What's on at South Bank - Visit Brisbane


What's on at South Bank

Discover what’s on at South Bank in August 2021 – join us at our fantastic food festival, support Olympic competitors, experience powerful dance performances and more.

** Please note: restrictions are currently in place in South East Queensland, please head to our Health and Safety article for the latest update.

Global Fiesta Bolivia Marka

Bolivia Marka, performers at Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours

Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours – South Bank Parklands

20 – 22 August 

Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours is your one-way ticket to cuisine, culture and carnival! Revel in roving entertainment; cultural acts and live music performances; cooking demonstrations; a vibrant marketplace including ready-to-eat food stalls; plus a riverfront DJ stage and leisure space. Tickets on sale now on the Regional Flavours website.

Olympics Live South Bank

Olympics Live Site at Riverside Green, South Bank

Olympics Live presented by Westpac – Riverside Green, South Bank Parklands

Until 8 August  

Open daily from 9am – 10:30pm, share the spirit and excitement of the Tokyo Olympic Games with friends and family at Olympics Live. Catch all the action live from Tokyo on the giant screen, ‘Have A Go’ at Olympic sports and cheer on your sporting heroes. Entry to the live site is free, find out more on the Olympics Live website

Sandsong Bangarra Dance Theatre

SandSong, Bangarra Theatre Company, image by Daniel Boud

SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert - Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

13 – 21 August

The unique story of the desert homelands of the Walmajarri are told, where the ancient knowledge of People and of Country is preserved through Songlines that have endured for hundreds of generations. Created by Bangarra Dance Theatre in consultation with Wangkatjungka/Walmajarri Elders from the Kimberley and Great Sandy Desert regions. Tickets on sale on the QPAC website.

West Side Story - Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Until 22 August

See the smash hit production of iconic dance musical - West Side Story at QPAC with dazzling original choreography. Tickets on sale on the QPAC website.

European Masters from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

Until 17 October 2022

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience works by painters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Turner, Degar, Renoir, Cézanne, and Monet, direct from The Met’s collection – one of the finest collections of European painting in the world. Book tickets to the exhibition on the QAGOMA website.


Ishmael, image by Dean Hanson

Ishmael - Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

30 August – 11 September

In a production by Dead Puppet Society, literary piece Moby Dick is reimagined as a contemporary space saga by melding live film making with live action, miniature sets, puppetry and an original score by indie pop musician Bec Sandridge. Tickets on sale on the QPAC website.

Brisbane’s Annual Wedding Expo – Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

22 August 

Featuring over 100 hand-picked creative vendors from the greater Brisbane region including an array of florists, bridal gowns, photography, invitations, hen’s parties, wedding cars, reception venues, wedding cakes, stylists and much more. Free tickets available on the Wedding Expos Australia website.

Brickman® Wonders of the World - Queensland Museum

Until 4 October 2021

LEGO® Certified Professional and LEGO Masters Australia judge, Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught brings history’s greatest masterpieces to life including the Great Wall of China, Empire State Building, Taj Mahal and more! Purchase tickets to the exhibition on Queensland Museum's website.

Deadly Threads State Library of Queensland

Deadly Threads, a selection of shirts from the showcase

Deadly Threads – State Library of Queensland (SLQ)

Until 15 August 

Deadly Threads is a showcase of over 170 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander designed shirts from colourful sporting jerseys to protest and artists shirts. This is a free exhibition, no booking required.