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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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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-...

7 May - 30 July

The Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA) is an annual visual arts prize and exhibition for established and emerging artists living in regional and remote Queensland. The program aims to provide a platform for further professional development.2019 Theme: State of DiversityQueensland is a state full of diverse ecosystems, wildlife, places, people an...

5 June - 3 July
Occurs every week on Wednesday

Improvising in Playback Theatre requires us to develop skills to take a moment and be present. From this place we are able to give and respond to what is actually happening. We also need to take a moment in our busy lives to connect with others and have some fun. This workshop will enable you to do this and .. ... Listen more deeply ... Enrich your...

18 June - 31 July

While snow might not fall in Brisbane, the winter vibes have arrived at Goldfinch, and they pair perfectly with the Skating at Brisbane pop-up ice rink across the road in King George Square! ... Ditch the skates and warm up with a dedicated hot chocolate menu, including dressed-up takes like peanut butter and caramel, white chocolate and rose, and...

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...

July Events

1-31 July

Following the success of their annual Winter Festival in June, Riverbar and Kitchen is continuing their celebrations throughout July with a drool-worthy food and drinks menu, alongside open flames and fire pits to keep the party going (and warm!) during the Queensland winter.  ... The cooler weather calls for comfort food and we’ve got y...

1 July

... Come in and chill out with the unique indie folk music and soulful lyrics of Mardi Wilson. ... ... Forget the working week and relish that Sunday session as you're carried away to paradise with a drink in hand and relaxing tunes. ... Jungle Jams with Mardi Wilson for your tiki escape. ...

3 July - 28 August
Occurs every week on Wednesday

... Self-guided painting session, suitable for beginners to prolific painters. ... Sessions are on Wednesdays from 10am-1pm until the end of August 2019 (no need to be there for the entire session – come and go as you please during this timeframe). ... You can book online (recommended) or simply drop-in and pay on arrival. ... $25 per sessio...

4 July

Join the team at Stokehouse Q on the iconic Brisbane River for a special wine dinner with South Australian winemaker Brash Higgins. On Thursday, 4 July Brash Higgins owner and winemaker Brad Hickey will showcase a sensational lineup of his wines, matched perfectly with a four-course menu curated by Stokehouse Q Head Chef Marcel Nogaski. Enjoy dishe...

4 July

About the EventJoin AmCham and Member, Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane, for a full evening of fun this 4th of July!Meet the AmCham Team at 99 Mary Street for a Lime (AmCham Member) scooter tour of Brisbane City lit up in Red, White and Blue and participate in AmCham’s annual patriotic photo competition!Continue the f...

5-7 July

Calling all lovers of France ! ... Don't miss one of Australia's biggest French events of the year right here in Brisbane! Join us at Le Festival 2019 presented by Le Cordon Bleu from 5th to 7th July for a week-end in France like no other. ... We can promise a variety of French "delicatesses" for you to enjoy. From gastronomy masterclasses to flowi...

8 July

Finally write that book (before Christmas)! ...   ... Do you want to write a book but you’re worried nobody will read it? ...   ... Maybe you’re concerned you’re not a good enough writer to do it on your own? ...   ... Or perhaps you’re just overwhelmed with where to start. ...   ... But… You want...

12 July

From the ICONIC to the ingenious, find out how retail companies are using tech to splurge on innovation with Coder Academy and friends! Australian retailers have had their industry disrupted by technology. With online e-commerce giants like Amazon taking over large parts of the industry, how do retailers - large and small - keep up with changing co...

12-14 July

Australia’s most colourful people set to storm Brisbane for the nation's largest tattoo expo Thousands of Queenslanders will gather at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for the second annual Australian Tattoo Expo experiencing a weekend full of tattoos, art and entertainment.Brisbane, Australia – After its successful de...

13 July

Residents and staff at Lutheran Services’ Trinder Park Retirement Living and Aged Care Community will take a journey down the rabbit hole when the bushland is turned into an interactive experience. ... Alice in Trinderland will offer attendees the chance to sit at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and play croquet with the Queen of Hearts as p...

