West End to Host the First Brisbane Ice Cream Festival

The countdown continues. Registration starts on March 1. Hurry, slots are limited!

Brisbane’s first ice cream festival is fast approaching, and ice cream lovers are eagerly counting the days until Saturday, March 11.

Widely regarded as Brisbane’s foodie precinct, West End will soon become a mecca for ice cream aficionados of all ages, as they all flock towards the historic Peters Ice Cream Factory on 97 Boundary Street.

Go for that ultimate sweet fix, as the coolest vendors in town try to top each other. Wait until you see what they have in store for you at their pop-up stalls:

You can start with some soft serve goodness from Ruby the Little Red Ice Cream Van.


Get your gelato, pronto! From La Macelleria.


Okay, calm down. Gelato Messina is in town too. Take your pick.


Have a doughnut and some ice cream. Better yet, the ice cream on the doughnut! From the Doughnut Bar.


How about some deep-fried ice cream pops from IcePhile?


Try the rolled ice cream from Ice Cream Curls.


Liquid nitrogen magic from Nitrogenie.


Or have a Mister Fitz masterpiece.


Vegan? If you’re loco for some coco(nut), check out Cocowhip.


Cowch lets you design your own naked pops for an udderly delicious treat.


Did I tell you the Boss Bites?


Get your caffeine fix in, with coffee-flavoured licks from the Queen of Pops.


J’adore les crepes. Enough said.


Everything’s cool AND sunny with Frozen Sunshine Ice Blocks.


Hett’s n Ice Shaved Ice in rainbow-tastic colors


Delicious treats from Alfred & Constance.


And if you’re feeling adventurous, try the Bundaberg Ginger Beer Sorbet from Minus32.


Do you think that’s all? Think again. As if things aren’t going to get exciting enough, Hit105 will be playing some live music. And don’t forget to try the Ice Cream Burgers, a Brisbane Ice Cream Festival exclusive from Red Hook.

Fancy some savoury treats and still more drinks? Check these stalls out:
Micasa Food Truck
Rolls Pho Mi
Two Teas
King of the Wings

Here’s the deal. The Brisbane Ice Cream Festival’s Facebook event page has been swamped. 35,000 people “interested”. 8,700 “going”. You read that right. Thousands are visiting West End! What can we say, Brisbane REALLY loves her ice cream.

So, heads-up for the registration mechanics.

Entry is free. Ticket registration will open at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1. There will be three registration sessions: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Each session has a registration cap of 1,800 tickets. There is a maximum of five tickets per person.


Other Reminders

The festival organizers have announced that there is limited street parking and no on-site parking. Visitors are urged to take Translink’s bus and train service to the festival grounds. A special tie-up with Uber will give festival goers $20 off their first ride, with a dedicated pick-up and drop-off service at Boundary Street. Uber users should key in the promo code JUSTFORLICKS to avail of the promotion. The festival is not a dog-friendly event, so it’s best to leave your pets at home.

Media Credits: Photos and video from the Brisbane Ice Cream Festival Facebook page.