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.
Witness four of the world's leading Rugby League teams – Australia, New Zealand, England and Samoa – battle it out at Suncorp Stadium this October.
Misjudged meetings, secret seductions and scandalous revelations all run riot at the most outrageous of all house parties!
23 October - 8 November
This year the international spotlight will shine on Queensland as world leaders visit the state for the G20 Leaders Summit.
24 October - 16 November
Seen by more than 70 million people, Disney's landmark musical event The Lion King is a worldwide phenomenon that will redefine your expectations of theatre.
Until 24 January 2015
See vibrant street performers and carnival characters bring George St to life during the G20 Cultural Celebrations.
24 October - 9 November
Join us for Australia’s biggest colour festival that showcases Brisbane in a spectacular and vibrant way!
Click through to find out the best of what's happening this week in Brisbane and its surrounding regions.
Whether it’s international football, crowds of the undead, retro festival fun or Oktoberfest, events in Brisbane and surrounds will boggle the mind with their sheer diversity this October.
Global Flavours invites you on a culinary journey through The City – the state's most diverse foodie destination.
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.