Discover what's on this June in Brisbane
Brisbane and surrounds are serving up a blockbuster month of entertaining events involving fantastic festivals, spectacular sport, extraordinary exhibitions, sensational stage productions and a whole lot of fabulous food. Check out what events are happening in autumn below.
The Humours of Bandon is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.
San Francisco based singer-songwriter Sun Kil Moon (Mark Kozelek) returns to Australia in May for a very special east-coast tour. Take a seat and strap in for over two hours of Sun Kil Moon who is set to deliver an unparalleled, unforgettable live music experience.
A contemporary jazz tour de force, with a revered 20 album international career, Jones returns to Brisbane Powerhouse to share a lifetime of audience favourites plus brand new works.
Grab a blanket, picnic basket and bring a group to enjoy an afternoon of Gigs and Picnics in the City. You’ll find food trucks and live music at the free monthly event in City Botanic Gardens. If food trucks aren't your thing, pre-order a picnic basket from The Gardens Club. Think mellow jazz sounds, modern reggae and dub vibes, gypsy swing and more, against the beautiful backdrop of the City Botanic Gardens.
See Your SUNS take on the Cats at Metricon Stadium for Round 10 of the 2019 season. Consider your Saturday night plans sorted with plenty of pre-game activities, including a kids zone with inflatables and lots more!
Travel with Up, Up and Away! in this riotous dance cabaret on a once-in-a-lifetime journey around the world. The sassy stewardesses are your live In-Flight Entertainment System which features more than enough razzle-dazzle from the swing and retro eras to keep you occupied during your fabulous journey.
Darkness to Daylight is a 110 kilometre night run with each kilometre symbolising a life lost to DFV every year. Participants can run the full 110 kilometres individually or take on the challenge as a team. Alternatively, there is a 10 kilometre and 3 kilometre run in the morning, giving everyone an opportunity to take part.
Following a sold out whisky dinner in April, Tai Tai is hosting a banquet wine dinner where you will enjoy gorgeous Cantonese flavours alongside fine Peregrine Wines from Central Otago, New Zealand. Their team will be delivering a six course banquet designed by their Head Chef, with dishes that pair perfectly with Peregrine wines.
Revolve brings together 14 of Queensland’s youngest circus stars, experienced artists, and a live DJ to create a show that is bursting at the seams with energy and fun. Highly rehearsed elements are combined with moments of improvisation as the performers play with rhythms of movement and music.
Jack River had an enormous 2018 with the release of her debut album Sugar Mountain to widespread critical acclaim, countless sold out shows and three ARIA nominations.
Meeanjin Markets are a curated artisan market showcasing genuine Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, crafts, and experiences whilst highlighting local Queensland creators. Hosted by the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (SEQICC), the event provides an opportunity to celebrate and experience performances, music, art, handmade products and the delicious flavours of native Australian foods.
Join the Italian long table soiree and enjoy a night under the stars, while sipping on your choice of Pinot – noir or gris. To eat, you’ll be indulged with beautiful Italian cheese and wood-fired pizzas.
Celebrate the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival presented by TAB and treat yourself to a morning of leisure and fanfare at Eagle Farm Racecourse. The guests of the Carnival High Tea will spend the Friday morning before Treasury Brisbane Ladies Oaks Day sipping on sparkling and indulging in a selection of petit fours, canapes and delicate finger sandwiches beautifully displayed on tiered stands.
City Aquatics and Health Clubs are offering a free Bootcamp to anyone who wishes to attend on the First Saturday morning of every month. This session is suitable for all ages and experience levels so come on down and experience our facilities and great work-out!
The St.George Queensland Reds plays home games at Suncorp Stadium on June 1 against the Jaguares from Argentina.
Park yourself in for an afternoon of free live music set at Rainforest Green for The Sound Society. With entertainment from emerging artists and local food and beverage vendors, it’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
What beats great beer, delicious food and live music? All of the above with free entry. Round your brew-loving pals and head to Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside this June for the inaugural Pig Day Out!
This is their popular Annual display of Rocks Gems and Minerals. They will also be having their usual stall selling items for the collector. There will be the usual sausage sizzle, tea and coffee. Children are most welcome this is a family affair. A gold coin donation is all that is required to see the display.
