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10 Seriously Awesome Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend!

By Rachel Lay - 24 Mar 2016

It may be Easter, but there’s still heaps of stuff on this weekend in Brisbane! Here our pick of the best things to do in old Brisbane town:

Friday 25th 

Blue Water Festival

The Shorncliffe Pier is officially re-opening! Celebrate the momentous occasion with food trucks, epic views of the Brisbane-Gladstone Yacht Race. The Thursday night will play host to fireworks, market stalls, and free entertainment.

When: March 24-25th
Where: Moora Park

Fig Tree Village Markets

Start your hard earned Friday off work with a jaunt at the markets to set you up for a long weekend of epic homemade eats. Yum! The produce on offer comes direct from the farmers, too, and there’s even chefs on site to feed you if you aren’t in the cooking mood.

Where: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
When:  Friday March 25

Rabbits Eat Lettuce

Rabbits Eat Lettuce Festival is rolling into Byron for it’s annual injection of peace, love and dance music. Pack your tents, your good vibes and get ready to enjoy a weekend of dance and epic Easter times. Oh, and doof music.

Where: Byron Bay Hinterland
When: From Friday 25th
Tickets: Buy yours here

Saturday 26th 

Easter Open Day at Farm Animal Rescue

Meet a whole heap of adorable animals that have been saved from some pretty rough situations. There’ll be a (vego, duh!) sausage sizzle and vegan ice cream on offer too. Make sure you wear enclosed shoes for the walking safari FYI.

Where: Dayboro Farm Animal Rescue
When: Saturday 26th March.
Tickets: A $5 donation is encouraged

Evening At Hogwarts

In case you missed our heads up, Brisbane is getting a Harry Potter market. Muggles are of course, welcome. Expect Pastle Pixie, Kareki Art, Bonnies Bathhouse, Enchanted Light and Ruby Kawaii to be in attendance. Get your supplies ready for your return to Hogwarts as you partake in a trivia competition and a cosplay competition.

When: Saturday 26th March
Where: BrisWest Centre Paddington from 1:30pm

Sunday 27th

Social Sundays At River Bar

Is there anything better than sitting back with an Aperol Spritz and admiring an epic view of our fair city? Answer: nope, of course not! That’s why we’re keen as mustard for Social Sundays at Riverbar – because they combine both! Join in on the fun from 2:00pm and enjoy their epic new menu.

When: Sunday 27th March
Where: River Bar

Don’t Miss Out

John Walter’s Movie Fest

Prepare yourself for a John Walter’s Movie Fest spread across the Fox Hotel and New Farm Cinemas to celebrate the cult film director’s 70th birthday. Has it really been 70 years? Yikes!

When: Saturday 16-17th April
Where: The Fox Hotel and New Farm Cinemas

Eaton’s Hill Rodeo

Get your cowboy boots on folks, everyone’s fave rodeo is back in town. Yehaw! You can enter too, if you have some epic bull riding skills make sure you get your entry in today – stat!

When: Saturday 2nd April
Where: Eaton’s Hill Rodeo
Tickets: Get yours here

The Cooly Classic

Swimmers prepare yourselves, the Cooly Classic is back again! This time with options for little tackers, and the more ‘social’ swimmers among us all. Make sure your reserve your spot ASAP.

When: April 2nd March
Where: Coollangatta

Prison Movie Nights At Boggo Road Goal

Ever fancied a movie night at a haunted jail? You aren’t alone! The Boggo Road Gaol will be putting on quite the spread with markets, a jail art show and ex-prisoner tours. Get set for classics such as The Great Escape, Brubaker, Millers Crossing and of course, Shawshank Redemption.

When: Friday 29 April
Where: Boggo Road Gaol 

Image credit: Daniel Tran

Looking for even more things to do in Brisbane this weekend? Check out our article What's Open In Brisbane This Easter Long Weekend!

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