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13 Epic Things To Do This Weekend In Brisbane

By Erin Curtain - 08 Mar 2018

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Brisbane, you’ve done it again. The line-up of events this weekend is hectically strong, so bust out your calendar and mark down these gems, stat. We aren’t just talking your classic play openings and garage sales—though those will be present and thriving, FYI—this weekend in Brisbane has a number of epic events you would be remiss to miss.

From surfing dogs to beer fuelled yoga, you have to check out these awesome events this weekend in Brisbane

All Weekend

Brisbane Queer Film Festival

The Brisbane Queer Film Festival is back for its nineteenth year at New Farm cinemas. Running for two full weekends, the festival will be following the theme ‘we’re all the same in the dark’, all of the films chosen with a sense of community and collective experience in mind. You don’t want to miss out on one of Brisbane’s most anticipated queer events of the year, so check out what’s on through the link below.

When: 8-18 March
Where: New Farm Cinemas
For more information, click here.


Speaking of iconic Brisbane festivals, Brewsvegas is back for their fifth year in a row to celebrate our fair city’s undying love for a cold brewski. There will be plenty of events worth frothing over this time around, from movie marathons to cheese degustations, all with a focus on the beauty of local beer. The event will take place over the next two weekends, so make sure you check out the full program for all the refreshing details.

When: 10-18 March
Where: Brisbane City
For more information, click here.

Thursday 8 March

Yoga On Tap

Another event for the beer lovers of Bris is Yoga on Tap. Yep, after feeling the health and mental benefits of yoga, you may now follow that up with a couple of schooners at the bar with your brand-new yogi pals. Downside – your invigorated post-yoga body might lose some of its healthy glow. Upside – beer brings another level of relaxation that yoga has yet to master. Namaste and bottoms up!

When: 6pm, Thursday 8 March
Where: Aether Brewing
For more information, click here.

Saturday 10 March

Longest Dinner Under The Stars

Have you always wanted to dine at a seemingly never-ending dinner table laden with fine food and wine under a canopy of stars? If so, this oddly specific goal can now be achieved in style at Eagle Farm Racecourse this Saturday night. Have a seat at the long, winding table that will situated throughout the gorgeous heritage listed grounds and enjoy a night of fine food, live entertainment, and free flowing beverages as the stars twinkle above you.

When: 6pm, Saturday 10 March
Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse
For more information, click here.

Archers Dog Day Afternoon

Yes, yes, I know we've mentioned Brewsvegas already, but there are a few choice events you really ought not to miss—and Archers Brewing's Dog Day is one of them! This Saturday, the crew at Archers and the International Hotel are closing off their car park for a day-long session of craft beer admiration. The best bit (other than the beer, of course)? You can bring your four-legged bestie! As well as tipples for us humans, there will be dog-friendly beer—Woof Beer—being served for all those thirspy pups, plus a hydro bath if your pooch requires a bit of pampering. Naturally, there'll be food and entertainment throughout the day, so get down there!

When: 1pm-9pm, Saturday 10 March
Where: International Hotel, Spring Hill
For more information, click here.

Cheese & Champagne Pop-Up

Portside Wharf is joining forces with the likes of Gusto da Gianni, Moet & Chandon, and The Cheese Pleaser to bring you a weekend overflowing with quality bubbles and cheese glorious cheese. Seriously, do you know a better way to spend your days off than with a glass of Moet in one hand and a cheese platter in the other? See you there, we will be the ones burying ourselves in a mountain of cheese for the sheer pleasure of eating our way out.

When: 12pm-6pm, Saturday 10 March
Where: Portside Wharf
For more information, click here.


If you are up for some light-hearted jabs at the expense of our hometown, check out Brisburned at the Powerhouse this Saturday. Open for three shows only, this sketch comedy takes an honest look at the daily frustrations of us charmed Brisbanites and doesn’t hold back when it comes to the average exasperations of our humble city lives.

When: 5:45pm, Saturday 10 March
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse
For more information, click here.

Surfing Dog Festival

Yup. Dogs surfing. If you need any more information to convince you to go to what is bound to be the best event of the year, there is likely something seriously wrong with you. Taking place at Noosa Beach, the Surfing Dogs Championships is no joke, with the pros battling it out to determine the best canine surfer in the biz, paws down.

When: 7am-1:45pm, Saturday 10 March
Where: Noosa Beach
For more information, click here.

Brisbane’s Biggest Clothing Garage Sale

Brisbane is hitting us with yet another massive garage sale, and as always, we have all the details to appropriately fuel your pre-loved clothing addiction. Make your way to Bizzel’s Garage this Saturday for recycled vintage clothing, all from reputable brands, in good nick, and way cheaper than anything new. Plus, recycling is good for the environment, so do your part by going on a shopping spree this weekend.

When: 10am-3pm, Saturday 10 March
Where: Bizzell’s Garage
For more information, click here.

CHIKI TIKI Rum Festival

Ready to get into the spirit of rum? The CHIKI TIKI Rum Festival will be taking place this Saturday afternoon at Bakery Lane to satisfy all of your rum cravings. With your ticket, you will get a drink of (you guessed it) rum on arrival, with an assortment of exotic cocktails and unique flavours awaiting you beyond.

When: 2pm-9pm, Saturday 10 March
Where: Bakery Lane
For more information, click here.

Hot Sauce And Chilli Festival

Need some spice in your life? Welcome to Bowen Hills is hosting the Hot Sauce and Chilli Festival this weekend and it is bringing the fire. Running over two days, the festival will be showcasing some of Brisbane’s spiciest goods, some of which you will actually have to sign a waiver to even taste. Think you can handle the heat?

When: 10-11 March
Where: Welcome To Bowen Hills, Bowen Hills
For more information, click here.

Sunday 11 March

The Endless Summer Markets

Endless summer and Sunday markets are two gorgeous concepts that are combining this Sunday to bring you everything you could want in a weekend day out. Stroll through food trucks, second hand clothes, locally made goods, and plenty of other stalls to satisfy your Sunday shopping needs.

When: 9:30am-2:30pm, Sunday 11 March
Where: 204 Montague Rd, West End
For more information, click here.

The Collaborative Clothes Swap 2018

Dying to upgrade your wardrobe but too low on dough to even consider it? Then it is time to swap out the old for the new at this truly revolutionary event! The Collaborative Clothes Swap is exactly what it would seem. Bring up to ten items of clothing and swap them for other pre-loved gems. No cash needed!

When: 12:30pm-2:30pm, Sunday 11 March
Where: Various locations
For more information, click here.

For even more to do in Brisbane this weekend, hit this link.

Image credit: Jessica Pridmore

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