From the Brisbane International tennis tournament to the Brisbane Festival and beyond, the city has a packed showcase of events. There is something for everyone – live sport, art and culture, music and festivals aplenty. These events are not confined to the city heart, as the precincts and regions play their part in staging entertainment throughout the year.
Among the city’s blue-ribbon events are Sandgate and Shorncliffe’s Blue Water Festival, during which 100 yachts are launched in the Brisbane to Gladstone race. Other highlights are Chinese New Year, Brisbane Racing Carnival, Paniyiri Greek Festival, the showpiece Ekka, Brisbane International Film Festival, and the Brisbane Festival – a three-week arts and cultural extravaganza culminating in the spectacular Riverfire. Download the major event calendar for a snapshot of what's on offer.
Catch more than 400 performance and events throughout the nooks and crannies of Brisbane - anywhere but a theatre.
The 2015 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival, held at Doomben Racecourse from 9 May until 6 June, will include four exciting new events.
The Mother's Day Classic is an opportunity to do something active and fun while remembering those affected by breast cancer.
Get ready for a night of thrills, shocks, laughter and disbelief as LA SOIRÉE returns with its potent cocktail of cabaret, new burlesque and circus sideshow.
TOTEM, by Cirque Du Soleil, is a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind.
Until 17 May
Rising star Emma Pearson sings the role of Violetta, a coveted courtesan trapped in a life of pleasure for payment. She falls in love with Alfredo (Aldo Di Toro) and their brief affair soars, only to be torn apart and ultimately come to an end.
Supporting the McGrath Foundation, the Illumi Run is the ultimate party on the run.
Soul Boys of the Western World Tour sees all five original band members of Spandau Ballet - Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp and Steve Norman - come together to perform their smash-hit anthems.
Click through to find out the best of what's happening this week in Brisbane and its surrounding regions.
Brisbane and surrounds are serving up a blockbuster month of fantastic events involving fine food, masterful music, rousing racing and sensational stage productions.
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With a cultural heart beating strongly, and countless buzzing live music venues, modern bars and clubs, Brisbane’s arts and entertainment scene is in fine shape.
A combination of famous international acts and pulsing live music venues across the city ensure Brisbane locals and visitors alike are entertained all-year round.
Brisbane is home to a number of comedy venues, and hosts regular big-name comedy road show performances from theatre restaurant-style settings to stand-up comedy show platforms and internationally acclaimed comedy artists.
Brisbane is truly a city of festivals, and wherever your interests lie there is bound to be one to catch your fancy.
They say that the best things in life are free and the same could be said for these world-class Brisbane events.
Blessed with great weather throughout the year, Brisbane’s sporting scene is to be envied. From grassroots competitions to national and international events, the city is a sport’s lover’s dream.
Come the weekend Brisbane is bursting at the seams with weekend markets peddling fresh produce, handmade goods and vintage knick-knacks.
Brisbane prides itself on being family-friendly, providing a packed program throughout the year to keep the kids entertained.
Brisbane’s dining scene is in overdrive, with an innovative array of fine dining, contemporary restaurants, an exotic range of international cuisine and laid-back cafes, pubs and bars.
Love fashion? Check out the hottest trends and newest designers at catwalk shows, sales and other events throughout the year.
From outdoor yoga in our parks to beauty events in Queen Street Mall, there’s plenty to do to improve your wellbeing.
Whether it is food, craft, travel or industry related, fine art or science, Brisbane has a stacked expo and exhibition calendar year round.