Brisbane’s First Colombian Independence Day Festival

The streets of Fortitude Valley will come alive on Sunday 20 July 2014 with the inaugural Colombian Independence Day Festival.

Brisbane’s First Colombian Independence Day FestivalThe special day commemorates Colombia's uprising against Spanish rule on July 20 1810 in Bogota, subsequently creating a self-governing republic. Colombia's Independence Day is celebrated annually in Colombia and around the world with delicious food and beverages plus lively music and dancing, all of which can be found at Brisbane’s Colombian Independence Day Festival.

Kicking off at 12pm, Ann and Ballow Streets will be filled with the enticing smells of Colombian dishes such as arepas (filled flatbreads) and bunuelos (cheese fritters) from the likes of La Fonda Colombiana, Latin Bakers and Latin Delights.

Live performances from Colombian dance groups, classic Colombian folk tunes and dance classes for festival-goers will keep everyone busting a move or two. Finally, all ticket holders will automatically go into the draw to win an all-expenses paid trip to the Whitsundays thanks to Link Australia.

Tickets to the Colombian Independence Day Festival are $20 each + booking fee. All children under 18 are required to attend with a paying parent or guardian. Children under 12 can attend the festival for free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Moshtix website.