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.

    • romeo and juliet
    28th Aug - 7th Sept

    Romeo and Juliet Ballet

    • moon festival
    7 Sept 2019

    Chinese Harvest Moon Festival

    • bigsound
    3rd - 6th September

    Bigsound Music Festival

    • KISS end of the road tour
    28 Nov 2019

    KISS: End of the Road Tour

    • oktoberfest brisbane
    11th - 13th October
    18th - 20th October

    Oktoberfest

    • beerincider
    3rd - 6th September

    BeerInCider Experience

    • farewell yellow brick road tour
    18 Dec 2019
    19 Dec 2019
    16 Jan 2020

    Elton JohnFarewell Yellow Brick Road

    • brisbane festival
    5th - 28th September

    Brisbane Festival

    • sunsuper riverfire
    28 Sept 2019 Brisbane River

    Sunsuper Riverfire

    • Jan Powers Farmers Markets
    Wednesdays

    Jan Powers Farmers Markets Brisbane City

Romeo and Juliet Ballet

28th Aug - 7th Sept

MacMillan’s grand production brings a drama of romance, passion and tragedy, Romeo & Juliet is the unmissable ballet event of the year. Featuring elegant costumes, majestic sets and daring choreography this classic love story has been brought to life once more for everyone to enjoy.

For more information click here.

Chinese Harvest Moon Festival

7 Sept 2019

The return of the Chinese Harvest Moon Festival to Fortitude Valley is set to make the mall glow. With spectacular lion and dragon dances, wandering entertainment, and traditional music the Moon Festival is a marvellous all-round celebration. With the local restaurants once more bringing out their best dishes for the festival goers aren't going to go hungry while their at the event.

For a more comprehensive schedule and more infomration on the food, click here.

Bigsound Music Festival

3rd - 6th September

The BigSound Music Festival is one of the largest in the southern hemisphere! Come and see the next best in music with a massive artist line up. Come and experience this global cultural mash and dance to the rhythm of of the next best artists. Over the four nights that Bigsound Fortitude Valley gets its most unique perfomances, with so much talent in such a small space its a thriving scene for music lovers to be able to walk into different clubs and listen to a unique performance.

For more information about the Bigsound line up visit their website here.

KISS: End of the Road Tour

28 Nov 2019

They’re the most iconic show in all Rock & Roll and they’re coming to Brisbane on their End of the Road Tour. These legends are an unmissable live experience for any fan of rock so be sure to join the army of fans ready to rock one last time with them since their first Australian debut in 1980. The End of the Road is here so be sure to take this final opportunity to see the greatest live for their last explosive performance.

For more information about the End of the Road Tour click here.

Oktoberfest

11th - 13th October
18th - 20th October

Oktoberfest is back for its celebration of all things German. Enjoy dancing, yodelling, and singing in the festival, bring the kids along to the fun activities in the Kinder-zone. Check out the program for all the family friendly events and bring everyone along to experience the annual celebration. The showgrounds are transformed into a mini Bavaira with classic German foods; Bratwurst, Pork Knuckle along with a selection of German Beverages.

For a comprehnsive list of whats available click here.

BeerInCider Experience

3rd - 6th September

BeerInCider returns to Brisbane showgrounds in September brining Australia’s best Food and Beverage. With a stellar music lineup you’ll be torn where to stop by first, will you get a limited time beer, or will you dance to the beat! We say stay to do both and have an amazing experience. Speaking of the experience its only the Food and Drink to look forward to, the ping pong arena has grown in the years from a single table to its own centerpiece, relive your school years in the handball courts and settle those schoolyard battles.

For more information on tikets, food & beverage, and events click here.

Elton JohnFarewell Yellow Brick Road

18 Dec 2019
19 Dec 2019
16 Jan 2020

Awarded Billboards most successful male artist of all time award, Sir Elton John is touring Australia and New Zealand in his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. Be sure not to miss out on what is sure to be the most legendary tour the star has conducted yet!

For more information on the Yellow Brick Road Tour click here.

Brisbane Festival

5th - 28th September

The Brisbane festival is a month long celebration of brisbanes culture and attracts a million people every year. The festival connects artists and audiences. The Festival is a showcase of brisbanes cture and presents outstanding talent in an eruption of culture for the city to enjoy. There are various acts over the course of the month be sure to come and see the best Brisbane has to offer. Theres a massive itineary for this action packed month with amazing acts and displays, for more information vistit Brisbane Festival's website.

Sunsuper Riverfire

28 Sept 2019 Brisbane River

Sunsuper Riverfire Celebrates the end of Brisbanes largest cultural festival. An explosive fireworks display conducted from bridges, barges and rooftops, with an aerial display from the ADF, the Riverfire will light up the sky on September 28th , come with us and enjoy this spectacular display of pyrotechnics!

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.