What's on in Brisbane


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.

1 - 30 Apr 2018

Festival 2018


Maiwar (traditional name for Brisbane River) is a contemporary art program of First Nations artists celebrated through a series of...

Locations around Brisbane City

19 - 28 Apr 2018

Toowong Cemetery Anzac Commemoration

Toowong Cemetery was officially opened in 1875 and features a number of cultural areas, Victorian memorials and historical trails set in...

Toowong Cemetery, Toowong

26 - 29 Apr 2018

Festival of Tibet

The tenth annual Festival of Tibet will be an anniversary event to remember. Two events, to go on-sale in early December, offer something...

Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

27 Apr 2018 • 6:00am


Pilates simultaneously strengthens and stretches muscles of the spine, pelvis and abdominals through mat based exercises.

Arthur Davis Park

27 Apr 2018 • 7:30am

Tai Chi Qigong for healthy and active ageing

Energy exercises with the aim of improving strength, stability, mental and physical health and wellbeing....

Burnie Brae Park, Chermside

27 Apr 2018 • 8:30am

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

27 Apr 2018 • 8:30am

Tai Chi for balance, stability and healthy ageing

Good balance requires mental and physical fitness. This proven falls-prevention program is adapted for all levels of ability. This...

Newstead Park, Newstead

27 Apr 2018 • 9:00am

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

27 Apr 2018 • 9:00am


Bring pilates into your weekly exercise program and feel the difference as you strengthen the deep core muscles to improve your posture...

Lang Park PCYC (Suncorp Stadium), 40 Castlemaine Street, Paddington

27 Apr 2018 • 9:00am

Tai Chi for health

Gentle exercise for complete fitness. This is a safe and easy-to-learn program proven to: relieve pain and reduce stiffness improve...

Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point

27 Apr 2018 • 9:15am

Get fit for life

Bookings essential. The aim is to get positive results whilst having fun. You will train with variety, that is exercising using, aerobics...

Melrose Park, Wooloowin

27 Apr 2018 • 9:30am

Children’s storytime in the park

Experience the magic of storytime with your child during a First 5 Forever storytime session in the park at the Pop-up Library. This...

Frew Park, Milton

27 Apr 2018 • 9:30am

Festival 2018

Commonwealth Games Display

In 1982, the world turned its gaze on Brisbane as the city hosted the XII Commonwealth Games. The Queensland Museum’s Commonwealth Games...

Queensland Museum, Grey Street and Melbourne Street, South Brisbane

27 Apr 2018 • 9:30am


Bookings essential. Become more flexible, fit and relaxed. This session is specifically designed for beginners and finishes with...

The Community Place, 33 Teevan Street, Stafford

27 Apr 2018 • 9:30am

Zumba Gold®

Ditch the workout, join the party featuring rhythms and dance moves to Latin and international beats. Targeted to suit older participants...

Mt Gravatt PCYC, 90 Klumpp Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

27 Apr 2018 • 9:55am

50 Plus: Zumba Gold/gentle exercise

Physical activity is an important component of maintaining a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle, especially as you grow older. Regular...

Not specified

27 Apr 2018 • 10:00am

Festival 2018

Bright Bold Boundless: Designing the Queen's Baton

Explore the fascinating design story behind the innovative Queen’s Baton for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at State Library of...

Asia Pacific Design Library, Level 2, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane

27 Apr 2018 • 11:00am

50 Plus: Line dancing

A choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows without regard for...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

27 Apr 2018 • 12:00pm

2018 Commonwealth Games Brisbane athletes parade

Celebrate our athletes’ achievements and meet them at the Brisbane parade to celebrate the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Dress in green and...

King George Square, Brisbane City

27 Apr 2018 • 1:00pm

50 Plus: Musical Discords

Enjoy singing or playing a musical instrument or maybe recite poetry, tap dance or do a magic act. You will be among a group of friends...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

27 Apr 2018 • 1:00pm

English conversation group

Our friendly and informal group meets at the library regularly on a Friday afternoon. Come along to make new friends and improve your...

