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What’s On

  • Childhood Summit 2019

    Childhood Summit 2019

    March 28, 2019 - March 30, 2019

    Nature Play Queensland is hosting the 2019 Childhood Summit, so therefore the dominant theme for the summit is ‘play,’ especially outdoors.  

    The Childhood Summit will bring together thought leaders, gatekeepers, key influencers and practitioners across the community.

    The three days will include keynote addresses from leaders across the globe, practical action-based workshop and walk-shops, and more.

    For parking information click here.

    Need accommodation? We recommend staying at the four and a half star Rydges Fortitude Valley, in the heart of the Brisbane Showgrounds. 

    For more details head to https://www.childhoodsummit.org.au/

    Nature Play Queensland is hosting the 2019 Childhood Summit, so therefore the dominant theme for the summit is ‘play,’ especially outdoors.  

    The Childhood Summit will bring together thought leaders, gatekeepers, key influencers and practitioners across the community.

    The three days will include keynote addresses from leaders across the globe, practical action-based workshop and walk-shops, and more.

    For parking information click here.

    Need accommodation? We recommend staying at the four and a half star Rydges Fortitude Valley, in the heart of the Brisbane Showgrounds. 

    For more details head to https://www.childhoodsummit.org.au/

  • Peking Duk’s Biggest Tour Ever.. so far

    Peking Duk’s Biggest Tour Ever.. so far

    March 30, 2019 6:00pm

    Australia’s favourite duo Peking Duk return with their Biggest Tour Ever. 

    After selling out The Wasted Tour across Australian capital cities, Peking Duk will now reveal brand new music to fans.

    The Biggest Tour Ever will hit the Brisbane Showgrounds on Saturday 30 March. 

    For parking information click here.

    Brisbane Showgrounds residents: for the Notice to Residents please click here

    For more details head to https://pekingduk.com/

    Australia’s favourite duo Peking Duk return with their Biggest Tour Ever. 

    After selling out The Wasted Tour across Australian capital cities, Peking Duk will now reveal brand new music to fans.

    The Biggest Tour Ever will hit the Brisbane Showgrounds on Saturday 30 March. 

    For parking information click here.

    Brisbane Showgrounds residents: for the Notice to Residents please click here

    For more details head to https://pekingduk.com/

  • National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

    National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

    April 05, 2019 - April 07, 2019

    Join like-minded 4x4, fishing and true blue camping enthusiasts at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo.

    This has been Brisbane's leading event for the 4WD industry and fans of the great Australian outdoors for almost three decades!

    There are thousands of bargains and brands on sale with industry experts on hand to give the best advice and deals for your 4x4, camping, fishing, boating and outdoor adventures.

    You'll also enjoy free entertainment from the Action Arena and Proving Ground, fishing and 4WD seminars, test drives and 4WD training, cooking demonstrations and tastings.

    Event hours: Friday and Saturday 9am to 6pm; Sunday 9am to 5pm.

    For parking information click here.

    Brisbane Showgrounds residents: for the Notice to Residents please click here

    For more details head to https://4x4show.com.au/brisbane/

    Join like-minded 4x4, fishing and true blue camping enthusiasts at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo.

    This has been Brisbane's leading event for the 4WD industry and fans of the great Australian outdoors for almost three decades!

    There are thousands of bargains and brands on sale with industry experts on hand to give the best advice and deals for your 4x4, camping, fishing, boating and outdoor adventures.

    You'll also enjoy free entertainment from the Action Arena and Proving Ground, fishing and 4WD seminars, test drives and 4WD training, cooking demonstrations and tastings.

    Event hours: Friday and Saturday 9am to 6pm; Sunday 9am to 5pm.

    For parking information click here.

    Brisbane Showgrounds residents: for the Notice to Residents please click here

    For more details head to https://4x4show.com.au/brisbane/

  • Brisbane Model Train Show

    Brisbane Model Train Show

    May 04, 2019 - May 05, 2019

    Don't miss the 42nd annual Brisbane Model Train Show. 

    There will be model trains of all types and sizes to marvel at.

    This event is a great day out for the entire family! 

    Event hours: Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 9am-4pm.

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to https://brisbanemodeltrainshow.com.au/

    Don't miss the 42nd annual Brisbane Model Train Show. 

    There will be model trains of all types and sizes to marvel at.

    This event is a great day out for the entire family! 

    Event hours: Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 9am-4pm.

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to https://brisbanemodeltrainshow.com.au/

  • ATSA Independent Living Expo

    ATSA Independent Living Expo

    May 15, 2019 - May 16, 2019

    The 2019 ATSA Independent Living Expo is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever!

    It will feature more exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and much more.

    A key feature of the Expo is the FREE Conference Program – run in rooms conveniently located next to the exhibition floor. Admission is free to therapists, the general public, end users and ATSA members.

    Event hours: 9am to 5pm each day. 

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to https://www.atsaindependentlivingexpo.com.au/

    The 2019 ATSA Independent Living Expo is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever!

