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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.

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.

7 - 19 Dec 2018
Free

The Enchanted Garden

Set amid winding pathways, towering trees and dense plant-life, The Enchanted Garden treats visitors to a magnificent evening walk with...

Roma Street Parkland

14 - 23 Dec 2018
Free

Carols by Twilight

We wish you a merry Christmas – and one filled with joyous song! South Bank Parklands’ Carols by Twilight makes River Quay its home from...

South Bank Parklands

14 - 23 Dec 2018
Free

Christmas Gift Market

South Bank’s Christmas Gift Market is spread across three locations - Stanley Street Plaza, The Arbour and Little Stanley Street, with...

South Bank Parklands

14 - 23 Dec 2018
Free

Christmas Parade

Brimming with music and merriment, this year's Christmas Parade will feature new exciting elements, hundreds of performers and of course...

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

17 Dec 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

17 Dec 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

17 Dec 2018 • 12:30pm
Free

Habitat homes kids workshop

Have you ever wondered what type of home the animals in your backyard like to live in? Come and learn about how to encourage wildlife...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

17 Dec 2018 • 12:30pm

Painted Clay Cactuses

Take inspiration from the Botanic Gardens cactus garden and create your own clay cactus in a pot, then paint it with vivid colours.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

17 Dec 2018 • 1:00pm
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

17 Dec 2018 • 1:00pm
Free

School holiday fun

Sphero robots in space

Join a coding adventure that is out of this world. Create your own solar system by programming Sphero to orbit the sun. No prior...

Inala Library

17 Dec 2018 • 1:30pm
Free

Email skills one for seniors

Connect with family, friends and organisations using email. Learn how to create an email account, send and reply to emails, create...

Annerley Library

17 Dec 2018 • 2:00pm
Free

Be Connected at the library

Get together with other locals taking part in Be Connected, a free Australian Government initiative helping you to develop digital skills...

Sunnybank Hills Library

17 Dec 2018 • 2:00pm
Free

Summer Reading

Performance: Red Rocket 3

Join three-piece live children’s band, Red Rocket 3 for high-energy performance. Enjoy live music, sing-a-longs, interactive games and a...

Carina Library

17 Dec 2018 • 3:00pm
Free

Summer Reading

Performance: Deano Yipadee’s Happy Hoe-Down

A fun live music performance with bestselling children’s author Deano Yipadee. Read, sing, dance and laugh along with Dean and his chart...

Sunnybank Hills Library

18 - 22 Dec 2018
Open

Merry Christmas - Holiday Workshop 2018

'Tis the season to be jolly, celebrate the day with fun time with painting! Let your Christmas spirit shine through your magical...

Richard Randall Art Studio

18 Dec 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

18 Dec 2018 • 9:30am

Gentle fitness

Enjoy specifically designed sessions to increase your fitness in a social environment. This is a GOLD event suitable for seniors.

Upper Mt Gravatt Progress Hall, Mount Gravatt

18 Dec 2018 • 10:00am

Print making: Cityscape Prints

We will look at the techniques of etching and print making to create a striking miniature city print using foam boards, pencils, acrylic...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

18 Dec 2018 • 10:30am
Free

Summer Reading

Workshop: Pizza gardens for kids

Who doesn’t love pizza? Grow the herbs and vegies that are your favourites for pizza by starting them off in your own mini pizza box...

Carina Library

18 Dec 2018 • 11:00am
Free

School holiday fun

SuperSteph Christmas puppet show

Get ready for Santa by decorating SuperSteph's house and make party food come alive with a magic wiggle of your fingers. Frosty the...

Chermside Library

18 Dec 2018 • 11:30am

Zumba Gold®

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

The Centenary Community Hub, 171 Dandenong Road, Mt Ommaney

18 Dec 2018 • 12:30pm

Print making: Lizard Prints

We will look at the techniques of etching and print making to create a striking miniature city print using foam boards, pencils, acrylic...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

18 Dec 2018 • 2:00pm
Free

Summer Reading

Performance: Red Rocket 3

Join three-piece live children’s band, Red Rocket 3 for high-energy performance. Enjoy live music, sing-a-longs, interactive games and a...

