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Foreshore Fireworks – FREE New Years Eve Celebration in Redcliffe

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Please note – at time of press, this event is NOT scheduled to occur in 2018. More updates to follow if this changes.

Foreshore Fireworks – FREE New Years Eve Celebration in Redcliffe

Foreshore Fireworks New Years Eve is coming to the Northside! This is the Redcliffe Peninsula’s most popular family friendly FREE New Years Eve event and it’s happening again!

Where are the Foreshore Fireworks 2017 being held?

Head to Scarborough Beach Park – Landsborough Ave, Scarborough for an unforgettable start to 2018. There’s limited parking in the area and on the surrounding streets but please be mindful of both parking signs AND parking over people’s driveways and lawns. Make sure you treat the area respectfully so that all can enjoy the celebration! See the details about the shuttle bus service below.

Foreshore Fireworks New Years Eve start times

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The fireworks are scheduled for 8.30pm AND midnight on Sunday 31 December 2017.

There will be lots to do on the foreshore prior with the event starting at 4pm. Rides will cost $5 each or you can purchase a $25 wrist band.

Families Tips: get in early as the line can get long for the purchase of tickets and wristbands.

Foreshore Fireworks Scarborough

  • Rides
  • Giant games
  • Entertainment
  • Mobile Farm – (the animals will be removed before the Fireworks commence).
  • Food trucks

The Children’s Firework display will be held at 8.30pm and the traditional celebration ones will be at midnight and the theme is Hawaiian/Beach Summer Party.

Families Tip: To stay on top of all the activities follow their event on Facebook.

Where will be the best place to see the Fireworks?

Like anything that is fantastically fun for families, it will be busy, so make a plan, head to your ‘spot’ reasonably early and have an exit strategy!

Families Tip: Use the map below to work out the spot that will best suit your family AND go the day (or two) before to plan your afternoon!

Transport Options for the Fireworks


From Brisbane CBD – Travel north on the Bruce Highway and take EXIT 133. Follow the signs along Anzac Avenue to Redcliffe

From Brisbane Airport – Travel north on the Gateway Motorway and take the Deagon Deviation exit crossing the Houghton Highway bridge to Redcliffe

From Sunshine Coast – Travel south along the Bruce Highway and take EXIT 133. Follow the signs along Anzac Avenue to Redcliffe


The timetable for the shuttle bus is now available:

Foreshore Fireworks Scarborough

Be carefree. Take the hassle out of finding parking, visitors are asked to utilise the parking at Shuttle Bus pick up zones. Shuttle Buses commence from 3.30pm from Redcliffe Showgrounds to Scarborough Beach Park.


In regards to local Bus Services around Woody Point please go to the Translink Website for further details. Click here


Limited parking is available in the surrounding streets to Foreshore Fireworks. You are advised to arrive early & be mindful of local residents when parking. Our advice is to utilise public transport (www.translink.com.au) or the free shuttle buses provided.


Foreshore Fireworks Scarborough

Road closures are required and have to be implemented in the interest of public safety, which therefore leaves some parking restrictions.  We would like to remind you that traffic will be busy during your visit to Foreshore Fireworks, therefore, we strongly recommend you allow extra time when planning your trip to the event.

Remember that sometimes little ears can be sensitive to fireworks! We recommend investing in some child-friendly headphones or some ear muffs to make the night more enjoyable for tiny tots. You’ll also definitely need to stock up on things like insect spray and be aware that, even in the fading light, it’s well worth your while to apply sunscreen to yourself and your little people.

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24 responses to “Foreshore Fireworks – FREE New Years Eve Celebration in Redcliffe”

  1. Gail says:

    Nice to have some local fireworks!! Can’t wait.

  2. Karen says:

    Thanks for the advance notice, perfect timing, we were trying to figure out where to go for early fireworks! (We’ve been away for the last few years and have a tradition of pretending that the 8ish fireworks are actually midnight ones :)).

  3. amanda says:

    I am so bummed that I’ll be overseas and will miss these fireworks. Sounds amazing!

