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Published March 28th 2019
A List of April events across Brisbane and surrounds
Discover what is happening this April in Brisbane and surrounds with the list below of free & ticketed events including festivals, family-friendly, shows, exhibitions, workshops, Easter, concerts, music, sport, film, food & wine, and much more.
1. Banff Mountain Film Festival When: Monday, 1-6 April 2019: 7pm-10pm
Details: This film festival will showcase the most enthralling mountain adventure films with more than 300 of the world's best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films will be shown during the festival. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Banff Mountain Film Festival - Australia Facebook
2. APS 5-6 High Performance & Leadership Workshop When: Monday, 1 & 2 April 2019: From 9am Where: Cliftons Brisbane, 288 Edward St, Brisbane Cost: See website.
Details: This workshop will include identifying and developing your capabilities as a confident and successful Public Sector leader, building productive relationships, leveraging your emotional intelligence, practical, autonomous and effective processes, career planning and more. Click here for the website.
3. A Flowering Tree When: Tuesday, 2-6 April 2019 Where: Concert Hall QPAC, Cnr Melbourne & Grey Streets, South Brisbane
Cost: Tickets range from $69-$109pp
Details: Be swept away by the imagery, the magic and the romance of this resplendent retelling of a traditional Indian folk tale. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Opera Queensland Facebook
4. City Sounds
When: Wednesday, 3-30 April 2019
Where: Various locations across Brisbane- see website.
Details: City Sounds is Australia's largest free music event, presenting local and touring bands and artists performing everything from alternative, folk, jazz, electro, and everything in between. Click here for the website.
5. Basic Buddhism 6-Week Course
When: Thursday, 4 & 11 April 2019: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: West End Yoga Centre, 9 Browning St, West End
Cost: 1 Session: $10pp & 6 Session Pass: $45pp
Details: This course will cover some key aspects of Buddha's teaching which will assist in evolving your mind. Click here for the website.
6. Alliance Francaise French Film Festival- The Summer House
When: Friday, 5 April 2019:
Where: Palace Barracks Cinemas, 61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: This film is a sun-drenched and alcohol-fueled comedy-drama, The Summer House gives us a glimpse into the foibles of the French Riviera's bourgeoisie, and what we can only guess is a humorous insight into one of Europe's most high profile families. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Alliance Franšaise French Film Festival Facebook
7. Regatta Fair
When: Friday, 5-7 April 2019: 5th: From 4pm & 6th & 7th: From 12pm
Where: Regatta Hotel, 543 Coronation Drive, Toowong
Details: This laneway festival will be a celebration of fabulous food, craft beer, wine, whisky and live music. Historic Regatta Hotel will transform into an enchanted fairy-lit laneway, complete with an Italian eatery, wood-fired pizzeria, Boatshed smokehouse and grill, and pop-ups bars. Click here for the website.
8. The Ultimate Thermonmix Workshop
When: Saturday, 6 April 2019: 9am-12:30pm
Where: Hanworth House, 109 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane
Details: This Workshop will teach you how to use your Thermomixer, how to convert your own recipes to Thermomix, how to set up your pantry/fridge for stress-free cooking, 5 easy 30-minute weeknight meals, "one-pot wonders", kitchen hacks, and more. Click here for the website.
9. Mojo Burning Festival
When: Saturday, 6 April 2019: 2pm-Midnight
Where: Hamilton Hotel, 442 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton
Cost: Tickets range from $45-$90pp
Details: This event will be Brisbane's biggest celebration of Blues, Rocks and Psych. There will be 30 bands delivering an intense palate of AV stimulus. The lineup includes 1000mods, The Vasco Era, King Of The North, The Blackwater Fever and much more. Click here for the website.
10. The Best of Buble- Musical Melodies Concert Series
When: Saturday, 6 April 2019: 11am-2pm
Where: Redland Performing Arts Centre, 2-16 Middle St, Cleveland
Cost: Adults: $30pp & Seniors/Pensioners: $24pp
Details: Rhydian Lewis returns to RPAC after the sell-out success of The Rat Bunch. This time, he will be joining forces with The Swinging Residual eight-piece big band to bring The Best of Buble. The show will use the same musical arrangements as Buble creating an authentic and immersive experience. Click here for the website.
