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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.

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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.

9 Sep - 30 Sep 2017

Brisbane Festival

Each September, Brisbane Festival explodes across the city with a thrilling program of theatre, music, dance, circus, opera and major...

Various locations across Brisbane

9 Sep - 30 Sep 2017
Free

Brisbane Festival

Laser Beak Man - Tim Sharp Exhibition

This exhibition of both classic and new artworks accompanies the production of Laser Beak Man....

La Boite, The Works, 6-8 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 8:00am
Free

Jan Powers Farmers Markets

Visit the Jan Powers Farmers Market in Reddacliff Place every Wednesday where the country meets the city. Purchase farm fresh produce,...

Reddacliff Place, Brisbane City

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 8:00am
Free

Rock climbing

Come and experience the thrills of rock climbing in your local area....

Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, Kangaroo Point

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 8:00am
Free

Zumba Gold®

A fun way to get fit! Join in on this invigorating dance and fitness session that provides modified, easy to follow, low-impact moves....

Bayside Park, Manly

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 8:30am

50 Plus: Tai chi

Tai chi, or taijiquan in Chinese, an outstanding gem of traditional Chinese culture that is valuable in promoting health, developing...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Artist in Residence open studio

Come on in, sit down, slow down and enjoy the surroundings of Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre’s Artist in Residence open studio....

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 9:45am

50 Plus: Yoga

An integration of several yoga practices, primarily body movement, traditionally known as postures or asanas. They serve to strengthen...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 10:00am

50 Plus: Art class - painting and drawing

Art Teacher Marie Clark has been teaching with the Centre for over  25 years and encourages people to extend themselves in reaching...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Circus skills

Come and try a range of activities including plate spinning, poi twirling, flower sticks, hoops, juggling, pogo sticks, stilts and much...

New Farm Park, New Farm

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Female-only self-defence

Learn some self-defence techniques to keep you safe. This is a Chillout program event, suitable for young people.

Mt Gravatt PCYC, 90 Klumpp Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

MoB Kids

Fruiti Bunting

Children will use their imagination and creativity to create their very own string of fruiti bunting. Crafters can use the shapes,...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

MoB Kids

Fruiti Fold

Inspired by the beautiful fruits and vegetables growing in our region, little crafters get busy with scissors, colouring pencils and glue...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 10:00am

Healthy eating workshop: mastering family favourites - FULLY BOOKED

FULLY BOOKED. The perfect workshop for an easy introduction to cooking. This workshop features the foods your family loves to eat at home...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Rock climbing

Come and experience the thrills of rock climbing in your local area....

Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, Kangaroo Point

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Wicked wicking for kids

Bookings essential. Did you know you can grow strawberries, herbs and other yummy veggies without needing a garden and daily watering?...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Wild things drama

Bookings essential. Starting with a reading of the book Where the Wild Things Are, we then offer a drama workshop based around the story....

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 10:15am

MoB Kids

Sunshine Food Explorer Workshop

Kids will discover the seasonal, fresh, wholesome and delicious foods growing in Brisbane backyards in our Sunshine Food Explorer...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 10:30am
Free

Revolutions: skateboarding clinic

This program makes learning to skateboard fun, safe and easy for everyone. Through weekly coaching sessions they will learn the skills of...

J.F O'Grady Memorial Park, Fairfield

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 5:45pm
Free

Brisbane Nature Rangers

Night adventures for kids

Brisbane Nature Rangers and their adult carers will enjoy a guided night walk to learn about our nocturnal wildlife and try to spot some...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

Thu 28 Sep 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Little Days Out

Superhero Escapades

Run! Jump! Fly! A super-energetic workshop aimed at building confidence, self-esteem and a healthy body in our youngest superstars. Hear...

South Bank Parklands

Thu 28 Sep 2017 | 9:30am
Free

Brisbane Nature Rangers

Bushland and backyard biodiversity - celebration day

Online bookings required. Have fun with hands-on activities and learn ways to help biodiversity in our bushland and backyards. Children...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

Thu 28 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Living cards

Make homemade paper from recycled materials, flowers, leaves and seeds. Use the paper to make a living card which can be planted so that...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Fri 29 Sep 2017 | 5:00pm

The Collective Markets

The Collective Markets are a South Bank must-do experience while in Brisbane. They feature plenty of cool trinkets and goodies that you...

