When the weather gets stinking hot and the jacarandas are in full bloom, we know that the silly season is ramping up which equals rad events all over the shop. From getting fancy at Polo In the City, to shopping for cacti and succulents to reminiscing at The O.C. Party of the year, here are some of the most awesome things to do in Brisbane this November.
#1 Melbourne Cup
A day when drinking, gambling, fashion and skiving off work all come together in one package, it’s no wonder we love the Melbourne Cup. Slated for the first Tuesday of the month, the race that stops a nation falls on November 1 this year. Let’s start the month with a bang!
When: November 1
Where: Check out Brisbane’s best Melbourne Cup parties here.
#2 Succulent and Cacti Extravaganza
Indoor plant lovers take note, the Succulent and Cacti Extravaganza is the sale of your dreams. Bringing the most rare and colourful plant swag to one spot, you won’t want to miss this chance to decorate your whole house/office/bathroom.
When: November 12
Where: Swift’s Sports Club Ipswich
#3 Recreate Twilight Markets
A huge fashion parade is hitting King George Square! The Recreate Twilight Market and Paper Fashion Show will be hitting the city to celebrate National Recycling Week. A bevy of awesome food trucks will be on hand to keep your tummy satisfied, while you watch the inspiring fashion.
When: November 4, 4-9pm
Where: King George Square
#4 BBC British Film Festival
The Brits know how to do a good cup of tea and also a great crime drama, but the BBC British Film Festival proves they also know how to nail some damn interesting movies. High on the hit list is new release The Light Between Oceans featuring real life couple Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender.
When: Now to November 16
Where: Palace Cinemas
#5 Finders Keepers Markets
Thank god the Finders Keepers Markets only happens once a year: the awesomely curated art and design stalls will make you want all the homewares!
When: November 5 – November 6, 9am to 4pm
Where: The Old Museum
#6 Polo In The City
Make the royals and head straight for the polo, darling. A great chance to dress up and watch the sport of kings with champagne in hand, we’re relieved actual knowledge of the actual sport is not necessary.
When: 19 November
Where: Dorrington Park
#7 The End Of The Line Festival
We love a street festival as much as anyone and the awesome annual End Of The Line street celebration is one of the best. Showcasing the best of the Gabba’s delicious food and music scene, entry is free making it a no-brainer.
When: 5 November, 10am-11pm
Where: Logan Rd cul-de-sac, Woolloongabba
#8 Etsy Made Local Markets
Etsy is jumping from the online world to the real world with the Etsy Made Local Markets on November 19! With only a month to go until Christmas, it’s the perfect place the sting out of Christmas shopping and get all your buying done at once.
When: November 19, 10am-4pm
Where: Brisbane Showground
#9 Brisbane Bullets v Sydney Kings
You see Beyonce and Jay Z sitting pretty front row at basketball games, so why not do the same and get courtside at a Brisbane Bullets game? Basketball is high energy, the players are awesome, and word has it that the Bullets are a title chance this year. Winners.
When: November 10
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
#10 The O.C. Party
If you considered Seth, Ryan, Marisa and Summer your imaginary besties during high school (and wished that Sandy and Kirsten were your real parents), then you best get yourself to Woolly Mammoth for the OC-themed party of the year! It’s the perfect opportunity to don early 2000s fashion and listen to iconic tunes from the OC all night long.
When: November 4, 8pm
Where: Woolly Mammoth
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