Brisbane Events Calendar

Welcome to the Brisbane Kids Event Calendar, your ultimate guide to discovering the most fantastic family-friendly events and activities in Brisbane and South East Queensland. Whether you're seeking weekend festivities, school holiday events, or want to make every day an adventure, we've got you covered with what's on near you.

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The Butterfly Man of Kuranda: The Dodd Collection

Queensland Museum Grey St & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane

The Butterfly Man of Kuranda: The Dodd Collection A precious collection of insects will go on display at Queensland Museum from 28 July 2023 until 14 April 2024 in an exhibition called The Butterfly Man of Kuranda: The Dodd Collection. Frederick Dodd, known as ‘The Butterfly Man of Kuranda’, was an Australian naturalist who dedicated the […]


Natalya Hughes The Castle of Tarragindi

Children's Art Centre, QAGOMA Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank

Natalya Hughes The Castle of Tarragindi Australian artist Natalya Hughes creates paintings, textiles, sculptures and installations informed by decorative and ornamental traditions. A way in which she does this, is to create immersive interiors that draw on art history. For this project, Natalya invites children to explore the imaginative artform of the ‘grotesque’ through hands-on and […]


Insect Agency

Queensland Museum Grey St & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane

Insect Agency Insects are everywhere, in a mind-blowing diversity of shapes, colours and species. This brand new exhibition, developed by Queensland Museum, will explore the surprising variety of ways insects do good - for the planet and humanity. From maintaining healthy ecosystems, pollinating our crops, to providing inspiration for new technologies, they are six-legged superheroes. […]


Northshore Sculpture By The River

Northshore Brisbane 257 MacArthur Ave, Hamilton

Northshore Sculpture By The River ‘Sculpture by the River’ is returning to Northshore this October, in partnership with Sculptors QLD. Experience the magic of art and community coming together as you wander along the scenic Northshore riverfront, art springing to life around you with the works of some of Queensland’s most renowned sculptors. These are […]


I, Object

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery 4 Hasking St, Caboolture

I, Object considers the many complex relationships Indigenous Australian artists continue to have with objects – from the histories informing their creation to the social and cultural consequences of their collection. The exhibition demonstrates the great pride and inspiration of inherited cultural practices and historical Indigenous objects, and reveals the difficulties posed by their collection […]


Lyndon Davis: Djagan Yaman

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery 4 Hasking St, Caboolture

Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, Lyndon Davis is an internationally acclaimed Kabi Kabi artist, educator and cultural performer. Djagan Yaman translates as ‘Country calling’. This exhibition presents paintings, objects, moving image and sound to consider the way Davis’ practice is grounded in listening to Country and communicating the importance of custodianship and caring […]


Mini Fringe

Wynnum Fringe Garden 55 Upper Esplanade, Brisbane +1 more

Don't miss Mini Fringe! See Bluey and Bingo, magic and circus shows, rides, petting zoos, face painting and so much more. And it's FREE to enter the Fringe Garden! Opens this weekend at Wynnum Fringe Festival, George Clayton Park Wynnum. What is Mini Fringe?! The mini festival within Wynnum Fringe especially for families. It's the […]

Junior Curators: Mysterious Realms

Ipswich Art Gallery d'Arcy Doyle Place (between Brisbane and Limestone Streets), Ipswich

Junior Curators: Mysterious Realms Step into a world of wonder as Junior Curators: Mysterious Realms unveils its enchanting exhibition. This extraordinary experience has been crafted with the creativity of our young curators, reimagining traditional curation approaches. Witness their unique perspectives and see how they've breathed life into our collection, reshaping it to reflect their inner […]


Rearranged: Art of the Flower

Museum of Brisbane Lv 3, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Brisbane

Rearranged: Art of the Flower Opening on Saturday 25 November 2023, the Rearranged: Art of the Flower exhibition at Museum of Brisbane (MoB) invites you to revel in the abundant blooms of Brisbane. Stroll through a lush collection of paintings, textiles, sculptures, ceramics and new media in a space reminiscent of a quintessential Queenslander house. […]

Museum of Brisbane (MoB) Pop Up in Queen Street Mall

Queen Street Mall Queen Street, Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane Pop Up in Queen Street Mall Museum of Brisbane will be popping up in Queen Street Mall this November with a very special participatory project. Located in Queen Street Mall’s purpose-built pop-up space, MoB will be bringing one of its most recent Artists in Residence Dead Puppet Society along for the ride. […]


Redlands Coast Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Raby Bay Harbour Park Cnr Harbour View Court and Shore Street West, Cleveland (near Cleveland train station), Cleveland

