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BrisAsia Festival 2020

Feast on Asian delicacies, dance in cosplay to DJs or party on a rooftop.
By Sarah Ward
January 07, 2020
By Sarah Ward
January 07, 2020

If you live in Brisbane, you've heard all about the city's connections with Asia; we are the home of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, after all. Since 2013, the BrisAsia Festival has also been on that list, paying homage to the culture of our neighbours.

Timed around Lunary New Year — running from Saturday, February 1–Saturday, February 29 this year — the 2020 program features yet another mix of traditional and contemporary Asian arts, channelled into events across Brisbane. And while some of the unmistakable highlights will serve up a feast for your stomach — a new Valley of Spices festival in Fortitude Valley, plus a BrisAsia Bazaar with markets and street food — that's just the beginning of the fun.

Where do we start? Attend a lunar new year rooftop party, dress up for a cosplay-filled summer shindig at Reddacliff Place or head to a Chinese festival in King George Square. Or, pair some Asian food with a film, embark on a culinary tour of Sunnybank, dance at a silent disco, bust out your gaming skills and do yoga all over the city.

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