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This calendar includes scheduled lights ups of Council assets including Story Bridge, Reddacliff Place sculptures, Victoria Bridge, Brisbane City Hall, King George Square, William Jolly Bridge and Tropical Dome at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.

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India's Independence Day

Brisbane City Hall will be lit Orange, White and Green to celebrate India’s Independence Day. Celebrating the peace, freedom, resilience and unity in diversity of the Indian people to mark their National Day, and the significance of 71 years of independence. This Light Up is organised by GOPIO Queensland. Venue: Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City. Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

India’s Independence Day

The Victoria Bridge will be lit Orange, White and Green to celebrate India’s Independence Day. Celebrating the peace, freedom, resilience and unity in diversity of the Indian people to mark their National Day, and the significance of 71 years of independence. This Light Up is organised by GOPIO Queensland. Venue: Victoria Bridge, Brisbane City. Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

India’s Independence Day

The Story Bridge will be lit Orange, White and Green to celebrate India’s Independence Day. Celebrating the peace, freedom, resilience and unity in diversity of the Indian people to mark their National Day, and the significance of 71 years of independence. This Light Up is organised by GOPIO Queensland. Venue: Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point. Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

India’s Independence Day

The Story Bridge will be lit Orange, White and Green to celebrate India’s Independence Day. Celebrating the peace, freedom, resilience and unity in diversity of the Indian people to mark their National Day, and the significance of 71 years of independence. This Light Up is organised by GOPIO Queensland. Venue: Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point. Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Royal Queensland Show – Ekka

The Victoria Bridge will be lit Green to celebrate the Royal Queensland Show – Ekka The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) celebrates and champions the essential role agriculture plays in the lives of Queenslanders. It has provided a vibrant show destination with leading educational and event facilities and activities that capture the hearts and minds of all Queenslanders, from the country to the city, for more than 140 years. It is Queensland’s largest show, making traditions and memories passed down through generations and shouldn’t be missed. This Light Up is organised by The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA). Venue: Victoria Bridge, Brisbane City. Thursday, August 16, 2018 – Sunday, August 19, 2018.

Royal Queensland Show – Ekka

The Story Bridge will be lit Green to celebrate the Royal Queensland Show - Ekka. The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) celebrates and champions the essential role agriculture plays in the lives of Queenslanders. It has provided a vibrant show destination with leading educational and event facilities and activities that capture the hearts and minds of all Queenslanders, from the country to the city, for more than 140 years. It is Queensland’s largest show, making traditions and memories passed down through generations and shouldn’t be missed. This Light Up is organised by The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA). Venue: Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point. Thursday, August 16, 2018 – Sunday, August 19, 2018.

Senior's Week

Brisbane City Hall will be lit Pink, Purple and Maroon to celebrate Queensland Senior's Week.    This light up has been organised by Council of the Ageing. Venue: Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City. Sunday, August 19, 2018.

Senior’s Week

The Story Bridge will be lit Pink, Purple and Gold to support Senior’s Week. Queensland Seniors Week, 18-26 August 2018, provides the opportunity for older Queenslanders to explore programs and services, events and activities, connect with people of all ages and backgrounds, to celebrate the many contributions older people make in their communities. The aims are simple: improve community attitudes towards older people and ageing, facilitate community participation with folk from all backgrounds and enhance community connections and intergenerational relationships. This Light Up is organised by Council on the Aging Queensland. Venue: Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point. Monday, August 20, 2018 – Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

Daffodil Day

The Victoria Bridge will be lit Yellow to support Daffodil Day. Daffodil Day is a major national awareness day for Cancer Council in each state and territory and a significant fundraising event that supports our mission to create a cancer free future for all Queenslanders. Community members show their support by purchasing fresh daffodils, a pin to raise funds towards continuing our cancer research, prevention and support services. This Light Up is organised by: The Cancer Council Queensland. Venue: Victoria Bridge, Brisbane City. Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – Friday, August 24, 2018.

Daffodil Day

The Reddacliff Place sculptures will be lit Yellow to support Daffodil Day. Daffodil Day is a major national awareness day for Cancer Council in each state and territory and a significant fundraising event that supports our mission to create a cancer free future for all Queenslanders. Community members show their support by purchasing fresh daffodils, a pin to raise funds towards continuing our cancer research, prevention and support services. This Light Up is organised by The Cancer Council Queensland. Venue: Reddacliff Place, Brisbane City. Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – Sunday, August 26, 2018.

