Brisbane Ice Cream Festival Returns in West End for a Three-Weekend Treat!

Now on its fifth year, Brisbane Ice Cream Festival, the sweetest and coolest event of the summer, is all set to give everyone a scoop of the action with a three-weekend treat! 

Kicking things off is the Chef’s Playground, a ticketed event featuring the culinary skill and style of Brisbane’s best chefs — Phillip Johnson (E’cco Bistro and Philip Johnson Catering), William Wallace (Executive Chef at William Wallace Group), and Matt Golinski (Ready Steady Cook and Peppers Noosa Resort). This talented group will indulge guests in a degustation of sensational sweet and savoury desserts.  

The Chef’s Playground will be at The Common in West Village and will run at 6:00 p.m. on 18 and 19 March 2022.

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On 26 and 27 March 2022, Brisbane Ice Cream Festival will launch the Sundae Funday event for the kids and kids at heart. Anita Gelato will provide delicious treats whilst the kids play, engage, enjoy the entertainment, and develop their crafty skills.  

Sundae Funday will take place at Peters Ice Cream Factory on various time slots (1.5 hours per slot). Adults won’t have to pay for the entry and tickets for groups will be reserved for a maximum of four kids per schedule. 

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Whilst restaurants in the West Village will participate and offer a variety of special desserts in the Ice Cream All Day and All Night during the duration of the festival, the Ice Cream All Weekend event will cap off the celebrations on 2 to 3 April 2022. 

Some of your favourite ice cream vendors, like Ungermann Brothers and Roll It Ice Cream Co, will be churning their specialities and delectable ice cream creations, including treats for specific dietary requirements.  

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So, mark your calendars on these dates: 

Chef’s Playground 18 and 19 March 
Sundae Funday  26 and 27 March
Ice Cream All Weekend 2 and 3 April𐄂
Ice Cream All Day and All Night 17 March to 3 April 𐄂

Please note that slots for ticketed events at the Brisbane Ice Cream Festival will be strictly limited. Once tickets are sold out, no more will be released and no walk-ins will be entertained. 

However, nothing ought to stop you from enjoying your favourite frosty treat with West Village’s all-day and all-night specials. Who knows, you might even be the one to win FREE ice cream for a year! Now that would really be cool.

Brisbane Ice Cream Festival at West End Just Got Cooler With Late Night Eats

For the third year in a row, West End is hosting another Brisbane Ice Cream Festival at the Peters Ice Cream Factory. This time, however, the special event is raising the bar since it’s happening for two days, with an Ice Cream Festival Up Late to boot.

On the 23rd and 24th of March, head to Boundary Street by 11:00 a.m. to get dibs on the finest ice creams in Brisbane. There will be plenty of cones, gelati, and popsicles for everyone since the vendors are prepared to serve guests until 5:00 p.m.

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Aside from the daytime weekend romp, there will also be an Up Late event for the cooler big kids. This party is all about enjoying ice cream and booze together, along with cocktails, canapés, and casseroles. Up Late happens on Friday, the 22nd of March, at 7:30 p.m. at The Deck WV.

The following night is reserved for the Chef’s Playground at The Bromley Room on Peters Ice Cream Factory. Renowned chefs like Philip Johnson, Paul McGivern, Ben Williamson, and Dominique Rizzo will be demonstrating how they prepare and create sumptuous and stunning desserts.

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Around 17 ice cream brands are joining this year’s festivities, such as:

Vendors of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan ice creams will also be available for guests with special diet needs.

Brisbane Ice Cream Festival is a ticket-only event. Reservations have been opened since the 1st of March.