Ultimate 2020 TOYOTA AFL Grand Final Guide - Visit Brisbane

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Ultimate 2020 TOYOTA AFL Grand Final Guide

Lace up and put on your guernsey, it’s time to celebrate the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final right here in Brisbane!

We have put together the Ultimate Grand Final Guide for you to experience this epic week in Brisbane with your family and friends. Stay in the know and don’t miss out on any of the fun.

There’s something for everyone – from a Footy Festival including live entertainment, Auskick clinics and partner activations, there will also be an abundance of activity through the streets and local businesses of Brisbane, culminating in the big dance at the Gabba on Saturday 24 October.

Here’s everything you need to know about 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final Week in Brisbane.

LIVE SITES

Where to watch the game in Brisbane. Check out the three official Live Sites which will be streaming the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final live, and surround yourself in an eclectic, unforgettable atmosphere.

Be part of history in 2020 as Australia’s biggest sporting event heads to Brisbane.

The Footy Festival celebrates the best Brisbane has to offer in food, music, kids activities and of course footy.

The Footy Festival celebrates the best Brisbane has to offer in food, music, kids activities and of course footy.

For more details and to register for the Riverstage Grand Final experience visit afl.com.au/footy-festival

ACTIVITY HUBS

The Footy Festival celebrates the best Brisbane has to offer in food, music, kids activities and of course footy.

The Footy Festival celebrates the best Brisbane has to offer in food, music, kids activities and of course footy.

AFL fans come on down to Howards Smith Wharves’ River Garden on the East Lawn where the big game will be screened live on a big screen.

Check out everywhere you can watch, stay, play and experience Brisbane during Grand Final week.

Itinerary

Get involved in all the action from Monday 19 to Sunday 25 October 2020. Check out our suggested itinerary below.

ITINERARY: 

Monday 19, Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 October 

What’s on today?

  • Premiership Cup arrival at Streets Beach, South Bank (Monday) 
  • Medibank Feel Good Program 
  • Talent appearances 
  • Roaming entertainment 
  • City Sounds performers
  • Partner activations

Get down to Streets Beach at South Bank at 11.00am on Monday 19 October as the Premiership Cup arrives in Brisbane in readiness for AFL’s holy grail – the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final. The official Footy Festival ambassador will also be revealed.

Take advantage of accommodation deals and stay close to the action in South Bank, immerse yourself in the city centre activity or plan your stay right near the Riverstage live site. You can’t go wrong following our Simple Guide to Accommodation in Brisbane.

The city centre will be abuzz all week, why not check out some of the Best Breakfast Spots before all of the fun gets started. Queen Street Mall, Post Office Square and Queens Gardens will be filled with live entertainment including: City Sounds; Chemist Warehouse and Rebel Sport activations; and AFL themed Medibank Feel Good classes.

Get down to the home of the AFL Grand Final during event week. The Gabba will be submerged in the colours of the two final teams, with retailers dressed in AFL theme, and performances adding to the atmosphere in the area. Discover the magic of the Gabba with our guide to the precinct.

Medibank Feel Good Program: 5:30pm – 6:15pm, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 October.

Feeling good? Why not join the Medibank Feel Good Program as it takes on an AFL spin for the week.

Join the regular classes which include Barre, Bootcamp, Mums & Bubs, Pilates and so much more. Check out the Feel Good Timetable - to download a printable version of the timetable.

Reddacliff Place Farmers Market: 8am – 4pm, Wednesday 21 October.

For a taste of Grand Final week head down to the Reddacliff Place Farmers Market and check out the beautiful fresh local produce, meats, baked goods and gourmet foods right in the middle of Brisbane’s city centre.

Thursday 22 October

What’s on today?

  • Medibank Feel Good Program
  • City Botanic Gardens and CBD activity hubs
  • Cathedral Square Markets
  • Talent appearances
  • Roaming entertainment
  • City Sounds performers
  • Partner activations

Cathedral Square Market: 8am – 2pm


The taste of Grand Final week continues at the Cathedral Square Markets . Check out the beautiful fresh local produce, meats, baked goods and gourmet foods right in the middle of Brisbane’s city centre.

