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Top 5 things for families to do at the Wynnum Fringe Festival

The highly anticipated Wynnum Fringe Festival returns to Brisbane’s bayside. Over three weeks, Wynnum transforms into a unique stage, showcasing the best in arts, entertainment and local business.

Wynnum Fringe Festival is one of the brightest celebrations on Queensland’s cultural calendar. The annual event celebrates non-mainstream arts, entertainment and cultural experiences. Taking place in Brisbane’s bayside suburb precinct of Wynnum, it turns under-utilised public and private spaces into an uplifting carnival atmosphere. There is street design, lighting, food trucks and activations.

The program has both ticketed and free arts and cultural events and plenty of things for families. From Tuesday, November 16 to Sunday, December 4, the Wynnum Fringe Festival is a hive of unmissable fun and entertainment. When it comes to family events, there are five you should put on your ‘Must See’ list.


Top 5 things for families at Wynnum Fringe Festival

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All Star Circus

Head First Acrobats brings the All Star Circus to life. Families of all ages will witness a range of extraordinary circus disciplines. Think backflips, one-arm handstands, towering human pyramids, spinning giants wheels and more! These awesome feats are undertaken by an award-winning cast of performers.

When: Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27
Price: From $35 plus booking fee
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This is an international kids’ comedy circus sensation! Chores is jam-packed with stunts, acrobatics, roller skating and balancing acts. Sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe, Chores is one event you must put on your viewing list.

When: Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27
Price: $15 plus booking fee
Find more information here.

Wynnum Fringe Festival 2022

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Memeitca Roaming Animals

A favourite at the Woodford Folk Festival, Memeitca comes to this year’s Wynnum Fringe Festival. Witness incredible and enormous wildlife puppets roving the Festival Garden.

When: Saturdays and Sundays from November 18 until November 27.
Price: Free
Find more information here.

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Storytime and High T with Dolly Diamond

Cabaret queen Dolly Diamond brings her fabulous family-friendly Storytime and High T variety show to the Spiegeltent. It features Wynnum author Dannika Paterson’s children’s book, Beach Kindy. Dolly has been reading stories with the renowned Story Box Library and has been all over Australia entertaining children with imaginative stories in libraries across the nation.

When: Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20
Price: From $12 plus booking fee
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Wilbur the Optic Whale

From the creative minds behind indelabilityarts comes the award-winning children’s production, Wilbur the Optical Whale. Set in an exquisitely crafted underwater world full of stunning circus tricks, the immersive and accessible performance is a tale about friendship, acceptance and celebrating difference.

When: Saturday, November 19
Price: From $18 plus booking fee
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Wynnum Fringe Festival 2022

The Wynnum Fringe Festival is Brisbane’s only annual Fringe festival. It runs from Tuesday, November 16 through to Sunday, December 4. In addition to yana marumba (Good Walk) — the opening ceremony — the Festival presents a number of free, outdoor and community engagement programs. It’s a quality arts festival for the whole family to enjoy. Visit the official website for more information.

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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