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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.

Council is committed to creating more lifestyle and leisure opportunities for you to enjoy. Check out all of the festivals that are coming up soon!

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.

5 May - 3 Jun 2018

4MBS Festival of Classics

4MBS Festival of Classics is Australia's largest classical music festival. Orchestras, choirs, ensembles and soloists from south-east...

Various locations around Brisbane

10 - 26 May 2018

Anywhere Theatre Festival

The Anywhere Theatre Festival is an established performing arts festival that makes use of non-traditional spaces. With a unique take on...

Various locations across Brisbane

17 - 27 May 2018

MELT 2018

MELT 2018: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture

MELT is an invitation to celebrate Brisbane’s wonderfully diverse queer communities....

Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

22 May 2018 • 7:00am
Free

Pilates

Strengthen stabilising muscles of the core through abdominal exercises. This is a GOLD event suitable for seniors.

Bracken Ridge Reserve, Barrett Street, Bracken Ridge

22 May 2018 • 8:00am

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai...

Sherwood Arboretum, Sherwood

22 May 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

22 May 2018 • 8:30am

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai...

Teralba Park, Everton Park

22 May 2018 • 8:30am

Tai Chi Qigong

This dynamic activity is invigorating, works with both your body and your mind and will help you feel relaxed, refreshed and calm. Tai...

Huxtable Park, Chermside West

22 May 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Pilates

A beginner to immediate workout combining elements of pilates strengthening, stretching and exercises specially designed to improve...

Joe Bradfield Centre Park, Carina

22 May 2018 • 9:15am
Free

Boxing

A fun, high intensity boxing session in the park that includes interval training and boxing activities. Options are provided to help mums...

Majestic Park, Coorparoo

22 May 2018 • 9:30am

50 Plus: JD's Cinematography class

Would you like to make a short movie using your video and photos you have taken with your camera? Do you want to learn how to download...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

22 May 2018 • 9:30am
Free

Cycling - By the creek

Easy to medium-paced social 25 km ride from the upper reaches of Enoggera Creek. Travel through The Gap, St John’s Wood&nbsp...

Brian Hallinan Bikeway

22 May 2018 • 9:30am
Free

Flexibility and core conditioning

Bookings essential. Increase flexibility throughout your entire body by focussing on static stretches and abdominal exercises designed to...

Bulimba Riverside Park, Bulimba

22 May 2018 • 9:30am
Free

Native food plants for your garden

Native food plants are easy to grow and are also highly nutritious and delicious. Native food plants are not only good for us, they are...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

22 May 2018 • 9:30am
Free

Painting rare flora

Discover some of Brisbane’s unique rare plants and hear their stories. Choose one to observe more closely and then, following the...

Mt Coot-tha Library

22 May 2018 • 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

22 May 2018 • 10:00am

50 Plus: Square dancing

Square dance is a dance for four couples (eight dancers) arranged in a square, with one couple on each side, facing the middle of the...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

22 May 2018 • 12:00pm

50 Plus: Art class - sculpture and printing

Using Hebel stone, a very soft workable medium the class carves three dimensional forms in both modern and traditional styles.

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

22 May 2018 • 12:00pm
Free

City Hall Concerts

The King of Instruments

Internationally acclaimed Brisbane organist Christopher Wrench reveals the majesty and secret sounds of Brisbane’s Grand ‘Father’ Willis...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

22 May 2018 • 12:15pm

50 Plus: Indoor bowls

For those who like bowling and like to stay out of the sun.

Not specified

22 May 2018 • 2:00pm
Free

English conversation group

Our friendly and informal group meets at the library weekly (except during school holidays). Come along to make new friends and improve...

Sunnybank Hills Library

23 May 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Smart phone eco-photography

Bookings essential. Bring along your smart phone to this eco-photography...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

23 May 2018 • 12:30pm
Free

Ukulele (part two)

Bookings essential. Build on your skills from part one, to learn advanced chords and strumming....

Bracken Ridge Hall, Bracken Ridge

23 May 2018 • 5:00pm
Free

Rom Coms and Nom Noms

Enjoy mid-week Rom Coms & Nom Noms at the City’s FREE pop-up cinema, plus pop-up bar!...

