Ekka Dates & Public Holiday

Ekka dates & public holiday


The Ekka starts on the first Friday of August - providing this is not prior to the 5th - in which case it begins on the second Friday.

Below are the show dates until 2050.

YearDates (August)Public Holiday (August)
2020Cancelled due to COVID-1914
20216 - 1511
20225 - 1410
202311 - 2016
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For Brisbane city residents, the official Ekka public holiday (also known as People's Day), is on Friday 14 August 2020.

Above are the Brisbane city public holiday dates until 2050.

Many areas in regional Queensland recognise the show holiday on Monday 10 August 2020, including:

Please visit the Queensland Government website for all show holiday dates.