Ekka is one of the most loved annual events in the Brisbane calendar, with 2017 marking the show's 140th year.
Below are the Ekka dates and People's Day - the official Royal Queensland Show public holidays for 2017 to 2019.
|YEAR||DATES (AUGUST)||PUBLIC HOLIDAY (AUGUST)|
|2017||11 - 20||16|
|2018||10 - 19||15|
|2019||9 - 18||14|
2017 Show Public Holidays
Brisbane City - 16 August 2017
The 2017 official Royal Queensland Show public holiday, also known as the People's Day, will fall on Wednesday August 16, in Brisbane.
Queensland Regional Areas - 14 August 2017
Ekka is a celebration of Queensland life, so it's important Queensland has time to celebrate Ekka. Many regional areas recognise the Show holiday on a different date (14 August 2017) to Brisbane residents.
- Bundaberg Region - within the postcode of 4671
- City of Redland
- Goondiwindi Region - for that area covered by the former Shire of Inglewood within the boundaries of the parishes of Wyemo, Beebo, Texas, Silverspur, Arcot, Gunyan, Bonshaw, Maiden Head, Aitkin's Flat & the town of Texas
- Gympie Region - Goomeri Township, Parish of Goomeribong
- Lockyer Valley Region
- Logan City
- Moreton Bay Region
- North Burnett Region - Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Mount Perry and Monto Areas
- Scenic Rim Region
- Shire of Balonne – that part outside of the post code of 4486
- Shire of Cherbourg
- Somerset Region
- South Burnett Region
- Toowoomba Region - that part of the Toowoomba Regional Council area covered by Yarraman, Upper Yarraman & Cooyar
- Western Downs Region - Tara
Visit the Queensland Government website for all show holiday dates.