What's on in Brisbane
Updated: 5 May 2022
From comedy festivals to family fun activities, award-winning musicals and regional events, to racing carnivals and three-day long footy fiestas, Brisbane’s event calendar is heating up this Autumn.
DINE BNE CITY | 1 - 29 MAY
Mark your calendar and prepare your appetite, a 4-week dining festival is coming to The City in May. Dine BNE City is a celebration of Brisbane's thriving dining scene. From 1 - 29 May, enjoy over 100 exclusive offers and experiences across 65 of Brisbane's best bars and restaurants.
ESCAPE IN THE SCENIC RIM FESTIVAL | 29 APR - 29 MAY
Escape In The Scenic Rim is a month-long celebration of some of the most precious and spectacular rainforests in the world. There are over 55 nature and adventure-based events and activities from 4WD adventuring to hang gliding, bushwalking, art, meditation and yoga.
PANIYIRI GREEK FESTIVAL | 21 - 22 MAY
Brisbane’s world renowned Greek festival is back! Block out your diary for a jam-packed weekend of dining, dancing, and partying like a Greek.
SCENIC RIM EAT LOCAL WEEK | 25 JUN - 3 JUL
Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is your backstage pass to the farms, wineries and food stories of the Scenic Rim. Eat your way around the region through a program of festivals, farm-gate events and culinary experiences to suit foodies of all ages
STRADBROKE SEASON PRESENTED BY TAB | 30 APR - 11 JUNE
Get ready for Brisbane’s premier Racing Carnival for 2022! There’s six of Queensland’s most prestigious race days to enjoy, showcasing the best of Australia’s thoroughbred horse racing, accompanied by culinary delights, elegant fashion and sensational entertainment. Tickets on sale now!
NRL MAGIC ROUND | 13 - 15 MAY
The NRL Magic Round Brisbane is returning! Don't miss your chance to watch your favourite NRL team take the field at Suncorp Stadium across one fully filled weekend from May 13 to 15. Read more to plan the ultimate NRL Magic Round long weekend in Brisbane.
TORIAN PRO CROSSFIT GAMES OCEANIA SEMIFINAL EVENT | 20 - 22 MAY
Watch Elite athletes battle it out to earn a spot in the CrossFit Games Final and meet fans from across the region to celebrate fitness, friendship and fun. From Emerging to Elite and Teens to Masters, there’s an opportunity for everyone to compete at the Torian Pro.
TOUCH OF PRIDE | 27 - 28 MAY
Touch of Pride is a 2-day touch football event celebrating inclusion, sexual and gender diversity with a mardi gras atmosphere. Open to all regardless of sexual preference or gender, Touch of Pride being held from 27th to the 28th of May 2022 at the University of Queensland, St Lucia.
BRISBANE MARATHON FESTIVAL | 4 - 5 JUN
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Brisbane "boutique" marathon of choice by registering for the marathon or half marathon. If 42kms isn't quite your speed there are plenty of smaller distances - get involved today!
AUSTRALIA V ENGLAND | 9 JUL
Watch one of the oldest rugby rivalries when England comes to Australia for an epic three-Test series for the first time since 2016. Get behind the Wallabies on July 9 at Suncorp Stadium, tickets are on sale now!
ASTON VILLA F.C V LEEDS UNITED F.C | 17 JUL
Brisbane will host English Premier League (EPL) Football Clubs, Aston Villa F.C and Leeds United F.C when they contest the very first Queensland Champions Cup alongside A-League club, Brisbane Roar F.C. in July. Tickets are on sale now!
BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL | 29 APR - 29 MAY
Brisbane Comedy Festival returns in 2022, bursting at the seams to host a hand-picked selection of the funniest folk in the country. Held from Friday 29 April to Sunday 29 May in 2022, this multi-venue laughter extravaganza held across Brisbane Powerhouse, The Tivoli and The Fortitude Music Hall, plays host to one-liners, whimsy and mockery from some of the most hilarious national and local comedians. Get tickets now!
BRISBANE WRITERS FESTIVAL | 3- 8 MAY
The Brisbane Writers Festival is celebrating it's 60th anniversary in style with 200+ city-wide celebrations, stretching over six incredible days. Don't miss your opportunity to be immersed in the beautiful, wise, strong and urgent voices from all around world to Meanjin/Brisbane. View the program here.
THE LAST FIVE YEARS | 30 MAY - 18 JUN
Jamie and Cathy used to be in love, but now their marriage is over and they’re trying to figure out where it all went wrong. This heartfelt musical by La Boite follows two New Yorkers in their 20s who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Don't miss out, get your tickets now.
THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING TO SEE & DO:
HIGH TEA AT THE INCHCOLM | EVERY SUNDAY
Feeling fancy? The Inchcolm Bar recently launched High Tea Sundays! Indulge in a decedent menu of savoury delicacies, traditional tea sandwiches and freshly baked sweet treats. Elevate your experience by upgrading to the bottomless Champaign package - yum.
GIGS & PICNICS | 3rd SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH
The City’s much-loved free event, is returning to the City Botanic Gardens on the third Saturday of every month. Gather your friends and family for an afternoon of delicious food trucks and free live music, kicking off at 12pm and running until 4pm.
WINE & FOOD PAIRING EXPERIENCE | NOW
Learn about how to pair food and wine like a guru! Hosted by a City Winery team member, attendees will enjoy a four-course shared menu paired with matched wine. At each course, an experienced team will discuss the complimenting food and wine combination.
BIG HEAD TRIVIA | EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT
The Sound Garden in Fortitude Valley has teamed up with Young Henry and The Big Head Trivia guys to host Thursday Night Trivia! Book your table and access exclusive deals and fun themed nights, including Game of Thrones Trivia.
SOUND SOCIETY | FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
Sit back and relax while tuning into the smooth vocals and unique sounds of Brisbane’s celebrated up and coming artists, surrounded by panoramic parkland views. Pack your own spread or purchase a takeaway bite from the surrounding precinct eateries.
BRISBANE CITY MARKETS | WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS
Chose from a premium selection of farm-fresh produce, premium local meats, artisan goods, trawler direct seafood, authentic baked goods and more right in the heart of Brisbane City - Wednesdays at Reddacliff Place, Thursdays at Cathedral Square.
BRISBANE TWILIGHT CRUISE | THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
Enjoy this fabulous sunset cruise on the Brisbane River with Mirimar Cruises. Receive a complimentary cocktail on boarding and take a leisurely cruise to the Brisbane Powerhouse where a welcome drink, appetizer and backstage tour await before a return cruise amid the dazzling city lights.
URBAN PRODUCE MARKET |SATURDAYS
A new produce market featuring the region's small growers and producers who supply Brisbane's top restaurants will pop up at Wandering Cooks in South Brisbane each Saturday. Thai Hoa Grocer, Oxley's Neighbourhood Farm, The Falls Farm, West End neighbour Little Acre Mushrooms and Spring Lakes Farm are just a few of the producers serving up their wares.
JAN POWERS FARMERS MARKETS | SATURDAYS
Make tracks for the Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday mornings where you'll find fresh produce, handmade products, artisan wares and delicious food.
BRUNCH WITH BITE | SUNDAYS
You'll be on Cloud Nine with Cloudland's Brunch with Bite, a decadent brunch hosted by spicy drag performers.
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