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Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Festival 2021

A huge gin and tonic festival is coming to Howard Smith Wharves.
By Libby Curran
June 22, 2021
By Libby Curran
June 22, 2021

UPDATE, July 2, 2021: Due to Brisbane's recent lockdown and restrictions, the Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Festival has been postponed  — so instead of taking place from Thursday, July 29–Sunday, August 1, it'll now run from Thursday, September 2–Sunday, September 5. This article has been updated to reflect the change of dates.

Folks who already have tickets for the original dates can either attend a corresponding festival session in September, or ask for a refund.


This year, Brisbanites have another excuse for enjoying a G&T in a garden — Australia's gin and tonic festival is coming to town. For its second stop on its 2021 national tour, the Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Festival is descending upon the Howard Smith Wharves precinct. Mark Thursday, September 2–Sunday, September 5. in your diary, because that's when you can sip your way around this huge tasting event dedicated to the classic tipple.

Here, you'll have the chance to sample 18 different gins — from Melbourne's world-renowned Four Pillars to Queensland's Wolf Lane — matched with top tonics from Fever-Tree's range of mixers. Archie Rose, Never Never, Sunshine & Sons and Kalki Moon will all be taking part, too, because the more gin the merrier here.

Explore the pop-up Gin Village, Tonic Discovery Bar and Ultimate Gin & Tonic Bar, then grab a snack from one of the restaurant pop-ups — you will be at HSW, after all. Rounding out the fun will be live entertainment, as well as a series of complimentary drink demonstrations and expert-led workshops.

Seven sessions are being held: 5–9pm on Thursday and Friday evening; 11.30am–2.30pm and 3.30–6.30pm on both Saturday and Sunday; and 7.30–10.30pm just on Saturday night.

Tickets to the Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Festival clock in at $65 (or $55 if you get in quick), which'll score you entry and six mini gin and tonics.

Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Festival runs from 5–9pm Thursday–Friday, 11.30am–9.30pm Saturday and 12–6.30pm Sunday.

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