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11 Awesome Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend

By Alice Lane
26th May 2016

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From eating all the cheese for charity, to the Backyard Film Festival, to giving your mind and body a workout at the Wanderlust triathlon, there's so many awesome things to do in Brisbane this weekend!

Thursday 26th May

Oxfam Wine & Cheese Night

Start your weekend early this Thursday night at Grape Therapy, one of the Valley’s best kept secrets! A fabulous wine and cheese night awaits to raise funds for Oxfam. This will be a night of fine wine and matched farmhouse cheese & cold cut artisan meats; yes please!

When: Thursday 26th May, 6:30pm
Where: Grape Therapy, Fortitude Valley
Tickets: Buy yours here

Frontier Imaginaries

Get cultured this weekend and check out the The Institute of Modern Art and QUT Art Museum exhibition Frontier Imaginaries, showcasing local and international artists.

When: 14th May – 9 July 2016
Where: Institute of Modern Art and QUT Art Museum

Friday 27th May

Brisbane Backyard Film Festival

Brisbane's most unique film networking and screening event is back for 2016. Gather under the stars to enjoy a night of local short films, music videos and trailers with delicious dinner and snacks available from some of Brissy's best food trucks. BYO drinks, beanbags, chairs and friends and enjoy some local cinema with a cold beer this Friday evening.

When: Friday 27th May, 7pm-10:30pm
Where: Pullenvale Rd, Pullenvale
Tickets: Buy yours here

Saturday 28th May


Soothe your mind, body and soul this Saturday morning with the world’s only mindful triathlon, Wanderlust. Join this vibrant community as you take on 5K your own way, 75 minutes of yoga and 30 minutes of guided meditation. Once you’ve run, bend and sat around Southbank, you can chill out in the ‘Mindful Market,’ jam-packed with local crafts and organic treats!

When: Saturday 28th May, 8:30am-4pm
Where: Southbank Parklands
Tickets: Buy yours here

Big Pineapple Music Festival

This Saturday is the Sunshine Coast’s 4th annual, Big Pineapple Music Festival so jump in the car and head north for a festival vibe like no other! There will be 3 stage areas, free carnival rides all day and a killer line-up; Rufus, You Am I, Hermitude, yep, you get the drill. Get your tickets stat.

When: Saturday 28th May, 11am
Where: Big Pineapple, Sunshine Coast
Tickets: Buy yours here

James Boag's Premium Doomben 10,000

The biggest racing event of the season is rolling into town this weekend. The James Boag Doomben 10000 is often touted as one of the country's most 'thrilling races' so you know it's gonna be good. There's a black type program on for this race too, so you know it's gonna be good! Expect all of the drinks, food and festivities of the races too. 

When: Saturday 28th May

Where: Doomben Race Course

Tickets: Get yours here

Sunday 29th May

Green Heart Fair

Brisbane’s biggest community sustainability event is back this Sunday with a bang. For the foodies, there will be cooking demo’s with MKR celebrity chefs as well as Brisbane’s best artisans showcasing their creations thanks to BrisStyle Markets plus live music and free native plants to take home! Win-win.

When: Sunday 29th May, 9am-2pm
Where: 7th Brigade Park, Chermside

Metre Market Round 3

Brissy’s newest boutique market, Metre Market is back for Round 3, showcasing fashion, music, food and art with a bloody good vibe. Check out the local up-and-coming designers and artists or trawl through the pre-loved fashion inside to grab a bargain!

When: Sunday 29th May, 9am-2pm
Where: Morningside School of Arts, Wynnum Road

Stones Corner Festival

Food trucks, live music and craft beer, Stones Corner Festival, you have us sold already! Check out all that Stones Corner has to offer from 12-8pm this Sunday.

When: Sunday, 29th May, 12 - 8pm
Where: Corner of Logan Road and Old Cleveland Road

Italian Food And Wine Festival

Experience the tastes, sights and sounds of Italy at Brisbane’s Italian Food and Wine Festival this Sunday. Situated in the beautiful New Farm Park, you’ll be able to enjoy wood fired pizza, pasta, delicious gelato and plenty of Italian wines. A nap in the park might be in order to help pass the food coma that results!

When: Sunday 29th May 2016, 11am-6pm
Where: New Farm Park

Game of Rhones

Much like the TV show of a similar name, the popular wine event Game of Rhones is back in a big way! With over 40 of the best producers from Australia and New Zealand, there will be over 100 wines on tasting and an even bigger offering of hearty fare to cure your hunger pains. Sounds like a pretty epic afternoon out!

When: Sunday 29th May 1-6pm
Where: Lightspace, Fortitude Valley
Tickets: Buy yours here 

Don’t Miss Out

The Sunnybank $2 Food Trail | Saturday 18th June

Foodies of Brisbane, rejoice! The Sunnybank $2 Food Trail Winter Edition is set to return on Saturday June 18th boasting its biggest authentic Asian culinary offering to date.

Grab some gold coins and get ready to take your taste buds on a self-guided foodie adventure – exploring and sampling a huge array of delicious $2 mini-dishes on offer from over 40 local restaurants and vendors that you’ve come to know and love! 

Food Therapy | Thursday 9th June

Food Therapy will be an evening of incredible flavours and philanthropy, featuring six courses designed and cooked by Brisbane’s leading Head Chefs Ben Williamson of Gerard’s Bistro, Jake Nicolson of Blackbird and Matt Wood of Stokehouse Q. Enjoy this indulgent meal over looking the beautiful Brisbane and have fun with raffles, auctions and games throughout the evening. This not to be missed event is proudly raising funds to support the work of Beyond Blue.

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Image credit: Gabrielle Stjerqvist

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