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.
For the first time ever in Australia, the American Ballet Theatre comes to QPAC for an exclusive season in 2014.
Until 7 September
The Sunday Mail Suncorp Bank Bridge to Brisbane will involve 40,000 heroes lacing up their joggers to run or walk for their nominated charity.
This September, experience Redcliffe like never before at Redcliffe Festival. From Friday, 5 September, to Sunday, 7 September, the inaugural festival will offer five unique events and concerts.
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.
Head to the Wynnum fore shore this Father's Day and join in this fun and FREE festival perfect for the whole family.
Witness some of the best emerging talent in Australian Rugby and support Brisbane City as they embark on the inaugural Buildcorp National Rugby Championship (NRC).
6 and 28 September
Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) is a five-day feast of reading, writing, books and ideas, unfolding around Brisbane from 3 - 7 September.
BIGSOUND, now in its 13th year, has a reputation as the best and most relevant music industry event in Australia!
Visit Brisbane and the folks at Oktoberfest Brisbane are giving you the chance to win one of five double passes to Oktoberfest!
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.