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2017 Brisbane Events

Coming to Brisbane in 2017? Find on what’s on and when with this list of upcoming Brisbane events.  Of course there’s always loads happening in Brisbane, and these are just some of the shows, festivals, concerts, sporting events and exhibitions on offer!

March 2017
The Essential Baby & Toddler Show – 3-5 March – BCEC
Adele Live – 4 March – The Gabba
DIPLO – 10 March – Brisbane Showgrounds
Brisbane Queer Film Festival – 10-19 March – Brisbane Powerhouse
Justin Bieber Purpose World Tour – 13 March – Suncorp Stadium
My Fair Lady – 14 March – 16 April – QPAC
The Home Show – 16-19 March- BCEC
Mind Body Spirit Festival – 17-19 March – BCEC
Dixie Chcks – 25 March – BEC
Twenty One Pilots – 27 March – BEC
National 4 x 4 Outdoors Show, Fishing and Boating – 31 March – 2 April – RICC
Queensland Brides Expo – 31 March – 2 April – BCEC

April 2017 
The 13 Storey Treehouse – 5-9 April – QPAC
Jessica Mauboy – 10 April – BCEC
Grease the Arena Spectacular – 7-9 April – BCEC
Paw Patrol to the Rescue – 13-15 April – BCEC
Shen Yun – 14-15 April – QPAC
Easter Weekend – 14-17 April
Untapped – 19-29 April – QPAC
Buddha Birth Day Festival – 28-30 April – South Bank

May 2017
The Play that Goes Wrong – 4-14 May – QPAC
Queensland Ballet’s Swan Lake – 5-13 May – QPAC
Green Day – Revolution Radio Tour – 8 May – BEC
Melbourne International Comedy Festival – 10-13 May – Brisbane Powerhouse
NRL Double Header – 13 May – Suncorp Stadium
Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival – 13 May to 10 June – Brisbane Racing Club
The Gluten Free Food Expo – 20-21 May – RICC
Brisbane Truck Show – 25-28 May – BCEC
Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo – 27-28 May – Brisbane Showgrounds
West End Film Festival  – 27-28 May – West End Brisbane
Travelplan International Ski Expo – 27 May – BCEC
State of Origin Game 1 – 31 May – Suncorp Stadium

June 2017
QLD Cabaret Festival – 1-11 June – Brisbane Powerhouse
Australian Sonographers Association Annual National Conference – 2-4 June – BCEC
The 47th Queensland Hot Rod Show – 3-4 June – BCEC
Pregnancy, Babies & Children’s Expo 2017 – 16-18 June – BCEC
Wallabies vs Italy – 24 June – Suncorp Stadium
Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society – 26-29 June – BCEC
Disney on Ice: Frozen – 29 June – 2 July – BEC
The Royal Ballet’s Woolf Works – 29 June – 2 July – QPAC

July 2017
The Royal Ballet – the Winter’s Tale – 5-9 July – QPAC
Queensland Music Festival – 7-30 July – Brisbane
Le Festival – Brisbane French Festival – 7-9 July – Southbank
Brisbane Property Expo – 8-9 July – BCEC
Gift and Homewards Show – 8-10 July – BCEC
State of Origin FINAL – 12 July – Suncorp Stadium
Regional Flavours presented by Courier Mail – 15-16 July – Southbank
The Bodyguard The Musical – 19 July- 5 August – QPAC
Brisbane Annual Wedding Expo – 23 July – BCEC
Hair & Beauty Expo – 30-31 July – BCEC

August 2017
World Congress of the International Federation of Translators – 1-4 August – BCEC
SEXPO – Health, Sexuality and Lifestyle Expo  – 4-6 August – BCE
Seinfield Live – 9 August – BEC
Royal Queensland Show EKKA – 11-20 August – Brisbane Showgrounds
Dracula – 15 August – 2 September – QPAC

September 2017
Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase – 1 September – Brisbane Powerhouse
International Wound Research Practice Conference – 6-9 September – BCEC
BRISBANE FESTIVAL – 9 September – 1 October – Brisbane various

