Brisbane’s favourite light and sound spectacular is set to illuminate the night skies again on Saturday 25 September. And the best spot to watch the Sunsuper Riverfire and all the fireworks action is from a sky-high vantage point in the Valley.
Presented by Brisbane Festival and Brisbane City Council, Sunsuper Riverfire makes a welcome return after a COVID-induced hiatus last year as one of the most popular highlights on the annual events calendar.
For a front-row seat for the top pyrotechnics event, here’s where to go in the Valley.
Rooftop bars
The Valley has no shortage of sky-high bars and cocktail lounges for an eyeful of the Riverfire fireworks display. Get a sparkler of a view with a glass of sparkling or a cocktail concoction from the likes of Dirty Sultan, Elixir Rooftop Bar, Limes Rooftop Bar, MAYA Mexican, Iris Rooftop and Cielo Rooftop.
The Valley’s best rooftop bars

Hotel views
For an overnight show, why not book into one of the Valley’s top hotels for a room with a view? Check-in to Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments, FV Brisbane by Peppers, The Constance, Alpha Mosaic Hotel Brisbane, Limes Boutique Hotel and Hotel X to enjoy the fireworks spectacular and a suite stay.
Where to have a staycation in the Valley
Secret spots
Psst, want some local insider tips about where to watch the fireworks display for nix? Our Brisbane Greeters guides have the know-how on secret spots where you can catch all the pyrotechnic action in the Valley. Book a free Brisbane Greeters Fortitude Valley walking tour and request the ‘Your Choice’ option for a specialised tour.

– September 2021