Brisbane City Botanic Gardens: 9am – 3pm

The AFL Queensland Schools Skills Clinics officially begins today! Whilst the school’s program is a closed activity, there will be a chance to get your hands on a footy on Saturday 24 October at the City Botanic Gardens with NAB AFL Auskick Clinics, food, Rebel pop-up shop, and activities for the whole family on Saturday. Registrations will open soon to secure your place in the NAB AFL Auskick Clinics featuring player appearances on, visit www.afl.com.au/footy-festival.

City Centre

All the action continues with the city live site so why not check some of the city’s best Beer Garden Pubs to wet the whistle or grab a bite to eat. Chemist Warehouse will be activating Queen Street Mall as part of the Footy Festival too.

Medibank Feel Good Program: 5:30pm – 6:15pm, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 October.

Today is the last day to join the Medibank Feel Good Program. With an after-work yoga session, you can begin to feel rejuvenated for the weekend. Why not reward yourself after your ‘sesh’ at one of our Outdoor Bars and Restaurants around the city.

Friday 23 October

What’s on today?

  • Friday pie-day + beers!
  • City Botanic Gardens and City Centre activity hub
  • Talent appearances
  • Roaming entertainment
  • City Sounds performers
  • Partner activations

Friday pie-day + beers!


You can’t go to the footy without having a pie and sauce, its synonymous with the game, it’s part of the tradition and what better way to celebrate the Grand Final than checking out all of Brisbane's Best Pies. Don’t stop there, end the week and launch into the weekend with a tour of Brisbane's Best Breweries.

After work knock off

What better excuse is there to knock off early and get the after-work drinks started on the Friday before the Grand Final so here’s something we prepared earlier, your Ultimate after work Drinks Guide.

Saturday 24 October

It’s Game Day at the Gabba!

If you weren’t lucky enough to nab a ticket to the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final never fear, we have Live Sites sorted with big screens and a plethora of bars, restaurants from the city to the suburbs making your day one to remember.

LIVE SITES

South Bank Live Site: 4pm - 10pm

Enjoy the Footy Festival activities at Streets Beach Lagoon in South Bank with a big screen, restaurants and music. It is the perfect atmosphere to spend the day with your family and friends.

Riverstage Live Site: 4pm - 10pm

Register and get the best seat in the house to enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment, food and drinks before the show kicks off on the big screen. With a seated/picnic style event, you will be able to relax and enjoy the live music in comfort whist being surrounded by an electric atmosphere.

The Gabba Live Site: Gates open from 4.30pm

Brisbane is on show to the nation as our beloved Gabba plays host to the big dance! Whether you’re spending game day with family or friends, you can’t go past The Gabba Pre and Post Game Guide. From brewery fresh beer in some of Brisbane’s iconic institutions, to sipping small batch wines in a whisky bar, we’ve got you sorted.

We’re rocking Brisbane's Coolest Suburbs on Grand Final day too with tasty treats, beats and beers! If staying local in the burbs is more your thing, check out the Eastern Suburbs, Northern Suburbs, and our Western Suburbs suggestions to enjoy the big day.

ACTIVITY HUBS:

City Botanic Gardens: 9am – 10pm


Today is your chance to get your hands on a footy at the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens with NAB AFL Auskick Clinics. Take the kids down for a fun Saturday filled with food, plenty of kids fun, entertainment and more. It is the perfect outing for the whole family to enjoy.

  • AusKick: 09:00 – 15:00
  • Gigs and Picnics: 12:00 – 16:30

OTHER PLACES TO ENJOY THE ACTION:

Howard Smith Wharves: 4pm – 10pm


Enjoy the Game from the lawn at Howard Smith Wharves with a large screen broadcasting the action. Enjoy a laid-back afternoon of food, drinks, epic river views before watching the Grand Final with family and friends (furry pals welcome too).

FURTHER AFIELD:

AFL clubs and venues across the city and suburbs will be dressing in AFL theme and hosting viewing parties. Check out the full list and see what’s happening near you, with our guide to where you can watch, play and stay.

Sunday 25 October


Win, lose or draw you won’t be left disappointed the morning after in Brisbane. Swap the beers for coffee and pull yourself together after a big weekend. Kick start your Sunday morning the right way and indulge in Brisbane’s Best Breakfasts. From acai bowls to fancy pancakes, your taste buds will be dancing. Looking for a hearty lunch? Why not try some of Brisbane's Best BBQ for some succulent marinated beef ribs or mouth-watering wings.

If you’re here nor there! Why stop there? The official Sunday Sesh Guide will be sure to influence one last crack!

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We’ll see you next time!