By Juliano Oliveira
February opens the ninth annual BrisAsia Festival, cultural event stretching the four corners of the city.
From food to music, including business workshops, the celebration held from the 1-28, is expected to be spin the Brisbane’s economic and touristic wheel.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said BrisAsia brings more than 30 diverse events across 20 suburbs, including the Lunar New Year lion dance in Chinatown Mall and Crescent Moon, a dance, theatre and music presentation at Seven Hills.
“Without a doubt, Brisbane residents have been missing the festival atmosphere, and there’s no better way to ring in the Chinese New Year than with the much-loved BrisAsia festival,” Cr Schrinner said.
“Festival favourites will return including the BrisAsia Bazaar night market and Holi – Festival of Colours – and we will be glad to see dozens of local singers, dancers and artists back on centre stage following a year of event cancellations.
“A new look Food Festival will also deliver a weekend of culinary delights and classes, with ten much-loved Asian restaurants and their expert chefs in the spotlight.”
This year, the festival will be delivered in its totality, different from what happened in 2020 when a large portion of the event’s program was cancelled in the early stages of last year’s coronavirus outbreak.
For the full searchable BrisAsia Festival program and other events, visit https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/things-to-see-and-do/whats-on-and-events/brisasia-festival.