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Brisbane City Council helps deliver more than 50,000 markets, festivals and events each year. Check out featured and free events, festivals, art exhibitions, workshops, fitness and well-being classes, cultural events, local markets and more. Like our What's On Brisbane Facebook page to find out about events, festivals and entertainment in our vibrant, creative city in your Facebook news feed.

Looking for trinkets, treasures or gifts for loved ones? Check out one of the many markets taking place around Brisbane.

Council also publishes community events in Brisbane on our Facebook community events calendar. Check the terms and conditions and event listing criteria and complete the submission form to list an event.

25 Apr 2019 • 4:28am
Free

Brisbane Anzac Day Dawn Service

As the name suggests, the Dawn Service begins just before dawn, with the sun rising as it draws to a close. Steeped in tradition and...

Anzac Square, Brisbane City

25 Apr 2019 • 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

25 Apr 2019 • 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 Apr 2019 • 9:00am

50 Plus: Embroidery group

Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. The basic techniques include chain...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

25 Apr 2019 • 9:30am

Making Rainbows

Join in on these music, movement and sensory classes for young children and babies....

Forest Lake Community Hall

25 Apr 2019 • 10:00am

50 Plus: Old time ballroom dancing

This activity includes Old Time / New Vogue traditional dance. It includes a social dance each Thursday that is widely attended across...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

25 Apr 2019 • 10:00am
Free

Anzac Day Parade

The Anzac Day Parade Brisbane is held annually for the citizens of Queensland to recognise the sacrifice of those members of the...

Adelaide Street, Brisbane City

25 Apr 2019 • 1:00pm
Free

Bands in Parks

Anzac Swing

This Anzac Day enjoy music from the swingtime era will ring through the botanic gardens with an afternoon performance by BSB Swing. Take...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

25 Apr 2019 • 1:10pm

50 Plus: Zumba Gold

This specialty course is designed to teach active older adults and addresses the anatomical, physiological and psychological needs...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

26 Apr 2019 • 6:00am
Free

Pilates

Pilates strengthens the core through flowing abdominal based movements.

Arthur Davis Park

26 Apr 2019 • 7:30am
Free

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, Burnie Brae Park, Kuran Street, Chermside

26 Apr 2019 • 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

26 Apr 2019 • 8:30am
Free

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. A dynamic...

Keong Park, Stafford

26 Apr 2019 • 8:30am
Free

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. A dynamic...

Newstead Park, Newstead

26 Apr 2019 • 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

26 Apr 2019 • 9:00am

Aqua aerobics

Get your body moving at this aqua aerobics class with Irina at Langlands Park Memorial Pool.

Langlands Park Memorial Pool, Stones Corner

26 Apr 2019 • 9:00am
Free

Fit'n'fifties mat pilates

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

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

26 Apr 2019 • 9:00am
Free

Tai Chi for health

Gentle exercise for complete fitness. This is a safe and easy-to-learn program proven to:...

Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point

26 Apr 2019 • 9:55am

50 Plus: Zumba Gold

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

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

26 Apr 2019 • 10:00am
Free

Guided walk in Karawatha Forest

Did you know the Karawatha Forest is one of the largest areas of remnant bushland within our city? Learn about the local flora and fauna...

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

26 Apr 2019 • 10:30am
Free

Computer help (Cantonese)

Learn how to find your way around a Windows computer. Bring your computer questions to a group help session facilitated by library staff.

Sunnybank Hills Library

26 Apr 2019 • 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

26 Apr 2019 • 11:00am
Free

Exploring MBS – Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert

Gary Thorpe and the Festival Quartet will explore the music of these much loved composers, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of 4MBS.

Carindale Library

27 Apr 2019 • 7:45am
Free

Mitchelton Organic Gardeners (Inc)

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

Mitchelton Library

27 Apr 2019 • 8:00am
Free

Grange Library Growers working bee

Visit Grange Library to help tend the citrus and herb garden and join in easy gardening tasks.

Grange Library

27 Apr 2019 • 8:00am
Free

Yoga back to nature

Reconnect with nature, relax, meet new people and enjoy yoga in the peaceful green surrounds of Karawatha Forest. Afterwards explore the...

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

27 Apr 2019 • 9:00am
Free

Community tree planting (Woolloongabba)

Join us to plant street trees and make your neighbourhood cooler, shadier and greener. Come along and meet your neighbours, enjoy a...

Buranda Playground Park, Woolloongabba

27 Apr 2019 • 10:00am
Free

BrisStyle Handmade Markets

The BrisStyle Handmade Markets, held at The State Library of Queensland will give the people of Brisbane a chance to shop local and...

