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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 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 Jul - 5 Aug 2017
Free

Black History Month

Connecting Waves: A Saltwater Woman Living on Desert Country Exhibition

Elisa Jane Carmichael is a Ngughi woman from Quandamooka country living on Arrernte country in Mparntwe (Alice Springs). As the Gilimbaa...

Onespace Gallery, 13a Gladstone Road, Highgate Hill

7 Jul - 30 Jul 2017

Queensland Music Festival

Katie Noonan (Artistic Director) will bring together the best of local, national and international musicians in the Queensland Music...

Various locations across Brisbane

24 Jul 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

24 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Salvage: Recycling Art Exhibition

A showcase of unique and inspiring artwork made from furniture and other household items from Brisbane City Council tip shops and other...

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

24 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Sit. Pose. Snap. Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850 - 1950

Long before smartphones and selfies, people visited a studio portrait photographer to capture an image of themselves they wanted to share...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

24 Jul 2017 | 10:15am
Free

Brisbane City Hall Clock Tower Tour

Take a ride up to Brisbane City Hall’s Clock Tower and explore the most iconic feature of this much-loved, heritage-listed building....

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

24 Jul 2017 | 10:30am
Free

Brisbane City Hall Heritage Tour

Join a tour of Brisbane City Hall and explore the much-loved, heritage-listed building, which is seen as the heart of Brisbane. Built...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

24 Jul 2017 | 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

24 Jul 2017 | 12:00pm
Free

Pilates

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

Mt Gravatt Park, Upper Mount Gravatt

24 Jul 2017 | 12:30pm
Free

Safe strength, core and balance

A low impact program with weight bearing exercises to improve strength, balance and agility. Exercise training with a functional focus to...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

24 Jul 2017 | 12:30pm
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....

Roma Street Parkland

24 Jul 2017 | 3:30pm
Free

Skateboarding masterclass

Bookings essential. These workshops make learning to skateboard fun, safe and easy for everyone. Through weekly coaching sessions you...

Fairfield Skatepark, 136 Home St, Fairfield QLD 4103

24 Jul 2017 | 5:00pm
Free

Night Noodle Markets

The Night Noodle Markets are coming back to South Bank, featuring 23 food stalls, bars and music for a great, relaxed night out....

South Bank Parklands

25 Jul 2017 | 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

25 Jul 2017 | 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

25 Jul 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

25 Jul 2017 | 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

25 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Black History Month

Brisbane’s Aboriginal History Greeter Trail

Brisbane’s Aboriginal History Greeter Trail emphasises that in Brisbane there was and always has been a strong Aboriginal presence. This...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

25 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Black History Month

Brisbane’s Aboriginal Public Art Greeter Trail

In the heart of Brisbane, there is an incredible and exciting collection of Aboriginal public art on display for all to enjoy and connect...

Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, South Brisbane

25 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Salvage: Recycling Art Exhibition

A showcase of unique and inspiring artwork made from furniture and other household items from Brisbane City Council tip shops and other...

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

25 Jul 2017 | 11:00am

Black History Month

Nyanda Aboriginal Cultural Tours

Tour guides take you on a journey of the traditional way of life for local Aboriginal people. Learn about land management and care,...

Banyo Rugby League Club, 51 Childs Road, Nudgee

25 Jul 2017 | 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

25 Jul 2017 | 12:00pm
Free

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

Greg Andrew

Premier Elton John Tribute performer Greg Andrew returns by popular demand to present a selection of Elton John blockbuster hits from the...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

25 Jul 2017 | 12:15pm

50 Plus: Indoor bowls

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

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

25 Jul 2017 | 1:00pm
Free

Tea and trivia

Test your general knowledge with trivia questions. Individuals and groups welcome. Bookings essential.

Garden City Library

25 Jul 2017 | 2:00pm
Free

English conversation group

This friendly and informal group meets at the library weekly on a Tuesday afternoon.  Come along to make new friends and improve...

