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.

  • NRL Magic Round 2020

    Three epic days of rugby league and live entertainment at Suncorp Stadium from,  Friday 1st May to Sunday 3rd May.
    Bring your friends and family to experience the magic up close with eight action packed games. 

    Click here to find out more 

  • The Backstreet Boys

    Backstreet’s back, alright! Get your group together, because the biggest selling Boy Band of all time (100 million albums), the BACKSTREET BOYS are heading back to Australia in 2020 for a national arena tour. 

    Featuring their signature, flawless choreography, costume changes, a pyramid-shaped stage of light, trap doors and giant video screens, Australian fans will experience their harmony-laden vocal prowess and arsenal of mega-watt hits such as; >‘I Want It That Way’, ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)’ and ‘As Long As You Love Me’, plus songs from their tenth studio album, ‘DNA”.

    Location: Brisbane Entertainment Centre 

    Click here to book tickets 

  • 2020 State of Origin Game III

    The 2020 Holden State of Origin Series final game is in Brisbane at Suncorp stadium. 

    Celebrate the 40th year of Australia's biggest sporting rivals. 

    To join the waiting list  for tickets click here 

  • Land Forces 2020

    Presented with support from the Australian Army, the biennial LAND FORCES exposition is an international industry event to showcase equipment, technology and services for the armies of Australia and the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

    The 2018 event set new records, with more than 15,000 attendances across its three days, including 624 participating companies from 26 countries and 74 defence trade and industry delegations from 36 countries. The event also hosted 21 associated conferences, seminars and symposia.

    Location: BCEC- Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Click here for more information 

  • Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2020

    Young Citizens: the right to play, learn and be heard is the theme for Early Childhood Australia’s (ECA) National Conference, to be held in Brisbane, Queensland, from 30 September—3 October 2020. 

    Location: BCEC- Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Click here for more information 

  • Australia Vs New Zealand - Beldisloe Cup 

    Every year the Wallabies and the All Blacks do battle in a three-match series. Two of these matches also count towards the annual Rugby Championship.

    Australia may not have won The Bledisloe Cup since 2002, yet this has not lessened the competitiveness, passion and excitement that this competition brings.

    Rubgy Australia CEO Raelene Castle mentioned this of Suncorp Stadium, “Brisbane knows how to put on a great show and the Wallabies always have outstanding support every time they come to town. The Wallabies have a strong record at Suncorp Stadium, and it is no wonder that it is one of the favourite venues for our players.” - Brisbane Times

    Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium will play hosts to the Third test match on October 17 2020

    Click here to be on the waiting list. 

  • ICC Men's T20 World Cup

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the pinnacle global event for the fastest growing format of the game. In 2020, the world's best cricketers will be on show in Australia for two World Cups

    The Men's Tournament will be a spectacular global celebration with 45 matches, featuring 16 teams taking place across the country.

    The Brisbane Events 

    Saturday 31 October, 2020

    The Gabba, Brisbane

    Pakistan VS New Zealand 

    Australia  VS A1

    Monday 2 November, 2020

    The Gabba, Brisbane

    New Zealand VS A1

    Wednesday 4 November, 2020

    The Gabba, Brisbane

    England VS Afghanistan 

    For more information and tickets click here