Brisbane Events Calendar

Find things to do and events especially for families in Brisbane & South-East Queensland on the Brisbane Kids event calendar.

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Big Voices: Children’s Art Matters Exhibition

State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Bank

Big Voices celebrates the power of children to express themselves through art and features paintings and drawings from the renowned Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children’s Art Archive. Showcasing beautiful and thought-provoking artwork by children from Queensland, Vietnam and China, Big Voices takes you on a journey into these young artist's worlds, to see how they […]

Free - booking recommended

The Storytellers

Museum of Brisbane Level 3, Brisbane City Hall (Adelaide and Ann Street), Brisbane

Step into The Storytellers and uncover the hidden histories, myths and tales of Brisbane as told by the contemporary writers of our city. Featuring new stories by Victoria Carless, Simon Cleary, Matthew Condon, Trent Dalton, Nick Earls, Benjamin Law, Hugh Lunn, Kate Morton and Ellen van Neerven, The Storytellers creates an immersive and interactive experience combining historical objects, artworks, and written […]

Free

On The Move

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

Head along to On The Move and enter an interactive transport world created in collaboration with illustrator James Gulliver Hancock at the Ipswich Art Gallery.  Along the way you’ll discover fascinating facts about different modes of transport and types of vehicles. Construct a paper plane and see how it flies, and build a vehicle of […]

Free

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2021

At home QLD

The Premier's Reading Challenge aims to improve literacy and encourage children to read for pleasure and learning. The challenge is an annual statewide initiative for Queensland state and non-state schools and home-educated students from Prep to Year 9, as well as children (aged up to 5 years) enrolled in an early childhood centre.   For […]

Brain Child

Redcliffe Museum 75 Anzac Ave , Redcliffe

Fun for the whole family, Brain Child celebrates the world of inventions! Pull the lever and witness a Rube Goldberg machine in action! These machines are made from a series of unrelated objects that are joined together to perform a really simple task. Test yourself - can you put it back together for the next […]

Free

Plant-blind makers space

redcliffe art gallery 1 Irene Street, Redcliffe

Flex your creative muscles at Redcliffe Art Gallery’s maker’s space! Participate in four nature-inspired activities designed exclusively for our latest exhibition Plant-blind: We only see things that look like us. Construct a stamp with recycled materials and use it to create a unique pattern artwork. Write a nature pledge on a recycled paper leaf and […]

Free

The Winter Village

Northshore Riverfront Event Site Queensland Wharf Street, Hamilton

Discover The Winter Village this winter, situated at Northshore Riverfront Event Site. An outdoor pop-up event running from June 3 – August 29, this magical winter wonderland is a must-visit destination perfect for the whole family.  Perched by the Brisbane river, enjoy ice-skating, snow showers, a pop-up bar & kitchen and of course, the magical […]

Indigenous Art Program Outdoor Gallery

Various Brisbane locations Queensland

The Indigenous Art Program transforms Brisbane's streets into an exhibition of Aboriginal artworks in various places and spaces, including large-scale banners, light boxes, vitrines, and projections, in Brisbane's laneways. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks are taking over our city streets and laneway spaces until 31 July. Explore the Indigenous Art Program: Hyperlocal and immerse yourself […]

Free

The Gifting Tree

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

‘The Gifting Tree’ brings together the work of Sonia Chitrakar, Archana Kumari and Kamta Tahed, three contemporary Indian artists who use bright colours, pattern and storytelling in different ways. Each artist has created a painting or drawing that references the importance of trees in supporting life. ‘The Gifting Tree’ refers to a divine, life-giving tree […]

Free

Brickman Wonders of the World

Queensland Museum Grey St & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane

Brickman Wonders of the World opens Friday 18 June at the Queensland Museum.    The excitement is building! Explore history’s greatest masterpieces, brought to life by LEGO® Certified Professional, and LEGO Masters Australia judge, Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught.  From the Great Wall of China and Taj Mahal, to the Empire State Building — this world-class exhibition takes […]

City in the Sun

Museum of Brisbane Level 3, Brisbane City Hall (Adelaide and Ann Street), Brisbane

As Queensland’s gateway to the tropics, Brisbane has adopted imagery of all things subtropical over the last century, from frangipanis to pineapples and bikini-clad leisure-lovers. City in the Sun uncovers and reimagines Brisbane’s subtropical image. Showcasing large-scale new contemporary artworks alongside historical imagery, the exhibition will reveal how the city’s history of migration, tourism, climate, environment […]

Free

Treasure Hunt

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

23 Jun 2021 - 10 Jul 2021 Experience the thrill of discovery these school holidays! Start by creating your own treasure bag, then dig for treasure in the massive Treasure Hunt sand pit. What you discover is yours to keep….so fill your treasure bag with jewels, gems and special things. Treasure Hunt is a playful experience for young […]

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Powerkids Art Lab

Brisbane Powerhouse Lamington Street, New Farm

Sail away with Powerkids and Little Match to the land where the Bong-Tree grows! In term two we explore the fantastical world of nonsense poetry, sharing the writing of Edward Lear, Francis Page Jaques, Spike Milligan, Lewis Carroll and more. Be guided through fantastical tales with an arty adventure designed to unlock creativity. Igniting little imaginations, experiment […]

Free
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Cube Screens

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point 2 George Street, Brisbane

The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces consisting of 48 multi-touch screens and soaring across two storeys in QUT's Science and Engineering Centre. The Cube delivers unique interactive digital learning experiences which communicate science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) concepts and bring research to the public. The Cube Screens […]

Free
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Under 5’s first aid

Pine Rivers Heritage Museum Dayboro Rd, Whiteside

Bring your little ones along to one of these special workshops lead by Cool Kids First Aid. In this program, kids aged 3-5 will have the opportunity to learn and practice the following skills: How to recognise an emergency situation, How to roll a person into the recovery position, How to call ‘000’, Basic bleeding […]

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rom Coms & Nom Noms

Post Office Square In Between Queen and Adelaide Street, Brisbane City

Rom Coms & Nom Noms are BACK!   Head into the City for a mid-week treat at Brisbane City’s FREE pop-up cinema, plus pop-up bar! The inner-city green space of Post Office Square will be host to a line-up of popular romantic comedies, and a pop-up bar catered by Isles Lane.   Entry to the […]

Free

We make every effort to ensure all this information is up to date but should be used as a guide only. Events do get cancelled or changed due to wet weather and other events. If you know of a change or cancellation then please do let us know at [email protected].

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