Every mammoth event to pencil in your 2017 calendar

Each year in Brisbane it feels like our blockbuster events calendar just gets bigger and bigger – and that’s because it does. 2017 is delivering a mammoth line-up of world-class art exhibitions, sporting matches, live theatre, immersive festivals and more.

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100% Brisbane | until 2019

This exhibition pulls back the layers of our city, going beneath the surface of high-rises and jacaranda trees to discover the very real heart of Brisbane’s story. This landmark exhibition will have you learning, smelling, touching and contributing your two cents – a must for any resident or visitor wanting to learn more about the city.

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum | 23 June - 23 January 2018

This Australian exclusive is touring to the Queensland Museum with more than 120 artefacts, interactive games and displays that reveal who gladiators were, where they lived and how they trained. Highlights include pieces of the Colosseum, elaborately decorated bronze helmets, original arms and armour, preserved by the ashes of Pompeii.

December

Christmas in Brisbane | 1-24 December

Christmas in Brisbane

Australia’s most extensive free Christmas program takes over Brisbane’s centre each December. Join the city for free festive fun at the annual parade, light projection shows, markets, fireworks and cinema series.

Mao's Last Dancer The Exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin | 1 December - 29 April 2018

Li Cunxin's story has been told many times but it's never been told like this. The exhibition at Museum of Brisbane will feature never-before-seen interviews of Li's colleagues and family, original objects and documents from Li's personal archives and footage of Li at the height of his career.

Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker | 8 – 16 December

Nutcracker

Christmas isn’t officially here until you go to see Queensland Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker. With the magnificent music of Tchaikovsky and lavish sets and costumes, Ben Stevenson’s production is a must-see Christmas treat for the whole family.

Woodford Folk Festival | 27 December – 1 January

Woodford Folk Festival

In its 32nd year, Woodford Folk Festival will bring more than 2000 local, national and international performers to the stage over six days and nights. With over 35 performance venues within the village, festival-goers will be inundated with things to do, with the program featuring concerts, dances, street theatre, circus performances and cabarets.

NYE South Bank | 31 December

Fireworks

Enjoy an evening of free, family-friendly fun as Brisbane’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular returns to South Bank. Is there any better way to bring in the new year?

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