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.
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane is Queensland’s major runway fashion event, returning for its ninth year.
For the first time ever in Australia, the American Ballet Theatre comes to QPAC for an exclusive season in 2014.
Until 7 September
The Straddie Salute has become one of Queensland’s best-known triathlon festivals. With five events to choose from, whether you run, cycle or swim, there’s a challenge for every ability and fitness level.
Brisbane will be in full festive swing in September as acclaimed international and Australian artists and productions, as well as free outdoor events, burst across theatres and other public spaces.
Don't miss the Broncos as they take on the Dragons this Friday night at Suncorp Stadium!
Brisbane Fringe Festival is a not-for-profit event that brings Brisbane’s diverse and cutting edge artistic community to new audiences. It is an arts festival that is inclusive and supports artists who are at all stages of their careers.
Until 31 August
The relationship between food and art has never been as richly illustrated as it will be in the Gallery of Modern Art’s (GOMA) latest exhibition, Harvest.
Until 21 September
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
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane is back, bigger and brighter than ever before for 2014!
With the Brisbane Festival about to bloom in the city from 6-27 September, Brisbane-based blogger The Global Goddess forages through secret nooks and crannies in preparation.
September 6 - 27 is Brisbane Festival time and we’re giving you the chance to win a double pass to one of seven fantastic shows!
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.