Riverfire Is Returning This Year, So Stake Out Your Fave Riverside Spot Nice And Early – The Urban List

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Yes, it’s true—after a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19 (god we’re saying that phrase a lot these days), Sunsuper Riverfire will be lighting up Brisbane’s skies once again in 2021, ending this year’s Brisbane Festival with a massive bang. 

Let’s face it, last year’s nightly light show was a stunner, but there’s nothing like a massive fireworks display to get us all gazing at the sky. So pencil Saturday 25 September in your diary and decide what riverside vantage point you’re going to stake out nice and early—you don’t want to miss it for a second year in a row. 

Only a handful of details have been released so far—including that the pyrotechnics will be matched to a curated Triple M playlist—but we have heard that there will be some changes to the event to make sure it’s COVID safe. 

The Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Adrian Schrinner said that, “The return of Sunsuper Riverfire is incredibly exciting news for not only residents and visitors, but the dozens of local businesses, retailers and dining precincts that get bonanza business on the night.”

“As Brisbane’s favourite fireworks display, Sunsuper Riverfire is an amazing end to Brisbane Festival and I encourage everyone to pencil Saturday 25 September into their diaries and start planning their favourite viewing spots because we’re expecting bumper crowds. We also hope to see the much-loved Australian Defence Force Super Hornet display back as the Royal Australian Airforce marks 100 years of service to Australia.”

We’ll have more details on what’s happening for the rest of Brisbane Festival, but in the meantime, clear your calendar for a massive fireworks display. 

Have you heard Oktoberfest is also coming back this year? 

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