If 18th birthdays overflow with fun and frenzy, then 19ths have a lot to live up to. Don't worry, that's a feat we're sure one of Brisbane's most beloved events can achieve. The free, all-ages, inner-city, suburb-wide celebration of music, markets, food, art and nightlife that is the Valley Fiesta hits the big one-nine, and you'd better believe that they're celebrating.
To start with, more than 60 live music acts will grace the Fiesta's stages over three days, which means the party mood will be in full swing. How could anyone be anything other than pumped with a lineup that features Alpine, Art vs Science, Last Dinosaurs, Gypsy & The Cat, Luke Million and bona fide local legends Resin Dogs?
Your ears and feet won't be the only things buzzing though, particularly if you head along to the Fiesta Feast in the Chinatown mall or check out the live street art at the Flying Cock. Plus, there's the bustling program of events enticing you to venture into the Valley's laneways. In Winn Lane, you can shop late or sidle around pop-up bars and food stalls. Over on Bakery Lane, you can dine under the stars. And at Revelry Laneway Fiesta & Outdoor Cinema, you can play life-sized board games while watching a movie. Basically, this is how you throw a killer street festival — and an ace 19th birthday party.