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Top Free Things to See and Do around Brisbane in February

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Published January 31st 2019
Brisbane for Free in February
Enjoy FREE events and activities in Brisbane this month

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Photo courtesy of Brisbane Marketing


Bid adieu to the Australia Day celebrations of January, and say hello to a month of all things Asia with the Lunar New Year festivities and the BrisAsia Festival. You can also look forward to movie screenings, nature walk, stand-up comedy and American sports on the largest screen in the Southern Hemisphere. Whatever you or your family fancy, there's something in and around Brisbane to keep everyone in the fun mood this month.

2 February – Free Movies in Little Bayside Park

Manly Harbour Village brisbane
Photo courtesy of Manly Harbour Village


The Greatest Showman is an original musical celebrating the success and dawn of show business, and the story of a man who set his sights upon a dream which then blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon. You and your family can enjoy this movie at Little Bayside Park. Simply gather the family, pack a chair, rug or cushion and come enjoy this magical film. Food and drinks are available for purchase onsite. The Movies in the Park is courtesy of the Manly Harbour Village Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Bayside PCYC. For more details, visit the website.

Time: 4pm – 9pm (Movie screens at 7pm)
Venue: Little Bayside Park
Address: Little Bayside Park, The Esplanade, Manly QLD 4179

2, 9, 16 and 23 February - Everleigh Food Truck and Movie Festival

everleigh greenbank brisbane
Photo courtesy of Mirvac Group


Mirvac is hosting the first Everleigh Food Truck and Movie Festival at its Everleigh development. Join Greenbank residents at its community's brand new AUD5.1 million parkland and events space for 4 Saturdays of free films and food for the first 200 guests at 5.30pm. Visit the website for more programme details.

Time: 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Everleigh Park
Address: 146 Teviot Road, Greenbank QLD 4124

4 February – Superbowl 2019

big screen on the green, Eagle Farm Racecourse, brisbane
Photo courtesy of Brisbane Racing Club


The biggest, action-packed game of the season takes to the largest screen in all of the Southern Hemisphere, with dimensions measuring 44m by 11m. Watch the Los Angeles Rams take on the New England Patriots at the Eagle Farm Racecourse with pre-game and half-time entertainment shows by Maroon 5, Big Boi (of Outkast) and Travis Scott. There is an onsite American-style sports bar, with authentic American style foods and drinks available for purchase such as, American wings, burgers and beers! Visit the website to register your FREE (General Admission) tickets.

Time: 9am – 2.30pm
Venue: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Address: 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot QLD 4007

8 February – Raven Street Reserve Nature Walk

raven street reserve brisbane
Photo courtesy of Brisbane City Council


Come and explore Raven Street Reserve and its marvels in a nighttime guided walk. The Reserve is home to the Downfall Creek Bushland Centre and more than 200 native plant species representing 25 percent of the native plant families found in Australia. Spanning 2km, you will learn about the nocturnal wildlife and have a chance to spot some of the creatures of the night such as gliders, possums, bats and flying foxes. Children must be over the age of six and accompanied by an adult who has been booked on the walk. Be sure to wear secure, fully-enclosed shoes, long sleeves and long pants as well as to pack a small handheld torch (NO HEADLAMPS), insect repellent, water and a raincoat. Have a bite to eat before the walk commences, as there are no breaks throughout the walk. Visit the website for more information and to register your free tickets!

Time: 7pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Downfall Creek Bushland Centre
Address: 815 Rode Rd, Chermside West QLD 4032

9 February – Moreton Bay Region Lunar New Year

Moreton Bay Region Lunar New Year
Photo courtesy of Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism


Celebrate the coming Chinese New Year with a fun-filled afternoon of cultural celebrations from Asia down to Caboolture Town Square. The evening features traditional music and dance performances, delectable Chinese delights, Lion Dances, cultural displays, activities, workshops and more. The programme is courtesy of Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism and supported by Moreton Bay Regional Council, Splendid Taiwan and Brisbane North Chinese Association. For more details, visit the website.

Time: 4pm – 8pm
Venue: Caboolture Hub
Address: 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture, QLD 4510

9 and 10 February - Chinatown Mall Lunar New Year

Chinese New Year celebrations, Chinatown brisbane
Photo courtesy of Brisbane City Council


Head over to Fortitude Valley this Lunar New Year season as Chinatown Mall gets dressed in red and gold for good fortune and joy. you and your family can look forward to 2 days of traditional Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese dances, cultural performances, firecrackers and roving lion dances. You can also participate in workshops to learn the art of making a lucky envelope, blessing cards and origami. Visit the website for the programme details.

Time: 4pm - 9pm (9 February) and 12pm - 5pm (10 February)
Venue: Chinatown Mall
Address: Duncan Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

14 February – BrisAsia Festival Valentines Day Walking Tour

brisbane city council outdoor art gallery
Photo courtesy of Brisbane City Council


Thinking of a fun way to spend Valentine's Day without breaking the budget? This walking art tour is perfect for you and your loved one to head out under the stars for a romantic evening. Come and see the works of four young featured artists which showcases the stories of those who have made Brisbane their home. There will also be a range of exciting interactive games and prizes to be won. Meeting at 5.30pm in front Brisbane City Hall, the walk will start from King George Square carpark to Hutton Lane and ending at Eagle Lane. For more information and to register your FREE tickets, visit this website.

Time: 5.30pm - 7pm
Venue: King George Square
Address: King George Square, 1E, Brisbane City, QLD 4000

16 February – BrisAsia Festival Summer Party

Utopia Entertainment brisbane
Photo courtesy of Utopia Entertainment


The Summer Party is back and celebrates Asian cultures with a stellar program of performances. Hosted by Utopia Entertainment and UQ Street Groove - Hip Hop/Urban Dance Society, activities include Cosplay, craft markets, fun games, dance crews performing K-pop, J-pop and C-Pop, food stalls offering delicious cuisine, an Anime dance showcase and more! Come in your best Dragon Ball costume so help the organisers break the Guinness World Record for the biggest Dragon Ball cosplay gathering. This is a perfect afternoon out for those who love anything pop culture, For more details, and to register your FREE tickets, visit the website.

Time: 3pm – 9pm
Venue: Musgrave Park
Address: 91 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101

22 February – Knockoff

knock off comedy brisbane
Photo courtesy of Brisbane Powerhouse


As part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival 2019, Knockoff presents you with a stellar line-up of comedy filled acts that will have you gasping for air at Brisbane City Hall. Local and national comedians will deliver their best one-liners, rib-tickling stories and impressions. This program may contain obscene language and, or concepts, and is therefore considered appropriate for ages 15 and over. Limited seating is available. Visit the website for more information.

Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Brisbane City Hall
Address: 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: 07 3358 8622

27 February – Get Your Geek On!

uqu esports brisbane
Photo courtesy of University of Queensland


As a part of Brisbane City Council BrisAsia Festival the second season of the much anticipated Get Your Geek On is back in town! This year, look forward to an exciting program of games, animations, music and Esports. Try the newly arrived UQU Esport Arena, Anime's Got Talent, Anime screenings and Cosplay Idol Cafι. Come down with friends or family for this fun-filled day! For more information, visit the website.

Time: 10am – 9pm
Venue: University of Queensland
Address: University of Queensland, Union Building (building 21), St Lucia QLD 4072
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Why? Loads of free things to do and see in Brisbane this February
When: February
Where: Various locations around Brisbane
Cost: Free
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Thanks for all your research Lionel. Looks like another good month in Brisvegas.
by May Cross (score: 3|5382) 255 days ago
You certainly get around Lionel!
by Michael Genrich (score: 3|1551) 256 days ago
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