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AFL Footy Festival 2020

Head to the inner city for food trucks and footy, all to celebrate the first ever AFL Grand Final held in Brisbane.
By Concrete Playground
October 22, 2020
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By Concrete Playground
October 22, 2020
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Something extraordinary is happening in Brisbane this year, with the city playing host to the AFL Grand Final on Saturday, October 24. This is the first time that the code's biggest game has been held outside of Melbourne, so it's a huge deal — and, as well as the match itself, Brisbane is also welcoming the traditional AFL Footy Festival.

Part of the pre-GF celebrations, the festival will take over a variety of Brisbane locations in the lead-up to the big game. Heading to the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens between Thursday, October 22–Saturday, October 24 is particularly recommended, however, as that's when you'll be able to tuck into bites to eat, pal around with footy stars and take part in a heap of family-friendly activities.

The inner-city spot will be pumping with entertainment, kids' activities and food — including currywurst, Sri Lankan dishes and ice creams — from 9am–3pm Thursday and Friday, and 9am–10pm on Saturday. If you'd like to watch the game, you can also mosey over to the Brisbane Riverstage and catch it on the big screen on Saturday evening.

Martin Keep/AFL Photos

South Bank's Streets Beach is also hosting activities, food and a big screen from 4–10pm on Saturday, if you find yourself over on that side of the river.

Disclaimer: even though you might want to, you will not be allowed to drink your drinks out of a Premiership Cup.

Top image: Brisbane City Council via Flickr. 

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