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As one of Brisbane's hippest suburbs, Teneriffe is the perfect setting for a street party that stretches all day and into the night. Now in its sixth year, thousands are set to descend on Vernon Terrace to enjoy fashion parades, live music, market stalls and much more, making it easily one of Brisbane's most popular and celebrated events.
As one of Brisbane's significant festivals, more than 50,000 have attended the Teneriffe Festival in years past to enjoy food from some of Brisbane's popular and fingers-to-the-pulse eateries from the New Farm, Newstead, Fortitude Valley and of course Teneriffe areas.
2015 will again see the return of the floating riverstage adjacent to the Woolstores boardwalk. Across from the Mirvac Riverstage, Newstead Brewing Co. will have a pop up garden bar, perfect to accompany live performances from the festival's headline act Darren Middleton of Powderfinger fame. Throughout the day there will also be performances on the Merthyr Village Street stage from the likes of Brisbane bands such as Neon Tiger, as well as jazz and soul singer songwriters and performers taking to the London Laneway Tiki Stage.
Speaking of laneway parties, Alfred and Constance's Cork, Pork and Fork Laneway Party will also return. If you haven't tried A&C's pork before you're in for a treat, offering up a succulent rotisserie roasted pig, allowing for a "swine with wine" experience. Alfredo's Pizzeria and Kwan Brothers' Asian bao buns, gyozas, bahn mi and much more will also ensure there's street food aplenty. And if you fancy squishing grapes between your toes, there will also be grape stomping opportunities, no doubt something that's sure to stain your feet a deep shade of magenta.
To keep the little ones entertained, the Kids World complex will feature farm animals, face painting, jumping castles and they'll also be sheep shearing demonstrations, paying homage to Teneriffe's historic woolstore buildings that characterise the streetscape.
Throughout the day, there'll be plenty of craft stalls to shop for gifts, places galore to eat and drink, and of course the chance to explore the nooks and crannies to gain a glimpse into the history of one of Brisbane's most interesting inner city suburbs. To maintain security and crowd control, a $2 entry fee for adults will be taken at the three entry points at Vernon Tc/Macquarie Street, Vernon Tce/Commercial Rd, and Ethel Street (off Florence St)
Laneway parties will feature pop up street food stalls and fashion parades
Sir Manual Hornibrook Park (Across from the Riverstage) will host Green Beacon brewing and Malt dining will offer takeaway foods.
Bars and restaurants on the deck of Vernon Tce, including the London Club, Claret House and Wunderbar.
Grab street food from one of the many vendors along the street.
What to Do:
For the kids, the Kids World complex will be the fun zone for youngsters
Appreciate vintage vehicle displays thanks to the Tenefihistorical society
See one of the fashion parades on one of the 7 catwalks featuring threads from national and international fashion designers
Buy from the local artisans at one of the 100 or so market stalls on Vernon terrace
Watch live music performances from Rock n Roll, to jazz and blues, and funk on one of three stages, including the main pontoon Riverstage
How to Get There:
Vernon Terrace, parts of Commercial Road and Ethel and Dath Streets will be closed during the festival from 10am-9pm. Local traffic detours will be in place, however the best way to get to the festival is to take public transport including the 199 from the city, or by taking the CityCat to the Teneriffe ferry terminal.