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Ekka Public Holiday must do's

Not heading to the Ekka for People's Day? There's plenty of ways to enjoy this mid-week public holiday in Brisbane with this list of 10 great things to do:

Five Flavours Beer Festival 

Spend the public holiday basking in winter sunshine down on the Brisbane river at Riverlife's historic naval stores, drinking craft beer, tucking into delicious food and listening to live acoustic acts...more

Espresso Martini Festival

The 2nd instalment of the popular Fish Lane Festival is being held during the afternoon of Ekka public holiday, with signature espresso martinis, food from local laneway outlets and live music...more   

West End to Broadway

Hear the Tony Award-winning show-stoppers from West End and Broadway 6m underground in Brisbane's best acoustic intimate performance space - the heritage-listed Spring Hill Reservoir...more

State Library of Queensland

Check out the three free fascinating Queensland-themed exhibitions currently showing at State Library of Queensland: Islands, Our Sporting Greats and Lifestyle: A Sunshine State of Mind

Tony Albert: Visible

This stunning free exhibition at QAGOMA features the work of one of Australia’s most exciting young indigenous artists: object-based assemblages, painting, photography, video and installation...more

Beautiful: Carole King the Musical

If you haven't seen this world-class production, a Broadway smash-hit that is one of the best musicals ever to hit Brisbane, why not take the chance to enjoy a stage show on the Ekka holiday...more

Jasper Jones

The smash-hit stage adaptation of the classic Australian coming-of-age mystery is set in the summer of 1965, when a bookish 14 year-old boy flees from the boredom and bullying of small-town life..more

Spirits of the Red Sand

Spirits of the Red Sand

This unique theatrical experience set in an historic village is Australia's most spectacular interactive cultural theatre show, with dinner included, taking audiences back in time to the 1880s...more 

Shapeshifters: 3D Shaping the Future 

Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future

This exhibition at Workshops Rail Museum explores how 3D printing is changing the way we live, showcasing jewellery, fashion, furniture and prosthetics, all created with 3D printing technology...more 

Silver & Gold: Unique Australian Objects 1830-1910

Drawn from the National Gallery of Australia's significant collection of colonial decorative arts and design, this is a rare chance to see these exceptional objects for free at the Ipswich Art Gallery...more