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.
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane is Queensland’s major runway fashion event, returning for its ninth year.
Don't miss any of the action at the Gabba when the Lions take on Fremantle.
The 2013 Moreton Island Fishing Classic was a major success so of course it will be held again in 2014! Have fun with plenty of fish to be caught over five days, not to mention the great prizes that can be won!
Valley Fiesta will showcase the best of Fortitude Valley’s unique and vibrant culture; a place where music, markets, fashion, art and food collide to create a weekend-long celebration for the party-loving masses.
State Library of Queensland is unearthing the stories of Queensland’s mid-century architecture in Hot Modernism: building modern Queensland 1945-75, presented in partnership with The UQ School of Architecture.
Until 12 October
Roma Street Parkland hosts the main celebration with an exciting program of free events and activities with live music, entertainment, demonstrations, and food stalls.
23 - 24 August
Brisbane Fringe Festival is a not-for-profit event that brings Brisbane’s diverse and cutting edge artistic community to new audiences. It is an arts festival that is inclusive and supports artists who are at all stages of their careers.
Until 31 August
In her most ambitious show yet, Denise Scott brings together all her stories on motherhood – as both a mother and as a daughter.
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane is back, bigger and brighter than ever before for 2014!
Brisbane Festival is one of Australia’s premier festivals and Brisbane's annual cultural event.
Brisbane City Council’s Valley Fiesta returns with an exciting and dynamic two-day program!
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.
Have a good belly laugh with local, national and internationals comedians – laughter is, after all, the best medicine.
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.