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.

  • Frosty Fun at South Bank's Snow4Kids

    Snow4Kids has been delivering amazing real snow entertainment to the children of Brisbane at South Bank Parklands since 2013. 

    Snow4Kids 2019 is going to be bigger and better with a bigger snow area and increased Snow Making!

    Find out more here

  • Teneriffe Festival

    The Teneriffe Festival is a must do event on the Brisbane event calendar. With live entertainment, exceptional food, market stalls, and of course craft beer from the team at Green Beacon, mix and mingle with 50 000 other brisbanites and say cheers to you Teneriffe. This year is their 10th year celebrating what makes this part of town so special. 

    For more information click here.

  • Skating at Brisbane Festival

    Skating at Brisbane Festival is back for another year bringing winter magic to King George Square.

    This family friendly event is ideal for people of all ages and skill levels who want to have SNOW much fun over the winter!

    Whether you’re getting the family together for an extra-ordinary outing over the Winter school holidays… Or you want to spoil that special someone with an unique date night experience… Or even just get your mates together for an exciting adventure on the ice! Skating At is the COOLEST place to be this Winter!

    There's ice skating, ice sliding, rides, music, food and more. Open from 10am-9pm Monday to Wednesday, and 10am-10pm on Thursday to Sunday.

    For more information click here.


  • Brisbane Brazilian Carnival

    Come and enjoy the intoxicating beats of the drums and experience the vibrancy of Brazilian Carnival parade right here in Brisbane.  

    The event aims to replicate (albeit on a smaller scale) the music, alas (sections), vibrant costumes, and incredible samba dance as components of a traditional Brazilian carnival parade. 

    This is a FREE EVENT. Head to the Brunswick Street Mall in Fortitude Valley to catch the fun.

    After the parade, head to Cloudland for the after party to watch the best compete in the Australasian Samba Queen Competition.

  • Volleyball Nations League

    Brisbane will host the fifth round of the Volleyball Nations League - one of the most prestigious volleyball tournaments to be staged in Australia recently, taking on added significance ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The city will welcome teams and fans from Russia, Argentina and China as well as the Australian national team for the international series being held at the new Queensland State Netball Centre, June 28 – 30.

    Tickets available from $35.50.

  • Synthony

    Brisbane City Hall will be transformed as the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra performs the biggest electronic dance tracks of the last 30 years alongside feature vocalists, DJs and a state-of-the-art light, laser and visual show.

    For more information click here

  • 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

  • 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.