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What’s On

  • Royal Queensland Show (Ekka)

    Royal Queensland Show (Ekka)

    August 09, 2019 - August 18, 2019

    The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is Queensland's largest and most loved annual event, attracting on average more than 400,000 people.

    The Ekka brings the country and city together for 10 days each August for a true celebration of agriculture.

    Showcasing the best of Queensland, the Ekka attracts 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.

    Gates open 9am daily. 

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

    The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is Queensland's largest and most loved annual event, attracting on average more than 400,000 people.

    The Ekka brings the country and city together for 10 days each August for a true celebration of agriculture.

    Showcasing the best of Queensland, the Ekka attracts 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.

    Gates open 9am daily. 

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

  • Drip World

    Drip World

    September 01, 2019 11:30am

    DRIP World is Australia's newest hip hop urban festival.

    Hip hop and urban music are the most popular and fastest growing genres of music, and Australia deserves to experience the world’s biggest stars and the hottest new talent locally and internationally.

    With one massive stage, 10 hours of non-stop music– it’s all happening this September.

    The line-up includes some of the biggest names in hip hop such as multi-platinum selling rapper French Montana, rap sensation Lil Skies, Comethazine, AMARNI and Triple J Unearthed Rappers Ay Huncho and Sophiya.

    For parking information click here.

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

    DRIP World is Australia's newest hip hop urban festival.

    Hip hop and urban music are the most popular and fastest growing genres of music, and Australia deserves to experience the world’s biggest stars and the hottest new talent locally and internationally.

    With one massive stage, 10 hours of non-stop music– it’s all happening this September.

    The line-up includes some of the biggest names in hip hop such as multi-platinum selling rapper French Montana, rap sensation Lil Skies, Comethazine, AMARNI and Triple J Unearthed Rappers Ay Huncho and Sophiya.

    For parking information click here.

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

  • All-star Alliance Team Series

    All-star Alliance Team Series

    September 07, 2019 - September 08, 2019

    Australia's No.1 Team CrossFit Series is back!

    Hundreds of CrossFit Affiliate teams and Functional Fitness Gyms of six (three males and three females) will battle it out for the top spots in Advanced, Intermediate, Masters and Teen divisions.

    The two-day qualifier events are held across Australia to find the top affiliates in each state that will then progress to the National Final in Brisbane.

    Event hours are 7am to 5pm daily.

    For parking information click here.

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

    Australia's No.1 Team CrossFit Series is back!

    Hundreds of CrossFit Affiliate teams and Functional Fitness Gyms of six (three males and three females) will battle it out for the top spots in Advanced, Intermediate, Masters and Teen divisions.

    The two-day qualifier events are held across Australia to find the top affiliates in each state that will then progress to the National Final in Brisbane.

    Event hours are 7am to 5pm daily.

    For parking information click here.

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

  • Brisbane Afrobeats Festival

    Brisbane Afrobeats Festival

    September 07, 2019 12:00pm - 10:00pm

    Brisbane Afrobeats Festival is an all-inclusive music festival showcasing the best Afrobeats sounds - Afro-house, Afro-Latin, Soca, Afrobeats, Afro-dancehall and Makossa. 

    There will be various special guest artists, games and other side attractions at this family friendly event, making for a powerful and amazing experience.

    For parking information click here.

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

    Brisbane Afrobeats Festival is an all-inclusive music festival showcasing the best Afrobeats sounds - Afro-house, Afro-Latin, Soca, Afrobeats, Afro-dancehall and Makossa. 

    There will be various special guest artists, games and other side attractions at this family friendly event, making for a powerful and amazing experience.

    For parking information click here.

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

  • Eco Expo

    Eco Expo

    September 13, 2019 - September 15, 2019

    Help make Brisbane a more ecofriendly city by coming along and learning some tips and tricks on how to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

    The Eco Expo is focused on encouraging everyone to take at least one eco step toward being more sustainable.

    There will be numerous eco-friendly businesses offering natural, organic and sustainable products.

    Free seminars and innovative product demonstrations will be available, with keynote speakers discussing sustainable practices that can be implemented in our daily lives.

    The Eco Expo will run from 10am to 4pm each day. 

    For parking information click here.

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

    Help make Brisbane a more ecofriendly city by coming along and learning some tips and tricks on how to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

    The Eco Expo is focused on encouraging everyone to take at least one eco step toward being more sustainable.

    There will be numerous eco-friendly businesses offering natural, organic and sustainable products.

    Free seminars and innovative product demonstrations will be available, with keynote speakers discussing sustainable practices that can be implemented in our daily lives.

    The Eco Expo will run from 10am to 4pm each day. 

    For parking information click here.

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

  • Listen Out Brisbane

    Listen Out Brisbane

    September 28, 2019 12:00pm - 10:00pm

    Listen Out is Australia’s primary national dance music festival and has sold out in all cities since 2016.

    Once again, Listen Out will tour around the country, stopping at the Brisbane Showgrounds. 

    For parking information click here.

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

    Listen Out is Australia’s primary national dance music festival and has sold out in all cities since 2016.

    Once again, Listen Out will tour around the country, stopping at the Brisbane Showgrounds. 

    For parking information click here.

    For more details head to https://www.listenout.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/

  • FOMO 2020

    FOMO 2020

    January 04, 2020 11:30am - 10:00pm

    Don't miss this one stage urban/electronic festival experience! 

    It will feature a curation of international and Australian artists and wide selection of food and beverages.

    For parking information click here.

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

    Don't miss this one stage urban/electronic festival experience! 

    It will feature a curation of international and Australian artists and wide selection of food and beverages.

    For parking information click here.

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

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