11. Bromeliad & Tropicals Show & Sales
When: Saturday, 6 & 7 April 2019: 6th: 8am-4pm & 7th: 9am-1pm
Where: Genesis Christian College, 12-16 Youngs Crossing Rd Bray Park, Lawnston
Details: This show will showcase thousands of plants for sale and free advice from growers. There will be a variety of plants for sale from over 20 experienced growers including bromeliads, tropicals, indoor plants, orchids, hoyas, begonias, succulents and many more. There will also be a rare plant auction and prizes to be won. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Bromeliad Society of Queensland Facebook
12. Easter Bunny Hunt & The Giant Easter Maze
When: Saturday, 6- 21 April 2019
Where: Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, 322 Moggill Rd, Indooroopilly
Details: This child-friendly Easter event will showcase the city's biggest free egg-scape with a giant maze for the kids to hunt for their chocolate favourites. The Giant Easter Maza encourages children to challenge themselves and find Easter surprises along the way. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Facebook
13. Mixed Media Workshop
When: Saturday, 6 April 2019: 10am-12:30pm
Where: VEND Market Place, 1768 Sandgate Rd, Virginia
Details: This workshop will help you to learn a variety of painting and drawing techniques which you can then apply to create your own mixed media artwork/portrait. You will play with inks, fluid acrylics, stencils, paint pens and metallic leaf. Click here for the website.
14. Kids Club Easter Party
When: Sunday, 7 April 2019: 10:30am-1pm
Where: North Lakes Sports Club, 42 Flinders Parade, North Lakes
Cost: Kids Club Member: $5pp, Kids Non-Member: $10pp & Children under 3yrs: Free
Details: This child-friendly Easter event will feature entertainment, activities, face painting, art & craft, lunch and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from North Lakes Sports Club Facebook
15. Suitcase Rummage
When: Sunday, 7 & 28 April 2019: 12pm-5pm
Where: Brisbane Square, 266 George St, Brisbane City
Details: This mini-scaled market will feature vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds, handmade items, shows, records, music, badges, cards, handmade paper and more. Click here for the website.
16. Alliance Francaise French Film Festival- Through the Fire
When: Sunday, 7 April 2019: From 8:30pm
Where: Palace Barracks Cinema, 61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
Cost: See website.
Details: Through the fire essentially tackles the big existential questions and gets to the very core of what it means to be human. The film is a sensitive one that encompasses the full spectrum of emotion, promising to stay with the audience well after the viewing experience has ended. Click here for the website.
17. Easter Workshop
When: Monday, 8-10 April 2019: 8:30am-5pm
Where: Kidz-N-Co Talent, 3/36 Curzon St, Graceville
Cost: See website.
Details: This child-friendly Easter workshop event will keep the little ones busy with dancing, singing, acting, drama games, disco parties, making their own music video, parent show & tell, drama and improvisation games and more. Click here for the website.
18. Easter Kids Cooking Classes
When: Monday, 8, 9 & 16 April 2019: 9am-10am
Where: Isles Lane Bar & Kitchen, 300 Queen St, Brisbane City
Details: This hands-on experience will keep the kids entertained by getting creative in the kitchen. The class will teach them valuable skills such as cooking hygiene, basic kitchen skills, learning about local produce and more. The class is suited for 5-12 year olds. Click here for the website.
19. Bully Defense Workshop
When: Tuesday, 9 April 2019: 3pm-5:30pm
Where: BTC, 21 Bishop St, Kelvin Grove
Details: This fun, free and informative workshop will help children learn fun, easy, and non-aggressive self-defence, how bullies pick their victims, how to handle bullies, how to build self-esteem and confidence, situational behaviours, and how to protect themselves against bullies, physically and mentally. Click here for the website.
20. Ipswich Festival
When: Thursday, 11-14 April 2019
Where: Various locations across Ipswich- see website
Cost: See website
Details: This family-friendly festival will feature celebrations with entertainment, street theatre performers, roving performers, performances, shows, acts, food trucks, children's workshops, activities, displays, exhibits, tours, the ever-popular Parade of Light, Jazz & Blues, and more. Click here for the website.
21. Kids Collective Roma Street Parkland
When: Thursday, 11-20 April 2019: 9am-1pm
Where: Roma Street Parkland, 1 Parkland Blvd, Brisbane
Details: Keep the kids entertained these April school holidays with the Kids Collective events. Events will include activities, games, workshops, lessons and more. Click here for website.
22. Easter Egg Hunt
When: Sunday, 14 April 2019: 9am-11:30am
Where: Teralba Park, Cnr Pullen & Osborne Roads, Everton Park
Details: This family-friendly Easter event will feature Easter festivities, entertainment, two separate areas for the Easter Egg Hunt, face painting, activities, games including potato sack races, blow up soccer, and so much more. Click here for the website.
