Brisbane’s best markets and events this month

Couple at market with candyfloss

Wondering what to do this month? Our city is bursting at the seams with plenty to see and do, and we’ve pulled together the top Brisbane markets and events to pencil into February’s calendar. Read on and get inspired!

Comedy central

Good humour is no joke for Brisbane. Since 2009 the Brisbane Comedy Festival has provided barrels of laughs, and this year’s line-up promises to tickle your funny bone once again. More than 70 of the funniest comedians will grace the stage at five venues across the city from 22 February to 24 March. There’s something for all ages, so make sure to check out the event guide to plan your giggles and avoid missing out! 

Look out for the February edition of Living in Brisbane for the chance to win free tickets to Australia’s fastest growing comedy festival.

Disclaimer: Research shows you shouldn’t laugh on an empty stomach, so whether you’re getting your comedy fix at Brisbane Powerhouse, City Hall or SunPAC, check out the local food scene before the show!

Culture corner

Love cultural events? You’ll be in your element this month, with the BrisAsia Festival returning with 100 events over three jam-packed weeks. Check out our guide to the best of BrisAsia.

Gathering 2019 is another Brisbane event you won’t want to miss. Showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performances, it’s the only Indigenous Performance Program in Australia running weekly in the heart of a major capital city. 

Markets galore

If anything’s going to get you out of bed early on the weekend, let it be one of the incredible markets Brisbane has to offer. With the promise of the yummiest coffee, freshest produce and original giftwares, you’ll come away with a full tum at the very least.

Top picks for produce

For your fresh produce needs, Northey Street Sunday Organic Farmers Markets, Jan Powers Farmers Markets, Bardon Community Markets, Rocklea Markets are your weekend go-to! Plus, don’t forget the newest market to hit town every Wednesday in the CBD, Brisbane City Markets.

A handmade sale

Searching for a new knick-knack, quirky artwork or something meaningful for that special someone this Valentine’s Day? South Bank Markets, Riverside at the Gardens Market in the City Botanic Gardens and Brisbane Makers Markets in King George Square are the hubs of locally made goods – great for gifts for friends… or yourself! If you can’t decide ‘where’, jump on a CityCat, cross the river, wander through all of them!

Youth events

We are on the hunt for Brisbane’s best new musical talent! If you’re looking for a big break, jump online to apply for The QUBE Effect by 22 February 2019. You could score months of industry mentoring, perform live at major festivals, including Splendour in the Grass and close Youth Week 2019 by rocking Eat Street Northshore.

More comfortable out of the limelight? Brush up on your skills at one of the painting workshops, or work on your creative projects in the creative spaces, media room and rehearsal space offered at Visible Ink.

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Last updated:24 October 2019
Topics: things to do