Riverfire is BACK in 2021 | Prepare For The Best Night Ever!

Riverfire Brisbane
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Want to know what is happening with Riverfire in Brisbane in 2021? The great news is Brisbane’s most spectacular fireworks show and family day-out SunSuper Riverfire, will be back in all its glory this year!

About Riverfire

If you’re new to Brisbane, Sunsuper Riverfire is historically the stunning finale of Brisbane Festival. If you love fireworks, make plans to get to Riverfire in 2021. It is part of the larger Brisbane Festival that runs from 3-25 September 2021. Located all over the city, it is one of our favourite things to do each year – we normally see Riverfire at South Bank, but keep reading… there are lots of places to see the Brisbane Festival fireworks!

Brisbane Riverfire 2021 date

If you are looking for when is Riverfire 2021? It is…. drumroll please… the date for Sunsuper Riverfire 2021 will be Saturday 25th September. 

For this explosive Festival finale, you can tune into Triple M’s live broadcast or Channel 9’s exclusive television coverage.

Sunsuper Riverfire 2021 schedule 

The Brisbane river fireworks 2021 will be 20 minutes of fireworks and will be lighting up the Brisbane skyline from multiple city rooftops, barges and bridges. Ahead of the pyrotechnics the C17A and Army Aviation helicopters will demonstrate their flying prowess.  The best thing about Brisbane Riverfire is that it’s absolutely FREE! 

Best places to watch Riverfire Brisbane 2021 Fireworks 

The best places to watch the Riverfire 2021 fireworks for free are:

  • South Bank
  • Kangaroo Point cliffs
  • Captain Burke Park
  • Wilson’s Lookout
  • City Riverwalk including the Eagle St Pier and Riverside Centre
  • Wilsons Outlook, Bowen Terrace, Fortitude Valley
  • Victoria Bridge – Not open in 2021 due to construction.

Read our detailed article – Best places to see Brisbane Festival fireworks 2021 – see our detailed list of vantage points to see River Fireworks Brisbane here.

Best places to see Riverfire for people with limited mobility

Best access points for Riverfire if you or a family member have limited mobility are South Bank, Eagle Street Pier, Riverside centre and Captain Burke park.

As in previous years, Brisbane Festival will establish a dedicated accessible viewing platform at Kangaroo Point for people with disabilities and their companions.

Food and drink at Brisbane River Festival 2021

All of the above sites have food and drink for sale otherwise pack your own picnic to save on money. Don’t bring any glass bottles, cans or plastic only. South Bank is alcohol free.

Riverfire road closures during the event

The following roads will be closed or blocked to either pedestrians and/or traffic for various times during Riverfire 2021 are to be confirmed. In 2019, the following road closures were in place:

  • Victoria Bridge
  • Goodwill Bridge
  • Brisbane Riverwalk, New Farm
  • Story Bridge

Click here for other City and  Fortitude Valley road closures.

Riverfire times – Riverfire Brisbane 2021

  • Fireworks from 6:45pm

**Please note – these details will be updated closer to the event

ADF Display

Organiser’s are hopeful we will see the return of the much-loved Australian Defence Force Super Hornet display as the Royal Australian Airforce marks 100 years of service to Australia

Riverfire timetable

There will be activities during the day at South Bank for kids prior to the aerial display.

Australian Defence Force activities on the night will be subject to availability. These times are listed just prior to the event itself as they are subject to change at the last minute.

Best parking for Riverfire

Families Magazine has teamed up with Secure Parking and we have all the best places to park – click here.

Will Sunsuper Riverfire still be on if it rains?

Yes, Sunsuper Riverfire 2021 will go ahead as planned as the Australian Bureau of Meteorology has no current weather warnings which pose an immediate threat.

Can I take my dog to South Bank?

No. Dogs will not be permitted in the parklands for Sunsuper Riverfire. See the pet section below for recommendations on keeping your pets safe at home during the fireworks display.

Tips for first timers

Like New Years Eve, get there early if you want to secure the best spots to catch the Sunsuper Riverfire extravaganza. South Bank is fenced off for the event and access will be closed once it’s full.

Plan your evening around public transport as limited parking and road closures will make taking your car difficult. Most carparks in the city predict that they’ll be full from 11am on the day. There’ll be plenty of extra trains and buses running on the night.

South Bank is an alcohol-free event for Sunsuper Riverfire. Please do not bring pets, bikes and scooters, drink bottles with broken seals (including bottles of water or soft drink), glass or alcohol to South Bank. These items will be confiscated by South Bank security staff.

Sunsuper Riverfire is fun for the whole family

Sunsuper Riverfire 2021 will be one of the biggest fireworks displays that Brisbane has seen and is sure to be an amazing night for the whole family. For more information on Riverfire Brisbane, visit www.brisbanefestival.com.au. Remember to bookmark our page for all the updated Riverfire 2021 date and times!

Did you know?

Riverfire is sometimes called the Brisbane Fire Festival 2021?

70 responses to “Riverfire is BACK in 2021 | Prepare For The Best Night Ever!”

  1. David says:

    Will the C-17 be flying?

  2. Adam Palmer says:

    Is train transport free for the river fire event 2021?

  3. Andrew Sterling says:

    How do I reserve a boat position/mooring for Riverfire?

  4. Greg says:

    2020 dates ASAP once confirmed please! 🙂 what a great event every year!!

  5. Debra L says:

    Is there fireworks on the Storey Bridge for Riverfire 2019? Does anyone know? or they just shooting off on barges instead? I don’t want to do to Southbank. Can anyone confirm?

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