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What's on in Brisbane

Brisbane events are good to go this month. Read on to discover what's on - including a choice of sporting spectacles, entertaining exhibitions, perfect performances and masterful music.

THE BRISBANE SPRING RACING CARNIVAL | 9 OCT – 6 NOV

Brisbane races

The Brisbane Racing Club Spring Carnival is set to be a big one with six action-packed racedays showcasing live local races, interstate action on super screens around the course, all-day entertainment and bespoke pop-up bars & eateries.

Grab your best dress shoes and your mates and book in for a day to remember.

Tickets are on sale now!

MEDIBANK FEEL GOOD PROGRAM SOUTH BANK | 4 OCT - 4 DEC

Feel good

Prepare for summer with Medibanks Feel Good Program free fitness classes held at South Bank Parklands from now until early December.

Whether you’re after gentle, flowing exercise to soothe your mind and body after a busy day, or something high-energy to really get your heart racing, there’s something for everyone. All classes are guided by fully qualified instructors from Goodlife Health Clubs.

To view the timetable, click here.

CUSTOMS HOUSE MOET & CHANDON ROSE GARDON | 8 – 28 OCT

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From Friday October 8, the riverside terrace at Customs House will be transformed into a cluster of open-air floral domes (each adorned with seasonal blooms) where patrons will enjoy a menu of mouth-watering delights and a beverage list of crisp wines. The Moët & Chandon Rosé Garden will open Fridays from 4:00–9:00 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00–9:00 pm.

Find out more

VALLEY FIESTA | 28 – 30 OCT

Valley Fiesta

Valley Fiesta is a street festival like no other; it's an annual pilgrimage for thousands of party-hungry music fans to Fortitude Valley every October.

With more than 150 artists performing in 21 of Brisbane’s most beloved music venues throughout the Valley precinct, the Valley Fiesta is all about celebrating our favourite live music venues, each putting on a stacked program of Queensland’s hottest homegrown acts, live on homegrown stages.

Tickets to each show are on sale now.

VAN GOGH ALIVE | FROM 29 OCT

Prepare to transcend time and space at the multi-sensory Van Gogh Alive exhibition. Take the journey through the life and times of the prolific painter including his journey through the Netherlands, Arles, Saint Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise, where he created many of his timeless masterpieces.

Book your ticket.

IMAGINARIA | NOW UNTIL 30 NOV

Experience an immersive experience unlike any other! Located in the heart of Brisbane is a new form of immersive play where imagination and technology collide to create a stunning audio-visual play experience from the future.

LA DOLCE VITA BRUNCH @ FIUME | NOW - NOV 28

Tantalise your tastebuds with a 3-course brunch of local twists on Italian favourites paired with a two-hour beverage package including brunch must-haves - mimosas and bloody Marys, as well as a selection of Fiume’s signature cocktails, beers, and wines.

Located on the rooftop of Crystalbrook Vincent, Fiume Rooftop Bar is an urban oasis with unbeatable 360° views of Brisbane River and the dazzling city skyline. Brunch sessions are held every Sunday from now until the end of November.

Don’t miss out! Book now.

VOLUNTEER GUIDED TOUR OF INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN ART | 1 SEPTEMBER - 30 NOVEMBER

Join a 30-minute tour from one of QAGOMA's passionate volunteer guides as they take you through the exhibition. As tour capacity is limited, secure a place by registering your details with staff at the information desk on arrival at the gallery.

ROM COMS & NOM NOMS | 9 SEPTEMBER - 28 OCTOBER

Enjoy mid-week Rom Coms & Nom Noms at Brisbane City’s FREE pop-up cinema, plus pop-up bar! The inner-city green space of Post Office Square will be host to a line-up of popular romantic comedies, and a pop-up bar catered by Isles Lane. Every Wednesday night of September & October from 5.00pm - 8.00pm (movie start time of 6.00pm) at Post Office Square, Brisbane City.

HOPS & HOUNDS | 27 September to 27 December

On the last Sunday of every month, The Pumpyard Bar and Brewery is holding Hops and Hounds. Bring your best furry friend to enjoy house-made doggy treats that use the spent grain from the brewing process while you knock back a cold one. We give it 5 out of 5 Woofs.

