Riverfire is BACK in 2021 | Here’s What We Know So Far
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!
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.
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. Hopefully, aerobatics displays from the Australian Defence Force will be confirmed as per previous riverfire events, including super hornets and helicopters. The best thing about Brisbane Riverfire is that it’s absolutely free! Further details to be announced.
Best places to watch Riverfire Brisbane 2021 Fireworks
The best places to watch the Riverfire 2021 fireworks for free are:
- Victoria Bridge
- South Bank
- Kangaroo Point cliffs
- Captain Burke Park
- Wilson’s Lookout
- City Riverwalk including the Eagle St Pier and Riverside Centre
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.
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
Riverfire times – Riverfire Brisbane 2021
Please note – these details will be updated closer to the event
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
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 with discount codes – 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?
In 2021, the Riverfire Festival will have been running for 23 years.
2021 Riverfire has, in recent years, come under scrutiny to be cancelled due to the fire ban and drought conditions.