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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 Friday

So What is Kirtan? ... Kirtan is the singing of ancient Vedic mantras, spiritually uplifting songs, prayers and the Sacred Names of the Supreme. Rather than being a type of performance, Kirtan is a journey of self discovery. ...   ... This ancient yogic practice was traditionally accompanied with Indian instruments. In the hands and voices of...

April 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...

Occurs every week on Friday

The Mantra Room at West End offers a vibrant mix of music styles combined with sacred yoga chant in a relaxed, enchanting atmosphere.  Featured kirtan leaders include Jayadharma, a popular yoga teacher whose smokey jazz influenced kirtan will have you tapping your feet and your voice soaring in response; Gayatri, with a melodic and captivating...

Occurs every week on Wednesday

The Mantra Room at West End offers a vibrant mix of music styles combined with sacred yoga chant in a relaxed, enchanting atmosphere.  Featured kirtan leaders include Jayadharma, a popular yoga teacher whose smokey jazz influenced kirtan will have you tapping your feet and your voice soaring in response; Gayatri, with a melodic and captivating...

November Events

Occurs every week on Sunday

The Mantra Room at West End offers a vibrant mix of music styles combined with sacred yoga chant in a relaxed, enchanting atmosphere.  Featured kirtan leaders include Jayadharma, a popular yoga teacher whose smokey jazz influenced kirtan will have you tapping your feet and your voice soaring in response; Gayatri, with a melodic and captivating...

2018 Events

1 March - 21 October

Showcasing a range of State Library of Queensland’s rare and restricted collection items, Lifestyle explores how Queenslanders live and play in the sunshine state. Participatory and thought-provoking, it explores the myriad of ideas and identities that are quintessentially Queensland.

17 March - 3 April

J VALENZUELA DIDIBrisbane artist J Valenzuela Didi draws on the emergence of patterns and geometric shapes to explore common scenes and signposts of modern life. In his paintings, familiar urban landscapes become haunting and alien reminders of the beauty and character of the present-day.JONATHAN BENTLEYJonathan Bentley is an award winning illustra...

April Events

5-28 April
Occurs every week on Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday in April 2018 ... Join the Kookaburra Queen II in April to celebrate her 30th Anniversary. Join us for a commemorative Dinner Cruise on the Brisbane River. Enjoy chef’s celebratory menu, live entertainment and free bottle of commemorative wine to take home. ... INCLUDES: ... • 30th Anniversary Celebr...

11-21 April
Occurs every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Following the success of last year's exhibition, 'Landscapes, Seascapes & Streetscapes' returns to Aspire Gallery this April!This exhibition sees artists draw inspiration from their local surroundings and showcases the beauty of all the 'scapes' we often just wander by. On show in 2018 is a diverse range of work - with unique interpretations of...

12-15 April

Featuring a stellar line up of Australian and international brands, The Big Fashion Sale is not one to miss. This is the only place you will be able to grab everything from Ready to Wear, swimwear, active wear and accessories at the delightful bargain of up to 80% off.  ... The Big Fashion Sale line up includes:  ... Kenzo / The Row / Kar...

12 April

Help raise funds for Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) at Tamara's Scientists & Superheros Charity Event. North Lakes Sports Club Thursday 12th April 2018 6.30pm-9.30pm Finger food provided plus drinks at members prices! Photo bombed photo booth , raffles , lucky door & best dressed prizes. Live music from Candice Long, Make...

13 April

Crowbar + Church Brisbane + Chevron Showgirls present: ... The 2018 residency of Cult Burlesque - Sinful, strange & straight from hell! ... Join us at Church Brisbane for the ritual worship of all that is wicked & wonderful. Burlesque is our religion, let us show you what it’s all about! Give yourself over to lust, envy, greed & prepare for this...

14 April

Nusantara Playgound is back this year!!This family friendly program has been designed for children to learn about Indonesian culture while playing. This year’s highlights includes Indonesian Puppetshow (Wayang Kulit) and Gemu Famire flash mob Dances workshops. Children will be entertained with semi traditional games hosted by PhysiK...

19 April

Buy your tickets now for the much anticipated, highly creative and entertaining debate on the topic “Things are hotting up”. This year, retired Supreme Court Judge Alan Wilson QC, former President of the Queensland Court of Appeal Margaret McMurdo AC and Judge of the District Court of Queensland Sandy Horneman-Wren SC take on EDO a...

19 April

Free PARTY // Client Liaison DJ set // Little Big Thursdays // 19th AprilAfter launching with a BANG (and an epic headline set from the one and only Young Franco) back in March, our new weekly knees-up is rapidly cementing Thursday as the new Friday - and showing that Brisbane needs very little excuse to party on a school nightOn 19th April, we're...

21-22 April

The Bromeliad Society of Queensland invites you to the Autumn show – the Bromeliad & Tropicals Show & Sales. ... There will be thousands of plants for sale and free advice from growers. ... Dates and times ... Saturday 21st April at 8am to 4pm Sunday 22nd April at 9am to 1pm ... Location ... Genesis Christian College Sports...

