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Spring in Brisbane: The City’s Favourite Season

Local Events
8th December 2023

Excitement is building in Brisbane as the warmer months of spring inch closer and closer, promising along with them an unmissable itinerary of vibrant events. If you’re looking for an escape to explore, experience something new and embrace the warmer months in style, Brisbane is the perfect vacation destination.

Thursday, August 31st – Tuesday, October 3rd

Experience Brisbane’s City Botanical Gardens in a whole new light. After raging international success, Lightscape is bringing its showcase right to our doorstep. Wander along a two-kilometre journey through the gardens as night falls and enjoy the spectacular display of light, colour and sound.

Lightscape Brisbane
Image via Brisbane Festival, Lightscape

Brisbane Festival
Friday, September 1st – Saturday, September 23rd

For locals and tourists alike, the city’s own Brisbane Festival is an extraordinary experience not to be missed. A world-class compilation of performances and showcases celebrating theatre, art, music, culture, and the iconic Riverfire fireworks display, Brisbane Festival encapsulates the incredibly creative, free and beautiful personality of Brisbane in a series of events that offer something new and exciting for everyone.

Brisbane Festival
Image via Instagram, @brisbanefestival

Tuesday, September 5th – Friday, September 8th

Attention music lovers: this one’s for you. Over four days, Brisbane’s annual BIGSOUND Festival returns to inject Fortitude Valley with an eclectic glimpse into the future of Australian music. Bringing together 150 up-and-coming talented artists, BIGSOUND is known as the launch pad for some of tomorrow’s biggest stars in the industry, kickstarting the careers of Flume, Rufus, Tones and I, and more.

Image via Instagram, @bigsound

Take to the road

If you have a car at your disposal, the surrounding regions of South-East Queensland are only a short journey away and have just as much to offer. Below are just a few events topping our list…

Carnival of Flowers
Toowoomba, 2 hours west of Brisbane
Friday, September 1st – Saturday, September 30th

As far as spring events go, the Carnival of Flowers is perhaps the most fitting of them all. Originally established in 1949, this has flourished to be an iconic annual event in Queensland. Hosted in the charming town of Toowoomba, experience an amazing display of floral arrangements like you’ve never seen before. Aside from admiring over 190,000 blooms, enjoy live music, sample mouth-watering local produce at the Festival of Food and Wine, discover beautiful artistic work from local talent, and more.

Toowoomba Flower Carnival
Image via Instagram, @toowoombacarnivalflowers

Caloundra Music Festival
Caloundra, 2 hours north of Brisbane
Friday, September 29th – Sunday, October 1st

Head up north for a fabulous weekend of ‘Sun, Surf and Soul’ at Kings Beach. For the 16th year running, the Caloundra Music Festival boasts an impressive lineup featuring both international and local musicians. Enjoy a diverse music scene, the fabulous food and culture of the Sunshine Coast, and – of course – the unbeatable weather of the Sunshine State from the stunning beachside venue.

Caloundra Music Festival
Image via Instagram, @caloundramusicfestival

SWELL Sculpture Festival
Gold Coast, 1.5 hours south of Brisbane
Friday, September 8th – Sunday, September 17th

To top off our list, venture down south to one of the world’s most stunning beaches for Queensland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition: Swell. Taking place along Currumbin Beach, the Swell Sculpture Festival combines the inspiring and thought-provoking work of local and international artists of all levels with the breathtaking coastal scenery of the Gold Coast, making for a perfect day out.

Image via Instagram, @swellsculpure. Captured by Fotomedia.

Don’t miss out as Brisbane comes alive with an incredible itinerary of events for spring. Stay close to the action at View Brisbane, situated on the outskirts of the city for ultimate convenience and alongside the Brisbane River for spectacular views. If a spring break is on your agenda, we look forward to hosting you.