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Brisbane & Queensland What’s On Pages – by month, theatres, cinemas etc

The BCL Brisbane What’s On pages have one events page per month. These pages have public holidays, school holidays and major events. Pages also include theatres, cinemas, festivals and other things to do.

See pages for each month: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December | Find out more about posting your event here.

See also cinemas, theatres, galleries and exhibitions, museums and historic attractions, general attractions, live music venues or festivals around Queensland,

April in Brisbane & Queensland

Change Your Smoke Alarm Battery Day – Under Australian law, all owners of homes and units are required to install at least one 9V battery-operated smoke alarm designed to last a year or longer. This national awareness day aims to highlight the importance of general fire safety and the role smoke alarms play in house […] See more

August in Brisbane & Queensland

August is Ekka time in Brisbane! 5 to 14 August 2016 - The Ekka - The Royal Queensland Show at RNA Showgrounds. 8 August (Monday) 2016 - Ekka Show Holiday in Surrounding Regions - in Logan City, City of Redland, Lockyer Valley Region, Moreton Bay Region, Scenic Rim Region, Somerset Region, Shire of Balonne, Toowoomba […] See more

Cinemas Brisbane Queensland – Links to individual websites of cinemas

Cinemas in Brisbane Brisbane Open Air - (you can follow them for updates on Brisbaneopenair on the BCL event forum) Moonlight Cinema - Brisbane Powerhouse at New Farm Park Blue Room Cinebar - Licensed cinema and bar at Rosalie. Australian Multi-Plex Cinemas - Stafford, Sunnybank, Redcliffe, Noosa and Tweed Bribie Twin Theatre Cinémathèque - Queensland […] See more

Concerts and Festivals Brisbane Queensland Australia

Abbey Medieval Festival - Caboolture Bluewater Festival runs during Easter week with main events Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. It includes the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race, an art exhibition and much more. Boonah Arts Festival - Presented by the Boonah Arts Collective. Brisbane Cabaret Festival Brisbane Fashion Festival Brisbane […] See more

Craft and Farmers Markets in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Markets in Brisbane The details below were provided by market organisers but are notoriously difficult to keep up to date. Please contact us about any changes to these listings. The Bardon Market - 4th Saturday of every month, 9am to 1pm at 247 Simpsons Rd, Bardon (overlooking Bowman Park playing fields). Stallholders present unique or […] See more

December in Brisbane & Queensland

December is the first month of Queensland's hot summer. Queensland does not use daylight saving (summertime) which is probably a good thing given the skin cancer rate. The whole state remains on Eastern Standard time all year round. Year 10 and 12 students have finished school for the year, other students begin summer holidays in […] See more

Exhibitions and Galleries Brisbane Queensland Australia

Brisbane Galleries and Museums Abbey Museum - Public museum of art and archaeology, featuring antiquities and fine arts from around the world. Abbey Place, off Old Toorbul Point Rd, Caboolture. Arts Alive Ipswich Creative Arts School is a creative arts school and gallery. The mission is to empower students of all ages to take ideas from […] See more

Exhibitions and Galleries Gold Coast

Gold Coast Galleries and Museums 19 Karen - Contemporary Artspace on 19 Karen Ave, Mermaid Beach. Curious Art Gallery - Chinderah Bay George Petelin Gallery - Southport Gold Coast Arts Centre - 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise. Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre - At Broadbeach next to Conrad Jupiters Casino. Lorraine Pilgrim - Ridgeway […] See more

February in Brisbane & Queensland

Children are back at school, this is the last month of summer, and is often the hottest month of all - or maybe we're just fed up with the heat. Chinese New Year (For Chinese New Year party and costume ideas see ThemesForParties: Oriental). 6 February (Saturday) 2016 – New Zealand (Waitangi) Day Celebrations – Waitangi […] See more

January in Brisbane & Queensland

January is midsummer in Queensland - hot, often wet - this is the storm season. Schools are on summer holiday until the end of the month. 1 January (Friday) 2016 – New Years Day (Public Holiday - it's a long weekend!) 25 January (Monday) 2016 – School Term 1 begins in Queensland schools – (see AU […] See more

