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.

James Turrell's Night Life 2018

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.

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.

Playing with Light at Ipswich Art Gallery

Ipswich Area
From AU$5 - 15
1 December 2018 – 28 April 2019
Let there be light! Light is intrinsic to our lives, from natural phenomenon like rainbows to advanced technologies including communication, security and medicine, to the simple light bulb. It has a multitude of applications and influences how we see the world.

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.

Micro Histories

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
7 February – 28 April 2019
Artworks and artefacts from the Museum of Brisbane and City of Brisbane Collections are paired with buildings by six of Brisbane’s most exciting architectural firms in Micro Histories, an exhibition exploring the relationship between architecture, art, people and place.

NASA – A Human Adventure

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$12 - 58
15 March – 9 October 2019
NASA – A Human Adventure is a thrilling journey through humankind’s exploration of space. Come face to face with NASA’s remarkable achievements in human space flights and space exploration – the greatest adventure that humans have ever undertaken.

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.

Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey: Stories of this Land

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
30 March – 18 August 2019
‘Stories of this Land’ is the first major retrospective celebrating the work and life of Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey (1920-1985). The exhibition brings together 70 works including barks, paintings, ceremonial and historical objects, draft illustrations from his children’s book and three story book films.

Glass Plates and Rail Justice

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
9 April – 19 May 2019
Part of Ipswich Festival 2019. Over its more than 150-year history, The Queensland Railways have taken thousands of photographs of everything from cracked bridges to crocodiles. Drawing on the extensive collections held by the Queensland Museum Network this exhibition investigates the ways Queensland Rail used photography, from documenting rolling stock to capturing spectacular scenery.
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