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.
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons has undergone many reincarnations since it was first played by the talented orphans of the Ospedale della Pietà in 18th-century Venice.
Prepare yourselves for the 2015 St. Jerome's Laneway Festival line-up, one of our favourites yet.
Mardi Gras, Midsumma and now MELT… Celebrate summer in Brisbane the LGBTIQ way in 2015.
The world's top classical Chinese dancers, original live music by the Shen Yun Orchestra, animated backdrops and exquisite costumes - it returns to Brisbane with an all-new 2015 show!
Tracey Moffatt is an Australian contemporary artist with an international profile.
Until 8 February
J. J. Abrams' film Star Trek comes to life with the powerful score performed live by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Queensland Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum, London, are revealing fashion’s secret history this summer with Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion.
Until 1 February
The award-winning musical theatre blockbuster WICKED is set to thrillify Brisbane audiences next year when it returns as part of the 10th Anniversary Australian tour.
From 12 Febraury
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it's time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new show Barmy Britain with all new amazing 3D effects!
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2015 kicks off with a bang as major sporting events, great school holiday entertainment and sensational shows are served up in Brisbane and surrounds.
The award-winning musical theatre blockbuster WICKED is set to thrillify Brisbane audiences this year when it returns as part of the 10th Anniversary Australian tour.
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.