Inala Library

18 Dec 2018 • 7:00pm

OPAcize™ Greek Dance Fitness

This is a FUN workout incorporating Greek dance steps and music.  OPAcize™ is suitable for all ages and fitness levels....

Hamilton Town Hall, Hamilton

19 Dec 2018 • 8:00am

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...

Bayside Park, Manly

19 Dec 2018 • 8:30am

It's rocket science

Young rocket engineers will discover the wonders of rocket flight and space. Experience the excitement to build and launch water rockets...

7th Brigade Park, Chermside

19 Dec 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Lord Mayor's Green Heart Photography Competition

Lord Mayor's Green Heart Photography Competition roaming gallery

This year the Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition asked students and the public to capture emotive images with the theme ...

Brisbane Square Library

19 Dec 2018 • 9:30am
Free

Make a beansprout farm for kids

Did you know sprouts are one of the freshest and healthiest superfoods you can eat? In this hands-on workshop Roman Spur will show you...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

19 Dec 2018 • 11:00am
Free

Summer Reading

Performance: Red Rocket 3

Join three-piece live children’s band, Red Rocket 3 for high-energy performance. Enjoy live music, sing-a-longs, interactive games and a...

Toowong Library

19 Dec 2018 • 11:30am
Free

Make a beansprout farm for kids

Did you know sprouts are one of the freshest and healthiest superfoods you can eat? In this hands-on workshop Roman Spur will show you...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

19 Dec 2018 • 11:30am
Free

Summer Reading

Performance: Basil and Grumble’s Spirit of Christmas

Always a favourite with children, The Spirit of Christmas is a performance that seeks to capture the true essence of Christmas. Through...

Wynnum Library

20 Dec 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Lord Mayor's Green Heart Photography Competition

Lord Mayor's Green Heart Photography Competition roaming gallery

This year the Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition asked students and the public to capture emotive images with the theme ...

Brisbane Square Library

20 Dec 2018 • 5:00pm
Free

Creative Hangout

Intro to music production and recording

Visible Ink is hosting a series of casual creative hangouts to introduce you to new concepts and mediums. Everything from visual arts to...

Visible Ink, Fortitude Valley

20 Dec 2018 • 6:00pm
Free

Christmas Silent Disco

Have you ever been a part of, or seen a Silent Disco? They are possibly one of the most entertaining things in existence....

The Pod, Brunswick Street Mall

21 Dec 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Lord Mayor's Green Heart Photography Competition

Lord Mayor's Green Heart Photography Competition roaming gallery

This year the Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition asked students and the public to capture emotive images with the theme ...

Brisbane Square Library

21 Dec 2018 • 2:00pm
Free

Summer Reading

Workshop: Pizza gardens for kids

Who doesn’t love pizza? Grow the herbs and vegies that are your favourites for pizza by starting them off in your own mini pizza box...

Ashgrove Library

22 Dec 2018 • 7:45am
Free

Mitchelton Organic Gardeners

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

Mitchelton Library

31 Dec 2018 • 8:30pm
Free

New Year's Eve fireworks

Welcome in 2019 with a stunning fireworks display at South Bank! There’ll be two fireworks shows – one at 8.30pm for families and one at...

South Bank Parklands

1 Jan 2019 • 12:00am
Free

New Year's Eve fireworks

Welcome in 2019 with a stunning fireworks display at South Bank! There’ll be two fireworks shows – one at 8.30pm for families and one at...

South Bank Parklands

5 Jan 2019 • 11:00am

FOMO FESTIVAL

Australia’s mainstay summer festival FOMO returns this January with a colossal line-up of artists leading the forefront in hip-hop and...

Riverstage, Brisbane City

9 Feb 2019 • 4:00pm
Free

Bris Asia

Lunar New Year

Come and celebrate  Lunar New Year in Fortitude Valley’s Chinatown Mall. Get involved in the festivities with lion and dragon...

Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley

10 Feb 2019 • 12:00pm
Free

Bris Asia

Lunar New Year

Come and celebrate  Lunar New Year in Fortitude Valley’s Chinatown Mall. Get involved in the festivities with lion and dragon...

Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley

10 Feb 2019 • 8:00pm

Sarah Millican - Control Enthusiast

Award-winning comedian and writer Sarah Millican is back with a brand new show! You’ll learn about road rage, Rescue Men, farting in...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

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