August in Brisbane & Queensland

August is Ekka time in Brisbane! It's also whale-watching season and Children's Book Week.

August 2019 Events in Brisbane and Queensland

  • 9 to 18 August 2019 – The Ekka – The Royal Queensland Show at RNA Showgrounds.
    • 12 August (Monday) 2019 – Ekka Show Holiday in Surrounding Regions – in Logan City, City of Redland, Lockyer Valley Region, Moreton Bay Region, Scenic Rim Region, Somerset Region, Shire of Balonne, Toowoomba Region (that part of the former Rosalie Shire including the areas of Yarraman, Upper Yarraman & Cooyar areas), South Burnett Region, North Burnett Region (Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto and Mount Perry Areas), Bundaberg Region (within the postcode of 4671), Goondiwindi Region (for that area covered by the former Shire of Inglewood within the boundaries of the parishes of Wyemo, Beebo, Texas, Silverspur, Arcot, Gunyan, Bonshaw, Maiden Head, Aitkin's Flat & the town of Texas). See the official government site for verification
    • 14 August (Wednesday) 2019 – Ekka Show Day Holiday Brisbane (People's Day) – Public holiday in City of Brisbane only.
  • 17 to 23 August 2019 – CBCA Children’s Book Week – Celebrating Australian books, authors and illustrators. The 2019 Book Week theme is Reading is My Secret Power (see our BCL page on Book Week).

August Events from the forum

These events are in the order that they have been posted - not in date order.