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12 Awesome Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend

By Alice Lane - 23 Jun 2016

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You’ve finally made it to the weekend, congrats! Here’s some awesome things to do in Brisbane this weekend to make it a good one.

Thursday 23rd June

Yarra Valley In Brisbane                           

Come and try the Yarra Valley’s best wines, ciders, beers, gin and cheese this Thursday night at Blackbird Bar & Restaurant. With over 80 wines on offer, you will not be disappointed!

When: Thursday 23rd June, 6:30pm
Where: Blackbird Bar & Restaurant
Tickets: $40 per person. Buy online here

Friday 24th June

Cellar Raid Long Lunch 

Start the weekend early with Spicer’s Cellar Raid Long Lunch this Friday. Enjoy a fully matched lunch as you move throughout the hotel with each course. No lunch would be complete without wine and cheese, finishing on the rooftop to enjoy the last of the evening light. An event not to be missed for the concerning wine lover!

When: 24th June, 12pm – 3pm
Where: Spices Balfour Hotel, New Farm 
Tickets: $120 per person. Buy online here

Jurassic Park Trivia Night | Little Clive

Take a trip back to the 90’s with Little Clive’s Jurassic Park Trivia Night. Obviously you’ll need to watch all 4 movies before hand in the name of ‘research’.

When: 24th June, 7pm
Where: Little Clive, Annerley

Chrome Street Art Show

Some of Brisbane’s most talented visual artists and musicians are combining forces to transform an old munitions factory in Salisbury into an amazing art space at the Chrome Street Art Show this Friday! The event, featuring awesome Brisbane artists such as Kate Nash, Davon Divine, Kimberley Mather and Freya Lamont, will make for an epic night of art, music and creativity.

When: Friday June 24, from 6pm-11pm
Where: 9 Chrome Street, Salisbury

Saturday 25th June

Eat Local Week | Scenic Rim

Eat and drink your way around the Scenic Rim’s beautiful landscapes.  Celebrate an amazing selection of locally produced food and wine at a number of beautiful venues. The program includes a variety of culinary experiences and activities, from a Winter Harvest Festival to picnicking with Alpacas. 

When: 25th June to 3rd July
Where: A number of venues throughout the Scenic Rim
Tickets: Buy online here.

Lifeline Bookfest

Attention book worms, the Lifeline Bookfest is back! You’ll find 4km of tables with millions of books, magazines, puzzles, DVD’s and much more for as low as a dollar. Trust me, you’ll need to dedicate half a day to trawling the tables and bring some muscles to get your collection home!

When: Saturday 25th June – Sunday 3rd July
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Tattersall’s Race Day

Pick out your finest attire and get along to Brisbane's most glamorous trackside event; the Tattersall's Club Tiara Race Day. Held at newly re-opened Eagle Farm Racecourse, and celebrating 151 years of the Group Three Carlton Mid Tattersall’s Cup, it's the ideal day to cheer on the gee gees. More a clothes horse than a better? Enjoy the Tattersall's Club Wintergarden Fashion on the Field and live music from Honey Remixed. 

When: Saturday 24th June, 10:00am
Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Tickets: Buy online here

Launch of Baron Samedi Spiced

Winter has hit and we’ve been on the lookout for cocktails and drinks that ooze that wintery feel: think spice and all things nice! We hit the jackpot when we recently discovered Baron Samedi Spiced – its name pays homage to Baron Samedi, the ruler of the dark and guardian of the afterlife. Baron Samedi Spiced is made with smooth Caribbean rum and spices such as vanilla, cocoa and cinnamon. Baron Samedi Spiced will be featured at two of our favourite bars, Fiction Bar and Statler & Waldorf. If you head there over the next two weekends, you just might bump into one of Baron Samedi’s Baronettes (in full costume, none the less!) Wondering what to order? We recommend the Baron Samedi Spiced Signature Drink, with ginger beer, bitters and fresh lime. 

Sunday 26th June

Suitcase Rummage | Brisbane Powerhouse

Looking to spice up your wardrobe on a budget; check out this Sunday’s suitcase rummage at the Brisbane Powerhouse! There will be hundreds of suitcases filled to the brim with goodies just waiting to be rifled. You’re bound to find some perfect vintage pieces that will have everyone asking you where you got them and at a bargain price. A win-win really!

When: Sunday 26th June, 11am – 4pm
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm Park 

The Gap Farmer's Winter Twilight Market 

The Gap Farmer’s Winter Twilight Market is back on Sunday 26 June with plenty of fresh produce, handmade goodies and much more. Grab some dinner and enjoy the live music and entertainment on offer.

When: Sunday 26th June, 2-7pm
Where: Hilder Rd State School, The Gap
Tickets: $3 on entry, kids free.

Wedding Open Day | Spicers Hidden Vale

If you're looking for that extra special place to tie the knot, take a drive out to the stunning Spicers Hidden Vale for their inagural Wedding Open Day. Take a guided tour around the beautiful grounds and property, and get a sneak peek of would-be set ups and decor, courtesy of local vendors sourced by the Spicers wedding team. If wedding chat makes you hungry, take a load off and book in for lunch at Homage (their hatted restaurant no less) to get a taste of the incredible fare Hidden Vale produce. 

When: Sunday 26th June
Where: Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester
Register: Call 5465 5900 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot

Tuesday 28th June

Balter Brewery Launch Party | Riverbar & Kitchen

Afterwork drinks don't always have to be post-hump day. Come on down to Riverbar & Kitchen to help them launch the arrival of Balter Brewery in their fridges. Knock back a tinnie or two, tackle a few canapes, and get down to some live beats. Tuesday all of a sudden doesn't feel so bad, does it?

When: Tuesday 28th June
Where: Riverbar & Kitchen
Tickets: Get on the guestlist here

Don’t Miss Out

Stokehouse Dinner on Goodwill Bridge | 22nd July 

This July, Stokehouse Q will celebrate Brisbane’s ‘untapped’ dining spaces with a very exclusive dinner held on the Goodwill Bridge.  Enjoy a three-course sit-down mean with matched wines, overlooking the Brisbane River and city skyline at twilight.  With only 250 tickets available, you'll want to book now

Looking for more cool things to do in Brisbane? Here's 9 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do In Brisbane!

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