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.
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
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!
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