Modern Woman Expo is an event that brings together South-East Qld women to inspire, empower and inform them, in every aspect of their lives – all under one roof for two days. It will provide a unique opportunity for motivated and passionate women to come together as one.
Colloquia Sundays is a community event series for critically-thinking creatives. Each session a panel of local practitioners, from industry and academia, discuss topical social issues through the lens of design and art.
Join more than 100 of Brisbane’s leading eco-experts including sustainability organisations, community groups, artisans, foodies (with plenty of vegan and gluten free options!), green-thumbs, and local businesses to embrace sustainable living.
The Sound Society delivers a free live music program that will mellow your soul and leave you relaxed as you embrace chilled tunes in the lush green surrounds of Roma Street Parkland.
The marathon event will cross several bridges and multiple landmarks along the way, in what will be one of the most picturesque courses Australia has to offer. The McDonald's Brisbane Marathon is one of the fastest growing marathons in Australia with participants flocking from over 35 countries and representing every state of Australia.
On the first Sunday of every month, Coorparoo Square will host Metre Market from 10am until 2pm with over 25 carefully curated stalls and 15 pre-loved clothing racks that feature local designs, recycled fashions, handmade homewares and a wide-selection of plants. Metre Market is a free event and pets are welcome!
You can be a part of the Rummage experience by selling wares, or come along to buy some real beauties! There will be brilliant vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds, hand-made, shoes, records, music, badges, cards, handmade paper... You name it! Come for a bargain, a swap, or an old-fashioned haggle. Suitcase Rummage is not to be missed!
In a lively social setting with an experienced tee sommelier leading the class, you will get to have some fun and experiment with your own creations. You can choose the flavour (colour) of your product, customise your tee with your own designs, and then brew (screen print) your own.
Duck is a simple yet heartfelt story of friendship and love showing us that we need others as much as they need us. A truly beautiful story to share with those you love, and who love you. Children will giggle and gasp and parents will be taken back to their childhoods once again.
Unique, infectious, high energy… like a confetti cannon point blank to the heart. Djuki Mala wow audiences with a spectacular fusion of traditional dance, pop-culture and storytelling that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning with a hefty dose of heart and soul!
Lovers of camping, caravanning and all things outdoors can get a glimpse of the latest gadgets, with more than 1,000 RV products on display and over 250 exhibitors set to attend this year’s event.
The Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo is the premier scrapbooking event on the Australian craft calendar. The event combines a series of classes taught by top notch papercraft experts, displays from renowned artists, competitions and a dedicated retail hall with all the latest products for sale.
The annual tradition of the Carnival Members’ Cocktail Party is fast becoming one of the highlights of the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival. Guests celebrate Queensland’s most illustrious week of racing with fellow Member's and racing’s elite.
LUMINOUS is a symbolic cultural event that uses a spectacular parade with a stunning display of more than 400 iridescent hand made lanterns to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of Brisbane and Queensland.
The St.George Queensland Reds plays home games at Suncorp Stadium on June 1 against the Blues from New Zealand.
Acclaimed US singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten is adding Australia to her World Tour following the release of her fifth full-length album, Remind Me Tomorrow. Touring with her five-piece band, Van Etten returns to Australia after myriad endeavours such as guest starring in Netflix series The OA and David Lynch’s revival of Twin Peaks.
Get up close and personal with the formidable performance art duo The Huxleys, as they take you inside their iridescent hyper-real world of arresting shapes, lurid colour and extreme theatrics, backed by an ethos of glamorous androgynous abandon.
Your favourite winter market is back and even bigger, with more than 50 independent craft and design artists! Shop the fabulous selection of handmade ceramics, jewellery, homewares, textiles and clothing from Brisbane's best makers.
For one-night only, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s toughest bovine athletes. The thrilling eight-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s Monster Energy Tour the toughest sport on dirt and one huge night that you won’t want to miss.
Enjoy all the action of live AFL and see Your SUNS take on North Melbourne at Metricon Stadium on Saturday 8 June. The game kicks off at 4.35pm, but as always there will be plenty of pre-game entertainment for the whole family, including a kids zone with inflatables and much more.
