There’s plenty to celebrate – Brisbane events and festivals

Collective Markets. With a variety of art and craft, food, fashion, collectibles and more, you’ll be sure to find your new favourite thing. Come along to South Bank’s Stanley Street Plaza on Fridays from 5-9pm, Saturdays from 10am-9pm, and Sundays from 9am-4pm, to get a taste of this eclectic market.

For high quality fresh food, crafts, clothes and more check out the Milton Markets. Known for their delicious eats, come out for breakfast or lunch and get a taste of all the multicultural food. The early bird catches the worm, so come along on Sunday at 6am when the Market opens, and stay till closing time at 12 noon, to enjoy the full smorgasbord.

If you want to take a peek inside the wardrobe of some of Brisbane’s most stylish sellers, the pre-loved fashion market by The Curated Market is for you. Be sure to follow their Instagram account for upcoming dates and locations across Brisbane.


Bursting at the seams with tear-inducing laughter, Brisbane Comedy Festival is a highlight of Brisbane’s event calendar with over 100 artists and 4 venues including Brisbane Powerhouse, The Princess Theatre, The Tivoli, and The Fortitude Music Hall. On from 26 April to 26 May 2024, head along for stand up, improve, musical or sketch comedy and everything in between. There’s something for everyone!

Are you a lover of stand-up comedy? Well, the Sit Down Comedy Club in Paddington presents a new show every week hosting local, national and international performers. Enjoy dinner and a show with high quality comedy in this popular Brisbane venue.


Put on your dancing shoes for the BIGSOUND Festival, which will return to Fortitude Valley from 3-6 September 2024. Experience the talents of established and up-and-rising Aussie musicians.

Need something to do at lunchtime on a Tuesday? The Lord Mayor’s City Hall Concerts provide an accessible and diverse celebration of music. 

Eat Street Northshore offers games and live performances to close out the working week with a bang. Open every Friday and Saturday from 4-10pm, and 4-9pm on Sundays, Eat Street Northshore will ignite your senses.

Paniyiri Greek Festival is Brisbane’s most renowned cultural festival. Head along to Musgrave Park on 18 and 19 May 2024 to dine, dance and party like a Greek.


Rearranged: Art of the Flower is an exciting exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane on from 25 November 2023 until 11 August 2024. Take a stroll through a lush collection of paintings, textiles, sculptures, ceramics and new media all featuring floral imagery.

Fairy Tales at GOMA from 2 December 2023 to 28 April 2024 explores the enchanting world of opulent carriages to sumptuous gowns. Exclusive to Brisbane, this nostalgic exhibition brings together contemporary art, costumers, installations and stunning cinema.

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