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.
Gather in King George Square for the much-loved tradition of lighting the Brisbane City Christmas Tree.
The all-new Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) is a must-see 16-day international film event featuring up to 75 films from the Asia Pacific region.
29 November - 14 December
Join the Championship winning Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium for the 10th season of the Hyundai A-League – what a season it’s shaping up to be!
29 November, 4pm
19 December, 7pm
Witness two of the biggest names in international cricket go head-to-head this summer when Australia takes on India at the Gabba.
The annual Straddie Oyster Festival is back again for another year showcasing all there is to love about seafood and games.
Dazzling showgirls, hilarious comedians and suave hosts will keep you alternatively titillated and giggling in Vanguard Burlesque.
The Eat Street Markets is Brisbane’s bustling Asian-style night market with fairy-lit alleyways of shipping containers down by Hamilton Wharf.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
Be part of the rummage experience by selling wares, or head along to buy some real beauties!
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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.