You have one Hour to embRACE the challenge. Take on giant inflatable obstacles and complete fun challenges while walking or running the 2.5 kilometre course.
Be inspired with insider advice and free travel presentations showcasing the vibrant and varied continent of The Americas. With a range of exhibitors including major airlines, tour, cruise and rail specialists, destination experts and foreign currency providers, this expo is the perfect place to bring your dream holiday to life.
The 2019 Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run course traverses the most scenic areas of the Griffith University Logan Campus and Riverdale Park and is perfect for runners and walkers alike. So why not challenge yourself to this glorious cross country course in the 5 kilometre or 10 kilometre distance. There is something for everyone, even an on-road 1 kilometre Junior Dash for the kids plus free face painting!
Eight Camerata Artistic Associates unearth a splendid selection of known and little-known music. In this intimate concert you will be close enough to the musicians to see how they draw the sound from their instruments, to witness their passion and to catch fleeting wry smiles as they interact.
Climb Queensland’s most impressive mountains, Mt Gillies, Mt Maroon and Mt Barney, and soak up the truly magnificent views of the Australian bushland. In between hikes enjoy the comforts of delicious home cooked meals, comfortable beds and gorgeous local wine.
Following on from their previous successful showcase concerts 30 Years of Musicals, A Soul Celebration, ABBA: Thank You For The Music and last year’s Pop Goes The 80s, the QPAC Choir expands their repertoire to the next level by taking a series of classic rock songs and giving them the four part harmony choral treatment. Rock Choir will see songs performed from artists such as Bon Jovi, Queen, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, The Doobie Brothers, Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys, Prince and many more hits!
Internationally acclaimed Brisbane organist Christopher Wrench will be performing a classical concert on the heritage listed Henry Willis Pipe Organ. A regular performer at festivals throughout Australia and on the world stage, this is a concert not to be missed.
The bespoke menu designed by Executive Chef will be perfectly paired with six fine Langmeil wines. Sourcing seasonal produce and supporting local farmers has been an important part of The Charming Squire’s Paddock to Plate ethos and we are excited to be utilising a plethora of South Australian produce at this event.
Don’t miss out on Ipswich’s biggest social event of the year! The event features a host of areas to enjoy the racing and social festivities including trackside marquees, 1866 on the Green and Home Turn Corporate areas.
Families will get swept away in the fun, colour and excitement of the annual Redcliffe KiteFest where kites of all shapes and sizes fill the sky. 2019 will be the biggest KiteFest yet with a huge contingent of international and domestic kite flyers set to come together in Pelican Park, as well as the markets, huge array of live music and amazing roving performers!
Time for the Traditional Latin Bazaar in King George Square again! It will be full of colours, food, music, and amazing people from Latino America sharing their culture and music with you.
This new and intimate show is a rare opportunity to see this dazzling star up close and personal, reinterpreting highlights from her acclaimed career as well as exploring the work of other iconic artists including Stephen Sondheim and Carole King to The Beatles and Barbra Streisand.
Broadway star Megan Hilty is best known for her starring role as Ivy Lynn in the hit NBC television series Smash, and the Broadway musicals Wicked and 9 to 5: The Musical. Called a “burgeoning blonde bombshell” by The Daily Beast, Hilty’s sensational voice and star power are perfect for a trip through the American Songbook.
Two Days of Thunder is a massive motoring event. Two days filled with fast and hard racing action and plenty to see and do at the track. Feel the thunder at Queensland Raceways!
Award-winning US comedian, actor and writer Nick Offerman is returning down under with his brand new live show. All Rise is an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will compel you to chuckle whilst urging you to brandish a better side of humanity than the one to which we have grown accustomed.
Join them for a spectacular musical journey from The Motown Era to the New Millennium. Featuring hits from The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, The Spinners, EWF, Billy Ocean, Prince, Bobby Brown, Bruno Mars and many more. An amazing two-hour spectacle featuring five sensational singers and a phenomenal eight piece band that will have you dancing in your seats.
One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers captivated. Helpmann award-winning singer and actress Kerrie Anne Greenland (Les Miserables) will bring Garland’s songs and stories to life, backed by an on-stage band, including sax, keys and percussion.
