Around the world with Brisbane's top multicultural events

Celebrate Brisbane’s cultural diversity with this handy calendar of festivals and events that’ll have you finding a new sense of wonder in our own backyard.



  • Come with Bangarra Dance Theatre on a journey to country in their award-winning performance, Terrain. The nine-part performance, choreographed by Frances Rings, evokes the power of body and land converging to bring spirit to place. Tickets are available online for shows from 5-13 August.


  • Celebrate Japanese culture at Matsuri Brisbane on 3 September. From 11am, Mt Gravatt Showgrounds will come to life with performances, martial art demonstrations, food and drink stalls, workshops and more. Tanoshimi (I can't wait)!


  • Enjoy a performance by some of the finest musicians from Spain and Australia as virtuoso Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco Lara launches his new album, The Andalusian Guitar. Hosted at the Queensland Multicultural Centre, this performance is not to be missed!
  • Gather your freunde and familieOktoberfest Brisbane is back from 7-9 and 14-16 October 2022 at the Brisbane Showgrounds! From midday to midnight, Oktoberfest 2022 will bring some of the best German music, food and drinks to Brisbane.

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Always check the dates for annual events before pencilling them into your calendar and find more inspiration for your next day out on our Brisbetter Explore page.

While you enjoy Brisbane's events and exhibitions, remember to keep COVID safe - maintain physical distancing and good hygiene.

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**This article was updated in July 2022.**

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