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Save the dates for a month-long of entertainment
This October, there will be a wide range of free & ticketed events across Brisbane and its surrounds. There will be something for everyone with the list below, including festivals, fairs, family-friendly events, sports, concerts, theatre, fundraising, and much more.

1. Redfest Strawberry Festival
When: Saturday, 1st -3rd October 2022- 9am-9pm and 3rd: 9am-4pm
Where: Raby Bay Harbour, Shore St, Cleveland
Cost: Adults: $12.50pp, Students: $5pp and Family: $25 per family
Details: This long-weekend festival will showcase non-stop entertainment, carnival rides, pop-ups, exhibitors, sample & tastings, exhibitions, displays, fireworks, amusement rides, a kids corner, live music performances, strawberry ice creams & other food stalls, showbags, and much more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from RedFest Strawberry Festival Facebook


2. City Sounds
When: 1-31st October 2022
Where: Various locations across Brisbane
Cost: Free
Details: Since 2000, City Sounds has been a popular outdoor free music event that is held weekly. City Sounds showcase up-and-coming local musicians performing live across Brisbane city. There is a bit of everything, including folk, alternative, jazz, electro, and more.

Click here for the website.

3. The Velvet Lounge
When: Saturday, 1st October 2022: From 8pm
Where: Ipswich Civic Centre,
Cost: $35 per person
Details: Singer/songwriter Carole Williams will be performing her new show, The Velvet Lounge, which will bring a soul-filled, powerful collection of songs in a quirky, seductive, and dark comedy that will break all the rules.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Ipswich Civic Centre Facebook


4. Nikki Osborne- Too Far
When: Saturday, 1st October 20225
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm
Cost: $35 per person
Details: Nikki Osborne is the host of Channel Ten's Just for Laughs-Uncut, which features comedy from Montreal that was deemed too naughty to be aired. Her Too Far show will include cheeky, controversial comedy.

Click here for the website.

5. Skunkhour
When: Saturday, 1st October 2022: From 8pm
Where: The Princess Theatre, 8 Annerley Rd, Woolloongabba
Cost: From $55.95 per person
Details: Legendary 90s alt-funk, soul-rock Skunkhour returns this October for a national tour celebrating the launch of their new four-track EP- "Parts of the Sun"- their first studio recording in 20 years.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from The Princess Theatre, Brisbane Facebook


6. GHMX- Gaming, Hobby & Model Expo
When: Saturday, 1st-2nd October 2022: 9am-5pm
Where: Strathpine Community Centre,
Cost: Adults: $15pp, Concession: $10pp and Family: $35 per family
Details: This Expo will showcase all things gaming, hobby and model with new top and card gaming tournaments, creative workshops, displays, pop-ups, exhibitors and retailers, GHMX Model Build Competition, stage panels, activities, live demonstrations, and much more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from GHMX Gaming, Hobby & Model Expo Facebook


7. Gran Slam Live
When: Sunday, 2nd October 2022: From 4pm
Where: Redland Performing Arts Centre,
Cost: Tickets start from $25 per person
Details: Hosted by award-winning comedian Jenny Wynter and Australian Hip Hop legend Morganics, Gram Slam Live features comedy, music, and poetry from razor-sharp collective poetic stars aged 65 to 99. They will battle it out with hilarious insights into life, aging, freedom, and everything in between for a cash and publishing prize.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Redland Performing Arts Centre Facebook


8. Gold- The Ulitmate ABBA Show
When: Sunday, 2nd October 2022: 7pm-10pm
Where: The Tivoli, 52 Costin St, Fortitude Valley
Cost: From $45pp
Details: The Ultimate ABBA Show is back to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of ABBA'S Iconic 1977 Tour! The performance will feature chart-topping hits like "S.O.S", "Mamma Mia", "Dancing Queen", ABBA's 2021 reunion hits "I Still Have Faith In You", "Don't Shut Me Down", and much more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Gold - The Ultimate ABBA Show Facebook


9. Emmanuel Twilight Festival
When: Monday, 3rd October 2022: 2pm-9pm
Where: Birmingham Rd, Carrara
Cost: Free
Details: This Festival will be jam-packed with entertainment, carnival and amusement rides (rides pass available for $35pp), live performances, food stalls/trucks, raffles, auctions, face painting, showbags, chocolate wheel, activities, displays, and much more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Emmanuel Twilight Festival Facebook


10. The Boys by Gordon Graham
When: Tuesday, 4th-22nd October 2022
Where: PIP Theatre, 20 Park Rd, Milton
Cost: Tickets range from $30-$60pp
Details: First performed in 1922 and never professionally produced in Brisbane, The Boys is about Brett Sprague, who is just out of jail. He reunites with his mum Sandra and brothers Glenn and Stevie and is ready to reclaim his life. But things have changed while Brett's been inside. Girlfriend Michelle may have moved on, Glenn's moved out, and Stevie's about to be a dad.

