Brisbane | Events

Brisbane's event calendar is alive all year round, bringing culture, sport and excitement to this bustling river city.

Sport Events 

The city’s stadiums are a battleground for blockbuster sports. Cheer on your team during NRL Magic Round Brisbane, Bledisloe Cup and Brisbane International – or catch an AFL or soccer game. 

More of a competitor than a spectator? Jump on your bike and ride through the city streets during Brisbane Cycling Festival!


Arts and Cultural Events 

Brisbane’s cultural heart beats loudest in South Bank, where you can catch exhibitions at QAGOMA, ballet performances and award-winning productions at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

2020 also welcomes opera-epic The Ring Cycle in a world-exclusive.

Around the city, join the month-long celebration of Brisbane Festival, or hear the next big Aussie act first at BIGSOUND.  


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Museum Highlights Tour

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
2 October 2019 – 1 January 2021
Not sure what you are looking at when you wander into the Museum? Let our experienced guide walk you through the current exhibitions and give you an insider’s view and perspective.

Perspectives of Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
2 October 2019 – 1 January 2021
Perspectives of Brisbane is a fascinating snapshot of Brisbane’s history, the milestone moments and unique characteristics that have shaped and define our city as the modern, new world capital we know today.

James Turrell's Night Life

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
17 December 2019 – 31 December 2020
See the GOMA in a new light. As the sky shifts to dusk, James Turrell’s permanent architectural light installation Night Life 2018 illuminates the Gallery of Modern Art from within. Through shifts in tempo, hue and intensity of colour over 88 minutes, the artist invites us to consider how we’re affected by light.

How Cities Works

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$11.50 - 44.50
26 April – 30 September 2020
Explore the city inside and out, top to bottom in a whole new way! From sewers to skyscrapers, this interactive exhibition reveals the secret workings of the city. Peek inside buildings, duck underground, and explore the streets to find out what’s going on above your head and beneath your feet.

Twenty: two decades of Queensland photography

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
15 June – 31 December 2020
Remember, see and feel the last 20 years through Twenty: two decades of Queensland photography. What memories do the images spark? How much has changed in two decades? Featuring the photographs of Mick Richards, John Gollings, Jo-Anne Driessens and many others.

Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
22 June 2020 – 7 February 2021
Mavis Ngallametta (1944-2019) made a profound contribution to arts and culture nationally and particularly in Queensland, her home state. An elder of the Putch clan and a cultural leader of the Wik and Kugu people of Aurukun, Mavis Ngallametta was one of the most well-regarded senior community-based artists in Australia.

Kilcoy Yowie Country Markets

Kilcoy, Somerset Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 25 July – 29 August 2020
This beautiful local country markets offer a diverse range of quality fresh produce, home grown plants, locally grown pure honey, baked goods, Bric-A-Brac, jewellery, clothing, books and much more. Located in the gorgeous Yowie Park, nestled alongside the Fred Greensill Lake, there is much to see and do each market day.

Brisbane Open Cultural Tours 2020

Woolloongabba, Brisbane Area
From AU$30 - 100
Weekly from 23 August – 1 November 2020
Enjoy Brisbane's subtropical climate, its unique design and architecture, and the stories of its social history hiding in plain sight. Walk with them and get to know the city. Brisbane Open brings to life design, art, architecture, the open spaces between buildings, social history, and local culture by offering topical walks.

Goodnight, Sleep Tight

Whiteside, Moreton Bay Area
Free Entry
25 – 30 August 2020
Sleep is something we all do - and we all do it differently. Today a good night sleep is a solid eight hours of sleep on a comfy mattress, but how did people sleep in the past? Why did people in Medieval society have two sleeps a night and how did people sleep before all the modern comforts we have today?

Minibeasts

Redcliffe, Moreton Bay Area
Free Entry
25 – 30 August 2020
A minibeast is a creature without either a backbone or an internal skeleton (scientifically called an invertebrate). Minibeasts include, beetles, butterflies, spiders, worms, praying mantis, centipedes and bees!
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