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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...

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...

2019 Events

5 May - 8 December
Occurs first Sunday of every month

Metre Market is a Brisbane Creative Market that showcases local fashion, homewares, art, music and design. On the first Sunday of every month, Coorparoo Square will host Metre Market from 10am until 2pm with over 25 carefully curated stalls and 15 pre-loved clothing racks that feature local designs, recycled fashions, handmade homewares and a wide-...

26 June - 18 December
Occurs every week on Wednesday

Grab your mates and get your bingo dabbers ready as Little Big House introduces you to the perfect hump day pick-me-up, Little Big Bingo! ... Taking place every Wednesday night from 6pm, get ready to yell BINGO and experience the game like you never have before with a unique concept exclusive to Southbank favourite, Little Big House. ... With free...

Occurs every week on Friday

Big Fork Theatre is taking over Friday nights in Paddington! ... 2017 Anywhere Theatre Festival Award Winner ... Shake up your end of the week plans with Big Fork Fridays – your fresh comedy hit every Friday night in Paddington. ... It’s comedy like you’ve never seen before as Big Fork Theatre’s crack team of comedians and i...

8 August - 28 November
Occurs every week on Thursday

Welcome to School Night Comedy, Big Fork Theatre’s weekly Thursday night show! Brisbane we’ve heard you - you can’t get enough of our hilarious improvised comedy at Big Fork Fridays. So we’re bringing a second totally new show to add to your weekly comedy schedule. ... Every Thursday features a crowd favourite HEADLINE SHOW...

20 August - 6 November

Would you like to be more professional speaking in front of an audience? ... Would being able to confidently convey your business story and values to a group make a difference to your bottom line? ... Do you have something important you would like to share with the world but are holding back in sharing it because speaking in public is a challe...

October Events

2-4 October

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon on July 20, 1969 as part of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission, we have a jam-packed three days full of technology fun to ignite a passion for STEM in Australia's next gen of explorers, engineers, coders, and beyond. ... Workshop 1 - Build & Code a Mars Rover – Wednesda...

2 October - 16 November

Sink into a beanbag, sip on a fine wine... ... Sunset Cinema is rolling at Mt Coot-tha Gardens in October & November, 2019 and there's bottomless popcorn at every screening.  ... With a full program of blockbusters, family flicks and VHS classics - there's something for everyone!  ... Full bar & food trucks on site with plenty of...

5-11 October

The 2019 Recovered Futures Art Exhibition showcases a striking and eclectic display of artwork by artists with a lived experience of mental illness and recovery. This professionally curated exhibition is a wonderful display of hope and recovery aiming to raise awareness of mental health and challenging misconceptions commonly associated with mental...

6 October

Would you like to learn how to best take great photos of tiny macro subjects? In this half-day photographic workshop, Michael will teach you how achieve sharp, evenly-lit and well-composed photos of anything “macro”. ... You will be shown how to use different types of lenses and extension tubes, as well as ways to achieve perfect lighti...

11 October

Continuing its support of new music, the Conservatorium Wind Orchestra presents an unusual concert - one of 'second' performances. Recent new works from around the world that have been commissioned and received only a premiere or two will come to life again in this concert. 

11-20 October
Occurs every week on Sunday, Friday & Saturday

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come to don your Dirndl and Lederhosen and get ready to celebrate all things German at Oktoberfest Brisbane 2019, Australia’s largest German festival! ... Connect with fellow culture-seeking enthusiasts and foodies at the Brisbane Showgrounds Oktober 11-13 and 18-20 and see the space transformed with Oktober...

11-13 October

X-STACY is a play about the struggles of adolescence, the challenges of life and the need for love and family. Written by Queensland playwright, Margery Forde, the play is returning to the Brisbane stage this September, over 20 years since it was first performed at La Boite Theatre. ... Set in the 90s, but with timeless themes and life lessons...

11-12 October

The Sideshow - west end hosts the Wandering Circus as we bring our talent and teachers to Brisbane for the start of our first Australian tour. Learn valuable circus skills, enjoy an easygoing, positive and encouraging environment, and meet our crew of international artists. Prepare to amazed intrigued, titillated, and truly blown away by this line...

11-13 October

"Some don't come back. And they're lost to us." ... X-STACY is a powerful play about the struggles of adolescence, the challenges of life and the need for love and family. Written by Queensland playwright, Margery Forde, the play returns to the Brisbane stage this October, over 20 years since it was first performed at La Boite Theatre. ... Set in t...