Daffodil Day

The Story Bridge will be lit Yellow to support Daffodil Day. Daffodil Day is a major national awareness day for Cancer Council in each state and territory and a significant fundraising event that supports our mission to create a cancer free future for all Queenslanders. Community members show their support by purchasing fresh daffodils, a pin to raise funds towards continuing our cancer research, prevention and support services. This Light Up is organised by: The Cancer Council Queensland. Venue: Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point. Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – Friday, August 24, 2018.

Daffodil Day

The Tropical Dome will be lit Yellow to support Daffodil Day. Daffodil Day is a major national awareness day for Cancer Council in each state and territory and a significant fundraising event that supports our mission to create a cancer free future for all Queenslanders. Community members show their support by purchasing fresh daffodils, a pin to raise funds towards continuing our cancer research, prevention and support services. This Light Up is organised by The Cancer Council Queensland. Venue: Tropical Display Dome, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – Sunday, August 26, 2018.

Daffodil Day

Brisbane City Hall will be lit Yellow to support Daffodil Day. Daffodil Day is a major national awareness day for Cancer Council in each state and territory and a significant fundraising event that supports our mission to create a cancer free future for all Queenslanders. Community members show their support by purchasing fresh daffodils, a pin to raise funds towards continuing our cancer research, prevention and support services. This Light Up is organised by The Cancer Council Queensland. Venue: Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City. Friday, August 24, 2018.

Australian South Sea Islanders National Day of Recognition

The Story Bridge will be lit Blue, Green, White and Yellow to support Australian South Sea Islanders National Day of Recognition. Saturday, 25th of August 2018 is the Australian South Sea Islander Day of National Recognition, as this is the day the Federal Government officially recognised Australian South Sea Islander (ASSI) as a distinct cultural group. The ASSI Community aims to recognise this culturally significant occasion's anniversary to increase recognition and raise awareness of our unique history and culture and to pay respect to our South Sea Islander Ancestors and Forbearers.   This Light Up is organised by Australian South Sea Islanders Community. Venue: Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point. Saturday, August 25, 2018.

Australian South Sea Islanders National Day of Recognition

The Victoria Bridge will be lit Blue, Green, White and Yellow to support Australian South Sea Islanders National Day of Recognition. Saturday, 25th of August 2018 is the Australian South Sea Islander Day of National Recognition, as this is the day the Federal Government officially recognised Australian South Sea Islander (ASSI) as a distinct cultural group. The ASSI Community aims to recognise this culturally significant occasion's anniversary to increase recognition and raise awareness of our unique history and culture and to pay respect to our South Sea Islander Ancestors and Forbearers.   This Light Up is organised by Australian South Sea Islanders Community. Venue: Victoria Bridge, Brisbane City. Saturday, August 25, 2018.

Bridge to Brisbane

The Story Bridge will be lit Blue and Yellow to celebrate Bridge to Brisbane. Brisbane’s biggest and best fun run is back on August 26 this year! Born in Brisbane, here for Brisbane, and loved by Brisbane, Bridge to Brisbane is one of the most iconic fitness events in our state’s calendar. The beauty of Bridge to Brisbane is that it brings together people from all walks of life for one fun-filled day of fitness, family and friends! Our race is a chance for the Queensland community to come together and celebrate being healthy and active, enjoying all that is great about the river city, and help raise funds for the selected charities. This Light Up is organised by Event Management Solutions Australia. Venue: Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point. Sunday, August 26, 2018.

Bridge to Brisbane

The Victoria Bridge will be lit Blue and Yellow to celebrate Bridge to Brisbane. Brisbane’s biggest and best fun run is back on August 26 this year! Born in Brisbane, here for Brisbane, and loved by Brisbane, Bridge to Brisbane is one of the most iconic fitness events in our state’s calendar. The beauty of Bridge to Brisbane is that it brings together people from all walks of life for one fun-filled day of fitness, family and friends! Our race is a chance for the Queensland community to come together and celebrate being healthy and active, enjoying all that is great about the river city, and help raise funds for the selected charities. This Light Up is organised by Event Management Solutions Australia. Venue: Victoria Bridge, Brisbane City. Sunday, August 26, 2018.

Queensland Road Safety Week

The Victoria Bridge will be lit Yellow to support Queensland Road Safety Week. Queensland Road Safety Week is run jointly by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and the Queensland Police Service (QPS). QPS and TMR work in partnership to deliver road safety outcomes for all Queenslanders. The event runs from 27-31 August and is all about on ‘Speaking up for road safety’. In 2016 there were 251 people killed as a result of crashes on Queensland roads. Despite this, road crashes are largely preventable. As a community, we all need to stop accepting death and serious injury as part of using our roads. This Queensland-only Road safety initiative focuses on local, grass-roots support for road safety. This Light Up is organised by Department of Transport and Main Roads. Venue: Victoria Bridge, Brisbane City. Monday, August 27, 2018.

