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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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.

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. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

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.

CMC Rocks QLD 2020

Willowbank, Ipswich Area
From AU$85 - 349
22 March 2020 – 20 March 2021
CMC Rocks Queensland is the biggest international country and roots festival in the Southern Hemisphere. Delivering an explosive array of international and national country music superstars, over three massive days and nights at Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich.

Almost the Last Supper: New work by Merton Chambers

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
Free Entry
11 April – 7 June 2020
This exhibition presents recent works by Merton Chambers concerning environmental destruction and universal hunger. Born in rural Ontario, Canada in 1929, Merton studied at the Ontario College of Art and was awarded a travelling scholarship to Europe.

COLOUR: See the world in a new light

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
Free Entry
25 April – 14 June 2020
See colour as you’ve never seen it before in this exhibition developed by Questacon - the National Science and Technology Centre and presented at the Ipswich Art Gallery. Is your yellow the same as mine?

How Cities Works

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$11.50 - 44.50
26 April – 30 August 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. How Cities Work Peek inside buildings, duck underground, and explore the streets to find out what’s going on above your head and beneath your feet.

Ma Ma Creek Markets

Ma Ma Creek, Lockyer Valley Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 9 May – 13 June 2020
Come down to the Ma Ma Creek Community Centre on the second Saturday of the month to visit the Ma Ma Creek markets and enjoy the variety that the stalls have to offer. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Isolation Blues Online Art Exhibition

Free Entry
9 – 29 May 2020
Still stuck at home and bored? Need a chill out break from work or working at home? Redland Yurara Art Gallery is still Open for Business! Their second Online Art Exhibition of this Covid Season is Isolation Blues.
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