Spring in Brisbane

Spring is a wonderful time to visit Queensland’s capital, the warm sunny days providing a perfect backdrop to the city’s events. There’s heaps to choose from so watch the Wallabies, catch some fireworks or get cultural at Oktoberfest – whatever tickles your fancy.

Brisbane Festival attracts an audience of one million people every year with its stellar line-up of music, comedy, theatre, circus and opera. The most iconic event on the festival calendar is Riverfire, which lights up the night sky with a jaw-dropping fireworks display. Secure your vantage point along the river early to avoid disappointment.


Fancy sipping on some wines by Cleveland Bay? Head along to the Spring Festival where you can do just that while enjoying the view, sunshine and great market food.

Inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar, Toruk by Cirque du Soleil transports you to the world of Pandora with its signature blend of incredible costumes and mind-blowing movements. This is one production not to miss!


The Wallabies and All Blacks go head to head in what could be the decider of the Bledisloe Cup on October 21. Secure your tickets now to be part of the action.

Brisbane’s Oktoberfest is the biggest in Australia, taking over the city’s showgrounds with kegs, pretzels and a surprising number of lederhosen. Put yourself in the middle of the fun by getting a team together for the hotly contested Bavarian Strongmen competition or nominating your hairiest mate for the Beardmeister event.


Bimonthly Cult Movie Nights at Metro Arts are giving some of the classics a second life. In September, catch Predator, Terminator and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and in November relive your childhood favourites with Goonies and Gremlins.

Pinot Palooza is bringing the best pinots in the southern hemisphere to the city for one incredible weekend. Take your glass – and your questions – to the stack of producers filling the venue and compare one of Josef Chromy’s famous Tassie creations to a drop from over the ditch.

What better time of year to soak up Sunday Sessions on the Green than spring? Warm nights and longer days make these weekly outdoor music events a no-brainer. Bring a rug, buy a beverage and watch the sun set over the city skyline as you enjoy chilled-out tunes.


Fresh from its sell-out stint in Sydney, Kinky Boots will set up shop at the Lyric Theatre for the first half of spring, bringing catchy tunes, impressive dancing and laugh out loud moments to the masses. Satisfy your cultural side by sending yourself along.


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