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The most popular event in Brisbane’s calendar!

All eyes to the sky as the Australian Army and Air Force showcase their aviation capabilities before the sky lights up with Brisbane’s biggest and best fireworks extravaganza!

Come join us at Aria Cruises as we celebrate the start of the Brisbane River Festival and Brisbane’s favourite event; RIVERFIRE. A highly anticipated event that captivates young and old alike.

RIVERFIRE ignites Brisbane’s 2024 River Festival with one of the most electrifying displays in Australia in an unforgettable night of community celebrations. Fired by Foti Fireworks from Brisbane’s bridges, barges and city rooftops, Aria Cruises will have you right up front with unobstructed views onboard Whale One. 

Whale One is a 19 meter, multi-level luxury Whale Watching vessel. It is capable of holding up to 120 passengers and boasts an unforgettable viewing deck. Whale One, previously owned by Steve Irwin, will have you celebrating the night away with roaming canapes, a fully licensed bar and our very own DJ Darcey, rocking the night away.

Riverfire Catering

  • Prawn Cocktail Lettuce cups – GF/DF
  • Prosciutto Creme fraiche & Fig w vincotto tart
  • Smoked Salmon & Herbed Cream Cheese Blinis
  • Caprese Skewer w Bocconcini, Basil & Cherry tomato – GF/Veg
  • Peppered Tuna Caprese Skewer (Bocconcini, Basil & Cherry tomato) – GF
  • Spanakopita w Caramelised onion jam – Veg
  • Beef Carpaccio w Whipped Parmesan Cream, Capers & Cress on Croute
  • Mixed Sushi Platters
  • Sweet chili coconut chicken slider w pickled vegetables & Ginger


  • Mini Pavlova – GF
  • Profiteroles

*Special Events Terms & Conditions Apply to Riverfire