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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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.

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.

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.

Ma Ma Creek Markets

Ma Ma Creek, Lockyer Valley Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 13 April – 8 June 2019
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.

Live Music at Aspley Central Tavern

Aspley, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 13 April – 27 July 2019
New live music every Saturday night from 7.00pm - 10.30pm at Aspley Central Tavern! Specials and promotions all evening. Visit their website for a full list of the artists for the month.

Plantation Voices: Contemporary Conversations with Australian South Sea Islanders

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
20 April – 8 September 2019
Emerging from the sugarcane farms of tropical Queensland to cut a path to freedom, the stories of Australian South Sea Islanders are steeped in strength and resilience. Through never-before-seen original photographs, rare and restricted historical papers, and newly commissioned artworks, Plantation Voices repatriates the living history of the unknown names and faces of people tricked or kidnapped into servitude as cheap labour in Queensland’s cane fields.

Home: A Suburban Obsession

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
20 April – 14 July 2019
Home: a suburban obsession is about the allure of home and the stories found within, inspired by one of the largest digitised photographic collections of Queensland houses. It explores the social and emotional foundations of houses through ephemera and artistic responses capturing the places we call home.

Circa Training Centre Circus Classes

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
Weekly from 22 April – 30 June 2019
Fitness. Movement. Expression. On stage circus stirs and inspires. Off stage circus gets us moving in new ways and meeting new people. Circa’s Training Centre in Fortitude Valley offers classes for all fitness levels teaching circus skills and fitness to everyone.
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