Special Events

Fireworks

South Bank is the place where Brisbane comes to celebrate. Thousands of people enjoy this public space for fireworks and the atmosphere of celebrating together, as a city.

Some of the special annual events include Christmas, Street's New Year's Eve and Australia Day celebrations. You can also take part in Buddha's Birthday, the bi-annual Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF), the Brisbane Festival, Riverfestival and the Brisbane Writers Festival.

Below are a listing of upcoming special events.

Be Afraid: Fear in North American Cinema

Be afraid, be very afraid … 40 horror classics will be screening at GoMA from 27 February to 22 March. Be ready to scream as you thrill to the… more

Dates Fri 27 February 2009 - Sun 22 March 2009
Venue Australian Cinematheque, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), 1 Stanley Street, South Brisbane

South Bank Market Festival

Foodies, fashion lovers and families will gravitate to the South Bank Lifestyle Markets every weekend in March with the launch of the first ever… more

Dates Sun 8 March 2009 - Sun 29 March 2009
Venue South Bank Lifestyle Markets, South Bank Parklands, South Bank

CHICAGO

CHICAGO is one of the world's most popular and thrilling smash-hit musicals. After a decade of decadence, CHICAGO is returning for its Australian… more

Chicago acttress
Dates Thu 19 March 2009 - Sun 3 May 2009
Venue QPAC Lyric Theatre, Cnr Melbourne Street & Grey Street, South Brisbane

Ideas Festival

The Ideas Festival is a five-day festival of ideas, innovation and invention 25-29 March 2009. … more

Geoffrey Robertson
Dates Wed 25 March 2009 - Sun 29 March 2009
Venue State Library of Queensland, Cnr Grey & Peel Street, South Brisbane

QLD Firebirds vs Adelaide Thunderbirds

Why not come and see something different? The Queensland Firebirds are Brisbane's best kept secret and you won't be disappointed with the action… more

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Dates Sun 5 April 2009
Venue Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St, South Brisbane

QLD Firebirds vs Melbourne Vixens

Why not come and see something different? The Queensland Firebirds are Brisbane's best kept secret and you won't be disappointed with the action… more

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Dates Mon 13 April 2009
Venue Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St, South Brisbane

QLD Firebirds vs Waikato/BOP Magic

Why not come and see something different? The Queensland Firebirds are Brisbane's best kept secret and you won't be disappointed with the action… more

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Dates Sun 26 April 2009
Venue Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St, South Brisbane

QLD Firebirds vs West Coast Fever

Why not come and see something different? The Queensland Firebirds are Brisbane's best kept secret and you won't be disappointed with the action… more

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Dates Mon 11 May 2009
Venue Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St, South Brisbane

QLD Firebirds vs NSW Swifts

Why not come and see something different? The Queensland Firebirds are Brisbane's best kept secret and you won't be disappointed with the action… more

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Dates Sun 7 June 2009
Venue Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St, South Brisbane

QLD Firebirds vs Southern Steel

Why not come and see something different? The Queensland Firebirds are Brisbane's best kept secret and you won't be disappointed with the action… more

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Dates Mon 22 June 2009
Venue Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St, South Brisbane

Brisbane Writers Festival 2009

Queensland’s premier literary event! Bringing the world of writing and ideas to Brisbane, the festival showcases the best of local, national and… more

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Dates Wed 9 September 2009 - Sun 13 September 2009
Venue State Library of Queensland, Cnr Grey & Peel Street, South Brisbane

Brisbane Festival

Brisbane Festival is now an annual event. Previously it was a biennial festival, but having merged with Riverfestival it will now be held from 12… more

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Dates Sat 12 September 2009 - Sat 3 October 2009
Venue Various locations, Brisbane CBD

QBE Riverfire 2009

Brisbane's biggest and most-highly anticipated fireworks event fills the skies on Saturday 12 September 2009, as part of the new annual Brisbane… more

Dates Sat 12 September 2009
Venue South Bank Parklands, Little Stanley Street, South Bank