If you’re going to be in Brisbane this August, I have some great news for you! Brisbane is known for hosting fantastic events all year round and some of the best Brisbane events of the year are held in August. From dance performances to marathons and live sports, there’s a lot to look forward to this season.
As a local, I know that these events attract thousands of visitors each year. As the manager of Bridgewater Terraces, I know it means an increase in guests which is always something we welcome. If you haven’t planned to visit Brisbane this August, it’s high time you do so. These events are certainly not to be missed.
Continue reading this article as I list 5 of the best Brisbane events to be held this August.
1. Lest We Forget presented by Queensland Ballet
A dance performance to be presented by the Queensland Ballet from 29th July to 6th August, Lest We Forget is a poignant reflection on the theme of war. Orchestrated by three of the best working choreographers today – Ma Cong, Natalie Weir and Paul Taylor, this dance performance will invoke feelings of commitment, passion, love and human relationships. Inspired by songs about the World Wars, this performance will focus on bittersweet contradictions. If you’re interested in arts, you mustn’t miss out on this performance. An event suitable for people of all ages, this dance performance will be held at the Playhouse, QPAC. Tickets for the event are priced from $55 up to $100. If you are planning to be in town to see a performance, I recommend our holiday apartments at Bridgewater Terraces for your Brisbane accommodation.
2. Brisbane Marathon
This year will showcase the special 25th anniversary of the famous Brisbane Marathon festival. Scheduled to be held on 7th August, thousands of people have already registered for this event. There are several events for you to take part in, which include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Run/Walk, 5 km Run/Walk and 2.2km Kids Mini Marathon. While you’re enjoying these Brisbane events, you can also spend some quality time in the city enjoying other outdoor activities, eating, shopping and enjoying the vibrant lifestyle. For your event accommodation, consider our 1, 2 and 3 bedroom holiday apartments while you’re here.
3. Brisbane Broncos home games
Brisbane Broncos will be in action on 12th August and 19th August at Suncorp Stadium. Our home town team will be playing against the Eels and the Bulldogs. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or you simply like watching live sport, make sure to be in the city around these dates. Stay with us at Bridgewater Terraces in Kangaroo Point and you’ll just be 5km away (an 8 minute drive) to the Suncorp stadium – where all the action awaits you! The live action will definitely prove to be an unforgettable experience, if not the highlight of your holiday.
4. EKKA Brisbane Show
While there are certainly many Brisbane events to look forward to this year, you simply cannot miss out on the EKKA Brisbane Show. By far the largest event to be held Brisbane, the annual EKKA showcases new and upcoming products from all over the world. Along with exhibitions, there are several other cultural attractions featured as well. Scheduled to be held from August 5th to August 14th, I encourage you to book your Brisbane holiday around these dates, especially if you’ll have the little ones in toe. Consider booking your accommodation with us at Bridgewater Terraces, and you will be just 3km from the Brisbane Showground, where the EKKA is held. The EKKA is known to draw visitors in excess of 400,000 each year and make sure that you are a part of the crowd this year.
5. Brisbane Boat Show
The Brisbane Boat Show is scheduled to be held on 19th August to 21st August this year. A premier boating event which has been around for over 50 years now, this event is the perfect place for boat enthusiasts to make a purchase. The largest international boat show of the Southern Hemisphere, this is the flagship event of the city considering many other Brisbane events. Even if you’re not into boats, you should definitely head to South Bank as there are many other attractions to look forward to. Best of all, South Bank is just minutes away from our Kangaroo Point holiday apartments – so should you choose to stay with us, you’ll have no trouble getting to this event.
The Bottom Line:
Plan a Brisbane holiday this August and you’re certainly in for some fun. You can watch a wonderful dance performance entitled Lest We Forget which will be presented by the Queensland Ballet. You can also be a part of the Brisbane Marathon with thousands of other participants or see the Brisbane Broncos in action at Suncorp Stadium. August is also home to Brisbane’s biggest event – the EKKA show which is ideal for families. Finally, the largest international boat show in the Southern Hemisphere, the Brisbane Boat Show will also be hosted in August. With so many Brisbane events lined up in one single month, August is definitely the time for you book your Brisbane holiday.
For your Brisbane holiday, choose to stay at Bridgewater Terraces holiday apartments. Located in Kangaroo Point, we offer affordable 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom holiday apartments. Stay with us and you’ll be close to all the events that I’ve mentioned above.
Contact us to book your accommodation today. We’d love to make you a reservation!