Brisbane Surrounds

Discover Brisbane’s blockbuster events

 

Brisbane: has a burgeoning culture and events scene with blockbuster shows, international sporting matches, fabulous festivals and exclusive exhibits. Discover a surprise around every corner – from bohemian markets, unique boutique-lined streets, beautiful parklands and fascinating galleries to quirky cafe, eclectic bars and award-winning restaurants.

Moreton Bay: Located in the South East Queensland area and with Brisbane just over 30 km to the south, the scenic Moreton Bay provides visitors with a choice of aquatic, coastal beach and bush environments that encompass Bribie Island to the north, Moreton Bay Marine Park and Moreton Island National Park to the south. The mainland areas to be explored include Caboolture district, Pine Rivers district and Redcliffe district.

Redlands
Theres something for everyone here. the aquatic playground of North Stradbroke Island and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands combine with cosmopolitan mainland centres to provide great day trip and extended holidays. Wineries, aboriginal culture, art trails and nature at its best in the Redlands. Koalas in the forests, dugongs and dolphins in the bay and whales out to sea can be seen in their annual migration

Nestled between Brisbane city and the Gold Coast, Logan is the perfect destination to position yourself for a holiday in South East Queensland or a visit for a day trip

City of Logan
offers a wealth of hidden treasures from pristine natural bushland and diverse native wildlife to adrenaline pumping adventure and historic landmarks. This vibrant city has stunning riverside parks and endless options for retail therapy.

Ipswich
Queenslands oldest provincial city is an alluring blend of heritage charm, metropolitan sophistication and expansive green spaces. Early colonial buildings stand proud in the city centre, lovingly restored Queenslanders perch on the hills and quaint townships dot the surrounding countryside.

The Scenic Rim
is set in the foothills of the Great Divide covering areas such as Boonah, Beaudesert and Tamborine Mountain. The area is renowned for its equine industry, vineyards, lakes and mountain trails.

The Lockyer Valley
is one Australias most fertile areas spreading out either side of the Warrego Highway between Minden and Withcott and starts less than hours drive from Brisbane. It provides the perfect mix of town and country living with top class restaurants, art galeries, hot air ballooning, skydiving and country markets

Somerset

Forget the skyscrapers, escape the traffic, adventure awaits in Brisbane’s backyard, Somerset. With expansive skies, crystal lakes and spectacular country landscapes, Somerset will have you spellbound in seconds. Cyclists, walkers, runners and horse riders can enjoy their favourite pastime along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail or other recreational trails. From a different perspective, thrill seekers witness the breathtaking expanse of countryside as they fall from the sky. Bring your fishing gear and drop a line in at some of the most picturesque lakes in Queensland. While you’re there, why not cool off with a dip in the lakes? With three RV Friendly Towns, Somerset is the perfect spot to bring your van and embark on a country cara-venture. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy country cooking and local produce at its finest at one of the many cafes and restaurants on offer. Kick back and relax with a drop of wine at one of our boutique vineyards, or enjoy an ice-cold beer in an authentic country pub. Whether you’re after a thrill, or just want to chill, Somerset is the perfect spot for your next holiday.

Show Events: JANUARY – DECEMBER

2017

November    December

2018

January    February    March    April    May    June

July    August    September    October    November    December

November Events 2017

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
4 QSEC Horse Home Show – Caboolture
4-5 Redlands & Bay Islands Cultural Festival – Raby Bay
9 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
11 Straddie Oyster & Mud Crab Festival – Dunwich
18 Oyster Festival – Sandstone Point
19 Deagon Races
23 Asia Pacific Screen Awards – Brisbane
23 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
23 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
23-27 Ashes Test: Australia v England – Brisbane
24 Rugby League World Cup Semi-Final – Brisbane
Outer Brisbane Surrounds
3-4 Christmas in the Country Art & Craft Show – Gatton
4 Beaudesert Races
12-18 O’Reilly’s Annual Bird Week – via Canungra
17-19 Hinterland Sports Festival – Tamborine Mountain

