What's on in Brisbane
Updated: 17 June 2022
From family fun activities to award-winning musicals, regional events to massive sporting events, internationally acclaimed art exhibitions to beer festivals, Brisbane’s event calendar is heating up this Winter.
THE SOUL TREMBLES - CHIHARU SHIOTA | 18 JUN - 3 OCT
The Soul Trembles by internationally renowned artist, Chiharu Shiota, this beautiful and disquieting series explores the intangible: memories, dreams, anxiety, and silence.
MUSEUM OF BRISBANE - WORLD OF WONDER: MARGOT MCKINNEY | 18 JUN – 6 NOV
Come along to the Museum of Brisbane to witness the extraordinary pieces of jewellery created by luxury jewellery designer, Margot McKinney. Drawing inspiration from Australia's stunning coral reef to the Tanzania safari, we guarantee you will find a piece that will tickle your fancy. Guarantee your spot here.
CURIOCITY | 24 JUN - 10 JUL
Let your imagination roam free at the ultimate celebration of science, art and tech. Explore the program of interactive installations and events.
ABBEY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL | 9 -10 JUL
Each year the Abbey Medieval Festival welcomes thousands of visitors to experience life in the Middle Ages, specifically 600 to 1600AD in Europe and the Middle East. Don't miss your chance to see re-enactors, jousters, performers, food vendors and merchants at one of Australia’s premier living history events.
GET UP, STAND UP – INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN ART COLLECTION | NOW - 20 NOV
Plan a trip to QAGOMA to experience the “Get Up, Stand Up” exhibition in celebration of NAIDOC Week. This exhibition demonstrates First Nations artists' engagement with past and present social movements and allows visitors to gain a deeper knowledge surrounding First Nations artistic practices and how it has survived thousands of centuries.
BIRRUNGRA GALLERY ANNUAL NAIDOC WEEK RECAP BREAKFAST | 8 JUL
To wind up NAIDOC Week, Birrunga Gallery is hosting its annual breakfast recap. Come along to enjoy a morning surrounded by art, community and of course delicious food and coffee. Looking for more? Take the opportunity to walk through their 2022 Reconciliation Exhibition “Wuurrawin Ngaligin Miil Bulal” – Through Our Eyes, with the Birrunga Gallery Artists the following evening.
CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS PHOTOGRAPHY – REDLANDS PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE | NOW – 24 JUL
In celebration of NAIDOC Week, the Redlands Performing Arts Centre Mezzanine will showcase photography by First Nations artists featured in the Redlands Arts Gallery Collection. Come along and celebrate this country's rich Indigenous culture by participating in important discussions and storytelling.
DELVENE COCKATOO-COLLINS | ONGOING
In the spirit of NAIDOC week, support local Indigenous business owners by taking a once-in-a-lifetime guided tour of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) with renowned First Nations artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins of Goompi, Dunwich.
Looking for more? Go on an immersive journey of Indigenous experiences through art, storytelling, performance and traditional feasts. Read more.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN:
SNOWLAND PUTT PUTT | 24 JUN - 10 JUL
Spread the Christmas in July spirit and keep the kids entertained this school holidays with a magical experience they won’t forget - playing a round of putt-putt in the snow!
ENCHANTED GARDEN MINI GOLF | 18 JUN - 10 JULY
Head out on a thrilling journey featuring towering dragons, fairy groves, unicorns and magical characters on the St Lucia Golf Links Enchanted Garden mini-golf course.
JUICY BEER FESTIVAL | 9 JUL
JUICY is all about beer, music and food, experienced in a modern festival setting. You will have an opportunity to experience everything JUICY across either one of our day or night sessions at the iconic Fortitude Music Hall.
EKKA ROYAL QUEENSLAND SHOW | 6 AUG - 14 AUG
The Ekka show brings a taste of farm life to the city! Explore over 300 stalls and activities throughout the showgrounds, including animal adventures, agriculture competitions, rides, live music, show bags, cookery and garden displays, family shopping, children's entertainment, fireworks displays and much more!
RUGBY AUSTRALIA ETORO SERIES: 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!
AMPOL STATE OF ORIGIN Game 3 | 13 JUL
The final State of Origin game is heading to Brisbane on 13 July. It's your chance to see the Queensland Marrons take on the New South Wales Blues in another epic showdown. Tickets are on sale now.
QLD CHAMPIONS CUP: 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!
TOUCH OF PRIDE | 22 - 23 July
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 22nd to the 23rd of July 2022 at the University of Queensland, St Lucia.
THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING TO SEE & DO:
SOUL NOOK COLLECTIVE | WED - SAT
The Soul Nook Collective is a little hub of happenings. Located in The Old Church in Marburg, they create stunning bespoke Picnic and Events. Choose from the luxury bell tents, pop-up activations or pod picnics - there is something for every type of gathering. They also host weekly artisan workshops.
SEASONAL HIGH TEA AT BELLE EPOQUE | DAILY
Sweet, savoury and absolutely sublime, there’s simply no better way to indulge in Belle Époque’s delicacies than at the Emporium signature High Tea.
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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