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Brisbane Event Calendar

Brisbane is home to a variety of live music and entertainment in a number of venues across the city, along with some major festivals, carnivals, sporting and community events that everyone will enjoy. To see what's on in Brisbane this month, browse through the list of events below. You can skip ahead to view events that are held later in the year, and can see what's happening this month by clicking Calendar View.

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Regular Events

Occurs every week on Wednesday

Hump day got you down? You need a laugh, and make it a double. Join local comedy favourites ImproMafia for a night of free improvised hilarity at one of Brisbane’s most dynamic venues. ... Free every Wednesday at Upper Roma Street’s Beetle Bar, Double Shot Impro is two engaging, spontaneous shows in one. In the first half, Brisbane&rsqu...

2021 Events

27 July - 1 August

PRESENTED BY TOKEN EVENTS ... Huddle up and place your bets on this brand-new show by Mel Buttle. ... This is a show for anyone who’s ever played sport, gone to the gym and still woken up as a size 14. Mel has had a go at playing softball, touch footy, hockey and AFL, all at intermediate levels, but rest assured her comedy is grand final wort...

27 July - 22 August

After sensational takeovers in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, the hit immersive theatre experience A Midnight Visit will rise in Brisbane in a fresh reincarnation. ... An epic 30-odd rooms await you in an abandoned warehouse. A multi-sensory and magnificently macabre experience, A Midnight Visit invites you to explore a dark dreamworld of thrills, ob...

30 July - 1 August

Get ready to eat, drink and enjoy at Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival across 30, 31 July and 1 August! With Moreton Bay as its stunning backdrop, the festival precinct winds its way along the waterfront where foodies can catch cooking demos by some of the biggest names in the culinary world, enjoy a cold one at pop-up bars, listen to live music, le...

August Events

1 August - 19 September

Get ready to eat, drink and enjoy at Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival across 30, 31 July and 1 August! With Moreton Bay as its stunning backdrop, the festival precinct winds its way along the waterfront where foodies can catch cooking demos by some of the biggest names in the culinary world, enjoy a cold one at pop-up bars, listen to live music, le...

1 August - 19 September

Come with us on a six-week culinary journey from Aug 1 until Sep 19, of local produce, tours, events, foodie trails, cellar door experiences, masterclasses and so much more. Join us as we celebrate the region’s best produce from the farms to the Bay, and everywhere in between. ...  

4 August - 1 September
Occurs first Wednesday of every month

I Got A Joke For Ya is a monthly Wednesday comedy night featuring the best local and interstate comics with their newly baked jokes at the iconic Burrow, West End. Join us and be a part of this loose and fun night. ... With new acts each month and surprise guests, there is no telling what will happen and who is gonna show up! ... Disclaimer: This e...

4 August

“Painting is the creation and the process of discovering beauty. People explore nature to create paintings and artworks that reflect the era. Only thoughtful and conceptual artworks that connect with humans could give deeper meaning to life.” ... Sean’s exhibition is based around “Impressionism – Brisbane”,...

6 August

Join Ensemble Trivium on an exhilarating journey of thrilling, intense and uplifting chamber music with compositions from some of the 20th century’s most influential composers and a world premiere by Brisbane’s Thomas Green.  ... The concert opens with Nino Rota’s Trio for flute, violin and piano—a wonderful work full o...

6 August

Join Ensemble Trivium on an exhilarating journey of thrilling, sensual and uplifting chamber music with compositions from some of the 20th century’s most influential composers and a world premiere by Brisbane’s Thomas Green.  ... The concert opens with Nino Rota’s Trio for flute, violin and piano—a wonderful work full o...

7 August

Come one, come all as Lutheran Services invites the community to join the festivities Tabeel’s Blooming Great Fete in Laidley this Saturday 7 August. From live entertainment to a variety of market and food stalls set, Tabeel’s Fete is set to deliver a sensational day out for the whole family. ... Seize the day with kid’s activitie...

12 August

Multicultural Australia is partnering with World Wellness Group and Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) for a fundraiser event screening the inspiring documentary, Scattered People. ... Through the eyes and hearts of two Iranian musicians, Scattered People is a story about the healing power of music, bringin...

29 August

Get Race Day ready as The Sunday Mail Transurban Bridge to Brisbane heads back to the Gateway Bridge to celebrate its 25th anniversary this Sunday 29 August 2021.   ... Enter in the 10km course and take in the iconic views from the Gateway Bridge or join in the fun of the 4.5km event, starting at Hercules Park in Hamilton. Both events wil...

