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Published July 29th 2018
Say goodbye to the winter blues with these events
Brisbane and surrounds will be farewelling the last of this winter season with a massive month of many fun and exciting events to keep everyone entertained this August.

The list below features Free & Ticketed Events for all ages and interests to enjoy:

1. City Sounds
When: 1-31 August 2018
Where: Various locations across Brisbane
Cost: Free
Details: City Sounds is Australia's largest free live music event and it features local and touring bands and artists performing a wide range of music genres including alternative folk, jazz, electro, rap, soul, blues, pop and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The City Sounds Facebook


2. Letters to Lindy Performance
When: 1-4 August 2018: From 7:30pm
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm
Cost: Adults: $45pp, Concession: $36pp & Students: $25pp
Details: Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine explores the public's relationship with Australia's most iconic figures, Lindy Chamberlain. The story captivated the nation. A mother accused of murdering her child, her claim- that a dingo took her baby. Over the decades, from baby Azaria's death to the final coroner's report, the public wrote more than 20,000 letters to Lindy Chamberlain. From sympathy to abuse. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from BRISBANE POWERHOUSE Facebook


3. Kids Collective
When: 1-31 August 2018- See dates on the website.
Where: South Bank and Roma Street Parklands
Cost: Free
Details: This event is a series of outdoor classes and workshops held at South Bank and Roma Street Parklands and features activities including gardening, music, sport, science, art & craft and more for children aged between 5-12 years during school holidays and the South Bank program for kids aged 0-5 years old every Thursday 9am-1pm. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Roma Street Parkland Facebook


4. Acoustic Guitar Spectacular
When: 2 August 2018: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: See website.
Cost: Adults: $39pp, Concession: $35pp & Children: $20pp
Details: This performance will be by Red Chair and it will feature a hand-picked group of internationally recognised acoustic guitarists from across the globe to join forces to weave memorable musical magic. Each performance will feature a solo artist, as well as performing as an ensemble. Click here for the website.

5. Secret Supper
When: 2 August 2018: From 7pm
Where: A secret location (revealed 48hrs before supper)
Cost: $65pp- 5-course dinner.
Details: Experience a different dining experience set at a secret location! This dining event is held at secret locations around Brisbane and lucky diners can snatch up a seat to these dinners with 5-course feasts. Locations will be given 48-hours before the dining experience. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Just Sit Facebook


6. Bender in the Grass
When: 3 August 2018: From 4pm
Where: The Grove Sports and Community Club, 20 Tramway St, Ferny Grove
Cost: Free entry.
Details: This event will include a relaxing afternoon in the beer garden with live music, dim lights, cocktails, beers, raffles, free nibbles, yard games and free barefoot bowls. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Ferny Grove Bowls Sports and Community Club Facebook


7. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
When: 3 August 2018: From 12 noon
Where: Lyric Theatre, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City
Cost: Tickets from $60pp
Details: This Broadway sensation will be a performance of a selection of songs from the show featuring 60s and 70s songs. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Facebook


8. Greazefest
When: 3-5 August 2018: 3rd: 7pm-Midnight, 4th: 10am-10pm & 5th: 9am-6pm
Where: Redlands Showgrounds, Cnr Smith & Long Streets, Cleveland
Cost: Tickets range from $5-$80pp
Details: This festival is the utmost kustom kulture event in the Southern Hemisphere and will feature all things hot rods with events, cool cars, rockabilly bands, DJ's, fashion parades, workshops, tattoos, pinstripers, market stalls, pinups, vintage bikes, lowrider cycles, art shows, competitions and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festival Facebook


9. Von Hot Rod Pinstripe Workshop
When: 4 August 2018: 9am-12pm
Where: Redland Showgrounds, Cnr Smith & Long Streets, Cleveland
Cost: $170pp
Details: This adults-only workshop event will feature world-renowned pinstriper, Von Hot Red and the event will include a meet & greet and hands-on workshop about hot rods and racing cars. Bring along shelf ornaments, tool boxes, bowling pins, instruments, wallets and shoes. The workshop will cover many aspects of the art including paints, brushes, types of lines and designs. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festival Facebook


