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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.

Check out what's happening these school holidays!

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.

Dec 2017 - Feb 2018
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 on level two of...

Brisbane Square Library

Sun 21 Jan 2018 • 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 21 Jan 2018 • 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 21 Jan 2018 • 8:00am

Standup paddling

Come and learn how to paddleboard with Brisbane’s only accredited school. From the theory to paddling on the water this session is fun...

Moora Park, Shorncliffe

Sun 21 Jan 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Nature Walk in Karawatha Forest

Discover the importance of Karawatha Forest on a guided walk along the 2.5 km Rocks track. Learn about the local flora and fauna...

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

Sun 21 Jan 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Nature walk in Boondall Wetlands

Our volunteers will lead a guided walk along the Billai dhagun Circuit at Brisbane’s internationally renowned Boondall Wetlands. You will...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

Sun 21 Jan 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Every Day I Wait - Anne Scott Wilson

Multidisciplinary artist Anne Scott Wilson draws on her past as a professional ballet dancer to explore the mental and physical...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Sun 21 Jan 2018 • 12:00pm
Free

City Sounds

Sanju

SANJU births his sounds by incorporating his emotions from his past and present while also infusing his own natural acoustic guitar...

Reddacliff Place, Brisbane City

Sun 21 Jan 2018 • 1:30pm
Free

English conversation group

This friendly and informal group meets at our library every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Come along to make new friends and...

Brisbane Square Library

Mon 22 Jan 2018 • 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

Mon 22 Jan 2018 • 8:45am

50 Plus: Clogging

Clogging is a type of folk dance in which the dancer's footwear is used musically by striking the heel, the toe, or both against a floor...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

Mon 22 Jan 2018 • 9:00am

50 Plus: Art in bark workshop

This art form is unique to Australia and utilises the paper bark shreds of melaleuca trees. Different trees produce different colours and...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

Mon 22 Jan 2018 • 10:00am
Free

English conversation group

This friendly and informal group meets at the library weekly on a Monday morning. Come along to make new friends and improve your English...

Garden City Library

Mon 22 Jan 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Every Day I Wait - Anne Scott Wilson

Multidisciplinary artist Anne Scott Wilson draws on her past as a professional ballet dancer to explore the mental and physical...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Mon 22 Jan 2018 • 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

Mon 22 Jan 2018 • 11:30am

50 Plus: City sequence ballroom dancing

Sequence dancing in general is much older than modern ballroom dances and is a form of dance in which a preset pattern of movements is...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

Mon 22 Jan 2018 • 7:00pm

Adult dance classes

Come along to Wynnum Community Centre to join in on Adult dance classes for fun and fitness. Styles vary each week including contemporary...

Wynnum Community Centre

Tue 23 Jan 2018 • 8:30am

50 Plus: Pilates

Strengthen and stretch your body to help stay fit, improve posture, reduce stress and tone your body. Get active and social at this Fifty...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

Wed 24 Jan 2018 • 1:30pm
Free

The tea garden

Explore the wonderful world of home-grown teas. Find out what plants we grow as teas in Brisbane, how to care for and harvest them and...

Chermside Library

Fri 26 Jan 2018 • 11:00am
Free

Australia Day at South Bank

Celebrate the great outdoors this Australia Day at South Bank. Bring the family, pack a picnic, pull up some grass and enjoy free live...

South Bank Parklands

Sat 27 Jan 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Useful plants - a guided walk at Boondall Wetlands

Join this informative and guided walk around the gentle 100m Tulla-yugaipa dhagun track, learn about the traditional Aboriginal uses of...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

Sat 27 Jan 2018 • 1:00pm
Free

Explore your garden plants

Find out why some plants are best adapted to our local climate and others are not. Find out why some fruiting plants flower but don't set...

Grange Library

Sat 27 Jan 2018 • 1:00pm
Free

Permaculture design for children

Budding young designers will love this workshop, as Morag Gamble from Our Permaculture Life guides children through the creative process...

Coopers Plains Library

Sun 28 Jan 2018 • 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 28 Jan 2018 • 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 28 Jan 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Nature walk in Boondall Wetlands

Our volunteers will lead a guided walk along the Billai dhagun Circuit at Brisbane’s internationally renowned Boondall Wetlands. You will...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

Sat 3 Feb 2018 • 7:45am
Free

Mitchelton Organic Gardeners

Visit the Mitchelton Library garden to help tend the citrus and herb garden. Followed at 8:45am by the monthly meeting to discuss library...

Mitchelton Library

Sun 4 Feb 2018 • 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 4 Feb 2018 • 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 11 Feb 2018 • 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 11 Feb 2018 • 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

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 • 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 18 Feb 2018 • 11:00am
Free

BrisAsia Kamishibai and kites

Calling all children aged 4 years and above! Join us for a Kamishibai story about Tom the shorebird and kite-making at Brisbane Botanic...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

Sun 18 Feb 2018 • 11:00am
Free

BrisAsia Kamishibai and kites

Calling all children aged 4 years and above! Join us for a Kamishibai story about Tom the shorebird and kite-making at Brisbane Botanic...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

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

Sat 24 Feb 2018 • 9:00am
Free

BrisAsia World Wetlands Day Shorebirds Walk

Take a guided walk and learn about the epic journey our migratory shorebirds take as they fly from Siberia to the Yatsu Higata Tidelands...

Nudgee Beach Reserve, Nudgee Beach

Sun 25 Feb 2018 • 10:00am
Free

BrisAsia Creatures of Shore, Sand and Sea

Come along to an interactive display where children will learn about marine life and the importance these animals play with migratory...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

Sun 25 Feb 2018 • 11:00am
Free

BrisAsia Creatures of Shore, Sand and Sea

Come along to an interactive display where children will learn about marine life and the importance these animals play with migratory...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

Sat 17 Mar 2018 • 1:00pm
Free

World Science Festival

World Science Festival film screening: Message from Mungo (G)

To celebrate the World Science Festival, join us for a special screening of Message from Mungo. The film tells the story of the...

Brisbane Square Library

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