BRISBANE STREET ART FESTIVAL | ONGOING

Street art is popping up around Brisbane and Ipswich. Six walls around Ipswich have been transformed as part of the Brisbane Street Art Festival, with a seventh currently being worked on by local Indigenous artist Rachael Sarra.

CITY SOUNDS | NOW

Free live music by local performers in The City? Sounds like City Sounds. Check out the gig guide here.

QUEENSLAND TRANSPORT MUSEUM | NOW

History buffs should take a trip to the Queensland Transport Museum, at Gatton in the Lockyer Valley, and check out its newest occupant - Brisbane City Council's oldest bus, a mint condition 1948 AEC Regal III chassis with Commonwealth Engineering body built in Sydney.

LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY | NOW

Brisbane’s famous wildlife sanctuary has re-awoken with more things to see and do. You can now see the Raptor Show, Sheepdog Show, visit the Platypus House, pat a koala and get takeaway treats from The Sleepy Koala. Pre-bookings essential.

MIRIMAR CRUISES | NOW

See Brisbane from a different angle by letting Mirimar Cruises take you to and from Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary via a leisurely cruise from South Bank.

IPSWICH NATURE CENTRE | NOW

Cute Australian wildlife and farm animals are yours to enjoy at the reopened Ipswich Nature Reserve in Queens Park. Entry is free but a gold coin donation is always appreciated. Limited numbers apply at this time.

AL WEIWEI, BOOMERANG 2006 | QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY | NOW

Be spellbound by ‘Ai Weiwei’s Boomerang 2006’, an immense object made of 270 000 crystal pieces that fill the soaring space of the QAG’s Watermall.

MUSEUM OF BRISBANE | NOW

Our teller of Brisbane’s stories, the Museum of Brisbane, has reopened with the launch of The Storytellers free exhibition, which uncovers Brisbane’s histories, myths and tales through fact, fiction, interpretation and creative narrative as told by nine of the city’s top wordsmiths. It features stories by Victoria Carless, Simon Cleary, Matthew Condon, Trent Dalton, Nick Earls, Benjamin Law, Hugh Lunn, Kate Morton and Ellen van Neerven.

Explorers can also rejoice - the Clock Tower Tours and Brisbane City Hall Tours have recommenced, as have new walking tours of the city.

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. And if you’re attending a Sound Society at River Quay, a sundowner is your perfect sunset accessory with the venue licensed from 10am - 8pm daily.

BEER YOGA | WEDNESDAYS

Our two favourite things are together at last. Join Beer Yoga is on the Felons Brewing Co lawn at Howard Smith Wharves each Wednesday from 5.30pm-6.15pm. BYO mat.

KIDS COLLECTIVE | THURSDAYS

Parents can rejoice with the news that free Kids Collective activities, designed to educate, entertain and develop children through music, games, craft, storytelling and more, have returned to Thursdays at South Bank.

BRISBANE CITY MARKETS | WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

Choose 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 Redcliff Place, Thursdays at Cathedral Square.

BRISBANE TWILIGHT CRUISE | THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

Enjoy this fabulous sunset cruise on the Brisbane River with Mirimar Cruises. Enjoy a complimentary cocktail once on board 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 | LAUNCHES 22 AUGUST

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.

GIGS & PICNICS | NOW

Grab a picnic blanket and you’ll find food trucks and live music at this free event in City Botanic Gardens, on the last Saturday of the month.

BRISBANE STREET ART FESTIVAL | NOW

Are you seeing new public art springing up in Brisbane and Ipswich? It's part of an ongoing program by BSAF.

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.

SUNDAYS ON THE LAWN | SUNDAYS

If you've got the mobile munchies, head to the Brisbane Powerhouse on Sunday afternoons to seek out sought-after food trucks and music by the Jazz Music Institute.

BRUNCH WITH BITE | SUNDAYS

You'll be on Cloud Nine with Cloudland's Brunch with Bite, a decadent brunch hosted by spicy drag performers.

BEER YOGA | MONDAYS

We know you missed it. Beer Yoga is back on the Felons Brewing Co lawn at Howard Smith Wharves each Wednesday from 5.00pm. BYO mat.

KIDS COLLECTIVE | THURSDAYS

Parents can rejoice with the news that free Kids Collective activities, designed to educate, entertain and develop children through music, games, craft, storytelling and more, have returned to Thursdays at South Bank.

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