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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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This Is My Heritage

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$6.50 - 32
Discover the profound connection that objects have to family, country and culture through the personal memories and experiences of 12 of Queensland’s Indigenous artists and educators. Through images and film, the exhibition reveals the surprising connections and strong spiritual links that can be explored when people engage with the collections from the Queensland Museum.
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'Lucent' draws together works from Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art's (QAGOMA) Aboriginal and Pacific collections, illuminating connections and differences between both cultures. Evocations of light and its absence are explored through installations of great majesty to intimate adornments for the body.

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
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From AU$12 - 55
27 July 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,
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27 July 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!
27 July 2017
Ten Incredible days and nights! Presenting the Best of the Best in terms of artists, performers, authors, visual arts, film, food and fun! 2017 festival will be better than any previous year, with something for all ages, tastes and price ranges on offer.

Jumpers and Jazz in July

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
27 July 2017
Warwick's Jumpers and Jazz in July is a celebration of yarn bombing and tree jumpers. live jazz, tastes of country cuisine nad a program of over one hundred events spanning 10 days. Known as Queensland's quirkiest festival, the event has been stages annually since 2004.

A Room for Wild Animals

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$11.50 - 44.50
27 July 2017
Get up close to 20 taxidermy specimens including big cats, bears and deer. In this Ipswich first, these large specimens have been pulled out of the Queensland Museum vaults so we can learn more about them.

Freedom Then, Freedom Now

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
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Free Entry
27 July 2017
From citizenship, censorship and the collective good to marriage, miniskirts and mortgages — what are the freedoms that Queenslanders take for granted? Freedom Then, Freedom Now is an intriguing journey into our recent past, exploring the freedoms enjoyed and restricted in Queensland and examining what happens when collective good intersects with individual rights.

Blackrock

Kelvin Grove, Brisbane Area
From AU$30 - 60
27 July 2017
La Boite and QUT Creative Industries present Blackrock By Nick Enright A party on the beach, drugs, booze and surf. But by morning a young woman lies dead on the sand, beaten and raped. Who is responsible?

In Search of Ancient Queensland

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
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From AU$6.50 - 12.50
27 July 2017
The story of ancient Queensland is written in the rocks and landscapes that form our modern environment and in an outstanding, but incomplete, fossil record that offers tantalising glimpses of the past.
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