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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 is committed to creating more lifestyle and leisure opportunities for you to enjoy. Check out all of the festivals that are coming up soon!

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 May - 3 Jun 2018

4MBS Festival of Classics

4MBS Festival of Classics is Australia's largest classical music festival. Orchestras, choirs, ensembles and soloists from south-east...

Various locations around Brisbane

28 May 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

28 May 2018 • 8:45am

50 Plus: Clogging

Clogging is a type of folk dance in which the dancer's footwear is used musically by striking the heel, the toe, or both against a floor...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

28 May 2018 • 9:00am

50 Plus: Art in bark workshop

This art form is unique to Australia and utilises the paper bark shreds of melaleuca trees. Different trees produce different colours and...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

28 May 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Mums & bubs soccer

Bookings essential. Exciting and fun soccer activities with enthusiastic and energetic coaches. A safe and relaxed environment for...

Kuringgai Park, Fitzgibbon

28 May 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Pilates

A beginner to immediate workout combining elements of pilates strengthening, stretching and exercises specially designed to improve...

Perth Street Park, Camp Hill

28 May 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Yoga back to nature

Reap the mind body benefits of yoga outdoors. By getting out into nature you can experience yoga as it was originally intended. Yoga...

The Lake Parklands, Forest Lake

28 May 2018 • 9:00am
Free

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...

Meadowlands Picnic Ground Park, Tingalpa

28 May 2018 • 9:15am
Free

30/30 Fitness and pilates workout

A perfect way to do both of the fitness worlds - a bootcamp style cardio and strength workout, completed with a pilates workout focussed...

Carindale Recreation Reserve, Carindale

28 May 2018 • 9:15am
Free

Boxing

A fun, high intensity boxing session in the park that includes interval training and boxing activities. Options are provided to help mums...

Oriel Park, Ascot

28 May 2018 • 9:30am

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...

Keating Park, Indooroopilly

28 May 2018 • 9:30am

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...

Acacia 50 & Better Centre, 29 Chardean Street, Acacia Ridge, QLD

28 May 2018 • 9:30am
Free

Zumba Gold®

A fun way to get fit! Invigorating dance and fitness sessions that provide modified, easy-to-follow, low-impact moves....

Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point

28 May 2018 • 10:00am
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

28 May 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

29 May 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

29 May 2018 • 9:30am
Free

From the Ground Up - Food Forest Fundamentals

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

29 May 2018 • 10:00am

50 Plus: Art class - painting and drawing

Art Teacher Marie Clark has been teaching with the Centre for over  25 years and encourages people to extend themselves in reaching...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

29 May 2018 • 10:00am

50 Plus: Square dancing

Square dance is a dance for four couples (eight dancers) arranged in a square, with one couple on each side, facing the middle of the...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

29 May 2018 • 12:00pm
Free

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

Bush Gothic

Bush Gothic, a unique, Australian bush band from Melbourne, perform songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

30 May 2018 • 11:30am
Free

Gathering

Celebrating the unveiling of the Queensland Maroons 2018 Indigenous Training Jersey

Gathering will collaborate with Queensland Rugby League for the unveiling of the 2018 Queensland Maroons Indigenous Training Jersey. The...

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

30 May 2018 • 12:30pm
Free

Ukulele (part two)

Bookings essential. Build on your skills from part one, to learn advanced chords and strumming....

Bracken Ridge Hall, Bracken Ridge

1 Jun 2018 • 4:00pm
Free

Brisbane Twilight Markets

The Brisbane Twilight Markets, an initiative of Brisbane City Council, is a meet-the-maker event and is the only Brisbane-based...

King George Square, Brisbane City

1 Jun 2018 • 6:00pm
Free

Bands in Parks

Bands in The Square

Enjoy live music as you browse the variety of handmade wares and local food vendors at the the Brisbane Twilight Markets....

King George Square, Brisbane City

2 Jun 2018 • 7:45am
Free

Mitchelton Organic Gardeners

Visit the Mitchelton Library garden to help tend the citrus and herb garden. Followed at 8.45am by the monthly meeting to discuss...

Mitchelton Library

2 Jun 2018 • 8:30am
Free

Holland Park Community Gardeners

Visit the Holland Park Library to discuss the community citrus and herb garden.

Holland Park Library

2 Jun 2018 • 8:30am
Free

Mitchelton Organic Gardeners

Visit the Mitchelton Library deck to discuss the library's community citrus grove and herb garden.

Mitchelton Library

2 Jun 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Useful Plants: Tulla-yugaipa dhagun Guided Walk

Join us for an informative guided walk around the gentle 100m long Tulla-yugaipa dhagun Track and learn about the traditional Aboriginal...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

2 Jun 2018 • 2:00pm
Free

Acoustic afternoons

Drop in for a relaxed afternoon of acoustic music at the library. Enjoy a relaxed musical performance by local artists while you browse...

