Top five BrisAsia festival experiences

Celebrate Asian cultures at Brisbane’s month-long festival.

The BrisAsia Festival is Brisbane’s largest celebration of Asian cultures with more than 90 traditional and contemporary events throughout February.

Here are some of the highlights.

Luna New Year

Welcome the Year of the Ox with free entertainment in the Chinatown Mall.

Book a table at your favourite restaurant and enjoy the roving entertainment, lion dancing, fire shows, traditional music, markets and cultural performances.

When: 13 February

Where: Chinatown, Fortitude Valley

Cost: Free

BrisAsia Food Festival

From Filipino to Indian and everything in between, visit Asian restaurants across the city for the best Asian cuisines in Brisbane.

Book a table at a participating restaurant on 20-21 February to sample unique menus and be inspired by cooking demonstrations from local chefs.

Participating restaurants include:

  • 8848 Momo House, Fortitude Valley
  • Chu the Phat, South Brisbane
  • Curry 'n' Cask, Fortitude Valley
  • Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant, Fortitude Valley
  • Fat Dumpling Bar, Bowen Hills
  • Indian Brothers, Annerley
  • Indian Brothers, Taringa
  • Kubo's Bar and Grill, Coorparoo
  • Madame Wu, Brisbane City
  • Super Bowl, Fortitude Valley

When: 20-21 February
Where:  Various
Cost: Various, booking required

Dumpling class

Learn how to create delicious handmade dumplings at Brisbane’s premier dumpling restaurant, Fat Dumpling Bar.

Join dumpling chefs for a workshop which includes all materials, tools (which can be taken home), instruction fees and a complimentary sparkling wine for adults and juice for children. 

Dumplings will be cooked and eaten when the class is finished.

When: 20 February
Where:  Fat Dumpling Bar, 2 King Street, Bowen Hills
Cost: $69 per adult, booking required. Up to two children can accompany an adult for free. 

Holi Festival of Colours

Join the fifth celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Brisbane .

Originating in India, the vibrant festival is known for its inclusivity and celebrates joy and happiness through colour, dance and music. 

Purchase coloured powder to throw on your fellow revellers (BYO not allowed for safety reasons), enjoy Indian street food and dance up a storm at this family-friendly event.

When: 27 February

Where: Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks

Cost: Free entry, coloured powder can be purchased on the day.

BrisAsia Summer Party

Celebrate Asian pop-culture at the BrisAsia Summer party.

The family-friendly party features non-stop entertainment including a cosplay and anime dance showcase, a K-pop dance cover competition as well as hip-hop, K-pop and J-pop dance crews.

When: 20 February

Where: South Bank Parklands

Cost: Free

Discover more BrisAsia events on the Brisbane City Council website.