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.
The 2016 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars game is back at Suncorp Stadium. The best indigenous players in rugby league will take on the NRL All Stars.
Create, connect and celebrate the best of Asian art and culture across Brisbane as part of the BrisAsia Festival.
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
Celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year and bring in the Year of the Monkey with the vibrancy of Chinese and Asian cultures in an exciting festival program.
This is the cycling event Brisbane has been waiting for. The Brisbane Coot-tha Burn is a 2km time trial ascending Mt Coot-tha to determine each rider's "burn" time.
The festival returns to the Judy this February so grab this one-off chance to see entertaining and innovative shorts before they continue their journey around the world.
Party under the Stars with cycling legend Jens Voigt at the official Brisbane Coot-tha Burn Welcome Party hosted by Matthew Keenan and Robbie McEwen.
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
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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.