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.
Experience Brisbane’s iconic German Festival, Oktoberfest Brisbane - it’s perfect for an after-work meet-up, leisurely family Sunday, or a buzzing evening out with friends.
Until 18 October
Learn fascinating and sometimes funny ghost stories of Boggo Road Gaol. Including Tripod the cat. Suitable for ages 12 and over.
Until 4 October
Global Creatures presents Strictly Ballroom The Musical, based on the much-loved Australian film. Coming to QPAC from September this year, this joyous production has audiences dancing in the aisles in a kaleidoscope of colour and fun.
9 September - 15 October
Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous gives you a chance to experience life on earth 145 million years ago.
Until October 5
Part MTV unplugged, part intimate bedroom lament, Rumour Has It marries a modern-day music legend with Australia’s fastest-rising cabaret star.
Until 7 November
Queensland's Premier LEGO Fan Event is coming to Brisbane on 3-5 October at the Sleeman Sports Complex, Chandler for another year of fan-built LEGO displays.
Click through to find out the best of what's happening this week in Brisbane and its surrounding regions.
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October 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.