October 2017
Oktoberfest Brisbane – 6-15 October – Brisbane Showgrounds
World Travel & Cruise Expo – 14-15 October – BCEC
World Congress of Melanoma – 18-21 October – BCEC
Fitness Show Brisbane – 21 October – BCEC
Bledisloe Cup – 21 October – Suncorp Stadium
Customer Owned Banking Association Convention – 21-24 October – BCEC
Queensland Ballet’s Peter Pan – 25 October-4 November – QPAC
Good Food & Wine Show – 27-29 October – BCEC

November 2017
Rugby World Cup Semi – 24 November – Brisbane Stadium

December 2017
Ashes Cricket – tbc
Rugby World Cup FINAL – 2 December – Brisbane Stadium
Queensland Ballet’s the Nutcracker – 8-16 December – QPAC
Mamma Mia! – From Dec 2017 (waitlist) – QPAC

*Please note: the details above were correct at time of publishing, as things can change please check with the venue or event organiser for any changes or cancellations.

Venue abbreviations used:
Brisbane Entertainment Centre (BEC)
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Royal International Convention Centre (RICC)

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My Fair Lady

When: 14th March to 16th April 2017
Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC, South Bank

Enjoy the 60th anniversary production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady at Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane.

The performance is directed by much-loved Julie Andrews, with Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe.

“The Cinderella story about the Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and the appealingly arrogant phoneticist, Professor Higgins, is an endearing tale that charms audiences with its warmth and vivid characters.

The clash of cultures sparks some of the theatre’s most jubilant songs and witty dialogue. The triumphant score features unforgettable numbers including Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, On The Street Where You Live, I Could Have Dance All Night and Get Me to the Church on Time.”

Get your tickets now for My Fair Lady at Lyric Theatre, QPAC. For performance times and ticket sales please visit QPAC website.

Book your Brisbane accommodation staying at West End Central Apartments walking distance to QPAC South Bank Brisbane.

Queensland Brides Wedding & Honeymoon Expo

When: 31st March to 2nd April, 2017
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Getting married? Don’t miss Brisbane’s biggest wedding expo!

The Queensland Brides Wedding & Honeymoon Expo boats over 140 bridal and honeymoon vendors all under one roof. Get help planning your big day with expert advice, fashion parades with the latest looks in bridal wear and more!

Queensland Brides Wedding & Honeymoon Expo Event dates:

Friday 31st March – 5:30pm – 8.30pm
Saturday 1st April – 10:00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 2nd April – 10:00am – 3.30pm

Fashion Shows: 

Friday 31st March – 7.30pm
Saturday 1st April – 11.30am and 2pm
Sunday 2nd April – 11.30am – 2pm

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 
Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, Southbank Brisbane 4101

All ticket are multi-entry so you can come and go over the three days as you please!  Purchase your tickets at Queensland Brides Wedding & Honeymoon Expo.

It’s just a 10 minute walk (800 metres) from your accommodation staying at West End Central Apartments to Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.  BOOK NOW!

State of Origin 2017

When: Game 1 – May 31st, 2017
Game 2 – July 12th, 2017
Where: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Love your NRL?  This years State of Origin series between Queensland and New South Wales, will provide two opportunities to catch the action from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Game 1 and Game 3 will both be played on Queensland turf, with game 2 going to ANZ Stadium.

Whether you are backing the Maroons or the Blues, don’t miss your chance to cheer on your team in person at the 2017 Holden State or Origin Series at Suncorp Stadium, book your tickets now via the NRL website.

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Upcoming events at Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Coming to town to catch a live music concert, sporting event or show? Find out what’s coming up at Brisbane Entertainment Centre …

14 and 16 Feb
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

18 Feb
QLD FIREBIRDS V SC LIGHTNING

18 March
NETBALL DOUBLE HEADER

25 March
DIXIE CHICKS

27 March
TWENTY ONE PILOTS

22 April
NETBALL DOUBLE HEADER

6 May
HANS ZIMMER

8 May
GREEN DAY

13 May
FIREBIRDS V ADELAIDE THUNDERBIRDS

1 June
ELVIS: THE WONDER OF YOU

2 July
DISNEY ON ICE: FROZEN

15 July
PBR: LAST COWBOY STANDING

28 July
LITTLE MIX

9 August
SEINFIELD LIVE

Please note that this line-up is subject to change, please visit Brisbane Entertainment Centre for up-to-date information and ticket sales.

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