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Brisbane Event Calendar

Brisbane is home to a variety of live music and entertainment in a number of venues across the city, along with some major festivals, carnivals, sporting and community events that everyone will enjoy. To see what's on in Brisbane this month, browse through the list of events below. You can skip ahead to view events that are held later in the year, and can see what's happening this month by clicking Calendar View.

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2017 Events

Regular Events

Occurs every week on Wednesday

Hump day got you down? You need a laugh, and make it a double. Join local comedy favourites ImproMafia for a night of free improvised hilarity at one of Brisbane’s most dynamic venues. ... Free every Wednesday at Upper Roma Street’s Beetle Bar, Double Shot Impro is two engaging, spontaneous shows in one. In the first half, Brisbane&rsqu...

2020 Events

15 February - 19 December
Occurs every week on Saturday

Wedding Dance Diva hosts a super fun ladies only (with the rare occasional guy) dance class for your special occasion. For the Bride to Be, the Birthday Girl, the Boss Babes, the Work Besties, the Graduation Girls, for Galentine's Day! Great for team bonding too! Get the body moving, clap and cheer each other on as you dance your booty's off! An ho...

October Events

4 October

Comedy is back in West End with a vengeance! ... Catch this glorious battle of wits where we throw Brisbane’s best comedians into unpredictable situations with no protective gear. Nothing is off-limits and only the funniest will survive! ... So, wash your hands and don your favourite hazmat suit. Be a part of this loose, hot and very very mes...

4 October

Comedy is back in West End with a vengeance! ... Catch this glorious battle of wits where we throw Brisbane’s best comedians into unpredictable situations with no protective gear. Nothing is off-limits and only the funniest will survive! ... So, wash your hands and don your favourite hazmat suit. Be a part of this loose, hot and very very mes...

7 October

***Early Bird Tickets available until 23 September 2020*** ... Anyone can improvise and Big Fork Theatre's Improv Fundamentals is the perfect place to start!  This course is designed to introduce participants to Big Fork Theatre's approach to improvised comedy. No previous acting or improv experience is required to participate. ... In Imp...

7 October - 9 December
Occurs every week on Wednesday

Understanding your mind – understanding your worldThe wisdom of insight meditationA new course offered by Rigpa Brisbane | Wednesday evenings | 7:00pm – 8:45pm
For 10 sessions Starting 7 October 2020 The key message of Buddha's teachings is both empowering and optimistic: that if we turn within, and deeply come to know our own mind, w...

9-10 October

The MAYO Arts Festival is a vibrant and inspiring two-day arts spectacular which will run over Friday 9 October 2020 and Saturday 10 October 2020 within St Margaret's Anglican Girls School grounds at Ascot. ... This year's program will feature an impressive lineup of activities and entertainment to suit all ages. Officially launching on Friday 9 Oc...

10 October

At XXXX Dry Queensland Cup Day, celebrate spring racing with an atmosphere like nowhere else in Brisbane! ... Black-type racing launches the Brisbane Spring Racing Carnival presented by Lexus with the Listed XXXX Dry Queensland Cup live on the track, and all the interstate action on the big screens. ... Revel in a relaxed atmosphere with all-day en...

11 October

**Early Bird pricing is available until 27 September 2020** ... Anyone can improvise and Big Fork Theatre's Improv Fundamentals is the perfect place to start!  This course is designed to introduce participants to Big Fork Theatre's approach to improvised comedy. No previous acting or improv experience is required to participate. ... In Im...

12-17 October

Richmond Fellowship Queensland (RFQ) is proud to offer a series of art workshops led by two of Queensland's very talented artists as a special Mental Health Week event. ... Phoebe Hofsteede (photographer and mixed media artist) and Maria Watson-Trudgett (Aboriginal contemporary artist) will be leading workshops in their own special way to bring the...

12 October

**Early Bird pricing is available until 28 September 2020** ... Anyone can improvise and Big Fork Theatre's Improv Fundamentals is the perfect place to start!  This course is designed to introduce participants to Big Fork Theatre's approach to improvised comedy. No previous acting or improv experience is required to participate. ... In Im...

16-18 October

Calling all Francophiles!   Don’t miss Brisbane’s biggest French event of the year and mark your calendars now! Join us from 16-18 October 2020 at Musgrave Park in South Brisbane, for a weekend in France like no other.   We can promise ancolourful range of French “delicatesses”, the best French and French...

16 October

The much anticipated Spring High Tea returns this season with more style and sophistication than ever before, making it the perfect occasion to toast the upcoming spring racedays and festivities! ... Hosted in the heritage-listed Tote Room, guests will step into a world of style and elegance. The 18-foot ceilings, natural worn brick walls and polis...

