Where: Queen Street Mall, Queen St, Brisbane City Cost: Free Details: This event is Australia's largest free live music event and it features local and touring bands and artists. There is everything from alternative and folk, jazz and electro, and everything in between. Click here for the website.
2. Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts When: 3, 10, 14 & 24 April 2018 Where: Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City Cost: Free Details: There will be 5 music events this April at the City Hall. Performances include The Rhythm Society Dance Orchestra, Estampa, Henry Willis Organ Recital, The Event- A Tribute to Sir Cliff Richard, and The Best of Buble Concert. Click here for the website.
3. Chinese Kite Workshop
When: 3-6 April 2018: 10:15am-11:15am & 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: Museum of Brisbane, City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City
Details: Mao's Last Dancer Li Cunxin has a lifelong love of kites, creating and flying them as a child in rare and precious moments with his father. This workshop will teach you how to construct and decorate your own kite in the style of Li Cunxin using wood and paper. This workshop is suitable for children. Click here for the website.
When: 3-14 April 2018
Where: Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mount Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-Tha Rd, Toowong
Details: This Event will showcase the new permanent exhibition, Skylore: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Astronomy. Bookings are recommended. Click here for the website.
5. Easter Holidays Programs
When: 3-13 April 2018
Where: UQ Sports Kids, University of Queensland, Blair Rd, Saint Lucia,
Cost: See website
Details: The little ones will love this event this April. There will be plenty of fun programs including tennis and athletics coaching session, super-fun Kids Club and much more. Click here for the website.
6. Festival Brisbane 2018
When: 4-15 April 2018: 5pm-10pm
Where: Various locations across Brisbane.
Details: This April, Festival Brisbane will have a jam-packed program of free events for all interests with world-class entertainment featuring music, exhibitions, theatre, dance, film, comedy, markets, activities, workshops, and much more. Click here for the website.
7. Music Workshop
When: 4-13 April 2018
Where: Amphitheatre, Roma Street Parklands, Roma Blvd, Brisbane City.
Details: This event is suitable for babies to children 4yrs old and it showcases a learning music program by having fun through musical play. There will be 3 free music sessions per day. Activities include singing along to Australian songs, playing instruments, and much more. Click here for the website.
8. Botanica- Contemporary Art Outside
When: 6-15 April 2018: 12pm-8pm
Where: City Botanic Gardens, Alice St, Brisbane City
Details: This event will be a major contemporary art exhibition showcasing new and significant artworks from local and national artists. There will also be free workshops, artist talks, kids activities and live events. Click here for the website.
9. WOW Festival
When: 6-8 April 2018: 9am-5pm
Where: 119 Lamington St, New Farm
Cost: Tickets range from $80-$200
Details: This Festival will tackle the big issues for women everywhere and it will feature outstanding international speakers, First Nations leaders and change-makers from many backgrounds, panel discussions, interviews, short talks, workshops, exhibitions, performances, activities and much more. Click here for the website.
When: 7 April 2018: From 5pm
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale & Glenelg Streets, South Brisbane.
Cost: Tickets range from $39-$495
Details: This event will include an action-packed night with the best young talent in Australia with 10 fights. The Main Event: WBO Oriental title-holder ranked No. 4 in the world, Dennis "Hurricane" Hogan vs Inter-continental title-holder No. 5 in the world, Jimmy Kelly. Click here for the website.
11. The Society Autumn Series
When: 7-28 April 2018
Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse, 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot
Details: This event will include DJ entertainment, an array of delectable charcuterie. Tickets include two hours of flowing Chandon X Seafolly Brut and Rose, Heineken 3 and house beers, and soft drinks, cured meats, fire roasted vegetables, dolmades, cheese, dips, olives and stone-baked breads. Bookings essential. Click here for the website.
12. The QUBE Effect
When: 7-14 April 2018: 2pm-9pm
Where: Albert St, Brisbane City
Details: This event will showcase local emerging musicians with the city's biggest block party, featuring everything from soul to folk, pop to electro. Click here for the website.
13. Watercolour Autumn Exhibition
When: 7 & 8 April 2018: 9am-4pm
Where: Mount Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens, 152 Mount Coot-Tha Rd, Toowong
Details: The exhibition event will feature watercolour painting demonstrations from leading artists, framed and unframed original works of art for sale, pop-up coffee and much more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Watercolour Society of Queensland Inc Facebook
14. Banff Mountain Film Festival
When: 9-14 April 2018: From 7pm
Where: Powerhouse Theatre, 119 Lamington St, New Farm
Cost: Tickets range from $27pp- $37pp
Details: There will be more than 300 mountain culture, adventure and exploration films. There will also be an Australian line-up featuring sublime footage shot in some of the most remote and wild corners of the world. Click here for the website.
When: 11-29 April 2018
Where: Various locations across Brisbane City.
Details: This event is a contemporary art program featuring a series of outdoor exhibitions, panel discussions, talk series, and guided tours. Click here for the website.
16. Ocean Film Festival
When: 16-18 April 2018: 7pm-10pm
Where: Powerhouse Theatre, 119 Lamington St, New Farm
Cost: Adults: $37pp, Concession: $32pp & Children: $27pp
Details: This film feature will celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers. The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Ocean Film Festival Australia Facebook
17. Shakespeare in the Gardens
When: 22 April 2018: 10am-4pm
Where: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-Tha, 152 Mount Coot-Tha Rd, Toowong
Details: This event will feature a medieval pageant of music, craft, botanic discoveries and Shakespearian delights. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Prima Spada School of Fence Facebook
18. Brisbane ANZAC Day Parade
When: 25 April 2018: 10am-1pm
Where: Adelaide Street, between George & Creek Streets, Brisbane City
Details: The Parade will mark the centenary of the Armistice signed in November 1918 and the concept will recognize the contribution of service animals and a booklet, Mounts to Motors- Transportation in War, will be distributed free to spectators. Click here for the website.
19. ANZAC Day Parade
When: 25 April 2018: 10am-12pm
Where: Adelaide St, Brisbane City
Details: There will be an array of wonderful bands as they march in the annual Anzac Day Parade along Adelaide St. The bands include Brisbane Brass, Bayside Brass, Sunnybank Brass, City of Brisbane Pipe Band, Queensland Irish Association Pipe Band, and Brisbane City Temple Salvation Army Band. Click here for the website.
20. Anzac Swing
When: 25 April 2018: 1pm-2pm
Where: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-Tha, Mount Coot-Tha Rd, Toowong
Details: This Anzac event will revel in music from swing time era and the community will also be able to view the Freedom Wall Memorial, join a poppy making class and enjoy a sausage sizzle from 11am. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Brisbane City Council Facebook
21. A Blaze of Spirituality: Free Public Talk
When: 26 April 2018: 7pm-8:30pm
Where: Wynnum Community Centre, 145 Florence St, Wynnum
Details: Take your mind on a spiritual adventure with the wisdom of Swami Atmavidyananda, international Kriya Yoga teacher. The event will also include refreshments and sweets, yoga and meditation books, DVDs and CDs will also be available for purchase. Click here for the website.