

Redcliffe Show, Redcliffe 

  • 24 – 26 June 2022

The Redcliffe Show is held at the Redcliffe Showgrounds. There is a firework display on Friday and Saturday night for the family to enjoy.

July 2022 fireworks

Bonfire Night, Sandstone Point Hotel

  • Saturday 2 July 2022

The Sandstone Point Hotel’s annual Bonfire Night is back to warm your winter night on Saturday 2 July! Bonfire Night has sold out for the past 6 years and it’s no surprise as the spectacular event has flame shows, pyrotechnics, fire twirlers, rides, live music, food, and dessert trucks and of course, fireworks!

September 2022 fireworks

Riverfire and the Brisbane Festival

  • 2 – 24 September, 2022

September is the second best month for amazing fireworks after New Years because September is the month of the Brisbane Festival and Riverfire!

Find out about when the fireworks will be on this year here.

Find out the best places to SEE the fireworks here.

October 2022 fireworks

The Oyster and Seafood Festival, Sandstone Point Hotel

  • 8 October 2022

Enjoy an ocean of things to see and do at The Oyster & Seafood Festival! There will be a fresh seafood market including prawns, bugs, sand crabs, calamari and more to indulge in!  Oyster eating competitions, prawn peeling competitions, celebrity chef demonstrations with Sally Jenyns, entertainment, live music, fireworks & MORE!

This is a ticketed event.

November 2022 fireworks

Caboolture Christmas Carols

  • date tbc for 2022

The Caboolture Christmas Carols are the first of four signature Christmas carol events around the Moreton Bay region. Pack a picnic blanket or chairs and jingle your way down to Centenary Lakes Park in Caboolture for a truly MAGICAL evening. There will be markets, Santa’s Village, Fireworks, free entry and more!

December 2022 fireworks

North Lakes Christmas Carols 

  • date tbc for 2022

There will be lots of family-friendly entertainment on offer, so everyone can get into the spirit of the season while enjoying performances by local community groups. So, bring your best vocals and a blanket to spread out, relax and enjoy a magical evening. You can even do some Christmas gift shopping at the twilight markets or grab a bite to eat from the food trucks onsite. Then finish the evening with a ‘bang’, watching the sky light up with a spectacular fireworks display!

More details here.

Christmas Carnival Sandstone Point

  • date tbc for 2022

If you love the holiday season deerly, it would be rude-olph to miss this! Enjoy plenty of festivities for the whole family. From 2pm-8pm, find that perfect gift at the Christmas markets or have a tree-mendous time enjoying the food stalls, fireworks, live music, kids rides, entertainment and of course a visit from Santa. Get ready for your favourite Christmas carols and rockin’ around the Christmas tree. Bookings required.

Get your tickets here.

Redcliffe Christmas Carols

  • date tbc for 2022

Take a drive out from the river city to see some of the best Christmas Carols in Brisbane. The signature giant snow globes will be back in 2021, providing the perfect white Christmas photo opportunity. Santa’s Village will feature Christmas-themed roving entertainment, kids’ workshops, free face-painting and more! Don’t forget to bring your best vocals with lots of family-friendly entertainment on offer!

Redcliffe Christmas Carols details here.


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