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.
Seen by more than 70 million people, Disney's landmark musical event THE LION KING is a worldwide phenomenon that will redefine your expectations of theatre.
27 September - 24 January
In an explosive Brisbane Festival finale, the Sunsuper Riverfire will ignite the Brisbane City skyline with its annual spectacular fireworks display! The pyrotechnic extravaganza will be set to an almighty soundtrack of the year's biggest songs and timeless classics.
Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas is a quintessential summer event, and pops up each year as Brisbane's premier outdoor cinema.
From 28 September
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.
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).
Black Diggers explores the untold and exceptional stories of Indigenous Australian soldiers who fought for the British Commonwealth.
24 September - 12 October
Witness Justin Timberlake as he brings his electrifying show to Brisbane this September, The 20/20 Experience.
Goodwill Swing to Save is Australia’s first ever bridge swing and offers you the chance to free-fall then swing across the Brisbane River from the Goodwill Bridge.
The City is the perfect place to enjoy the fantastic light show and fireworks displays of Brisbane Festival's Sunsuper Riverfire.
Brisbane is exploding with events this month, from the inspiring Brisbane Festival, to the roar of The Lion King and the pyrotechnics of Sunsuper Riverfire.
Win tickets to the hottest music acts at Brisbane Festival’s Telstra Spiegeltent! The City Sounds is giving you the chance to win a double pass to one of five live 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.