Brisbane festivals nearby Atrio Apartments
Capital of Queensland and thriving river city, Brisbane is a popular central point for so much of the state. Brisbane’s collection of performing arts centres, parklands, entertainment and exhibition centres in a city of open spaces, river views and great weather attract millions every year for a variety of festivals and exhibitions.
There are hundreds of major Brisbane events every year that include music, arts, performance, film, exhibitions and stand-up comedy. Atrio Apartments in Brisbane are conveniently located in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, close by to some of the city’s major events.
Events in Brisbane
From sporting events to comedy festivals, here are the best events that take place in Brisbane throughout the year.
Brisbane Comedy Festival
Running off the back of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, the Brisbane Comedy Festival draws dozens of major Australian and international comedians to the Brisbane Powerhouse each year.
When: Annually, usually starting at the end of February and going through most of March
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
Cost: Varies with each performance
Running for 10 days every August, the The Ekka attracts around half a million visitors for a mix of rides, entertainments, agriculture and education. There’s something to interest everyone from carnival rides, agricultural show competitions, fashion parades and industry displays.
When: August each year
Where: Brisbane Showground, Bowen Hills
Cost: Last Ekka prices were $26 for adults and $16 for children
The Brisbane Festival (including Riverfire)
The Brisbane Festival is a respected and acclaimed International Arts Festival that incorporates music, dance, theatre, circus, comedy, film, circus, opera and much more.
When: September each year (for three weeks)
Where: Multiple venues across Brisbane
Cost: Varies on performances, a mixture of free and paid events
Bridge to Brisbane
Brisbane’s biggest running event, the Bridge to Brisbane, has been running for around 15 years now and has raised over a quarter of a million dollars for Queensland charities.
When: Usually in August each year, but due to COVID-19 the event was postponed to November this year
Where: Gateway Bridge to Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
Cost: Registration is $42 – $57
Spread over two weekends in October, this German Festival celebrates the 200 year old tradition of Oktoberfest. The Brisbane Showground is transformed into a bustling Bavarian village that celebrates the traditional food, drinks, culture and family fun of a traditional German Oktoberfest.
When: October each year, but postponed in 2021 to resume in 2022
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds (formerly the RNA), Bowen Hills
Cost: Starting from $17
Whatever it is that tickles your fancy, from beer drinking to running to fireworks and more, Atrio Apartments is within easy reach of most of Brisbane’s most exciting events. Call us on +61 7 3177 3339 or contact us here and speak to our friendly team about booking your next stay with us.