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Published May 24th 2018
Enjoy a jam-packed month of events with this list
Brissie will be welcoming the first month of the winter season with a massive-month of fun and entertaining events for all interests, ages & budgets.

The list below features free & ticketed events across Brisbane and surrounds:

1. City Sounds
When: 1-30 June 2018
Where: Various locations across Brisbane
Cost: Free
Details: Being Australia's largest free live music entertainment with a line-up of local and touring bands and artists playing everything from alternative, folk, jazz, electro and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The City Sounds Facebook


2. The Mathematics of Longing Theatre Performance
When: 2-23 June 2018
Where: La Boite Theatre Company, 6 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove
Cost: Adults: $60pp, Students & Under 30yrs: $35pp & Concession: $50pp
Details: This theatre performance is a life-affirming adventure of the sublime based on a love story of whimsical delight and earnest gravity. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from La Boite Theatre Company Facebook


3. St. George Queensland Reds v NSW Waratahs
When: 2 June 2018
Where: Suncorp Stadium, Castlemaine St, Milton
Cost: Tickets range from$21-$78
Details: Support your team and enjoy a fun day out with family and friends. With major re-signings and new star recruits, the Reds Family are excited about the season ahead and looking forward to wearing the jersey with renewed pride! Click here for the website.

4. "Triple Treat" Art Exhibition
When: 2 June 2018: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: The Old School House Gallery, 124 Shore Street North, Cleveland
Cost: Free
Details: This exhibition will showcase three artists, interpreting the same subject through three art mediums; photography, contemporary painting and printmaking. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Old Schoolhouse Gallery Facebook


5. Madman Anime Festival
When: 2 & 3 June 2018: 2nd: 10am-6pm & 3rd: 10am-5pm
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre,
Cost: Day Pass: $40pp or Weekend Pass: $60pp
Details: This festival will be celebrating anime and Japanese culture with entertainment, international guests, exhibitors, cosplay, live performances, screenings, pop-up shops, exclusive anime events and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Madman Anime Festival Facebook


6. Brisbane Memory Walk & Jog
When: 3 June 2018
Where: Rocks Riverside Park,
Cost: Fundraising event- Adults: $35pp, Children: $25pp, Children under 5yrs: Free, Senior: $25pp & Family of four: $80
Details: This fundraising event promises to be bigger and better than ever with entertainment, children activities, food and coffee stalls, 2.5km walk, 5km walk or 10km run. The event helps to raise funds for those impacted by dementia. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Memory Walk & Jog Facebook


7. Brisbane Dessert Festival
When: 3 June 2018: 10am-5pm
Where: Musgrave Park, 121 Cordelia St, South Brisbane
Cost: Adults: $15pp & Children under 15yrs: Free
Details: This mouthwatering event will feature all things wickedly delicious with brownies, cheese, chocolate, coffee, cupcakes, doughnuts, gelato, ice-creams, macrons, marshmallows, meringues, popsicles, sorbets, waffles, vegan, gluten & dairy free and much more from Brisbane's best dessert makers! There will also be street food, live music, pop-up bars, kids activities and entertainment throughout the festival. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The World Food Markets Facebook


8. Brisbane City Council's Green Heart Fair
When: 3 & 4 June 2018: 9am-3pm
Where: 7th Brigade Park, 375 Hamilton Rd, Chermside
Cost: Free
Details: This event will be Brisbane's biggest free bi-annual sustainability festival and it will showcase an action-packed day of "hands-on" sustainability workshops, entertainment, green living ideas, activities, child-friendly activities, free plants with a first-in, first-served policy, local sustainability experts, talks, interior design tips, recycled artwork sessions, eco-gardening, food stalls, market stalls, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Green Heart Fair Facebook


9. Lano & Woodley- Fly
When: 5-17 June 2018:
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm
Cost: Tickets range from $40-$59pp
Details: This epic show will be a tribute to the pioneers of flight, The Wright Brothers. No more mucking around, Colin and Frank have grown up and now it is time to make theatre. Although there is no reason whatsoever to think this will go as planned… This comedy show is one not to miss! Click here for the website.

10. Immersion- A Collaborative Exhibition
When: 5-10 June 2018: 10am-6pm
Where: Percolator Gallery, 134 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington
Cost: Free
Details: This exhibition will present a collection of paintings and photographs that celebrate the wonder of the ocean as a metaphor of life. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Percolator Gallery Facebook


11. Queensland Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow
When: 6-11 June 2018: 9:30am-6pm
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
Cost: Adults: $10pp & Concession: $7pp
Details: This will be the 50th annual event and this Supershow will be jam-packed with exclusive glimpses into the latest products with more than 220 exhibitors lined up, activities, displays, talks, and draw to win the ultimate adventure pack which includes a V6 Turbo Diesel Amarok, entertainment and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Caravanning Queensland Facebook


12. Early Childhood Music Class
When: 7 June 2018: 9am-1pm
Where: Little Stanley Lawns, South Bank Parklands
Cost: Free
Details: This fun-filled workshop will include singing, games, rhymes, finger play, lullabies, dancing and stories. This event is suitable for a variety of ages and all skill levels. Click here for the website.

