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The city is vibrant and alive with world-class exhibitions, live music performances, festivities, and much more. We have listed below some of our recommended events that you won’t want to miss!

Please note: events may be subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please check with the event organisers before confirming your travel plans.

Brisbane Comedy Fest


29 April – 29 May 2022
Australia’s fastest growing ​comedy ​festival, ​Brisbane Comedy​ Festival, has grown into a multi-venue extravaganza, bursting at the seams to host a hand-picked selection of the funniest folk in the country.

Held at Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall, The Tivoli, The Fortitude Music Hall and Newstead Brewing Co., Brisbane Comedy Festival plays host to one-liners, whimsy and mockery from more than 85 of the most hilarious national and international comedians.

Brisbane Marathon Festival


4-5 June 2022
The Brisbane Marathon Festival is a world-class event attracting elite, recreational as well as encouraging the local community to get out and get active and enjoy visiting Brisbane city.



6-14 August 2022
The Ekka, formally known as the The Royal Queensland Show, showcases the best of Queensland, attracting more than 21,000 competition entries from woodchop, to giant vegetables, 10,000 animals from beef cattle to cats and dogs, world-class live entertainment, award-winning food and wine, carnival rides and showbags, family shopping, educational activities and much more.

World Science Festival


28 August 2022
The Sunday Mail Transurban Bridge to Brisbane is Queensland’s biggest and best fun run. Bridge to Brisbane is a chance to celebrate Brisbane, enjoy being healthy, active, & raise funds for a charity of your choice.

World Science Festival


2-24 September 2022
Brisbane’s most anticipated event of the year is unlike anything else you can experience in the world. The river and iconic city landmarks are the stage as they create the art that enlivens, delights and disrupts. The curated multi-arts program presents a bold international program transporting the audience beyond the everyday through captivating performances and installations from across the world.

World Science Festival


18 September 2022
Presented by The World Food Markets, the Sweet As Dessert Festival brings you a jam packed day full of sweets & treats from an awesome line-up of Queensland’s best dessert makers. You can have dessert for breakfast, brunch or lunch. There will also be street food, live music, pop-up bars, dessert cocktails, kids activities and entertainment as well as cooking demonstrations throughout the day.