Get ready to celebrate, Brisbane! It’s official, 2024 is building up to be a fantastic year, with an excellent lineup of events that you will not want to miss. This city knows how to party and there’s something for everyone, whether you like banging beats, gorgeous art, mouth-watering cuisine, or just some old-fashioned fun.

From the electrifying bustle of South Bank to the peaceful vibes by the Brisbane River, every corner of the city will be popping with excitement and good energy. So, grab your pals, free your calendar, and dive straight into the fun. Whether you’re a festival fanatic or just simply looking to spice up your year, Brisbane has you covered with endless entertainment and flair. Let’s make this year the best one yet, Brisbane style!

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Let your Greek flag fly at Paniyiri.

Panyiri Greek Festival

Brisbane, brace yourselves: Paniyiri is back in town and it promises to be an authentic celebration of everything Greek. This isn’t just any festival; it’s Australia’s longest-running Greek occasion and it transforms Brisbane into a hub of culture, flavour, and live entertainment on May 18 and 19.

There’s an array of delicious Greek foods such as souvlaki, tender grilled octopus for all seafood lovers, and mouth-watering baklava and honey puffs. Paniyiri is the place where your taste buds can take a trip to Greece, right here in the comfort of your own city. There’s more than just the food: get prepared for traditional live performances, engaging cooking demos, and contests that are as entertaining to watch as they are to join.

Paniyiri is the ideal weekend activity for everyone who is Greek or simply has a Greek heart. It’s all about relaxing with friends or family, enjoying the festive environment and being a part in a lively celebration of Greek history.

When: May 18 and 19, 2024
Where: Musgrave Park, South Brisbane
Tickets: General admission: $18. Pensioners: $5. Kids under 12: free. See the official website for tickets or more information.

Sit on the grass and listen to some bands at Teneriffe Festival.

Teneriffe Festival

While June may bring winter cold, get ready to crank up the heat because the Teneriffe Festival returns on June 8.

This event has everything for everyone, from delicious food to quirky music and stunning art. Last year 50,000 people flocked to Teneriffe’s streets to see incredible performers such as Kurilpa Reach, Doggie Heaven, Tjaka, Radium Dolls, and Ghost Mutt, as well as Neish, Smallest Horse, Melody Graves, and many more. Stay tuned for this year’s line-up, which we’ve heard on the grapevine is going to be just as amazing.

When: June 8, 2024
Where: On and around Vernon Tce, Teneriffe
Tickets: For more information and tickets, see the official website

Get tasty treats from local food vendors at BayFest.

BayFest Food and Wine Festival

Prepare for a flavour-filled journey at BayFest on June 29. This is the Redlands Coast’s ultimate food and wine festival, where the region’s culinary enchantment is brought to life against a breath-taking seaside backdrop. Whether you’re a foodie, a wine connoisseur, or simply seeking a fun day out with the family, BayFest has something for everyone.

Dive into a variety of mouth-watering food booths, stroll through one-of-a-kind artisan marketplaces, and indulge in special wine tastings. Feel the energy of the community with live music, exhilarating workshops, and a variety of exciting activities for all ages.

Come celebrate the greatest local products, from farm-fresh choices to high-quality wines, all while enjoying the inventiveness of our top chefs and winemakers. BayFest is more than simply a festival; it’s a thriving celebration of culture, community, and the beauty of the Redlands Coast. Don’t miss out on this gourmet festival.

When: June 29, 2024
Where: Raby Bay Harbour Park, Cleveland
Tickets: For more information, see the official website

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Brisbane Fashion Festival

The Brisbane Fashion Festival, the city’s glitziest event, returns for its 17th year in August 2024, with a focus on style. Set in the fashionable surroundings of King George Square and City Hall, this event celebrates bold, vibrant, and gorgeous fashion with a six-day spectacle from August 25 to August 30.

This year’s roster is even more impressive, spanning over a week. There will be additional runway shows, amazing parties, and an electrifying environment that attracts over 4000 style mavens, trendsetters and fashion enthusiasts. It’s the place to go for anybody looking to see what’s next in fashion, right in the heart of Queensland.

Mark your calendars: the entire programme will be released on May 29, with tickets going on sale just two days later. Whether you’re a fashionista or simply like a good show, the Brisbane Fashion Festival promises to be a week-long festival of grace and style that you won’t want to miss.

When: August 25 to 30, 2024
Where: Various venues around Brisbane
Tickets: For the full program and tickets, visit the official website

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Riverfire and Brisbane Festival

The most explosive celebration of the year returns this August! Riverfire is stunning evening always leaves the city gleaming with one of Australia’s most spectacular fireworks displays. It serves as the kick-off for the Brisbane Festival, which this year lands on August 31. If you miss out on the live action, don’t fret. You can tune in to Triple M for a real-time broadcast or watch Channel 9’s exclusive coverage as Brisbane’s gorgeous skyline fills up with vibrant colours. But this is definitely something worth watching in person, so gather your friends and family and secure the best viewing spot for an evening filled with razzle-dazzle, and lots of colour!

Then, check out the jam-packed program of shows, exhibits and activites gracing our fair city for Brisbane Festival itself. Brisbane author Trent Dalton’s hit book Love Stories is set to come alive on stage. Or you can take the family to see Little Red Company’s new work Fancy Long Legs. There’s a whole world of theatre, poetry, music and the arts to explore.

When: From August 31, 2024
Where: Riverfire happens on Brisbane River, with the main display near South Bank. Brisbane Festival happens all over Brisbane,
Tickets: For the full line-up of events, tickets, or more information, see the website.

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