13. Wallabies Host Ireland in the Heart of Brisbane
When: 9 June 2018: 8pm-11pm
Where: Suncorp Stadium, 40 Castlemaine St, Milton
Cost: Adults: $59pp, Junior: $29pp & Concession: $39pp
Details: Whether you are a rugby fan or just a sports fanatic, you certainly do not want to miss out on this historic match between the Wallabies and Ireland. For the first time ever, Australia will be hosting Ireland three times - in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Click here for the website.

14. Briz Chilli Fest
When: 10 June 2018: 10am-6pm
Where: Bulimba Golf Club, 103 Quay St, Bulimba
Cost: Adults: $12pp, Children: $8pp, Concession: $8pp & Family (2 adults unlimited kids): $30
Details: This family-friendly event will feature a fun-filled day of entertainment, activities, over 27 stalls showcasing chilli, non-chilli foods, kids activities, donkey rides, jumping castles, sand art activities and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Briz Chilli Fest Facebook


15. The 78-Storey Treehouse- Live on Stage
When: 12 June 2018: From 12pm
Where: Redland Performing Arts Centre, 16 Middle St, Cleveland
Cost: Adults: $23pp, Children: $20pp & Concession: $21pp
Details: Andy & Terry's treehouse just keeps on growing. With yet another 13 levels, it has now got a Scribbletorium, a high-security potato chip storage facility, and even an open-air theatre. Click here for the website.

16. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
When: 12-24 June 2018
Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Melbourne St, South Brisbane
Cost: Tickets range from $99-$149pp
Details: This production is about 15-year-old Christopher Boone, who has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When Christopher falls under suspicion for killing his neighbour's dog, his detective work to identify the true culprit takes him on a journey that upturns his world. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Australia Facebook


17. Tiny Dancers: Ballet Athletics & Storytime Workshop
When: 14 June 2018: 9am-1pm
Where: Arbour View Lawn, South Bank Parklands
Cost: Free
Details: This workshop is suitable for a variety of ages and all skill levels. It features classes within a framework of storytelling, exploration and artistic play. Click here for the website.

18. PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
When: 16 & 17 June 2018: From 5:15pm
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St, South Brisbane
Cost: Tickets range from $29.90-$84.90
Detail: This family-friendly event will showcase plenty of fun for everyone to enjoy with this interactive show - Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap'n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do they also discover a secret pirate treasure map… Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from PAW Patrol Live! Facebook

19. Paddle for Kids Festival
When: 16 June 2018: 8:30am-4:30pm
Where: See website.
Cost: Fundraising event.
Details: This family-friendly festival and Dragon Boat Race Day will be action-packed with family fun and entertainment with live performances, fun workshops, and activities for the whole family, food trucks, roving performers, and much more. All money raised will help Juiced TV (TV Show made by kids in hospital, for the kids in hospital). Click here for the website.

The little ones will have a blast at the Paddle for Kids Festival- Image Courtesy from Juiced TV Facebook


20. Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair
When: 16 June 2018: 8am-3pm
Where: Pipeliner Park, 2 Heap St, Esk
Cost: Gold Coin donation.
Details: This fair will feature over 100 stalls showcasing gardening products, local handmade items, food stalls, lectures, demonstrations, guest presentations, activities, talks and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Valley of the Lakes Garden Club Facebook


21. World Down Syndrome Day Community Market & Family Day
When: 17 June 2018: From 9am
Where: George Clayton Park, The Esplanade, Wynnum
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: This family-friendly event will showcase the talents of people with Down Syndrome and what they bring to their community. There will be market stalls, exhibits, family-friendly entertainment, food trucks and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Down Syndrome Queensland Facebook


22. Brisbane Breast Cancer Care Retreat
When: 17 June 2018: 9:30am-4:30pm
Where: PACE Building, 20 Cornwall St, Woolloongabba
Cost: Adults: $80pp, Concession: $60pp & Carers: Free
Details: This one-day retreat is for women whom currently or previously have been diagnosed with breast cancer, their carers, and/ or partners. The day will offer the opportunity to stop and re-evaluate the way we live and then reintegrate into life a future where we can deeply care for ourselves as women, equal to all others. Click here for the website.

23. Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run
When: 17 June 2018: 6:30am-11am
Where: Griffith University Logan Campus, University Drive, Meadowbrook
Cost: Tickets range from $10-$40pp
Details: This event will feature three different courses including 1km Junior Dash, 5km & 10km courses venturing through the scenic surrounds of the Griffith University Logan Campus and neighbouring parklands. The event is suitable for all fitness levels and includes strolling, walking or running. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Griffith Sport Facebook


24. Fun Soccer Sessions & Storytime
When: 21 June 2018: 9am-1pm
Where: Little Stanley Street Lawns North, South Bank Parklands, Brisbane
Cost: Free
Details: This child-friendly event will be suited for children aged 2-10 yrs and it will feature plenty of running around with a game of soccer and books, rhymes and songs time. Click here for website.

25. Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane
When: 22-24 June 2018: From 9am
Where: D'Aguilar National Park, Mount Glorious
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: Help the fight against poverty by supporting Oxfarm's annual team endurance and fundraising challenge. The event will feature a gruelling 55km or 100km walk or run through the spectacular D'Aguilar National Park. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Oxfam Trailwalker Australia Facebook


26. Babushka 'Happily Ever After' Comedy Cabaret
When: 22 June 2018
Where: Redlands Performing Arts Centre, 16 Middle St, Cleveland
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: This comedy cabaret will feature three Princesses of Babushka that want to tell you some brand new fairytales… This wickedly funny cabaret will feature the music of Kurt Weill and modern muses from Rihanna to Violent Femmes to Tom Waits. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Babushka Cabaret Facebook


27. West End Film Festival
When: 23 & 24 June 2018: 23rd: 6pm-8:30pm & 24th: 3pm-8:30pm
Where: The Boundary Street Markets, 56 Russell St, West End
Cost: Adults: $25pp & Concession: $20pp
Details: West End Film Festival is an Australian short film competition and it will feature a variety of events, music video screenings, first-ever feature film screening, Q&A, live entertainment, market stalls, pop-ups, two short film screening sessions, awards and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy fromWest End Film Festival Facebook


28. Sweet Street Cookbook Tour- Anna Polyviou
When: 24 June 2018: 11:45am-3:30pm
Where: Hotel Jen Brisbane, Nest Restaurant & Bar, 159 Roma St, Brisbane City
Cost: $95pp
Details: To celebrate the launch of Anna Polyviou's new cookbook, Sweet Street, this event will feature an exclusive two-course lunch, cocktail on arrival with canapes, signed copy of Sweet Street as well as Q&A session with Anna herself. Ticket holders are entitled to discounted parking for the duration of the event. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Hotel Jen Brisbane Facebook


29. Generate Festival
When: 29 June 2018- 1 July 2018
Where: Caboolture Hub, Hasking St, Caboolture
Cost: Free
Details: This festival will showcase everything creative with immersive light installations, workshops, creative activities, outdoor galleries, exhibits & displays, art installations, live music, market stalls, street performers and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Generate Facebook


30. Battlefield Challenge Mud Run/Obstacle Course
When: 30 June 2018 & 1 July 2018: 9am-1pm
Where: Ipswich Racecourse, TL Cooney Ave, Bundamba
Cost: $55pp
Details: This event will begin with you receiving a set of genuine army cams followed with a realistic and very funny mission brief. Once briefed Drill Sergeant warms you up then it is off to the battlefield for the first obstacle. You can run, walk or crawl around the course as an individual or team. This is not a race- it is designed for fun and laughter. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Operation Blackhawk Facebook


31. The Snow4Kids Festival
When: 30 June 2018- 15 July 2018: 9:30am-4:30pm
Where: South Bank Piazza, 410 Stanley St, South Brisbane
Cost: $15pp
Details: This family-friendly Festival will feature a snowy winter wonderland with the experience of real snow, snow activities and games, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Snow4Kids Facebook


32. Kiddyhawk Mud Run/Obstacle Course
When: 30 June 2018- 2 July 2018: 9am-12pm
Where: Ipswich Racecourse, TL Cooney Ave, Bundamba
Cost: $20pp
Details: This event is for the little ones and is inspired by the Commonwealth Games. The event will include a purpose-built 2km mud run obstacle course for kids. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Operation Blackhawk Facebook


33. Brisbane BBQ Festival
When: 30 June 2018- 1 July 2018
Where: Victoria Park Brisbane, The Sporting Fields, Quilpie
Cost: Tickets range from $10-$99pp
Details: This scrumptious event will showcase all things BBQ with live demonstrations, meat & BBQ displays & expo, market stalls, pop-ups, workshops, special guest BBQ enthusiasts, food stall, food trucks, live music, pop-up kitchens serving everything from baby-back ribs to 12-hour smoked pulled pork to Texas-style brisket, craft beer, competitions, masterclasses, kids activities and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brisbane BBQ Festival Facebook
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