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.
1 - 9 August
19 July - 16 August
Doomben will play host to Brisbane's biggest party once again – the annual Ekka Wednesday Race Day.
Run, walk or stroll the streets of Brisbane City at the 22nd annual Brisbane Marathon Festival on 3 August 2014.
Brisbane's EKKA is back with more fairy floss, heart-stopping rides, showbags and cultural attractions than you can imagine.
The relationship between food and art has never been as richly illustrated than as will be in the Gallery of Modern Art’s (GOMA) latest exhibition, Harvest.
Until 21 September
Enter the captivating world of Le Noir, a unique and electrifying theatrical experience featuring 20 of the greatest circus performers on the planet.
The latest local independent talent will present a free mini-festival of original music each week for The Seed Project - a collaboration between the Queensland Conservatorium
Griffith University (QCGU) and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC).
Until 22 August
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane is back, bigger and brighter than ever before for 2014!
Brisbane Festival is one of Australia’s premier festivals and Brisbane's annual cultural event.
From 8- 17 August you can create a memory with friends and family at one of Queensland's most anticipated times of year.
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.