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.

  • Brisbane Writers Festival

    The Brisbane Writers Festival is a champion of creativity in Queensland. The Queensland Writers Festival is presented every September welcoming readers and writers alike, to ignite the imagination and foster creativity. The festival aims to connect Queenslanders through stories, bring communities togeather to share stories and experiences. A celebration of the power of literature presenting bravery, intregue, and thought provoking works, and further challenge the way we percieve the world.

  • Scandanavian Festival

    The Scandinavian Festival brings together Brisbane's communities from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia for a fabulous one day festival. With some 50 stalls, there's a smoargsboard of traditional foods and unique fashion in this celebration. With traditional dancing, arts, and entertainment for adults with the Lego play centre, painting, and games to keep the kids entertained this is an outing for the entire family.

  • Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest is back for its celebration of all things German. Enjoy dancing, yodelling, and singing in the festival, bring the kids along to the fun activities in the Kinder-zone. Check out the program for all the family friendly events and bring everyone along to experience the annual celebration. The showgrounds are transformed into a mini Bavaira with classic German foods; Bratwurst, Pork Knuckle along with a selection of German Beverages.

    For a comprehnsive list of whats available click here.

  • BeerInCider Experience

    BeerInCider returns to Brisbane showgrounds in September brining Australia’s best Food and Beverage. With a stellar music lineup you’ll be torn where to stop by first, will you get a limited time beer, or will you dance to the beat! We say stay to do both and have an amazing experience. Speaking of the experience its only the Food and Drink to look forward to, the ping pong arena has grown in the years from a single table to its own centerpiece, relive your school years in the handball courts and settle those schoolyard battles.

    For more information on tikets, food & beverage, and events click here.

  • Bigsound Music Festival

    The BigSound Music Festival is one of the largest in the southern hemisphere! Come and see the next best in music with a massive artist line up. Come and experience this global cultural mash and dance to the rhythm of of the next best artists. Over the four nights that Bigsound Fortitude Valley gets its most unique perfomances, with so much talent in such a small space its a thriving scene for music lovers to be able to walk into different clubs and listen to a unique performance.

    For more information about the Bigsound line up visit their website here.

  • Chinese Moon Festival

    The return of the Chinese Harvest Moon Festival to Fortitude Valley is set to make the mall glow. With spectacular lion and dragon dances, wandering entertainment, and traditional music the Moon Festival is a marvellous all-round celebration. With the local restaurants once more bringing out their best dishes for the festival goers aren't going to go hungry while their at the event.

    For a more comprehensive schedule and more infomration on the food, click here.

  • KISS: End of the Road Tour

    They’re the most iconic show in all Rock & Roll and they’re coming to Brisbane on their End of the Road Tour. These legends are an unmissable live experience for any fan of rock so be sure to join the army of fans ready to rock one last time with them since their first Australian debut in 1980. The End of the Road is here so be sure to take this final opportunity to see the greatest live for their last explosive performance.

    For more information about the End of the Road Tour click here.

  • Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

    Awarded Billboards most successful male artist of all time award, Sir Elton John is touring Australia and New Zealand in his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. Be sure not to miss out on what is sure to be the most legendary tour the star has conducted yet!

    For more information on the Yellow Brick Road Tour click here.

  • Brisbane Festival

    The Brisbane Festival is a month-long celebration of Brisbanes culture and attracts around a million people every year. The festival connects artists and audiences in many different acts to create a unique experience every year. The Festival is a showcase of Brisbanes culture and presents outstanding talent in an eruption of culture for the city to enjoy. There are various acts over the course of the month be sure to come and see the best Brisbane has to offer.

  • Sunsuper Riverfire

    Sunsuper Riverfire Celebrates the end of Brisbanes largest cultural festival. An explosive fireworks display conducted from bridges, barges and rooftops, with an aerial display from the ADF, the Riverfire will light up the sky on September 28th , come with us and enjoy this spectacular display of pyrotechnics!

  • 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.