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Queensland Government

During Multicultural Queensland Month, a variety of events will be held throughout the state.

Check out our events calendar to explore the diverse range of events and activities held across the state during the month of August.

Upcoming events

EKKA – 9 to 18 August

The Multicultural Plaza Music Stage was a hit in 2018, with great opportunities to grab a bite to eat, relax and unwind while listening to our diverse array of talented Queensland musicians. We will again be partnering with the Ekka in 2019 to deliver an even better program of music.

Date: 9 to 18 August 2019

Venue: Brisbane Show Grounds, Bowen Hills

Multicultural Queensland Awards

The Multicultural Queensland Awards recognise the valuable contributions of Queenslanders who support and promote a united, harmonious and inclusive Queensland community. The awards presentation is a highly anticipated annual event for Queensland’s multicultural community, bringing together representatives from a range of community, corporate and other key contributors to our state’s rich multicultural identity. In 2018, the awards gala ceremony was attended by over 430 guests and received more than 130 state-wide nominations.

Nominations have been extended until 2 May 2019 — don’t forget to submit your entry at

Date: Friday 30 August 2019

Time: 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Venue: Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills

Tickets: Released in June 2019

Regional music performance

Regional music performances will take place in communities in regional and/or remote Queensland.

This is an opportunity to bring together music lovers to share in a unique music performance.

More information to follow in mid-2019.

Regional festival and events

Throughout the month, events happen from Queensland’s far north to the south east.

Some of the highlights include the Townsville Cultural Festival, the Toowoomba Languages and Cultures Festival and the Gold Coast Multicultural Festival, with more events added to the calendar in the lead up to August.