South Bank Parklands

27 Apr 2019 • 10:00am
Free

Guided walk in Karawatha Forest

Did you know the Karawatha Forest is one of the largest areas of remnant bushland within our city? Learn about the local flora and fauna...

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

27 Apr 2019 • 10:00am
Free

Meet wildlife neighbours

Meet some live native animals usually found in the wetlands, bush, and even in our backyards. Children will have an opportunity to get up...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

27 Apr 2019 • 10:00am
Free

Planning for abundance

Having a plan and knowing what to plant where throughout the year is one fundamental key to successful gardening. Learn how to eat...

Mt Gravatt Library

27 Apr 2019 • 10:00am

Sensational Herbs with Brian Sams

There are many reasons to grow herbs in your garden: as companion plants, for medicinal use and for the kitchen. Learn the secrets to...

Nundah Library

27 Apr 2019 • 10:00am
Free

Shakespeare in the Gardens

Celebrate the work and times of the Great Bard with us. See Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens transform into an Elizabethan pageant of music,...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

27 Apr 2019 • 12:00pm
Free

Gigs and Picnics

Grab a blanket, picnic basket and bring a group to enjoy an afternoon of Gigs and Picnics in the City....

City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City

28 Apr 2019 • 10:00am
Free

Brisbane Kite Festival

The Brisbane Kite Festival will be a fantastic day for the whole family with the most spectacular kites ever seen over the skies of...

Murarrie Recreation Ground, Murarrie

28 Apr 2019 • 10:00am
Free

Bands in Parks

Quarantine Strings

Imagine you have been quarantined on a ship at Fort Lytton because of the outbreak of Spanish flu. Experience a chamber music concert...

Fort Lytton National Park, 160 South Street, Lytton

28 Apr 2019 • 11:00am
Free

Bands in Parks

Steam and Steel

Music and markets in the morning at the local community day in the park at Bracken Ridge. Join the local Lions Club for a sausage sizzle,...

McPherson Park, Bracken Ridge

28 Apr 2019 • 12:00pm
Free

Suitcase Rummage

Suitcase Rummage is back! Browse the goods for sale at this mini scaled market. Filled to the brim with books, clothes, records, bits and...

Reddacliff Place, Brisbane City

30 Apr 2019 • 11:00am
Free

Exploring MBS: Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert

Gary Thorpe and the Festival Quartet will explore the music of these much loved composers, celebrating the 40th anniversary of 4MBS.

Indooroopilly Library

30 Apr 2019 • 12:00pm
Free

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

The Life and Music of Neil Diamond

Ludy Sigrist presents his favourite hits from one of the world's premier contemporary entertainers, Neil Diamond....

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

3 - 5 May 2019
Free

Buddha Birth Day Festival

Since 1997 the Buddha Birth Day Festival has grown into one of Queensland’s most prestigious cultural events attracting in excess of 200...

South Bank Parklands

4 - 19 May 2019

Brisbane Street Art Festival

Brisbane Street Art Festival (BSAF) is a city wide outdoor art festival returning this May....

Various locations around Brisbane

4 May 2019 • 3:00pm
Free

Curragundi Laneway Festival

Come and celebrate the completion of the Jindalee Village Precinct Project at the Curragundi Laneway Festival on 4 May – the best little...

Curragundi Road Shopping Village, Curragundi Road, Jindalee

10 May - 23 Jun 2019

4MBS Festival of Classics

The 4MBS Festival of Classics, Australia's largest classical music festival, opens on 10 May and runs until 23 June with over 700 of...

Various locations around Brisbane

10 May 2019 • 12:00pm
Free

Botanica

Botanica - Contemporary Art Outside

For 10 days in May, Botanica will once again transform the City Botanic Gardens into an outdoor gallery inciting new perspectives through...

City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City

10 May 2019 • 3:00pm
Free

Botanica

Afternoon art walk

Take a guided tour of the Botanica exhibition throughout the City Botanic Gardens for further insight into the artworks and their...

City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City

10 May 2019 • 4:00pm
Free

Botanica

Design language: visual influences on people and society - artist panel

Join Botanica artists, Heidi Axelsen + Hugo Moline (MAPA), Inkahoots and Five Mile Radius in a discussion facilitated by QUT School for...

Queens Gardens, 144 George Street, Brisbane City

10 May 2019 • 5:00pm
Free

Botanica

Botanica by Night - up late sessions

Stay late in the gardens enjoying artworks after dark....

City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City

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