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9 Awesome Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend

By Cailin Sheppard - 13 Oct 2016

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Simultaneous cheers can be heard from across Brisbane; the weekend has finally arrived (YEEESSSSS)! This weekend in Brisbane is a fashion and foodie feast. Festivals for wine, fashion and everything in between, not to mention the fabulous parties and picnics! Here's what's on this weekend in Brisbane.

Thursday October 13th

RESORT After Dark

Turn your night time online shopping habit into a night out with your squad at RESORT After Dark. This awesome night out will see music, art, food and most importantly, fashion come together in Fortitude Valley to kick off their Resort Festival that is on all weekend. With special offers from all of James Street’s best on the night, you may need to prepare your body for the heavy lifting – shopping bags don’t carry themselves after all!

When: October 13th, 6pm-8pm
Where: James Street, Fortitude Valley
For more info, click here.

Friday October 14th

Chocolate Gala

The Pyjama Foundation’s inaugural Chocolate Gala is set to be the sweetest charity ball you’ve ever been to. Live entertainment, an auction and prizes along with drinks, dishes and of course, chocolate is all in support of children in foster care. Fingers crossed for a chocolate fountain!

When: October 14th, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Where: Moda Events Portside, Hamilton
Tickets: Get yours here

James St Resort Festival

Summer is upon us and so naturally, it’s time to get around the Resort vibes that James St is proud to be dishing up for you for their 2016 Resort Festival. From Thursday to Sunday James St will be pumping with some of the coolest and latest trends in fashion, art and food. Enjoy special fashion deals, previews, creative seminars and divine meals and drinks from all your James St faves. You won’t want to miss this one!

When: October 12th-15th
Where: James Street, Fortitude Valley
For more info, click here

Oktoberfest 2016

The first Oktoberfest weekend went off with a bang and now it’s time for round two! Brave that pork knuckle or chow down on a bratwurst; take your pick with food but definitely grab a stein or two of bier – you’d be crazy not to! Have a jig on the dancefloor or sit with your crew and be as merry as can be! You’re pretty much in Germany anyway.

When: October 14th, 4pm-12am; 15th, 11am-12am; 16th, 11am-8pm
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
Tickets: Get yours here

Saturday October 15th

Portside Wharf’s Picnic on the Wharf

Portside Wharf is turning 10 and are putting on a pretty little picnic to celebrate! Food and drinks are picnic essentials and they’ll be served up by the cafés and restaurants of Portside with $10 lunchboxes for all and special cocktails and juices for the all-important hydration. The cinemas and retail stores are also celebrating with deals that you can hit up all weekend long! BYO picnic blanket.

When: October 15th-16th, 12pm-6pm
Where: Portside Wharf
For more info, click here. 

Frosés and Canapes

Two of our favourite things (food and wine, in case you were wondering) are happening in a big way at Darling & Co. this weekend and it’s all in the name of Breast Cancer Awareness month. It’s a think pink kind of party so of course there will be the trendiest pink drink of the moment, frosé, as well as delectable bites and bubbles for an afternoon of charity and fun!

 When: October 15th, 2pm-5pm
Where: Darling & Co., Paddington
For more info and to book, click here

Sunday October 16th

Pinot Palooza

Pinot Noir as far as the eye can see… We would be lying if we said that we don’t dream of festivals like this almost daily so boy, are we excited! Pinot Palooza is here to showcase some of the best pinot noirs from Australia and New Zealand. With ace music, delish food and drinks aplenty, this is festival by pinot noir lovers for pinot noir lovers (and everybody else)!

When: October 16th, 1pm
Where: Light Space, Fortitude Valley
Tickets: Get yours here

Don't Miss Out

Ben & Jerry’s Open Air Cinema

There’s nothing like chilling out and snuggling up on a cool night at the movies and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream pretty much makes it 10 times better. Every year the good people at Ben & Jerry’s bring their Open Air Cinemas to South Bank, showing the newest films and some of their old favourites – Rocky Horror Picture Show, Romeo and Juliet and Bridget Jones’ Diary are obviously on that list. Let them turn your Sunday sesh into a Sundae sesh and you’ll be a happy chappy.

When: September 29th-November 13th
Where: Rainforest Green, South Bank
For more info and to buy tickets, click here


This critically acclaimed cabaret is an entertainment melting pot of sass and outrageousness. BOY&GIRL is modern musical theatre at its finest and filthiest and its Brisbane Powerhouse season ends this weekend! Grab your partner or girlfriends (probably not your grandmother) and make a night of it!

When: September 23rd-October 15th
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
Tickets: Get yours here

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Image credit: Ariana Gillrie

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