TOP 5 QUACKY MUST SEE’S AT THE
‘SUMMERTIME RIVERFEST featuring AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST DUCK RACE’
It’s the 10th anniversary of the festival and will be held on Sunday 16 October at Riverside Drive, West End where thousands are expected to flock to the river’s edge to be a part of the fun and festivities the day has to offer along with the iconic race that quacks the nation – Australia’s Biggest Duck Race!
The festival kicks off at 10am and runs through until 5pm. We encourage everyone to come on down for the day and check out some of the amazing new attractions.
- AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST DUCK RACE
It’s a quacking great race that could win one lucky duck a $30,000 car, a boat thanks to Port of Brisbane or a holiday! The show stopper will be watching 40,000 yellow rubber ducks tipped in to the Brisbane River turning the water into a sea of yellow as they race along a 100m course in the fight against cancer.
Music and entertainment will quite literally take to the water this year with the addition of the festival’s first ever river stage at the iconic duck race. The Riverstage will provide festival goers with a perfect way to chill out along the river banks while enjoying a Sunday session with some of Brisbane’s best local artists. Headlining acts to be announced soon. The Riverstage is all about creating music that is fun, infectious and keeps you tapping your toes or dancing from start to finish.
- ALLIANZ GLOBAL ASSISTANCE DUCK INN - CHILL OUT ZONE (18+)
The Allianz Global Assistance Duck Inn is THE Chill Out Zone to be in. 2016 Haedlingn acts to be announced soon but 2015’s acts sure fit the bill, they were Brisbane artist Shanon Watkins who’s music has been described as a cross between Ben Harper and Jack Johnson with soulful vocals, acoustic guitar, melodies and lyrics all uniquely Watkins. The dance remix of Shanon Watkins’ single One by One debuted on the US Music Week Top 20 Radio Dance Club Charts at No. 2, beating Queen B, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake.
- ST GEORGE GONE QUACKERS KIDS ZONE
Exactly as the name suggests this is THE area for kids to hang out have fun, learn and explore. You can get up and close with some of Australia’s furry animals or pat a python with the Channel Ten’s Totally Wild Stage Show, sing and dance along with street characters, explore your inner artist and make your very own yellow rubber race duck. There’s also face painting and zorbing which makes the kid’s zone the perfect chill-out zone for the whole family during a big quacking day out.
- CELEBRITY DUCK RACE
Who doesn’t love a bit of competition between celebrities? Celebrities will take on each other to see who will be the mightiest duck of them all in the Celebrity Duck Race. Those brave enough will embark in a giant inflatable duck on the Brisbane River and prepare for a feathery battle down a 50 metre course. Be prepared for a laugh or two as this race never disappoints!!
Location and Transport
The Summertime Riverfest is held on Riverside Drive (between Forbes and Kurilpa St), West End, opposite side of the river to the Regatta Hotel. Parking is available in the surrounding area. We also recommend the use of public transport. Please visit http://translink.com.au/ to plan your journey. You can download a Summertime Riverfest site map(5.3 MB) to help plan your day.