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These Are The Best Free Things To Do This February In Brisbane

By Erin Curtain - 04 Feb 2019

So, you’ve blown your social budget on fitness fads and January sales and have now resigned yourself to spending the rest of 2019 staying in and watching Nteflix on a Saturday night. Well step away from the series binge because we’re here to save your social life.

Check out this awesome list of totally free things to do in Brisbane this February. 

Movies Under the Stars

One of the best free things to do is chill out with mates and put on a classic movie, and now there is an even better way to do it. Every Friday in February there will be a movie screened at Gasworks and it is totally free to come and enjoy. Each night will be a different film spanning from action to romance, and you will be surrounded by some of Brisbane’s best eats to top off the night.

When: 7:30pm, Every Friday 1 – 28 February
Where: The Gasometer
For more information, click here.

Trivia Night Thursdays

Trivia nights are always up there on the list of free events in our books because not only are they free, but you could actually earn a little extra cash if you bring your A game. For your basic weekly trivia night with a decent prize you can’t go past Trivia Night Thursdays at Victoria Park Bistro.

When: 7pm, Thursday nights
Where: Victoria Park Bistro
For more information, click here.

Shrek Trivia Night

For those partial to a themed trivia night, preferably about iconic early-naughties ogres, February is your lucky month. Man vs Bear Trivia will be hosting another of their legendary Shrek trivia nights after the first was a sell-out success. Make sure you book a spot fast because demand is high for this one.

When: 6:30pm, Wednesday 6 February
Where: Black Bear Lodge
For more information, click here.

Pop Choir

Ever thought of joining a choir? Take the first step by trying it out at the first rehearsal of Brisbane’s Pop Choir. The rehearsal is free to attend to see if it’s your jam, so whether you are seriously thinking of joining or just want to come along to test out your harmonising skills this one is worth taking a look.

When: 6:30pm – 8:45pm, Thursday 7 February
Where: Kulripa Hall, West End
For more information, click here.

Lunar New Year at Chinatown Mall

Welcome the Year of the Pig at Chinatown Mall this February 9th. The festivities will start at 4pm with a Long Sleeve dance followed by five hours of ceremonies, dances, performances, fire shows, and more, ending with the Dragan Dance to top off the night, all of which is 100% free to come and enjoy.

When: 4pm – 9pm, Saturday 9 February
Where: Chinatown Mall
For more information, click here.

The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl

While the beer is not free, the entry is for this year’s Mountain Goat Valley Crawl. While obviously the idea is to attend with a beer in hand you can definitely get by without spending a penny as you roam from venue to venue catching 51 live acts total in this massive night of quality tunes.

When: 5pm - late, Saturday 16 February
Where: Fortitude Valley
For more information, click here.

Technicolour Chinese New Year Night Market

Another free event to celebrate the Chinese New Year is the Technicolour Market at Musgrave Park. There will a lion dance performance, traditional craft workshops, carnival games, Chinese lantern games, and more. There will even be free tastings of Yee Sang so you won’t even have to buy dinner.

When: 4pm – 9pm, Saturday 16 February
Where: 23 Foster St, Newmarket
For more information, click here.

BrisAsia Festival Summer Party

To celebrate Asian pop-culture, make your way to the biggest party of the BrisAsia Festival, their Summer Party. The event will be the perfect spot to express any love of Asian pop-culture you have, with cosplay encouraged and plenty of activities including an eating competition, Dance crews, and more.

When: 3pm – 9pm, Saturday 16 February
Where: Musgrave Park
For more information, click here.

Chillin’ in the Hills Twilight Market

If you live on the north side and have been fiending for a good night market to browse through, your wish has been answered this month. Chillin’ in the Hills is free to enter and will have plenty of stalls, food, a bar, arts and crafts, and some live and free tunes to set the perfect twilight market mood.

When: 5pm – 9pm, Friday 22 February
Where: James Drysdale Reserve
For more information, click here.

BrisAsia Festival Markets

Our last free event taking place on the last Saturday of February is the BrisAsia Festival Markets. This one is all about Asian inspired arts and handicrafts, showcasing Asian culture through stalls, stage performances, workshops, fashion shows, and more.

When: 12pm6pm, Saturday 23 February
Where: Ron Hurley Theatre, Seven Hills
For more information, click here.

Image credit: Baby QB via Unsplash

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