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Foreshore Fireworks – FREE New Year’s Eve Celebration in Redcliffe

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Foreshore Fireworks – FREE New Year’s Eve Celebration in Redcliffe

Foreshore Fireworks New Year’s Eve is coming to the Northside! This year’s event will be part of the Redcliffe Markets and will include TWO spectacular fireworks displays.

Disclaimer: We are in the process of updating this article! This event has not been confirmed for this year yet.

Where are the NYE Foreshore Fireworks and Redcliffe Markets held?

Head down the Redcliffe Esplanade for a great NYE. 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.

NYE Foreshore Fireworks and Markets Start Time

The Fireworks are TBC for 2023

However, there will be lots to do before and after the fireworks – things that will keep the whole family entertained. From 5pm ‘til 10pm you’ll be able to meander amongst a 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!

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

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!

The event includes:

  • Sideshow alley games
  • Free entertainment
  • Live music
  • The best line up of gourmet eats and drinks

Transport Options for the Fireworks

By car

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

By Translink

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

By train

The nearest train station to the markets is Kippa Ring. 


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).

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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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

25 thoughts on “Foreshore Fireworks – FREE New Year’s Eve Celebration in Redcliffe”

  1. 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 :)).

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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?

  7. 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

  8. 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”

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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….

  12. 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.

  13. 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.


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