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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.

Get ready for the return of Brisbane's world class arts and cultural festival, Brisbane Festival! From 8-29 September enjoy theatre, music, dance, circus acts and so much 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.

8 - 29 Sep 2018

Brisbane Festival

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

Various locations around Brisbane

23 Sep 2018 • 6:30am
Free

Free green waste tipping weekend

Get ready for storm season with free green waste tipping weekends at Council resource recovery centres on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23...

Chandler Resource Recovery Centre, Chandler

23 Sep 2018 • 6:30am
Free

Free green waste tipping weekend

Get ready for storm season with free green waste tipping weekends at Council resource recovery centres on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23...

Nudgee Resource Recovery Centre, Nudgee

23 Sep 2018 • 6:30am
Free

Free green waste tipping weekend

Get ready for storm season with free green waste tipping weekends at Council resource recovery centres on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23...

Ferny Grove Resource Recovery Centre, Ferny Grove

23 Sep 2018 • 6:30am
Free

Free green waste tipping weekend

Get ready for storm season with free green waste tipping weekends at Council resource recovery centres on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23...

Willawong Resource Recovery Centre, Willawong

23 Sep 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...

Woolcock Park, Red Hill

23 Sep 2018 • 8:30am
Free

FULLY BOOKED Fish Wise™

We take the tangles out of fishing! You will learn how to gather your bait, tie fishing knots, put various baits on the hook, cast a rod...

Kookaburra Park - West, Karana Downs

23 Sep 2018 • 9:00am

Geranium & Pelargonium Society of Brisbane

Visitors to the show can view the lovely displays of plants. Sales areas will be filled with every variety and colour imaginable. Tube...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

23 Sep 2018 • 9:00am
Free

Interval training

Get active and fit with low and high impact exercises. This class is designed for all fitness levels.

Pegg's Park, Moorooka

23 Sep 2018 • 9:30am
Free

Orienteering adventure

Bookings essential. Come and discover the hidden treasures of Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre in the spring sunshine. This...

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

23 Sep 2018 • 10:00am
Free

African drumming

Interactive African drumming, dancing, singing and story telling with unique East African rhythms. Come along and learn how to drum.

New Farm Park, New Farm

23 Sep 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Bubble Soccer

Experience the hilarious and fun game of Bubble Soccer. Surrounded by a huge zorb ball you'll bounce and bump your way around the pitch...

Rock Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks

23 Sep 2018 • 10:00am

Kite making and flying

Kite flying is energetic, relaxing and a rewarding activity and the perfect activity for families to do together on the weekend. Come...

Kalinga Park, Kalinga

23 Sep 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Wildlife at the wetlands

Meet some live native animals usually found in the wetlands, bush, and even in our backyards. Children will have an opportunity to get up...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

23 Sep 2018 • 10:30am
Free

iPad help

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

Garden City Library

23 Sep 2018 • 11:00am
Free

Bands in Parks

Call of the Highlands

Ormiston Heritage Pipes & Drums join the local community at Bracken Ridge for sausage sizzles, food and plant stalls and rides on a...

McPherson Park, Bracken Ridge

23 Sep 2018 • 11:00am
Free

Wildlife at the wetlands

Meet some live native animals usually found in the wetlands, bush, and even in our backyards. Children will have an opportunity to get up...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

23 Sep 2018 • 12:30pm
Free

4MBS Brisbane Shakespeare Festival

Much Ado About Nothing

Festivities start with music, food, free face painting and swordplay. Enjoy a free outdoor performance of Shakespeare's witty romantic...

Einbunpin Lagoon Park, Sandgate

23 Sep 2018 • 1:30pm
Free

English conversation group

This friendly and informal group meets at our library every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Come along to make new friends and...

Brisbane Square Library

23 Sep 2018 • 1:30pm
Free

Flying origami

Learn new and innovative folding techniques to make your planes soar through the park higher and faster than ever before. Get active in a...

Wittonga Park, The Gap

23 Sep 2018 • 2:00pm
Free

Email skills two

Do you have an email address, but would like to improve your skills? Learn how to manage your email more effectively by organising your...

Carindale Library

23 Sep 2018 • 2:00pm

Brisbane Festival

Rhonda Burchmore: Bang! Bang!

BANG! BANG! is an irredeemably sassy foray into Rhonda Burchmore’s wild side. Guest starring Rob Mills, this show punches a pack of...

South Bank Parklands

23 Sep 2018 • 4:00pm

Brisbane Festival

Rhonda Burchmore: Bang! Bang!

BANG! BANG! is an irredeemably sassy foray into Rhonda Burchmore’s wild side. Guest starring Rob Mills, this show punches a pack of...

South Bank Parklands

23 Sep 2018 • 5:00pm
Free

Ballroom dancing

Learn ballroom, Latin and sequence dances in a fun and friendly environment. This is a GOLD event suitable for seniors.