  4. Heather says:

    ooo! Can’t wait!

  5. Vicki says:

    Brilliant news. So great that there’s a family-friendly option for the northside…and that is a perfect location. Fireworks over the Bay will be spectacular. Well done Families Magazine and The Bel. Can’t wait to join your celebration!

  6. Sofia says:

    So do you have to go the pub or is there going to be stuff on the waterfront too?

  7. Candy says:

    I heard that the Scarborough ones aren’t happening again this year, is that right? We went to Bribie last year so this is much more convenient.

  8. Shelley says:

    Oh dear, we live just around the corner from there, will have to send our dog somewhere for the evening lest he lose his poor puppy mind with the noise.

  9. Dell says:

    Shorncliffe will be an awesome viewing spot. THis is going to be AMAZING. So glad this is happening. thanks Families Mag!

  10. Kristy_Smitty says:

    We’re so lucky to be outsourcing our kids this NYE so we can go be grown ups. My SIL lives in Northgate and will have five kids in total on the night so I might suggest she bring them down your way!

  11. Cat says:

    This is awesome.

  12. Mike_and_Crystal says:

    Not sure about kids out at a pub at NYE but at least if it finishes before the real drinking begins it will be OK. There’s some kind of VIP room isn’t there? How much are tix please?

  13. TAC says:

    Hey Everyone!

    Yes, we’re really excited – no just to be sponsoring but also to go!

    Sofia, there’ll be tons of room to view, Bramble Bay is the ideal set up for viewing them with tons of foreshore to stand at. The best view however will be at The Bel. There’ll be approximately a million kids on the waterfront 🙂

    Candy, Scarborough is Christmas fireworks I believe. <3 this time of year! I'm one of those people who squeeee when Christmas decorations start to appear in stores.

    Shelley, yeah us too. Our dog will be able to hear it too. Our vet gave us a mild sedative for him last year and he slept through it all.

    Dell, we aim to please

    Mike and Crystal, yes the Bel is putting on a VIP room for parents and kids. I think the tickets are about $85 but you can confirm with the venue - as an added bonus you get the PERFECT viewing point. It'll all be done and dusted by 9.00 so you can get the kids home before NYE starts in earnest. That event will give you a bit of a buffer from the masses too. The Bel is a really nice venue though, it's not rough so I imagine it won't be too rowdy.

    Just let us know if you have any questions - we'll sort you out 🙂 Janine, Jesse, Regina, Karen, Ala and Dana #teamfamilies

  14. Mike_and_Crystal says:

    Thanks. Will call them. Crys.

  15. Terri_Ann_Volich says:

    Hey Families Mag

    This sounds perfect. We’d be coming down from Everton Park – what’s the best way to this specific place? I get a bit confused by that side of town and don’t want to “get trapped”

  16. Shane says:

    This is a great initiative. Thanks so much to Families Magazine for getting behind the Peninsula. We love your magazine – peninsula people, pick up a copy at the schools and libraries. Support business that supports our community.

  17. Deb says:

    So this is the big surprise Janine! Congratulations. And we’re so excited to be advertising our own events with your amazing magazine in 2016! I have no doubt this will be a BLAZING success.

  18. TAC says:

    See you on the night Crys!

    Thanks Shane and Deb. We love your businesses too and we’re so happy to be able to get you results. I am stepping it up a LOT in 2016 – there’s MASSIVE plans on the table so we’ll be sending you even more customers next year. So excited. Decided to start 2016 with a bang. What better way than Fireworks….

  19. As northsiders we are so excited to know we have family friendly fireworks coming to Redcliffe. 830 is a perfect time for us too. It means we can eat dinner and bath, go to the fireworks and put our daughter to bed promptly after all without fighting the city crowds.

  20. Elyse says:

    Hello. Will there also be midnight fireworks aswell or just the kiddies one. Trying to find somewhere where there’s midnight ones around the Penninsula.

  21. Carmen says:

    Just wondering where the shuttles run please?

  22. Lloyd Jones says:

    Woody Point having Fireworks as well

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