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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.

Get ready for the return of Brisbane's world class arts and cultural festival, Brisbane Festival! From 8-29 September enjoy theatre, music, dance, circus acts and so much more! 

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.

8 - 29 Sep 2018

Brisbane Festival

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

Various locations around Brisbane

25 Sep 2018 • 7:00am
Free

Beginner junior mountain bike skills

Bookings essential. For riders that can ride but want to improve their skills for off-road. Session are held on grass only....

Gap Creek Reserve Picnic Area

25 Sep 2018 • 7:30am
Free

Pilates

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

Bracken Ridge Reserve, Barrett Street, Bracken Ridge

25 Sep 2018 • 8:00am
Free

Fish Wise™

We take the tangles out of fishing! You will learn how to gather your bait, tie fishing knots, put various baits on the hook, cast a rod...

Colmslie Reserve

25 Sep 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

25 Sep 2018 • 8:00am
Free

Wheely Fun

Bookings essential. Riding's more fun on two wheels - our friendly trainer will help your young one make the transition from training...

Teralba Park, Everton Park

25 Sep 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

25 Sep 2018 • 8:30am
Free

Intermediate junior mountain bike skills

Bookings essential. For confident riders that want to experience riding off-road....

Gap Creek Reserve Picnic Area

25 Sep 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

25 Sep 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Become a Wheel World Wizard

Bookings essential. Through riding-based games and fun activities learn the skills you need to have fun off-road and on the bikeways....

Teralba Park, Everton Park

25 Sep 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Computer skills one

Learn how to use the keyboard and mouse, and find your way around a Windows computer. Perfect for the first time user....

Sunnybank Hills Library

25 Sep 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

25 Sep 2018 • 9:30am
Free

Nature Rangers: Biodiversity & Backyards

Help preserve biodiversity in the bush and our backyards. Children will meet bush-carers, visit a bush-care site, examine a worm-farm,...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

25 Sep 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

25 Sep 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

25 Sep 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Bam Cubby Boo

Build a cubby out of bamboo and decorate it. Children are to be accompanied by adults. Location: Meet at the Children's Playground area.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

25 Sep 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Pollen Power

Be a pollinator and take part in the pollen wars. Explore the amazing world of flowers to learn how pollen is essential for the...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

25 Sep 2018 • 10:00am

Spring Holiday Art Class

A fun workshop is on this spring! We'll be inspired by Pablo Picasso's self-portraits. Let's explore the story and try out your own!

Richard Randall Art Studio

25 Sep 2018 • 10:15am

MoB Kids

Imagination Map Making

Maps help us to explore the world by marking features of the land or sea. But how would you help a friend explore a land of your...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

25 Sep 2018 • 11:00am
Free

School holiday fun

Build a miniature garden

Children will create their own miniature garden including a range of ornamental plants for colour, texture and scent. Presented by...

Chermside Library

25 Sep 2018 • 12:00pm
Free

Brisbane Festival

Michael Griffiths - Cole

Cabaret performer Michael Griffiths explores the colourful life and timeless songs of Cole Porter, including 'You're the Top', 'It's De...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

25 Sep 2018 • 2:00pm
Free

School holiday fun

Succulent gardening for children

Children will decorate, plant and take home their very own succulent planter. Learn all about caring for potted plants. Presented by...

Wynnum Library

25 Sep 2018 • 7:00pm

Brisbane Festival

Tivoli in the Round: The Polish Club

The savage swing of vintage rock and roll collides with the pleading pitch of classic and gravel-gargling soul in Polish Club’s kicking...

The Tivoli, 52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley

26 Sep 2018 • 9:30am
Free

Wicked wicking for kids

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

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

26 Sep 2018 • 10:00am
Free

School holiday fun

Diwali song, dance and stories

Join Roushini for an interactive celebration of Diwali (Deepawali) and learn more about the songs and traditions of this Indian festival...

Garden City Library

26 Sep 2018 • 10:00am
Free

School holiday fun

Succulent gardening

Children will decorate, plant and take home their very own succulent planter. Learn all about caring for potted plants and the wonderful...

Sunnybank Hills Library

26 Sep 2018 • 11:00am
Free

Brisbane Festival

BrainBuzz Live

Join Channel Nine's new children's science show for experiments, explosions and plenty of excitement....

