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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.

From Friday 10 to Sunday 19 August, come and visit us at this year's Ekka! Located at the Woolworths Pavillion, we'll have loads of activities and prizes up for grabs. Find out 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.

18 Aug 2018 • 7:45am
Free

Mitchelton Organic Gardeners

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

Mitchelton Library

18 Aug 2018 • 8:00am
Free

Meditation and relaxation for all

Bookings essential. Improve your self-esteem, physical fitness and confidence and enjoy a healthy mind, body and soul. The Japanese...

7th Brigade Park, Chermside

18 Aug 2018 • 8:00am
Free

Outdoor training

Live longer healthier lifestyles with cutting edge training techniques. Get the most out of a basic but effective education on nutrition.

Svoboda Park, Kuraby

18 Aug 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...

New Farm Park, New Farm

18 Aug 2018 • 8:00am
Free

Tai Chi for health

Gentle exercise for complete fitness. This is a safe and easy-to-learn program proven to: relieve pain and reduce stiffness improve...

Orleigh Park, West End

18 Aug 2018 • 8:00am
Free

Yoga and meditation

Improve your muscle strength, posture, balance, flexibility and mental awareness. A flowing style of yoga that emphasises breathing and...

Guyatt Park, St Lucia

18 Aug 2018 • 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

18 Aug 2018 • 8:00am
Free

Yoga by the river

Join us for Hatha yoga classes that are suitable for everybody. Move, breath and stretch. All levels catered for.

Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point

18 Aug 2018 • 8:00am
Free

Zumba® fitness

Dance to great music and burn a ton of calories without even realising it. These classes provide a large calorie burn through aerobic...

Bayside Park, Manly

18 Aug 2018 • 8:00am
Free

Zumba® fitness

Ditch the workout, join the party with a fun filled dance fitness class to music from all around the world. Options for all ages and...

Kalinga Park, Kalinga

18 Aug 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Compost and worm farming workshop

Find out how to turn kitchen scraps into rich nutrients for your garden. Brisbane City Council is committed to keeping Brisbane clean,...

Gabba Hill Community Garden, 2 Fleurs Street, Woolloongabba

18 Aug 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Love Food Hate Waste pop up!

One in five bags of shopping we buy ends up in the bin. Australian households could save up to $3800 by planning meals, shopping with a...

Toowong Village, 9 Sherwood Road, Toowong

18 Aug 2018 • 9:30am
Free

From The Ground Up - Propagating Plants

From the Ground Up is a 4 part workshop series on how to garden and grow plants sustainably. The methods and practices in the workshops...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

18 Aug 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Japanese design and block printing - art workshop

Breathe deep, reach a place of inner calm, and enjoy learning about Japanese design and philosophy in the tranquillity of the Japanese...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

18 Aug 2018 • 10:00am

Sogetsu Ikebana Qld Inc.

"The Energy of Sogetsu" an Ikebana Exhibition. Free Ikebana Demonstration 10.30am daily. Guided tours 11.30am and 2.30pm daily. Hands-on...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

18 Aug 2018 • 10:30am
Free

Online safety and security basics

Feel safe and confident online by learning the basics of secure internet use. Learn how to protect yourself against viruses and malware,...

Wynnum Library

18 Aug 2018 • 11:00am
Free

Android help

Learn how to find answers to your Android device questions and share tips with others in a group help session facilitated by library...

Hamilton Library

18 Aug 2018 • 11:00am
Free

Cheeky Monkey Club live performance for kids

Someone has taken Cheeky Monkey’s precious treasure and he wants it back! Help Cheeky Monkey go on a treasure hunt, searching for Letter...

Sandgate Town Hall

18 Aug 2018 • 11:00am
Free

Keeping stingless bees in the city

Learn how easy it is to own and position a native bee hive in your garden. Discover how to maintain and split a hive, what predators may...

Inala Library

18 Aug 2018 • 11:00am
Free

Children's Book Week

Live performance for Children’s Book Week: Cheeky Monkey Club

Someone has taken Cheeky Monkey’s precious treasure and he wants it back! Help Cheeky Monkey go on a treasure hunt, searching for Letter...

Sandgate Library

18 Aug 2018 • 12:00pm
Free

Buranda Parkfest - Reclaim, Create, Celebrate

A day of creativity and celebration to re-imagine what this park could be. Live music throughout the afternoon and lots of fun activities...

Carl Street Park, Woolloongabba

18 Aug 2018 • 12:30pm
Free

Library laboratory

Join library staff to celebrate National Science Week as they share their favourite science experiments. What will we do in the library...

Wynnum Library

18 Aug 2018 • 1:00pm
Free

English conversation group

Our friendly and informal group meets at the library every Saturday  (except during school holidays). Come along to make new friends...

Stones Corner Library

18 Aug 2018 • 2:00pm

Seniors Week

Beeswax food wraps

Give plastic the flick! Replace it with environmentally friendly beeswax wraps. Easy to make and reusable. Walking tour of the farm...

Beelarong Community Farm

19 Aug 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Love Food Hate Waste pop up!

Did you know that the most wasted food in Brisbane is bananas? That’s bananas! So we’ve decided to rescue some of this superfood....

