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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

17 - 20 May 2018
Free

'Caryatid' 2018 by Micheal Zavros

Micheal Zavros' artwork will be projected on the William Jolly Bridge from 5.30-10pm, 17-20 May 2018....

William Jolly Bridge, Brisbane City

20 May 2018 • 6:00pm
Free

Co-MMotion: all that remains

In a city full of concrete that never misses a beat do we really understand what is beneath our feet?...

Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point

21 - 25 May 2018
Free

'The Fighting Dragons of Ara' by Suavi Lipinski

Suavi Lipinski's artwork will be projected on the William Jolly Bridge from 5.30-10pm, 21-25 May 2018....

William Jolly Bridge, Brisbane City

21 May 2018 • 6:00am
Free

10 of the best

This program combines both strength and cardio exercises providing participants with a highly challenging activity. This program...

Toowong Memorial Park, Toowong

21 May 2018 • 6:00am
Free

Active and Healthy Challenge

Athletic warrior circuit

Bookings essential. Be inspired and build body strength. This is a great circuit if preparing for Tough Mudder or Spartan type races.

Robertson Park, Taringa

21 May 2018 • 7:00am
Free

Fitness challenge

Make a start to a healthier and slimmer you by mixing with like-minded people for a great workout. Nutrition and exercise tips to help...

City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City

21 May 2018 • 7:00am

Pilates

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

Moora Park, Shorncliffe

21 May 2018 • 7:30am
Free

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...

Northshore Riverside Park, Hamilton

21 May 2018 • 8:00am

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...

Old Friary, 139 Brookfield Road, Kenmore Hills

21 May 2018 • 8:00am
Free

Yoga and meditation

A gentle and flowing style of yoga that emphasises breathing and relaxation techniques while improving muscle strength and control,...

Toowong Community Hall, Josling Street, Toowong

21 May 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

21 May 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

21 May 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

21 May 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Library and Information Week treasure hunt

Solve the clues to find the mystery books and authors hiding in the library. Ideal for all ages.

Indooroopilly Library

21 May 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Mums & bubs soccer

Bookings essential. Exciting and fun soccer activities with enthusiastic and energetic coaches. A safe and relaxed environment for...

Kuringgai Park, Fitzgibbon

21 May 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Zumba Gold®

Perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower...

Meadowlands Picnic Ground Park, Tingalpa

21 May 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...

7th Brigade Park, Chermside

21 May 2018 • 9:30am
Free

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

21 May 2018 • 10:00am
Free

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

21 May 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

21 May 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

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 • 9:00am
Free

Library and Information Week treasure hunt

Solve the clues to find the mystery books and authors hiding in the library. Ideal for all ages.

Indooroopilly Library

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

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

22 May 2018 • 9:30am

Making Rainbows

Music, movement and sensory classes for young children and babies.  For more information visit Making Rainbows.

Hamilton Town Hall

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
Free

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

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 • 1:30pm

We Are Aliens!

*BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Narrated by Rupert Grint. The human race is connected better than ever before but could we one day be part of a...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, 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

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 • 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

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 • 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

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