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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.

If you're over 50 get involved and celebrate Seniors Week from 15-27 August.

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.

22 Aug 2017 | 6:00am
Free

Cross training

Bookings essential. High intensity weight resistance training and aerobic exercises. All fitness levels welcome.

Jack Cook Memorial Park, Taringa

22 Aug 2017 | 7:30am
Free

Pilates

Strengthen stabilising muscles of the core through abdominal based exercises at this pilates session....

Barrett Street Reserve (water reserve), Bracken Ridge

22 Aug 2017 | 8:00am
Free

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...

Sherwood Arboretum, Sherwood

22 Aug 2017 | 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

22 Aug 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Seniors Week

Not Born Yesterday - Celebrating the women of Older Women’s Network and beyond

Older Women’s Network Queensland marks Queensland Seniors Week with a photographic exhibition paying tribute to its members and...

Brisbane Square Library

22 Aug 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Yoga

Gain flexibility and core strength, balance and relaxation through a supported yoga session....

Mt Gravatt PCYC, 90 Klumpp Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

22 Aug 2017 | 9:15am
Free

Fit mums strength and core

An exercise class that includes a mix of cardio, strength and core stability work. Mums, dads and bubs welcome. Bring a towel, no...

Lavarack Park, Camp Hill

22 Aug 2017 | 9:15am
Free

Pilates

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

Joe Bradfield Centre Park, Carina

22 Aug 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

22 Aug 2017 | 9:30am
Free

Children’s Book Week storytime

Celebrate Book Week with us at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and Mt Coot-tha Library. Escape to Everywhere by taking the "book walk"...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

22 Aug 2017 | 9:30am
Free

Pilates

Strengthen stabilising muscles of the core through abdominal based exercises. This is a GOLD event suitable for ages 50 years and over.

Kalinga Park, Kalinga

22 Aug 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

22 Aug 2017 | 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

22 Aug 2017 | 10:30am
Free

Seniors Week

Voice and body warm-ups

Come along and celebrate Seniors Week by attending a range of free workshops and concerts. There is something for everyone to enjoy from...

Club Sandgate, 50 Keogh Street, Sandgate

22 Aug 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

22 Aug 2017 | 12:00pm
Free

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

My Nightingale

With diverse backgrounds from Australia, Finland, Sweden and America, these incredibly talented musicians and singers bring to the stage...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

22 Aug 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

22 Aug 2017 | 2:00pm
Free

English conversation group

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

Sunnybank Hills Library

22 Aug 2017 | 3:00pm
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

23 Aug 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

23 Aug 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

23 Aug 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Seniors Week

Not Born Yesterday - Celebrating the women of Older Women’s Network and beyond

Older Women’s Network Queensland marks Queensland Seniors Week with a photographic exhibition paying tribute to its members and...

Brisbane Square Library

23 Aug 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Nature craft: Print making

Leaf prints can be used for many decorative purposes, from creating art on paper or decorating other materials. Create your own prints...

Mt Coot-tha Library

23 Aug 2017 | 12:00pm
Free

Gathering

Talking Country

Uncle Michael Williams is a member of the Gooreng Gooreng Aboriginal...

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

23 Aug 2017 | 3:45pm
Free

Jane Milburn Textile Beat: the Clothing Repair Café

Join Jane Milburn (Textile Beat) to learn some upcycling skills and celebrate Australia's vibrant clothing revival and reuse culture....

Brisbane Square Library

24 Aug 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Seniors Week

Not Born Yesterday - Celebrating the women of Older Women’s Network and beyond

Older Women’s Network Queensland marks Queensland Seniors Week with a photographic exhibition paying tribute to its members and...

Brisbane Square Library

24 Aug 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Seniors Week

Brisbane Greeters - Public Art Tour

Uncover the hidden treasures of public art in the Brisbane CBD. Your guided tour will take you down lanes and side streets to unmask the...

