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.
Celebrating the Italian National Day and in its ninth year now, Italian Week 2015 will once again shine the light on all things Italian in Queensland.
26 May to 2 June
Paniyiri Greek Festival is kaleidoscopic cultural explosion that is now legendary, with more than 50,000 Greeks and honorary Greeks flocking to Musgrave Park, South Brisbane.
The 2015 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival, held at Doomben Racecourse from 9 May until 6 June, will include four exciting new events.
Until 6 June
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is coming to Australia for a 10th Anniversary Tour!
27 May to 21 June
Judith is back and the good news is that her last year really sucked. An awful year for Judith leads to a great show for her fans, and 2014 was magnificently terrible.
26 May to 7 June
The ARIA Award-winning album Stylin’ Up is one of the most influential albums ever released in Australian music history, and 2015 sees Christine Anu celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a national tour.
Australian Ballet returns to Brisbane with a free outdoor performance of Giselle at Riverstage, brought to you by Telstra.
California Dreaming – The Music of the Mamas and the Papas is part concert, part biography, and all things celebrating the Mamas and Papas – their lives, their loves and their music.
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.
Operational Procedures: Brisbane Greeters 100 Years of ANZAC & Gallipoli Centenary Tours 2015.
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.