10. Parks Alive
When: 4 & 5 August 2018: 9am-3pm
Where: Roma Street Parklands, Parkland Boulevard, Brisbane City
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly fun-filled day will feature all things fun and entertaining with a jam-packed program of entertainment, activities, games, guided Parkland walks, demonstrations, live music, gourmet food stalls & trucks, yoga session, market stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Roma Street Parkland Facebook


11. Dining with 1,000 Candles
When: 4 August 2018: From 6pm.
Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse, 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot
Cost: $155pp
Details: This event will feature a magical candlelit wonderland dinner with hundreds of candles lit, fine dining and spellbinding entertainment. There will also be warm spiced wine, free-flowing beverages and a bespoke menu showcasing South East Queensland finest seasonal food. This is an 18yrs plus event only. Tickets include 3-course sit-down dinner, 4-hour beverage package and live entertainment. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brisbane Racing Club Facebook


12. Brisbane Marathon Festival
When: 5 August 2018: 6am-12 noon
Where: See website.
Cost: Fundraising event- 2km Mini Marathon: $30pp, 5km: $50pp, 10km: $60pp & Half Marathon: $100pp
Details: Be part of Australia's oldest running events. This fundraising festival will take you along the riverfront over bridges and past some of the city's most enchanting landmarks. The race precinct will feature entertainment, food and drink trucks/ stalls. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from McDonald's Brisbane Marathon Festival Facebook


13. Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts
When: 7, 14 & 28 August 2018- see website for all dates
Where: Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City
Cost: Free
Details: The concert events will feature performances including 1971 which explores a year in music that continues to weave its soulful tapestry throughout our 21st-century lives, the Organ Concert-Andrej Kouznetsov - multiple award-winning organist - will be performing an eclectic concert featuring works from both English and French composers from the 19th and 20th centuries. Final performance will be held on 28th August and will feature the Outtawak Concert which will include a combination of gags, laughs and music. Click here for the website.

14. Which Way Home Play
When: 8-11 August 2018: From 7pm
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm
Cost: Adults: $49pp & Concession: $35pp
Details: This play is based on Tash and her Dad going on a road trip back home. Home to the country, where the sky is higher, and the world goes on forever. It is a story written by writer Katie Beckett's own memories of growing up with her single Aboriginal father. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from BRISBANE POWERHOUSE Facebook


15. Bliss Concert
When: 10 August 2018: 7pm-8:30pm
Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Concert Hall, Brisbane City
Cost: Adults: $85pp, Concession: $75pp & Student: $33pp
Details: This Concert will feature relaxing music with jazz, Brazilian folk music, Beethoven's Serioso Quartet, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra Facebook


16. Royal Queensland Show
When: 10-19 August 2018: 9am-8pm
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
Cost: Adults: $35pp, Children: $20pp, Concession: $25pp & Family: $80
Details: This family-friendly Show will showcase entertainment, over 300 activities for all ages, animal adventures, amusement & carnival rides, showbags, live music, demonstrations, market stalls, kids entertainment, monster trucks, firework displays and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Ekka Facebook


17. Ray Chen with Julien Quentin Concert
When: 11 August 2018: From 7pm
Where: Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Conservatorium Theatre, 140 Grey St, South Brisbane
Cost: Adults: $95pp, Concession: $83pp & Under 30s: $30pp
Details: Experience the celebration of the violin in all its moods with Ray Chen. The Concert will feature Ray's regular playing partner, acclaimed French pianist Julien Quentin. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Musica Viva Australia Facebook


18. Winter Wonderland Movie Night
When: 11 August 2018: 5pm-8pm
Where: Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane,15 Ivory Lane, Brisbane City
Cost: Adults: $30pp, Children: $15pp & Family: $60
Details: This family-friendly event will feature a night of good movies and winter warming drinks. There will also be a wide range of treats, food stalls and competition for all kids and kids at heart for the best-dressed princesses, princes or snowmen! Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane Facebook


19. Lior & Paul Grabowsky Concert
When: 11 August 2018: From 7:30pm
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm
Cost: $59pp
Details: This concert will showcase the hauntingly beautiful vocals of Lior and the genius of Australia's most distinguished pianist, Paul Grabowsky. The collaboration will see these respected artists share the stage in a memorable evening reinventing some of Lior's most cherished songs as well as bringing their own individual voices on the stage. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from BRISBANE POWERHOUSE Facebook


20. Parliament House Free Open Day
When: 11 August 2018: 10am-3pm
Where: Brisbane Parliament House, George St, Brisbane City
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly event will see the doors of the Parliament House open and will include a day where you can enjoy a free self-guided tour along with entertainment on the Speaker's Green including music, dancing school bands, choirs and more. Click here for the website.

