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15 Epic Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend

By Alice Lane
12th May 2016

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Get ready Brisbane, this weekend is going to be a big one! Here are 15 epic things to do in Brisbane this weekend:

Thursday 12th May

Melbourne Comedy Fest | Caloundra

Get your taste of the Melbourne International Comedy Fest right here in the sunshine state as the roadshow hits Caloundra this Thursday evening. The finest local and international comedy talents have been hand-picked and promise to bring the biggest and best belly laughs, so don’t miss out!

When: Thursday 12th May, 8pm

Where: Events Centre, Caloundra

Tickets: From $38pp; buy tickets online. 

Friday 13th May

The Breakfast Club

Get your squad together and get ready for Friday night detention as Event Cinemas brings back another classic flick that shaped a generation; The Breakfast Club will be screening for one night only!

When: Friday 13th May, 7pm

Where: Event Cinema, Myer Centre, CBD

Tickets: From $10pp; buy tickets online. 

Knockoff Comedy at the Powerhouse

Friday’s just got funny at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Knock off early and crack open a cold one as you start your weekend off with a good laugh. The best bit? It’s free!

When: Friday 13th March 6pm

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse

Saturday 14th May

Brisbane Brick Event

For the young and young at heart, Brisbane’s Brick Event will be showcasing some pretty awesome creations that are built entirely from Lego. If you’re feeling inspired, don’t worry their will be a build and play area open during the event so you can test your skills!

When: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May, 9am-4pm

Where: Royal International Convention Centre

Tickets: From $10pp; buy tickets here.

Gluten Free Expo

Coeliacs rejoice, this one is for you; literally a whole expo just. For. You!

When: Saturday 14th May, 9:30-5pm & Sunday 15th May, 9:30am-3pm

Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Tickets: Buy tickets online

Sample The Rye Awakens | The Gresham

Get your weekend off to a cracking start with a big ol’ drink of whisky. Head to The Gresham and sip on a ‘Rye Awakens’. This drink isn’t just your average cocktail though, it’s made with Lot 40 – a Canadian whisky hand-crafted through a traditional small-batch copper pot still, to meticulously follow a 7th generation family recipe. That means it’s damn delicious FYI. Named Canadian Whisky of the year twice over the past 3 years, it has a big, bold punch in the face of rye flavour with hints of vanilla and toffee behind it, so you know it’s gonna be damn tasty. Plans = sorted.

When: Anytime 

Where: The Gresham, CBD

UBET BTC Cup | The Brisbane Racing Carnival

The Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival kicks off this weekend with the UBET BTC Cup and we couldn't be more excited. Gather your mates, slip into your fanciest outfit and get ready to dive headfirst into the racing carnival. With live music and all the big names in racing your weekend would be so empty without kicking back trackside at the races. 

When: Saturday 14th May, 10am

Where: Doomben Racecourse.

Tickets: Buy tickets here

The Laneway Vineyard

Our friends at the Regatta Hotel are ramping things up this weekend with a two day Laneway celebration of local and international wines. With gourmet food stalls and live entertainment, this is the perfect way to sample the nectar of the Gods. Did we mention that entry is free?!

When: Saturday 14th-Sunday 15th May, 12-10pm

Where: Regatta Hotel, Toowong

The Creek Carnival

Brisbane icon, the Breakfast Creek Hotel is celebrating its 127th birthday with a Brazilian Carnivale-themed party. With live entertainment by traditional Brazilian dancers and musicians plus 5 hours of gourmet Brazillian-inspire food and drink, this is one birthday bash not to be missed!

When: Saturday 14th May, 7pm-12am

Where: The Breakfast Creek Hotel

Tickets: Buy tickets here  

NRL Double Header Weekend

If you’re a sports fan, than you’re in luck; catch QLD’s two favourite NRL teams at Suncorp in this weekend doubleheader. Kicking off at 5:30pm, the Melbourne Storm take on the North QLD Cowboys before our beloved Broncos clash with the Sea Eagles. Two games for the price of one? Sounds pretty good to us!

When: Saturday 14th May, 5:30pm

Where: Suncorp Stadium, Milton

Tickets: Buy tickets here 

Sunday 15th May

Million Paws Walk

Dust off your joggers and pull out your pet’s leash, ready for the RSPCA Million Paws Walk this Sunday. Join the walk to raise money and awareness for animal care in Queensland as you take in Brissy’s beautiful riverside scenery. After the walk, treat yourself to brunch at your favourite dog friendly café spot!

When: Sunday 15th May, 8:30am – 1pm

Where: Cultural Forecourt, Southbank

Tickets: $25; Buy tickets here

Suitcase Rummage

Looking to spice up your wardrobe on a budget; check out this Sunday’s suitcase rummage in Brisbane City! 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 15th May, 12-5pm

Where: Brisbane Square, George Street, CBD

Great Brisbane Bike Ride

If you’re a fan of lycra and love feeling the burn, Sunday’s Great Brisbane Bike Ride is perfect for you! Choose your poison with 40km, 75km or 110km route options available. If you’re up for a challenge, the 75km & 110km options give you a chance to test your legs on Mount Cootha!

When: Sunday 15th May, 6am

Where: Riverside Drive, West End

Tickets: Register online

Don’t Miss Out

Metre Market | 29th May

Fashionistas rejoice, new kid on the market block, Metre Market is back for round 3 on Sunday 29th May and have just announced that they will now be a monthly thang at their Morningside venue! There’s plenty of second-hand fashion bargains to get your hands on as well as stalls from Brisbane’s creatives!

City2South | 5th June 

Lace up your running shoes and get set to explore Brisbane city by foot as you wind your way around the river on this 14km fun run. Beware: Highgate Hill is not for the faint hearted!

Image credit: Pinterest 

Looking for more things to do in Brisbane? Check out our article 50 Things To Do In Brisbane Under $50!

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