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It's Live! in Queensland

In Queensland, we showcase world-class global events in the most dazzling destinations. Whatever your passion, you’ll find an event to suit right here in Queensland.

From epic endurance races to gourmet food festivals, blockbuster sporting events to world–class exhibitions, culturally immersive Indigenous experiences to electrifying country music celebrations, our calendar embraces art, culture, music, food, wine, sport - and everything in between. 

It’s just the place to experience Australia’s best live events.

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Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$12 - 55
15 August 2017
In an Australian exclusive, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum is an international touring exhibition that will only be appearing at Queensland Museum. The exhibition features more than 120 artefacts, interactive games and displays to reveal who gladiators were, where they lived and how they trained.

QUANDAMOOKA FESTIVAL

North Stradbroke Island,
15 August 2017
Quandamooka Festival, held over three winter months, returns in 2017 to coastal region of East Brisbane with up to 55 events including whale watching cultural tours, Kunjiels (corroborees), Indigenous sports, music, eco boat tours, art exhibitions, fibre art and weaving workshops, bush tucker dining, arts and cultural talks by specialists and new events featuring international acts and First Nations dancers and performances - something to suit all ages!

Black Mist Burnt Country: Testing the Bomb. Maralinga and Australian Art

Thuringowa Central, Townsville Area
Free Entry
15 August 2017
This national touring exhibition project commemorates the 60th anniversary of the British atomic test series at Maralinga. The exhibition visits the events and its location through the artworks by Indigenous and non-Indigenous contemporary artists across the mediums of painting, print-making, sculpture, installation, photography and new media.

Light Play for Kids

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
15 August 2017
Enter the dazzling world of Light Play where children can explore their artistic potential in an interactive space created especially for them! Play with overhead projectors and illuminated light boxes and discover what happens when light is cast on different materials.

National Science Week Queensland

Brisbane,
15 August 2017
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Thousands of individuals – from kids to students, to scientists, chefs and musicians – get involved, taking part in more than 1000 science events across the nation.

Giddy-up Gundy Horse Fest

Goondiwindi, Goondiwindi Area
15 August 2017
The Giddy-up Gundy Horse Fest is happening at the New South Wales/Queensland border town of Goondiwindi during the month of August 2017. Launching the festival will be opening night Saturday July 29 staged at the Goondiwindi Showgrounds Wilga Bar.

Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$10 - 70
15 August 2017
'Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe' will be presented exclusively at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 27 May to 3 September 2017. It will be the first major Marvel-related exhibition to be staged in Australia and the largest ever presented in an art museum.

Ninja Warrior Kids Fitness Classes at the Australian Stunt Academy

Nerang, Gold Coast Area
From AU$95 - 95
15 August 2017
Their very popular Stunt Academy Kids Training program is back, now with a new format! As seen on TV, the Australian Ninja Warrior challenge is in full swing and they are proud to announce that many of the Australian Ninja Warrior finalists were trained at Stunt Park, under the instruction of Ninja Warrior semi-finalist, Shane Elisara.

Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography from Condé Nast

From AU$8 - 25
15 August 2017
An exhibition produced by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP), Minneapolis/Lausanne/Paris. Curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer. Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast showcases the worlds most recognised fashion photographers.

Works from the Collection

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
15 August 2017
Take a second look at some treasures held within the city’s art collection with a selection of works by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Ricky Swallow and Michael Cook. Also included are heritage house portraits from the Ipswich House project by artists Annie Hogan, Madeleine Kelly, Mel Robson and Barbara Heath.
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