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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.

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9 Sep - 30 Sep 2017

Brisbane Festival

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

Various locations across Brisbane

9 Sep - 30 Sep 2017
Free

Brisbane Festival

Laser Beak Man - Tim Sharp Exhibition

This exhibition of both classic and new artworks accompanies the production of Laser Beak Man....

La Boite, The Works, 6-8 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove

Mon 25 Sep 2017 | 9:00am

Bricks 4 Kidz Bat League LEGO® Workshop

The Bat League workshop is packed full of motorised models that are inspired by the Batman movie....

Upper Mt Gravatt Progress Hall

Mon 25 Sep 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

Mon 25 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

MoB Kids

Fruiti Bunting

Children will use their imagination and creativity to create their very own string of fruiti bunting. Crafters can use the shapes,...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Mon 25 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

MoB Kids

Fruiti Fold

Inspired by the beautiful fruits and vegetables growing in our region, little crafters get busy with scissors, colouring pencils and glue...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Mon 25 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Harvest to Hearth

Food and the domestic environment have long been a source of inspiration for local artists from still life to detailed interior scenes....

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Mon 25 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Tastes like Sunshine

Tastes like Sunshine explores the flavoursome side of our city’s character and reveals its rich and evolving food story through...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Mon 25 Sep 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

Mon 25 Sep 2017 | 10:30am
Free

Brisbane City Hall Heritage Tour

Join a tour of Brisbane City Hall and explore the much-loved, heritage-listed building, which is seen as the heart of Brisbane. Built...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

Mon 25 Sep 2017 | 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

Mon 25 Sep 2017 | 12:30pm

Craft - Key ring or luggage tag

Using locally tanned and sustainably sourced Australian leather this will last a lifetime. Personalise a key ring with lettering and...

Burnie Brae Centre, 545 Roghan Road, Fitzgibbon

Mon 25 Sep 2017 | 1:00pm
Free

Kayaking

Kayak eco adventure - There's nothing like kayaking to some of Brisbane's most interesting marine ecosystems and get to places where most...

Lota Camping Reserve, Lota

Mon 25 Sep 2017 | 2:30pm

MoB Kids

Sunshine Food Explorer Workshop

Kids will discover the seasonal, fresh, wholesome and delicious foods growing in Brisbane backyards in our Sunshine Food Explorer...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Tue 26 Sep 2017 | 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

Tue 26 Sep 2017 | 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

Tue 26 Sep 2017 | 9:30am
Free

Brisbane Nature Rangers

Invader Rangers - pest, weed, feral or friend?

Online bookings required. Brisbane Nature Rangers will have fun identifying native and invasive species through dip-netting for feral...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

Tue 26 Sep 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

Tue 26 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

MoB Kids

Fruiti Bunting

Children will use their imagination and creativity to create their very own string of fruiti bunting. Crafters can use the shapes,...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Tue 26 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

MoB Kids

Fruiti Fold

Inspired by the beautiful fruits and vegetables growing in our region, little crafters get busy with scissors, colouring pencils and glue...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Tue 26 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Latin American Dance

Enjoy the musical rhythms of Latin America and learn to dance in a fun and friendly atmosphere....

Fortitude Valley PCYC, 458 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley

Tue 26 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Seed and leaf creature

Take inspiration from living things to create sculptures out of natural materials. Create your own mini sculpture using found objects...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Wed 27 Sep 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

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Artist in Residence open studio

Come on in, sit down, slow down and enjoy the surroundings of Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre’s Artist in Residence open studio....

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

Wed 27 Sep 2017 | 5:45pm
Free

Brisbane Nature Rangers

Night adventures for kids

Brisbane Nature Rangers and their adult carers will enjoy a guided night walk to learn about our nocturnal wildlife and try to spot some...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

Thu 28 Sep 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Little Days Out

Superhero Escapades

Run! Jump! Fly! A super-energetic workshop aimed at building confidence, self-esteem and a healthy body in our youngest superstars. Hear...

South Bank Parklands

Thu 28 Sep 2017 | 9:30am
Free

Brisbane Nature Rangers

Bushland and backyard biodiversity - celebration day

Online bookings required. Have fun with hands-on activities and learn ways to help biodiversity in our bushland and backyards. Children...

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

Thu 28 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Living cards

Make homemade paper from recycled materials, flowers, leaves and seeds. Use the paper to make a living card which can be planted so that...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Fri 29 Sep 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

Fri 29 Sep 2017 | 7:30pm

Friday Night Sessions

Bella Gaia

Bella Gaia is a poetical musical journey around planet Earth, blending NASA science visualisations with cultural scenes from ancient...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

Sat 30 Sep 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

Sat 30 Sep 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Artist in Residence open studio and Fortunes in the Forest Workshop

Come on in, sit down, slow down and enjoy the surroundings of Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre’s Artist in Residence open studio....

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

Sat 30 Sep 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Geranium and Pelargonium Society of Brisbane/Qld Inc.

Geraniums and Pelargoniums are at their peak in September. Visitors to the show will view the lovely display of plants set up in the main...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Sat 30 Sep 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Nature walk in Boondall Wetlands

Drop into the Centre and check if a volunteer is available for guided walks on the Billai dhagun Circuit at Brisbane’s internationally...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

Sat 30 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Citra Malaysia 2017

Every country has a story to tell and the Citra Malaysia Cultural Festival is coming to Brisbane City to share theirs. The one-day...

King George Square, Brisbane City

Sat 30 Sep 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

Sat 30 Sep 2017 | 7:00pm
Free

Brisbane Festival

Sunsuper Riverfire

The night sky is our final canvas. Sunsuper Riverfire is Queensland’s ultimate fireworks display, wrapping up Brisbane Festival with a...

South Bank Parklands

Sun 1 Oct 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

Sun 1 Oct 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

Sun 1 Oct 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

Sun 1 Oct 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Cheese Festival

Brisbane Cheese Festival celebrates Australian artisan cheese producers with a packed program that includes cheese masterclasses, cheese...

Newstead Park, Newstead

Sun 1 Oct 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Bands in Parks

Shakespeare Festival

Join in with the medieval festivities at the annual Shakespeare Festival at Einbunpin Lagoon Park. The day includes sword demonstrations,...

Einbunpin Lagoon Park, Sandgate

Sun 1 Oct 2017 | 10:00am

Young Designers Market

The Young Designers Market features some of Brisbane's best up-and-coming designers and artists selling a range of fashion and...

South Bank Parklands

Tue 3 Oct 2017 | 12:00pm
Free

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

Anna Kho and the String Kho-tet

Don't miss out on Anna Kho and the String Kho-tet as they showcase the marimba and vibraphone, with unique arrangements of classical and...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

Wed 4 Oct 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

Fri 6 Oct 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Diwali 2017

Head along to King George Square for Diwali 2017 - The Indian Festival of Lights. Don't miss out on the non-stop entertainment, music,...

King George Square, Brisbane City

7 Oct - 8 Oct 2017
Free

Brisbane Open House 2017

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

Various locations across Brisbane

Sat 7 Oct 2017 | 2:00pm

Day on the Bay

Enjoy an afternoon and evening at Day on the Bay featuring music performances by Darryl Braithwaite, Joe Camelleri, Wendy Matthews,...

Decker Park, Brighton

Sat 7 Oct 2017 | 4:00pm
Free

Chinese Moon Festival

Join in the Chinese Moon Festival celebrations with Asian-inspired performances and festivities including lion dances, roving...

Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley

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