Our 'what's on' calendar is the place to find out about cultural, heritage and historical events happening across the greater Brisbane area. You can view events by 'list' or calendar by 'month' view. 'List' view offers a snapshot of what events are coming up. Please use the 'month' view to look into the future.
BLHN list events on behalf of member organisations and recommend you contact the organiser to confirm details.
Past Events › Festival
Events List Navigation
Register your event for the National Trust Heritage Festival 2014 Come on a journey with the National Trust! With 1,500 fascinating events across Australia over April and May 2014, this will be a great celebration of our unique stories as a nation of travellers. The 2014 National Trust Queensland Heritage Festival will include a month-long program of events celebrating our history and cultural heritage, incorporating the national theme ‘Journeys’. The 2014 Festival will run from 18 April, the key day of…Find out more »
Commemorate the Queenslanders that served our country in the First World War, with State Library of Queensland’s Distant Lines: Queensland voices of the First World War exhibition. From the home front to the war front, you can explore the unique Queensland experience of the war — before, during, and after. With exhibitions and events, Distant Lines connects us with the intimate and untold stories of Queenslanders, 100 years on from the First World War. Reflect on how one of the…Find out more »
PANZfest is Australia and New Zealand’s 2nd Steelband Festival and will feature an educational exhibit of the history of Caribbean Culture and the history of the steelband in Australia and NZ.Twelve steelbands from all over Australia and New Zealand will compete and there will be lots of children’s activities.There is also a “Calypso night party” from 6pm at a cost of $10 where members of the 1st steelband to tour Queensland,”Amral’s Cavaliers” will perform with many other bands.Find out more »
Windsor State School celebrates its 150th anniversary with a special Heritage Day event. Step back in time and explore Queensland’s education history and the grand architecture of our heritage listed school. Enjoy a grand day out with the whole family including traditional craft demonstrations and workshops, old fashioned games, a high tea, replica classrooms, history exhibition, traditional fete stalls, brass band, air raid drills, etiquette classes and much more.Find out more »
Entry is free for Ipswich residents. Proof of residency is required and may include drivers licence or rates notice. Admission charges apply for non-Ipswich residents. Thanks to Ipswich City Council it’s a FREE family fun day out at the Museum for Ipswich residents! Enjoy music by Fat Picnic and angelic voices of local choirs. Get up close to genuine locos and carriages, and discover what they were used for in their heyday. Try driving a train in one of our simulators and…Find out more »
Calling all little historians, we have a day of fun just for you! Dress up and bring your imagination to Newstead House as you join in the festivities of the Little Historians Festival. Set in the beautiful grounds of Newstead House the Little Historians Festival will be a magical opportunity for all budding historians to experience life in early colonial days. Get your fingers dirty as you work in Kate’s garden or help Mrs Fletcher in the kitchen but be…Find out more »
The Royal Historical Society of Queensland invites you and your friends to attend Separation Day and Christmas Cocktails celebrating the separation of Queensland from New South Wales in 1859. Special guest, His Excellency The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Patron of the Society and Governor of Queensland will launch the new book: Lost Brisbane 2 and Surrounding Areas: The Later Years. This book traces the changes in the city and its environs from the 1940s to the 1990s, and is…Find out more »
Join artist in residence, Elysha Rei, for a hands-on workshop exploring her art practice including paper cutting and print-making techniques. Children will receive an artist’s tour of Elysha’s recently installed artwork and leave with their own artwork. Recommended for ages 10+. Duration : 150 Minutes (approx.) Location: Brisbane, QLD Cost: $60 10:30am-1pm or 2:30pm-5pm Bookings essentialFind out more »
On 23 July 1942, General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander of all Allied Forces in the South West Pacific Area, arrived in Brisbane. MacArthur Museum Brisbane and the General Douglas MacArthur Brisbane Memorial Foundation will be staging commemorations of this significant time on the 75th Anniversary of MacArthur’s arrival. The Foundation will be holding a ‘Festival of Music of the 1940s’ in the Queen Street Mall on Saturday 22 July. Bands include RAN Band, Andrews Sisters Tribute Band, Brisbane Excelsior…Find out more »
Tastes like Sunshine is a dream for creative kids – drawing on the walls anyone? Drawing in chocolate on those walls? To make sure our youngest audiences get the most out of our new exhibition series, MoB Kids is presenting Sunshine Sundays. Every Sunday our family-friendly workshops kick-off with a tour of the exhibition and are then followed by hands-on arts and craft activities. Arts activities include creating patterns and prints with food, building your own seed and clay mandala, still life…Find out more »
Join a food discovery tour to explore the authentic Asian cuisines available at Sunnybank Plaza’s Asian supermarkets, butchers and restaurants. Your tour guide and experienced chef Tony Ching, will show you the best places to eat and shop for fresh Asian food and give you loads of hints and tips about choosing the best produce, key ingredients and some insight into Asian culture. Our guests will also enjoy a delicious Yum Cha lunch at the famous Landmark restaurant.Find out more »