What’s on in Brisbane August 2020

It’s lovely to see Queensland slowly returning to its usual, lively self. With plenty of interstate visitors and relaxed restrictions for the locals, Brisbane’s exciting events calendar is once again full, with additional COVID-safe procedures in place to ensure maximum health and safety. Keep reading to find out what’s on in Brisbane in August 2020.


Theatreroo Presents Utopia

Where: Loft West End

When: Saturday 1st August, 7 pm and 9 pm

Price: $37.50

Theathreroo is premiering a brand new musical next month: Utopia – the Amazing Australian Paraguay Story. The show is a 60-minute cabaret featuring some of the best actors in Queensland and promises to be a fun and entertaining evening. Tickets are strictly limited due to social distancing rules, so don’t delay! Website


Ekka Time

Where: Skygate

When: Friday 7th – Sunday 9th, and Friday 14th – Sunday 16th August

Price: $5.50

With Ekka, Queensland’s largest annual event, unfortunately cancelled this year due to COVID, Skygate Home & Life has stepped up to ensure that you can still enjoy the iconic strawberry sundaes. All proceeds will go towards the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation, and The Common Good to help fund medical research.  Website


Big Band Cabaret Dinner & Show

Where: Cloudland

When: Friday 14th and Friday 28th August

Price: $119

The Big Band Cabaret Dinner & Show is a tribute to the 1920s, the speakeasy, and the grand music halls of the era. Cloudland’s newly renovated ballroom provides the perfect venue. The show includes a swinging stage performance, whilst you enjoy a delicious three-course dinner, along with a three-hour drinks package.  Website


Camerata Cabaret

Where: The Common at West Village

When: Saturday 15th and Saturday 22nd August

Price: $100 per four-seat table

Fill your ears with the exquisite music of Camerata, Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, as you nibble on cheese grazing platters by Say Cheese and sweet canapés, whilst sipping wine. Saturday 15th will celebrate classical music, with a focus on Mozart, whilst the 22nd will feature some of the best songs from cinematic films. Website


Hey Felicia! A Drag and Dine Musical

Where: Cloudland

When: Friday 21st August

Price: $95

Fluffy and Harry K productions present a unique way to Drag and Dine in Brisbane, from the crew behind Cloudland’s Brunch with Bite. Five iconic Brisbane drag queens will be performing songs from your favourite musicals, along with popular anthems. Your ticket includes the show as well as an alternate-drop main course and two-hour drinks package.  Website


Mould: A Cheese Festival

Where: John Reid Pavilion, Brisbane Show Grounds

When: Friday 28th – Sunday 30th August

Price: $45

Originally scheduled for March and postponed due to COVID, Mould Cheese Festival will now go ahead in August. 1.5 tonnes of cheese has been made by independent cheesemakers, especially for the event. For those who can’t make the new date, there is a Quaran-Cheese List with other ways to purchase these mouthwatering delights.  Website


Roller Disco Brunch

Where: Concept, Fortitude Valley

When: Friday 28th August and Saturday 29th August

Price: $65

Glide through Brisbane and into the 80s at the Roller Disco Brunch. Your ticket includes entry and skate hire, as well as unlimited pizza and mimosas. Prizes are awarded for the best dressed, so dig out your bright leotards, sparkles, and neon, and get ready to bust out some classic disco moves to your favourite retro classics.  Website

Black Bear Outta Hibernation! Featuring Ashgroove, Crooked Tooth, and Bare Beets

Where: Black Bear Lodge

When: Friday 28th August

Price: $15

After a brief COVID hibernation, live music is coming back to Brisbane, headlined by Ashgroove. Conceived in Brisbane, Ashgroove is a five-piece band blending pop and rock for awesome, catchy tunes. They’ll be supported by popular Brisbane-based bands Bare Beets and Crooked Tooth.  Website