14 July - 25 August
Occurs every week on Sunday

Are you ready to cure those winter blues with our apres-ski bottomless brunch?  ... This winter, The Kenmore will turn into an alpine village. There will be blankets, heaters, mulled wine, mouth-watering canapés & even a ski lift chair! Get cosy with us all winter in our apres-ski pop up! ... The details:Launching: Sunday 14th...

14 July - 25 August
Occurs every week on Sunday

Are you ready to cure those winter blues with our apres-ski bottomless brunch?  ... This winter, The Kenmore will turn into an alpine village. There will be blankets, heaters, mulled wine, mouth-watering canapés & even a ski lift chair! Get cosy with us all winter in our apres-ski pop up! ... The details:Launching: Sunday 14th...

16 July

... Being onboard a boat and experiencing close-up encounters of Humpback Whales is very special. These majestic mammals often venture quite close to the boat and the types of behaviours encountered vary from ‘mobbing’ the boat, ‘spy hopping’, breaching as well as tail flukes. It can, however, be quite difficult to capture...

19 July

When: Friday 19 July  ... What: Wear your PJ’s or onesies for the day to help raise vital funds for children in foster care. Register your workplace or school today to receive a free host kit!National Pyjama Day is all about wearing your best bedtime attire to help The Pyjama Foundation raise much-needed awareness and funds for...

20 July

Talented Australian-Iranian musician Gelareh Pour is launching Garden Quartet, her band's self-titled debut album, with a national tour beginning in July. ... Gelareh formed Garden Quartet in 2016 in collaboration with Brian O’Dwyer, Arman Habibi and Mike Gallichio, creating and performing music which Gelareh describe...

20 July

This empowering workshop by popular ADHD Coach and Consultant Lou Brown, is designed to assist you to thrive with adult ADHD by helping you to: ... - really understand ADHD, the executive function challenges implicit in the disorder and the role interest plays in self-regulation ... - develop deeper self-awareness around how ADHD personally manifes...

20 July

This empowering workshop by popular ADHD Coach and Consultant Lou Brown, is designed to assist you to thrive with adult ADHD by helping you to: ... - really understand ADHD, the executive function challenges implicit in the disorder and the role interest plays in self-regulation ... - develop deeper self-awareness around how ADHD personally manifes...

21 July

Register to participate in the 2019 SSKB Wheel & Walk Fun Run & Community Day. We are celebrating all abilities, supporting people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, the most frequency disabling, permanently disabling birth defect. ... Sunday 21st July at Orleigh Park, 6 Hill End Terrace, West End. Register at www.wheelandwalk.com.au ......

21 July

FROM EMPOWERMENT TO POWER - PART 2Presented by Natalie BenhayonBOOK YOUR SEAT NOW www.womeninlivingness.com/eventsHow often do women trust what they feel, express what they know and honour what it is they need to be the woman they want to be?In a world that is fast paced and demanding there doesn’t seem to be much space for this, for wom...

21 July

Little Rookie Sport is an Australian first dedicated Kids Sports Shop for Kids and Youth aged 5 to 16 ... Bring the family along to our Grand Opening Kids Sport Shop located in Woolloongabba, there will be sports equipment available for purchase ... Over the weekend there will be: ... * Sports Games* Basketball Hoop* Compeitions* Popcorn* Coffee va...

21 July

This session by popular ADHD Coach & Consultant Lou Brown, is designed to help you really understand ADHD and the many ways it manifests in your child's life, both in their unique gifts and in their individual challenges. It will also teach you to: ... - protect your child's self-esteem and sense of self-worth as well as their ability to be suc...

23 July

Workplace law is constantly evolving and it is a challenge to keep up with the changes. This Masterclass looks at the current hot topics which those involved in HR face on a daily basis. It usefully combines formal presentations with informal workshops and real life case studies on typical scenarios in the workplace.

28 July

Step it up in 2019! Get your legs ready for the ultimate stair climb as we send you on a mission to climb the thousands of stairs up, down and around the grandstands of the picturesque GABBA. With full, unlimited and junior course options available there’s a stair climb to suit all ages and fitness levels. Experience this stadium like never b...

