Things to see and do in Brisbane
Looking for more to see and do in Brisbane? We've got you covered! Use this page to see what Brisbane has on offer and to help plan your adventures around our city and suburbs.
Brisbane City Council is growing your lifestyle, so you can do more of what you love, including spending more time enjoying Brisbane’s beautiful climate and connecting with the people and places that make our city great.
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Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with great places and experiences
Creating more lifestyle and leisure options in a city that’s clean and green means more opportunities to enjoy beautiful Brisbane.
Located in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, the Planetarium is home to the Cosmic Skydome. Visit the Planetarium to enjoy a show and tour the Display Zone.
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha is recognised as Queensland's premier subtropical botanic gardens and is a key attraction in the Mt Coot-tha precinct.
City Botanic Gardens
Explore Brisbane's original botanic gardens in the heart of Brisbane city.
Community halls and facilities
Council-managed community halls and facilities available to hire for a variety of purposes including weddings and receptions, exhibitions, business functions, plays and musicals and more.
Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with events
Council helps deliver thousands of markets, festivals and events each year.
Council's Riverstage venue hosts many local, national and international concerts and events each year. In addition to large-scale music concerts, Riverstage also hosts family and community events.
Brisbane City Hall events
This stunning, heritage venue, located in the heart of Brisbane City, is open to the public seven days a week. It plays host to a wide variety of free, ticketed and private events and functions.
Discover a stunning open-air art exhibition in the heart of Brisbane City at Botanica - Contemporary Art Outside from 20-29 May 2022, in the City Botanic Gardens from 5-10pm daily.
Active and healthy events
Council offers a variety of fitness and well-being activities for individuals of all ages, fitness levels and abilities.
What's on in our libraries
Brisbane Libraries run a range of classes, workshops, activities and events.
Joining a library
Library membership is free to Council ratepayers and anyone who lives, works or studies in Brisbane.
Books and so much more
Find out about our digital library, membership, borrowing e-books, our home library service, Ask a Librarian and more.
eLibCat - our digital library
Did you know that eLibCat offers more than 150,000 e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and music and video streaming services? Check it out today.