As Brett's disruptive force takes hold, tensions flare, and Brett embarks on a drink-fuelled rampage, sweeping his brothers along with him – with terrifying consequences.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from PIP Theatre Facebook


11. Go Pink Charity Luncheon
When: Wednesday, 5th October 2022: 11am-2pm
Where: Club Services Ipswich, 5a Lowry Street, North Ipswich
Cost: $34.90pp
Details: Club Services Ipswich's annual Go Pink Charity Luncheon is back and is raising funds for the Ipswich Hospital Foundation for breast cancer care at West Moreton Health.

The event will celebrate 25 years of breast screen Ipswich, and proceeds from raffles and tickets will go towards the foundation.

The event will feature guest speakers, door prizes, bubbles on arrival, a 2-course meal, raffles, and more. Do not forget to come dressed in your best pink outfit for the best-dressed in pink prizes.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from CSI - Club Services Ipswich Facebook


12. Dettol T201 Series vs West Indies/ 1st T201
When: Wednesday, 5th October 2022
Where: Metricon Stadium, Nerang Broadbeach Rd, Carrara
Cost: See website.
Details: Australia will take on the West Indies in the final countdown to the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

Click here for the website.

13. Camerata and Emily Wurramara
When: Thursday, 6th October 2022: From 7:30pm
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Drive, New Farm
Cost: Adults: $56pp & Concession: $51pp
Details: Award-winning First Nations performer Emily Wurramarra will share the stage with Camerata- Queensland Chamber Orchestra with storytelling enriched by the powerful string sounds of Camerata. Anindilyakwa, Emily will perform a selection of her original songs and some of Camerata's favourite pieces, singing in both English and her People's language.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from BRISBANE POWERHOUSE Facebook


14. Brisbane Blaze v Canberra Chill
When: Thursday, 6th October 2022: 5pm-10pm
Where: State Hockey Centre,
Cost: See website.
Details: See the Blaze take on Canberra Chill in their first-time home game of the season.

Click here for the website.

15. Brisbane Business and Jobs Expo
When: Thursday, 6th October 2022: 10am-3:30pm
Where: Nissan Arena, 590 Mains Rd, Nathan
Cost: $5pp
Details: This year the Expo will showcase the most extensive local business event in Brisbane with over 290 exhibiting companies and 28 event sponsors. There will be displays from providers, workshops, speaker programs, over 300 exhibitors, food trucks, live entertainment, a free headshot hub, a free massage hub, speed networking, panel session, and more.

Click here for the website.

16. Airplay- Chamber Music Concert
When: Thursday, 6th October 2022: 7pm-8pm
Where: Studio 7, 33 Vulture St, West End
Cost: Adults: $50pp, Concession: $45pp & Student: $20pp
Details: The Music Concert will include Ensemble Trivium, one of Brisbane's leading chamber music collectives, where they will be performing in their pop-up venue. The program will consist of Trio in B-flat major op.61, no.5, Little Suite for Woodwind Trio, Three Pieces for Woodwind Trio, Fragments for Woodwind Trio, Sonata for clarinet and bassoon, and Bachianas Brasileiras No.6 for flute and bassoon.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Ensemble Trivium Facebook


17. Dettol T201 Series vs West Indies/2nd T201
When: Friday, 9th October 2022
Where: The Gabba,
Cost: See website.
Details: Australia will take on the West Indies in the final countdown to the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

Click here for the website.