Indooroopilly Library

27 Apr 2018 • 1:30pm

Black Holes: Journey into the Unknown

*BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Narrated by Geoffrey Rush. Black Holes is a show that imagines a place where time stands still, where the universal...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

27 Apr 2018 • 2:00pm

4MBS Festival of Classics: Celebrating serenades for strings!

Gary Thorpe and the Festival Quartet will explore the great music for strings written for strings past and present. The quartet will...

Carindale Library

27 Apr 2018 • 3:00pm

Cosmic Collisions

Narrated by Robert Redford. Dazzling and destructive cosmic collisions release energy that drives the growth and evolution of the...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

27 Apr 2018 • 3:30pm

Chermside English conversation group

This friendly and informal group meets at the library every Friday (except during school holidays). Come along to make new friends and...

Chermside Library

27 Apr 2018 • 3:30pm

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

27 Apr 2018 • 6:30pm

Friday nights at the Planetarium

Dynamic Earth

Narrated by Liam Neeson. Explore the inner workings of Earth's climatic system, the relationship of the Sun and Earth, as well as...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

27 Apr 2018 • 7:00pm
Booked out

Theatrical cemetery highlights tour at night

***This event is booked out*** Toowong Cemetery is a Brisbane icon and is the final resting place of hundreds of service men who fought...

Toowong Cemetery, Toowong

28 Apr 2018 • 10:00am

Growing edible flowers

Edible flowers are becoming very popular in restaurants, cafes and home gardens. Author and eco-educator Linda Brennan will teach you the...

Grange Library

28 Apr 2018 • 10:00am

Social media for writers

Social media is a powerful tool for writers. Explore strategies to draw in readers, build an engaged community, and promote your work....

Holland Park Library

28 Apr 2018 • 4:00pm

Australian Military Wives Brisbane concert on the green

Enjoy an afternoon concert within Cannon Garland Place, at the entrance of the historical Toowong Cemetery. The Australian Military Wives...

Toowong Cemetery, Toowong

28 Apr 2018 • 6:30pm

Barbershop Harmony Australia: Harmony Variety Concert

Barbershop Harmony Australia - Sunshine Region presents a Queensland program not to be missed!...

SunPAC, Macgregor

28 Apr 2018 • 7:30pm

War Horse - Toowong Cemetery movie night

Bring a blanket or a folding chair and come and enjoy a screening of the movie 'War Horse' on Cannon Garland Place, within Toowong...

Toowong Cemetery, Toowong

29 Apr 2018 • 11:00am

All Nations Festival

Don't miss out on the All Nations Festival, a fun free community event in Norman Buchan Park, Bardon. Come along and enjoy folkloric...

Norman Buchan Park, Bardon

29 Apr 2018 • 2:30pm

Love and Celebrations

'Love & Celebrations' ... with the Arioso Chamber Ensemble including Judit Molnar (soprano), Margaret Caley (baroque violin), Belinda...

Sandgate Town Hall

1 May 2018 • 12:00pm

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

Collister & Fix

Collister & Fix create a rare synergy by combining unique arrangements of timeless songs with their own unforgettable compositions....

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

1 May 2018 • 12:30pm

Ukulele (part two)

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

Zillmere PCYC, Zillmere Road, Zillmere

4 - 6 May 2018

Buddha Birth Day Festival

Since 1997 the Buddha Birth Day Festival has grown into one of Queensland’s most prestigious cultural events and is now recognized as the...

South Bank Parklands

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

5 May 2018 • 2:00pm

Acoustic afternoons

Drop in for a relaxed afternoon of acoustic music at the library. Enjoy a relaxed musical performance by local artists while you browse...

Wynnum Library

5 May 2018 • 4:30pm

Movie Night at Manly

Bring the family along for a movie night by the bay. Listen to ballads and watch marches by Windsor Brass on Saturday 5 May. The movie...

Little Bayside Park (road reserve)

12 May 2018 • 3:00pm

Chrome Street Fiesta

Local residents and businesses of Salisbury and Moorooka, with the support of Brisbane City Council are presenting the 3rd family...

Chrome Street, Salisbury

13 May 2018 • 11:00am

Mt Coot-tha Songwriters Festival

Enjoy a free family concert at the Mt Coot-tha Songwriters Festival....

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

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