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13 Things To Do This Easter Long Weekend In Brisbane

By Erin Curtain - 29 Mar 2018

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Easter is just around the corner and we all know what that means: LONG WEEKEND BABY! Take this opportunity to give yourself the gift of the best weekend ever. Brisbane and the Gold Coast are jam-packed with awesome events this weekend to help you do exactly that and being the bunch of good guys we are, we've rounded them all up for you. So take a cheeky peruse through this list and start planning your mini holiday ASAP. We, just quietly, recommend plenty of cocktails and chocolate.

Here are 13 awesome things to do this Easter long weekend in Brisbane.

All Weekend

Byron Bay Blues Fest

If you are a fan of the blues you will have already heard about Australia’s biggest Blues & Roots festival of the year. The Byron Bay Blues Fest is an iconic Aussie event and one that is definitely worth checking out. The seriously fab line up this year features Lauryn Hill, Tash Sultana, Lionel Richie, The John Butler Trio, and tonnes of other talented artists who will be in Byron Bay this weekend playing nothing but the blues.

When: Thursday 29 March – Monday 2 April
Where: Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay
For more information, click here

One Million Stars

Stop by King George Square this long weekend to see the breathtaking art installation One Million Stars. You can literally step inside the work of thousands of people from all over the world as you walk beneath one million stars woven together into one united artwork. The installation will be sticking around until 15 April as part of a communal effort to end violence in Australia.

When: Thursday 29 March – Sunday 15 April
Where: King George Square, Brisbane
For more information, click here

Thursday 29 March

Kele Okereke

Playing this Thursday in the intimate venue within The Old Museum is Kele Okereke. He's ditched the club gigs for a more relaxed vibe as he performs his latest solo album, Fatherland, which is inspired by his daughter. Okereke has been met with massive amounts of critical acclaim due to his unique, reverent tone, and is definitely one to check out.

When: 8pm, Thursday 29 March
Where: The Old Museum
For more information, click here

Friday 30 March

Redcliffe Festival of Sails

Sun, sand, free stuff, and Easter eggs. We are talking about the annual Redcliffe Festival of Sails and per usual, it'll be delivering the perfect day for you and the fam this Good Friday. Spend the day at free workshops, watching free entertainment, partaking in a giant Easter egg hunt, and browsing through the market stalls. Word is The Easter Bunny himself will be sky-diving in for a special appearance so if you find airborne mascots as entertaining as we do you are certainly in for a treat!

When: 8am – 4pm, Friday 30 March
Where: Suttons Beach, Redcliffe
For more information, click here

Black Coffee Friday

Gather 'round coffee lovers, we've found the perfect Good Friday event for all of you coffee lovers. Bunker Coffee is holding their annual Good Friday coffee fest and just as you'd imagine, it is all about the brew. Stop by to try five of the best coffees they could get their hands on, hailing from all over the world to finally make their way into your mouth. Deeeeeelish.

When: 7am – 2pm, Friday 30 March
Where: Bunker Coffee
For more information, click here

Good Friday Degustation

Looking for something particularly boujee to do this Good Friday? How does this sound: an eight-course Italian degustation created and prepared by two Michelin Star chefs? Sounds bloody amazing if you ask us. Tocco Italiano will be hosting this luxe affair, so make sure you book your spot early before you miss your chance.

When: 6pm, Friday 30 March
Where: Tocco Italiano, Teneriffe
For more information, click here

Good Friday Seafood Buffet

Brisbane will be gorging themselves silly on the most luxe foods out this Friday. The Regatta Hotel will be providing a mountain of never-ending seafood for you to dive into head first and that means you'll be chowing down on all your underwater faves plus plenty of beverages to see you through too.

When: 12pm – 3pm, Friday 30 March
Where: Regatta Hotel, Brisbane
For more information, click here

Saturday 31 March

Block Party

Just when you thought footy games at the Gabba couldn’t get any better, a new foodie hub has set up shop outside just in time for the Brisbane Lions’ next games! If you needed a sign to book tickets, then this is it people. The Block Party promises to deliver an epic line-up of food trucks and pop up bars, as well as awesome live music to keep the good vibes going. Local favourite Salt Meats Cheese will be there (cue a sigh of relief), as will Mr Burger, Cheese Lane, and Mac From Way Back. So make sure you get down to the Gabba for some delicious eats before you sit back and watch some quality sport. 

What: The Block Party 
When: Saturday 31 March and Sunday 6 May 
Where: Woolloongabba Precinct 
For more information, click here

Brisbane Street Art Festival

The Brisbane Street Art Festival is hitting Bris this weekend for the third consecutive year. The aim of the festival is to inspire the community through public art by plastering the street with kaleidoscopic art and you know they're going to nail it again this year. The art will showcase the work of local artists, introducing them to the Brissy community and art scene and, c'mon, of course you're keen.

When: Saturday 31 March – Sunday 15 April
Where: Various locations around Brisbane
For more information, click here

Choco-Late Bunny Hunt

This Saturday, Elixir is hosting an Easter chocolate hunt for adults at their swanky rooftop bar. Come for one of their decadent chocolate cocktails and stay for their midnight Lindt Bunny Hunt where you can snag as much Lindt chocolate as you can handle.

When: 6pm – 12am, Saturday 30 March
Where: Elixir Rooftop Bar
For more information, click here

Sunday 1 April

Easter Family Fun Day

For a day out with the whole fam, Forever House will be holding their Easter Family Fun Day on Sunday to entertain all ages. There will be jumping castles and face painting for the kids, live performances and lunch with coffee for the adults, and a chocolate buffet for everyone, because who could possibly resist unlimited chocolate?

When: 9:30am – 12pm, Sunday 1 April
Where: Forever House, Coopers Plains
For more information, click here

Easter Bottomless Brunch

You will want to book in quickly for this one because Dalgety Public House is hosting a bottomless brunch we have a feeling it'll sell out fast. The event is pretty much exactly what you'd guess: four hours of unlimited food and drink, including Veuve Clicquot, rosé, and Pimm’s easter punch. Go classy this Easter with canapes and champagne!

When: 11am – 3pm, Sunday 1 April
Where: Dalgety Public House, Teneriffe
For more information, click here

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Festival 2018

To celebrate the Commonwealth games, the Gold Coast will be kicking off Festival 2018 this coming Wednesday to show off everything the coast has to offer. There will be art exhibits, fashion shows, theatre, circus acts, and live performances from The Preatures, Bob Evans, Regurgitator, and others in Brisbane’s own South Bank Cultural Forecourt.

When: Wednesday 4 – Sunday 15 April
Where: Gold Coast
For more information, click here

Commonwealth Games

We are nearly off! The lead up to this year’s Commonwealth Games have been intense, and we do not envy any commuters who have to pass through GC over the next few weeks. On the plus side, it is a rare opportunity to have such a wide range of sports available for our viewing pleasure right on our doorstep. The games start on Wednesday, so check out the sight and book tickets!

When: Wednesday 4 – Sunday 15 April
Where: Gold Coast
For more information, click here

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Image credit: Caitlin Hicks

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