29 August

Welcome to Big Fork’s Comedy Pop Up!Big Fork Theatre is taking over BackDock Arts with pop up comedy shows in July & August! Brisbane’s best improvised comedy is back, featuring all your favourite shows from our regular line up and the hugely popular Brisbane Improv Festival.While we are working on our own venue, we wanted to make s...

29 August

Embroidery is refined handmade art with needle as pen and thread as ink. Hand-made embroidery art is a form of artistic re-creation. ... The ingenuity of the craftsmanship travels along with the threading of the needle and the spun yarn. The passing of the times cultivates the artist’s mind. It brings people spiritual enjoyment and insights t...

31 August

Live and online!! The Queensland Business Writers Conference is our one-day training event for corporate and government communications professionals. ... This year we’re live and online – so you can join us in person at the fabulous Emporium Hotel South Brisbane or online from the comfort of your home or office. ... Since 2012, this eve...

September Events

10-12 September

The Brisbane Spring Home Show is returning in 2021! ... HOME is where the heart is 🏡💖 and we can't wait to help you make yours the best it can be. With hundreds of innovative home products, exclusive Show specials, FREE seminars, expert advice and some of the best homegrown Aussie renovation businesses, the Home Show is the place to start whe...

15-18 September

... CURRENTLY SEEKING: artists with disability or who are D/deaf to present their work at Undercover Artist Festival, 15 - 18 September 2021! ... Expressions of Interest are now open to present your work at Australia’s premier performing arts and disability festival... Apply now: https://bit.ly/2YyIpUH ...

15-18 September

Undercover Artist Festival is here to bend the rules, push artistic boundaries and entertain in a way you didn’t know possible.Spread over four incredible days at Queensland Theatre, artists will excite you through workshops and performance in theatre, dance, comedy, circus, music, cabaret and poetry – with plenty of opportunity for deb...

17-18 September

The 2021 Care Expo brings together a diverse range of community services, businesses and organisations from the support, health and care industries. ... Discover and connect with providers from aged care, disability and in-home support through to education, mobility, mental health, social, recreational services and more. ... Register online for you...

29 September

We invite all CaSSSA enrolled students to this school holiday clinic for teenage girls proudly supported by the Queensland Government. ... This is an ultra-modern program designed to inspire, encourage and support teenage girls in a way that empowers them to create their own balance in life. The focus isn't just on cycling, but all the elements tha...

October Events

5-6 October

Australian Women in Music Awards & Conference will be held over two days in Brisbane on 5 & 6 October 2021. AWMA celebrates the talent and creativity of women in all areas of music in Australia, recognising and including First Nations and multicultural performers, and excellence in all facets of the music industry. More broadly, AWMA aims t...

8-10 October

Soon, lovers of German culture will reunite at Australia’s biggest authentic annual German celebration. The Only Oktoberfest Brisbane is back for 2021. ... With six HUGE festival days across two weekends, the bold tastes, sounds and spirit of one ofthe world’s most iconic festivals will transform the Brisbane Showgrounds, bringing toget...

15 October

Ensemble Trivium presents a program of outstanding music for flute and string quartet by three of the world’s most celebrated female composers.  ... Grandes Dames Joan Tower and Amy Beach are joined by the youngest ever Pulitzer Price winner Caroline Shaw in an evening of evocative, dynamic and exciting chamber music. ... Come and join E...

15-17 October

Soon, lovers of German culture will reunite at Australia’s biggest authentic annual German celebration. The Only Oktoberfest Brisbane is back for 2021. ... With six HUGE festival days across two weekends, the bold tastes, sounds and spirit of one ofthe world’s most iconic festivals will transform the Brisbane Showgrounds, bringing toget...

November Events

16 November

Learning how to survive well in management can be daunting. Your workloads will inevitably start to expand, expectations will change and you will find the management of people requires a whole range of business skills. It is not always easy, even for the most talented rising star. But as you take on more responsibility to meet your targets, achievi...

27 November

A brand new stand up show ... Hannah Gadsby, world class, award winning funny person has a brand new live show – Body of Work, hitting stages across Australia and New Zealand from July 2021. ... In 2018 the global sensation and ground breaking Netflix special Nanette really changed things for Hannah. She won an Emmy and a Peabo...

28 November

Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink Series consists of six fun triathlon events in various locations throughout Australia. Our triathlon events are open to all women, as well as girls and boys aged 7 to 13 years. The whole family can get involved in our Fun Run Pink which is open to all genders, young and old. Also known as ‘Tri Pink’, th...