How will you start your new year? A lot of people spend the start of the year relaxing and participating in activities before heading back to work or school.

If you’re looking for something to do in your local area in January, why not check out these events happening in Brisbane, Logan, Moreton Bay and Redlands, which are mostly suitable for the whole family!

Below are a list of events that may be close to your neighbourhood- click on the links to read more about the events:


Triathlon Pink- Chandler

Triathlon Pink is on 18 January and is an all-female triathlon series with a fantastic, fun day of personal achievement. The Triathlon Pink goals include challenge, participation and fun as well as raising funds for charities who provide breast cancer support, education, research and advocacy.

Lifeline Bookfest- South Brisbane

The Lifeline Bookfest in Brisbane is fast approaching and will be held in on 18 to 27 January. The Lifeline Bookfest is divided into sections- High Quality, Prices as Marked, $1 Section and $2.50 Section.

Aquathlon Race SeriesCarina

This is the third event in the series. The event will consist of a run, followed by a swim, and then another run to finish the race and will be conducted within the Clem Jones Centre complex on 25 January.

Fluid FestivalBrisbane CBD

Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside will celebrate Australia Day on 25 January by hosting their annual Fluid Festival, partnering with Australia’s Beer Lovers Guide and Australian Cider Guide, they will have around 50 of Australia’s top beers and ciders on rotation throughout the day.

Cheer-leading workshopDeagon

Come along and learn more about this active sport at the Cheer-leading workshop at Sandgate PCYC! You’ll learn all of the components of cheerleading, including tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers and stunting on 6 January.


McDonald’s School Holiday Program- Cornubia

The McDonald’s School Holiday Sports Program features a range of indoor and outdoor sports and activities suitable for ages 6 to 12 years.

Circus WorkshopEagleby

Learn skills including aerials, mini tramps and balance activities from qualified circus trainers for free on 13 January at Eagleby Youth Space.

StreetWise Skate Lesson - Crestmead

Learn to skate and improve your technique with professional coaches at the KRANK StreetWise Skate Lesson on 13 January.

Dynamic Watercolours Workshop - Browns Plains

Learn how to create dynamic watercolours with a difference at this watercolours workshop in the variety of Logan West 2014 Artfest Masterclasses on offer this year. The watercolours class is on 25 to 26 January.

Hebel Carving 3DHillcrest

Choose a blank block of Hebel and learn how to convert it in to a 3D Masterpiece using simple tools. Take completed art home when you’re done on 24 January.


Music By The Sea- Deception Bay (Moreton Bay)

In its 12th year, you’ll enjoy the Music by the Sea festival annual event’s world class performers from 10 to 12 January.

Aussie Beach Party - Bribie Island

The whole family will enjoy the range of activities, entertainment, rides, workshops, live music, food and markets. Bring your own picnic rug and umbrella and stay for the day! The event concludes with a spectacular fireworks display.

Egyptian family fun – Caboolture

Join the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology from the 6 to 24 of January for the school holidays Egyptian holiday fun program – Kids Dig it.

Introduction to KiteboardingClontarf

This summer, every Saturday, Kitepower Australia is running FREE introduction to Kiteboarding lessons.

Outrigger Canoeing for Beginners - Scarborough

This January get on the water and pick up Outrigger Canoeing in beginner classes on Sundays with the Moreton Bay Boat Club.


 IndigiScapes School Holiday Program- Cleveland

Calling all creative kids! Here’s an environmentally-based holiday program for children of all ages at the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre from 20 to 24 January.

CSIRO science show for kids- Cleveland

The CSIRO are conducting a show of live experiments and will answer all your scientific questions at the Cleveland library on 16 January.

Grass Roots Charity Bull Ride- Redland Bay

The Redland Bay Hotel is a very proud supporter of the Grass Roots Charity Bull Ride on the 25 January, which will have heaps of entertainment for the whole family and it’s all for a great cause!

Summer story time for kids- Victoria Point

Storytime can be magical for kids, why not join in on the summer storytime session at the Victoria Point library on 21 January?

Will you be making the most of January and the start of summer by attending some of these events?