Brisbane festivals nearby the Miro Apartments

Capital of Queensland and thriving river city, Brisbane is a popular central point for so much of the state. Brisbane’s collection of performing arts centres, parklands, entertainment and exhibition centres in a city of open spaces, river views and great weather attract millions every year for a variety of festivals and exhibitions.

There are hundreds of major Brisbane events every year that include music, arts, performance, film, exhibitions and stand-up comedy. The Miro Apartments in Brisbane are conveniently located in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, close by to some of the city’s major events.

Events in Brisbane

From sporting events to comedy festivals, here are the best events that take place in Brisbane throughout the year.

Brisbane Comedy Festival

Running off the back of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, the Brisbane Comedy Festival draws dozens of major Australian and international comedians to the Brisbane Powerhouse each year.

When: Annually, usually starting at the end of February and going through most of March

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

Cost: Varies with each performance

The Ekka

Running for 10 days every August, the The Ekka attracts around half a million visitors for a mix of rides, entertainments, agriculture and education. There’s something to interest everyone from carnival rides, agricultural show competitions, fashion parades and industry displays.

When: August each year
: Brisbane Showground, Bowen Hills
: Last Ekka prices were $26 for adults and $16 for children

The Brisbane Festival (including Riverfire)

The Brisbane Festival is a respected and acclaimed International Arts Festival that incorporates music, dance, theatre, circus, comedy, film, circus, opera and much more.

When: September each year (for three weeks)
: Multiple venues across Brisbane
: Varies on performances, a mixture of free and paid events

Bridge to Brisbane

Brisbane’s biggest running event, the Bridge to Brisbane, has been running for around 15 years now and has raised over a quarter of a million dollars for Queensland charities.

When: Usually in August each year, but due to COVID-19 the event was postponed to November this year
: Gateway Bridge to Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills

Cost: Registration is $42 – $57


Spread over two weekends in October, this German Festival celebrates the 200 year old tradition of Oktoberfest. The Brisbane Showground is transformed into a bustling Bavarian village that celebrates the traditional food, drinks, culture and family fun of a traditional German Oktoberfest.

When: October each year, but postponed in 2021 to resume in 2022
: Brisbane Showgrounds (formerly the RNA), Bowen Hills
: Starting from $17


Whatever it is that tickles your fancy, from beer drinking to running to fireworks and more, The Miro Apartments is within easy reach of most of Brisbane’s most exciting events. Call us on +61 7 3634 6900 or contact us here and speak to our friendly team about booking your next stay with us.