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.
Captivating large-scale sculptures, immersive installations, intriguing performances and kinetic artworks are all part of The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) at QAGOMA.
21 November 2015 to 10 April 2016
Bakery Lane Providore Markets offer quality goods and produce to Fortitude Valley dwellers and visitors alike.
First Saturday of every month
Following its triumphant season in London’s West End, the acclaimed revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical CATS comes to Australia for a strictly limited season.
29 January - 15 February
Spend a day browsing through the eclectic array of rare and beautiful crafts and works by local artisans on offer at The Collective Markets.
2-3, 8-10, 15-17 January
The might of Medieval Europe will storm the walls of Queensland Museum in an exclusive exhibition from the British Museum, Medieval Power: Symbols and Splendour.
Laugh, cry, gasp and play, MELT is Brisbane’s chance to embrace hot and sunny February as Queer Month and celebrate Brisbane’s vibrant LGBTI community.
Escape to the beautiful English countryside with Quartet, a devilishly funny journey into old age told with tenderness, grace, hope – and above all, no self pity.
30 January - 21 February
Engage with performance through APT8 Live — an ongoing program of artist performances, projects, workshops and talks.
Various dates until 10 April
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Summer is here and Brisbane is brimming with a packed events calendar that will keep you entertained. Discover our 30 best summer ideas.
February is a blockbuster month of entertaining events involving fantastic festivals, fine food, masterful 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.