Riverfire 2022 | Prepare For The Best Night Ever!

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Want to know what is happening with Riverfire in Brisbane in 2022? The great news is Brisbane’s most spectacular fireworks show and family day-out Riverfire, will be back in all its glory this year!

About Riverfire

The most spectacular night of the year returns in 2022 to light up Brisbane Festival opening night! If you love fireworks, make plans to get to Riverfire in 2022. It is part of the larger Brisbane Festival that runs from 2-24 September 2022. 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 2022 date

If you are looking for when is Riverfire 2022? It is…. drumroll please… the date for Riverfire 2022 will be Saturday 3rd September. 

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

Riverfire 2022 schedule 

The Brisbane river fireworks 2022 will be an incredible display of fireworks and will light up the Brisbane skyline from multiple city rooftops, barges and bridges. Ahead of the pyrotechnics, the Army Aviation team will demonstrate their flying prowess. The best thing about Brisbane Riverfire by Australian Retirement Trust is that it’s absolutely FREE! 

Best places to watch Riverfire Brisbane 2022 Fireworks 

The best places to watch the Riverfire 2022 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

Read our detailed article – Best places to see Brisbane Festival fireworks 2022 – 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. Booking for these areas is essential. Check the Brisbane Festival website to stay up to date when bookings open. 

Food and drink at Brisbane River Festival 2022

There are plenty of places to buy food and drink otherwise pack your own picnic to save on money. Don’t bring any glass bottles, soft drink bottles with broken seals or water bottles as these will be confiscated by security. South Bank is alcohol-free. 

Riverfire road closures during the event

**TBA for Riverfire 2022**

The following roads were closed or blocked to either pedestrians and/or traffic for various times during Riverfire during previous events. 2022 closures are still to be announced. 

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

Click here for other City and Fortitude Valley road closures.

Riverfire times – Riverfire Brisbane 2022

  • Fireworks from 7pm

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

ADF Display

The event 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. The display kicks off from 5pm. 

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

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 Riverfire still be on if it rains?

Yes, Riverfire 2022 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 Riverfire.

Tips for first timers

Like New Years Eve, get there early if you want to secure the best spots to catch the 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 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.

Riverfire is fun for the whole family

Riverfire 2022 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 2022 date and times!

Did you know?

Riverfire is sometimes called the Brisbane Fire Festival 2022.

72 responses to “Riverfire 2022 | Prepare For The Best Night Ever!”

  1. Melissa bhuimbar says:

    We’d love to go and have a great family evening with the kids (aged 3.5yrs and 5.5yrs) to celebrate our Brissie river. Perfect weather for an arvo play at Southbank, followed by a kid friendly dinner and fireworks. Can’t get better than that ???

  2. Kathy MacKenzie says:

    Have promised my kids that one day we will make it to #SunsuperRiverfire and see the magic by the river. Always enjoy watching on the TV – but this year would love to be right in on the action.

  3. Bernadette says:

    We love Riverfire. Best fireworks and kids love the helicopters too.

  4. Tania says:

    My family would love this and my youngest has never been. ??

  5. Allyson says:

    since having our daughter 5 years ago we stopped going.My daughter has yet to experience this amazing spectacular. She would love it#SunsuperRiverfire

  6. Melissa Clare says:

    I would love to enjoy #SunsuperRiverfire with our 2 boys. We’re working these holidays and it would be awesome to spend some quality family time celebrating in the city watching Riverfire.

  7. Denise oliver says:

    Absolutely love fireworks love to share with family ?

  8. Leanne davis says:

    Would love to take my girls as we have never been ?

  9. Kellie says:

    We have never been to Riverfire and I would love to surprise the kids with a night out in style. A night for them to remember.

  10. Samantha says:

    My kids have their cousins up from Melbourne,
    We want to show them Brisbane’s the best city to live in.
    Fireworks, fun and atmosphere,
    Riverfire is so much fun every year.

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