Things To Do

11 Free Things To Do In Brisbane This June

By Erin Curtain - 29 May 2019

We all love to save a bit of cash, but that’s easier said than done (if you also want to hold on to your friends and your sanity). Here's the good news: there’s a way we can have it all this month. We've rounded up the best free events in Brisbane during June. 

Leave the wallet at home. Here's everything worth doing for free in Brisbane. 

Winter Beach Party

Winter is officially here, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy our beaches. Hamilton Reach’s Winter Beach Party will kick off on 1 June. Get ready to welcome in the winter vibes with a day on the sand. This event has some awesome free activities, from masterclasses and beach games to live music and water sports.

When: 11am – 3pm, Saturday 1 June
Where: Hamilton Reach
For more info, click here

Free Cycling Tour

If you own a bike and a helmet and want to see another side of Brisbane, meet at The Wheel of Brisbane on the first day of the month. From there you'll be led on a totally free tour of Brisbane’s best Saturday hotspots. Start with a leisurely ride through Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, then through the West End Markets, and end up back by the river.

When: 9am – 12pm, Saturday 1 June
Starting Location: The Wheel of Brisbane
For more info, click here

Fashion Rummage

On the last Saturday of every month, we can always count on X Cargo to give us a budget-friendly option to change up our style. Bring along your pre-loved clothes that are in good nick (but have lost their personal sparkle) and pick up some new flair for free. This is the perfect way to revamp your wardrobe without spending a cent or contributing to fast fashion.

When: 10am, Saturday 22 June
Where: X Cargo
For more info, click here

Weekly Open Mic Night

Every Sunday night, there's an open mic night at the Stones Corner Hotel, attracting amateur comics from all around Brisbane. They're completely free for both the audience and the talent. Whether you want to try your hand at stand-up or just want to enjoy a night of laughs (and the occasional cringey performance), head on in.

When: 6:30pm, Every Sunday
Where: Stones Corner Hotel
For more info, click here


While glitter bombed raves are always fun, sometimes it’s nice to celebrate the queer community in a more relaxed setting. Limes Hotel will be opening their rooftop on the first Sunday of the month to one and all in the LGBTQ+ community. It's a 100% free hangout sesh. 

When: 2pm – 8pm, Sunday 2 June
Where: Limes Hotel Rooftop
For more info, click here

City Sounds

City Sounds always has our back. It's the biggest free music program in Australia, organising pop-up performances in public spots all around the city. Check out their schedule to see who's performing this month and plan out your next free concert.

When: Various Times
Where: Various Locations
For more info, click here

Margaret Olley Exhibition

A new exhibition is opening at QAGOMA this June, and it's free to the public. Spend a weekend this month admiring the work of Australian artist Margaret Olley in A Generous Life. The exhibition will shed light on her life and legacy through her magnificent works of art. Can you say, cheap classy date? 

When: 15 June – 13 October
For more info, click here

New ‘Bark’ Et

Have a dog you want to treat on a budget? Head to Newmarket Village for a doggy festival on the second Saturday of June. Register your furry friend for the parade, check out the doggo stalls and paparazzi booth, and catch informative and entertaining talks by puppy experts. It's free, and there'll be puppies everywhere. They call that a win. 

When: 11am – 5pm, Saturday 8 June
Where: Newmarket Village
For more info, click here

World Travel Expo

Saving your pennies for your next big adventure? Then we have the perfect ‘free’ event for you. While entry is totally free for this travel expo, we can’t guarantee that you won’t book your next dream vay-cay on the spot. If you can hold back from buying, you'll find plenty of info for your upcoming travels. You can even win a USA holiday by scanning your free ticket.

When: 9am – 4pm, Sunday 9 June
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
For more info, click here

Weekly Trivia

There is no better free event than a trivia night. Not only do you get to spend some time with your friends, testing your communal wits, but you also get the opportunity to win some pretty great prizes. Quiz Meisters are an Australia-wide institution at this point. They run multiple trivia nights in Brisbane locations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Check the link for all the info. 

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Where: Various locations around Brisbane
For more info, click here

Free Yoga

Did you know that you could be partaking in free yoga classes every Saturday morning? Just register for your spot and show up at Eden Lane with your mat for an invigorating start to your weekends. No money required. You also get a $5 voucher to Kiss The Berry Woolloongabba. Score!

When: 7am, Saturdays
Where: Eden Lane
For more info, click here

Got a few pennies saved? Check out Brisbane's huge indoor plant warehouse sale.

Image credit: Jamie McGlinchey

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