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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 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.

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17 Jun - 11 Jul 2017

Winter Festival

Bring the family along to King George Square for iceskating and winter wonderland fun in front of Brisbane's stunning City Hall. Enjoy...

King George Square, Brisbane City

23 Jun 2017 | 10:00am
Free

100% Brisbane

We are pulling back the layers of our city, going beneath the surface of high rises and the jacaranda trees to discover the very real...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

23 Jun 2017 | 10:00am
Free

One Million Stars to End Violence

One Million Stars to End Violence is a love and peace-filled community project. These beautiful stars are symbols of light, courage and...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

23 Jun 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Robert Andrew: Our mutable histories

History is a changeable force. It is recorded, erased, re-written and scraped back revealing rich cross-sections of layered lives and...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

23 Jun 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Scenes of our city

Architecture embraces natural, indigenous and cultural heritage to make a significant contribution to the urban life and development of...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

23 Jun 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Sit. Pose. Snap. Brisbane Portrait Photography 1850 - 1950

Long before smartphones and selfies, people visited a studio portrait photographer to capture an image of themselves they wanted to share...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

23 Jun 2017 | 10:15am
Free

Brisbane City Hall Clock Tower Tour

Take a ride up to Brisbane City Hall’s Clock Tower and explore the most iconic feature of this much-loved, heritage-listed building....

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

23 Jun 2017 | 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

23 Jun 2017 | 4:00pm
Free

English conversation group

This friendly and informal group meets at the library every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Make new friends and improve your English....

Brisbane Square Library

23 Jun 2017 | 5:00pm

The Collective Markets

The Collective Markets are a South Bank must-do experience while in Brisbane. They feature plenty of cool trinkets and goodies that you...

South Bank Parklands

24 Jun 2017 | 6:00am
Free

Jan Powers Farmers Markets

Every Saturday morning, the walkway at the front of Brisbane Powerhouse fills with market stalls selling a variety of fresh products....

Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

24 Jun 2017 | 7:00am
Free

Pop-up Litter Shop

Join us for fun and family-friendly activities and find out what you can do to keep New Farm Park clean and litter-free....

New Farm Park, New Farm

24 Jun 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Artist in Residence open studio and Half Moon film screening

Join Artist in Residence Caitlin Franzmann and drop in for an Open Studio from 9am-2pm. Caitlin Franzmann is an installation artist...

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

24 Jun 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Cooling our community - a park shade and street tree planting and celebration event

Free, green, local and family friendly! This is not your average park event. Join in this unique community experience where you will have...

C.A. O'Sullivan Park, Acacia Ridge

24 Jun 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Cooling our community

Geckoes wildlife show and talk

Drop in anytime to get up close and personal with real wildlife! Chat to the rangers, ask questions and pose for photos. There will also...

C.A. O'Sullivan Park, Acacia Ridge

24 Jun 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Photos around Brisbane

Join a guided walk with a professional photographer. Explore the great outdoors to find interesting and artistic ways of taking everyday...

Anzac Square, Brisbane City

24 Jun 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Cooling our community

Pop-up playground

Join Sparky Do Dah for this drop in style pop-up playground! Stop in anytime to play games and activities. What about walking on stilts,...

C.A. O'Sullivan Park, Acacia Ridge

24 Jun 2017 | 9:00am

Snow4Kids

Get ready to get your hands on real snow in Brisbane this winter! Snow4Kids is back at South Bank from 24 June to 9 July with real...

South Bank Parklands

24 Jun 2017 | 9:30am
Free

Children's book-to-movie event: Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Long Haul

Based on the ninth book in the beloved Jeff Kinney series, The Long Haul sees Greg’s family on a summer vacation filled with adventure,...

Hamilton Library

24 Jun 2017 | 9:30am
Free

Cooling our community

Eco photography smart phone workshop

Calling all budding photographers! Bazil Grumble invites you to bring along your camera or smart phone to this eco photography workshop...

C.A. O'Sullivan Park, Acacia Ridge

24 Jun 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Circus Skills

Come and try a range of activities including plate spinning, poi twirling, flower sticks, hoops, juggling, pogo sticks, stilts and much...

Decker Park, Brighton

24 Jun 2017 | 10:00am
Free

CreateIt

Drop in to spark your child’s imagination through learning by making. Participate in hands-on activities that explore science, technology...

Indooroopilly Library

24 Jun 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Dash and Dot robots

Discover a new world of learning, play and adventure with Dash and Dot robots. Participants will learn programming concepts and send...

West End Library

24 Jun 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Peter Pan adventures

Come and explore the characters from Peter Pan in this super-energetic drama workshop. Hear the story then act out the characters from...

Orleigh Park, West End

24 Jun 2017 | 10:00am

The Collective Markets

The Collective Markets are a South Bank must-do experience while in Brisbane. They feature plenty of cool trinkets and goodies that you...

South Bank Parklands

24 Jun 2017 | 10:30am
Free

Children's book-to-movie event: Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Long Haul

Based on the ninth book in the beloved Jeff Kinney series, The Long Haul sees Greg’s family on a summer vacation filled with adventure,...

Wynnum Library

24 Jun 2017 | 11:00am
Free

Children's book-to-movie event: Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Long Haul

Based on the ninth book in the beloved Jeff Kinney series, The Long Haul sees Greg’s family on a summer vacation filled with adventure,...

Sandgate Library

24 Jun 2017 | 1:00pm
Free

Circus Skills

Come and try a range of activities including plate spinning, poi twirling, flower sticks, hoops, juggling, pogo sticks, stilts and much...

