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)
20199 - 1814
20207 - 1612
20216 - 1511
20225 - 1410
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For Brisbane city residents, the official Ekka public holiday (also known as People's Day), is on Wednesday 14 August 2019.

Above are the Brisbane city public holiday dates until 2050.

Many areas in regional Queensland recognise the show holiday on Monday 12 August 2019, including:

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