What is happening in Brisbane in March 2018? Check this calendar of events to see which festivals, weekend markets, arts and culture events, and more catch your fancy.

Don’t miss these exciting events in Brisbane, happening this March. Mark your calendars!

First up, if you’re an avid fan of the Queensland Reds support our boys this season and don’t miss their games at Suncorp Stadium from February to July. The NRL Broncos will begin their 2018 season on 8 March.

CarnAustralia | 10 March

No need to travel all the way to Brazil to experience Brazilian Carnaval. Join CarnAustralia and experience Brazilian food, fun and culture.

CMC Rocks |16-18 March

Enjoy country music with your mates at the biggest country and roots festival in the southern hemisphere. Book early as CMC Rocks promises to be fun and exciting as it celebrates its origins in 2018.

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives | Begins 16 March

The life and death of six individuals who lived between 3000 and 1800 years ago will be on display at the Queensland Museum. These are all depicted in over 200 artefacts from the Egyptian collections of the British Museum.

Paddyfest at Eagle Farm Racecourse | 17 March

Celebrate Irish culture, food and drinks at Paddyfest. Treat yourself to Irish beer and whiskey, food and entertainment.

World Science Festival Brisbane | 21 – 25 March

This festival gathers some of the world’s most distinguished though leaders who will present live and digital content to showcase the wonders of science with all its challenges, discoveries and advancements. It is presented by the Queensland Museum and the Queensland Government.

Brisbane Lions | 22 March onwards

Gather your mates and troop to the Gabba to watch the first home game of the cricket season against Essendon. Cheer as you witness live and in full colour amazing marks, incredible goals and mind-blowing action from the players and fans alike.

Blokes Day Out | 24 March

Time to bring out the suit for the Blokes Day Out at Doomben Racecourse. Get yourself a VIP package to partake of unlimited beer while you and your mates watch fillies race.

Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection: 24 March onwards

World famous Patricia Piccinini takes her incredible collection of imaginative hybrid creatures from the past 10 years exclusively to GOMA. Go see the result of Piccinini’s adventurous use of sculpture, installation, video and sound to showcase creatures that we can only see in our wildest imagination.

Brisbane to Gladstone | 30 March

Will the yacht race record set in 2004 be broken at the 70th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race? This year’s race will start at Shorncliffe on Good Friday morning.  Visit the Bluewater Festival to catch all the action.

Bluewater Festival | 30 March

Join thousands of visitors to get the best waterfront views for the start of Brisbane to Gladstone, Australia’s second-biggest yacht race. Arrive early at the Shorncliffe and Moora Park, Sandgate on Good Friday morning to cheer your favourite team.

Commonwealth Games: The Queen’s Baton Relay Celebration: 30 and 31 March

The Queen’s baton will make pass through the streets of Brisbane ending at South Bank Parklands on 31 March. Be one with your community in celebrating the Queen’s Baton Relay event.