What's on this week - Visit Brisbane

What's on this week | 22 - 28 July

Brisbane's calendar is jam-packed with activities, music, eating, theatre and sport. Get the diary out and start planning your week.

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Brisbane City Bands Festival | Monday 22 - Sunday 28 July

This free event will see over 2,500 musicians from primary and high schools descending on the Top Stage of the Queen Street Mall to perform for the public. There will be a variety of ensembles performing including string and full orchestras, jazz and concert bands, symphonic ensembles as well as choirs, rock bands and guitar ensembles.

Night Noodle Markets | Wednesday 24 July - Sunday 4 August 

The sizzle, spice and smells of the Night Noodle Markets return to Brisbane. Food-lovers arrive hungry to feast on signature dishes and new innovations from local favourites and interstate pop up stalls.


BrisStyle Twilight Markets | Friday 26 July

The BrisStyle Twilight Markets, an initiative of Brisbane City Council, is a meet-the-maker event and is the only Brisbane-based marketplace selling 100 per cent locally handmade products. In addition to a huge variety of handmade market stalls, you will also find a great variety of local food vendors, live music and a free Craft Workshop, making this a great event for the whole family.

Together in One Voice - Celebrating NAIDOC Week | Friday 26 July 

Immerse yourself in a blend of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entertainment, laugh out loud to a comedy show with Australia’s best Indigenous comedians and spoil yourself with a variety of food trucks serving up the best bush tucker, food and drinks.

Burnett Lane: Art Landing | Friday 26 July

Bathe yourself in the light and colour vibrations at the latest creative project installed amongst Brisbane’s oldest working laneway from 4pm til late. Watch the local street artists in action surrounded by local beats. Then grab something to eat or drink in one of Burnett Lane’s many bars.

Ipswich SuperSprint | Friday 26 - Sunday 28 July

Round up your mates or your family and start planning a weekend packed full of non-stop thrills at the Ipswich SuperSprint. Queensland Raceway offers one of the most accessible trackside experiences on the Supercars calendar.

Qantas Wallabies versus Argentina | Saturday 27 July

The Qantas Wallabies will meet Argentina in the battle for The Rugby Championship (TRC) at Suncorp Stadium. Australia will be looking to secure a vital home victory at one of the Qantas Wallabies' great fortresses in Suncorp Stadium and look to continue to build on their 2019 TRC campaign.

Miss Burlesque Queensland State Final | Saturday 27 July

The feathers are set to fly in Australia’s largest burlesque competition – with the Queensland State Finalists throw their sparkles into the ring and battle it out for the crown and title of Miss Burlesque Queensland 2019. The winner will go on to represent the state at the Grand Finals in August.

James Street Food and Wine Trail | Sunday 28 July

Watch as the precinct’s finest chefs swap their kitchens for market stall, serving-up quality picnic fair. Culinary connoisseurs are invited to try-it-all, whilst sun-seekers relax to the sound of smooth tunes. Little ones will be busy gardening in the Kid’s Camp vegetable patch and want-to-be cooks will get the inside scoop on secret recipes. Hungry for more?

Brisbane BBQ Festival |  Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 July

Brisbane BBQ Festival

Warm up this winter with a celebration of meat, fire and music at the ​5th Annual Brisbane BBQ Festival being held at Victoria Park, Herston​. You will see BBQ food stalls, bars, BBQ markets, live music, great entertainment for the whole family and of course - The Brisbane BBQ Championships. 


Queensland Music Festival | Until 28 July

The Queensland Music Festival is a state-wide celebration of musical excellence with its home base in Brisbane. The 2019 program is set to feature a variety of local and international artists from across many genres.

"Play Me, I'm Yours" at Eagle Street Pier | Until 28 July

Touring internationally since 2008, Play Me, I’m Yours has reached millions of people worldwide. More than 1,900 street pianos have been installed in over 60 cities across the globe. Play Me, I’m Yours invites the public to engage with, activate and take ownership of their urban environment, and to share their love of music and the visual arts.

Brisbane Festival a-Door-able Competition | Until 29 July

To celebrate the 2019 Brisbane Festival program, these "a-door-able" doors are popping up around Brisbane and are your portal to revelry. Over 3 weeks, Brisbane Festival are giving away tickets to 6 #BrisFest shows. Keep an eye out for one of these doors in key locations like the CBD, South Bank Parklands, QUT and the City Botanic Gardens, share a pic of it on Instagram & hashtag #BrisFest to go in the draw! Winners will be announced in Brisbane Festival Instagram Story.

Brisbane Art Design Exhibition | Until 11 August 2019

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.

Wynnum Beach Volleyball Challenge | Until 11 August

The historic Wynnum Wading Pool is transformed into free beach volleyball courts from Saturday 29 June to Sunday 11 August. Play a free social game, join one of the fun competitions or watch the action on the sand!

School of Rock | Until 18 August

Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, this high-octane smash hit delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses!

Fire and Ice Food Festival | Until 23 August

Warm up your winter with tasty street food, roaring fires, deliciously spiced mulled wine at Brisbane Night Markets.

Quandamooka Festival | Until 31 August

Cultural traditions stemming from tens of thousands of years of living history are on show at this three-month winter festival jam-packed with 55 events. Join cultural whale watching 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.

NASA – A Human Adventure | Until 9 October 2019

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.

Margaret Olley: A Generous Life | Until 13 October 2019

‘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. 

Every week | City Sounds

Support local artists and attend the City Sound acts around Brisbane with artists like Bart Thrupp, Brooke Austen, Dillion James, Sam Hay, Sky Eater, Tobias and Zak Scerri Trio. 

Every Friday | Knockoff

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.

Every Friday | Big Fork Fridays

Shake up your end of the week plans with Big Fork Fridays—your fresh comedy hit every Friday night in Paddington. It’s comedy like you’ve never seen before as Big Fork Theatre’s crack team of comedians and improvisers guarantee a brand new night of comedy every Friday night at 7.30pm, direct from the old Paddington Substation.

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