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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James Turrell's Night Life

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
1 August 2018 – 31 December 2019
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.

Opinion Trivia at Beirne Lane

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 19 March – 17 December 2019
Hey Brisbane! Going to the same clubs and eating the same food every week gets old. They get it. They used to be you. You deserve good food and a fun night out that'll still get you home early enough on a school night.

Ferrari Park Markets Laidley

Laidley, Lockyer Valley Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 22 June 2019 – 25 January 2020
Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of their local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies. Laidley Markets are held on the fourth Saturday of the Month in Ferrari Park Patrick Street, Laidley from 6am to 12pm.

Livewired Comedy

New Farm, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 14 July 2019 – 14 July 2020
Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse. Brisbane Powerhouse’s free comedy event may have moved days and the name (back to the original), however they’re still serving up the best local and interstate comedy every Sunday afternoon.

Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$11.50 - 44.50
12 August 2019 – 2 February 2020
Based on the popular ABC television series co-created by David Batty and Francis Jupurrurla Kelly, and told through the show’s distinctive brand of humour, this exhibition showcases the ingenuity of outback mechanics whose clever resourcefulness can turn branches, spinifex and sand into tools and spare parts to get cars back on the road.

Straddie Festival of Golf

North Stradbroke Island,
13 August 2019 – 19 July 2020
The Straddie Festival of Golf provides five unique opportunities to enjoy a day of golf on the Redland Coast – A naturally wonderful place to play Golf. Held from late Summer to Spring when the weather is cooler and golf more enjoyable the Festival provides opportunities for all players to enjoy a day of golf - Island Style.

High Rotation | Brisbane Festival

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$9 - 30
30 August 2019 – 19 April 2020
High Rotation dives into the songs, stories and images of the Brisbane music scene over the last 30 years, exploring a world of musicians and managers, labels, producers and venues. It’s a perfect complement to our celebration of Riverstage’s 30th birthday.

High Rotation

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
30 August 2019 – 19 April 2020
High Rotation dives into the songs, stories and images of the Brisbane music scene, exploring a world of musicians, labels and producers, venues and fans. Featuring highlights over the past 30 years, High Rotation will reveal a snapshot of how popular music in Brisbane exploded from the local scene onto national and international stages.

Laidley Village Markets

Laidley, Lockyer Valley Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 30 August 2019 – 31 January 2020
The Laidley Village Markets are held from 7am to 1pm on the corner of Patrick Street and The Mall every Friday. Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of their local country markets.

New Woman

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
13 September 2019 – 15 March 2020
Fiercely independent, adventurous and often overlooked, Brisbane’s female artists have employed passion and determination to ensure art in Brisbane finds its voice. Each generation has produced artwork in response to the rapidly changing social, cultural and economic circumstances of the city.
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