Caxton Street Seafood & Wine Festival

What started 20 years ago as a celebration of Australian music, seafood and wine has grown into… well, an even bigger celebration of Australian music, seafood and wine. There’s obviously a lot to celebrate so Brisbane has been carrying on the festival year after year.

To make way for the annual festival, Caxton Street in historic Petrie Terrace transforms into a festival street party with food and drink from local restaurants and cafes.

There’s a range of live music, art exhibitions and historic displays to interest food lovers of all interests.

Whether you're a local or a regular visitor of Brisbane, make sure you plan to make the most of this day of indulgent festivities.

The 21st Caxton Street Seafood & Wine Festival

This is no ordinary street festival and 2015 is no ordinary year for it. This year the Caxton Street Food & Wine Festival will be celebrating its 21st birthday. The Queen’s Birthday long weekend will see more than 10,000 people enjoying each other’s company as well as good music, great wine and delectable seafood.

The Food

This is one of Brisbane's many wonderful foodie celebrations with a wide selection of the city's top-tiered restaurants. Feast on some of the freshest Moreton Bay Bugs, lobsters, prawns, oysters, fish, crabs, calamari and so much more. Take a stroll along the many food outlet stalls lining the busy street for a taste selection on the go, or stop on in at the local restaurants to sit and take the time to enjoy the local cuisine. If you're not particularly inot seafood you can also choose from a selection of German Sausages, some of the best steaks in town and several other non-seafood items.

The Wine

Open up to Sirromet Wines! The star of the festival's wine list is the 5 star winery Sirromet. With over 700 awards in just 15 years, you can be sure to find a wine to suit your tastes.

The Music

There is always something going on musically so make sure you find out who’s performing and when or you might miss out. This year’s line up includes;

  • The Beautiful Girls
  • Phil Jamieson
  • DZ Deathrays
  • Thelma Plum
  • The Snowdroppers
  • Hey Geronimo
  • Good Oak
  • Mark Lowndes
  • Chukale
  • Good Ol' Boys
  • The Walters
  • Will Anderson
  • Dr. Rhythm
  • Soul Has No Tempo

Date of next event: 7 June, 2014 
: Caxton Street, Paddington     
: $33.70

Getting there

Thousands of people visit the festival every year so parking near the event is not really an option. With both the Milton and Roma Street train stations so close to Caxton Street, Queensland Rail is your best transport choice for the day. There is secure parking at Roma Street Station at a $10 flat rate. Buses and taxis also operate with festival drop off locations close to the main gates.

If you’re staying in Brisbane for the festival you’ll find accommodation in the CBD and west Brisbane suburbs provide the most convenient access to Petrie Terrace.

All tickets are $33.70 and can be purchased online from the event website.

History of the Festival

With the Lord Alfred building of 1870, the Caxton (1884) and Baroona Hall (1883), Caxton Street has long had a distinctive historic character to it. It was this iconic location that saw a number of family businesses getting together in 1994 to celebrate their local community.

From humble beginnings with a few little jazz bands and a couple of food tents, the festival has rapidly grown over the years.