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

With expansive lakes, open skies and true wilderness Somerset offers an exciting landscape to indulge in outdoor sport and adventures from mild to wild.

Riders, paddlers, sailors, jumpers, walkers, runners and outdoor enthusiasts of all types find their space to play in Somerset.

For a more indulgent experience, explore the cultural footprint of the region through the many art galleries; spoil yourself with a personal wine tasting at one of our cellar doors or escape the hustle and bustle for longer and stay the night in one of our truly unique boutique accomodation options.

Show Events: JANUARY – DECEMBER

2017

January    February    March    April    May    June

July    August    September    October    November    December

January Events

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
1-26 Workshops Day Out With Thomas 2017 – North Ipswich
6 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
14 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
20 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
21 Grass Roots Rodeo – Redland Bay
28 Woodford Rodeo
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21-22 Qld Rowing Championship Regatta – Lake Wyaralong
26 Beaudesert Races
26 Kilcoy Races

February Events

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
3 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
4 Moreton Bay Lunar New Year – Caboolture
9 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
11 Powercruise 1-Day Powerplay 24 – Willowbank
11-12 Bribie Triathlon Series
11-12 East Moreton ASH Emma Hansen Hack Show – Caboolture
17 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
17 W’shops Mus Torchlight Tour & Twilight Markets – Nth Ips
17-19 Caravan, Camping, Boating & 4×4 Expo – Redcliffe
17-20 Earth Frequency Festival – Peak Crossing
23 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
25-Nov 25 Workshops Museum: A Room for Wild Animals – Nth Ipswich
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10 Mulgowie Mulga Bull Ride
11 Gatton Races
11-12 Antiques & Collectables Fair – Esk
17-19 O’Reilly’s Stinson Hike – via Canungra
18 Beauy Muster Rocks the Desert
25 Gatton Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
28 Beaudesert Races
28-Mar 4 Laidley Country Music Festival

March Events

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
3 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
4 Moreton Bay Lunar New Year – Caboolture
4-5 Bribie Triathlon Series
10 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
11-12 Ipswich Plant Expo – Bundamba
12 Redlands Rockabilly Revival – Cleveland
18 Springwood Rodeo
18-Jul 19 War-time Quilts from Annette Gero Collection – Ipswich
22-26 World Science Festival Brisbane
23 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
24-26 CMC Rocks Qld – Willowbank
25 Good Gardening Expo – Indigiscapes/Capalaba
25 Ipswich Antique Collectables Fair
25-Jul 19 Towers of Tomorrow with Lego Bricks – Ipswich
29-31 Myriad Technology & Innovation Festival – Brisbane
31 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
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5-10 O’Reilly’s Autumn Birding Week – via Canungra
7 Gatton Races
9-12 Toogoolawah Campdraft
11 Esk Races
16-19 MTBA Mountain Bike National C’ships – Canungra
17 Glamorgan Vale Rodeo
17-19 H.O.G. Harley Owners Qld State Rally – Tamborine Mtn
18 Wyaralong Dam Carp/Tilapia Comp – via Beaudesert
18 Kooralbyn Rodeo
18 Tamborine Mountain Show
18-19 Fernvale Campdraft
18-19 Gatton Street Sprints
19 Beaudesert Car & Truck Show
21 Gatton Races
25 Handmade Expo Markets – Forest Hill
26 Beaudesert Poultry Expo

April Events

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
1 Eatons Hill Rodeo
1-17 Workshops Museum Outback Safari – North Ipswich
2 Watercress Creek Olive Festival – Pine Mountain
2 Queensland Autospectacular – Willowbank
7 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
8-9 Merida Hidden Vale 24hr Mtn Bike Relay – Grandchester
14 Redcliffe Festival of Sails
14-15 Santos Super 3 Drag Racing – Willowbank
14-16 East Moreton ASH Futurity/Maturity/Challenges – Caboolture
14-17 Austins over Australia -Ipswich various locations
19 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
21 Workshops Museum Twilight Markets – North Ipswich
22-23 Brisbane Beer Fest – Eatons Hill
23 Moreton Bay Triathlon – Clontarf
23 Heritage Bank Ipswich 100 Bike Ride
26 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
28-30 The Planting Festival – Woodford
30 Dayboro Rodeo
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6 Gatton Races
8 Toogoolawah Charity Rodeo
8-9 Moogerah Passion Play – Lake Moogerah
14-15 Moogerah Passion Play – Lake Moogerah
21-23 Rathdowney Memorial Campdraft
22 Kilcoy Races
22-23 Laidley Heritage Weekend
25 Beaudesert Races
28-29 Kilcoy Show
29 Lowood Rodeo
29-30 Gatton Heavy Horse Field Days
29-May 1 Esk Campdraft

