Brisbane City Council is growing your Brisbane lifestyle, so you can do more of what you love, including spending more time enjoying our beautiful climate and connecting with the people and places that make our city great.

Use this page to find things to see and do in Brisbane and to help plan your adventures around Brisbane City and our suburbs.

January in Brisbane

January is the perfect time to explore Brisbane, whether you're a long-time resident, new-to-Brisbane, or a visitor.

New year, new you

Council is dedicated to an active, healthy city and our free and low-cost activities are a great way to discover a new you for 2020.

School holiday fun

Make school holiday boredom a thing of the past with Council's free and low-cost school holiday events and activities. There's something to suit every kid and teen!

Things to do with visitors

Use our list of must-do places to take visitors in Brisbane, Australia's New World City, over summer.

Australia Day at South Bank

On 26 January, relax and celebrate the laid-back lifestyle of our vast and diverse country with festivities on the sprawling lawns of South Bank Parklands.

Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with great places

Creating more lifestyle and leisure options in a city that’s clean and green means more opportunities to enjoy beautiful Brisbane. 

Pools and water play

Keep your cool at Council's pools and water play areas this summer. Don't forget to be sun smart - slip, slop, slap, seek and slide.

Garden Mini Golf Putt Putt

Did you know that St Lucia Golf Links has Brisbane's newest and most advanced mini golf putt putt course? It's open 7 days from 7am-9pm. Fees apply.

City Botanic Gardens Riverwalk and River Hub

The new City Botanic Gardens Riverwalk and River Hub is now open. Walk or ride the two-way, 6-metre-wide, separated cyclist and pedestrian pathway today.


Brisbane has an extensive and growing network of bikeways. Check out our bike rides to try on our Cycling Brisbane website.

Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with events

Council helps deliver thousands of markets, festivals and events each year. 

GOLD - healthy activities for seniors

Our free and low-cost activities for seniors are designed to help you get active, feel healthier, learn new skills and discover new interests.

Outdoor Cinema in the Suburbs

This program is bringing family-friendly movie favourites to local parks across Brisbane. Grab a picnic rug and cushions and head to a park near you.

Lunar New Year

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Chinatown Mall on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 February. Join in the family-friendly festivities to welcome the Year of the Rat. 

After dark Clock Tower Tours

Enjoy the city at night with an after-dark Clock Tower Tour followed by intimate viewings of the Museum of Brisbane exhibitions. Bookings required.

Download the January 2020 edition of Things to see and do.

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