What's on in Brisbane?

When it comes to what's on in Brisbane, you can be certain it’s taking place just moments from the Mercure Brisbane Hotel. Check into our centrally located CBD hotel any time of year and you’ll be just moments away from the capital city’s most popular events.

From sporting events to holidays, food and wine festivals, concerts and cultural functions, the Mercure Brisbane is the perfect choice for soaking up the exciting spirit of Brisbane.

    • BrisAsia
    9th February - 3rd March 2019

    BrisAsia Festival

    • BAD
    10th till 26th May 2019

    Brisbane Art Design (BAD)

    • Curiocity Brisbane
    15th March till 3rd April 2019

    Curiocity Brisbane

    • Cup of Nations
    3rd March 2019

    Cup of Nations

    • COmedy
    22nd February - 24th March 2019

    Brisbane Comedy Festival 2019

    • Womens fun run
    3rd March 2019

    RACQ International Women's Day Fun Run

    • CMC Rocks
    14th - 17th March 2019

    Foxtel CMC Rocks

    • Science
    20th - 24th March 2019

    World Science Festival 2019

    • Ocean Film Festival
    28th March - 30th March 2019

    Oceans Film Festival World Tour 2019

    • Magic Round
    9th - 12th May 2019

    NRL Magic Round 2019

    • State of Origin 2019
    Wednesday 5th June 2019

    2019 State Of Origin Game I

    • Jan Powers Farmers Markets
    Wednesdays

    Jan Powers Farmers Markets Brisbane City

BrisAsia Festival

9th February - 3rd March 2019

There is more to see and do with BrisAsia Festival from 9 February to 3 March. Discover interesting food through the food trails at Inala and Sunnybank and Dumpling Day at Bowen Hills, experience a cosplay event with the Summer Party or have a laugh with Crazy Funny Asians, their comedy event. With 100 events across the city over four weekends, this BrisAsia Festival is set to be bigger than ever.

Brisbane Art Design (BAD)

10th till 26th May 2019

BRISBANE ART DESIGN will showcase the many talented artists and designers of Brisbane: those who have established national and international careers from the city, as well as those who have made their homes elsewhere but continue to be influenced by Brisbane.

BRISBANE ART DESIGN will celebrate the successes of the arts in Brisbane, but more importantly the individuals and their work within our city.

The centrepiece of the event will be a major exhibition at Museum of Brisbane from 10 May – 11 August 2019, featuring established and emerging artists experimenting across a range of mediums including robotics, performance art, video, installation, ceramics, jewellery and painting.

Curiocity Brisbane

15th March till 3rd April 2019

Visitors will be invited to challenge their curiosity when innovation, creativity, imagination, technology, science and art intersect in Brisbane over three weeks in March & April 2019.

Visitors of all ages will be able to explore, play and create among a gallery of interactive creations, augmented reality spaces and music pop-ups. The World Science Festival will be amongst this innovative event.

Cup of Nations

3rd March 2019

FFA International will host Women's Football Cup of Nations at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday 3rd March 2019. Match one will see Argentina take on New Zealand with a 3pm kick off and match two will see Westfield Matildas and Korea Republic battle it out. Match two will kick off at 6pm.

Get your tickets here!

Brisbane Comedy Festival 2019

22nd February - 24th March 2019

The Brisbane Comedy Festival is back! Watch more than 70 of the most hilarious national and international comedians in action. Held at multiple locations across the city - Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall & SunPAC. 

Book your tickets here

RACQ International Women's Day Fun Run

3rd March 2019

Take part in this fulfulling fun run and support women with breast cancer! Taking place in the Cultural Forecourt in South Bank, look for the sea of pink near the Wheel of Brisbane and run or walk the 5km or 10km course. 

Register for this event here.

Foxtel CMC Rocks

14th - 17th March 2019

The biggest international country and roots festival in the Southern Hemisphere is here in March! CMC Rocks Queensland delivers an explosive array of international and national country music superstars including Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett & Luke Combs who are headlining this years show. 

Get your tickets here.

World Science Festival 2019

20th - 24th March 2019

The World Science Festival is BACK! Better than ever, this cultural institution celebrates the entanglement of science and art through multiple programs and a variety of activies the kids will love.

Book your tickets here

Oceans Film Festival World Tour 2019

28th March - 30th March 2019

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour's vision is to inspire you to explore, respect, enjoy and protect our oceans. In March 2019, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour will screen the most inspirational, educational and entertaining films relating to the ocean from both international and national independant film makers.

Click here  for more information and to secure your tickets. 

NRL Magic Round 2019

9th - 12th May 2019

Round 9 of the NRL Telstra Premiership will be at the one stadium in Brisbane. For 1 magic week, every rugby league match will be played at Suncorp Stadium betweek 9th and 12th May 2019.

Book your tickets here.

2019 State Of Origin Game I

Wednesday 5th June 2019

The 2019 Holden State of Origin Series is here and the first game of the season is in Brisbane!

With the Blues success in 2018, Queensland Maroon fans are striving to get their winnings back.

To secure your tickets, click here.

Jan Powers Farmers Markets Brisbane City

Wednesdays

Bringing the farm to the city! Jan Powers Farmers Markets are located at the George Street end of Queen Street Mall at Reddacliff Place every Wednesday from 8am-6pm. Pick up a fresh bunch of flowers, fresh box of warm doughnuts or some local produce. Farm fresh fruit and vegetables, honey, bread, bagels - you name it!

Jan Powers Farmers Markets are the perfect place to pick up some lunch during the work day, local ingredients for dinner or snacks for throughout the day.