31 July

More and more Australians are listening to podcasts. A recent ABC report concluded that Australians are very engaged listeners, some are listening to up to five podcasts a week, and most listen to the very end of an episode. These same listeners are seeking and listening to new podcasts, revealing we have yet to reach mass podcast saturation. Brand...

31 July

More and more Australians are listening to podcasts. A recent ABC report concluded that Australians are very engaged listeners, some are listening to up to five podcasts a week, and most listen to the very end of an episode. These same listeners are seeking and listening to new podcasts, revealing we have yet to reach mass podcast saturation. Brand...

August Events

1-17 August

The latest film from acclaimed cinematic series EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is Young Picasso, a new documentary that takes an in-depth look at the journey of one of the most famous names in art history, tracing his path to genius.  ... Screening in cinemas across Australia from August 1, Young Picasso offers a unique look into the artist’s mast...

2-4 August

SEXPO Australia is the world’s largest adult exhibition designed to provide a fun, vibrant and safe environment for open-minded adults.SEXPO isn’t just about Sex.It’s about celebrating all lifestyles and sexualities.At SEXPO you’ll find hundreds of exhibitors, and there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking...

8-17 August

Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical — a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo's novel and featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time. With countless awards to its name, Les Misérables is as groundbreaking today as it was when it first premiered in London in 1985

10 August

This is Samuel Johnson’s last night in Queensland before he heads off to the next state, so we are going to raise the roof for him. Expect the unexpected with spectacular entertainment, an incredible live band, sensational food, an abundance of beverages, and an evening to remember forever.  ... Grab a drink, stand back and enjoy! There...

Occurs every second week on Sunday

After a diagnosis of bladder cancer in 2015 Scott Cohen decided to start ticking a few things off his bucket list. One of which, was trying his hand at stand up comedy. As the cancer got worse, the comedy got better, now four years on Scott is battling terminal cancer while using stand up as a form of therapy. He has become a regular performer at s...

15-18 August
Occurs every week on Sunday & Thursday

Ever bid farewell to everything you know? Ever gone out on a limb? Ting Lim did just that when she migrated to Brisbane from Singapore. Saying goodbye to her dysfunctional family, Ting Lim braced herself for her new life ahead with her new-found freedom.In her quest for a new beginning here, she has been attacked by a bush turkey and became the obj...

16 August

 Scenic Rim Photographic Retreat is not only a face-to-face photography learning experience but a weekend of pure indulgence, and only an hour from Brisbane. ... Imagine taking breathtaking photographs while having an indulgent weekend away, and FINALLY learning how to use your camera properly. ... Knowing where and when to use all o...

17-18 August

... Sandeep Totlani is Brisbane's up and coming Comedian with a highly likeable stage presence. After sold out performances at Perth Fringeworld and Adelaide Fringe Festival and having supported the likes of Danny Bhoy, Kanan Gill, Matt Okine, Zakir Khan and many more, he is finally ready to debut his solo show at the Bris Funny Fest, 2019 about h...

17-18 August

Do you struggle with Lightroom? Need to learn tips and techniques on how to use Lightroom more efficiently? This weekend Lightroom Workshop may be just what you need! ... David Burren, from Melbourne, is an Adobe Certified Expert and has spent years teaching Photoshop and Lightroom at a tertiary level and to individuals and groups. There are others...

17 August

NHS Events is excited to announce the return of their event, The Art of War - Against Domestic Violence for the second time. This unique art event, which incorporates an exhibition, auctions and raffle brings together the public, local businesses, and the arts community to collaborate and celebrate emerging and establi...

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...

21 August

Venue: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ... Would you like to spend half a day at Brisbane's Lone Pine Wildlife Sanctuary, learning how to photograph a wide variety of animals on display?  You will benefit greatly from the tips and techniques offered throughout this workshop, specific to wildlife photography. ... Photographic tuition is geared toward...

23 August

Come along to Lutheran Services’ Trinder Park community and enjoy their Open Day event on Friday 23 August 2019 from 12pm-2:30pm! ... Meet the friendly Woodridge team, enjoy a free barbeque lunch and tour the fully refurbished villas and co-located aged care service. ... Parking is available on-site. ... For more information or to RSVP, call...

