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.
Download the new Brisbane app
On the go? Download the Brisbane app today to discover and share the best things to see and do around Brisbane.
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.
Council's Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium features entertaining and informative shows for adults and children.
Council's CityHopper is a free inner city ferry service for the Brisbane River. You can hop on and hop off the CityHopper at six stops between North Quay and Sydney Street, New Farm.
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
The Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha are recognised as Queensland's premier subtropical botanic gardens.
There are many Brisbane City Council-managed community halls and facilities available to hire for a variety of purposes including weddings and receptions, exhibitions, business functions, and more.
Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with events
Council helps deliver thousands of markets, festivals and events each year.
What's on in Brisbane
Council helps deliver thousands of markets, festivals and events each year. Check out featured and free events, festivals, art exhibitions, workshops, fitness and well-being classes, cultural events, local markets and more.
Christmas in Brisbane
Brisbane comes alive this December with plenty of Christmas festivities ideal for the whole family.
Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols
The Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols is Brisbane's premier annual Christmas event and celebrates the magic and joy of Christmas with the Brisbane community.
Lighting of the Christmas Tree
Friday 26 November, 6.30pm
Witness the magical moment when Brisbane’s towering 22m-tall Christmas tree’s twinkling lights are turned on.
What's on at our libraries
Brisbane Libraries run a range of classes, workshops, activities and events.
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.
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.
Download the November edition of the Brisbane City Council e-newsletter (sent prior to Ekka Show Day public holiday long weekend).