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Fun for the whole family at celebrated street festival
The Bulimba Festival 2014 - August 31

The Bulimba Festival has solidified its reputation over the last four years as one of the best family friendly events on the Brisbane social calendar. It's for good reason as this day long festival has something for all ages.

On Sunday the 31st of August, leafy Oxford Street will be closed to vehicles as more than 100,000 people are set to enjoy the live entertainment of this celebrated street festival in Brisbane's inner east, which has continued in its growth and success each year.

More than 130 unique stall holders will line Oxford Street selling artisan foodstuffs, handmade arts and crafts and natural beauty products

While busy, there are plenty of places and areas for the crowds to disperse, including along the majority of Oxford Street and several side streets which will accommodate more than 130 different stall holders.

These merchants will be local craftspeople, and community businesses selling all sorts of goods, including artisan foods, gifts, arts and crafts and natural beauty products.


There will be fashion displays, local bands and headline acts on each of the 2 stages at the event

Many of the other activities will be centred around Memorial Park (just off Oxford Street and Opposite the Woolworths) where the Westpac Main Stage will be located.

This year, the headlining act is the classic Aussie rock outfit, The Church who many of the parents (and possibly their older kids) will remember for their hits 'Under the Milky Way' and 'The Unguarded Moment'

On the second stage, there will be local Brisbane band The Creases, as well as the Ipswich RSL Youth and Community band who will open up the line up of other great local talent.


Local businesses including restaurants and cafes will also be opening up special food stalls offering takeaway style street food versions of their menu. These includes Turkish from Ahmets, dumplings, sushi and Mexican tacos, and Quesadillas from La Quinta.

Since this is a street festival at its core there will also be plenty of street food including German sausages, churros, and plenty of kebabs, burgers and other treats which are great to sit down in the park with, and watch all the action unfold around you.

At this year's event Woolworths Bulimba will also host fresh (and free) food tastings in Memorial Park as well as cooking demonstrations.


Rides and sideshow style attractions will be sure to keep the kids amused throughout the day

Parents need not worry about their kids being bored with The Kids Corner in Memorial Park which will serve as a carnival of sorts complete with rides, a jumping castle as well as show stalls for the kids to burn off steam.


As all the action kicks off early in the day, catching public transport is recommended by event organisers, either by ferry, bus or train (Morningside train station is the closest rail station.) Parking will be limited around streets in neighbouring Balmoral and Hawthorne due to the event, and several main streets in Bulimba will be closed on the Sunday of the event.

For those who have yet to experience the food, fashion, food and festivities of a Brisbane city street festival, the Bulimba Festival is among the best and is sure not to disappoint.
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Why? To experience one of Brisbane's most celebrated community street festivals
When: August 31
Where: Oxford Street, Bulimba, QLD, 4171
Cost: Free to attend
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Love a great community festival - there are so many on these days but it's great to see small neighbourhoods coming together for local events. Great article!
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