21 April

Get ready to take a stroll down memory lane at the Seasons Redbank Plains’ Vintage Fete. ...   ... There will be fun for all the family with live entertainment, rock and roll dancers, vintage cars and a men’s shed demonstration. ...   ... Kids are in for a treat with face painting, fairy floss, mini pancakes and ice cream, whi...

22 April - 10 June
Occurs every week on Sunday

Sunday Funday returns with a bang in 2018 where kids General Admission will once again be free on Sundays. ...   ... Children under 15 years can experience live some of the most exciting AFL games this season for FREE when accompanied by an adult or guardian. ...   ... Sunday Funday encourages families and young fans to connect with the g...

25-26 April

Grand Central Hotel (GCH) is commemorating Anzac Day by showing love, honour and support for all those who fought to enable freedom for Australians. The hotel will don historical banners throughout the week of Anzac Day to pay tribute to the Australian Army, Navy and Air Force. Grand Central Hotel is located opposite Anzac Square, at 270 Ann Street...

28 April

Learn the fundamentals of monoprinting as you make beautiful modern prints to take home. ... Monoprinting produces spontaneous one-off prints with quick, exciting results. In this workshop, you will learn how to create bold geometric compositions using wood blocks and water based inks. ... Ideal for beginners or even those who have experience with...

29 April

Be kind, Be strong, Be YOU! ... Our Ladies Breakfast is not one to be missed! Enjoy a gourmet buffet breakfast while you split your sides with laughter and be inspired by keynote speaker Julie Cross, hear how the Run For MI Life story started with RFML CEO Jo-Anne Shanks and learn how you can help others who may be battling depression, anxiety or s...

30 April

Terry Group Consulting is proud to host this exclusive event specifically for the Public Sector. ... Join us as we host a unique forum of experts to take a look at: ... The future of ERP systems: ... Smart cities ... Risk management ... Frictionless innovation ... Cost savings and digital engagement.  ... If technology is someth...

May Events

5 May

Join us at Jimbour Amphitheatre to rock out to some of Australia’s best Rock ‘n’ Roll artists. The Eurogliders, Wendy Matthews, Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows, Glenn Shorrock, Richard Clapton, Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde will all be showcasing some of their greatest hits. The event is not to be missed! Camping is availa...

5 May

The BBQ & Beer Roadshow is rolling into town and this time, Brisbane Bayside is getting its' turn. ...   ... 20 CRAFT BREWERS | 15 FOOD TRUCKS & VENDORS ...   ... BBQ MARKETS | KIDS FUN & MORE!  ...   ... Hitting the Cleveland Showgrounds over a jam-packed BBQ & Beer day, you'll be kicking back with your family a...

5-7 May

The seventh Annual Poligras Super League will run from the 5th – 7th May. ... Held at the State Hockey Centre in Colmslie, the tournament will once again bring together Queensland’s top 100 hockey players to battle against each other in zones for the 2018 championship title. ... The Poligras Super League is Hockey Queensland’s sig...

12 May

Gather your favourite mamas this Mother's Day weekend and laugh yourselves silly at this special event!The Funny Mummies Comedy Gala celebrates the launch of the new web series "How Me Parent Good: And You Can Too!" (created by award-winning comedian Jenny Wynter), so you can be the FIRST in the world to see this series as it debuts!You will a...

12 May

Come along to Seasons Aged Care Bribie Island for our Cent Auction. Mother’s Day shopping has never been so much fun! ...   ... For just $5 entry you can take part in the Cent Auction and enjoy a delicious morning tea and coffee. Auction sheets of 20 will be available for purchase for just $1 and you can then bid on a huge range of amazi...

12-19 May

'Private Lives' is a Noel Coward classic -  a marital farce that sees two couples navigate exes, jealousy, old romantic feelings and a little bit of champagne-fueled drama. ... Stage production showing this May 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 at both Newstead House, Newstead and the Commissariat Store Museum, Brisbane.  ... Go to http://anyw...

13 May

Sunday, 13th May 2018 ... Mum will love you all the more when you treat her to a spectacular Mother’s Day breakfast on the water. ... Mum will enjoy a scrumptious breakfast buffet featuring all your favourites – eggs, bacon, pastries and more. ... INCLUDES: ... • Mothers Day breakfast buffet • Scenic cruise experience • F...

13 May

Sunday, 13th May 2018 ... Show your Mum just how much she means to you with a spectacular City Lights Dinner Cruise this Mother’s Day. ... A unique way to say thanks to Mum, the entire family can enjoy a delicious Seasonal Contemporary Buffet with seafood, free bubbles & beer, live entertainment and the glittering views of Brisbane. ... I...

15 May

A night at the movies to support Women’s Legal Service Queensland ... Join us for an exclusive screening of Tully, starring Charlize Theron as Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising and so...

