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The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is Queensland's largest annual event. Held over ten full days from the 11th August to the 20th August 2017, Ekka showcases life and achievements in Queensland, bringing visitors from across Australia to the heart of Brisbane. The Ekka has been bringing the country and city together since 1876, to celebrate and champion agriculture and the critical role it plays in our everyday lives. The Royal Show showcases the best of Queensland's agriculture and produce from food and wine, animals to live entertainment, carnival fun, shopping, educational activities and much more. Book your accommodation at City Palms for your stay during the Brisbane Ekka. The perfect location for your stay.  ...

30th September 2017 - Sunsuper Riverfire is the last night celebration of the Brisbane Festival. Fireworks will be lighting up the Brisbane skyline from multiple city rooftops, barges and bridges there’ll also be aeronautic displays from the Australian Defence Force, including super hornets and helicopters. The best thing about Riverfire is that it’s absolutely free! For more information visit www.brisbanefestival.com.au  ...

Our Location: 55 Brunswick St (near the Brisbane showgrounds), Fortitude Valley 4006 Our motel is conveniently located in Fortitude Valley – City Palms’ is a mere 5 Min walk to Brisbane’s Show grounds and we are also close to the Royal Brisbane Hospital, ideal for anyone looking to stay nearby. The valley was Australia’s first dedicated entertainment district and with a whole host of things to do in and about, it continues to be a hive of activity and a shopper’s paradise. Here are all other attractions that are easily accessible from our accommodation: Brisbane City Centre China Town Cosmopolitan Valley Brunswick Street Victoria Park There are multitude of public transport facilities near the City Palms Motel with Fortitude Valley Railway Station just a 5 minute walk away....

We are ‘pet-friendly’ but by arrangement only. Please ring. Only some rooms are suitable and the behaviour of your pet is totally the pet owners responsibility. All pets visiting must be registered and vaccinated. If you require pet-friendly accommodation, please ring us to find out more. Only some rooms are suitable and the behaviour of your pet is totally the pet owners responsibility. All pets visiting must be registered and vaccinated.  ...

River Quay Green - 5 Feb, 2017 - 24 Dec, 2017 Finish your weekend on the right note with live music performances, lawn games and funky chill-out seating on the lush River Quay Green every Sunday afternoon. This weekly event showcases the soft and smooth tunes of some of Brisbane’s best musicians, all set against the backdrop of the sparkling city skyline. Events page ...

Birdees - Open seven days in the heart of Fortitude Valley, has three bars, an awesome function space, a tiki-inspired rooftop beer garden, 12 metre long pool, private booths and live entertainment. Alfred & Constance - You can't help but feel like you're catching up with old mates when you visit Alfred & Constance. Named after the two Fortitude Valley street corners on which it sits, this establishment is actually two neighbouring Queenslander homes linked by a walkway, with a number of different eating and drinking spots. Brunswick & Ann - Housed in the old bank building, its tap list is bound to satisfy the craft beer phenomenon. There are 26 taps across the two levels with the basement bar still containing the original four walls to the old bank vault. The GPO Hotel encapsulates all that is the Valley. With open-air balconies and Italian leather lounges surrounding sleek marble bars, GPO is a well-known celebrity haunt for local, interstate and international celebrities and sports stars. With a range of the best national and international DJs gracing the decks of the Main Room and a Lounge Bar. Beat Mega Club - Brisbane's longest-running dance club across five floors, seven bars, guest DJs and drag shows. The nightclub has been open for over 3 decades and is a favourite of the city's gay and lesbian community....

You’ll be pleased to find a bit of everything in Brisbane.  Check out the Institute of Modern Art, the Brisbane Modern Art Gallery and Heiser Gallery, Jan Murphy Gallery, Mitchell Fine Art, Philip Bacon Galleries, RedSea, Artisan, and TW Fine Art....

Check out the streets with this fabulous street tour of Brisbane street art Brisbane Greeters run bespoke tours all over Brisbane. Choose Fortitude Valley as your location and say you're interested in street art to be taken on a three-hour tour exploring the stories and people behind murals and other pieces in the area. Near by Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is Brisbane’s leading venue for live performances and they showcase some of the best performances from Australia and around the world. For more information on what is coming up you can see more here. ( www.qpac.com.au ). New Farm has the Brisbane Power House (http://brisbanepowerhouse.org) which features various art and cultural events and food as well as the Sunday markets which is always wonderful. Sciencentre is a fabulous place of intrigue and fascination. Located in South Bank and ideal for kids and adults alike. View the current and upcoming exhibitions here. (http://www.sciencentre.qm.qld.gov.au)...

The Collective Markets are a South Bank must-do experience while in Brisbane. They feature plenty of cool trinkets and goodies that you won't find anywhere else including arts, crafts, home wares, collectibles, exotic items, designer fashion, handmade jewellery and much more....

Shopping in Brisbane There are boutiques a plenty that cater to all tastes and flares. Try James street for some of Australia’s finest label’s, The Emporium and Ann Street. Find more here...