December Events 2017

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
2 Rugby League World Cup Final – Brisbane
6 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
8-16 Queensland Ballet: The Nutcracker – Brisbane
9-10 Gatorade Qld Triathlon Series – Raby Bay/Ormiston
10 Workshops Museum Christmas Express – North Ipswich
15 Workshops Museum Twilight Markets – North Ipswich
26-Jan 28 Workshops Day Out With Thomas 2018 – North Ipswich
27-Jan 1 Woodford Folk Festival
Outer Brisbane Surrounds
2 Kilcoy Races
2-3 Tamborine Mountain Arts Collective Artisan Fayre
5 Beaudesert Races
16 Esk Races

January Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
Outer Brisbane Surrounds

February Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
Outer Brisbane Surrounds
Somerset
1 – 22 Glen Rock Gallery artist of the month – Dianne Mayer
10 – 11 Esk Antique Retro Collectable Fair
23 – 25 SSS Winch Challenge

March Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
Outer Brisbane Surrounds
Somerset
1 – 22 Glen Rock Gallery artist of the month – Garry and Seth Mudge
9 Somerset Film Club
10 Colours of Somerset
10 Kilcoy Show Ball
10 Esk Races
17 Lowood Art – Culture Festival
25 Say I do in Somerset Wedding Fair and Gift Emporium
27 Queens Baton Relay

April Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
Outer Brisbane Surrounds
Somerset
1 – 26 Glen Rock Gallery artist of the month – Wayne Gillis
6 – 7 Kilcoy Show
7 Spudds and Dudds B and S Ball
11 april – 10 June Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery exhibition – In Response to Somerset by De- Habitus
13 Somerset Film Club
14 Toogoolawah Rodeo
21 Kilcoy Races
28 Lowood Utes and Chutes Rodeo

May Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
Outer Brisbane Surrounds
Somerset
1 – 31 Glen Rock Gallery artist of the month – Diana Howcroft
11 Somerset Film Club
19 Esk Show Ball
19 – 20 Fernvale Campdraft
26 Lowood Show Ball
25 – 26 Esk Show

June Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
Outer Brisbane Surrounds
Somerset
1 – 28 Glen Rock Gallery artist of the month – Lynette Hughes
2 Toogoolawah Show Ball
8 Somerset Film Club
8 – 9 Toogoolawah Show
15 – 16 Lowood Show
16 Esk Garden and Lifestyle Fair
16 Kilcoy Races
16 June – 23 September Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery new exhibition – Sitting Quietly by Elizabeth Poole
30 Near North Coast Sub Chamber Showgirls and Rural Ambassador Finals

July Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
Outer Brisbane Surrounds
Somerset
1 – 26 Glen Rock Gallery artist of the month – Somerset Art Society
8 Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run
13 Somerset Film Club
28 Esk Cultural Festival

August Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
Outer Brisbane Surrounds
Somerset
1 – 30 Glen Rock Gallery artist of the month – Roey Fitzpatrick
10 Somerset Film Club
25 The Lowood Truck Show

September Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
Outer Brisbane Surrounds
Somerset
1 – 27 Glen Rock Gallery new artist of the month
14 Somerset Film Club

October Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
Outer Brisbane Surrounds
Somerset
1 – 25 Glen Rock Gallery artist of the month – Tom Mason
6 Mayoral Gala Charity Ball
12 Somerset Film Club

November Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
Outer Brisbane Surrounds
Somerset
1 – 29 Glen Rock Gallery artist of the month – Fernvale Artists
9 Somerset Film Club
20 – 25 Lowood Country Music

December Events 2018

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
Outer Brisbane Surrounds
Somerset
1 – 27 Glen Rock Gallery artist of the month – Glen Rock Stitchers
8 Lowood Christmas Carnival
14 Somerset Film Club