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May 30, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Officially kicking off Brisbane’s winter calendar, June offers everything from ice-skating Disney princesses to international rugby superstars.

The Color Run

Known as the ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet’, the Color Run is a unique paint race that sees participants covered with brightly coloured corn-starch.

1 June – Robelle Domain, Springfield Central

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Join in Queensland’s Cabaret Festival as music, dance, circus and burlesque shock, entertain and seduce Brisbane audiences.

6 June – 21 June – across Brisbane

Brisbane Racing Carnival

Glam up and gallop your way into Brisbane from 10 May and revel in the excitement and style of the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival, Queensland’s biggest racing event.

Until 7 June – Eagle Farm & Doomben Racecourses

Qantas Wallabies versus France

Show your colours by watching the Qantas Wallabies take on Les BleusFrance in the opening Rugby Test of the Castrol EDGE France Tour.

7 June – Suncorp Stadium

The Effect

Written by young British playwright Lucy Prebble, author of Broadway hitENRON and TV’s Secret Diary of a Call Girl, The Effect follows two young volunteers who agree to take part in a clinical drug trial.

7 June – 5 July – Queensland Theatre Company

Lifeline Bookfest

Literary lovers should head to the Lifeline Bookfest, one of the country’s biggest, to scour the spines of more than a million pre-loved books.

7 – 10 June – Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre

JUNEtunes Music Festival

Catch GANGgajang at the Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel, when the iconic Aussie band headlines the inaugural JUNEtunes Music Festival.

8 June – North Stradbroke Island

Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF)

This interactive and educational event is designed to stimulate awareness about environmental issues facing the community and, through education, empower residents to make a positive change.

8 June – Griffith University, Logan Campus

FIFA World Cup Live Site Events

You don’t have to be in Brazil to join the excitement of the FIFA World Cup, as King George Square transforms into Brisbane’s FIFA Live Site with Brazilian music, dance, capoeira performances, and live showings of the game.

13 June – 14 July – King George Square

Ipswich Cup

Join one of the city’s most anticipated events, The Ipswich Cup. With $200,000 in prize money, the cup attracts some of the best horses in the country.

14 June – Ipswich Turf Club


Sister event to Sydney’s City2Surf, City2South travels a spectacular 14km course crossing the Brisbane River three times. Elite runners, joggers, pram-pushers and walkers – lace up on your runners!

15 June – Brisbane City and South Bank

Out of the Box

Queensland’s best children’s festival returns to delight kids aged 8 and under. Now in its 22nd year, Out of Box offers dance, theatre and craft in a remarkable line-up of the country’s best artists, including Jay Laga’aia and Katie Noonan.

25 June – 2 July – Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Disney on Ice

Marvel at your favourite Disney characters and stories as they’re brought to life with the artistry of ice skating. An unforgettable family experience, Disney on Ice brings a touch of magic to Brisbane.

28 – 30 June – Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Eat Local Week – Lost World Farm Gate Festival

Producers along the Lost World tourist drive are opening their doors to the public, enabling visitors to buy fresh meat and produce direct from the farmer, tour a dairy farm, ride a horse, enter an art space and buy direct from the artist or try a cooking class.
28 June – Lost World, Scenic Rim

Romeo & Juliet

Experience Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-crossed lovers told through breathtaking, glorious dance. Exclusive to Brisbane, Queensland Ballet will be the first company in Australia to present Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece.

27 June – 5 July – Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Lockyer Powerfest

Witness high-speed powerboat racing in action followed by a celebration of music and food with classic, custom, vintage and collector vehicles on display.

28 – 29 June – Lake Dyer, Laidley


The relationship between food and art has never been so richly illustrated than it will be in GOMA’s latest exhibition, Harvest. The Gallery will serve up everything from seventeenth-century still-lifes to a delicious film program. Bon appétit.

28 June – 21 September – Gallery of Modern Art

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