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.

Discover what's going on in the Brisbane area when you stay with us at the Novotel Brisbane. There are annual events always in the works, featuring anything from Irish festivals and musical theatre blockbusters, to comedy festivals, world-famous expos and sporting events. Imagine spending the day dolphin feeding and watching a hilarious Improv show one moment, and enjoying a live Jazz lunch and watching a Freewheeling exhibition the next.

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.

  • The Battle of Brisbane - PACQUIAO v HORN

    Queensland's champion boxer Jeff Horn will take on world champion Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday, 2 July 2017.

    Thousands of fans will descend on Suncorp Stadium, to witness one of the world’s biggest sporting contests of 2017. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a World Title Fight in Brisbane featuring a true global sporting star.

    This is truly a once in a generation opportunity, likely never to be repeated again. 

    Tickets on sale on the 26th of April via Ticketek. 

    Click here to book your accommodation.

  • Brisbane Racing Carnival

    Get ready to PONY UP at this year’s Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival with Queensland’s best food, fashion, racing and entertainment.

    Click here for more information. If you are heading to the races, why not stay with us? Book your stay with us today.

  • MARVEL: Creating the Cinematic Universe

    'Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe', exclusive to the Gallery of Modern Art, is Australia's first major Marvel exhibition and the largest ever presented in an art museum.

    The exhibition will give significant focus to the Marvel comic artists, and the development teams who translate the drawn narrative to the screen through production design and storyboarding, costume and prop design, special effects and post-production.

    Book Tickets and stay with us at Novotel Brisbane. Click here to book your accommodation.

  • My Fair Lady

    Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady, directed by Julie Andrews, is now playing at the Lyric Theatre, only until 30 April.

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

    Headlining the company is acclaimed theatre, film, and television actor Charles Edwards (Downton Abbey), as Henry Higgins and the young Australian star, Anna O’Byrne, as Eliza Doolittle. Joining them is an outstanding cast. Reg Livermore will play the role of Alfred P. Doolittle. Robyn Nevin will play Mrs. Higgins and Mark Vincent will play Freddy. The role of Colonel Pickering will be played by Tony Llewellyn-Jones and Deidre Rubenstein will play Mrs. Pearce.

    This is a theatre event not to be missed.

    Click here for tickets

  • Bridge to Brisbane

    Those who love to run for a good cause, or those who enjoy watching others obtain their goals adore this annual running event in Brisbane. It began in 1997 with approximately 30,000 participants finishing a 10 kilometer race course for charity, and it was such a success that it has been held every year since.

    Nowadays, the race itself is very different with various new challenges and longer distances, but it continues to raise a large amount of money for charity every year in August. Feel free to join the race and win some cool prizes, or stand by and cheer on the runners. After the event, the runners chill out at the Brisbane Showgrounds where they can watch their friends cross the finish line.