Coolest Ice Cream Festival Returns to West End

Following the success of the first-ever Brisbane Ice Cream Festival 2017, West End is all hyped and prepped for this year’s festival happening on Saturday 10 March 2018.

Photo credit: Brisbane Ice Cream Festival/Facebook

This year’s Ice Cream Festival promises to be better and cooler than last year’s festival, which sold out within six hours after tickets were released.

Ice cream enthusiasts should expect tickets to be gone just as fast this year, so it’s best to be first in line when organisers release tickets on Tuesday 13 February at 10:00 a.m.

Event Details

What: Brisbane Ice Cream Festival 2018
When: Saturday 10 March 2018

Session Times
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ticket distribution starts Tuesday 13 February 2018

Where: Peters Ice Cream Factory
97 Boundary Street, West End

There will be three session times for the festival, starting 11:00 a.m.

Just like last year, only 6,000 tickets will be made available due to logistic considerations. Tickets are free and will grant the holder entry to the event. Guests can then purchase ice cream delights from the vendors at the event.

New Frozen Creations

This year’s Ice Cream Festival promises to be the coolest event yet as top ice cream makers across the country gather at the event to feature frozen treats never before seen in Brisbane.

Photo credit: Brisbane Ice Cream Festival/Facebook

There a dozen reasons to drool over the cool treats at the event. Think sweet treats created by Ruby the Little Red Ice Cream Van, taking inspiration from the ‘Stranger Things’ TV series. Chop Chop Chang will be concocting a Golden Gaytime bao. There will also be cannoli stuffed with pistachio gelato courtesy of La Macelleria.

Vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free sweet treats will also be available at the festival for those with specific dietary needs.

Expect tickets to sell fast. Be the first to grab tickets to Brisbane Ice Cream Festival 2018.

Find out more about the event.

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.