18. Movie in the Park
When: Friday, 7th October 2022: From 8pm
Where: Morayfield State School, 196-230 Morayfield Rd, Morayfield
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly night out will feature the family-friendly screening of Disney's Jungle Cruise. The movie is based on Disneyland's most iconic theme park ride, Disney's Jungle Cruise.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from What's On Moreton Bay Facebook


19. Oktoberfest Brisbane
When: Friday, 7th & 9th and 14th-16th October 2022
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds,
Cost: From $40pp
Details: Oktoberfest will return and feature Australia's biggest and most authentic annual celebration. Tastings, pop-ups, Biergarten, Bavarian flare, live performances, festivities, activities, entertainment, music, plentiful food and drinks, Autoshow, VIP experiences, displays, demonstrations, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Oktoberfest Brisbane Facebook


20. Fangtastic Fete
When: Friday, 7th October 2022: 4pm-9pm
Where: Morningside State School, Pashen St, Morningside
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly event will showcase entertainment, activities, food, carnival & amusement rides, live music, games, a mega raffle, and much more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Morningside State School P&C Facebook


20. Amazing Funfair
When: Saturday, 8th October 2022: 3pm-8pm
Where: Rivermount Collage, Rivermount Drive, Yatala
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly fair will showcase entertainment, family-friendly festivities, activities, market stalls, carnival rides, fireworks, sideshow alley, art auction, live music, food stalls/trucks, laser skirmish, prizes to be won, showbags, and much more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Rivermount College Facebook


21. Chirn Park Street Festival
When: Saturday, 8th October 2022: 3pm-9pm
Where: Chirn Park, Gold Coast
Cost: Free
Details: This free family-friendly Festival will be jam-packed with entertainment, live music, roving performers, kid's activities, food stalls/trucks and local food, business specials, community groups, market stalls, displays, live performances, activities, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Chirn Park Street Festival Facebook


22. Zillmere Festival
When: Saturday, 8th October 2022: 10am-3pm
Where: O'Callaghan Park, Zillmere
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Festival will showcase entertainment, activities celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Brisbane's northside, market stalls, international food, world music & dance, performances, demonstrations, workshops, kid's activities, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Zillmere Festival Facebook


23. QR Spring Drift Matsuri
When: Saturday, 8th & 9th October 2022
Where: Queensland Raceway, 113 Champions Way, Willowbank
Cost: See website.
Details: Australia's best Drift Matsuri events returns this October with the biggest drifting events held in Australia. There will be two days of non-stop drifting action with 250 entries and four drifting circuits.

Click here for the website.

24. Kingston Butter Factory Markets
When: Saturday, 8th October 2022: 7am-12pm
Where: Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct, 270 Jacaranda Ave, Kingston
Cost: Free
Details: These Markets will feature local produce, hot food, coffee vans, handmade boutique stalls, child-friendly activities, and live local entertainment.

Click here for the website.

25. 12th Annual Walk for Awareness
When: Sunday, 9th October 2022
Where: Story Bridge at Captain Burke Park,
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: Australia's biggest walk for mental health is back for its 12th year with a mission to encourage more Aussies to take on the physical challenge and fundraise.

The event helps to raise awareness and spark conversation about mental health. The Walk or Run is a 9km track.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Mental Awareness Foundation Facebook


26. Bubbarama
When: Sunday, 9th October 2022: 9am-2pm
Where: Carrara Markets,
Cost: Free
Details: This Baby & Children's Market will showcase one day of the ultimate buy and sell for new, pre-loved and handmade fashion, toys, books, nursery items, décor, bikes, skateboards, and everything for else for babies and kids.

There will also be entertainment, kid's activities, a live kids DJ, face painting, pony rides, an animal farm, a bungee trampoline, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Bubbarama Facebook


27. Brisbane Wedding Expo
When: Sunday, 9th October 2022: 9am-3pm
Where: Royal International Convention Centre, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
Cost: Free
Details: This Expo will showcase all things wedding and bridal with exhibitors, new products and ideas, displays, prizes to be won, and live music entertainment.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Your Local Wedding Guide Facebook


28. Swan Lake- Royal Czech Ballet
When: Monday, 12th October 2022: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Ipswich Civic Centre,
Cost: Adults: $105pp, Concession: $95pp & Children: $65pp
Details: This October, the Royal Czech Ballet will be visiting Australia for the first time with Swan Lake, the most loved classical ballet.
This masterpiece performance will include two acts and follows the original storyline with traditional choreographic revisions by Marius Pepita.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Ipswich Civic Centre Facebook


29. Brisbane Craft & Quilt Fair
When: Monday, 12th-16th October 2022: 10am-4pm
Where: Brisbane Exhibition Centre, South Bank
Cost: Adults: $12pp, Seniors: $21pp, Children (5-16yrs): $8pp, Family (2 adults 2 kids): $53 per family- online tickets, see website.
Details: This Fair will showcase all things craft and quilt with exhibitors, displays, specialist supplies, guest artists, studio classes, talks, workshops, demonstrations, pop-ups, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from IntoCraft Facebook