12 October

It’s time! The Sunshine Coast's biggest pool party is back and ready for you to make splash to fight MS! The MS Swimathon encourages people to form teams of at least 6 and participate in a 12-hour relay. ... The Swimathon is for anyone and everyone whether they swim freestyle, breaststroke, sidestroke, or even doggy paddle. It is all about ge...

12-13 October

For the first time ever, one of Australia’s most ground-breaking and exciting expo’s, with over 30,000 attendees across the last three years in Sydney and Melbourne, is coming to Brisbane! Welcome the Hemp, Health & Innovation (HHI) Expo - Australia’s largest hemp and cannabis expo. ...   ... The largest event in Aus...

12 October

Lutheran Services is inviting the public to attend the Alondra Residences Welcome Day, a free seniors music festival and open house event with rooftop drinks, afternoon tea and guided tours of the retirement residences. ... Kicking off in Nundah in Brisbane’s north, the event will be held from 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday 12 October, giving...

13 October

... The Queensland Triathlon Series welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to compete in a fun, friendly environment. From the Kool Kids 7yrs+ races, to the beginners getting a feel for a triathlon, to challenging yourself to take on the longer Olympic or Sprint distance races, there has never been a better time to tri! ... ...  

13 October

Sea to the City, Brisbane’s Bug & Oyster Trail, will once again take over Eagle Street’s riverside dining precinct on Sunday 13 October, to showcase the mouth-watering seafood the region has to offer. ... Stretching from Eagle Street Pier to Customs House, this one-day event is an alfresco seafood experience, featuring 17 of Brisban...

13 October

Sea to the City, Brisbane’s Bug & Oyster Trail, will once again take over Eagle Street’s riverside dining precinct on Sunday 13 October, to showcase the mouth-watering seafood the region has to offer. ... Stretching from Eagle Street Pier to Customs House, this one-day event is an alfresco seafood experience, featuring 17 of Brisban...

16 October

The demand for legal services is on the rise. To keep up with the needs of foreign investors and businesses in the region, local law firms must rise to the challenge and improve their expertise to provide valuable services to domestic and international companies. However, they face stiff competition within the industry. How does your law firm find...

16 October

Zambrero, Australia’s largest Mexican restaurant chain, are calling on you to help fight the world hunger crisis this World Food Day, Wednesday October 16th 2019. ...   ... Zambrero’s annual Plate 4 Plate Day is held nationally across Australia in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Adelaide, and on World Food Day will rally co...

17 October

In today’s global marketplace, the roles of chief financial officers (CFOs) are evolving beyond traditional financial management. CFOs are rising rapidly in the corporate power structure, poised to stand as equals with their chief executive counterparts. CFOs and other financial leaders from government and business organizations are taking on...

18 October

Get ready to LIGHT IT UP Queensland – The Brisbane Blaze are your team in the brand new Hockey One league. ... With 3 double header (Men’s and Women’s) home games at the State Hockey Centre, Queensland against the Tassie Tigers, Perth Thundersticks and the NSW Pride - this is going to be MASSIVE! ... Friday 18th October 2019 ...

18 October

With revered Tibetan lama His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche ... Have you slowed down long enough to ask yourself why you’re so busy? We don’t even realise how distracted we are from our real purpose, having been hooked by the promise of more through longer work hours and taking on more commitments. Other times we are simply running...

18 October

How far would you go for the best bevy of your life? BWS has taken the search for a frothy one to a new level, scaling the globe and bringing back six different six-packs of beer that have never before been available in Australia. ...   ... Scouring over 50,000kms, 10,000kms more than a lap of the globe, Australia’s largest liquor retail...

19-21 October

With revered lama His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche, Jigme Losel Wangpo ... In this seminar Dzogchen Rinpoche will explain further how we can make a real change in our busy lives. By guiding us on how to ask ourselves the right questions, we begin to make choices that unclutter our mind. Rinpoche will show us how we can apply this to all areas...

19 October

Find your true north this October at the original transformational Wanderlust Festival. Featuring a 5K run, walk or strut, yoga, meditation, motivational speakers and much more, you’ll be able to ground down amongst a like minded community of vibrant and active individuals.  ... A global phenomenon, Wanderlust focuses on uplifting a...

