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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.

5 Jul - 5 Aug 2017
Free

Black History Month

Connecting Waves: A Saltwater Woman Living on Desert Country Exhibition

Elisa Jane Carmichael is a Ngughi woman from Quandamooka country living on Arrernte country in Mparntwe (Alice Springs). As the Gilimbaa...

Onespace Gallery, 13a Gladstone Road, Highgate Hill

7 Jul - 30 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

17 Jul - 22 Jul 2017

Black History Month

Two Island Tribute Exhibition

Cassim and Sandy Island are both tiny and vulnerable due to their proximity to potential shoreline developments. Their unique ecologies...

QUT Ceative Industries Precinct, Corner Kelvin Grove and Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove

21 Jul 2017 | 5:30am
Free

Fish wise

An introduction to fishing or an opportunity to brush up on your skills and meet new friends. Learn knot tying, bait presentation, rod...

Nudgee Beach Reserve, Nudgee Beach

21 Jul 2017 | 7:00am
Free

Laneways: Brave new worlds

Showcasing the work of Brisbane’s visual artists, this installation lifts their work to the sky - painting a vivid picture of what new...

King Edward Park, Brisbane City

21 Jul 2017 | 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. This...

Newstead Park, Newstead

21 Jul 2017 | 8:45am
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...

Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point

21 Jul 2017 | 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

21 Jul 2017 | 9:30am
Free

Yoga

Become more flexible, fit and relaxed. This session is specifically designed for beginners and finishes with meditation....

The Community Place, 33 Teevan Street, Stafford

21 Jul 2017 | 9:55am

50 Plus: Zumba Gold/gentle exercise

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

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

21 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Black History Month

Brisbane’s Aboriginal History Greeter Trail

Brisbane’s Aboriginal History Greeter Trail emphasises that in Brisbane there was and always has been a strong Aboriginal presence. This...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

21 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Black History Month

Brisbane’s Aboriginal Public Art Greeter Trail

In the heart of Brisbane, there is an incredible and exciting collection of Aboriginal public art on display for all to enjoy and connect...

Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, South Brisbane

21 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Salvage: Recycling Art Exhibition

A showcase of unique and inspiring artwork made from furniture and other household items from Brisbane City Council tip shops and other...

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

21 Jul 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

21 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
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. This...

St David's Neighbourhood Centre, 68 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains

21 Jul 2017 | 10:30am
Free

Trivia morning

Enjoy a morning of fun while you test your general knowledge with trivia questions. Bookings essential.

Mt Gravatt Library

21 Jul 2017 | 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

21 Jul 2017 | 1:00pm
Free

English conversation group

Our friendly and informal group meets at the library weekly on a Friday afternoon. Come along to make new friends and improve your...

Indooroopilly Library

21 Jul 2017 | 2:00pm
Free

The enAGEd social club

This social group meets the first and third Friday of the month and participates in activities that keep the brain engaged and learning,...

Toowong Library

21 Jul 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

21 Jul 2017 | 5:00pm
Free

Night Noodle Markets

The Night Noodle Markets are coming back to South Bank, featuring 23 food stalls, bars and music for a great, relaxed night out....

South Bank Parklands

21 Jul 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

21 Jul 2017 | 6:00pm
Free

Recycling Art Exhibition

Meet the artists

Meet Recycling Art Exhibition finalists Michael Littler, Cate Collopy and Karen Benjamin and hear how their artwork came to life using...

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

22 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

22 Jul 2017 | 8:00am
Free

Recycling Art Exhibition

Tip Shop bargain book sale

Save up to 80% off books at Brisbane City Council tip shops. Part of Brisbane City Council Recycling Art Exhibition events program.

Geebung Tip Shop, Geebung

22 Jul 2017 | 8:00am
Free

Recycling Art Exhibition

Tip Shop bargain book sale

Save up to 80% off books at Brisbane City Council tip shops. Part of Brisbane City Council Recycling Art Exhibition events program.

