What’s on in Brisbane in March, 2024 – 38 Great Ideas!

Finally, the cooler weather is almost here! So, what’s on in Brisbane in March? We’ve got St Patrick’s Day celebrations, which includes over two weeks of fun with the Brisbane Irish Festival. There’s also the World Science Festival, which includes nine days of nerdy activity in the Queensland Museum, and Australia’s largest international country music festival is on in Ipswich. What else? There are a few food festivals, some big musical acts in town, and a whole lot more!

Let’s get amongst it!

Events Running More Than One Week in March 2024 – What’s on in Brisbane in March

Outdoor Cinema in the Suburbs

  • What – the weather’s getting more bearable! And that means it’s a great time for outdoor cinemas in Brisbane, and the City Council has movies at several venues around the city. Click here for more info.
  • Where – various locales.
  • When – all March.

Brisbane Cycling Festival

  • What – events are on for cyclists of all levels including mount biking, velodrome and BMX races. The event includes a free pop-up festival village to welcome riders.
  • WhereBrisbane Showgrounds and King St Precinct.
  • When – all March.
What's on in Brisbane in March
The Brisbane Showgrounds in full swing

The Brisbane Irish Festival

  • What – St Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and to celebrate, the Irish Festival is in town. The festival features a variety of events – from parades, balls, concerts, dinners and movies. Find out more here.
  • Where – various locations.
  • When – March 2 – March 17.

Bemac – Creative Confluence

  • What – Queensland’s ‘most dynamic producer of multicultural arts’ is putting on a series of artistic and musical events to celebrate diversity.
  • Where – The Queensland Multicultural Centre.
  • When – March 9 – 25.

Eat Like a King

  • What – featuring amazing dining venues on King Street in Bowen Hills in celebration of community and, of course, food.
  • Where – King Street, Bowen Hills.
  • When – all March.

Easter at TopStroke

  • What – Easter-themed Mini Golf!
  • Where – TopStroke – Oxley Golf Club.
  • When – March 18 – 31.

Hiromi Tango

  • What – a ‘community-led project that will transform Adelaide Street Pavilion into a vibrant sanctuary, inspiring healing and social connection’.
  • Where – Adelaide Street Pavilion, Level 3, City Hall.
  • When – March 2 – 31, 10am – 5pm.
Brisbane City Hall

Nearly Midnight

  • Whatfanciful fun and whimsical artworks’ are on display at acclaimed local artist Rachel Burke’s exhibition Nearly Midnight. Find out more here.
  • Where – Brisbane Quarter, 300 George Street.
  • When – March 1 – March 27.

March 1 – 8, 2024 – What’s on in Brisbane in March


  • What –  a dramatic live theatre psychological thriller that stars the actor from Boy Swallows Universe.
  • Where – QPAC.
  • When – March 1 – 3.

Yothu Yindi

  • What – the legendary Yothu Yindi are back! Playing for one night only at the Brisbane Powerhouse.
  • Where – Brisbane Powerhouse.
  • When – March 2.

Girls Day Out

  • What – a host of activities targeted at the ladies, including stalls, food trucks, hair pampering stations, a gin cocktail bar, a fashion photo competition and more!
  • Where – Eagle Farm Racecourse.
  • When – March 2nd.

Mozart’s Jupiter – His Iconic Symphony

  • What – ‘an unconventional spin on an orchestral performance’ based on Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.
  • Where – Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, Griffith University.
  • When – March 1 – 2.

The Queensland Reptile Exhibition

  • What – pretty much what it says! An exhibition featuring a ton of reptiles in Brissie!
  • Where – John Reid Pavilion, Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills.
  • When – March 2 – 3, 9am – 4pm.

Angelique Kidjo

  • What – Five-time Grammy award winner and recognised by Time Magazine as one of the most 100 influential people of all time, Angelique Kidjo is performing world music at the QPAC Concert Hall.
  • Where – Concert Hall, QPAC.
  • When – March 4, 8pm.

The Wharf Revue: Pride in Prejudice

  • What – a satirical spin on Pride & Prejudice by some lads dressed up in ladies’ garb.
  • Where – Playhouse, QPAC.
  • When – March 5 – 9.

Wedding Showcase

  • What – Customs House is putting on a wedding showcase! Featuring the latest trends in weddings for the coming seasons, including flowers, cuisine, styling and a whole lot more.
  • Where – Customs House.
  • When – March 5 – 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Lydia Lunch + Joseph Keckler

  • What – ‘two of New York’s notorious performers come together to create an intimate evening of provocative musical poetry’.
  • Where – Brisbane Powerhouse.
  • When – March 7 – 8.
Brisbane Powerhouse

March 8 – 15, 2024 – What’s on in Brisbane in March

Proudfoot & Friends

  • What – a kid’s musical stage show spectacular featuring an ‘unforgettable cast of characters’.
  • Where – QPAC’s Cremorne Theatre.
  • When – March 8 – 10.

