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about the festival


Jacaranda Gin Festival, bringing the best gins to you at the historical Newstead House, Brisbane on Saturday 7th September 2019.

As Spring is in full bloom and the jacarandas begin to paint the streets with colour, there is no better time to enjoy the beauty of gin surrounded by botanicals in Brisbane.

Enjoy Australia’s largest gin festival as it sets up at the iconic Newstead House and taste gin direct from the best of Australian and International distillers (over 25 and counting!) alongside a day of gin festivities.

With gin tasting tokens and a welcome G & T we have designed a delightful  afternoon or evening for you. Smooth your way through the evening with gin workshops, music and great food. We have a VIP option for those who want the full ginopia experience, the only question is which gin to taste first. Enjoy the flavours of Spring across a series of interactive gin stalls, bar areas or at cocktail stations around the festival. Paired with bites from Brisbane’s best food trucks or bites from the foodie hotspots in King Street, there will be delicious flavours to enjoy all day.

Taking the fun home from Jacaranda Gin Festival will be easy, just order from our online partner The Gin Boutique (with 71 Australian, 31 International and 35 Mixers on offer) and have your favourites delivered to your door. On the stage, there will be more entertainment, with Brisbane’s hottest DJs on deck, plus demonstrations and discussions with the bloggers, experts and ambassadors behind the gin craze.

The excitement continues as tickets are soon on sale, giving a number of options to patrons wanting to experience Jacaranda Gin Festival. Starting with the Jacaranda Gin Club, guests can enjoy a welcome cocktail and tastings of their favourite gin from the best Australian and International distillers. Jacaranda Gin Lounge is the place to be for access to the delights of the breezy verandahs of Newstead House, with food truck area, separate bar access and reserved seating area. The VIP Ginopia is where one can spend a five hour session being treated to the best cocktails, gin tastings and fine food at the exclusive inner verandah area of Newstead House, a comfortable space right in thick of the action.

Following the gin mania that has pervaded bars and bottle shops all year, Spring is now the time to celebrate one of the world’s most fragrant, versatile and treasured spirits with a festival of beautiful botanicals and inspiring drinks. The gin industry in Australia has continued to push the boundaries with a plethora of local craft gin distillers and influencers bringing unique flavours and new ways to enjoy gin to the table. Jacaranda Gin Festival is set to shake up the gin scene as the biggest gin gathering in Australia to date.

For the gin connoisseurs, fizz fanatics, liquor lovers and the movers and shakers of town, there is no better place to drink and play this Spring than Jacaranda Gin Festival.

Thankyou to partners for supporting Brisbane’s exploding hospitality and craft gin industry. The official charity partner for the festival is Hummingbird House.