July in Brisbane & Queensland

4 July (Monday) 2016 - American Independence Day - (See costume and party ideas at ThemesForParties.) State of Origin Game 3   (see our State of Origin page). 11 July (Monday) 2016 - Queensland State Schools Term 3 Begins - (see AU school holidays.) 14 July (Thursday) 2016 - Bastille Day-  the French national holiday […] See more

June in Brisbane & Queensland

June brings the beginning of winter and the shortest day of the year. Queensland Week - Celebrates the State's people and places. The week derived from the celebration of Queensland Day, held annually on 6 June to commemorate the day Queensland separated from the colony of New South Wales. 5 June - World Environment Day - […] See more

Live Music Venues in Brisbane and Queensland

If you know something we don't, please use the links at the bottom. You can post your live music events on the BCL forums. Agreeable Kids Social Club @ Brisbane Square Library (Myspace) - All ages events/venue. Alhambra Lounge - 12 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley The Alibi Room - 720 Brunswick St, New Farm. Under […] See more

March in Brisbane & Queensland

March 2016 Events in Brisbane and Queensland 8 March (Tuesday) 2016 – International Women’s Day 17 March (Thursday) 2016 – St Patrick’s Day – see Themes for Parties for St Patrick’s Day decorations and costumes. 19 March (Saturday) 2016 – Queensland Local Government Elections (includes Brisbane City Council) Polling Day 19 March (Saturday) 2016 – […] See more

May in Brisbane & Queensland

The Queensland government has announced from 2016, Labour Day celebrations will revert back to the first Monday in May and the Queen's Birthday public holiday on the first Monday in October. The government has stated its intention to enact these dates via legislation. This legislation was introduced to Parliament on 3 June 2015 and if […] See more

Museums, Historical Attractions and Places To Go in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Brisbane Historical Sites, Museums and Attractions Abbey Museum - Public museum of art and archaeology, featuring antiquities and fine arts from around the world - north of Brisbane near Caboolture and Bribie Island. Australian Railway Historical Society (Qld Division) - operates steam trains with the Queensland Rail Heritage fleet and maintains an operating museum near Rosewood […] See more

November in Brisbane & Queensland

1 November (Tuesday) 2016 - Melbourne Cup Day For Cup Day costumes, outfits, and party ideas see ThemesForParties.com.au 11 November (Friday) 2016 - Remembrance Day 16 November (Wednesday) 2016 - International Day of Tolerance. The United Nations' (UN) International Day for Tolerance is annually observed on November 16 to educate people about the need for […] See more

October in Brisbane & Queensland

Oktoberfest and Ocsober in the same month? Maybe that’s not such a bad idea. See October events, festivals and holiday dates.

September in Brisbane & Queensland

Springtime, Father's day and pirates! 3 September (Saturday) 2016 - Australian National Flag Day - The Australian Flag was first raised on this day in 1901. 4 September (Sunday) 2016 - Father's Day - See AU Father's Day Gift ideas here and Brisbane Father's day gift ideas here. 19 September (Monday) 2016 - Talk Like a […] See more

Theatres and Theatre Groups – What’s on at Brisbane & Queensland Theatres

Arts Theatre - Petrie Tce, Brisbane CBD. Backbone Youth Arts Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre Brisbane Powerhouse - A contemporary performing and visual arts space. Comedy, dance, cabaret, music, farmer's markets, dining and more. Located in New Farm Park. Centenary Theatre Group Inc - Chelmer Communitiy Centre. Expressions Dance Companies - Contemporary dance. The Fame Talent […] See more

Things To Do and Places To Go in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Attractions in and around Brisbane These are everyday attractions around Brisbane - the sort of things locals go to, or take their visiting friends and relatives to. Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha - These are real Australian botanic gardens - great for gardeners and naturelovers but also good for taking overseas visitor to.  Allow a […] See more