Brisbane's South Bank will be a hive of activity this summer as tourists and locals enjoy the wide array of activities.
Brisbane's South Bank will be a hive of activity this summer as tourists and locals enjoy the wide array of activities. iStock

Enjoy summer festivities at South Bank

BRISBANE'S South Bank is set to sizzle this summer with plenty of family friendly activities for everyone to enjoy.

With summer here, the popular destination will be a haven for sun, swimming and socialising.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said South Bank was the place to be,

"There's an activity for everyone and every budget this summer - from blockbuster sporting and cultural events, to our exciting Christmas program and spectacular outdoor spaces for picnics and relaxing," he said.

Some of the activities at South Bank include:

Streets Ice Cream's Summer Celebration - December 1 from 1-5pm.

Christmas Gift Market, South Bank Parklands - December 14-23 from 3-10pm.

Carols by Twilight and Christmas Cinema, River Quay Green, South Bank Parklands - December 14-23 from 6pm.

Holly Jolly Kids, Little Stanley Street Lawn, South Bank Parklands - December 14-23 from 3-7pm.

Christmas Fireworks Spectacular, Clem Jones Promenade, South Bank Parklands - December 20-23 from 8pm.

"There is also enjoy a range of cultural events at QPAC and Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), including a hallmark event for Brisbane, the colourful 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art and a free QAGOMA event on until April 28, 2019," Cr Quirk said.

With Streets Beach being a popular place for people to take a dip and cool off, Cr Quirk also said lifeguard patrolling hours would be extended until midnight for the summer season.

"South Bank's extended lifeguard patrols will provide ample opportunity for visitors to enjoy Brisbane's balmy nights, alongside the ongoing festivities on this side of the river," Cr Quirk said.


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