South Bank Parklands

Fri 29 Sep 2017 | 7:30pm

Friday Night Sessions

Bella Gaia

Bella Gaia is a poetical musical journey around planet Earth, blending NASA science visualisations with cultural scenes from ancient...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

Sat 30 Sep 2017 | 6:00am
Free

Jan Powers Farmers Markets

Every Saturday morning, the walkway at the front of Brisbane Powerhouse fills with market stalls selling a variety of fresh products....

Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

Sat 30 Sep 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Artist in Residence open studio and Fortunes in the Forest Workshop

Come on in, sit down, slow down and enjoy the surroundings of Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre’s Artist in Residence open studio....

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

Sat 30 Sep 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Geranium and Pelargonium Society of Brisbane/Qld Inc.

Geraniums and Pelargoniums are at their peak in September. Visitors to the show will view the lovely display of plants set up in the main...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Sat 30 Sep 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Nature walk in Boondall Wetlands

Drop into the Centre and check if a volunteer is available for guided walks on the Billai dhagun Circuit at Brisbane’s internationally...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

Sat 30 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Citra Malaysia 2017

Every country has a story to tell and the Citra Malaysia Cultural Festival is coming to Brisbane City to share theirs. The one-day...

King George Square, Brisbane City

Sat 30 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Easy way to propagate and grow your own plants

Learn how to propagate your own plants using a variety of methods including see, division, leaf cuttings and layering. Bring your own...

Garden City Library

Sat 30 Sep 2017 | 10:00am

The Collective Markets

The Collective Markets are a South Bank must-do experience while in Brisbane. They feature plenty of cool trinkets and goodies that you...

South Bank Parklands

Sat 30 Sep 2017 | 10:30am
Free

Insects in your garden: the good, the bad and the beneficial

Understanding which are good bugs and which are bad is key to a healthy backyard. Horticulturalist Claire Bickle will share information...

Brisbane Square Library

Sat 30 Sep 2017 | 7:00pm
Free

Brisbane Festival

Sunsuper Riverfire

The night sky is our final canvas. Sunsuper Riverfire is Queensland’s ultimate fireworks display, wrapping up Brisbane Festival with a...

South Bank Parklands

Sun 1 Oct 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 1 Oct 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 1 Oct 2017 | 9:00am

The Collective Markets

The Collective Markets are a South Bank must-do experience while in Brisbane. They feature plenty of cool trinkets and goodies that you...

South Bank Parklands

Sun 1 Oct 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Cheese Festival

Brisbane Cheese Festival celebrates Australian artisan cheese producers with a packed program that includes cheese masterclasses, cheese...

Newstead Park, Newstead

Sun 1 Oct 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Bands in Parks

Shakespeare Festival

Join in with the medieval festivities at the annual Shakespeare Festival at Einbunpin Lagoon Park. The day includes sword demonstrations,...

Einbunpin Lagoon Park, Sandgate

Sun 1 Oct 2017 | 10:00am

Young Designers Market

The Young Designers Market features some of Brisbane's best up-and-coming designers and artists selling a range of fashion and...

South Bank Parklands

Tue 3 Oct 2017 | 12:00pm
Free

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

Anna Kho and the String Kho-tet

Don't miss out on Anna Kho and the String Kho-tet as they showcase the marimba and vibraphone, with unique arrangements of classical and...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

Wed 4 Oct 2017 | 8:00am
Free

Jan Powers Farmers Markets

Visit the Jan Powers Farmers Market in Reddacliff Place every Wednesday where the country meets the city. Purchase farm fresh produce,...

Reddacliff Place, Brisbane City

Fri 6 Oct 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Diwali 2017

Head along to King George Square for Diwali 2017 - The Indian Festival of Lights. Don't miss out on the non-stop entertainment, music,...

King George Square, Brisbane City

7 Oct - 8 Oct 2017
Free

Brisbane Open House 2017

Brisbane Open House is a free-of-charge event, providing residents and visitors with the rare opportunity to discover the hidden wealth...

Various locations across Brisbane

Sat 7 Oct 2017 | 2:00pm

Day on the Bay

Enjoy an afternoon and evening at Day on the Bay featuring music performances by Darryl Braithwaite, Joe Camelleri, Wendy Matthews,...

Decker Park, Brighton

Sat 7 Oct 2017 | 4:00pm
Free

Chinese Moon Festival

Join in the Chinese Moon Festival celebrations with Asian-inspired performances and festivities featuring lion dances, roving...

Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley

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