Wynnum Library

3 Jun 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Green Heart Fair

Brisbane’s biggest bi-annual sustainability festival is set to hit Chermside on Sunday 3 June 2018, with an action-packed day of...

7th Brigade Park, Chermside

3 Jun 2018 • 9:00am

Parkinson Multicultural and Dragon Boat Festival

A symbol of culture and spirit, the Parkinson Multicultural and Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the 2000 year old story of poet Qu Yuan...

Forest Lake Boulevard, Forest Lake

3 Jun 2018 • 9:00am
Free

The Sound Society

SCAT

This 4 piece band (vocals, keys, drums, double-bass) does for jazz what bubbles do for soda-pop. Original tunes, tasty standards, clever...

Roma Street Parkland

3 Jun 2018 • 9:30am
Free

Green Heart Fair

3 ways to use up bread you thought was past its prime

Come along to the Love Food Hate Waste “Cooking Zone” marquee to learn how to save money by reducing food waste in your household....

7th Brigade Park, Chermside

3 Jun 2018 • 10:30am
Free

Green Heart Fair

Creative ways to use the fruit and vegetables from your fridge

Come along to the Love Food Hate Waste “Cooking Zone” marquee to learn how to save money by reducing food waste in your household....

7th Brigade Park, Chermside

3 Jun 2018 • 11:00am
Free

Bands in Parks

String Up

Enjoy various string ensembles from Hillbrook Anglican School, performing in the halls of Old Government House....

Old Government House, Main Drive, 2B George Street, Brisbane City

3 Jun 2018 • 11:15am
Free

Green Heart Fair

Make food waste a thing of the past with clever cooking techniques

Come along to the Love Food Hate Waste “Cooking Zone” marquee to learn how to save money by reducing food waste in your household....

7th Brigade Park, Chermside

3 Jun 2018 • 2:00pm
Free

Bands in Parks

All That Jazz

Take in Jazz tunes with ensembles from Hillbrook Anglican School and joined by the sounds of Brisbane City Big Band to finish off the...

Riverstage, Brisbane City

5 Jun 2018 • 12:00pm
Free

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

From Cole Porter to Lennon and McCartney

Award-winning vocalist Ingrid James is one of Queensland's most renowned and celebrated jazz vocalists. For this one hour concert...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

8 Jun 2018 • 12:00pm

Brisbane Big City Barbecue

Visit King George Square for a festival of fantastic food, great entertainment and a whole lot of fun!...

King George Square, Brisbane City

8 Jun 2018 • 5:00pm
Free

LUMINOUS Lantern Parade 2018

The 11th annual LUMINOUS Lantern Parade celebrates Queensland Week by celebrating the strength of our cultural diversity, our heritage,...

South Bank Parklands

9 Jun 2018 • 10:00am

History Alive: A Journey Through Time

Watch history come alive at this fascinating festival! Visitors can participate in colonial dance workshops, Fort Lytton guided tours and...

Fort Lytton National Park, 160 South Street, Lytton

9 Jun 2018 • 10:30am
Free

Bubble Soccer

Bookings essential. Experience the hilarious and fun game of Bubble Soccer. Surrounded by a huge zorb ball you’ll bounce and bump your...

New Farm Park, New Farm

10 Jun 2018 • 9:30am

Filipino Barrio Fiesta

Filipino Barrio Fiesta Brisbane is a celebration to commemorate the declaration of Philippine Independence from Spain. It is a showcase...

Rocklea Showgrounds, Goburra Street and Ipswich Road, Rocklea

10 Jun 2018 • 10:00am

History Alive: A Journey Through Time

Watch history come alive at this fascinating festival! Visitors can participate in colonial dance workshops, Fort Lytton guided tours and...

Fort Lytton National Park, 160 South Street, Lytton

16 Jun 2018 • 8:30am
Free

Paddle for Kids

The Paddle for Kids Festival and Dragon Boat Race Day is an action-packed day of family fun and entertainment, that supports Juiced TV...

South Bank Parklands

17 Jun 2018 • 3:30pm
Free

Bubble Soccer

Bookings essential. Experience the hilarious and fun game of Bubble Soccer. Surrounded by a huge zorb ball you’ll bounce and bump...

Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks

21 - 30 Jun 2018

Queensland Cabaret Festival

The Queensland Cabaret Festival is an annual festival specialising in the presentation and promotion of artists and works in the cabaret...

Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

23 Jun 2018 • 12:30pm
Free

Bubble Soccer

Bookings essential. Experience the hilarious and fun game of Bubble Soccer. Surrounded by a huge zorb ball you’ll bounce and bump...

Murarrie Recreation Ground, Murarrie

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