Fortitude Valley PCYC, 458 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley

23 Sep 2018 • 9:45pm

Brisbane Festival

Destroyer

Fronting iconic indie act The New Pornographers for almost two decades, Dan Bejar – aka Destroyer – has constantly switched styles,...

South Bank Parklands

24 Sep 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

24 Sep 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

24 Sep 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

24 Sep 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

24 Sep 2018 • 10:00am

Spring Holiday Art Class

A fun workshop is on this spring! We'll be inspired by Pablo Picasso's self-portraits. Let's explore the story and try out your own!

Richard Randall Art Studio

24 Sep 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

24 Sep 2018 • 12:30pm
Free

School holiday fun

Jurrasic Jayne

Dinosaurs. Puppets. Singing. Dancing. Roaring. Tonnes of Fun and it's all educational, the best way to learn. Jurassic Jayne brings it...

Wynnum Library

24 Sep 2018 • 1:00pm
Free

Nature Rangers: Eco Mystery Workshop

It’s a bring a friend day at the Nature Rangers' eco mystery workshop. Participants will nature walk up to 2 km on tidal flats, uneven...

Nudgee Beach Reserve, Nudgee Beach

24 Sep 2018 • 2:00pm
Free

School holiday fun

Succulent gardening for children

Children will decorate, plant and take home their very own succulent planter. Learn all about caring for potted plants and the wonderful...

Brisbane Square Library

25 Sep 2018 • 12:00pm
Free

Brisbane Festival

Michael Griffiths - Cole

Cabaret performer Michael Griffiths explores the colourful life and timeless songs of Cole Porter, including 'You're the Top', 'It's De...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

25 Sep 2018 • 7:00pm

Brisbane Festival

Tivoli in the Round: The Polish Club

The savage swing of vintage rock and roll collides with the pleading pitch of classic and gravel-gargling soul in Polish Club’s kicking...

The Tivoli, 52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley

26 Sep 2018 • 10:00am
Free

School holiday fun

Diwali song, dance and stories

Join Roushini for an interactive celebration of Diwali (Deepawali) and learn more about the songs and traditions of this Indian festival...

Garden City Library

26 Sep 2018 • 11:00am
Free

Brisbane Festival

BrainBuzz Live

Join Channel Nine's new children's science show for experiments, explosions and plenty of excitement....

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

29 Sep 2018 • 4:00pm
Free

Brisbane Festival

Sunsuper Riverfire

Sunsuper Riverfire celebrates the end of three weeks of Queensland’s largest arts and cultural event, wrapping up Brisbane Festival with...

South Bank Parklands

30 Sep 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Cheese to Please Festival

Send your taste buds into overdrive with Brisbane’s biggest cheese festival. The ‘Cheese To Please’ Festival will be an eclectic mix of...

Newstead House

30 Sep 2018 • 11:00am
Free

Stand Tall for PTS - Post Traumatic Stress Awareness Day

Stand Tall 4 PTS presents its second annual major awareness day and the official launch of the 2018 Lightning Bolt II Convoy in...

Western Districts Rugby Football Club, 65 Sylvan Road, Toowong

6 - 20 Oct 2018
Free

Flock

'Flock', a temporary art installation produced by Claire Tracey and Annique Godenberg, represents a flock of birds in flight over the...

Sandgate Foreshores Park, Sandgate

6 - 20 Oct 2018
Free

Flock

'Flock', a temporary art installation produced by Claire Tracey and Annique Godenberg, represents a flock of birds in flight over the...

Nudgee Beach Reserve, Nudgee Beach

6 - 20 Oct 2018
Free

Flock

'Flock', a temporary art installation produced by Claire Tracey and Annique Godenberg, represents a flock of birds in flight over the...

Rose Bay, Esplanade, Manly

6 Oct 2018 • 11:00am
Free

Bands in Parks

New Orleans City March

Roving New Orleans Jazz in the centre of the city - join the musicians from Jazz Music Institute for a New Orlean-style street parade...

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

6 Oct 2018 • 3:00pm
Free

Flock - launch event

'Flock', a temporary art installation produced by Claire Tracey and Annique Godenberg, will represent a flock of birds in flight over the...

Nudgee Beach Reserve, Nudgee Beach

7 Oct 2018 • 10:00am
Free

MOSAIC Festival

MOSAIC is a world music and dance spectacular, that in many ways follows on from the highly popular Queensland Multicultural Festival of...

Roma Street Parkland

13 - 14 Oct 2018
Free

Brisbane Open House

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

Various locations across Brisbane

14 Oct 2018 • 11:00am

Festitalia

Brisbane’s famous Festitalia, the one-day celebration of all things Italian, is set to be bigger and better than ever, with a world-class...

Spencer Park, Newmarket

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