BrisAsia Festival Brings Month-Long Celebration To Brisbane

BrisAsia Festival 2020

Diversity is on display across Brisbane city this month with celebrations well underway for this year’s BrisAsia Festival. Now in its eighth year, the festival invites everyone to explore the brilliance of Asian culture, with more than 90 events held throughout February.

Until the end of the month you can feast on some delicious traditional and modern Asian cuisine, attend a horticultural workshop or a paint and sip workshop, stroll through night markets, go on a Food Discovery Tour in Sunnybank, admire the talent of artists and performers and much more.

And the best part is the festivities are spread across Brisbane city and surrounding suburbs! So you don’t have to brave the city traffic just to join in on the celebrations.

Photo credit: Brisbane City Council

The BrisAsia Festival also features a range of talented creatives including Brisbane based Chinese-Australian artist Yin Lu, Malaysian-born Australian resident and artist John Fu Chong, bollywood dancer Andrea Lam, solo-musician Sudha Manian and BrisAsia producers Jen and Anthony Garcia, Gemma Truong and Paviter Noori.

Photo credit: Brisbane City Council

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the program of events for the 2020 festival was one of the most exciting programs to date.

“With offerings not only in Brisbane’s central hubs like Fortitude Valley Mall and Queen Street Mall, but spreading across our suburbs too, making celebrations more accessible to everyone,” Cr Schrinner said.

Cr Schrinner said the festival would feature local artists and highlight the importance of BrisAsia as a platform to celebrate Brisbane as a diverse, multicultural city.

“We’re excited to showcase artistry and passion for the Asian culture from local, Brisbane-based talent once again this year, with fine art, music and dance highlighted heavily throughout the program,” he said.

“I encourage everyone to take part in what will no doubt be an unmissable month of events for your 2020 calendars.”

SNAPSHOT: Tomorrow at the BrisAsia Festival

  • The BrisAsia Dance Showcase will be held tomorrow, Sunday February 9, at Queen Street Mall. Watch as Brisbane’s best dancers battle it out for first place! The winner will represent Australia at Radikal Forze, a hip-hop festival in Singapore.
  • If you’re wanting to learn a bit more about how to spice up your food, head to the Valley of Spices in Chinatown Mall tomorrow from 4–9pm to try some exotic foods and enjoy some food demonstrations.
  • Other events include yoga in the park, Tai Chi Qigong at Fairfield and Red Hill, a Sustainable Living Workshop. Or you can head to Elizabeth Arcade to see Yin Lu’s artwork.

COMING UP…

Some other exciting BrisAsia Festival events you can catch this month include the BrisAsia Bazaar at Aspley Central on February 15, a pop culture party on February 22, ‘Get Your Geek On‘ on February 27 and the spectacular Brisbane Holi Festival of Colours on February 29.

For more information about the BrisAsia Festival and to view the exciting event guide, click here.


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Jessica Perkins
Jess is a journalist who grew up on the Sunshine Coast before relocating to Sydney to finish her final years of schooling and then returning to Brisbane for university. Her passions lay in food and drink, event and entertainment editorial pieces and she enjoys keeping up to date with all things Brisbane. She credits her dedication, passion and love for journalism to her time spent in Gladstone as a cadet journalist – what she considers her most valuable experience in the field to date. On her days off (which are rare) you will find her with an almond chai latte in one hand and a book in another while probably still answering her work emails