BrisAsia Festival returns from 1-18 February 2024 to celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon, a creature that typically embodies the qualities of power, nobleness, leadership, luck, and success. What better way to kick start your year than to connect with culture at BrisAsia Festival, with something on offer for the whole family.
Over three weeks, audiences can experience the transformative power of live performance, learn, and grow through immersive experiences and travel the length and breadth of Asia across the incredibly packed festival program that has something for everyone.
An exciting new addition to this year’s festival is Lush the inaugural Asian street festival in the heart of Fish Lane Arts Precinct. Explore captivating street art, dance and performance and savour cuisine with a fusion of flavours from local Asian establishments Chu the Phat and Southside Restaurant. Featuring artwork by local Asian artists Lisa Tran Kelly and Vanghoua Anthony Vue, a breakdance battle, roving street performances and live music, experience the heat and excitement reminiscent of the streets of Southeast Asia at this family friendly event.
Other new festival experiences this year include the Southside Dumpling Festival, children’s program ImaginAsia and Awakening an immersive live experience at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium.
Returning once again is the ever-popular hip hop, luxury car and Asian food truck event Southside by Night, the dedicated tea festival, BrisAsia ParTEA and Asian pop-culture celebration Summer Party at the new location of the Thomas Dixon Centre.
Most events are free, but some require tickets, so check out the full program of events for further information.