Things to do in Brisbane
Things To Do In Brisbane During Your Stay
If you are new to Brisbane and the surrounding area, you will be pleased to know that you will never be short of things to do. Here are a few events and ideas to whet your appetite.
If you want to take in a football match in Brisbane you are certainly spoiled for choice. During the winter months (March to September) there is sure to be one or more games on. Brisbane has sides competing in all the major national football codes (AFL, NRL, Rugby Union Championship and the A League Soccer).
The Brisbane Lions AFL team play most of their home games at the Woolloongabba Cricket ground.
The Brisbane Broncos Rugby League, the Queensland Reds Rugby Union and the Brisbane Roar Soccer teams all play their home games at the Suncorp Stadium (formerly Lang Park).
If you are in Brisbane during the summer then you may be able to take in a cricket match. The Queensland Bulls play four day and one day competitions. The Brisbane Heat play in the Twenty 20 Big Bash competition. All the games are played at the “Gabba”.
Women's netball is rising in prominence with the emerging Trans-Tasman league. The Queensland Firebirds compete in the league and play their home games at the Brisbane Convention Centre.
A Greek cultural festival called the Paniyiri festival is held each year in May at Musgrave Park in south Brisbane. Highlights of the festival are the Greek food and dancing.
The Brisbane International Film Festival is generally held in July. It features new films from Australia and the rest of the world and also retrospectives from time to time. The venues for the films are scattered across the city.
The Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival is just as the name suggests, an event celebrating Queensland's seafood and wine industries but it's also a bit of a music festival too. As it is held in Caxton street this fits as the street is a hotspot for pubs, restaurants and nightclubs. The food, wine and music just seem to go hand in hand. The event happens every Labour day long weekend.
The Bridge to Brisbane fun run is held in august each year. As the name suggests this is a running event that is more about fun than anything else (although some people take it seriously). Most people run for sponsorship and some dress up in costumes to get into the fun spirit. As a traveler to Brisbane, you might not want to take part but you can certainly watch the action and see the event unfold.
The Ekka is the annual agricultural show held at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground in August each year. It is a big thing in Brisbane, especially for kids. They get a chance to see all the animals. There are also rides and the all important show bags. Some people go to the show just for the show bags and there is an entire hall dedicated to show bag stalls.
Riverfest is part of the Brisbane Festival each September. It is held in the South bank parklands and features a spectacular fireworks display as a finale.
Going Further afield
If you fancy seeing what is happening outside of the city, the Gold Coast is 30-45 minutes away and have plenty of their own annual festivals and events. There are plenty of theme parks and the beaches of course.
Or you could go north to the Sunshine coast that have plenty of things to do too.
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