Dig out your sequins, put on your glad rags and slip into your dancing shoes. It’s time to head back to the Golden Age of Hollywood!
Come to Northey Street City Farm to enjoy live music, dancing, talks and workshops for all ages, yummy food, a lantern parade and of course our mesmerising bonfire.
The Whitehouse Markets are a boutique market selling arts and crafts, handmade items, vintage and pre-loved clothes, toys, household items and supporting local small business and the community. Held every three months at the beautiful historic Whitehouse in Victoria Point these markets are the perfect place to pick up a beautiful unique gift, shop for a new outfit or amazing Market find and support local business.
Maurice Clerc - a French classical trained organist, well renowned for his brilliant technique, faultless virtuosity and emotive style of playing. A delightful afternoon's entertainment showcasing the Brisbane City Hall's heritage listed Henry Willis Pipe Organ.
This Brisbane-based event will be hosted by Scenic Rim Regional Food Ambassador and celebrated Chef Josue Lopez at his Brisbane restaurant The Wolfe. The five-course dining adventure features local produce and takes inspiration from Witches Falls wines.
Boho Luxe Market is a lifestyle event with a festival vibe, that features the work of modern bohemian brands. Visitors will have the opportunity to take home beautiful bohemian wares from a range of amazing stallholders; with organisers hoping to create an environment where customers are transported to another world.
Chat face-to-face with our wide range of exhibitors to gain up-to-date, expert advice on conception, pregnancy, and the early years of parenting. You can also see, touch, try and buy the products and services that best suit your needs. Discover all you need to know for you, your pregnancy or young child!
Forging relationships with local communities, and encouraging collaborations among artists, the festival highlights the importance of creativity and connection. WEFF has grown to be one of Brisbane's most eclectic, enlightening, and empowering film festivals, celebrating the community, culture, and diversity that is uniquely West End.
Grab a blanket, picnic basket and bring a group to enjoy an afternoon of Gigs and Picnics in the City. You’ll find food trucks and live music at the free monthly event in City Botanic Gardens. Think mellow jazz sounds, modern reggae and dub vibes, gypsy swing and more, against the beautiful backdrop of the City Botanic Gardens.
BERT KREISCHER is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and host who performs to sell-out crowds across the world. His stand-up special ‘Bert Kreischer: Secret Time’ is currently streaming globally on Netflix.
Get fit and move in new ways with our Training Centre classes; learn aerials, get fit with ground acrobatics, discover Circus 101, or let your young person be wild, active and find their crowd.
Recurring events and exhibitions
Kids Collective is a free program held every Thursday from 9am to 1pm in South Bank Parklands, suitable for kids aged up to five at all skill levels. Bookings are not required and classes are re-set at regular intervals, so you can come and go as you please.
The spectacular ice show celebrates 90 years of the one and only Mickey Mouse and honours Walt Disney’s legacy by bringing acclaimed stories to life on the ice, including the highly anticipated arrival of Disney’s Moana, for the first time on the ice.
Widely considered as the premier ballet company in the world, the Bolshoi Ballet is truly one of the great names in performing arts and returns to Brisbane for the first time since its sell-out season in 2013. From 26 June 2019 and only in Queensland, Australian audiences will enjoy the company’s roster of stars perform the grandiose epic Spartacus and the sumptuously beautiful Jewels.
MELT is an invitation to celebrate Brisbane’s wonderfully diverse queer communities. Brisbane’s LGBTQI+ voice is loud and clear, bursting with pride, humour, humanity and rebellion. The community is bounding towards equality in many vital aspects of life and MELT is a vehicle for these leaps.
Synergy | 28 June – 8 July 2019
Synergy showcases the future of our Company, bringing together the rising stars of Queensland Ballet and our Academy for a season of contemporary and neo-classical works.
Helen Wyatt uses narrative jewellery to explore edges, walls and fences as the material expression of transitional sites – places where nature and culture intersect. Consequently, she has been walking through landscapes, studying ordinary elements that define ownership and use of land. I Walk the Line will showcase a selection of new wearable objects that explore Wyatt’s conceptual concerns.