King George Square, Brisbane City

24 Aug 2017 | 10:00am

Queensland Poetry Festival

See language cross borders at the Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF2017), Australia’s premier poetry and spoken word event....

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

24 Aug 2017 | 10:00am

Queensland Poetry Festival

See language cross borders at the Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF2017), Australia’s premier poetry and spoken word event. ...

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

24 Aug 2017 | 10:00am

Seniors Week

Seniors Week: Tea and trivia

Enjoy a morning of fun as you test your general knowledge with trivia questions. Individuals and groups welcome. Bookings required.

Indooroopilly Library

24 Aug 2017 | 10:30am
Free

Home preserving and sugar free jam making

Interested in making your own jams and preserves? This workshop will demonstrate safe and easy ways for preserving at home, including...

Holland Park Library

24 Aug 2017 | 10:30am

Seniors Week

Seniors Week: Tea and trivia

Enjoy a morning of fun as you test your general knowledge with trivia questions. Individuals and groups welcome....

Fairfield Library

24 Aug 2017 | 2:30pm
Free

Jane Milburn Textile Beat: the clothing revival

Sometimes garments just need a tweak to extend their usefulness. Jane will show you simple techniques to make garments longer shorter...

Brisbane Square Library

25 Aug 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

25 Aug 2017 | 6:30pm

A Night with Opera Queensland

SunPAC is delighted to open OperaQ's regional tour!...

SunPAC, Macgregor

26 Aug 2017 | 12:00am
Free

Moorooka Family Fun Fair

Brisbane Moorooka Lions Club are hosting this fun family event complete with free children's face painting, mechanical rides, pony rides,...

Pegg's Park, Moorooka

26 Aug 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

26 Aug 2017 | 8:30am

North Brisbane Orchid Society Inc.

Delightful display of all varieties of orchids with plant sales, potting demonstrations, craft stall and light refreshments....

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

26 Aug 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Artist in Residence open studio and Oh la la performance

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

26 Aug 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

26 Aug 2017 | 9:30am
Free

Supermarket seed saving

Did you know you can save seeds from many of the fruits you buy from...

Bracken Ridge Library

26 Aug 2017 | 10:00am

Queensland Poetry Festival

See language cross borders at the Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF2017), Australia’s premier poetry and spoken word event....

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

26 Aug 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

27 Aug 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

27 Aug 2017 | 6:00am

Bridge to Brisbane Day 2017

Brisbane City Council is proud to sponsor Bridge to Brisbane Day 2017 as it celebrates its 21st birthday....

South Bank Parklands

27 Aug 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

27 Aug 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Brisbane Organic Growers Fair

Find the answers to all of your organic growing questions at this fun, free event. Chat to organic growers to get advice for your garden,...

Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor

27 Aug 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Rainbow Carnival

Discover fun for the whole family and help raise funds for Rainworth State School's creative programs at the popular Rainbow Carnival....

Norman Buchan Park, Bardon

27 Aug 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

27 Aug 2017 | 9:30am
Free

Dragon boating - come and try

Have fun learning how to paddle a 12m dragon boat along Breakfast Creek. Session includes a warm-up, paddling instruction and time on the...

Yowoggera Park, Albion

30 Aug 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

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

9 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Zillmere Festival

Experience the excitement of many cultures at the Zillmere Festival. This free event will include a range of market stalls, live music,...

O'Callaghan Park

10 Sep 2017 | 8:00am
Free

Green Heart Fair

The Green Heart Fair is Brisbane's biggest, free, bi-annual community and sustainability festival, promoting innovative green living in a...

Carindale Recreation Reserve, Carindale

30 Sep 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Citra Malaysia 2017

Every country has a story to tell and the Citra Malaysia Cultural Festival is coming to Brisbane City to share theirs. The one-day...

King George Square, Brisbane City

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

7 Oct 2017 | 2:00pm

Day on the Bay

Enjoy an afternoon and evening at Day on the Bay featuring music performances by Darryl Braithwaite, Joe Camelleri, Wendy Matthews,...

Decker Park, Brighton

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