There's plenty to celebrate - Brisbane events and festivals

We love to see all the local and major events bringing life to our city. Here is a taste of some of Brisbane’s exciting events lined up for the next few months, to keep you on top of the best that Brisbane has to offer.


Surround yourself with endless beauty as you stroll through the amazing Collective Markets. With a variety of art and craft, food, fashion, collectibles and more, you’ll be sure to find your new favourite thing. Come along to Southbank’s Stanley Street Plaza on Fridays from 5-9pm, Saturdays from 10am-9pm, and Sundays from 9am-4pm, to get a taste of this eclectic market.

For high quality fresh food, crafts, clothes and more check out the Milton Markets. Known for their delicious eats, come out for breakfast or lunch and get a taste of all the multicultural food. The early bird catches the worm, so come along on Sunday at 6am when the Market opens, and stay till closing time at 12 noon, to enjoy the full smorgasbord.

Find a showcase of Brisbane’s talented designers at the What We Make Design Market in the Bulimba Community Centre the third Sunday of each month. Make a day of it with a CityCat ride from the city to Bulimba and stop in at boutiques along Oxford Street.

If you want to take a peek inside the wardrobe of some of Brisbane's most stylish sellers, the pre-loved fashion market by The Curated Market is for you. Be sure to follow their Instagram account for upcoming dates and locations across Brisbane.


Big Fork Theatre is bringing back their Brisbane Improv Festival once again. Join them in Fortitude valley for a night of shocking and unscripted laughs between 22 and 29 July. Already have a love for improv? Take one of their workshops during the festival and hone your comedic skills.

Get a serving of high stakes and drama as Cut Chill makes its way to La Boite Theatre for Brisbane Festival from 14 September to 7 October 2023. From playwright Chenturan Aran, the play explores Jamie's story as it unravels over one eventful family dinner. Why has his adoption story been so secretive, and what is his adoptive mother, Katherine, hiding from him? Directed by Ari Palani, Cut Chill will increase your appetite for new and culturally diverse stories. 

Want more Brisbane Festival events? View the full program.


See Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge live on stage in an eye-catching display of colour and theatrics. After successfully touring since 2018, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is coming to Brisbane in May. For more information, check out the QPAC website.

Put on your dancing shoes for the BIGSOUND Festival, which is coming to Fortitude Valley in September. Experience the talents of established and up-and-rising Aussie musicians.

Need something to do at lunchtime on a Tuesday? The Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts provide an accessible and diverse celebration of music. Frank Sinatra, Brazilian virtuoso accordionist Ricardo Bon and the Australian Piano Duo Festival are a taste of events offered in this program.

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts, Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City


More than just food, Eat Street Northshore offers games and live performances to close out the working week with a bang. Open every Friday and Saturday from 4-10pm, and 4-9pm on Sundays, Eat Street Northshore will ignite your senses.

After a successful run in March 2023, the neon lights and food stalls return to Brisbane Powerhouse for Night Feast: Spring in October. This round will celebrate 'all things spring'. Get your tastebuds ready for this vibrant and delicious festival.


Clay: Collected Ceramics is an exciting exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane until October. Pieces in the exhibit span over 60 years and include new and never seen items. Witness the potters' relationship with their art and explore the meaningful process of making and collecting.

Running until September 2023, mix the arts and outdoors with the Brisbane Sculpture Festival. Set up along the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha walking trails, immerse yourself in a unique art experience where sculpture and the environment intertwine. Explore the gardens and take in each sculpture's unique story.

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**This blog was updated in July 2023.**

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Last updated: 9 August 2023
Topics: things to do

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