Experience the excitement of real, fresh snow daily at the Sort Bank Piazza in the South Bank Parklands. Race down the snow toboggan hills, build a frosty fun snowman, throw snowballs, conquer the snow mountain and meet Wynter our polar bear. There will be more snow than ever before!
The world’s most loved blue steam engine and his friends are enjoying winter school holiday fun at the Museum. All aboard for a great day out!
Obsessed: Compelled to Make presents the work of 14 artists from across Australia, delving beyond the finished object, beyond the personality of the maker, into the fundamental conceptual framework of their creations.
Join their Visitor Experience Team for an illuminating afternoon of art insights during the weekly Brisbane Art Design Exhibition Tours. Discover the stories behind the incredible works created by BAD artists and designers, with practices that span robotics, performance art, video, installation, ceramics and painting.
Join Curator Miranda Hine on a Brisbane Art Design tour, as she highlights the exciting established and emerging artists on show, and reveals the curatorial process and framework behind this mammoth celebratory showcase.
From light-filled early landscapes to tormented figures in the bush, more than 60 paintings, prints and drawings drawn from major state and national collections, expose an inner landscape and the creative odyssey and complex genius of Arthur Boyd.
Quandamooka Festival, held over three winter months, returns in 2019 to coastal region of East Brisbane with up to 55 events including whale watching cultural tours, Kunjiels (corroborees), Indigenous sports, music, eco boat tours, art exhibitions, fibre art and weaving workshops, bush tucker dining, arts and cultural talks by specialists and new events featuring international acts and First Nations dancers and performances - something to suit all ages!
Birdcage of the Bay is a recreation of the St Helena prison stockade, using plans from the collection of the Queensland State Archives and other historical sources to show the extent of the prison establishment and its myriad of prisoner stories.
Through never-before-seen original photographs, rare and restricted historical papers, and newly commissioned artworks, Plantation Voices repatriates the living history of the unknown names and faces of people tricked or kidnapped into servitude as cheap labour in Queensland’s cane fields.
In celebration of Sculptors Queensland’s 50th anniversary, take a self-guided tour of a selection of spectacular outdoor sculptures set upon the grounds of the picturesque Sirromet property.
The Broncos 2019 season will see major rivals return to Suncorp Stadium in head to head clashes. Can they go all the way this year? Show your colours and support your team.
Get your mates together and storm the Gabba. The first games of the season will kick off in March, where you’re guaranteed to see spectacular marks, impossible goals and amazing action all around you!
Show your colours and get to Suncorp Stadium to support the Queensland Reds this season. The boys need all your support behind them as they tackle some tough competition.
Discover the exciting history of rocket science and space flight at the Queensland Museum, and learn about some of the most extraordinary accomplishments in space technology.
‘A Generous Life’ examines the legacy and influence of the much-loved Australian artist, Margaret Olley (1923–2011) who spent a formative part of her career in Brisbane. A charismatic character who exerted a lasting impact on many artists as a mentor and friend over several decades was also a muse for artists from William Dobell to Jeffrey Smart.
The Medibank Feel Good Program is a series of free fitness classes held at South Bank Parklands. Bookings are not required, and there’s a range of classes to suit all fitness levels. All classes are held on the Little Stanley Street Lawns, except for Mums and Bubs Pilates which is held at South Bank Piazza and Aqua which is in the Boat Pool.
Fridays just got funny at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you’ve been a fan of our comedy on Sundays, we encourage you to knock off early for a chance to start your weekend with a good laugh and a cold beer. A variety of local and Australian comedians will be bringing you the best one-liners, hilarious stories and side-splitting observations on these Friday evenings.
The S is for Sunday bottomless Chandon brunches is turning Customs House’s signature restaurant Patina into a sophisticated brunch destination! For $50, you can get a four course menu and seasonal delights like a spanner crab omelette, pumpkin waffle with Korean fried chicken and kimchi, and buttermilk pancakes with brûléed banana!
Little Big House’s iconic Queenslander is welcoming you in with open arms to kick back and relax on a Sunday in the most delicious way possible. In collaboration with 4 Pines Beers, there will be four different parmy dishes on offer, expertly matched with four of 4 Pine’s tastiest beers.
City Sounds is Australia's largest free live music program, presenting local and touring bands and artists throughout Brisbane.