30. Brisbane Shakespeare Festival
When: Friday, 14th-16th October 2022: 4pm-8pm
Where: Roma Street Parklands Amphitheatre, Roma Steet,
Cost: Friday Adults: $10pp, Saturday & Sunday Adults: $15pp, Students: Free & Children: Free
Details: This festival will showcase performances of Romeo and Juliet, activities, music, sword fighting demonstrations, Shakespeare period dancing, lectures, kid's activities, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Brisbane Shakespeare Festival Facebook


31. Brisbane Fringe Festival
When: Friday, 14th October 2022-5th November 2022
Where: Various locations across Brisbane
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: The Brisbane Fringe Festival returns, and it will showcase new artists, new performances, comedy, circus, music, theatre, drama, arts, poetry, cabaret, improv, storytelling, workshops, and much more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Fringe Brisbane Facebook


32. Mogganza Festival
When: Friday, 14th October 2022: 3:45pm-8:45pm
Where: Moggill State School, Moggill Rd, Moggill
Cost: Free
Details: Mogganza will be jam-packed with entertainment, carnival rides, amusements, novelties, games, market stalls, food trucks/stalls, activities, and much more.

%7D]Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Moggill SS P&C Facebook


33. Qld Racing Driver's Championship-Round 9
When: Saturday, 15th October 2022: 8am-5pm
Where: Queensland Raceway,
Cost: Adults: $40pp Weekend Pass, Saturday Adults: $20pp, Sunday Adults: $30pp & Children under 12yrs: Free
Details: This Championship will feature more than 100 talented newcomers and experienced drivers. The spectator viewing will be excellent, with a flat layout of the circuit and spectator mounds.

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34.Oyster & Seafood Festival
When: Saturday, 15th October 2022: 12pm-8pm
Where: Sandstone Point Hotel, Sandstone Point
Cost: Adults from $7pp & Children from $5pp
Details: The Festival will feature fresh seafood, oyster eating competitions, prawn peeling competitions, celebrity chef demonstrations, entertainment, live music, firework, seafood markets, pop-ups, and much more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Sandstone Point Hotel Facebook


35. Movie in the Park
When: Saturday, 15th October 2022
Where: Morayfield East State School, Morayfield
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly event will showcase the popular movie Clifford the Big Red Dog. There will be food trucks/stalls, the Ausbuild Community Barbecue, movie snacks, popcorn, fairy floss, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from What's On Moreton Bay Facebook


36. Paniyiri Festival
When: Saturday, 15th- -16th October 2022: Saturday: 12pm-7pm & Sunday: 10am-7pm
Where: Musgrave Park, South Brisbane
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly multicultural Festival will showcase all things Greek with entertainment, stomping grapes, dance & music, performances, demonstrations, food stalls, market stalls, activities, displays, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Paniyiri Greek Festival Facebook


37. The John Lennon Songbook: The Princess Theatre
When: Sunday, 16th October 2022
Where: The Princess Theatre, 8 Annerley Rd, Woolloongabba
Cost: $65pp
Details: This concert will showcase an intimate take on classic hits, including the Imagine album favourites.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from The Princess Theatre, Brisbane Facebook


38. Take a Hike
When: Sunday, 16th October 2022: 7:30am-11am
Where: Kurilpa Park,
Cost: 5km: $30pp & 10km: $45pp
Details: This fundraising event helps to raise much-needed funds for the children in the AEIOU Centres and expand awareness for autism. There will be two distances: 5km and 10km. Gather a team or go solo and enjoy a morning along the stunning Brisbane River.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from AEIOU Foundation for Children with Autism Facebook


39. Sunnybank Hills State School Multifest
When: Friday, 21st October 2022: 3pm-9pm
Where: Sunnybank Hills State School, Symons Rd, Sunnybank
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly event is no ordinary school fete. The Multifest will showcase a jam-packed program of entertainment, activities, amusement & carnival rides ($35 unlimited pass), art auction, attractions, food stalls/trucks, non-stop stage entertainment, sideshow alley, fireworks, and more.

Click here for the website.