20 October

It’s time! The Gold Coast's biggest pool party is back and ready for you to make splash to fight MS! The MS Swimathon encourages people to form teams of at least 6 and participate in a 12-hour relay. ... The Swimathon is for anyone and everyone whether they swim freestyle, breaststroke, sidestroke, or even doggy paddle. It is all about gettin...

20 October

Get ready to LIGHT IT UP Queensland – The Brisbane Blaze are your team in the brand new Hockey One league. ... With 3 double header (Men’s and Women’s) home games at the State Hockey Centre, Queensland against the Tassie Tigers, Perth Thundersticks and the NSW Pride - this is going to be MASSIVE! ... Friday 18th October 2019 ...

23 October

The world’s increasing globalisation requires more interaction among people from diverse cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds than ever before. People no longer live and work in an insular marketplace; they are now part of a worldwide economy with competition coming from nearly every continent. ... The challenge of creating a multicultural, div...

25-27 October

The Gold Coast’s biggest weekend of entertainment is back. Start your engines and get ready for the Virgin Australia GC600! ... Mark your calendar for 25-27 October, as the biggest names in motorsport along with a 200,000 strong crowd make tracks for the Gold Coast for Queensland’s largest (and loudest) car event. Make the most of the r...

25 October

Join the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) for a vibrant discussion about one of the strongest economic sectors of Queensland; Tourism. ... The panel of industry leaders, including The Honourable Kate Jones, Minister for Tourism Industry Development, will offer insights into the challenges and future opportunities, with a focus on the emerging...

25 October

The tourism industry is one of the most competitive industries worldwide and is also one of the backbone economic sectors of Queensland, supporting more than 217,000 Queensland jobs. Join the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia and industry leaders to discuss how all players, in all sectors and at every level, can work cooperatively and...

26 October

FashionAble is an all-inclusive fashion event where models of all abilities showcase the latest spring collection over a high tea. Bringing together local stylists and designers and championing ability, diversity and inclusion. FashionAble is presented by Multicap, an organisation whose sole purpose is to enhance the lives of people with disability...

27 October

Sea Shepherd Brisbane is hosting another amazing Annual Fund-raiser ! ... Ocean Defence Tour is BACK for 2019!  ...   ... Sea Shepherd has been on the front line for over 40 years relentlessly defending the world’s oceans. ... Given most of our air comes from our oceans, they are our primary life support. Yet their future and ours h...

31 October - 3 November

FANGORIA x MONSTERFEST 2019: MONSTER TAKES AUSTRAIA will run simultaneously around the country at five of Australia's highest profile EVENT CINEMAS locations from Halloween Thursday October 31st to Sunday November 3rd in BRISBANE, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and Sydney. ... Each festival is a four-day weekend featuring screenings, special events and...

31 October - 3 November

Are you in the market for all the latest and greatest travel goodies leading into the Christmas Holiday Season? Well, look no further #carafans! ... Caravanning Queensland’s annual Let’s Go Brisbane Caravan and Outdoor Show will be rolling into the Brisbane Showgrounds from Thursday, October 31 to Sunday, November 3. More than 100 exhib...

November Events

1 November

Thousands of people will join the fight against MS and help celebrate 21 years of the MS Moonlight Walk. ...   ... Choose between a leisurely and safe 3km, 5km or 10km – with both the 3km and 5km courses wheelchair accessible.  Walkers on all courses will be supported by course marshals, volunteers and refreshment stations. ... &nbs...

1 November

Thousands of people will join the fight against MS and help celebrate 21 years of the MS Moonlight Walk. ... Choose between a leisurely and safe 3km, 5km or 10km – with both the 3km and 5km courses wheelchair accessible.  Walkers on all courses will be supported by course marshals, volunteers and refreshment stations. ... Each walker rec...

1 November

Thousands of people will join the fight against MS and help celebrate 21 years of the MS Moonlight Walk. ... Choose between a leisurely and safe 3km, 5km or 10km – with both the 3km and 5km courses wheelchair accessible.  Walkers on all courses will be supported by course marshals, volunteers and refreshment stations. ... Each walker rec...

1 November

Set in current Brisbane, Australia. A world where supernaturals have de-evolved and have become more humanised to integrate within the human dominated world. They have forgotten their true nature and lost all their strengths and instincts. There are only a few who have not forgotten...they hide in the shadows, their intent unknown. On this night, A...

