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The Ultimate To-Do List for Brisbane in May 2024

Wednesday May 1, 2024 ● By Rachel Sanft // Place Estate Agents

As the days become shorter and the air a little fresher, you may be quick to assume you'll be out a lot less. Not to worry, Brisbane's May agenda is offering a plethora of activities to help keep you busy. From festivals to eateries, come along and explore what awaits you this month!


Paniyiri Greek Festival 2024: May 18 - 19

If you fancy a fresh greek salad, saganaki or perhaps a slow-cooked lamb shoulder, then Australia's longest-running cultural festival will be up your alley! Paniyiri, held in South Brisbane's Musgrave Park, attracts more than 50,000 people each year, and for good reason. The two-day extravaganza boasts food stalls as far as the eye can see in celebration of Greece's incredible culinary history. This will be complemented by Greek dance performances to the sweet sound of traditional Greek music. What more could you want? Ensure yourself a weekend of indulgence and secure your tickets here.

Paniyiri_Greek_Festival_The_Good_Guide_773x478The Paniyiri Greek Festival. Photo Credit: The Good Guide.

Brisbane Comedy Festival: April 26 - May 26

Australia's fastest-growing comedy event is taking place between Friday 26 April - Sunday 26 May at four iconic Brisbane venues and it might leave you in tears (happy ones hopefully). The festival will showcase over 100+ artists, including some of the world's most sought after comedians, as well as the industry's hottest new talent. Whether you're a comedy junkie or simply looking for something different to do, any show from this all-star lineup will not disappoint. With some shows already sold out in advance, we recommend not delaying getting your hands on tickets. For more information, visit their website here. 

Brisbane Street Art Festival 2024: May 4 - May 19

BSAF is back for its ninth year, ready to refresh the streets of Brisbane with a splash of colour. Globally and nationally recognised artists will join forces with local artists to transform the city's most popular landmarks into a canvas for incredible murals. Additionally, Superordinary Northshore are hosting large-scale exhibitions set to excite, powerful artist panel talks, and even an artist-led cycling tour highlighting the latest street art around town. Find tickets and a festival map here.

brisbane-street-art-festival-within-these-walls-exhibition-2022Brisbane Street Art Festival: "Within These Walls" exhibition. Photo credit: Samantha Townsend, Brisbane Street Art Festival, 2022.

The Brookfield Show: May 17th - 19th

Just 13kms outside of the CBD awaits the biggest 'little' country show. The entertainment schedule remains nothing short of extravagant with the highlight event being a full-length circus show brought to life by one of Cirque Du Soleil's Assistant Creative Directors.

Daytime attractions include roaming performers, talent shows, competitions and school bands. As the evening approaches, prepare for a captivating rodeo show, mesmerising trick horse riders, and a spectacular fireworks display to conclude the festivities. Running for only three days, this year's Brookfield Show is not something you'll want to miss. Click here for ticketing information.

Brookfield-Show-HorsePhoto credits: Andrew Jarvie Photography via www.brisbanekids.com.au

Mother's Day Twilight Markets - 3rd May

What better way to find a unique Mother's Day gift than at a pre-Mother's Day curated market? Showcasing over 40 stalls selling everything from homewares and handmade goodies to couture she'll love, the hardest job you'll have is deciding what to take home with you. Even better, this event will fit perfectly into your work day, allowing you to shop from 5-9pm.

Browsing has never been so pleasant, with live music on the lawn all evening, plus it's a pet-friendly event. To ensure you receive the full Gasworks experience, we recommend visiting with an empty stomach to take advantage of all the special offers from retailers. Happy shopping!

Festa Italiana: May 23 - May 26, May 30 - June 2

In case you've missed out on your chance to enjoy an Italian summer this year, there's no need to fret. Once again, Howard Smith Wharves has just the thing to cure your F.O.M.O. Naples born-and-bred chef and culinary expert, Orazio D'Elia of Bondi Beaches 'Da Orazio', has curated the ultimate Italian experience. In market-like fashion, the Felon's lawn you know and love will transform into the beholder of a live pasta station, live music, iconic spritzes, classic desserts and so much more. Free to enter, get your taste of Italy over two weekends in May from 4pm till late. Until then, Ciao!  

FESTA-ITALIANA-2024-DIGITAL-ASSETS-GALLERY_8Photo credits: Howard Smith Wharves - Festa Italiana

There you have it, the perfect variety of events to fill your calendar with this month. Autumn in Brisbane has never looked so good! To keep up with all things Brisbane and Real Estate, subscribe to our newsletter below. 

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