Redlands Coast Lighting of the Christmas Tree   'Tree-t' yourself and the family to a Christmas-filled evening at Redlands Coast Lighting of the Christmas Tree! Event highlights 5pm - 6.30pm - Free Santa photos. 5.25pm - 7pm - Live performances by Redlands Coast Ukes, Sienna, Nicholas Russell, and Olivia Weeks followed by the lighting of […]


Woodford Street Carnival and Lantern Parade

Archer Street Woodford Archer Street, Woodford

Woodford Street Carnival and Lantern Parade is back!! This annual family-friendly festive event includes:  Free family event Food trucks Entertainment Rides Amusements Bands Market stalls Santa Lantern Parade And so much more! Woodford Street Carnival and Lantern Parade When: Friday 1st December, 5pm - 9pm Where: Archer St, Woodford Cost: Free More information:


Local Christmas Carols on Today

various brisbane and surrounding suburbs Qld

Nothing puts you in the Christmas spirit faster than a few carols. Local events where the whole family can join in are being held almost every day throughout the festive season in Brisbane. We’ve grabbed the details of all of the Christmas carol locations across Brisbane that are worth going to and added it to […]


West End Twilight Christmas Markets

Davies Park 277 Montague Rd, West End QLD 4101

West End Twilight Christmas Market Sleigh what?! The West End Christmas Twilight Markets are back for another night of festive fun on Friday 1st December 2023, because Christmas is always a Claus for celebration! From 4pm ’til 10pm sling your way through gourmet eats and drinks, stuffing your Christmas stockings with unique, handmade gifts, shimmy […]


Christmas on Queen

Queen Street Mall Queen Street, Brisbane

Christmas on Queen Enjoy the magic of Christmas in Queen Street Mall with daily pop-up performances and roving entertainment that’s sure to delight all ages. The festive performances and entertainment will feature throughout Queen Street Mall.  Christmas on Queen Date:  1 – 24 December Time: 11am-3pm daily, plus 4.30pm-8.30pm during late-night trade.  Location: Queen Street Mall […]


Christmas Tiny Doors

Brisbane CBD Starts at corner of Elizabeth and George Streets, Brisbane

Christmas Tiny Doors Embark on a joyful adventure as you discover the six Christmas-themed tiny doors sprinkled throughout The City! Each handmade door is a merry tribute to the holiday season and promises a delightful, free activity for the entire family to enjoy. Let the magic of the season come alive through these enchanting little […]


Art Collection Up Close: Free Art Activities for Kids

redcliffe art gallery 1 Irene Street, Redcliffe

Art Collection Up Close: Free Art Activities for Kids Come one come all, all kids big and small to Art Collection up close these school holidays! Visit Redcliffe Art Gallery as the studio is transformed into a fun-filled, mind-expanding activity space for kids. What comes to mind when you think of an artwork? Art can […]

Event Series The Great Aussie Backyard

The Great Aussie Backyard

Pine Rivers Heritage Museum Dayboro Rd, Whiteside

The Great Aussie Backyard When we think of the traditional Aussie backyard, many of us conjure up images of hot summers, barbeques, a Hills Hoist or a friendly game of cricket. We also think of space but, since the 1990s, Australian backyards have been shrinking in size. What impact is this having on our lifestyles […]


Creation station: Imagine, play, create

Pine Rivers Art Gallery 130-134 Gympie Rd, Strathpine, Strathpine

Creation station: Imagine, play, create Looking for a fun and free activity for the kids? Visit the Creation Station at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery and explore our free hands-on art activities. Make a musical instrument made from natural and man-made materials. Embroider and stitch an artwork inspired by your local neighbourhood. Design and decorate […]


Paddington Christmas Festival

Upper Latrobe Paddington 140 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

Paddington Christmas Festival  Paddington's favourite Xmas event is back. Come and enjoy the fun with late night trading, special Xmas streetside markets, Carols, Santa and so much more. Paddington Christmas Festival  When: 1 December, 4pm - 8pm Where: Latrobe Terrace, Paddington Cost: Free entry More information:


The Lighting of the Brisbane City Christmas Tree

King George Sqaure Adelaide St, Brisbane City

The Lighting of the Brisbane City Christmas Tree The  Christmas in Brisbane extravaganza kicks off with the official lighting of the beautiful Brisbane City Christmas Tree, which stands 22m tall in the centre of the city for all to see. On top of witnessing the switching on of Queensland’s biggest Christmas tree, there will be […]


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