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.

  • Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

    The Gladiators exhibition features over 110 original artefacts including pieces of the Colosseum, authentic elaborately decorated bronze gladiator helmets and original arms and armour preserved in the ashes of Pompeii.

    Take the journey back in time and go behind the scenes to learn about the people of ancient Rome.

    Purchase you tickets here.

  • Oktoberfest Brisbane

    Oktoberfest Brisbane 2017

    6 – 8 & 13 – 15 Oktober

    Over the past nine years Oktoberfest Brisbane has grown to become Australia’s largest German Festival, with more than 40,000 culture-seeking enthusiasts last year descending on Brisbane to experience the celebration of German culture and tradition.

    The festival is the product of Brisbane-based German-Australian festival directors Kim & Boris Zoulek, whose personal version of Munich’s famous Oktoberfest turns the Brisbane Showgrounds into a mini Bavaria with a culturally-rich atmosphere complete with delicious food, world-famous beers and a line-up of traditional entertainment.


    To book your accommodationat Novotel Brisbane for Oktoberfest click here

  • Brisbane Festival 2017

    Brisbane Festival is one of Australia’s leading international arts festivals and Queensland’s largest cultural event, attracting an audience of more than one million people every year. Running 9 - 30 September 2017, Brisbane Festival delivers more than 500 performances per year, bringing together pioneering work from the world’s stages, Australia’s brightest artistic talent, and new commissions exclusive to the Festival. The three-week cultural celebration culminates in Australia’s longest fireworks display, Sunsuper Riverfire.

    For more information visit http://www.brisbanefestival.com.au

  • Oz Comic-Con

    Oz Comic-Con is headed to Brisbane! 

    Don your capes, gather your comic books, assemble your squad and get ready to meet your favourite celebrities as we travel across Australia in 2017!

    For more information on tickets and events click here.

    Book your stay with us! 

  • 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.

  • 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.