What’s Happening in Brisbane This October


Well, build us up and call us buttercup! It seems Brisbane has no end of juicy goodies lined up for us this October, so here’s but a taster of what’s in store. We hope your schedule is nice and clear…


David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed                            

Date: 1 October

Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane

David Bowie was a formidable force in everything from film to fashion, but his music has made him an icon forever. To honour the passing of a true legend, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra has teamed up with superstars like iOTA, Deborah Conway and Adalita to stage the ultimate tribute concert. Featuring timeless classics like ‘Changes’, ‘China Girl’ and ‘Starman’, this is your chance to experience a banquet of Bowie’s greatest work like never before. Find out more


Oktoberfest Brisbane 2016

Date: 7 – 9 and 14 – 16 October

Location: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills

Ahh, Oktoberfest! Booze, merriment and huge tables stretching into the distance, all crammed into tents you could fit a circus in. The beer flows, the entertainment dazzles, and there’s enough hearty feeds to keep half of Bavaria fed. Expect nothing but the best in imported German goodness (the beers are brewed exclusively to the ‘Bavarian Purity Law’), as well as numerous cultural attractions, performances and a host of other seasonal joys to immerse yourself in. Compete for the Miss Oktoberfest title (hope your cow milking’s up to scratch), put your facial hair to the test in the ‘Beardmeister’ contest, and generally prepare for a good time. Prost! Find out more


Pinot Palooza

Date: 16 October

Location: Light Space, Fortitude Valley

If hearty ales aren’t your thing, how do you feel about a cheeky splash of Pinot Noir? Mmm, thought so! The fabulous Pinot Palooza is back in Brisbane for a triumphant fifth year running, boasting over 100 top-class wines, a fleet of lip-smacking food trucks, and a veritable Justice League of the city’s most talented sommeliers to guide you through the vines. Every ticket comes complete with an exceedingly swanky (and rather large) Plumm Vintage REDb glass which is yours to keep, so it’s an absolute must for lovers of all things red and grapey. Find out more


Brisbane Fashion Weekend

Date: 22 – 23 October

Location: Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills

How do you fancy getting an early peek at the latest work of Australia’s most coveted fashion maestros? What about front-row seats at the runway, exclusive offers on over 50 designers and discounted rates on their collections past and present? Doesn’t sound too bad, does it? We could definitely go for some of that. And so could you! All you have to do is get yourself over to Bowen Hills for the uber-cool Brisbane Fashion Weekend, where all your most stylish dreams come true. Oh, and we’d also highly suggest you that drop by the ‘Pamper Room’ and the ‘Champagne Lounge’ (as if you needed the suggestion!). Find out more


Image credit: Oktoberfest Brisbane


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