Things To Do

10 Free Things To Do In Brisbane This July

By Erin Curtain
29th Jun 2019

We have officially hit the midpoint of the year, which means we only have six more months until we enter a new decade. Eek. If you’re looking to save a little extra cash before we hit 2020 but don’t want your social life to suffer, we have you covered.

Here are the best free events you need to check out this July.

Livewired Comedy

Brisbane Powerhouse is bringing back their free comedy sessions to make your Sunday arvos a whole lot funnier. Forget about winding down for the work week, instead hit up Livewired comedy to witness the best up-and-coming comics Brisbane has to offer, plus some spontaneous guest appearances.

When: 5pm Sundays from 14 July
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
For more information, click here

Little Big Bingo 

Little Big House's weekly Wednesday night bingo nights are not your average senior citizens affair – they're loud, wild and best shared with mates. Best of all, entry is totally free, with no need to book – just rock up to Little Big House from 6pm on Wednesday and take some spare change along with you for $1 wings. BINGO. 

When: Every Wednesday from 6pm
Where: Little Big House, South Brisbane 
For more information, click here


Desperate to sing ballads by iconic female artists at the top of your lungs? Femioke has now provided you with a safe and free space to do so. Choose your empowering anthem or reclaim a less than feminist classic while you’re cheered on by a crowd of supportive and accepting karaoke enthusiasts like yourself. 

When: 7pm, Thursday 4 July
Where: Institute of Modern Art, Fortitude Valley
For more information, click here.

Australian Geographic Stargazing Nights

To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Australian Geographic is encouraging us all to look skyward at their Stargazing Nights. In Brisbane they’re being held at Westfield Carindale from 530pm to 830pm and Westfield Garden City from 6pm to 9pm, and you’ll learn all about space photography and telescopes as the team guides your eyes across the galaxy. 

When: Thursday 11 July
Where: Westfield Carindale and Westfield Garden City
For more information, click here

The QUBE Effect Awards

If you want to hear the most talented up and comers from the Brisbane music scene, there is no better place to get your dose of fresh music than the QUBE Effect Awards. This award ceremony is free to the public and celebrates new contemporary musical talent, showcasing twenty-four finalists. Stop by to discover the local musicians of tomorrow.

When: 4:30pm, Thursday 11 July
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
For more information, click here.

State of Origin At The Triffid

The third game of this legendary battle of the states is coming up fast and, being the decider, it’s bound to be a good one. Make the most of the high stakes and support your home state at The Triffid where they will be providing live entertainment for free before and after the game. There will also, of course, be massive screens throughout the venue so that you don’t miss a moment of the action.

When: 7pm, Wednesday 10 July
Where: The Triffid, Newstead
For more information, click here.

Weekly Trivia

Have after work drinks started to burn a hole in your pocket? Instead of drowning your work week sorrows in beer, why not busy your mind for free instead? Man vs Bear are Brisbane’s legendary trivia masters, serving up local competitions from Monday to Thursday. Stop by with a stellar team any week for your chance to win some awesome prizes and prove yourself as trivia champs.

When: Mondays - Thursdays
Where: Various Locations
For more information, click here.

Drunk AF

On the first Thursday of the month, Jungle Bar is encouraging you to show up and share. Throughout the night, Brisbanites will step up to tell their stories about their wildest nights out, in, or anywhere. Register your free seat to come and listen to best and worst that can happen on a night out.

When: 7pm, Thursday 4 July
Where: Jungle Bar, West End
For more information, click here.

Zero Waste Workshop

Give back to yourself and the planet this month by participating in Plastic Free July with this Zero Waste Workshop. The session will take you through some handy tips and tricks to help reduce plastic in your lifestyle. You’ll also learn how to make some wholesome and sustainable DIY skincare and cleaning products.

When: 6pm, Tuesday 2 July
Where: Biome Eco Store, Paddington
For more information, click here.

World Press Photo Exhibition

What free event is better than a powerful exhibit to stroll through? The World Press Photo Exhibition is back in Brisbane for 2019, showcasing the best in press photography over the last year. The exhibit is completely free to view, visually telling the story of a year’s worth of news from all around the world.

When: 12 July – 4 August
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
For more information, click here.

Got some spare cash to splash around? Take your gold coins along to this epic food and wine festival taking over South Bank in July

Image credit: Bénédicte Kurzen and Sanne de Wilde, Noor, courtesy of World Press Photo Contest

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