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11 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend In Brisbane

By Cailin Sheppard - 28 Jul 2016

Things to do this weekend in Brisbane
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It’s only one day until the weekend, and gee whiz is there a lot to do this weekend in Brisbane. From chicken wings festivals, food and wine trials, night noodle markets and cheese dinners, you’ll be flat strap getting to them all!

Here’s our picks of what’s on in Brisbane this weekend:

Friday 29th July

National Chicken Wings Day 10c Wings | Bavarian Bier Café To Celebrate

Guys, the best day of the year has finally rolled around: it’s National Chicken Wing Day on Friday! To celebrate the legends over at Bavarian Bier Café want to devour 100,000 wings and they need your help. But, that’s not even the best part. The best part is they’re only 10 cents! Get your stretchy pants out people!

When: July 29th
Where: Bavarian Bier Café
For more info or to book a table, click here.

Regatta Fair | Regatta Hotel

The folks at the Regatta Hotel know how to party and so when they put their minds to a beer, wine and food fest, you know it’s going to be a good time. The annual RegattaFair is back with a full weekend set to celebrate the best things in life: food and alcohol. With food stalls providing happiness in the form of pizza, churros and pasta and drink stalls from a bounty of boutique beers and wine, RegattaFair should not be missed.

When: July 29th-31st
Where: Regatta Hotel
For more info click here.

The Cage | Eat Street Markets

Get down to Eat Street Markets this weekend in Brisbane for not only a feast, but to check out their newest entertainment: a performance cage! Eat Street’s finest acts have been grooving, fire eating and jamming in ‘The Cage’ for weeks now and it’s high time you went and saw what the fuss is about. How they manage to perform so well in that little space is beyond us but kudos man! You’ve got skills.

When: Every Friday and Saturday, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Eat Street Markets
For more info check out Eat Street's Facebook page.

Saturday 30th July

Brisbane Yoga Expo 2016

Get ready to align your chakras everybody, Brisbane Yoga Expo 2016 is on again! Participate in the workshops, pick up a new pair of yoga pants from one of the stalls or enjoy the live performances and masterclasses from Brisbane’s best yogies and teachers. You can also recover from those extra three breaths you spent in Warrior 3 with a healthy lunch and an organic chai to keep you going. 

When: July 30th-31st
Where: 86 Green Terrace, Windsor
Tickets: Get yours here .

Sunday 31st July

James Street Food and Wine Trail

For the first time ever, the James St precinct will be putting a part of their street into lock down mode for the pure pleasure that is their annual James Street Food and Wine Trail. Day 1 will bring OzHarvest and James St together for a charity gourmet sausage sizzle to end all sausage sizzles along with a BBQ Brunch by Pineapple Express café. Day 2 of the event will feature all of the James Street food fam with restaurant pop-up stalls and special menus along with live music and an ILVE Kitchen stage. A tip-top Sunday session if you ask us!

When: July 30th-31st
Where: James Street, Fortitude Valley
For more info and your full trail itinerary, click here.

Blessed are the Cheesemakers | Cloudland

Join Cheese Therapy as they celebrate cheese and all of the joy it brings at Cloudland with a tasting event for cheese lovers and cheesemakers alike. Live and breathe all things cheese for two hours, including a blue cheese masterclass and of course, wine (can you even have cheese without wine?).

When: July 31st
Where: Cloudland
Tickets: Get yours here.

Bush Does It Better | Spicers Hidden Vale

Get out of town and treat yourself to a night at Spicers Hidden Vale for their ‘Bush Does It Better’ dinner. With all the ingredients used, grown and sourced by the chefs at Homage, Spicers Hidden Vale's award-winning restaurant and surrounding farms, the chefs of Homage are set to showcase their skills in a menu that will give you a whole new meaning to the word ‘bush’. Hosted in an intimate fireside setting of the Spicers Retreat Barnyard, it is a stay-cay you will probably want to extend for a couple of days—or maybe a week.

When: July 31st, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Spicers Retreat Hidden Vale
Tickets: Call 13 77 42 to book

Don’t Miss Out

Night Noodle Markets | South Bank

The Night Noodle Markets will pack up every last noodle, satay stick, and bao at the end of this week so don’t dilly dally! From Harajuku Gyoza’s Raindrop cake to every dumpling you can get your hands on, the Night Noodle Markets is not to be missed. Not only is having all the best Asian restaurants in Brisbane in one place convenient, but it is also delicious. Do you need any other reasons to get your ass down there?

When: July 20th-31st
Where: South Bank Cultural Forecourt
For more info check out their event homepage.

Moet and Chandon Winter Party | Riverbar and Kitchen

Although most Brisbanites shudder at the thought of temperatures below 20 degrees Celsius, winter in Brisbane is a fabulous time of the year. Riverbar and Kitchen gets this and have made sure you can enjoy all the glamour of our clear, long nights. They are celebrating winter and all its wonder with a Moet and Chandon Winter Party complete with ice sculptures, a DJ, and a bathtub full of Moet and Chandon to get rid of that winter chill (19⁰C oh my!).

When: August 3rd, 6pm-9pm
Where: Riverbar and Kitchen
Tickets: Get yours here.

Brisbane Festival 2016

Brisbane Festival is coming in hot, ladies and gentlemen. Immerse yourself in all that Brisbane has to offer and more, with a program that is bursting at the seams. Expect big, bold and beautiful coming your way from the best of the best in music, dance, arts and theatre to fill up your calendar all September.

When: September 3rd-24th
Where: Brisbane
For more info on all things Brisbane Festival, click here.

Cine Latino Festival | Palace Cinemas

Gearing up for its first year as a national film festival, Cine Latino Festival is a must for any foreign film buff or cinephile! Jam packed with award-winning films, including opening night’s Neruda (the Official Selection at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival!) kick back with your fave movie snack to watch the most diverse features from all over Latin America.

When: 11th-24th August
Where: Palace Centro and Palace Barracks Cinemas
Tickets: For tickets and festival event details, click here.

Looking for ways to liven up your weekend on the cheap? Check out 50 things to do in Brisbane with 50c and save those pennies!

Image credit: Brisbane Festival

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