Cultural Events & Festivals

Keep up-to-date on Brisbane's multicultural festivals and events. All in one regularly updated, comprehensive list!

FICQ Diwali 2019 Brisbane - Indian Festival of Lights

25 October 2019 11:00am11:00pm
Diwali (Deepavali) is called the festival of lights celebrated all over India and most parts of the world, signifying the victory of good over evil as per Indian mythology. FICQ has been celebrating the Diwali Festival in Brisbane since 2010, promoting harmony and multiculturalism. More than 15,000 people all over Brisbane and other parts of Queensland attend the event annually, signifying the success of the festival over the years.

Spanish Markets by TASSCA

20 October 2019 10:00am3:00pm
Join Spanish Markets by Tassca for their first Spanish Markets full of amazing food, colours, clothes, pottery, music, art and more. The event is from 10am to 3pm on Sunday 20 October at the grounds of Radio 4EB Community Ethnic Radio in Kangaroo Point, Brisbane.

Pacific Fashion Festival 2019

19 October 2019 1:00pm5:00pm
Pacific Fashion Festival, is back for its 6th show with a line up of Designers, Models and Entertainment from all over the Pacific. Designers from the Brisbane Local Multicultural community in Australia and across the Pacific collaborate to create a production to stimulate an appetite for Pacific fashion in the Australian market to the world. It is about fashion that is owned and produced by its indigenous peoples, which is vital for economic empowerment.

MOSAIC Multicultural Festival - “Be a part of the picture!”

13 October 2019 10:00am5:00pm
The MOSAIC Multicultural Festival celebrates the rich cultural contributions that all of us bring to our multicultural Queensland.

Brisbane German Week 2019

1 October 2019 10:00am11 October 2019 4:00pm
Here is Australia’s 4th Brisbane German Week filled with events, networking opportunities, hands-on cultural activities, competitions and a whole lot of fun! You will be able to experience the broad range of what makes up Germany and how close Germany ties with Queensland. You will see just how much the German language, music, science and innovation, corporations and start-ups, food culture and the beginning of German settlement impact our lives here in Queensland. Brisbane German Week is a true team effort of Germany-enthusiasts and involves a number of partner organisations, each of them an important part in the Australian-German landscape without who this initiative would not have come to life.

Brisbane Scandinavian Festival 2019

8 September 2019 10:00am4:00pm
Bringing together the local clubs of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia and Latvia the Scandinavian Festival offers an exciting range of culture, food & beverage, music and live entertainment.

River of Light

6 September 2019 6:00pm28 September 2019 9:45pm
Following the phenomenal success of the 2018 telling of a Dreamtime creation story of the river – seen by almost 500,000 people – this new local story will again be told by Yuggera and Toorbal man Shannon Ruska working with Oracle-Liquid.

Fest Del Carretto Siciliano

4 August 2019 12:00pm2:00pm
Join the Sicilian Association of Qld Inc on the 4th August 2019 for their annual dance the Festa Del Carretto Siciliano which promises to be an exciting event - meet new people, eat delicious food and enjoy live entertainment!

Night Noodle Markets

24 July 2019 5:00pm4 August 2019 9:00pm
The Night Noodle Markets will return to South Bank from July 24 – August 4 offering Brisbane the most exciting Asian Hawker food festival of the year. This year the sizzling food market under the stars will once again be packed with exciting and oh-so-fresh Asian-influenced flavours. There’ll be returning favourites such as Hoy Pinoy, Gelato Messina, Shallot Thai, Bangkok Street Food, Twistto & Waffleland, as well as some new and exciting stallholders.

Quandamooka Festival

1 June 2019 10:00am31 August 2019 10:00pm
Hear traditional Dreamtime stories and discover local Aboriginal culture during the annual Quandamooka Festival.

Paniyiri Greek Festival Brisbane 2019

18 May 2019 12:00pm19 May 2019 5:00pm
In 2019 Brisbane’s famous Paniyiri Greek Festival will mark 43 years – a landmark cultural and celebratory milestone.

German Week Brisbane 2018

30 September 2018 10:00am14 October 2018 4:00pm
The Honorary Consul Prof Michael Rosemann has initiated the Brisbane German Week and invites all Brisbanites to experience the best of Germany in October!

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

9 May 2018 2:30pm26 August 2018 5:00pm
Meet six mummies and unlock the secrets behind their wrappings using the latest CT scanning technology in Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives until 26 August 2018 at Queensland Museum.