Brisbane | Events

Brisbane's event calendar is over-flowing all year round with everything from home game matches to international sport clashes, community-led art shows to exclusive blockbuster exhibitions, live gigs to sold-out music festivals and everything in between.

Sport Events 

Brisbane hosts blockbuster sport events like the Brisbane International, Global Rugby Tens, Rugby League, AFL and Soccer matches. 

Arts and Cultural Events 

Brisbane is also a place where music, good food and good vibes are aplenty. Check out the Brisbane Festival, BIGSOUND and award-winning productions at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

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City Hall Clock Tower Tours

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
16 May 2018 – 15 May 2019
Enjoy the old-world charm of a Clock Tower tour. Step into the original 1930s hand-operated lift, travel past the Art Deco-styled clock face to arrive at the final, 64 metre high platform for a bird’s-eye view of the city.

Love to all, Connie

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
13 July 2018 – 31 March 2019
Discover the courage, compassion and dedication of Sister Constance Keys, one of Queensland’s most decorated and beloved First World War nurses. Trace her remarkable five-year journey of war service through her diaries, photographs and the many fascinating mementos she sent home to her family.

Monkeys: A Primate Story

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$10.80 - 12.00
29 September 2018 – 28 January 2019
Go bananas for the world of primates at Queensland Museum’s latest exhibition, Monkeys! A Primate Story. Featuring 60 spectacular taxidermy specimens and articulated skeletons, Monkeys! is a unique chance to discover a collection that’s been over two centuries in the making.

Sam Cranstoun: Impossible Conversations

Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
24 October 2018 – 31 March 2019
Inspired by Vanity Fair’s bitingly satirical 1930s series ‘Impossible Interviews’, nine Brisbane residents shared the conversations they would like to have with their chosen figure from Italian history.

The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9)

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
24 November 2018 – 28 April 2019
The hugely ambitious APT series returns to QAGOMA this summer, bringing significant art from across the Asia Pacific to Brisbane. Overflowing with colour and life, this free contemporary art exhibition presents a unique mix of creativity and cross-cultural insight.

Moonlight Cinema - Brisbane

Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$15 - 40
29 November 2018 – 31 March 2019
Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite and largest outdoor cinema. Watch advance screenings, summer blockbusters and cult classics under the stars in one of Brisbane's most iconic inner-city green spaces all summer long.

The Designers' Guide: Easton Pearson Archive

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$9 - 55
30 November 2018 – 28 April 2019
The Designers' Guide: Easton Pearson Archive features 200 garments personally selected by designers Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson to reveal the artistry, techniques and demi-couture practices that placed the label at the forefront of Australian fashion for 27 years.

Perspectives of Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
5 December 2018 – 31 July 2019
Brisbane’s past is explored through seven themes relating to: Traditional Owners; convict history; European settlement; the People’s Place; the river; the natural environment and Brisbane on the world stage.

MoB Makers: Moki Bands

Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
6 December 2018 – 23 April 2019
Inspired by Easton Pearson’s famous runway shows, design your own fashion headband using playful templates created by Brisbane artist and long-time Easton Pearson collaborator Stephen Mok. Let your imagination run wild with Stephen’s creative shapes and make your own adornment fit for the catwalk, a stroll in the city, or your own living room, in this fun activity for the fashionable of every age.

Paint and Sip Social Art Classes (2 for 1)

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$55 - 55
11 December 2018 – 28 February 2019
Here is your chance to have a fun, social outing at the end of which you can take home your self-made masterpiece! No experience is required since the professional artist will help make your piece of art a success.
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