Special Events in Brisbane

Interested in staying up-to-date on the latest events and activities near Novotel Brisbane? Visit this page often as we update it on a regular basis with what's on in the area.

Keep up-to-date on latest events and activities when you stay at the Novotel Brisbane and don't miss out on some of the top events in the area. There are numerous family-friendly events and a variety of festivals to choose from. Our guests always have a long list of fun activities to choose from when they book a stay with us at the Novotel Brisbane.

Take a look at these popular annual events that will keep you entertained when you stay with us.

  • Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

    Explore the Ancient lives of the Egyptian Mummies at Queensland 

    Meet six mummies and unlock the secrets behind their wrappings using the latest CT scanning technology. This exhibition features more than 200 artefacts from the world famous Egyptian collections of the British Museum. Discover the lives of those six individuals whom lived in Egypt between 3000 and 1800 years ago. 

    For more information click here.

  • Anywhere Theatre Festival 2018

    Brisbane will explode with Theatre performances over the city in random areas where you would least expect it.

    Around 500 performances will take place from the 10th till 27th May 2018. 

    Acts ranging from comedy and drama to theatre and dance.

    Anywhere Theatre Festival Limited is a Brisbane based not-for-profit company whom have a vision to drive a world wide trend for exciting and passionate performances regardless of access to traditional theatre infastructure. 

    To find out more click here


  • State of Origin

    The Holden State of Origin Series, returns in 2018 with pride on the line for both teams. The series will be played in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this year. Witness first-hand the passion on display between these famous rivals in the event that captivates millions of fans around the globe and forces everyone to ask - are you blue or are you maroon?

    Game 1 | 06.06.18 | MCG Melbourne

    Game 2 | 24.06.18 | ANZ Stadium Sydney

    Game 3 | 11.07.18 | Suncorp Stadium Brisbane

    Get your tickets here

    Stay with us and make the most  it. Click here to book your accommodation.

  • Jan Powers Farmers Markets

    Jan Power's Farmers Markets are in two convenient locations near the Novotel Brisbane. Brisbane City markets are located on the George Street end of Queen Street Mall in front of the Treasury Casino every Wednesday from 8am-6pm. New Farm Powerhouse markets on Lamington Street are held each Saturday from 6am-12pm. New Farm park is also a great place for children with a large playground and picnic area. Conveniently located near a City Cat stop on the Brisbane River.  

  • Royal Queensland Exhibition Show (EKKA)

    Also called EKKA, the Royal Queensland Exhibition is an annual August event that brings everyone together for 10 days of fun, festivities, competitions and excitement. Attendees can visit with all their favourite animals, snack on tasty carnival treats, listen to live music and experience thrills with adrenaline-pumping carnival rides. Located at the RNA Showgrounds in Bowen Hills, EKKA is the place to visit in August.

    The EKKA will run from Friday 10th August until Sunday 19th August 2018. 

    Enjoy cultural traditions and a variety of competitions with international judges from as far as Europe, South Africa and the United States. Competition categories include quilts, woodchop, agriculture, animals, gardeining and more! 

    Keep everyone happy with show stopping entertainment all through the day including EKKAnites fireworks, live music, fashion shows, sideshow alley rides, cooking shows and exhibitions.

    Make memories with friends and family that will last forever when you attend this all-day fun event in Brisbane.

    For more information click here.

    Stay with us and make the most  it. Click here to book your accommodation.