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.
Lore: dance stories of land and sea. Experience this deeply moving performance of authentic storytelling on stage by Bangarra Dance Theatre.
Until 14 August
Get to the Gabba for the 2015 Toyota AFL Premiership Season! See the Lions take on some of the biggest teams in the league.
Next game: 8 August v Gold Coast Suns
For decades, Anything Goes has captivated millions with its delightful story of madcap antics aboard the S.S. American. The musical comedy sets sail for Brisbane from 25 July at QPAC.
25 July - 9 August
Be there LIVE with the big crowds when Coach Wayne Bennett’s new-look beefed-up Broncos steamroll into 12 of the biggest NRL teams at Suncorp Stadium.
Next game: 7 August v Bulldogs
Brisbane Times Good Food Month presented by Citi returns with a showcase of the best that Brisbane and the region’s restaurants, cafes, bars and producers have to offer.
Until 9 August
The Ekka brings the city and country together for a 10-day celebration of what makes Queensland great.
Libby Munro is a deadly Air Force pilot brought back to earth with a bump when she falls pregnant in Grounded.
Until 15 August
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August in Brisbane is full of fantastic events involving football, fine food, music, fun for kids and sensational stage productions.
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.