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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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Meet me at the Paragon

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
27 September 2019 – 15 March 2020
Meet me at the Paragon explores how the creation of American-style cafes enabled Greek migrants of the early to mid-1900s to carve out a new life in a foreign land. These establishments, like Dalby’s famous Paragon Café, became the social hubs of their communities;

Pocket Placards

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
2 October 2019 – 8 March 2020
Can small acts of resistance create big change? Artist Rachael Haynes uses these ideas in her interactive installation Threads of Resistance, drawing from language to capture the many voices of contemporary feminism.

Threads of Resistance

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
2 October 2019 – 8 March 2020
What crucial social issues are we facing today? How can we best celebrate diversity? What are the steps towards equal rights for everyone? Rachael Haynes ponders these issues in her interactive installation Threads of Resistance, using language to capture the many voices of contemporary feminism.

Spatial Deconstruction

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
2 October 2019 – 12 April 2020
Emma Coulter’s installation as part of New Woman transforms the walls of Museum of Brisbane's Dome Gallery into a brightly coloured prism. Through her practice, Emma aims to challenge the hierarchy of art institutions by blurring boundaries between place, painting and the viewer’s experience.

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.
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