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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.

This 27-28 October, Fortitude Valley will come alive with live music, multicultural performances, markets and more. Don't miss out on Valley Fiesta

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.

Tue 24 Oct 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 24 Oct 2017 • 10:00am
Free

Artist-in-Residence: Yannick Blattner

Emerging artist Yannick Blattner will bring a sense of humour and satire into the Museum during his residency from 19 August to 14...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Tue 24 Oct 2017 • 10:00am
Free

Eddie Vitch art exhibition

Come and view a selection of extraordinary caricatures drawn by Australia’s own Eddie Vitch. Vitch was a talented Jewish caricature...

Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley

Tue 24 Oct 2017 • 10:00am
Free

Food Futures

Food Futures is an interactive experience that explores the impact of our food choices on us as individuals and the environment....

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Tue 24 Oct 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

Tue 24 Oct 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

Tue 24 Oct 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

Tue 24 Oct 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

Tue 24 Oct 2017 • 12:00pm

50 Plus: Art class - sculpture and printing

Using Hebel stone, a very soft workable medium the class carves three dimensional forms in both modern and traditional styles.

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

Tue 24 Oct 2017 • 12:00pm
Free

Brisbane's abundant food story tour

Let our experienced guides take you on a journey through Brisbane’s abundant food story in this lunch time tour of our three latest...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Tue 24 Oct 2017 • 12:00pm
Free

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

The Gin and Sin Salon

Miss Laine, Alicia Cush and Zoe Georgakis serve up sinfully fun jazz classics, Holly Golightly lets loose Mad Men-style and the Andrew...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

Tue 24 Oct 2017 • 12:15pm

50 Plus: Indoor bowls

For those who like bowling and like to stay out of the sun.

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

Tue 24 Oct 2017 • 2:00pm
Free

English conversation group

Library staff will facilitate English conversation around a theme. Come along to make new friends and improve your English...

Sunnybank Hills Library

Tue 24 Oct 2017 • 3:00pm
Free

English conversation group

This friendly and informal group meets at the library every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Make new friends and improve your...

Brisbane Square Library

Tue 24 Oct 2017 • 4:00pm
Free

English conversation group

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

Banyo Library

Wed 25 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

Wed 25 Oct 2017 • 8:30am

50 Plus: Tai chi

Tai chi, or taijiquan in Chinese, an outstanding gem of traditional Chinese culture that is valuable in promoting health, developing...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

Wed 25 Oct 2017 • 9:00am
Free

Artist in Residence open studio and Fortunes in the Forest

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 25 Oct 2017 • 9:45am

50 Plus: Yoga

An integration of several yoga practices, primarily body movement, traditionally known as postures or asanas. They serve to strengthen...

Fifty Plus Centre, Brisbane City

Wed 25 Oct 2017 • 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

Thu 26 Oct 2017 • 4:00pm
Free

Laneways

The Size of Air by Kinly Grey

The ever-changing skyline of Brisbane City is set against the wonder of our beautiful skies. In this installation, Kinly Grey brings the...

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

27 Oct - 28 Oct 2017
Free

Valley Fiesta 2017

Brisbane’s hottest free music event hits the Valley this October. Proudly presented by Brisbane City Council, Valley Fiesta is...

Valley Malls, Fortitude Valley

Fri 27 Oct 2017 • 5:00pm
Free

Colourise Festival

On warm evenings under a waxing moon, participants will 'creAct' contemporary ceremonies – courteous gestures honouring custodians – with...

South Bank Parklands

Fri 27 Oct 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 27 Oct 2017 • 5:30pm
Free

Lord Mayor’s Green Heart Photography Competition

Lord Mayor's Green Heart Photography Competition Awards night

Join Brisbane City Council and QPAC at a special Green Jam to announce the winners and celebrate all finalists in the first Lord Mayor’s...

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), South Brisbane

Fri 27 Oct 2017 • 6:00pm
Free

Night adventures

Enjoy a guided night walk with staff from Brisbane City Council's Environment Centres and discover the wonders of the Brisbane Botanic...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Fri 27 Oct 2017 • 7:30pm

Friday nights at the Planetarium

Bella Gaia

Looking for something different to do this Friday night? Come along for a date night that's out of this world with the Planetarium's...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mt Coot-tha

Sat 28 Oct 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 28 Oct 2017 • 8:30am

North Moreton Qld Orchid Council Inc.

Admire displays of beautiful orchids and browse the sales tables presented by the North Moreton Qld Orchid Council Inc. Cultural advice...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Sat 28 Oct 2017 • 9:00am
Free

Artist in Residence open studio and Fortunes in the Forest

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 28 Oct 2017 • 9:00am
Free

Valley Fiesta 2017

Hustlin' Valley Markets

The Hustlin' Valley Market is a brand new market in Brunswick Street Mall with a huge range of stalls from local small businesses,...

Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley

Sat 28 Oct 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 28 Oct 2017 • 10:00am
Free

Freedom of Entry to the City of Brisbane Parade

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will take on the role of Reviewing Officer as the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment – Queensland Mounted Infantry...

King George Square, Brisbane City

Sat 28 Oct 2017 • 10:00am
Free

Rare herbs

Explore and taste some rare and unusual herbs that you can grow at home for sensational culinary flavours and inspiring dishes from...

Ashgrove Library

Sat 28 Oct 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 28 Oct 2017 • 10:30am
Free

The cottage style garden in Brisbane

Rediscover this old world style of garden while confirming the many important values it can bring to the life of the life of the 21st...

Mt Gravatt Library

Sat 28 Oct 2017 • 1:00pm
Free

Practical seed saving

Did you know you can save seeds from many of the fruit you buy from the supermarket? Don't throw those seeds in the compost or feed them...

Banyo Library

Sat 28 Oct 2017 • 6:00pm
Free

Bands in Parks

Bands in Parks

Going to the Manly Street Halloween Street Party? Check out the Windsor Brass, Bayside Brass and City of Brisbane Pipe Band as they play...

Manly Harbour Village, Manly

Sun 29 Oct 2017 • 6:00am
Free

Grandparents Day

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 29 Oct 2017 • 8:00am
Free

Grandparents Day

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 29 Oct 2017 • 8:30am
Free

Power of Peace Festival

Head along to Roma Street Parklands for the Power of Peace Festival -  Celebrating the global Mahatma Gandhi's message of non...

Roma Street Parkland

Sun 29 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

Tue 31 Oct 2017 • 12:00pm
Free

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

Australian piano duos

The Queensland Conservatorium of Music, directed by Jenni Flemming display their amazing piano skills with some classics, jazz and movie...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

Sat 4 Nov 2017 • 11:00am
Free

Brisbane Fiesta Latina

Don't miss out on The Latin American Community of Australia (QLD) Inc's Brisbane Fiesta Latina. Celebrate Latin American culture at Roma...

Roma Street Parkland

Sat 4 Nov 2017 • 2:00pm
Free

The End of the Line Festival

The End of the Line Festival is a free music and food festival celebrating and showcasing the Brisbane precinct of Woolloongabba....

Jurgens Street Park, Woolloongabba

Sat 11 Nov 2017 • 10:00am

Earth Roots Culture Festival 2017

The Earth Roots Culture Festival 2017 is an inaugural event which promotes a cross cultural celebration of music, arts, crafts and dance...

Balmoral Park, Morningside

Sat 13 Jan 2018 • 10:00am
Free

Jamboree Festival

In 1967/1968, for the first time in Queensland History the Centenary Suburbs was inundated with around 16,000 Boy Scouts from 19...

Wood Park, Middle Park

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