Big Bang!

28.08.08 This weekend marks the end of winter and the start of spring, and as usual the event is marked by the fabulous RiverFestival. Kick starting the RiverFestival is the spectacular RiverFire this Saturday evening. Whilst it may not be on quite the same scale as what we have recently witnessed from Beijing, this is Brisbane’s biggest and most spectacular fireworks display each year. As the Council proclaims, “Riverfire transforms our city into a massive celebration, as hundreds of thousands of people pack the banks of the Brisbane River and come together in backyards across the suburbs.” Whilst there are opportunities aplenty to get down to South Bank and other City vantage points for RiverFire, I usually like to take my young family up to Mt Coot-tha where we can experience the spectacular display from a “safe” distance, where the crowds are slightly smaller and the noise a little less threatening to young hearts and ears! Hopefully too, the F-111’s will perform their customary “dump and burn” again this year, which for me (as a frustrated fighter pilot!) is the highlight of the show! During the day, we have an equally impressive display of property for you to view! New to the market this week, are some fabulous homes across a broad spectrum of suburbs and price ranges – i.e. 5 Aldergrove Street, Chapel Hill (11:00am-11:45am); 495 Grandview Road, Pullenvale (12:30pm-1:15pm); and 20 Scandia Street, Kenmore (2:00pm-2:45pm). There’s more detail on each property inside this edition of Open Doors, or simply ask one of our expert team wherever you may meet them this week. Throughout the rest of the weekend and next week, RiverFestival continues with a dazzling array of events and activities, like the free BBQ breakfast at RiverBBQ and a broad selection of events for the whole family on RiverSunday. You can find out more information about the whole festival at where they say, “For ten days, Brisbane truly becomes the ‘river city’ as events, films and art installations about water and the river engulf us. Plus, the international RiverSymposium brings the world’s water experts to our shore.” So after an enjoyable day looking at houses, tap into the RiverFestival, or just do as I plan to and make the trek to a suitable vantage point and enjoy the RiverFire show! Until next week…..