Brisbanites, rejoice! The Tenerrife Festival is hitting our streets this weekend for its sixth year of celebrations. Offering a whole range of delicious food and drink, activities, markets, live music and more, the festival pops up on Saturday 4th July from 10am to 9pm and there’s fun (and food) to be had by all. Yep, we mean you!
Stretching out along Vernon Terrace and winding through laneways, the festival will be pumping out some pretty sweet beats from its four stages, including the floating Mirvac River Stage. With 32 live music acts planned you can soak in some sweet tunes ranging from jazz and roots to alternative pop, indie and everything else in between.
Food-lovers are well catered for too with an entire section of the festival entirely devoted to cheese. Yep, you read that right guys, the aptly named Brisbane Cheese Market will feature heavenly treats from artisanal cheesemakers including Witches Chase Cheese Company, Heidi Farm, Kingaroy Cheese and Meredith Dairy. There’s plenty of tastings to be had, lots of haloumi to be grilled and cheese boxes to be purchased.
The Pork, Fork & Cork Festival will set up shop in the London Laneway, making way for foodie favourites Alfred & Constance, Alfredo’s Pizzeria, Chester Street Bakery and Kwan Brothers to share their delicious wares. Word has it, the guys from Chester Street are setting up a milkshake stand that will blow your mind.
Also joining the festival this year are sweet-treat kings Doughnut Time and Little Wick Winery, Queensland’s first urban winery. If cocktails are more your thang, swing by the Limes Hotel and White Lightening Tiki Bar for a specialty cocktail or take part in some pop-up wine stomping at the Little Wick pop-up.
There will be over 100 bespoke market stalls set up on the day, selling everything from clothing, homewares and arts and crafts to beauty products, food and more. If you love a good market setup, then you can’t miss this one, guys. It’s going to be huge.
The day is packed with fun activities for the kids and adults too, including piglet races, sheep-shearing demonstrations, Magical Mystery History tours, face painting, fairy-floss, an animal farm and circus shows. If you need us, we’ll be at the fairy-floss stall.
There is just so much to see and do, it’s going to be an incredibly fun day out full of really great food, fantastic live music, loads of fun for the kids and plenty of wine and cheese for the adults. If you’re looking for a great way to spend your Saturday, the Tenerrife Festival is it.
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Image Credit: Kwan Brothers