21. Moreton Bay Fishing Classic
When: 12-19 August 2018: 8am-6pm
Where: Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club, 34 Fairlead Crescent, Manly
Cost: See website.
Details: This event will feature fishing competitions, jet-ski displays, boat shows & displays, entertainment, activities and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club Facebook


22. Kids Cushion Concert
When: 12 August 2018: 2pm-3pm
Where: Wynnum Wading Pool Park, 173 Wynnum Esplanade, Wynnum
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly event will include a day of entertainment. Bring along your picnic rug or cushion and dress up as your favourite story character and enjoy music from movies, fairytales and popular classics as the kids enjoy the interactive concert and dance to the music from the band. Click here for the website.

23. Shannon Noll Concert
When: 14 & 15 August 2018: 7pm-Midnight
Where: Hamilton Hotel, 442 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton
Cost: $35pp
Details: The concert will feature songs from his album, Unbroken which is a reflection and conviction, the former farm boy from Condobolin taking a close look at his roots, his fame, his love of Australia and his family and at the trials of getting older. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Hamilton Hotel Facebook


24. Five Flavours Beer & Cider Festival
When: 15 August 2018: 1pm-8pm
Where: Riverlife, Lower River Terrace, East Brisbane
Cost: Tickets range from $19.90-$39.90pp
Details: This festival will feature all things beer and cider with entertainment, food and drinks, activities, pop-ups, stalls and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Five Flavours Facebook


25. Behind the Brew
When: 15 August 2018: 12pm-3pm
Where: The Charming Squire, 133 Grey St, South Brisbane
Cost: $15pp
Details: This event is for all the lovers of beer! The event will showcase an afternoon of entertainment, questions and answers, tastings, live music and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Charming Squire - James Squire Brewhouse Facebook


26. Kaki King Concert
When: 17 August 2018: 8pm- 10pm
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm
Cost: $69pp
Details: This concert will be provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful. Experience this ground-breaking new multi-media performance using projection mapping to present the guitar as a metaphysical blank slate in a creation myth like no other. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from BRISBANE POWERHOUSE Facebook


27. Electric Car Rally
When: 18 August 2018: 10am-2pm
Where: North St, North Ipswich
Cost: See website.
Details: This event will showcase electric vehicles from past and present with over 10 exhibitors, expert talks, workshops, displays, stalls, and more. Click here for website.

28. Pesta Rakyat
When: 19 August 2018: 2pm-7pm
Where: King George Square, Brisbane City
Cost: Free
Details: This event will feature the theme "Colours of Indonesia" and will include Indonesia's diverse culture and beauty with entertainment, traditional foods, exhibitions, demonstrations and more. Click here for the website.

29. Rugby League The Musical
When: 19 August 2018: 7pm-9pm
Where: Sit Down Comedy Club at The Paddo Tavern, 186 Given Terrace, Paddington
Cost: $25pp
Details: This show will be a stand-up comedy/musical hybrid performance based upon the belief that rugby league is an exceptional pantomime. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Rugby League - The Musical Facebook


30. Bands in Parks: Japanese Cultural Day
When: 19 August 2018: 11am-3pm
Where: Brisbane Botanic Gardens, 152 Mount Coot-Tha Rd, Toowong
Cost: Free
Details: This multicultural family-friendly event will feature traditional Japanese entertainment, music, tea ceremony, calligraphy, learn how to wear a kimono, storytelling, demonstrations, workshop, kids activities, Japanese games, ikebana, taiko drumming, activities, Japanese food and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brisbane City Council Facebook


31. Australian Virtual Reality Film Festival
When: 21-26 August 2018
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm
Cost: $20pp
Details: This film festival will showcase special keynote speech, industry panel, first screenings of the 2018 program, short films, music videos, documentaries, creative works, and more. Click here for the website

