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The 12 Events of Summer in Brisbane

5 Jan 2017 local real estate 0 Comment


Brisbane is the gift that keeps on giving. From international sporting matches to world-class performing arts, let Brisbane show you a good time this summer.

  1. GOMA 10th birthday – Sugar Spin| 3 December 2016 – 17 April 2017

This summer, Brisbane’s beloved Gallery of Modern Art will be celebrating its 10th birthday, and what better way to celebrate than to host an amazing range of free major exhibitions? With celebrations beginning on 3 December, featured exhibitions include Lucent and The Tim Fairfax Gift. The Sugar Spin exhibition is a summer highlight arriving in December, and is an edgy exploration of light, space, architecture and the senses.

  1. Brisbane International| 1 – 8 January 2017

A highlight on Brisbane’s summer events calendar, tennis fans will this year have the opportunity to see superstar Rafael Nadal compete in Brisbane for the first time. Enjoy the matches courtside at Pat Rafter Arena, or chill out on a bean bag in front of the big screen outside in Tennis Central with a wine or beer in hand.

  1. Brisbane Comedy Festival | 26 February – 28 March

Comedy geniuses such as Stephen K Amos, Rove, Wil Anderson, Sam Simmons, Tom Gleeson, Paul Foot, Hannah Gadsby and plenty more are taking over the Brisbane Powerhouse (and spilling into Brisbane City Hall) for the 2017 festival. There’ll be more laughs than ever this year, with 66 comedians taking to the stage across the two venues.

  1. KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil| 24 November 2016 – 8 January 2017

Perfectly blending comedy and action, KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil combines the thrills of acrobatic performance with the art of clowning, creating a sparkling homage to the traditions of circus that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Set to a soundtrack of jazz, funk and Bollywood beats, this huge cast of 50 performers will leave you wanting more.

  1. Brisbane Global Rugby Tens | 11 – 12 February 2017

Rugby fans and over 300 star players will descend on Brisbane for two days of rugby heaven for the Brisbane Global Tens. Featuring 10 Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby clubs, as well as four elite teams from Toulon, South Africa, Samoa and Japan, rugby fans will be treated to a host of activities leading up to and during the event.

  1. MELT 2017 | 25 January – 5 February

Join in the celebration of the wonderfully diverse queer communities of Brisbane. The program is packed with a variety of comedy, music and theatre performances
and everyone is invited along to take part in this celebration of love at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

  1. Queensland Firebirds| 18 and 25 February 2017

The Lorna Jane Queensland Firebirds are back with a bang this summer. Following the Firebirds’ back-to-back premiership win in 2016, more games will be taken to the 10,000 capacity Brisbane Entertainment Centre. The move will allow more supporters than ever before to experience the thrill of the Firebirds’ nest, ensuring your night at the netball will be brighter, louder and more exciting than ever in 2017. The season kicks off in February running through to May.

  1. Ladies in Black| 30 January – 19 February 2017

The Ladies in Black are back – and this time with a Helpmann award under their belt. Step back through the doors of F.G. Goode’s department store and into a magical modern fairytale in this return season of Tim Finn’s (Split Enz, Crowded House) Helpmann award-winning musical. Join bookish school leaver Lisa as she meets the ladies of the cocktail frocks department, and encounters a world of cosmopolitan possibilities.

  1. Hadron Collider | 9 December 2016 – April 2017

Step inside the world’s greatest experiment. This award-winning exhibition is coming to Brisbane in December from London’s Science Museum. Showcasing the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, this exhibition is a celebration of a landmark experiment in human history and sure to delight adults and kids alike.

  1. Matilda the Musical |25 November, 2016 – 12 February, 2017

Having taken London’s West End and Broadway by storm, Matilda the Musical will make its debut on the Brisbane stage this summer. The genius duo of Dennis Kelly and Australia’s own Tim Minchin has netted this masterpiece more than 70 major international awards. This is one of your favourite childhood movies brought to life on stage with songs and laughs that you absolutely cannot miss.

  1. 100% Brisbane | Until 2018

Every one of us has a story, and the Museum of Brisbane is telling them. Peeling back the layers of the city and delving into the real heart of Brisbane, the 100 per cent Brisbane exhibition is unlike any exhibition you’ve seen before. Throughout the exhibition, you will discover first-hand accounts that are touching and deeply moving, and see a true snapshot of our city.

  1. International Cricket | 13 January, 2017

Be sure to get to The Gabba, because Brisbane’s Summer of Cricket is back. This year The Gabba will be hosting the Victoria Bitter One Day International where sports-lovers can see the Aussies take on Pakistan.


Credit Visit Brisbane


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