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Festival Overview

After a hugely successful, sold-out event in Melbourne last June, due to popular demand the Cat Lovers Festival is pouncing into Brisbane this weekend!

It will run concurrently with the Brisbane Dog Lovers Festival on Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 March, 2024 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 9:30am to 5pm daily.

Set to be 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 Trouble & Trix Breed Showcase with expert breeders on-hand from leading cat associations
  • 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 and FREE samples. 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 posters;
  • Kitty Face-Painting and our Neon Glitter Selfie Wall will put a smile on the face of every kid and parents are invited to the Paws & Prosecco Bar to relax, grab a glass of bubbles and ponder all things Feline;
  • 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 are selling quickly, we advise your purchase your online now to secure your spot (and the best price)!

Saturday 9 March: 9:30am - 5pm
Sunday 10 March: 9:30am - 5pm

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank.

CLICK HERE to view all the Festival attractions.
CLICK HERE to download the Festival Guide.
CLICK HERE to view transport and parking options
CLICK HERE to view the most Frequently Asked Questions
Visitors are unable to bring their own cats CLICK HERE to view this policy. 

Don't forget to 'Like' the event on Facebook and 'Follow' them on Instagram for regular updates, alerts and offers. You can also sign up to the Cat Lovers Festival Newsletter on the home page of the website here.