Apart from the myriad of commercial events and functions happening in our lovely little city of Brisbane, it would seem that few people realize that the Brisbane City Council puts on a host of free musical and artistic events throughout the year. Most of these free events take place in the beautiful parks and gardens dotted around the city. A Sunday afternoon can be so much more than watching sport or a soapie on TV: simply head down to one of these centrally located venues to listen to the likes of Mozart and Bach to Celtic lilts to those 60’s foot-tapping tunes. And at no cost. Take your blanket and eskie with a few snacks and drinks and lie back and enjoy.
In addition to council events, there are many commercial events happening in Brisbane. Home to the Reds, Broncos and Roar, there is so much happening in an around the Suncorp Stadium. An interesting event in the French Film festival will on offer at the Palace Cinemas from 6 to 25 March. With around 50 films to choose from, there is something for everybody!
The Brisbane Irish Festival is on from the 7th to the 17th of March. We just know that you are going to enjoy that and won’t need a second invitation to have some fun! The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is on Saturday 15th March in the city. This is a free event so gather the family and go on down.
The Brisbane Comedy Festival is on at the Brisbane Powerhouse between 25th of February and 23rd of March 2014. With around 40 acts on show, you are sure to lighten up!
The new exhibition Deep Oceans is on from Friday 28 March to Monday 6 October at Queensland Museum South Bank. This is a fascinating journey into the deepest parts of our oceans. There is a giant squid to be seen and listen to stories of deep sea dives. Importantly one can learn about protecting these amazing habitats for future generations. This wonderful exhibition will suit children from the age of 3 to 10.