Queensland Road Safety Week

The Story Bridge will be lit Yellow to support Queensland Road Safety Week. Queensland Road Safety Week is run jointly by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and the Queensland Police Service (QPS). QPS and TMR work in partnership to deliver road safety outcomes for all Queenslanders. The event runs from 27-31 August and is all about on ‘Speaking up for road safety’. In 2016 there were 251 people killed as a result of crashes on Queensland roads. Despite this, road crashes are largely preventable. As a community, we all need to stop accepting death and serious injury as part of using our roads. This Queensland-only Road safety initiative focuses on local, grass-roots support for road safety. This Light Up is organised by Department of Transport and Main Roads. Venue: Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point. Monday, August 27, 2018.

Queensland Road Safety Week

The Reddacliff Place sculptures will be lit Yellow to support Queensland Road Safety Week. Queensland Road Safety Week is run jointly by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and the Queensland Police Service (QPS). QPS and TMR work in partnership to deliver road safety outcomes for all Queenslanders. The event runs from 27-31 August and is all about on ‘Speaking up for road safety’. In 2016 there were 251 people killed as a result of crashes on Queensland roads. Despite this, road crashes are largely preventable. As a community, we all need to stop accepting death and serious injury as part of using our roads. This Queensland-only Road safety initiative focuses on local, grass-roots support for road safety. This Light Up is organised by Department of Transport and Main Roads. Venue: Reddacliff Place, Brisbane City. Monday, August 27, 2018 – Thursday, August 30, 2018.

Wear It Purple Day

The Victoria Bridge will be lit Purple to support Wear It Purple Day. Wear it Purple is a youth-led organisation that has a vision for young rainbow people (LGBTIQ) to not be disadvantages by their environments, and for their wellbeing to be equal with their peers. Our mission is to foster supportive, safe and accepting environments for rainbow young people. Wear it Purple Day is celebrated across Australia – bringing awareness, support and inclusion to all in the rainbow community. The day aims to prevent suicide by empowering the rainbow youth, by providing support and creating awareness in the community.   This Light Up is organised by Wear It Purple Incorporated. Venue: Victoria Bridge, Brisbane City. Friday, August 31, 2018.

Wear It Purple Day

The Story Bridge will be lit Purple to support Wear It Purple Day. Wear it Purple is a youth-led organisation that has a vision for young rainbow people (LGBTIQ) to not be disadvantages by their environments, and for their wellbeing to be equal with their peers. Our mission is to foster supportive, safe and accepting environments for rainbow young people. Wear it Purple Day is celebrated across Australia – bringing awareness, support and inclusion to all in the rainbow community. The day aims to prevent suicide by empowering the rainbow youth, by providing support and creating awareness in the community. This Light Up is organised by Wear It Purple Incorporated. Venue: Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point. Friday, August 31, 2018.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Campaign

Brisbane City Hall will be lit up gold for Glow Gold Childhood Cancer Awareness Campaign.  This light-up has been organised by the Glow Gold Childhood Cancer Awareness Campaign. Venue: Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City. Saturday, September 1, 2018.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Brisbane City Hall will be lit up blue for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  This light-up has been organised by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Venue: Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City. Sunday, September 2, 2018 – Thursday, September 6, 2018.

Bigsound Music Festival

Brisbane City Hall will be lit up Purple for the Bigsound Festival.  This light-up has been organised by Brisbane Marketing. Venue: Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City. Friday, September 7, 2018.

Brisbane Festival

Brisbane City Hall will be lit up pink for Brisbane Festival.  This light-up has been organised by Brisbane Festival. Venue: Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City. Saturday, September 8, 2018 – Saturday, September 29, 2018.

2018 Brisbane Open House

Brisbane City Hall will be lit up orange for 2018 Brisbane Open House.  This light-up has been organised by Brisbane Open House. Monday, October 8, 2018 – Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Surf Life Saving QLD

Brisbane City Hall will be lit up Red and Yellow for SOS Week.  This light-up has been organised by Surf Life Saving QLD. Venue: Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City. Monday, October 15, 2018 – Saturday, October 20, 2018.

World Teachers' Day

Brisbane City Hall will be lit up blue, green and purple for World Teachers' Day.  This light-up has been organised by Queensland College of Teachers. Venue: Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City. Friday, October 26, 2018.

Remembrance Day

Brisbane City Hall will be lit up red for Remembrance Day. This light-up has been organised by the Queensland Government. Venue: Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City. Sunday, November 11, 2018.

National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

Brisbane City Hall will be lit up orange for National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week.  This light-up has been organised by the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACFF). Venue: Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City. Monday, November 12, 2018.