Sunnybank Hills Library

25 Jul 2017 | 5:00pm
Free

Night Noodle Markets

The Night Noodle Markets are coming back to South Bank, featuring 23 food stalls, bars and music for a great, relaxed night out....

South Bank Parklands

26 Jul 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

26 Jul 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

26 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Black History Month

Brisbane’s Aboriginal History Greeter Trail

Brisbane’s Aboriginal History Greeter Trail emphasises that in Brisbane there was and always has been a strong Aboriginal presence. This...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

26 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Black History Month

Brisbane’s Aboriginal Public Art Greeter Trail

In the heart of Brisbane, there is an incredible and exciting collection of Aboriginal public art on display for all to enjoy and connect...

Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, South Brisbane

26 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Salvage: Recycling Art Exhibition

A showcase of unique and inspiring artwork made from furniture and other household items from Brisbane City Council tip shops and other...

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

26 Jul 2017 | 5:00pm
Free

Night Noodle Markets

The Night Noodle Markets are coming back to South Bank, featuring 23 food stalls, bars and music for a great, relaxed night out....

South Bank Parklands

27 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Salvage: Recycling Art Exhibition

A showcase of unique and inspiring artwork made from furniture and other household items from Brisbane City Council tip shops and other...

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

27 Jul 2017 | 5:00pm
Free

Night Noodle Markets

The Night Noodle Markets are coming back to South Bank, featuring 23 food stalls, bars and music for a great, relaxed night out....

South Bank Parklands

28 Jul - 30 Jul 2017
Free

GovHack 2017

GovHack 2017 is an annual 46 hour hackathon where teams create a project page, proof of concept and a video that tells the story of how...

Various locations across Brisbane

28 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Salvage: Recycling Art Exhibition

A showcase of unique and inspiring artwork made from furniture and other household items from Brisbane City Council tip shops and other...

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

28 Jul 2017 | 2:00pm
Free

Australian garden designers in the 21st Century

Garden historian and public speaker Dr Anne Vale has written history booklets and garden guides on heritage gardens such as, Dalvui,...

Carindale Library

28 Jul 2017 | 5:00pm
Free

Night Noodle Markets

The Night Noodle Markets are coming back to South Bank, featuring 23 food stalls, bars and music for a great, relaxed night out....

South Bank Parklands

28 Jul 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

28 Jul 2017 | 6:00pm
Free

Recycling Art Exhibition

Meet the artists

Meet Recycling Art Exhibition finalist Katherine Grocott, Ian Kulpa, Claire Tracey, Matthew Newkirk and Will Davy and hear how their...

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

29 Jul 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

29 Jul 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

29 Jul 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Mansfield 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...

Illoura Park, Mansfield

29 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Recycling Art Exhibition

Salvage Saturday - timber kinetic sculpture

Talk with Robert Hains, winner of the Recycling Art Competition about how he uses old timber and plywood to create kinetic sculptures....

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

29 Jul 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

29 Jul 2017 | 8:00pm

Queensland Music Festival

Hang with QYO

Experience a night of exciting new music where classical is blended with a fresh contemporary twist in honour of Queensland Youth...

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Grey Street and Melbourne Street, South Brisbane

30 Jul 2017 | 9:00am

Einbunpin Festival

The Einbunpin Lagoon Parklands will come alive with thousands of local residents and visitors gathering in celebration of the Sandgate...

Einbunpin Lagoon Park, Sandgate

18 Aug 2017 | 12:00pm
Free

Revive

Discover pre-loved fashion at Revive, a pop-up fashion festival in the Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands. Shop from Brisbane’s...

South Bank Parklands

20 Aug 2017 | 11:00am
Free

Japanese Cultural Day

Kamishibai and kites for kids

Calling all children aged four years and above to join us for a Kamishibai story about Tom the shorebird and kite-making at Brisbane...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

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

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

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