Acacia Ridge Tip Shop, Acacia Ridge

22 Jul 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

22 Jul 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Recycling Art Exhibition

Valley op shop and exhibition walk

Join our Salvage op shop trail from Visible Ink up to the Salvage Recycling Art Exhibition at the Judith Wright Centre. On the trail find...

Visible Ink, Fortitude Valley

22 Jul 2017 | 10:00am

Back to Brisbane at War

Distinguished General Douglas MacArthur commanded the World War II South West Pacific campaign from an office in Brisbane. Commemorate...

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

22 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Black History Month

Brisbane’s Aboriginal History Greeter Trail

Brisbane’s Aboriginal History Greeter Trail emphasises that in Brisbane there was and always has been a strong Aboriginal presence. This...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

22 Jul 2017 | 10:00am

Centenary Rocks! Festival

A free family-friendly event, the Centenary Rocks! Festival celebrates the best of the west in its final year. Enjoy music, rides, side...

Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks

22 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Bands in Parks

Festival of Music of the 1940s

Celebrate the swing era music of the 1940s with Brisbane Excelsior Band, Royal Australian Navy Band and the Andrews Sisters Tribute Band.

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

22 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Grow your own plants

Learn the professional secrets to success during this fun and practical session on how to propagate a range of common plants. Bring along...

Toowong Library

22 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Growing an incredible edible garden

Subtropical Brisbane is a great place to grow food all year round and cultivate an abundance of culinary delights. Explore subtropical...

Zillmere Library

22 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Maker space on Saturdays

Drop into the library on Saturdays to get creative with free art and craft activities. Ideal for children aged 4-11 years and their carers.

Zillmere Library

22 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Recycling Art Exhibition

Salvage Saturday - jewellery, broaches and beads

Talk with Gill Pyke about how she incorporates reuse materials to create fantastic jewellery. Bring along broken jewellery and learn how...

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

22 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Recycling Art Exhibition

Salvage at the Pod: furniture restoration

Pop-up furniture restoration demonstration by Julie and Maurice from Ministry of Handmade. If you have a project in progress, bring along...

Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley

22 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Salvage: Recycling Art Exhibition

A showcase of unique and inspiring artwork made from furniture and other household items from Brisbane City Council tip shops and other...

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

22 Jul 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

22 Jul 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Black History Month

Winnam NAIDOC Family Fun Day

Join the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the Bayside to celebrate NAIDOC Week and their achievements....

Wynnum Wading Pool Park, Wynnum

22 Jul 2017 | 4:00pm
Free

Night Noodle Markets

The Night Noodle Markets are coming back to South Bank, featuring 23 food stalls, bars and music for a great, relaxed night out....

South Bank Parklands

23 Jul 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

23 Jul 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

23 Jul 2017 | 10:00am

Centenary Rocks! Festival

A free family-friendly event, the Centenary Rocks! Festival celebrates the best of the west in its final year. Enjoy music, rides, side...

Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks

25 Jul 2017 | 12:00pm
Free

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

Greg Andrew

Premier Elton John Tribute performer Greg Andrew returns by popular demand to present a selection of Elton John blockbuster hits from the...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

28 Jul - 30 Jul 2017
Free

GovHack 2017

GovHack 2017 is an annual 46 hour hackathon where teams create a project page, proof of concept and a video that tells the story of how...

Various locations across Brisbane

29 Jul 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Mansfield tree planting event

Join us to plant street trees in your neighbourhood to help grow our urban forest and achieve our shared vision for a clean, green...

Illoura Park, Mansfield

30 Jul 2017 | 9:00am

Einbunpin Festival

The Einbunpin Lagoon Parklands will come alive with thousands of local residents and visitors gathering in celebration of the Sandgate...

Einbunpin Lagoon Park, Sandgate

18 Aug 2017 | 12:00pm
Free

Revive

Discover pre-loved fashion at Revive, a pop-up fashion festival in the Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands. Shop from Brisbane’s...

South Bank Parklands

20 Aug 2017 | 11:00am
Free

Japanese Cultural Day

Kamishibai and kites for kids

Calling all children aged four years and above to join us for a Kamishibai story about Tom the shorebird and kite-making at Brisbane...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

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

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

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