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.

  • 2019 State of Origin Game I

    The 2019 Holden State of Origin Series is here and the first game of the season is in Brisbane!

    With the Blues success in 2018, Queensland Maroon fans are striving to get their winnings back.

    To secure your tickets, click here.

  • Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

    The Winter Harvest Festival is a relaxed day out for families and food lovers. Meet the producers, taste the food, watch the cooking demonstrations and feast from the Scenic Rim’s smorgasbord of fresh produce. From 10am to 4pm on Saturday 6 July 2019 at Aratula

  • The Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival

    The Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival is a unique destination event set in North Stradbroke Island, just off the coast of Brisbane.

    The Straddie Salute features a range of events suited to all abilities including a road triathlon, off-road triathlon, beginners triathlon, kids duathlon and a fun run.

  • NRL Magic Round 2019

    Round 9 of the NRL Telstra Premiership will be at the one stadium in Brisbane. For 1 magic week all 16 NRL Teams will play at Suncorp Stadium, between 9th and 12th May 2019. This will be the biggest NRL event Brisbane has ever seen! You don't want to miss this one off event here in the heart of Brisbane.

    Book your tickets here.

  • World Science Festival 2019

    The World Science Festival is BACK! Better than ever, this cultural institution celebrates the entanglement of science and art through multiple programs and a variety of activies the kids will love.

    Book your tickets here

  • Cup of Nations

    FFA International will host Women's Football Cup of Nations at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday 3rd March 2019. Match one will see Argentina take on New Zealand with a 3pm kick off and match two will see Westfield Matildas and Korea Republic battle it out. Match two will kick off at 6pm.

    Get your tickets here!

  • BrisAsia Festival

    There is more to see and do with BrisAsia Festival from 9 February to 3 March. Discover interesting food through the food trails at Inala and Sunnybank and Dumpling Day at Bowen Hills, experience a cosplay event with the Summer Party or have a laugh with Crazy Funny Asians, their comedy event. With 100 events across the city over four weekends, this BrisAsia Festival is set to be bigger than ever.

  • Brisbane Comedy Festival 2019

    The Brisbane Comedy Festival is BACK! With more than 70 of the most hilarious and entertaining comedians in action, you're are sure to have an enjoyable time. 

    Book your tickets here.

  • The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9)

    Bringing significant art from across the Asia Pacific to Brisbane, the ambitious APT series returns to GOMA this summer. Uncover more than 400 artworks by over 80 individuals, collectives and groups that capture the energy of new art being created in Asia, the Pacific and Australia. 

    Click here for more information on this FREE event.

  • Monkeys! A Primate Story

    Go bananas for the world of primates at Queensland Museum's latest exhibition, Monkeys! A Primate Story. This collection has been over two centuries in the making with 60 spectacular taxidermy specimens and articulated skeletons. 

    Get your tickets here, with prices from $12.

  • Moonlight Cinema

    Australia's favourite and largest outdoor cinema is coming back to Brisbane! Watch advance screenings, summer blockbusters and cult classics under the stars at the Moonlight Cinema. Click here to get your tickets! Prices from $15.

  • 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.