Post Office Square, Brisbane City

23 May 2018 • 7:00pm
Free

Stargazing Live - Guinness World Record attempt

Presented by the ABC in partnership with The Australian National University and Brisbane Marketing....

Roma Street Parkland

25 May 2018 • 5:30pm
Free

Night Adventures at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

Online bookings essential. Enjoy a guided night-walk with staff from Brisbane City Council’s Environment Centres and discover the wonders...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

26 May 2018 • 7:45am
Free

Mitchelton Organic Gardeners

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

Mitchelton Library

26 May 2018 • 8:30am

Brisbane Plant Collectors Fair

A uniquely styled garden event with a special focus on rare, unusual and difficult to find plant species from specialised growers across...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

26 May 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Archaeology week at Toowong Cemetery

Toowong Cemetery in partnership with The University of Queensland and Friends of Toowong Cemetery run yearly excavations as part of...

Toowong Cemetery, Toowong

26 May 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Upper Mount Gravatt tree planting event

Join us to plant street trees in your neighbourhood to help grow our urban forest and achieve our shared vision for a clean, green...

Brushbox Park, Upper Mount Gravatt

26 May 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Explore Karawatha Forest with your family

Come and discover the wonder of Karawatha Forest through a family friendly guided walk along the 1.2 km Ironbark Circuit. Learn to spot...

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

26 May 2018 • 10:00am
Free

MAYO Arts Festival 2018

The MAYO Arts Festival is a family-friendly art-themed event with a range of free and ticketed activities plus entertainment for all ages...

St Margaret's Anglican Girls School, 11 Petrie Street, Ascot

26 May 2018 • 10:00am

Planetarium 40th anniversary

Planetarium 40th anniversary celebrations

Join us in celebrating the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium's 40th anniversary with a jam-packed weekend of events, including a free...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

26 May 2018 • 11:00am
Free

Acacia Ridge Party in the Park

The Acacia Ridge Party in the Park Festival promotes community cohesion and pride in Acacia Ridge, as well as providing opportunities for...

Grenier Park, Acacia Ridge

26 May 2018 • 12:00pm
Free

Gigs and Picnics

Grab a blanket, picnic basket and your mates for an afternoon of Gigs and Picnics in The City....

City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City

26 May 2018 • 1:00pm
Free

Backyard chickens and ducks: How to get the best egg!

Having chickens, ducks or quail in the backyard is easier than you think. They eat scraps, improve your garden, become backyard pets and...

Inala Library

27 May 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Backyard Bonanza

McPherson Park will come alive with miniature steam train rides, delicious food from local food trucks, community market stalls, and face...

McPherson Park, Bracken Ridge

27 May 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Nature walk in Boondall Wetlands

Join our volunteers on a 2 km guided walk along the Billai dhagun Circuit at Brisbane’s internationally renowned Boondall Wetlands....

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

27 May 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Bands in Parks

Botanic Gardens Open Day

Celebrating the botanic gardens of Australia and New Zealand and the green spaces where we relax with family and friends....

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

27 May 2018 • 1:00pm

On Broadway

It’s opening night on Broadway, and the South East Queensland Symphonic Winds welcomes you to join us for a tribute to the showstopping...

Sandgate Town Hall

27 May 2018 • 2:00pm

That's Amore

There will be lots of love in the air when 50-piece Brisbane City Pops Orchestra presents That's Amore, a wonderful collection of varied...

SunPAC, Macgregor

29 May 2018 • 12:00pm
Free

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

Bush Gothic

Bush Gothic, a unique, Australian bush band from Melbourne, perform songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

30 May 2018 • 12:30pm
Free

Ukulele (part two)

Bookings essential. Build on your skills from part one, to learn advanced chords and strumming....

Bracken Ridge Hall, Bracken Ridge

3 Jun 2018 • 9:00am

Parkinson Multicultural and Dragon Boat Festival

A symbol of culture and spirit, the Parkinson Multicultural and Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the 2000 year old story of poet Qu Yuan...

Forest Lake Boulevard, Forest Lake

8 Jun 2018 • 12:00pm

Brisbane Big City Barbecue

Visit King George Square for a festival of fantastic food, great entertainment and a whole lot of fun!...

King George Square, Brisbane City

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