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

26 Sep 2018 • 11:30am
Free

Wicked wicking for kids

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

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

26 Sep 2018 • 2:00pm
Free

School holiday fun

Build a miniature garden

Children will create their own miniature garden including a range of ornamental plants for colour, texture and scent. Presented by...

Indooroopilly Library

26 Sep 2018 • 6:15pm
Free

Nature Rangers: Night Adventures

Enjoy a guided night-walk and discover the wonders of Raven Street Reserve in the dark! Nature Rangers will walk 2kms and the activity...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

26 Sep 2018 • 7:00pm

Brisbane Festival

Tivoli in the Round: Sarah Blasko

Triple ARIA-winner Sarah Blasko writes songs that strike with rare immediacy, clarity and purpose - melodies beguilingly simple, lyrics...

The Tivoli, 52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley

26 Sep 2018 • 9:45pm

Brisbane Festival

Jen Cloher

Join Melbourne singer-songwriter Jen Cloher for a special and intimate solo performance as she returns to Brisbane Festival with her...

South Bank Parklands

27 Sep 2018 • 7:00pm

Brisbane Festival

Tivoli in the Round: Gareth Liddiard

Singer-guitarist-songwriter Gareth Liddiard (The Drones/Tropical F*ck Storm) offers music and lyrics deriving from folk, punk, electronic...

The Tivoli, 52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley

27 Sep 2018 • 9:45pm

Brisbane Festival

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Hailed as one of the breakout stars of the Australian music scene, Melbourne five-piece Rolling Blackouts Coast Fever will perform their...

South Bank Parklands

28 Sep 2018 • 6:30pm
Free

Brisbane Festival

#CELEBRATEBRISBANE River of Light

This art-meets-technology water fountain, light and laser spectacular illuminates the night in a spellbinding celebration of our river....

South Bank Parklands

28 Sep 2018 • 8:00pm

Brisbane Festival

Eskimo Joe in concert with Camerata

Iconic indie rock band Eskimo Joe rocks to the full backing of Camerata - Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra. Over the past 21 years, Eskimo...

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), South Brisbane

29 Sep 2018 • 10:00am

Brisbane Festival

House of Mirrors

Do our minds distort mirrors? Or do mirrors distort our minds? Since the 19th century, mirror mazes have been physically and...

South Bank Parklands

29 Sep 2018 • 4:00pm
Free

Brisbane Festival

Sunsuper Riverfire

Sunsuper Riverfire celebrates the end of three weeks of Queensland’s largest arts and cultural event, wrapping up Brisbane Festival with...

South Bank Parklands

30 Sep 2018 • 6:00am
Free

Northey Street Sunday Organic Famers Market

Northey Street Sunday Organic Farmers Market supports local organic farmers and ethical makers....

Northey Street City Farm

30 Sep 2018 • 9:30am
Free

Dragonboating

Have fun learning how to paddle in a 12m dragon boat and see the city from a different perspective. Paddling will be on Breakfast Creek...

Yowoggera Park, Albion

30 Sep 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Cheese to Please Festival

Send your taste buds into overdrive with Brisbane’s biggest cheese festival. The ‘Cheese To Please’ Festival will be an eclectic mix of...

Newstead House

30 Sep 2018 • 11:00am
Free

Stand Tall for PTS - Post Traumatic Stress Awareness Day

Stand Tall 4 PTS presents its second annual major awareness day and the official launch of the 2018 Lightning Bolt II Convoy in...

Western Districts Rugby Football Club, 65 Sylvan Road, Toowong

7 Oct 2018 • 10:00am
Free

MOSAIC Festival

MOSAIC is a world music and dance spectacular, that in many ways follows on from the highly popular Queensland Multicultural Festival of...

Roma Street Parkland

13 - 14 Oct 2018
Free

Brisbane Open House

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

Various locations across Brisbane

14 Oct 2018 • 11:00am

Festitalia

Brisbane’s famous Festitalia, the one-day celebration of all things Italian, is set to be bigger and better than ever, with a world-class...

Spencer Park, Newmarket

20 Oct 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Brisbane Tomato Festival

Celebrate growing and cooking with heirloom tomatoes. This inaugural event will be presented by the Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens ...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

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