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Cat Lovers Festival | South Brisbane

9 March - 10 March

Cat Lovers Festival Brisbane
After a hugely successful, sold-out event in Melbourne last June, due to popular demand the Cat Lovers Festival is pouncing into Brisbane in 2024!
It will run concurrently with the Brisbane Dog Lovers Festival on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th March, 2024 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 9:30am to 5pm daily.
Mark the dates in your diary now to join us at the most furbulous, feline-focused festival ever held in Queensland to celebrate everything that’s so cool about cats!
It’s that one special weekend a year when kitty-lovers can unite to proclaim their love for these wonderful creatures and immerse themselves in all things feline.
Once you’ve got your ticket, everything to see and do at the Festival is FREE! It’s heaven for cat lovers with attractions including:
• Meet over 250 beautiful cats in the hugely popular Breed Showcase with expert breeders on-hand from leading cat associations plus daily talks on the Breed Info Stage;
• The WHISKAS® Stage will present educational talks from some of Australia’s most trusted animal experts and will be one of the most comprehensive cat-based educational programs ever offered in Queensland. Daily talks will help to demystify these enigmatic creatures and make us better puss-parents. The all-star cast includes Jackson Galaxy live via satellite, CATMANTOO & Didga, Dr Claire Stevens & more;
• Australia’s biggest kitty supermarket with hundreds of exhibitors, new product launches and exclusive, Festival specials. See, compare, shop and save with all the latest & greatest products and services to spoil your puss;
• WHISKAS® Adoption Zone will help raise awareness for cat rescue, promote responsible pet ownership, with dozens of shelters and adoption groups taking part offering practical advice on the joys of providing a loving home for a kitty in need;
• Meeting, interacting and connecting with a cat is one of life’s absolute joys, and the Antinol® Pat-A-Cat zone is the perfect opportunity for humans to release some feel-good endorphins;
• Discover all the info you need on 50+ rare, popular and exotic cat breeds at the Purrrfect Match Zone, which feature in-depth informational poters;
• Kitty Face-Painting and our Neon Glitter Selfie Wall will put a smile on the face of every kid;
• What’s a Festival without a smorgasbord of delicious food and drink options and don’t forget to enter our totally paw-some Major Door Prize.
And for those dog-loving cat owners, the Brisbane Dog Lovers Festival will be running next door at the same time and you get FREE ENTRY when you show your Cat Lovers Festival ticket!
Warning: Tickets to the inaugural Brisbane Cat Lovers Festival will sell like a cat on a hot tin roof – so pounce early to avoid sour-puss syndrome!
  • When: Saturday 9 March: 9:30am – 5pm & Sunday 10 March: 9:30am – 5pm
  • Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank
  • Grab your tickets here.


9 March
10 March
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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Merivale Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
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