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Brisbane City Council runs a range of classes, workshops, activities and events in Brisbane. Check out featured and free events, festivals, workshops, art exhibitions and classes, cultural events, local markets and more. You can also like our What's On Brisbane Facebook page to find some other great ideas and events happening around you.

Celebrate the festive season with fun, free and low-cost events around the city and suburbs this Christmas. Find out what's on.

Council also offers community events held in Brisbane to be published on our Facebook Community Events Calendar. Check the terms and conditions and event listing criteria and complete the submission form.

18 Nov - 19 Dec 2017
Free

Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition

Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition roaming gallery

Come along and view this inspiring gallery of the 30 finalists in the Lord Mayor's Green Heart Photography Competition at the Karawatha...

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

Thu 14 Dec 2017 • 8:30am

50 Plus: Bridge

The game of bridge has two main parts: the Bidding (also called the Auction) and the Play. You should learn the play first because it...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

Thu 14 Dec 2017 • 9:00am

50 Plus: Embroidery group

Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. The basic techniques include chain...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

Thu 14 Dec 2017 • 9:30am
Free

Live Performance: Red Rocket 3

Join three-piece live children's band, Red Rocket 3 for a high-energy performance. Enjoy live music, sing-a-longs, interactive games and...

Sandgate Town Hall

Thu 14 Dec 2017 • 10:00am

50 Plus: Old time ballroom dancing

This activity includes Old Time / New Vogue traditional dance. It includes a social dance each Thursday that is widely attended across...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

Thu 14 Dec 2017 • 10:00am
Free

Christmas wrapping paper workshop

Decorate your own Christmas wrapping paper using natural materials to create festive patterns. Includes tag and decorative wreath....

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Thu 14 Dec 2017 • 10:00am
Free

English conversation group

This friendly and informal group meets at the library every Thursday morning. Come along to make new friends and improve your English....

Kenmore Library

Thu 14 Dec 2017 • 10:00am
Free

Insect hotels

Insects need a place to live too. Make an insect hotel for those buzzy ones in your garden in this workshop presented by eco-educator...

Wynnum Library

Thu 14 Dec 2017 • 10:00am
Free

Poke-Tanical Hunt

Are you too young to play Pokemon Go? Don’t have a mobile phone? Come play Poke-tanical - the plant and animal hunting game in the...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Thu 14 Dec 2017 • 10:00am
Free

The Pod AiR

Stars and orbs weaving workshop

Don't miss out on this crafty workshop featuring Anika Lister, our Artist in Residence (AiR) at the Pod in Brunswick Street Mall....

Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley

Thu 14 Dec 2017 • 10:30am
Free

Funny ferals cartooning workshop with Phil Judd

Learn to draw Australian feral animals using simple shapes and discover interesting facts about them along the way! Children will&nbsp...

Indooroopilly Library

Thu 14 Dec 2017 • 11:00am
Free

English conversation group

This friendly and informal group meets every Thursday. Come along to make new friends and improve your English. Learners of all levels...

Inala Library

Thu 14 Dec 2017 • 11:00am
Free

Free guided discovery tours

Relaxed and informative guided walks through the Gardens with our Volunteer Guides. Walks depart from the Information Kiosk....

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Thu 14 Dec 2017 • 1:00pm
Free

Free guided discovery tours

Relaxed and informative guided walks through the Gardens with our Volunteer Guides. Walks depart from the Information Kiosk....

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Thu 14 Dec 2017 • 1:00pm
Free

TV streaming on the internet

Never miss your favourite television show again. Learn about online streaming and how to use the internet to watch television on a laptop...

Stones Corner Library

Thu 14 Dec 2017 • 4:00pm
Free

Heart Foundation walk and talk

Structured around organised walking groups complementing the social aspect of walking. When people walk in groups, they can talk while...

Marchant Park, Aspley

Thu 14 Dec 2017 • 6:30pm
Free

The Enchanted Garden

As the sun goes down and the evening settles in, Roma Street Parkland’s Enchanted Garden springs to life. From 8-17 December, the Garden...

Roma Street Parkland

Thu 14 Dec 2017 • 7:00pm
Free

Christmas Movies in the Park - Four Holidays (M)

Pack a rug and a picnic and catch all of your favourite Christmas classics as you lay back in the warm summer air at Christmas Movies in...

Roma Street Parkland

Fri 15 Dec 2017 • 10:00am
Free

Loud and Lit

Don't miss out on Loud and Lit, a local youth festival that includes sport activities, rap battles, dance, music, workshops and stalls,...

D.J. Sherrington Park, Inala

Fri 15 Dec 2017 • 3:00pm
Free

South Bank's Christmas Village

Let your festive season be merry and bright at South Bank’s Christmas Village! Held in the South Bank Parklands from 15-23 December, the...

South Bank Parklands

Fri 15 Dec 2017 • 4:00pm
Free

My Valley Christmas Twilight Markets

In addition to a huge variety of handmade and Christmas gift market stalls, you will also be entertained by live music and lighting...

Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley

Fri 15 Dec 2017 • 6:00pm
Free

Christmas Beach Cinema - Santa Buddies (G)

As the sun settles for the day, stake your place on Streets Beach and snuggle-up to your favourite Christmas films....

South Bank Parklands

Fri 15 Dec 2017 • 6:30pm
Free

Night adventures

Enjoy a guided night walk and discover the wonders of the Raven Street Reserve....