Toowong Village, 9 Sherwood Road, Toowong

19 Aug 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Nature walk in Boondall Wetlands

Join our volunteers on a 2 km guided nature walk along the Billai Dhagun Circuit at Brisbane's internationally-renowned Boondall Wetlands...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

19 Aug 2018 • 9:00am

Sogetsu Ikebana Qld Inc.

"The Energy of Sogetsu" an Ikebana Exhibition. Free Ikebana Demonstration 10.30am daily. Guided tours 11.30am and 2.30pm daily. Hands-on...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

19 Aug 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Bands in Parks

Japanese Cultural Day

Join us for Japanese Cultural Day on Sunday 19 August in the botanic gardens. Enjoy the food and culture of Japan in a beautiful and...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

19 Aug 2018 • 2:00pm
Free

Bands in Parks

Bernstein and Friends

Celebrating 100 years since the birth of Leonard Bernstein, Brisbane Symphonic Band conducted by Stefanie Smith pays homage to his talent...

Moora Park, Shorncliffe

19 Aug 2018 • 2:00pm
Free

Bands in Parks

From Disney to Dora

Enjoy a classic kid's concert with bouncy brass arrangements of Thomas the Tank Engine, Postman Pat and popular nursery rhymes along with...

New Farm Park, New Farm

19 Aug 2018 • 6:00pm

Come Swing With Us

Those were the days... Let us take you back to a time when the Andrew Sisters blared delightfully across the wireless and Glenn Miller...

Hamilton Town Hall

20 Aug 2018 • 10:30am
Booked out

Seniors Week

1971 - The Music (Performance only)

*** This event is now booked out. *** Seniors Week Suburban Concerts: 1971 - The Music performed by Nadia Sunde (Performance only)....

Arana Leagues Club, 247 Dawson Parade, Keperra

21 Aug 2018 • 10:30am
Free

Seniors Week

1971 - The Music (Workshop and performance)

Seniors Week Suburban Concerts: 1971 - The Music performed by Nadia Sunde (Workshop and Performance). ...

Carina Leagues Club, 1390 Creek Road, Carina

21 Aug 2018 • 12:00pm
Free

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

Come Together - The Honey Sliders Play The Beatles

Come together to hear The Beatles music brought to life on Brisbane's City Hall stage! After a sold-out tour playing the classic album...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

22 Aug 2018 • 12:00pm
Free

Gathering

Steve Hart

Steven is a Cherbourg Murri elder from the Kullilli nation. The singer and songwriter shares his perceptions through country and blues,...

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

26 Aug 2018 • 6:00am

Bridge to Brisbane Community Fun Run 2018

Brisbane City Council is proud to help deliver more than 50,000 markets, festivals and events each year and is a proud sponsor of the...

South Bank Parklands

26 Aug 2018 • 12:00pm
Free

Bands in Parks

At The Newmarket

Engage with your local community at Newmarket with food trucks, entertainment, live music, kids activities and lots more. Furry friends...

Newmarket Bowls Club, 212 Ashgrove Avenue, Ashgrove

26 Aug 2018 • 2:00pm
Booked out

Lord Mayor’s Seniors Cabaret Gala

***This event has been booked out*** Following on from their successful masterclass and showcase performances with some of Australia’s...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

29 Aug - 2 Sep 2018

Valley Fiesta

Featuring more than 100 live music, theatre and arts events over a new five-day format, the twenty second edition of the Valley’s...

Various locations around Fortitude Valley

29 Aug 2018 • 6:00pm
Free

Valley Fiesta

Valley Fiesta Official Launch

Join us for the official opening ceremony of this year's Valley Fiesta!...

Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley

29 Aug 2018 • 7:00pm
Free

Valley Fiesta

Le Coup Cabaret

Straight from Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Company 2 will present Le Coup Cabaret in and around Valley Fiesta's Main Ring in the Brunswick...

Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley

29 Aug 2018 • 7:00pm
Free

Valley Fiesta

STAGES // an art exhibition

STAGES is an exhibition featuring a selection of unique artworks developed in an exploration of different life cycles and periods of...

Slingshot Bar Gallery, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

30 Aug 2018 • 7:00pm
Free

Valley Fiesta

STAGES // an art exhibition

STAGES is an exhibition featuring a selection of unique artworks developed in an exploration of different life cycles and periods of...

Slingshot Bar Gallery, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

31 Aug - 1 Sep 2018
Free

Valley Fiesta

Laneway Party

Greaser is ready to host the inaugural Valley Fiesta Laneway Party! Extending beyond the boundaries of its famous subterranean courtyard,...

Greaser, 259 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

31 Aug 2018 • 4:00pm
Free

Valley Fiesta

Waster Winnter

Valley Fiesta, The Culprit Club and Phoebe Paradise present, 'WASTED WINNTER'. An independent, multi-stage laneway music festival in Winn...

Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley

31 Aug 2018 • 7:00pm
Free

Valley Fiesta

STAGES // an art exhibition

STAGES is an exhibition featuring a selection of unique artworks developed in an exploration of different life cycles and periods of...

Slingshot Bar Gallery, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

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