Head on down to Woolloongabba's first ever street festival for an eclectic celebration of food, entertainment and eclectic wares on Saturday 8th November. As part of the official program of free G20 Cultural Celebrations being held throughout Brisbane the event is sure to impress with a full day of entertainment for young and old. In association with the Queensland Government and The Gabba Village Association, The End of the Line Festival showcases the precinct of the 'Gabba and its surrounds by celebrating its rich and colourful history as the transport catchment area for Brisbane's south-east suburbs.
This free event will include live music, market stalls, food trucks, projection art and plenty of activities for young and old alike. As part of the day's excitement the Brisbane Skateboarding Association (BSA) will be hosting a free Street Skate Jam which includes demonstrations by some of Brisbane's best skateboarders, free 'learn to skate' workshops and an open session for local skaters to have a shred on BSA's varied skating obstacles. Over the years Woolloongabba has developed into a vibrant sporting, cultural and culinary hub and organisers of the event have ensured that all facets will be well represented on the day.
Brisbane Lions players will be on hand for signings and photos from 12pm to 1pm and from 2pm to 3pm. They will also be helping both young and old with the AFL Inflatable Activities in Jurgens Street. The Russian Community, which has been an integral part of the area since 1924, will be well represented by the Folklorio Ensemble Samotsvety performing traditional Russian music at 10.30 am.
Another well-known Gabba legend, the Woolloongabba Antique Centre is also a big part of the festival. The Centre will bring together an eclectic mix of vintage and antique dealers to create a paradise for pickers and collectors alike. They will be setting up their "The Substation Antique Collective" at the old substation in Jurgen's Park. Another nod to the precinct's unique history, the Penny Farthing parade is sure to be a crowd pleaser, as is the horse-drawn tram from the Brisbane Tramways Museum and the vintage taxis from Yellow Cabs which will be on display. Restaurants in the area will be extending their licenses out into the cul-de-sac on Logan Road, encouraging a unique urban vibe and allowing patrons to truly absorb the festivities while they dine.
So there you go Brisbane, for a full day of FREE entertainment celebrating the characteristics of one of Brisbane's most unique and historic precincts, head over to The End of the Line Festival. Visit their website for more details.