    It will feature more exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and much more.

    A key feature of the Expo is the FREE Conference Program – run in rooms conveniently located next to the exhibition floor. Admission is free to therapists, the general public, end users and ATSA members.

    Event hours: 9am to 5pm each day. 

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to https://www.atsaindependentlivingexpo.com.au/

  • The Finders Keepers

    The Finders Keepers

    June 21, 2019 - June 23, 2019

    The Finders Keepers is the longest running design market in Australia and a community favourite among stallholders and shoppers alike.

    This market is where you can discover the very best and latest in Australian art and design and find, seek, and keep! 

    Entry is only $5 while kids under 12 are FREE!  

    Opening times are midday to 9pm Friday and 9am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. 

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/

    The Finders Keepers is the longest running design market in Australia and a community favourite among stallholders and shoppers alike.

    This market is where you can discover the very best and latest in Australian art and design and find, seek, and keep! 

    Entry is only $5 while kids under 12 are FREE!  

    Opening times are midday to 9pm Friday and 9am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. 

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/

  • Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular

    Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular

    June 29, 2019 - June 30, 2019

    See high-end hot rods, street machines, bikes and special interest vehicles at the Hot Rod and Street Machine Spectacular.

    There will be loads of entertainment for the entire family, plus airbrushing displays and giveaways. 

    The show will also feature a number of unveilings of newly built vehicles from some of Australia’s most talented and devoted car builders and owners. 

    Opening hours are 9am-8pm on Saturday and 9am-5pm on Sunday. 

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to http://qldhotrodshow.org/

    See high-end hot rods, street machines, bikes and special interest vehicles at the Hot Rod and Street Machine Spectacular.

    There will be loads of entertainment for the entire family, plus airbrushing displays and giveaways. 

    The show will also feature a number of unveilings of newly built vehicles from some of Australia’s most talented and devoted car builders and owners. 

    Opening hours are 9am-8pm on Saturday and 9am-5pm on Sunday. 

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to http://qldhotrodshow.org/

  • Your Local Wedding Guide Brisbane Expo

    Your Local Wedding Guide Brisbane Expo

    June 30, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm

    Get a fantastic start to your wedding planning by visiting the Your Local Wedding Guide Brisbane Expo at the Royal ICC. 

    See Designer Fashion Parades showcasing wedding dresses, suits, bridesmaids and mother of the bride outfits from quality designers and fashion labels.

    You'll also find quality hair and makeup artists, cakes, flowers, photographers, reception venues, entertainment, celebrants, ceremony venues, wedding transport, decorators, photo booths, financial planners, stationery, rings and jewellery, wedding planners, plus lots more! 

    Book your FREE tickets online. 

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to https://www.weddingguide.com.au/expo-brisbane

    Get a fantastic start to your wedding planning by visiting the Your Local Wedding Guide Brisbane Expo at the Royal ICC. 

    See Designer Fashion Parades showcasing wedding dresses, suits, bridesmaids and mother of the bride outfits from quality designers and fashion labels.

    You'll also find quality hair and makeup artists, cakes, flowers, photographers, reception venues, entertainment, celebrants, ceremony venues, wedding transport, decorators, photo booths, financial planners, stationery, rings and jewellery, wedding planners, plus lots more! 

    Book your FREE tickets online. 

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to https://www.weddingguide.com.au/expo-brisbane

  • QLD Work & Skills Expo

    QLD Work & Skills Expo

    July 20, 2019 - July 21, 2019

    The QLD Work & Skills Expo (QWSE) will showcase a vast range of organisations comprising of VET providers, apprenticeship information and support industry associations, locally-based and national employers and service providers.

    It will also offer visitors a hands-on activity zone to try a range of vocational skills and other activities.

    This event will be staged in conjunction with the 38th annual Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) to provide a diverse range of study and career options from an expanded range of exhibitors.

    The event will run from 10am to 4pm both days and admission is FREE! 

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to http://www.careersevent.com/tsxpo/

    The QLD Work & Skills Expo (QWSE) will showcase a vast range of organisations comprising of VET providers, apprenticeship information and support industry associations, locally-based and national employers and service providers.

    It will also offer visitors a hands-on activity zone to try a range of vocational skills and other activities.

    This event will be staged in conjunction with the 38th annual Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) to provide a diverse range of study and career options from an expanded range of exhibitors.

    The event will run from 10am to 4pm both days and admission is FREE! 

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to http://www.careersevent.com/tsxpo/

  • Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

    Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

    July 20, 2019 - July 21, 2019

    The 38th annual Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) is perfect for anyone interested in education and training or those seeking professional career development and employment opportunities.

    With exhibitors including Australian and international universities, private education providers, TAFE institutes, graduate employment, Defence Force recruiting, student support services and employers, TSXPO provides a unique opportunity to find everything related to education and employment, under one roof. 

    The event will run from 10am to 4pm both days and admission is FREE! 

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to http://www.careersevent.com/tsxpo/

    The 38th annual Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) is perfect for anyone interested in education and training or those seeking professional career development and employment opportunities.