May Events

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
1 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
4-14 Ipswich Festival
6 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
7 Ipswich Gala Doll Fair
7 Rocklea Show
10 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
12-13 Marburg Show
13 Great Houses of Ipswich
13 Powercruise 1-Day Powerplay 25 – Willowbank
13-14 Macleay Island Classic Canoe Race
13-Jun 10 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival
14 Workshops Museum Open Day – North Ipswich
19 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
19-21 Brookfield Show & Rodeo
19-21 Ipswich Show & Rodeo
19-21 Straddie Salute Triathlon – North Stradbroke Island
24 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
27 Redlands Cycling Criterium – Cleveland
27 The Hills Carnivale – Ferny Hills
27-Sep 3 Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe – Brisbane
28 Dayboro Day and Antiques & Collectables Fair
28 LEAF – Logan Eco Action Festival
31 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
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1-31 Studios of the Scenic Rim – various locations
5 Gatton Races
5-6 Lockyer Valley Orchid Show – Gatton
5-7 Fernvale 70th Anniversary Campdraft
6 Kilcoy Rodeo
6 Kooralbyn Rodeo
7 Lockyer Antique Motor Association Swap Meet – Laidley
12 Kilcoy Races
13 Fernvale Rodeo
14 Arts in the Olives – Lost World Valley
19-21 Festival of Elegance – Tamborine Mountain
20-21 Beaudesert Campdraft
20-21 Stanley Rivers Polocrosse Carnival – Kilcoy
26-27 Esk Show
27 Tenthill Turnout at Ma Ma Creek
27-28 A World Apart/Treasures of Mt Barney – via Rathdowney

June Events

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
3 Indigi Day Out – Indigiscapes/Capalaba
3-4 Lockyer Valley Polocrosse Carnival – Laidley
8-11 50th Winternationals – Willowbank
9-11 Caboolture Show & Rodeo
16 Workshops Museum Twilight Markets – North Ipswich
17 Ipswich Cup Races – Bundamba
17-18 Moreton Bay Motor Show – Strathpine
23 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
23-24 Woodford Show & Rodeo
24 Qantas Wallabies vs Italy Rugby Test – Brisbane
24-Jul 9 Workshops Museum Day Out With Thomas – North Ipswich
29-Jul 2 QPAC International Series: Royal Ballet – Brisbane
30 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
30-Jul 1 Rosewood Show, Campdraft & Rodeo
30-Jul 2 Farm Fantastic Expo – Caboolture
30-Jul 2 Redcliffe Show
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2-3 Boonah Show
3 World Environment Day Festival – Boonah
3 Kilcoy Races
4 Beaudesert Swap Meet & Static Vehicle Display
4 Beaudesert Poultry Club Annual Show
6 Beaudesert Races
9-10 Toogoolawah Show
9-11 RACQ QHMC Southern Qld Rally – Beaudesert/surrounds
11 Beaudesert Country Music Muster & Family Fun Day
11 Gatton Cup Races
16-17 Lowood Show
17 Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair
17 Kilcoy Cup Races
17-18 Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular – Boonah
23 Mulgowie Mulga Bull Ride
23-24 Kalbar Show
24 Beaudesert Cup Races
24 Eat Local Week Farm Gate Festival – Lost Valley World
24-Jul 2 Eat Local Week in Scenic Rim – various locations
25 Beechmont Zestfest

July Events

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
1 Caboolture Rodeo
1-Sep 30 Quandamooka Festival – Redland City
2 Bribie Island Paniyiri Greek Festival
5-9 QPAC International Series: Royal Ballet – Brisbane
8-9 Abbey Medieval Festival – Caboolture
8-9 Dayboro Show
8-9 Giant 3PLUS3: A Mountain Bikers Xmas – Grandchester
14-16 Australasian Superbike Championships – Willowbank
15 Brisbane Last Cowboy Standing PBR Rodeo – Boondall
15-16 Regional Flavours – Brisbane
15-16 Samford Show
16 Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run – Woody Point
22-Oct 2 Local Now: recent works by artists of SE region – Ipswich
28-30 Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival -North Stradbroke Is
28-30 Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint (V8s) – Willowbank
29-30 Mount Gravatt Show & Rodeo
30 Ipswich Park2Park Half Marathon
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1 Aratula Winter Harvest Festival
1 Esk Races
7-9 Laidley Show & Rodeo
8 Canungra Rodeo
8-9 Stinson Memorial Walks/O’Reilly’s Retreat – via Canungra
9 Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run – Lowood to Fernvale
15 The Shepherds Walk – Beaudesert
20-22 Gatton Show
25 Gatton Races
29 Beaudesert Races