2 November

Get ready to LIGHT IT UP Queensland – The Brisbane Blaze are your team in the brand new Hockey One league. ... With 3 double header (Men’s and Women’s) home games at the State Hockey Centre, Queensland against the Tassie Tigers, Perth Thundersticks and the NSW Pride - this is going to be MASSIVE! ... Friday 18th October 2019 ...

4 November

For full information and bookings, click here: ... https://wildnaturephotoexpeditions.com/workshops-tours/short-photography-workshops-and-courses/brisbane-city-lights-photography-workshop/ ... “Brisbane City Lights” photography workshop is designed to show participants the best way to photograph beautiful Brisbane city at dusk and after...

7 November

The American Chamber of Commerce in Australia with The University of Queensland present the CSR Gala Dinner 2019. This exclusive black-tie evening will highlight the corporate social responsibility initiatives and achievements of the business community at large. Amongst the event guests will be distinguished leaders from government, the business co...

8 November

Join Ensemble Trivium for a beautifully curated program of exquisite French chamber music. In the iconic, heritage listed Old Government House we will create for you the perfect ambiénce for a sublime Friday night to intoxicate and delight the senses. ... Music by Ravel, Debussy, Roussel, Messiaen, Duruflé, Devienne, Poulenc ... Perfo...

9 November

Join us in Wonderland at Seasons Sinnamon Park Open Morning. ... Tour our amazing Wonderland Ask Alice if you have any questions Free, delicious tea party morning tea Information session on 'Leisure planning your retirement' from our Care Partner General Manager, Alicia Wooding

10 November

It’s time! Redcliffe's biggest pool party is back and ready for you to make splash to fight MS! The MS Swimathon encourages people to form teams of at least 6 and participate in a 12-hour relay. ... The Swimathon is for anyone and everyone whether they swim freestyle, breaststroke, sidestroke, or even doggy paddle. It is all about getting inv...

14 November - 5 December
Occurs every week on Thursday

Do you love to sing? Are you interested in learning more about harmony singing ... and vocal production? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a star ... of the stage? If the answer to any of these questions is 'YES!', then we invite ... you to join Blue Sky Harmony for a fabulous festive season singing workshop!We are a women's a c...

16 November

It’s time! Toowoomba's biggest pool party is back and ready for you to make splash to fight MS! The MS Swimathon encourages people to form teams of at least 6 and participate in a 12-hour relay. ... The Swimathon is for anyone and everyone whether they swim freestyle, breaststroke, sidestroke, or even doggy paddle. It is all about getting inv...

16 November

McHappy Day returns to all McDonald’s restaurants across Brisbane on Saturday, 16th November. Now in its 28th year, the day continues to raise crucial funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). ...   ... As the largest fundraiser for RMHC Australia nationally, McHappy Day raises much-needed funds for the charity, which helps keep...

16 November

... Get ready to see pink, Brisbane, and join the Rosé Revolution as the iconic event returns for the fifth time on Saturday, November 16. It’s time to round up your gals, book your tickets and get ready for an incredible day celebrating all things rosé. ... Returning to Brisbane, but setting its sights on a new venue, the...

19 November

Workplace conflict is inevitable and unavoidable. When conflict is destructive it may be costly to recruiting, productivity, creativity, retention, and ROI. A different paradigm shows the way to transform conflict into profit. When leaders can use conflict to develop their teams, they unleash a new energy, confidence, and e’spirit. This energ...

20 November

Effective legal and business writing is a critical foundational skill for anyone in professional services, in particular those who regularly deal with legal matters.  That could be reviewing contracts, drafting policies or instructing lawyers on matters.  Clients, superiors and stakeholders increasingly expect to be provided with informat...

25 November

This 1-day dynamic and interactive masterclass will assist you in shifting from the overwhelm of a management mindset to a clearer and focused leadership mindset. To go from a ‘manager’ mindset to a ‘leader’ mindset takes skill, will and energy and more than just drive and ambition. It all starts with self-leadership and mak...

28 November - 1 December

Be emotionally roller-coastered by a secret Indian performance technique. ... Comedian Ashwin Segkar debuts his theatrical comedy, Rasa at Wonderland Festival. Rasa moves you through a swirl of emotions using the power of comedy, sound and storytelling. It takes a technique from the world’s oldest drama manual and app...

December Events

8 December

... The Queensland Triathlon Series welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to compete in a fun, friendly environment. From the Kool Kids 7yrs+ races, to the beginners getting a feel for a triathlon, to challenging yourself to take on the longer Olympic or Sprint distance races, there has never been a better time to tri! ... ...