23 August

Enjoy a delightful Friday night of sublime chmaber music with Brisbane's own Ensemble Trivium.The intimate setting of of the Drawing Room in Brisbane's iconic, heritage listed Old Government House provides the perfect backdrop for a recital of one of the most magnificent combinations of instruments, flute and harp. ... www.monikakoerner.com/ensembl...

31 August

  ... Richie Goodacre is a disabled comedian from Brisbane, and if you didn't know that, don't worry he'll tell you about it. Join Richie Goodacre as he performs his one-man one chair show 'The Cripple Effect' listen to him detail the trials and tribulations of his life, Barriers he's had to overcome (Metaphorical and Physical) Social attitude...

September Events

1-6 September

Get to know your digital camera in one of Australia’s most stunning natural environments!

This workshop is designed to teach participants skills in all facets of photography, including composition, lighting, exposure, aperture/shutter speed/ISO, depth of field and much more.

 Michael caters for all levels of experience and is very e...

1 September

Say 'Thank You' to Dad this Father's Day with an unforgettable dining experience on the water. ... Kookaburra Showboat Cruises are offering four spectacular cruise options this Father’s Day. ... Select from breakfast, brunch, or lunch over three magnificent vessels, including the iconic Kookaburra Queens and MV Voyager. ... Our Brunch and Lun...

1 September

Kookaburra Showboat Cruises are excited to be offering three cruise options for the ultimate Riverfire experience, on sale now. Guests will enjoy the amazing sights from the best seat in Brisbane, as the skies come alive with vibrant colour and fire. Visit our website for further details

3 September

This one-day training event is a great opportunity for people who write content as part of their job to increase their skills and knowledge of best practice. ... We’re holding the event at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel on Tuesday 3 September 2019. This year, we'll discuss how to become indispensable in this DIY world. How do we prove our...

7-14 September

In a lush garden filled with studio lights, camera lenses and anxious producers, several couples are looking for love, fame or revenge. ...   ... As disguises are donned, contestants are married at first sight, rooms are trashed and misunderstandings ensue, people will go to any length to get what they want. Can true love exist in a world wher...

8 September

Everyone Welcome ... Queenslands Mini Muster-n-BMC Roundup SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2019 ... This is an invitation for everyone to attend our 20th annual  Muster. ... This year we will Celebrating 60 years of Mini & 20 years of MOCQ ... Venue: Sth. Brisbane, Carina State School, 1413 Creek Road, Carina 4152, QLD. ... Come join us in our celebr...

13-15 September

Australia’s largest sustainability expo is returning to Brisbane in September 2019. The ‘Eco Expo’ brings together like-minded people from passionate greenies, to those searching for products or information to begin their eco journey. Join the eco movement at this marketplace buzzing with businesses showcasing innovative products...

17-18 September

SCIENCE INFORMING POLICY SYMPOSIUM SERIESHealthy People in a Healthy Environment: Valuing the Social and Cultural Benefits of NatureBackgroundEstablished in 2011, ACIUCN’s Science Informing Policy Symposium is a high-level, two-day event held in partnership with members and other organisations that engages leading experts on national conserva...

20-22 September

The Cleveland Caravan, Camping, Boating & 4x4 Expo is the region’s largest outdoor adventure event with well over 120 local and regional companies displaying the latest caravans, camper trailers, 4x4’s, boats and more. This is your opportunity to view and compare the different models all in one convenient location. ... Bring the fam...

20 September

The first concertos concert conducted by Peter Luff showcases French Horn soloist Sunga Lee in Gliere's Horn Concerto, Lochlin Dormer in Sejourne's Marimba Concerto and Samantha Chiu in Korngold's Violin Concerto.

27 September

The second concertos concert conducted by Johannes Fritzsch showcases Michael Gibson in Schumann's Cello Concerto, Ethan Seto in Strauss' Oboe Concerto and Luke Sharp in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5, The Emperor.

29 September

... 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! ... ...  

October Events

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...

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! ... ...  

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 hangs by a thread, due to the ma...

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...

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! ... ...