August Events

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
4-6 GreazeFest – Cleveland
4-6 Pine Rivers Show & Rodeo – Lawnton
4-13 4 Islands Festival – Macleay, Russell, Lamb & Karragarra
11-20 Royal Queensland Show (EKKA) – Brisbane
12-13 Ipswich Little Theatre 63rd One Act Play Festival
12-20 Workshops Museum National Science Week – Nth Ipswich
13 Logan Village Rodeo
14 Caboolture Family Fun Day
15 Logan Loves Seniors Expo – Logan Entertainment Centre
18 Workshops Museum After Dark – North Ipswich
19 Strawberry Festival – Sandstone Point
26 Brisbane Jamboree (Drag Racing) – Willowbank
26-27 Redcliffe KiteFest – Clontarf
26-Sep 10 Redcliffe Festival – Redcliffe Peninsula (Sat-Sun)
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3-6 World Cup Showjumping – Gatton
5-6 Lamington Eco Challenge/O’Reilly’s – via Canungra
13 Helidon Heritage Fair
13 Peaks Challenge Bicycle Ride – Gold Coast to Tamborine
19 Kilcoy Races
19-20 True Grit Obstacle Challenge – Tamborine Mountain
20 Lockyer Valley Lifestyle and Leisure Expo – Gatton
22 Beaudesert Races
26 Boonah Rodeo
26 Canungra Show
26 Gathering of the Eagles – Watts Bridge Airfield/Cressbrook

September Events

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
1-3 Redfest – Cleveland
1-3 National Town Crier Championships – Cleveland
2 Moreton Bay Multicultural Fiesta – Strathpine
2-3 What’s Cooking in the Gardens? – Redcliffe
3 Scarborough Sounds
6-8 Bigsound – Brisbane
7-10 Powercruise 67 – Willowbank
8 Bee Gees Way Dinner – Redcliffe
9 Great Houses of Ipswich
9 Jetty Fiesta – Redcliffe
9-10 Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic – Grandchester
9-30 Brisbane Festival
10 Redcliffe Remembers
15-16 Beenleigh Show
16-Oct 2 Workshops Museum Zoo – North Ipswich
20-23 Murri Rugby League Carnival – Redcliffe
22-24 Caravan, Camping, Boating & 4×4 Expo – Cleveland
24 Ipswich Doll, Bear & Craft Fair
27 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
TBC Spartan Race – Peak Crossing
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1-9 Ritchie’s IGA Boonah Arts Festival
2 Coastal High 50 Ultra Trail Run/O’Reilly’s – via Canungra
2 Fossil Downs Bush Rodeo – Murphys Creek
7-9 Laidley Spring Festival
8-9 Beaudesert Show
10 Beaudesert Restored Auto Club Spring Swap Meet
12 Kilcoy Races
15 Mulgowie Mulga Bull Ride
17 Big Band at Spring Bluff
22-24 Springtime on the Mountain – Mt Tamborine
23 Gatton Races
23 Historic Commercial Vehicle Assoc Truck Show – Gatton
23 Kilcoy Classics on Wheels
28 Beaudesert Races
29-Oct 1 Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival

October Events

Event Date Event Name
Greater Brisbane & Ipswich
1 Relish Good Food & Wine Festival – Raby Bay
12 Ipswich Races – Bundamba
14 Rum, Rump & Rhythm Festival – Beenleigh
14 Bayside Blues Festival – Capalaba
14 Red Deer Music & Arts Festival – Mt Samson
14-15 Straddie Assault Teams Surfing Comp – Point Lookout
15 Club Laverda Concours – Cleveland
20 Workshops Museum Twilight Markets – North Ipswich
20-22 Generate – Caboolture
21 Bledisloe Cup: Qantas Wallabies vs All Blacks – Bris
21 Sandstone Point Rodeo
21-22 99 Bikes Dingo Duo – Grandchester
27-29 Goodna Jacaranda Festival
27-29 Island Vibe Festival – North Stradbroke Island
Outer Brisbane Surrounds
1 Turning Canungra Pink Street Party
1-31 Turning Canungra Pink
7 Rathdowney Rodeo
7-8 Boonah Campdraft
7-15 Skydive Ramblers Equinox Boogie – Toogoolawah
12-15 Beaudesert Swap Meet & Military Vehicle Show
14 Kalbar Country Day
15 Kalbar Swap Meet & Markets
17 Beaudesert Races
24 Gatton Races
28 Homespun Bazaar – Kooralbyn
28-29 Motorcycle Swap Meet – Laidley
29 Celtic Festival – Helidon

November Events

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

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