23. Moreton Bay Triathlon
When: Sunday, 14 April 2019: 6am-11am
Where: Pelican Park, Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf
Cost: Adults: $52.50pp & Children: $38pp
Details: This triathlon will include a beautiful swim in the protected bay, followed by a fast ride over the Ted Smout Bridge and a flat foreshore run. Click here for the website.
24. Children's Eco-Art Workshops- Easter Baskets
When: Monday, 15 & 16 April 2019: 15th: 2pm-3:30pm & 16th: 10:30am-12pm
Where: Reverse Garbage, 20 Burke St, Woolloongabba
Details: This child-friendly Easter workshop will teach the little ones how to make their own Easter baskets, using a wonderful array of salvaged materials. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Reverse Garbage Queensland Facebook
25. Redcliffe Festival of Sails
When: Friday, 19 April 2019: 9am-4pm
Where: Suttons Beach, Marine Pde, Redcliffe
Details: This family-friendly festival will showcase a giant program of entertainment, activities, best views of Australia's second largest yacht race (The Brisbane to Gladstone race), skydiving Easter Bunny, amusement & carnival rides, Easter egg hunt, live performances, shows, acts, displays, kids zone, sand sculpting, market stalls and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Redcliffe Festival of Sails Facebook
26. North Brisbane Easter Festival
When: Friday, 19 & 20 April 2019: 10am-7pm
Where: West Mitchelton Rugby Leagues Club, 20 Prospect Rd, Mitchelton
Details: This family-friendly Easter festival will feature entertainment, Easter egg hunts, inflatables, food trucks, photo booth, chai tent, graffiti wall, petting zoo, face painting, art & crafts, live music, games, competitions, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from North Brisbane Easter Festival Facebook
27. Bluewater Festival
When: Friday, 19 April 2019
Where: Shorncliffe Pier and Upper & Lower Moora Park, Shorncliffe
Details: This family-friendly festival will showcase a lineup of entertainment, activities, giant board games, amusement & carnival rides, gourmet food stalls & trucks, market stalls and more. Click here for the website.
28. Redlands Easter Family Festival
When: Monday, 22 April 2019
Where: Cleveland Showgrounds, Cnr Long & Smith Streets, Cleveland
Details: This family-friendly Easter festival will feature non-stop entertainment, sideshow rides, amusement & carnival rides, acts, shows, performances, displays, exhibits, kid's activities, street theatre, food & drink stalls, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Redlands Easter Family Festival Inc. Facebook
29. ANZAC Day Parade
When: Thursday, 25 April 2019: 10am-1pm
Where: Adelaide St, Brisbane
Details: Anzac Day Parade in Brisbane has its 103rd anniversary on 25 April 2019 having been continuously commemorated from the first Anzac Day in 1916. The best position to view the Parade is on Adelaide Street, between George & Creek Streets. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Brisbane Anzac Day Parade Facebook
30. Brisbane Comedy Dinner Cruise
When: Saturday, 27 April 2019: 7pm-10pm
Where: Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane
Cost: See website.
Details: This Dinner Cruise will feature 3 hours of comedy, laughter and dancing! Tickets include 3.5 hour cruise around Brisbane City River, 3 course meal, including drinks, live comedy and comedic magician show & DJ. Click here for the website.
31. The Gap Autumn Fair
When: Saturday, 27 April 2019: 10am-3pm
Where: 1050 Waterworks Rd, The Gap
Details: This family-friendly fair will include a lineup of entertainment, activities, face painting, jumping castle, market stalls, 2nd hand toys, games, food stalls and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from The Gap Uniting Church Facebook
32. Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular
When: Saturday, 27 April 2019
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: This festival will showcase the best Australian and New Zealand craft breweries, and cider producers, while featuring hundreds of beers and ciders, including up to 180 'Festival Beers & Ciders' made just for the Event! The Festival will also include interactive exhibitor stalls, tastings, pop-ups, food stalls, talks, entertainment, activities and more. Click here for the website.
33. QUT Classic
When: Sunday, 28 April 2019: From 7:30am
Where: See website
Cost: Fundraising event.
Details: Run, jog, or walk your way through the annual QUT Classic. The race will kick off at 7:30am with scenic 1km, 5km and 10km routes around QUT Gardens Point and the Central Business District. The Event will also include family-friendly entertainment, activities and food at the Gardens Point Campus. Click here for website.