Events In And Around Forest Lake

Experience great live Science shows, or perhaps a musical night with talented students? Don’t miss out on an icon playing in August in the suburb! Here are some of the events that you can look forward to in and around Forest Lake!

26 July

St John’s Anglican College 25th Year Community Concert

Celebrate the St John’s Anglican College’s 25th year anniversary starting at 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event will be headlined by James Morrison. Other entertainers will be the school’s performing arts students.

There will be a bar with some food available on-site.

Tickets are now available. You can get it here.

Address: College Ave, Forest Lake QLD 4078, Australia

8 August

Signature Music Night – Heroes

Presented by the Forest Lake State High School (FLSHS), enjoy a musical night starting at 6:30 p.m. at the FLSHS Hall. There will be a concert band, jazz band, drumline, and string orchestra.

Entrance is free.

Address: High St, Forest Lake QLD 4078, Australia

11 August

Brisbane Science Festival 2018

Street Science and other Queensland Science communicators, educators and research institutes will be present during this big National Science Week event. There will be a lot of activities as well as live Science performances.

This event will have two sessions within the day.

First session – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Second session – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Each session will feature these hands-on exhibits:

  • Forces, Fuels & Flight
  • Chemistry Chaos!
  • EXTREME Liquid Nitrogen
  • D.I.Y. Science
  • Street Science Mega Show

Kindly note that free general admission ticket allocations are no longer available. You can get your VIP tickets here instead.

Address: South Bank Piazza, 410 Stanley Street, South Brisbane

What’s On in Forest Lake This Week?

Find out what’s happening in Forest Lake this week.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 (6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.)

Origin 3: The Decider

Forest Lake Hotel
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Colour yourself maroon and enjoy a $40 drinks package. The offer is inclusive of half a kilo of wings, three hours of beers and wine, waitresses in bikinis, raffles, and a QLD jersey giveaway.

Venue: Forest Lake Hotel

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 (9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)


Forest Lake
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Join a fitness class for a full body workout. It’s fun, groovy, easy, and highly effective for everyone of all ages!

Venue: The Lake Parklands

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Friday, 14 July 2017 (7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.)

Business Booster Breakfast – Increase Sales, Revenue and Profit

Forest Lake
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Connect with corporate movers and shakers to expand or boost “yourself, your business or your organisation.” This business breakfast aims to help you see an improvement from your business tax return this financial year.

Venue: The Salvation Army

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Friday, 14 July 2017 (6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Forest Lake Community Choir

Forest Lake Community Choir
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Everyone is welcome for some cool, clean, musical, and fun Friday night. Sing, make new friends and enjoy music together!

Venue: Forest Lake Community House

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Saturday, 15 July 2017 (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Aveo Durack Aged Care Grand Opening

Aveo Durack Retirement Village & Aged Care Home
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The new Aveo Durack retirement community home has been opened. They’re inviting everyone in for an afternoon of delicious food, wine, cheese, and other special treats. Don’t forget to bring along your families and friends!

Venue: Aveo Durack Retirement Village & Aged Care Home

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Free “Chill Out” Events To Check Out @ Forest Lake During the Winter Holiday Break

Got any plans yet for the upcoming school holiday? For residents of Forest Lake and nearby areas, the Brisbane City Council (BCC) has come up with a  “Chill Out” program. This is a set of FREE recreation activities for young people aged 10 to 17-years-old, that will have them spending time in the cool, great outdoors. Here is a rundown of activities for two full days of fun, fun, fun!

Fitness Bootcamp

Brisbane City Council Chill Out
An active and healthy lifestyle should start at a young age. Photo Credit: Featured image from

For the active youth and those aspiring to be active, prepare those rubberized mats and get sweaty during the “Fitness Bootcamp” on 26 June (Monday) at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The “high and low intensity interval training” is guaranteed to kick-start your energy and keep you pumped throughout the day.

Attendees will also get to do “bootcamp type” activities in this hour-long fitness session. Surely, this is one “Chill Out” event that encourages an active lifestyle among today’s “millennial” (and quite digital) generation of young people.

Bookings are essential in this free school holiday bootcamp. To confirm your attendance, contact 0487 070 174 and look for Nadia, the organiser. Bootcampers are to meet up on the oval by the Settler’s Circuit entrance. Fitness and well-being activities will be held in the Forest Lake Sports Fields, which is located at 310 Forest Lake Boulevard. The BCC strongly advises young people to wear proper exercise clothes and shoes, put on sun protection, and bring water bottles.

Fish Wise™ Recreational Fishing Instruction

Brisbane City Council Chill Out
Let your kids learn how to fish wisely with Fish Wise™. Photo Credit: Featured Image from

For kids and teens who literally want to “Chill Out” with a more laid-back activity, head over this 2 July to 55 The Esplanade at Forest Lake for a worthwhile activity under the sun. Join the “Fish Wise™ Recreational Fishing Instruction” workshop where they will teach you how to fish responsibly and sustainably. Aspiring anglers will learn the art of knot tying, bait presentation, and rod casting.

There are many native fishes in the water but locals need not worry as the targets for this fishing session will be pest species. This way, young ones will also learn the importance of keeping the waters clean for beloved native species of fish.

The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. As bookings are essential, contact Sam, the facilitator, to confirm your place on 0403 713 820. You may also email him at Attendees will meet near the playground of the stated address.

BCC recommends wearing “shoes and clothes that can get wet or muddy.” Putting on sunglasses and sun protection is also highly advised.  And of course, don’t forget to bring your own trusty water bottle.

Brisbane City Council Chill Out
Rock Climbing — just one of the few BCC-sponsored “Chill Out” activities for youths. Photo Credit: Brisbane City Council/Facebook

BCC’s “Chill Out” is one of the most appreciated youth programs in Brisbane. Events vary from free to low-cost recreation workshops. Activities also vary to fit the needs and interests of the local youth. These include water sports, rock climbing, skateboarding, circus skills, as well as music and dance. For bookings, cancellations or general inquiries, simply contact the organiser for the specific event.

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