Fortitude Valley, known more popularly as simply ‘The Valley,’ sits comfortably as a suburban center within the city of Brisbane. It is situated to the northeast of the city’s central business district. Locals and regular vacationers know the area as an ideal hub for Brisbane’s nightlife as it has always been renowned for its bars, nightclubs, and adult entertainment.
Valley Fiesta is one of Fortitude Valley’s popular tourism events. It is a three-day feast featuring free live music, entertainment events, market stalls, and food and drink extravaganza from various restaurants and cafés. The three-day event is usually set on the last week of October, so expect that the weather would be sunny and ideal for lots of outdoor activities set to stage for the feast. Contrary to common perceptions, Valley Fiesta is being organized as a drug-free and alcohol-free event so it could be appropriate for everyone, especially families. Children are welcome as long as their parents bring along hearing protection as music noise levels could reach extremely high.
Every year, organizers aim to stage the biggest Valley Fiesta ever. Thus, every year, the event gets bigger and better than the last. During the period, expect Brisbane accommodations to be fully occupied and most establishments full of tourists and vacationers. Thus, there could be expected traffic congestion anywhere in the city. But that does not stand as a setback, but instead, as an added attraction.
In 2009, stages for Valley Fiesta celebration were set up along the Brunswick Street Mall and the Chinatown Mall. More than a hundred thousand bystanders came to enjoy the free entertainment. Like in all other years, bars and cafés in and around Fortitude Valley pulled out all stops to ensure the special weekend event would turn out to be a really massive celebration. Up to 60 different local, interstate, and foreign artists came to grace the occasion. They helped make the biggest outdoor party in this side of Australia.
Every year, there is always an exciting Theater program that features fine performances from different artists and stage performers. The Valley markets get a surge of an injection of people as well as energy. Participants and bystanders have more options to enjoy. There are even incredible and fun competitions that families and friends could all enjoy. There are even attractive prizes to motivate everyone. The party and jolly atmosphere in all those three days could simply be hard to contain. Come and take part in the next Valley Fiesta.