Image Courtesy from BRISBANE POWERHOUSE Facebook


32. Brisbane Boat Show
When: 24-26 August 2018: 10am-8pm & 26th: 10am-6pm
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane
Cost: Adults: $15pp, Children: $5pp, Children under 5yrs: Free, Concession: $12pp & Family: $35
Details: This show is not just for boating and fishing enthusiasts. The event will include displays, shows, entertainment, talks & advice, bumper boat rides for the kids, market stalls, pop-ups, activities and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brisbane Boat Show Facebook


33. Jindalee State School Myths & Legends Fete
When: 25 August 2018: 11am-7pm
Where: Jindalee State School, 114 Burrendah Rd, Jindalee
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly event will include a jam-packed lineup of entertainment, live performances, amusement & carnival rides, kids activities, market stalls, cake stalls, showbags, art & craft, trash n' treasure, prizes to be won, raffles, BBQ, firework displays from 7pm, food stalls, auction, activities, games and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Jindalee State School Fete Facebook


34. Redcliffe Kitefest
When: 25 & 26 August 2018: 9am-8pm
Where: Pelican Park, 101 Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf
Cost: Adults: $10pp, Children: $5pp & Family: $25
Details: This family-friendly festival will include non-stop family-friendly entertainment, world-class kite displays, kite shows, workshops, classes, free & low-cost activities, jet ski stunts, shows, food stalls, roving performers, live performances, live music, night-time show and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Redcliffe KiteFest Facebook


35. Rats, Tatts & Pinups
When: 25 & 26 August 2018: 10am-11pm
Where: Racehorse Hotel, 215 Brisbane Rd, Booval
Cost:
Details: This event will feature live bands, outdoor bars, food, trade stands, tattoo competitions, burlesque, rides, entertainment and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Kingpin Kuztums Facebook


36. Technicolour Multicultural Festival
When: 25 August 2018: 10:30am-4:30pm
Where: 23 Foster St, Newmarket
Cost: Free
Details: This festival will feature entertainment, cultural performances, international foods, family-fun zone, multicultural entertainment, activities, amusement rides, carnival entertainment, exhibitions, displays, prizes to be won and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Technicolour Multicultural Festival Facebook


37. The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run
When: 26 August 2018: 6am-1pm
Where: See website
Cost: 5km: $47pp & 10km: $57pp
Details: This fun run will be celebrating its 22nd year running and it will feature a course which will include some of Brisbane's most iconic landmarks. There will be a 5km and 10km fun run course. The 5km start zone is in Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point and the 10km event begins at Wickham Terrace (above Roma Street Parklands). Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Bridge to Brisbane Facebook


38. Bands in Parks: At the Newmarket
When: 26 August 2018: 12pm-4pm
Where: Newmarket Bowls Club, 212 Ashgrove Ave, Ashgrove
Cost: Free
Details: This event will showcase family-friendly entertainment, food trucks, live music, kids activities, games and much more. This is a pet-friendly event. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brisbane City Council Facebook


39. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival
When: 27-30 August 2018
Where: Old Government House, 2 George St, Brisbane City
Cost: See website.
Details: This festival will showcase all things fashion with entertainment, local, national and emerging fashion designers and retailers fashion show, runway shows, events, activities and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane Facebook


40. Father's Day Clay Play Workshop
When: 30 August 2018: 9am-1pm
Where: Little Stanley Street Lawn, South Bank Parklands
Cost: Free
Details: This event will help kids make their own unique Father's Day pottery gift for Dad. There will be different types of clay critters and vessels, natural materials such as twigs and leaves to create textures and imprints. This workshop will be a fun creative session for the little ones. Click here for the website.

41. WANTZ Gala Dinner
When: 31 August 2018: 6:30pm-11:30pm
Where: Customs House, 399 Queen St, Brisbane City
Cost: $275pp
Details: This black-tie event will feature an evening filled with glitz, glamour and astounding entertainment. There will be a sit-down dinner and entertainment. WANTZ chooses a charity organisation each year to support and raise funds. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from WANTZ Committee Facebook
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