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.
Australia’s boutique national dance music event is back. After the success of its debut last year, Listen Out returns this spring with quality, hand-picked dance music.
Suitcase Rummage is a mini scaled market with giant rewards - it promises to be everything that is a market without the hassle. Be part of the rummage experience by selling wares, or head along to buy some real beauties!
5 and 19 October
Goodwill Swing to Save is Australia’s first ever bridge swing and offers you the chance to free-fall then swing across the Brisbane River from the Goodwill Bridge.
Inspired by the stories and people of Westeros, this show is set to light a fire in people’s hearts hotter than wildfire.
Based on the cult 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, make sure you catch the hilarious and award winning SPAMALOT this week at QPAC!
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.
27 September - 24 January
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
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Brisbane we are calling on you to start your smartphones, fire up Instagram and help us show the world how good-looking Brisbane and Queensland are at ‘Biggest Instameet in the World'.
Visit Brisbane and the folks at Oktoberfest Brisbane are giving you the chance to win one of five double passes to Oktoberfest!
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.