Annual Events in Brisbane

Brisbane is Australia’s 3rd largest capital city and this lush, thriving river city offers the perfect backdrop for adventures, festivals, and special events throughout the year. Brisbane is a diverse city that celebrates cultures from all over the world. From music to stand-up to cultural festivals, Brisbane has hundreds of major events all year around.

Here are just a few of the favourite annual events in Brisbane:

Brisbane Comedy Festival - The Brisbane Comedy Festival gets bigger every year, and is Australia’s fastest growing comedy extravaganza. Held across Brisbane Powerhouse, The Tivoli and The Fortitude Music Hall, the festival draws in the best Australian and international comedians (as well as new up and coming talent) every year.

Paniyiri Greek Festival - Celebrated in Musgrave Park, the Paniyiri Greek Festival is the longest running Greek festival in Australia. The event encourages everyone to “dine, dance, and party like a Greek.”

Oktoberfest Brisbane - This is Australia’s biggest and most authentic Oktoberfest celebration. The Brisbane Showground practically gets transformed into a Bavarian village for this special event.

Brisbane Festival - While one of the youngest, The Brisbane Festival has established itself as one of Australia’s best international arts festivals. The festival has a little bit of everything: music, dance, theatre, circus shows, comedy, film, opera, and more.

Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) - This is an international film festival in Brisbane that has helped launch some of Australia’s biggest films, and every year features some of the best films, documentaries, and animation in the world.

Queensland Music Festival - The Queensland Music Festival is a series of music performances at locations throughout Queensland ranging from outdoor spaces to intimate venues.

Brisbane Marathon Festival - The Brisbane Marathon Festival attracts participants from all over Australia and the world. Race events include a full marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km and kids fun runs.

The Ekka - The Royal Intercolonial Exhibition, or The Ekka, is Queensland’s annual agricultural show held at the Brisbane Showgrounds. It’s a mix of carnival rides, entertainment, and agricultural competitions.

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