Kalinga Park, Kalinga

25 Jun 2017 | 6:00am
Free

Bardon Community Markets

Head along to the Bardon Community Markets to browse stalls and support the local community. Grab a bite to eat for breakfast, pick up...

Norman Buchan Park, Bardon

25 Jun 2017 | 8:00am
Free

Riverside at the Gardens Market

Head along to the Riverside Markets, a weekend farmers market, located in the City Botanic Gardens and the lower block of Albert Street....

City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City

25 Jun 2017 | 9:00am

The Collective Markets

The Collective Markets are a South Bank must-do experience while in Brisbane. They feature plenty of cool trinkets and goodies that you...

South Bank Parklands

25 Jun 2017 | 9:55am
Free

Grass Roots - a community planting event

Connect with the forest in the city. Come along for a day filled with sustainability workshops, talks, crafts, bites, good vibes and good...

Goodenia Reserve, Brighton

25 Jun 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Meet Ocean Creatures at Boondall Wetlands

Drop-in to this engaging and interactive activity where children will learn about marine life. Meet some animals that dwell beneath the...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

25 Jun 2017 | 11:15am
Free

Grass Roots

Goodenia Reserve walk and talk

Join the Brighton Wetlands Habitat Group as they guide you through Goodenia Reserve, which is part of the Brighton Wetlands. The area is...

Goodenia Reserve, Brighton

25 Jun 2017 | 12:00pm
Free

Bands in Parks

At The Newmarket

Engage with your local community at Newmarket with food trucks, entertainment, live music, children’s activities and lots more. Furry...

Newmarket Bowls Club, 212 Ashgrove Avenue, Ashgrove

25 Jun 2017 | 1:15pm
Free

Grass Roots

Goodenia Reserve walk and talk

Join the Brighton Wetlands Habitat Group as they guide you through Goodenia Reserve, which is part of the Brighton Wetlands. The area is...

Goodenia Reserve, Brighton

26 Jun 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Chocolate At Risk

The Cacao tree (Theobroma cacao) produces seeds from which we make cocoa and chocolate. Imagine life without either of these yummy treats...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

26 Jun 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Secret Stories

Inspired by Indigenous artist Robert Andrew’s exhibition Our mutable histories, learn how to write a secret story using wax and crayon in...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

26 Jun 2017 | 2:00pm
Free

Wild Things drama

Starting with a reading of the book Where the Wild Things Are, we then offer a drama workshop based around the story. Creativity,...

Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks

27 Jun 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Secret Stories

Inspired by Indigenous artist Robert Andrew’s exhibition Our mutable histories, learn how to write a secret story using wax and crayon in...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

27 Jun 2017 | 12:00pm
Free

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

Alex Parkmen

A graduate of Kiev Conservatorium, Alex Parkmen trained as a classical and jazz pianist. He always sought to combine the two genresto...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

28 Jun 2017 | 8:00am
Free

Jan Powers Farmers Markets

Visit the Jan Powers Farmers Market in Reddacliff Place every Wednesday where the country meets the city. Purchase farm fresh produce,...

Reddacliff Place, Brisbane City

28 Jun 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Secret Stories

Inspired by Indigenous artist Robert Andrew’s exhibition Our mutable histories, learn how to write a secret story using wax and crayon in...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

28 Jun 2017 | 12:00pm
Free

Gathering

Kaylah Truth

Equipped with robust rhymes that are unapologetically honest, Kaylah and Garret perform a dynamic set full of truth and groove.

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

29 Jun 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Secret Stories

Inspired by Indigenous artist Robert Andrew’s exhibition Our mutable histories, learn how to write a secret story using wax and crayon in...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

30 Jun - 16 Jul 2017
Free

Black History Month

Urban Dreaming Exhibition

Come see a collection of artwork collated by the Inala Elders which showcases the talents of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

Inala Elders, 79-91 Poinsettia Street, Inala

30 Jun 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Black History Month

Inala NAIDOC Week Launch

Join the Inala Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to launch their NAIDOC Week celebrations....

Inala Civic Centre, 4/1 Kittyhawk Avenue, Inala

30 Jun 2017 | 5:00pm

The Collective Markets

The Collective Markets are a South Bank must-do experience while in Brisbane. They feature plenty of cool trinkets and goodies that you...

South Bank Parklands

1 Jul 2017 | 6:00am
Free

Jan Powers Farmers Markets

Every Saturday morning, the walkway at the front of Brisbane Powerhouse fills with market stalls selling a variety of fresh products....

Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

5 Jul - 6 Jul 2017
Free

Black History Month

Inala NAIDOC Family Fun Day

Join the Inala Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community for their NAIDOC Week celebrations. Entertainment includes dance...

C.J. Greenfield Sports Complex, Richlands

6 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Black History Month

Northside NAIDOC Community Fun Day

Come along and enjoy the Northside NAIDOC Week celebrations. Check out the live band, dance performances, information stalls, art and...

Koobara Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Kindergarten, 421 Beams Road, Taigum

7 Jul - 31 Jul 2017

Queensland Music Festival

Katie Noonan (Artistic Director) will bring together the best of local, national and international musicians in the Queensland Music...

Various locations across Brisbane

7 Jul 2017 | 9:00am

Black History Month

Musgrave Park NAIDOC Family Fun Day

Come and celebrate South East Queensland's largest NAIDOC Week festival with children's activities, face painting, live performances and...

Musgrave Park, South Brisbane

8 Jul 2017 | 11:00am

Pullen Vale Folk Festival

Celebrate the Pullen Vale Folk Festival during its inaugural year. Enjoy collaborative music featuring voices from across the community...

John Sprent Reserve, Moggill

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