What’s on in Brisbane

Find out what's on and discover the best attractions in Brisbane

Brisbane has something for every visitor – sports, art, cultural and music festivals, seasonal events, holiday celebrations and more. And Pullman Brisbane King George Square is the perfect place to get you close to everything Brisbane has to offer!

From our Brisbane hotel, the best attractions in Brisbane are a stone throw away.
A short walk brings you to Southbank for QPAC, The Queensland Museum, Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art. The hotel is also convenient to public transport for games at the Gabba and sporting events and concerts at Suncorp Stadium. 

When booking your stay, be sure to view our What’s On in Brisbane guide to find out about fun weekly, weekend and seasonal events taking place during your visit. Whether it’s a cultural getaway or a big game, here are some of Brisbane’s best events for you to enjoy.

  • CULTURAL EVENTS

    Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives - Until August 26 Head over…

    Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives - Until August 26

    Head over to the Queensland Museum to come face-to-face with six ancient Egyptian mummies and uncover the secrets behind their wrappings using the latest CT Scanning technology. 

    Featuring more than 200 artefacts from the world famous Egyptian collections of the British Museum, discover what life along the Nile Valley was really like, and gain insight into the life and death of the six individuals who lived in Egypt between 3000 and 1800 years ago. 

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    Life in Irons: Brisbane's Convict Stories - Until October 28

    This free exhibition offers a rare chance to view some of the few remaining official documents from the Brisbane penal colony. It provides a vivid insight into the daily life during settlement using personal accounts, original documents, contemporary art and immersive new technologies

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    Oktoberfest - October 5-7 & 12-14

    See the Brisbane Showgrounds transformed into a mini bavaria showcasing some of Germany's finest food and drinks; including bratwurst, pork knuckle and of course German beers! Held over two big weekends in October, Australia's largest German Festival is a cultural experience not to be missed. 

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    The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art - Coming November 24

    Explore a number of never-before-seen influential pieces that challenge conventional definitions of contemporary art, and present a unique mix of visual spectacle and cross cultural insight. This free exhibtion features significant art from more than 80 artists across the world, including a large representation of Australian artists. With creative hands-on experiences for kids as well as tours, programs and special events, there's something for everyone to see! 

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  • ENTERTAINMENT

    Brisbane Good Food Month - July 1 - August 5 The travelling food festival…

    Brisbane Good Food Month - July 1 - August 5

    The travelling food festival is returning to Brisbane! Get ready for a flavour packed month with several incredible events including a Pasta Party, Young Chef's Lunch, a surf-n-turf like never before, and the much-loved Night Noodle Markets taking place in the Southbank forecourt. 

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    EKKA Royal Queensland Show - August 10 - 19

    Bringing the city and the country together, the Ekka showcases the best of what Queensland has to offer. Each year it attracts more than 21,000 competition entries from giant vegetables to woodchop, 10,000 animals from beef cattle to cats and dogs, world-class live entertainment, award-winning food and wine, carnival rides and showbags, educational activities, fireworks, plus much more! 

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    Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - From July 13

    Beautiful tells the inspirational true story of Carole King's remarkable rise from a young songwriter to a global superstar! She fought her way into the record business as a schoolgirl, but it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her true voice and went on to become one of the most successful solo artists in pop music history. 

    This must-see Broadway sensation opens at QPAC's Lyric Theatre this July.

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  • SPORTING

    Broncos v Rabbitohs - Thursday August 16 The Brisbane Broncos will take…

    Broncos v Rabbitohs - Thursday August 16

    The Brisbane Broncos will take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs on their home turf at Suncorp Stadium

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    Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run - Sunday August 26

    With either a 5km or 10km event to choose from, The Sunday Mail's annual Bridge to Brisbane brings a community together to raise much needed funds for charities and to encourage fitness and fun! 

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    Qantas Wallabies v South Africa - Saturday September 8

    Head to Suncorp Stadium to see the Australian rugby union team's second home game against South Africa this September.

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