40. Good Food & Wine Show
When: Friday, 21st-23rd October 2022
Where: South Bank
Cost: See the website for all ticket pricing.
Details: This foodie and wine event will showcase pop-up restaurants, exhibitors, tasting & sampling, demonstrations, winemakers, distillers, stalls, masterclasses, celebrity chef classes, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Good Food & Wine Show Facebook


41. Mary Poppins- The Musical
When: Saturday, 22nd October 2022-11th December 2022
Where: QPAC, Lyric Theatre,
Cost: See the website for all tickets
Details: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Mary Poppins will be showcasing this October to December. The musical is adapted from the beloved stories by PL Travers and the original film; the world's favourite Nanny comes to life on stage in this unforgettable production.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Mary Poppins Australia Facebook


42. World Street Food & Entertainment Festival
When: Saturday, 22nd October 2022: 4 pm-8pm
Where: Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes
Cost: Free
Details: This foodie festival will celebrate over 30 plus countries and cultures with entertainment, food stalls, and much more.

%7D]Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Hope Church Facebook


43. Gold Coast Beer & Cider Festival
When: Saturday, 22nd October 2022: 11am-5pm
Where: Broadwater Parklands, Southport
Cost: Adults: $22.29pp & Children under 18yrs: Free
Details: This Festival will showcase an extensive array of beer, cider, and gourmet food with stalls, pop-ups, exhibitors, brewers, distilleries, and more. There will also be family-friendly activities, entertainment, tasting & sampling, kid's activities, charity auction, live music, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Gold Coast Beer & Cider Festival Facebook


44. Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase
When: Saturday, 22nd October 2022: 8pm-10pm
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse,
Cost: Adults: $39pp & Concession: $36pp
Details: The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will feature some of the festival's hottest acts for a spectacular two hours of non-stop laughs. The line-up will include veteran favourites and fresh emerging talents.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from BRISBANE POWERHOUSE Facebook


45. Chapel Hill State School Festival on the Hill
When: Saturday, 22nd October 2022: From 12:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Chapel Hill State School, 20 Iron Bark Rd, Chapel Hill
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly festival will showcase non-stop entertainment, amusement & carnival rides, activities, food stalls/trucks, live performances, fireworks, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Chapel Hill State School P&C Facebook


46. Gold Coast Car Show
When: Saturday, 22nd & 23rd October 2022
Where: Mudgeeraba Show Grounds, 115 Mudgeeraba Road Worongary
Cost: See the website for all ticket pricing.
Details: The show will showcase a massive display of cars, bikes, trucks, and retro caravans. There will be hot rods, muscle cars, classic cars, street cars, drag cars, cruisers, vintage, utes, and 4x4, as well as entertainment, amusement & carnival rides, market stalls, food & drink stalls/trucks, monster trucks, FMX stunts, fireworks, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Gold Coast Car Show Facebook


47. Sunnybank Community Twilight Markets
When: Friday, 28th October 2022: 4pm-8pm
Where: Eddington Street, Sunnybank
Cost: Free
Details: There will be a wide range of market stalls, entertainment, food stalls/trucks, carnival rides, performances, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Sunnybank State School Facebook


48. Briz Chilli Fest Halloween
When: Saturday, 29th October 2022: 12pm-10pm
Where: Rocklea Showgrounds,
Cost: Adults: $12pp, Concession $9pp, Children: $5pp, Family (2 adults up to 3kids) $30 per family, and VIP Couple Experience: $195 per couple
Details: Get spooky at this event! There will be entertainment, market stalls, herb & chilli plants, sauces & spices, mind-blowing hot sauce, celebrity guest chefs, workshops, live music, beer, wine, desserts, kid's activities, and much more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Briz Chilli Fest Halloween Facebook


49. Goodna Jacaranda Festival
When: Saturday, 29th & 30th October 2022
Where: 59 Woogaroo St, Goodna
Cost: Adults: $12pp & Children under 12yrs: Free
Details: The Festival will feature community events, non-stop entertainment, competitions, prizes to be won, a marketplace, food trucks, a sideshow alley, carnival rides, roving performers, live performances, displays, fireworks, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Goodna Jacaranda Festival Facebook


50. Blackwood Street Halloween Festival
When: Sunday, 30th October 2022
Where: Blackwood St, Mitchelton
Cost: Free
Details: The festival will showcase non-stop entertainment, festivities, market stalls, creative stations, live music, a street parade, food stalls/trucks, activities, and more.

Click here for the website.

Image courtesy from Blackwood Street Facebook
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What a comprehensive list. I interviewed the team from Gran Slam and it will just one of the great events happening
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