17-18 October

Heal Yourself Expo’s are much more than just another new age event, we are a community of healers, teachers, way showers and change makers with a passion to support their communities, and educate people that WE have the power to Heal Ourselves and Heal the Planet.

17 October

At Lexus Ladies’ Day, celebrate spring racing with an atmosphere like nowhere else in Brisbane! ... Day two of spring is undoubtedly one of the most exhilarating with The Everest, the world’s richest turf race worth $15mil and the Caulfield Cup shown live on big screens around the course. Complementing the interstate action is an exciti...

17 October

“Jenny Wynter may be the funniest woman in cabaret.” Adelaide Now ... Songbird and improvised comedy queen Jenny Wynter performs By Request, the “side-splitting cabaret” which is never the same show twice. ... Join this internationally award-winning comic talent in a mind-blowing collection of songs, stories and comedy...all...

17 October

“Jenny Wynter may be the funniest woman in cabaret.” Adelaide Now ... Songbird and improvised comedy queen Jenny Wynter performs By Request, the “side-splitting cabaret” which is never the same show twice. ... Join this internationally award-winning comic talent in a mind-blowing collection of songs, stories and comedy&helli...

21 October

Procurement functions within organisations have changed, moreover procurement has been a vital component of any business strategy, especially since the financial crisis of 2008-2009.  But, more recently, businesses have increasingly looked to their procurement departments to improve margins and help deliver growth. ... This masterclass seeks t...

23 October

Queensland, it is time to GET LOUD for Hear and Say’s 14th annual Loud Shirt Day fundraiser, on Friday 23rd October, in support of children born deaf or hard of hearing.It could not be easier to show your support - all you need to start is a LOUD shirt! ...   ... Queensland not-for-profit Hear and Say has been a world-leading expert in h...

24 October

At Sky Racing Cox Plate Day, celebrate spring racing with an atmosphere like nowhere else in Brisbane! ... Being trackside will be an unrivalled experience for racing enthusiasts to watch the Cox Plate, with big screens on course showing the 100th running of the legendary race live. Accompanying the interstate action is a thrilling 10-race card on...

24 October

Alterations is an exhibition from Art from the Margins Gallery & Studios (AFTM) showcasing the creative works of a selection of Queensland artists from who are blind or partially sighted. ... Curated by disability arts researcher, writer and emerging curator, Donna McDonald, the exhibition reveals how vision impaired artists adapt and...

28 October

The Queensland Business Writers Conference is our annual one-day training event for corporate and government communications professionals. ... And this year it's a 100% virtual event, so you can join us online from the comfort of your home or office ... Since 2012, this event has helped people who write as part of their job to increase their skills...

29 October - 1 November

Holiday season is just around the corner and there’s no better place to start planning the #caravanture of a lifetime than at the Let’s Go Brisbane Caravan and Outdoor Sale, rolling into the Brisbane Showgrounds from Thursday, October 29 to Sunday, November 1. ... Lovers of camping, caravanning, and all things outdoors will be able to c...

30 October - 1 November

Beltane is a time to celebrate the magic of community and everything that means. We invite you to get into the spirit by dressing up traditional ancient costume and having fun. Forget everyday life and take a step back in time to when music and dance were a way of life and a shared community event. ... For Saturday Night Ritual, exciting and approp...

31 October

At Moët & Chandon Derby Day, celebrate spring racing with an atmosphere like nowhere else in Brisbane! ... The height of luxury is showcased on Moët & Chandon Derby Day, one of the most prestigious days of spring racing, with over $6.5mil in racing shown live on the screens around course from Melbourne. The racing action continues...

November Events

3 November

At Canadian Club Melbourne Cup Day, celebrate the race that stops a nation with an atmosphere like nowhere else in Brisbane! ... All eyes at Doomben will be on the super screens as the $8 million Lexus Melbourne Cup is shown around the course. The glamour doesn’t stop there with plenty of entertainment, Fashions on the Field, pop-up bars and...

15 November

Catch this glorious battle of wits where we throw Brisbane’s best comedians into unpredictable situations with no protective gear. Nothing is off-limits and only the funniest will survive!So, wash your hands and don your favorite hazmat suit to be a part of this loose, hot and very messy show!Seats are limited, so get them quick. Doors open a...

December Events

3-11 December

Let us tell you the story of the infamous Don D'Bauch. After many years abroad, exploring worldly excesses and carnal delights, premier purveyor of pleasure, Don D’Bauch, the man Time Magazine named ‘the sexiest man alive’, has returned to Australian shores with his latest and greatest exhibition of erotic entertainment. ......