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During Multicultural Queensland Month, a variety of events will be held throughout the state. Check out our upcoming events and stay posted for more exciting announcements.

Upcoming events

Multicultural Round – Gold Coast Suns v Essendon Bombers

This year, in the lead up to Multicultural Queensland Month, the Gold Coast Suns will be hosting a Multicultural Round. This round will start with a multicultural festival and entertainment in the Metricon Stadium precinct.

Gold Coast Suns v Essendon Bombers
Date: Sunday 28 July 2019
Location: Metricon Stadium
Time: 4.40pm kick off
More details about this exciting round will be released soon.

National Jockey’s Trust Multicultural Race Day

In 2018, the inaugural Multicultural Race Day was held at Doomben race course. As one of the many events being celebrated across the month, this spectacular winter race day has proven to be a crowd favourite.

Date: Saturday 3 August 2019
Time: 10.30 am – 5.00 pm (last race)

Multicultural Round – Brisbane Lions v Western Bulldogs

This year during Multicultural Queensland Month the Brisbane Lions will be hosting a Multicultural Round. This round will start with a multicultural food festival and Citizenship Ceremony will be in partnership with the Queensland Government, Brisbane Lions, AFL Queensland, MDA ltd and Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland.

Brisbane Lions v Western Bulldogs
Date: Sunday 4 August 2019
Location: The Gabba
Time: 4.40pm kick off
More details about this exciting round will be released soon.

Pub Choir ‘Love you Queensland’ Tour

From 4–26 August Pub Choir will travel to 10 regional locations to spread the message that music unites us on their ‘Love you Queensland’ tour proudly supported by Multicultural Queensland Month. This is a great way for Queenslanders from different cultural backgrounds to get together and celebrate the thing we all have in common—our love of music.

Everybody can sing, and Pub Choir want to prove it so join them with hundreds of strangers at your local venue, learn a song in three-part harmony in 90 minutes, and perform it twice!

Find your closest venue, buy a ticket and sing to your heart’s content.


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.

As part of Multicultural Queensland Month, and for the first time in the Ekka’s history, an Australian Citizenship Ceremony will be hosted in 2019 at the Multicultural Plaza Music Stage. This is a very special event for all Queenslanders to experience and an iconic way for our newest Australians to be welcomed to Queensland. The ceremony will be hosted in partnership between the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ), the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs, Department of Home Affairs and the Ekka.

This event will bring together people from across the state and recognise that, while we may come from different cultures, we all love living in Queensland.

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 an inclusive, harmonious and united 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.

Congratulations to all the 2019 finalists. You can read more about their inspiring nominations and buy tickets to see who wins at the gala dinner. Details are below.

Date: Friday 30 August 2019

Time: 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Venue: Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills

Tickets: $75.00 per person or $700.00 for a table of 10 (including GST)

RSVP: Buy your tickets online by Wednesday 14 August 2019

Regional festival and events

Throughout the month, events happen from Queensland’s far north to the south east. Some of the highlights include:

Explore the calendar to find a diverse range of activities held across the state during the month of August.