What's on at South Bank - Visit Brisbane


What's on at South Bank

Be inspired to venture out and experience fun and entertaining events happening at South Bank! Here’s what’s on…


Streets Summer Celebration - Streets Beach, South Bank Parklands

5 December, 1pm - 5pm

Celebrate the arrival of summer at Streets Summer Celebration with an afternoon of sun, sand, swimming, giveaways, live music and the best summer accessory of all – Streets Ice Cream.

Feel Good Program Dance

Medibank Feel Good Program – South Bank Parklands

Until 28 November

Free fitness classes return to South Bank Parklands. There are twelve different classes to choose from including popular options such as yoga, Zumba©, Pilates, and dance fitness. Pre-registration is required to attend, to book and for more information please head to the program timetable page.

Family Arbour Christmas at South Bank

Christmas at South Bank - various locations, South Bank Parklands

18 - 23 December 2020

This Christmas, relish in a richly deserved festive experience at South Bank Parklands. From 1 December, meander the renowned Arbour trail and immerse in a twinkling tunnel of fairy lights, then, from 18-23 December enjoy our Christmas Tree Spectacular, Christmas Cinema, Santa's Stopover and more. Head to our Christmas at South Bank page for the details.

Sea Monsters Queensland Museum

Discover Sea Monsters through large casts, real fossils, models and interactives. Photo by Kate Pentecost. Courtesy of ANMM.

Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Ocean Predators

20 November 2020 - 3 May 2021

An exhibition bringing together real fossils from millions of years ago, gigantic replicas and interactive experiences for all ages. Tickets available from the Queensland Museum website.

The Sound Society South Bank - various locations, South Bank Parklands

Friday and Saturday afternoons until 28 November

Relax with free live music from up and coming artists, surrounded by panoramic parkland views every Friday and Saturday at The Sound Society. For more information including times and locations, head to The Sound Society page.


Green Jam Unlocked – Melbourne Street Green at QPAC

Every Friday until 11 December 2020

First Nations artists from Queensland will headline free live music sessions at Green Jam Unlocked. Sit back and relax under the stars with drinks and eats available for purchase.

Humans - Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

18 – 22 November

See award-winning contemporary circus ensemble Circa this November at QPAC. A team of highly skilled acrobats will take you on a journey of what it means to be human and of how our bodies, connections and aspirations all form part of who we are. Head to the QPAC event page to book.

Cut Copy: Brisbane music posters 1977–87 – State Library of Queensland

Until 19 May 2021

Delve into Brisbane’s alternative music in the 70s and 80s and the design work that took it to the streets – featuring artists such as The Go-Betweens, The Leftovers, Razar and The Riptides. Book now on the SLQ website.


Bandit 9 2016. Collection: Bobby Haas and Haas Moto Museum. © Haas Moto Galleries LLC. Photograph: Grant Schwingle

The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire - Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

20 November 2020 - 26 April 2021

A world-exclusive exhibition featuring more than 100 innovative and influential motorcycles from 1860s to present day, showcasing the art, design and history of one of the most iconic objects of the last 150 years. To buy tickets head to the event web page.


Gordon Bennett Australia 1955-2014 Notes to Basquiat (Jackson Pollock and His Other) 2001 Synthetic polymer paint on linen / 2 panels: 152 x 152 cm each, 152 x 304 cm (overall)© The Estate of Gordon Bennett Private Collection, Adelaide

Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett - Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

7 November – 21 March 2021

An exhibition showcasing almost 200 artworks, featuring Gordon Bennett’s most important and admired works, including many works which have rarely if ever been exhibited. Entry to the exhibition is free.