Aviation Experience Day

  • What – attention Aviation enthusiasts! Aviation High School has its annual Aerospace Experience Day! The day includes rocket launches, drone flying, flight simulators and more.
  • Where – Aviation High School.
  • When – March 9, 10am – 2pm.

Moreton Kids Festival

  • What – a festival featuring ‘five huge worlds of fun’ just for kids. Tickets include unlimited rides, live shows, kids’ activities, workshops, wildlife, technology displays, food trucks, markets and more!
  • Where – Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine.
  • When – March 10

Changing the Game

  • What – a ‘challenging conversation’ panel about what happens in the world of sport, women in sport and multiculturalism in sport.  
  • Where – Concert Hall, QPAC.
  • When – March 12, 7pm.

James Street Up Late

  • What – the only night of the year when all James Street businesses are open past 5pm. The street features, ‘smooth sounds and themed visuals’ with retail specials on.
  • Where – James Street Fortitude Valley.
  • When – March 14, 5pm – 8pm.


  • What – Australia’s biggest country music festival! The event features a varied lineup of amazing musicians from the USA, market stalls, food vendors and more! Find out more here.
  • Where – 38 Champions Way, Willowbank, Ipswich.
  • When – March 15.

Casino Royale in Concert

  • What – Daniel Craig’s debut performance on the big screen, accompanied by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
  • Where – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • When – March 15.
Me, getting some good bargains in the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

March 15 – 22, 2024 – What’s on in Brisbane in March

World Science Festival

  • What – a big one for this month is that the World Science Festival is in town! There are loads of cool events on at the Queensland Museum over nine days, which you can check out here.
  • Where – Queensland Museum.
  • When – March 15 – 24.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in Concert

  • What – screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows featuring live music by conductor Vanessa Scammell.
  • Where – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • When – March 16.

Fairy Tales Up Late

  • What – live music under a starry sky, enchanting art, stories, workshops and great food are just some of the things you’ll experience at Fairy Tales Up Late in GOMA.
  • Where – GOMA.
  • When – March 15 – 16.
Inside GOMA

The Smeds and The Smoos

  • What – live performance of the award-winning book, The Smeds and The Smoos.
  • Where – RPAC Concert Hall.
  • When – March 18, 10am.


  • What – due to popular demand, Pink is back! Check her out at Suncorp Stadium once again.
  • Where – Suncorp Stadium.
  • When – March 19.

St Patrick’s Day at The Plough Inn

  • What – celebrate St Patrick’s Day this month at the Plough Inn, which will be featuring rich, creamy Guinness, green goblin cocktails and an ‘array of Irish food specials’. There’ll also be live music from 1pm – 5pm.
  • Where – The Plough Inn, South Bank.
  • When – March 17.

Three Macindoe/McCartney/Large

  • What – an Australian dance collective featuring ‘three bold choreographic voices in a nexus of sound and performance’.
  • Where – Brisbane Powerhouse.
  • When – March 20 – 23.

Cultivating The Future of Food

  • What –  Torres Strait Islander journalist and broadcaster Rhianna Patrick and a panel of experts discuss the future of food from a First Nation’s perspective.
  • Where – Cremorne Theatre, QPAC.
  • When – March 21, 6pm – 7pm.

March 22 – 31, 2024 – What’s on in Brisbane in March

Social Science

  • What – as part of the World Science Festival, the Queensland Museum is hosting ‘Social Science’, which features an ‘adult only haven’ with workshops, live programming, activations, drinks and more!
  • Where – Queensland Museum, Level 2.
  • When – March 22, 6:30pm – 10:30pm.
The Queensland Museum

Brisbricks Chandler Lego Fan Event 2024

  • What – a BrisBricks Chandler Lego event over two days, featuring demonstrations, building participation and retail shops.
  • Where – Upper Community Hall, Mount Gravatt Showgrounds.
  • When – March 23 – 24.

City of Science

  • What – as part of the World Science Festival, South Bank Parklands is hosting the ‘City of Science’, which features ‘explosive presentations’, interactive displays and hands-on activities.
  • Where – South Bank Parklands.
  • When – March 23 – 24.
South Bank Parklands

Night of the Nerds

  • What – also as part of the World Science Festival, Night of the Nerds is Brisbane’s ‘delightfully dorky game show’. The event features an ABC breakfast presenter, an astrophysicist, a couple of professors, a comedian, and more.
  • Where – Concert Hall QPAC
  • When – March 23, 8 – 9:30pm.

Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race

  • What – a celebration of the 76th-anniversary yacht race from Brisbane to Gladstone. The ticketed event kicks off from Redcliffe Jetty and features morning tea and a gourmet lunch.
  • Where – Redcliffe Jetty, Redcliffe.
  • When – March 29, 9am.

James and the Giant Peach

  • What – a live stage play of Roald Dahl’s famous book, James and the Giant Peach.
  • Where – Playhouse QPAC.
  • When – March 30 – 31.

That’s a wrap for what’s on in Brisbane in March 2024. If there’s anything you think I’ve missed that you’d like me to add, get in touch via my contact page, in the comments section, or social media.

Enjoy the cooler weather!

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