10 Brisbane Events Happening In August 2016

Book Brisbane Bus Hire and Attend These August Events in Style!

Whether you are in the city of Brisbane on a vacation with family or a business trip with your colleagues, you are surely in for an exciting time in the coming month of August. There are plenty of events lined up throughout the course of month, and if you are looking to catch some of these, make sure to opt for bus hire in Brisbane for comfortable travelling. Let’s take a look at some of the top events happening in Brisbane this August!

Wheel & Walk Fun Run

The Wheel & Walk Fun Run is an annual family event that encourages participation of people from all walks of life. Whether you are a granny, grandpa, or a school going kid, people of all ages are welcome to participate in this fun run event that is scheduled to take place at the Captain Burke Park on the 1st of August. The full running length is 5 km, which can be shortened to 2 km for people on wheels. By gracing the event, you also play an important part in contributing towards the efforts put forward by SBH Queensland.

Ekka 2016

The premium agricultural show, Ekka, is back in 2016 with a complete family amusement package. There are fun activities for children and live entertainment shows for adults. You’ll be amazed to discover the bush culture of Australia, which includes stock whip and wood chopping competitions. The Ekka entertainment nights will witness a packed stadium with people from diverse backgrounds under one roof. Scheduled to be held over a couple of weekends from August 5 to 18, Brisbane has its Ekka Day on the 10th. You will get to explore all kinds of traditional skills that have built the culture of the nation. And, of course, the live music shows along with delectable Australian food are sure to give you a wonderful time out there at the centre.

Greazefest Kustom Kulture Festival

Have you ever seen a dazzling collection of hot rods? Well, this Greazefest event is a one of a kind festival where you will witness two days (5-7 August) of more than 500 vintage vehicles. There will be numerous artistic demonstrations, market stalls and a pin-up parade. The stalls will feature artwork, toy cards, tikis, vintage wares, rockabilly clothing and hair stylists. The unique part of this festival will be the tiki-themed oasis, where people can chill out with complete refreshment packages. Also, there will be photography workshops, tiki carving classes, and many other artistic programmes.


Three of Toowomba’s pubs have combined forces to launch the first ever beer festival in 2015, and with huge success last year, this festival will hit Brisbane again on 6th of August, 2016. You will get an exclusive access to an exquisite session of craft beer on tap at three locations including Tapestry Bar, Spotted Cow Hotel and The Mort Estate Hotel. Do not miss the opportunity to taste the finest beers that linger on the buds like a blooming flower!

Pierce the Veil Australian Tour

One of the most thrilling rock bands in the music world, Pierce the Veil will take the stage at Eaton Hills Hotel on 16th of August to celebrate the release of their highly anticipated album, Misadventures. The show will feature special guest appearance by one of Canada’s finest hardcore bands, Silverstein. You can expect the atmosphere to be filled with electrifying music when the San Diego natives take the matter into their hands.

55th Spirit of India: Sujata Odissi Dance

This event is a must-attend for anyone who is a fan of Indian classical Odissi dancing, and especially when it is going to be performed by the popular classical dancer, Sujata Mohapatra, who will tap to the secular and divine music in the Ian Hanger Recital Hall on the 19th of August. This national icon from Orissa, India, is a masterpiece in depicting themes of love in various manifestations that are demonstrated by her epic dancing steps.

The Mummy Tree Markets

On the 20th of August, the Kedron Wavell Services Club will host the Mummy Tree markets that are known to provide a wide array of exotic, unique, and quality services and products which you cannot normally find in the local markets of Brisbane. It’s basically a boutique family market where you can avail innovative yet useful products for toddlers, teenagers, adults, and seniors.

Scott Aukerman – Comedy Bang! Bang! Tour

Give yourself a complete dose of laughter and fun at the Brisbane City Hall, when the famous comedian, Scott Aukerman, along with other special guests will tickle your laughing bones on August 25, for the first time in Australia. Comedy Bang! Bang! is actually the name of a weekly podcast that began in 2009 and became a TV show in 2012. The event will feature funny comedians and engaging content that is sure to give you a good laugh.

Redcliffe Kitefest

Flying kites can offer you immense joy, irrespective of your age and ability. The Redcliffe Kitefest which is due to take place at the Pelican Park on the 27th of August will witness different shapes and sizes of kites filling the sky. The live stage performances, along with Fizzics Science Show will leave you astounded. There will be aerobatic displays, kite-making workshops, carnival rides and water shows. Families can indulge themselves completely in the fun atmosphere, while also exploring the markets and enjoying live music.

Lions Moreton Bay 100

Want to experience a thrilling cycling event with an ultimate rush of adrenaline? On 28th of August, attendees will gather at the Pine Rivers Show Grounds to ride their way across the Morton Bay and back to the origin through the Bracken Bridge. You can also opt for the Classic ride (65 km) or Century ride (100 km). In case you are not looking to stretch much, there will be drinks provided at different stops on the route track. All the funds raised through this event will go towards helping needy people in the age group of 11-15 years.

If you are planning to attend these events with a big group, it’s advisable to opt for Brisbane bus hire to help you get around destinations conveniently. Try our fleet of vehicles today and see how worthwhile it is to travel in utmost comfort without breaking the bank!

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