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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.

1 May - 1 Jun 2017
Free

Maiwar

Maiwar (may-wah) is the traditional word to refer to the waterway now known as the Brisbane River. The visual art exhibition features...

Various locations across Brisbane

26 May - 5 Jun 2017

Brisbane International Jazz Festival

Celebrate jazz music from all over the world at this year's Brisbane International Jazz Festival. This year's program features Wild Silk...

Various locations across Brisbane

26 May 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

27 May 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

27 May 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

27 May 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Artist in Residence open studio and tea making

Join our Artist in Residence Caitlin Franzmann and drop in for an Open Studio from 9am-2pm. Caitlin Franzmann is an installation artist...

Karawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre

27 May 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Maker space on Saturdays

Drop into the library on Saturdays and get creative with our free craft. Ideal for children aged 4-11 years.

Everton Park Library

27 May 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Nature walk in Boondall Wetlands

Discover the natural beauty and hidden treasures of these internationally important wetlands on Brisbane’s doorstep. Check if a Volunteer...

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

27 May 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Photos around Brisbane

Join a guided walk with a professional photographer. Explore the great outdoors to find interesting and artistic ways of taking every day...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

27 May 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Visible Ink Youth Space

Bring your project to life with access to computers, audio visual equipment, meeting and rehearsal space and much more....

Visible Ink, Fortitude Valley

27 May 2017 | 10:00am
Free

100% Brisbane

We are pulling back the layers of our city, going beneath the surface of high rises and the jacaranda trees to discover the very real...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

27 May 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Australian Heritage Festival: CBD heritage walk

Explore Brisbane’s architecture and history with a guided heritage walk of the Brisbane city centre led by a Council historian. The walk...

Reddacliff Place, Brisbane City

27 May 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

27 May 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Navigating the news

In a world saturated with information, how do you tell real from fake, and find the information you need? This session will help you...

Sunnybank Hills Library

27 May 2017 | 10:00am
Free

One Million Stars to End Violence

One Million Stars to End Violence is a love and peace-filled community project. These beautiful stars are symbols of light, courage and...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

27 May 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...

Holland Park Library

27 May 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Scenes of our city

Architecture embraces natural, indigenous and cultural heritage to make a significant contribution to the urban life and development of...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

27 May 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 May 2017 | 10:30am
Free

Maiwar guided tour

Explore Brisbane with an expert. Take a walk for 90 minute through Brisbane’s CBD and uncover the Maiwar artwork and the stories behind...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

27 May 2017 | 10:30am
Free

Pollinators, predators and pests

Delve into the miniature world of insect life and learn how to identify the good bugs from the bad. Learn how to increase the population...

Mt Coot-tha Library

27 May 2017 | 11:00am
Free

Antique Photos Roadshow: Family photographs

Learn more about your family photographs at this special roadshow event where 20 lucky patrons will have the opportunity to date and...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

27 May 2017 | 1:00pm
Free

Maker space on Saturdays

Drop into the library on Saturdays to get creative with free art and craft activities. Ideal for children aged 3-8 years.

Bulimba Library

27 May 2017 | 1:30pm
Free

English conversation group

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

Stones Corner Library

27 May 2017 | 2:00pm
Free

English conversation group

Our friendly and informal group meets at the library weekly. Come along to make new friends and improve your English. Learners of all...

Garden City Library

28 May - 1 Jun 2017
Free

Maroon Festival

Maroon Festival will be the official fan zone for Queensland supporters in the lead up to the 2017 Holden State of Origin Series. Join in...

South Bank Parklands

28 May 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

28 May 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

28 May 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Backyard Bonanza

Backyard Bonanza will see McPherson Park transform into a lively, free community festival with a range of fun activities for everyone to...

McPherson Park, Bracken Ridge

28 May 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

28 May 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Africa Day Festival 2017

Celebrate the rich and diverse African cultures and traditions as part of Africa Day to recognise African solidarity. The lively and...

Africa House, Balmoral Park, 10 Jean Howie Drive, Morningside

28 May 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Botanic Gardens Open Day

Enjoy free guided walks offered by the Volunteer Guides at Mt Coot-tha between 10am and 2pm. Tour  the Tropical Dome with Curator...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

28 May 2017 | 11:00am
Free

Mt Coot-tha Songwriters Festival

Enjoy a free family concert at the Mt Coot-tha Songwriters Festival. The festival stage features six hours of non-stop original...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

28 May 2017 | 3:00pm

'The Planets and Belshazzar's Feast'

In an unprecedented event, four of Brisbane's most outstanding community music groups join forces under maestro Peter Luff to open the...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

31 May 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

31 May 2017 | 10:30am
Free

Maiwar guided tour

Explore Brisbane with an expert. Take a walk for 90 minute through Brisbane’s CBD and uncover the Maiwar artwork and the stories behind...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

31 May 2017 | 12:00pm
Free

Jason Owen

Jason Owen burst onto the music scene five years ago as the 2012 X Factor runner-up and has since released three chart topping albums.

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

1 Jun 2017 | 12:00am

Queensland Cabaret Festival 2017

The Queensland Cabaret Festival is back! This year boasts an impressive selection of international and Australian performers ready to set...

Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

2 Jun 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

2 Jun 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

3 Jun 2017 | 12:00am

Brisbane Times City2South presented by Westpac

City2South is back in 2017, celebrating its fifth year with a two-day festival of fun on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June. With an exciting...

Musgrave Park, South Brisbane

3 Jun 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

4 Jun 2017 | 9:00am
Free

Green Heart Fair

The Brisbane City Council Green Heart Fair is Brisbane’s biggest free bi-annual community and sustainability festival, promoting...

7th Brigade Park, Chermside

4 Jun 2017 | 9:30am
Free

Ice Age live stage show

Come along to the Green Heart Fair and join Sid and his friends on their adventure to hunt for the honeycomb caves!

7th Brigade Park, Chermside

4 Jun 2017 | 9:30am
Free

Keeping bees

Bees may be small but they plage a huge role in our Eco-system. Learn about bees and how to keep them from Bee One Third's Jack Wilson...

7th Brigade Park, Chermside

4 Jun 2017 | 10:30am
Free

Reading for reconciliation

Improve your knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues and histories. Our group seeks to assist members...

Brisbane Square Library

4 Jun 2017 | 11:30am
Free

World Refugee Day panel: Local stories of a global crisis

The global community is currently grappling with the largest number of displaced people in recorded history. In the lead up to World...

Brisbane Square Library

9 Jun 2017 | 5:00pm
Free

LUMINOUS Lantern Parade 2017

Attended by more than 15,000 people each year, LUMINOUS is now established on the Queensland calendar as a show of welcome for new...

South Bank Parklands

13 Jun 2017 | 10:00am
Free

Tea and trivia

Come along for a morning of fun. Test your general knowledge with trivia questions. Individual and groups welcome. Bookings essential.

Indooroopilly Library

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