In addition to the free music and entertainment options in Fortitude Valley (Valley Fiesta) and Woolloongabba (End of the Line Festival) this weekend, the West End festival also gets underway on Sunday with the 8th Kurilpa Derby along Boundary Street (between Vulture and Russell Streets). The Kurilpa Derby is an annual event that celebrates “lives lived on wheels” and includes all manner of wheeled creations, including wheelchairs, bicycles, skates, skateboards, billy carts, trolleys and a wide range of utterly unique creations constructed exclusively for the event. Festivities kick off with a parade from 1:30pm that travels from the Dornoch Terrace Bridge.
The West End Festival will continue throughout the week with markets, music, street parties, public forums, food and art, with many events free of charge. Highlights include the West End Film Festival Music Video Awards on Wednesday night (October 28) at Rumpus Room Cinema, a Halloween-themed burlesque at Jungle Bar on Friday evening and live music at venues such as The Bearded Lady and The Motor Room throughout the week.
The Festival wraps up next Sunday (October 31) with Brisbane Fiesta Latina to celebrate Day of the Dead. There will be art, craft, music, dancing and Latin American food galore in Boundary Street between 3:00pm and 10:00pm.