Riverfestival takes over Brisbane each September celebrating the people,
the culture and the environment.
Held over ten days in early September, a time of clear blue sunny skies
and cool nights, the festival utilises many of the city’s outdoor public spaces
close to the river.
The festival provides many free or low cost events.
In a spectacular display of choreographed colour and music the bridges,
rooftops and skies above city will light up the river for Brisbane's most
popular annual celebration.
The gravity defying Roulettes begins the festivities with a display of
I'm including the next two photos that was taken flying over the Gold Coast.
This is our version of Miami, in America, and shows the wide, long, white
beaches that stretch the 20 km from Southport in the north to Coolangatta
in the south.
Then at 7pm sharp electric skies erupt with a massive fireworks display.
For the Riverfire finale, an RAAF F-111 strike jet will sweep low over the city,
reaching speeds of up to 800kph before performing the crowd favourite
"dump and burn" display, where fuel is ejected from the tail, ignited and a
huge trail of fire follows the fighter.
You can see the fire trail created by the F-111 jet at the top of the photos.
The 1st photo there is only one jet, whereas in the 2nd photo there are two
fire trails created by two F-111's.