20 May

The Japanese Brazilian Bossa Nova Singer Lisa Ono is scheduled to hold the first Australia tour to celebrate the 30thdebut anniversary. Don’t miss the amazing concert coming up in 2018! One night only! ... Lisa Ono began singing and playing the guitar at age 15, debuting as a professional Bossa Nova singer in 1989. Her natural voice, rhythmic...

20 May

On Sunday 20th May, more than 10,000 people and their dogs will walk in Queensland to show their support for animals in need. The Million Paws Walk event is a great day out for the whole family featuring live entertainment, competitions, delicious food stalls, giveaways and lots more! All dogs regardless of breed, age or size are welcome – as...

25-26 May

The MAYO Arts Festival is a vibrant and inspiring two day arts spectacular. The 2018 event will be held on Friday 25 May and Saturday 26 May at St Margaret's Anglican Girls School in Ascot. ... Named in honour of one of Australia's finest sculptors, Daphne Mayo, the festival showcases emerging local and national artists with a focus on exhibiting t...

26 May

It’s our birthday here at Curves & Claws and lucky you, your present is getting to watch us unwrap!Over the last three years, C&C have been charming and delighting audiences with a cavalcade of unique performers ranging from burlesque to drag, from circus to shibari and everything between! We’ve made our mark with some of the mo...

26 May

It’s our birthday here at Curves & Claws and lucky you, your present is getting to watch us unwrap!Over the last three years, C&C have been charming and delighting audiences with a cavalcade of unique performers ranging from burlesque to drag, from circus to shibari and everything between! We’ve made our mark with some of the mo...

26 May

A night we transport you to Spain with sensational Flamenco dancing and live Spanish musical performance.Exclusive Flamenco performance by Hernández Tamayo from SydneyA delectable Spanish feast prepared by the extraordinary chefs of Ole Spanish Restaurant preparing Tapas, Raciones and desserts and served with amazing Span...

27 May

Queensland Herb Society Inc. presents ... Herb Awareness… Sunday 27th May 2018 ... For everyone who wants to learn more about growing and using herbs. ... This year we are featuring a Medieval theme! Discover the importance of herbs in this historic time and join us for a fascinating day of herbal discovery. In addition to the usual huge arr...

June Events

16 June

Paddle for Kids roars back to Brisbane’s beautiful South Bank Cultural Forecourt on Saturday 16 June 2018. ... The Paddle for Kids Festival and Dragon Boat Race Day is an action-packed day of family fun and entertainment, that supports Juiced TV and the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Bring along your family and friends for an oarsome d...

17 June

The 2017 Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run will be held on Sunday 17 June 2017.  Whether you're a walker or a runner, the Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run is a community sporting event that has something for everyone. ... This year the Logan Fun Run will offer three different courses, including a 1km Junior Dash, 5km and 10km courses venturing through...

17 June

The 2017 Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run will be held on Sunday 18 June. Whether you're a walker or a runner, the Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run in Meadowbrook, Queensland is a community sporting event that has something for everyone. In 2018 the Logan Fun Run will offer three different courses, including a 1km Junior Dash, 5km and 10km courses ven...

17 June

As the sun rises on Sunday 17 June, thousands of riders will be slipping into their lycra and costumes of all sorts to take part in the 28th MS Brissie to the Bay bike ride to fight multiple sclerosis (MS). ... You can join the challenge by riding one of our four distances. There is the family friendly 10km around the Brisbane Riverside, the s...

July Events

29 July

Climb your way up, down and around the bays of the iconic Gabba in this 5,000-stair challenge. There will be rest stops (pick a seat!), drink stations and music playing to keep you focused and pumped. Get ready Brisbane! ... Stadium Stomp returns to the Gabba on Sunday 29 July. ... In 2018, there are course options for everyone – full course...

September Events

14-16 September

#SaveTheWorld - Join us 14th, 15th and 16th September 2018 at the Brisbane RNA Showgrounds. ♻️ Meet Eco businesses, big and small. Find new ideas, the latest products/services, expo sales and all you need to learn about living a sustainable life.🌻 Join free workshops in each sector👨‍👧‍👧 Family friendly (jumping cas...

21-23 September

DATES: 21st - 23rd September 2018 TIMES: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8:30am - 4:00pm LOCATION: Norm Price Park, Redland Showgrounds | Long Street, Cleveland QLD 4163 ENTRY: Adults $12, Seniors Card $10 and children 16 and under are free with an adult. Free return passes available, just ask as you leave! EVENT WEBSITE: www.clevelandexpo.com.au ......

27-30 September

UnitingWomen 2018 will be a time for Christian women to gather, grow and be inspired.Held in Brisbane from 27-30 of September, UnitingWomen is a diverse event for young women, older women and women in-between. It will be a chance to share your wisdom and your story.Event includes guest speakers, workshops, food and more!Whether you are a traveler o...

October Events

7 October

The Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run is a bitumen to bush, all-terrain scenic challenge from Griffith University Nathan Campus and throughout the Toohey Forest. With a difference for all interest levels take on the challenge of the 5km, 10km or 21.1km Half Marathon. ...