Spring has well and truly sprung love into the air, and this year King Street at Bowen Hills is playing Cupid with the Brisbane Festival to celebrate.

Introducing Love is King, a three-week long celebration full of vibrant colour, food, festive fun…. and love! 2017 saw #lovewins, and in 2018, with all else being equal, it’s finally time to celebrate!

King Street will be radiating love in the electorate that polled the highest ‘Yes’ vote in Queensland in last year’s marriage equality survey. From 8 – 29 September, King Street will host a number of loved up activations, events and special offers. Love is King is painting the
pink this September.

And can you hear the bells ringing Brisbane? Turning King Street into Lovers Lane and kicking off the festivities on Saturday 8 September is Qweens on King. Eight couples from the local LGBTQI community will say ‘I do’ in front of thousands of guests, followed by a string of entertainment including a special performance by Katie Noonan.

Once the ceremonies are done, the party will begin, with “Heaps Gay Trash Palace” at The Tivoli. Experience what’s set to be the ultimate reception, with queer performances galore by some of Brisbane’s best such as Vollie LaVont and Shu Shu Fantanna.

King Street will continue the celebration of love with three weeks of fun and festivities at Love is King.


Il Verde
At Il Verde, ‘Love is pizza. They will be giving away complimentary heart-shaped pizzas to anyone that orders a main meal or a cocktail.

Sushi & Nori
Show your soymate how much you love them with a box of heart-shaped sushi available for just $12pp from Sushi & Nori on Saturday 8 September.

Super Combo
Super Combo are doubling the love on King Street by making fast friends of Brisbane’s two greatest food trends – milkshakes and fairy floss! For just $8.50 get your hands on a cotton candy Fairy Floss milkshake throughout Love is King.

The Emporium Barber

Keep your heart glowing and your hair looking slick with Emporium Barber’s special Love is King offer! Visit them for a haircut and receive a complimentary Nitro Espresso Martini anytime between 8 – 29 September.


Let love bowl you over at Banoi with 2-4-1 bowls of traditional Vietnamese Pho noodle soup, available all day on Tuesday 18 September.

The Bavarian Beerhaus
Love is set to be sweet (and sticky) at The Bavarian Beerhaus on Saturday 8 of September. From 4-8pm the German inspired drinking hall will host a free lolly bar!

Hello Chicken
Grab the feather boas and shake your tail feathers at Hello Chicken, who will be giving away FREE delicious chili rice cakes with every purchase from 8 – 29 September.

The George Bar and Bistro

During Love is King, The George Bar and Bistro is set to become breakfast goals thanks to the rainbow muffins on show! Order yours and introduce the tastebuds to colourful flavour anytime between 8 – 29 September.

The Lamb Shop

Opa! Step into The Lamb Shop for slow cooked spit-roasted meats, hand cut chips, fresh pitas and FREE pink tzatzki and feta with every souvlaki purchased during Love is King.

Salon Blend

When it comes to combining love for makeup and love for friends, you know who makes the perfect blend! Take you and a friend to Salon Blend during Love is King to receive 15% off The Lip Lab between 8 – 29 September.

Whether it’s long walks on the beach, under the stars, across the stage, or down the garden path, people from all walks of life are welcomed to celebrate at 2018’s Love is King.

Head to our website for a full list of all the offers available during the festival.


King Street x Brisbane Festival
Running Saturday 8 September – Saturday 29 September

King Street, Bowen Hills 4006
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