What’s on in JUNE

The Lanes host a range of events such as art exhibitions, markets, cultural events, and food and drink festivals. Discover exciting events in The Lanes.


Upcoming events

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Hidden Lanes Festival

Hidden Lanes Festival is a celebration of everything ‘Valley’ held in Fortitude Valley’s hidden spaces, which are nestled between some of Brisbane’s oldest heritage buildings. Bakery Lane, California Lane and Winn Lane are precincts with unique, creative, independent businesses and exciting places to be discovered, explored, and experienced. With five (5) discovery trails, experience the variety of retailers, and all our precincts offer food and wine, retail and beauty, art, and heritage. With 37 live acts in each of the lanes at staggered times, festival attendees can go from one event to the other and from one lane to the other, depending upon the style of music they like.

Love Animated and World Animation Day

It’s your annual animated aphrodisiac. Free animated outdoor screening of a collection of animated short films about love presented by the Animation alliance Australian Inc| ASIFA Australian at Bakery Lane. Laugh, cry and cringe at a wide variety of love-themed stories from all around the world.

Valley Laneway Markets

The Valley Laneway Markets provide a unique location for market retailers to do business in an urban atmosphere, nestled among heritage buildings with an emphasis on local design that’s a ‘cut above’. This carefully curated market has an emphasis on quality with a particular focus on fresh design. The Valley Laneway Markets will be popping up during the year in The Lanes Fortitude Valley.

Lunar New Year and Moon Festival

Follow the drums and cymbals of the Chinese Lion Dance through the Lanes Fortitude Valley as we welcome the Year of the Rabbit on Saturday, 21st January, with a bang! Weaving its way through Bakery Lane and California Lane, the traditional Chinese Lion and music ensemble will bring cheer and good fortune to all, while eateries and bars will present a plethora of oriental flavours from far and wide. Sample a variety of Asian cuisines, beginning with a sumptuous banquet (including dumplings, of course!) from Brisbane’s most famous dumplings restaurants, Fat Dumpling Valley (hailing from Northern China) and Gung Ho Dumpling and Ramen (from the Szechuan Province). Enjoy a flavoursome Korean B.B.Q to share with friends from Jeon’s Kitchen or explore more Korean delicacies from Chicken of Rock. Wine, dine and unwind and be treated to a Chinese performance of a lifetime, empowering the community for a year of power, strength, and good fortune for 2023.


Big Sound

Big Sound is The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest music industry gathering in early September. The Lanes Fortitude Valley joins the Big Sound conference, hosts a day market, and sponsors a laneway big sound session.


Valley Fiesta

Valley Fiesta celebrates Fortitude Valley’s live music scene venues and is a three-day celebration of music, culture and community. Valley Fiesta is a three-day celebration showcasing the best of Brisbane’s music and art scene and provides a platform for the city’s emerging musical talent. The Lanes Fortitude Valley curate the daytime programme for Valley Fiesta with music and markets in each of our Laneways.


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