Raven Street Reserve, Chermside West

Fri 15 Dec 2017 • 7:00pm
Free

Christmas Parade

Brisbane’s favourite family tradition, the Christmas Parade, returns to The City this December. Brimming with music and merriment, the...

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

Fri 15 Dec 2017 • 7:30pm

Friday nights at the Planetarium

Bella Gaia

Looking for something different to do this Friday night? Come along for a date night that's out of this world with the Planetarium's...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

Fri 15 Dec 2017 • 8:00pm
Free

Christmas Beach Cinema - A Christmas Carol (PG)

As the sun settles for the day, stake your place on Streets Beach and snuggle-up to your favourite Christmas films....

South Bank Parklands

Sat 16 Dec 2017 • 7:45am
Free

Mitchelton Organic Gardeners

Visit the Mitchelton Library garden to help tend the citrus and herb garden.

Mitchelton Library

Sat 16 Dec 2017 • 10:00am
Free

A year in the garden

Knowing what to do when and how to set priorities are the key to success in your garden. Join ABC Radio gardening presenter Annette...

Wynnum Library

Sat 16 Dec 2017 • 11:30am
Free

Superfoods in your garden

Here in Brisbane, we can grow many amazing superfoods that help to maintain or return to health. Find out how to grow, harvest and use...

New Farm Library

Sat 16 Dec 2017 • 1:00pm
Free

Forest creatures

Get creative and see what creatures you can make with natural materials! This session was developed by Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre...

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

Sat 16 Dec 2017 • 1:00pm
Free

Garden inspirations

This workshop will inspire you with garden planning ideas from the best gardens in the world, while helping you transfer ideas to reality...

Indooroopilly Library

Sat 16 Dec 2017 • 3:00pm
Free

South Bank's Christmas Village

Let your festive season be merry and bright at South Bank’s Christmas Village! Held in the South Bank Parklands from 15-23 December, the...

South Bank Parklands

Sat 16 Dec 2017 • 4:00pm
Free

Bands in Parks

Tongan Christmas Special

The Brisbane Excelsior band joins with musicians from the local Tongan community for a Christmas concert featuring singers and dancers...

New Farm Park, New Farm

Sat 16 Dec 2017 • 6:30pm
Free

The Enchanted Garden

As the sun goes down and the evening settles in, Roma Street Parkland’s Enchanted Garden springs to life. From 8-17 December, the Garden...

Roma Street Parkland

Sun 17 Dec 2017 • 6:00am
Free

Bardon Community Markets

Head along to the Bardon Community Markets to browse stalls and support the local community. Grab a bite to eat for breakfast, pick up...

Norman Buchan Park, Bardon

Sun 17 Dec 2017 • 8:00am
Free

Riverside at the Gardens Market

Head along to the Riverside Markets, a weekend farmers market, located in the City Botanic Gardens and the lower block of Albert Street....

City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City

Sun 17 Dec 2017 • 10:00am
Free

Meet ocean creatures at Boondall Wetlands

Come and enjoy this interactive display where children will learn about marine life, meet some animals that dwell beneath the sea, and...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

Sun 17 Dec 2017 • 3:00pm
Free

South Bank's Christmas Village

Let your festive season be merry and bright at South Bank’s Christmas Village! Held in the South Bank Parklands from 15-23 December, the...

South Bank Parklands

Sun 17 Dec 2017 • 4:00pm
Free

Chanukah in the City

Chanukah is the Jewish festival rejoicing the triumph of light over darkness. Celebrate with the Jewish community in Reddacliff Place, as...

Reddacliff Place, Brisbane City

Mon 18 Dec 2017 • 3:00pm
Free

South Bank's Christmas Village

Let your festive season be merry and bright at South Bank’s Christmas Village! Held in the South Bank Parklands from 15-23 December, the...

South Bank Parklands

Tue 19 Dec 2017 • 3:00pm
Free

South Bank's Christmas Village

Let your festive season be merry and bright at South Bank’s Christmas Village! Held in the South Bank Parklands from 15-23 December, the...

South Bank Parklands

Wed 20 Dec 2017 • 3:00pm
Free

South Bank's Christmas Village

Let your festive season be merry and bright at South Bank’s Christmas Village! Held in the South Bank Parklands from 15-23 December, the...

South Bank Parklands

6 Jan 2018

Music By The Sea Festival

The annual Music By The Sea Festival presents ticketed and free musical performances across a variety of genres performed by musicians...

Sandgate Town Hall, Sandgate

Sat 6 Jan 2018 • 11:00am

FOMO Festival

FOMO Festival reveals a huge 2018 music line-up with RL Grime, Kaytranada, Zhu, Post Malone, SZA and more. ...

Riverstage, Brisbane City

Sat 13 Jan 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Jamboree Festival

In 1967/1968, for the first time in Queensland History the Centenary Suburbs was inundated with around 16,000 Boy Scouts from 19...

Wood Park, Middle Park

Sat 17 Feb 2018 • 4:00pm
Free

Chinese Lunar New Year

Come and celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year in Fortitude Valley’s Chinatown Mall. Get involved in the festivities with lion dancers, fire...

Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley

Sun 18 Feb 2018 • 12:00pm
Free

Chinese Lunar New Year

Come and celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year in Fortitude Valley’s Chinatown Mall. Get involved in the festivities with lion dancers, fire...

Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley

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