    With exhibitors including Australian and international universities, private education providers, TAFE institutes, graduate employment, Defence Force recruiting, student support services and employers, TSXPO provides a unique opportunity to find everything related to education and employment, under one roof. 

    The event will run from 10am to 4pm both days and admission is FREE! 

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to http://www.careersevent.com/tsxpo/

  • Reno Home Show

    Reno Home Show

    July 20, 2019 - July 21, 2019

    Reno Home Show is a two day renovating and home improving event showcasing designers, tradespeople and product suppliers.

    This event is an opportunity to be inspired, check out what’s on trend and discover unique products for your home.

    Included over the weekend will be interactive workshops, informative conversations and talks, real life rooms and loads of samples from their local partners and sponsors.

    Event hours: Saturday 8am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm. 

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to http://renohomeshow.com.au/

    Reno Home Show is a two day renovating and home improving event showcasing designers, tradespeople and product suppliers.

    This event is an opportunity to be inspired, check out what’s on trend and discover unique products for your home.

    Included over the weekend will be interactive workshops, informative conversations and talks, real life rooms and loads of samples from their local partners and sponsors.

    Event hours: Saturday 8am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm. 

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to http://renohomeshow.com.au/

  • Oktoberfest Brisbane

    Oktoberfest Brisbane

    October 11, 2019 - October 20, 2019

    Don your Dirndl or Lederhosen and get ready to feast your eyes on all things German at Oktoberfest Brisbane - Australia’s largest German festival.

    Connect with fellow culture-seeking enthusiasts at the Brisbane Showgrounds from 11-13 & 18-20 October, as the space comes to life with Oktoberfest Brisbane’s famous Bavarian flair.

    From schnitzels to pretzels, you'll love the authentic flavours and treats the festival has to offer. 

    There will also be a spectacular line-up of live entertainment with music by the Bavarian Oompah band 'Münchner Buam', Heidi the Yodeller and Alpenrosen Dance Group.

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to https://oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au/

    Don your Dirndl or Lederhosen and get ready to feast your eyes on all things German at Oktoberfest Brisbane - Australia’s largest German festival.

    Connect with fellow culture-seeking enthusiasts at the Brisbane Showgrounds from 11-13 & 18-20 October, as the space comes to life with Oktoberfest Brisbane’s famous Bavarian flair.

    From schnitzels to pretzels, you'll love the authentic flavours and treats the festival has to offer. 

    There will also be a spectacular line-up of live entertainment with music by the Bavarian Oompah band 'Münchner Buam', Heidi the Yodeller and Alpenrosen Dance Group.

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to https://oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au/

  • Brisbane Vegan Expo

    Brisbane Vegan Expo

    October 19, 2019 - October 20, 2019

    The Brisbane Vegan Expo is set to showcase all things plant-based and cruelty-free and they are welcoming everyone (vegan or non-vegan!)

    Feast on vegan treats such as burgers, tapas, cupcakes, donuts, soft serve ice cream, pizza, pies, pastries, mac and cheese, nachos, hot dogs, calamari, fish and chips and much more (all plant-based). 

    There will also be amazing products including skin care, supplements, bags, shoes, clothing and household items, plus guest speakers, cooking demonstrations and live music and entertainers.

    The event will run from 10am to 8pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday. 

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to https://www.facebook.com/events/705250669870419/

    The Brisbane Vegan Expo is set to showcase all things plant-based and cruelty-free and they are welcoming everyone (vegan or non-vegan!)

    Feast on vegan treats such as burgers, tapas, cupcakes, donuts, soft serve ice cream, pizza, pies, pastries, mac and cheese, nachos, hot dogs, calamari, fish and chips and much more (all plant-based). 

    There will also be amazing products including skin care, supplements, bags, shoes, clothing and household items, plus guest speakers, cooking demonstrations and live music and entertainers.

    The event will run from 10am to 8pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday. 

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to https://www.facebook.com/events/705250669870419/

  • Hometown Fest

    Hometown Fest

    November 23, 2019 - November 24, 2019

    Hometown Fest is a two day music festival that celebrates all genres of music with a strong emphasis on homegrown talent.

    During the day there will be FREE events, music and live entertainment for all ages, and then in the evening there will be a ticketed arena show featuring some of the biggest local and international live acts! 

    For parking information click here.

    Need accommodation? We recommend staying at the four and a half star Rydges Fortitude Valley, in the heart of the Brisbane Showgrounds. 

    For more details head to https://hometown-fest.com/

    Hometown Fest is a two day music festival that celebrates all genres of music with a strong emphasis on homegrown talent.

    During the day there will be FREE events, music and live entertainment for all ages, and then in the evening there will be a ticketed arena show featuring some of the biggest local and international live acts! 

    For parking information click here.

    Need accommodation? We recommend staying at the four and a half star Rydges Fortitude Valley, in the heart of the Brisbane Showgrounds. 

    For more details head to https://hometown-fest.com/

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