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12 Awesome Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend

By Erin Curtain
19th Sep 2019

This weekend is all about beer, cocktails and celebrating spring. Start your weekend with one of two massive beer festivals, carry on with a gin cocktail masterclass and spend every evening enjoying our gorgeous spring sunsets by the river. 

Make the most of the best things to do this weekend in Brisbane.

All Weekend

Oz Comic-Con 

Giving you the chance to dress up as your favourite comic book character and jump on the train with nary a strange look your way, Oz Comic-Con hits Brisbane this weekend with appearances from film and television stars, comic writers and illustrators, voice actors, gaming tournaments, activations, industry panels, workshops and exclusive merchandise—you may literally have to spend the entire weekend there to see it all. We're predicting many a Harley Quinn outfit this year. 

When: 20–21 September
Where: Brisbane Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane
For more information, click here.

Beer InCider Experience

Kick off your weekend this Friday at the two-day fest, Beer InCider. This massive, beer celebration is back to bring us more brews and good vibes. Book tickets to taste some seriously good beers and ciders and catch a massive line-up of performances from Thundamentals, Briggs, Hockey Dad, Ruby Fields and more.

When: 20–21 September
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
For more information, click here.

Oktoberfest Street Party

It’s that time of year again where the steins are filled, the lederhosen is donned and the bratwursts are smothered with sauerkraut. This weekend, Munich Brauhaus will be celebrating Oktoberfest with a two-day street party. Stop by for many keg taps, sausage eating competitions and stein holding championships as you raise your beer to Bavaria.

When: 21–22 September
Where: Munich Brauhaus, South Bank
For more information, click here.

Ping Pong Weekend

Do you have mad paddle skills? Show them off this weekend at West Village’s two-day Ping Pong fest. All weekend long there will be five ping pong tables in action, setting the stage for workshops, social comps, and professional ping pong demonstrations. Book a two-hour session and grab a bite at Cheeky Poke, Mr Bunz, or Salt Meats Cheese to fuel your game.

When: 21–22 September
Where: West Village, West End
For more information, click here.

Celebrate Colour This Spring

Eagle Street Pier will be celebrating spring every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the next month. Expect free coffees, acoustic tunes, spring giveaways, photo stations and live performances every night. Book a spot at one of the unbelievable restaurants and enjoy an afternoon on the pier. 

When: 12 September–13 October
Where: Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane City
For more information, click here.

Tex-Mex Fiesta

Not sure where to eat this weekend? Indulge in a Tex-Mex Fiesta at El Camino Cantina. Every weekend they will be serving up a two-hour food and beverage package that includes a three-course Tex-Mex feast including buffalo wings, smoked BBQ brisket, loaded nachos and more. Top it all off with hot churros and their signature margaritas for the perfect weekend feast.

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Where: El Camino Cantina, Bowen Hills
For more information, click here.

Friday 20 September

Furphy Fridays

Instead of hitting up your local this Friday afternoon, head to the Treasury Brisbane Arcadia when you clock off. Every Friday this month they will be serving up after-work-drinks in their riverfront pop-up bar. The best part? If you are some of the first to book a table for your group by emailing [email protected], Furphy will shout you and your crew the first round of brews, up to $50 in value.

When: 4pm6pm, Fridays in September
Where: Treasury Brisbane Arcadia, South Bank
For more information, click here.

Brisbane Beauty Month Masterclass

Grab your best brushes, because make-up icons Penny Antuar, Stella Tu and Ruby Brownless are holding masterclasses at Wintergarden this Friday, covering skincare, glowy looks and precise application. Learn from the best on all things brows, highlighters and more. 

When: 12pm–2pm and 5.30pm–7pm, Friday 20 September
Where: Wintergarden, Brisbane City
For more information, click here.

Saturday 21 September

Spring Fling

X Cargo is back at it with another must-attend social event this weekend. Book tickets to their Spring Fling this Saturday for a full day of day drinking and eating. There will be five bars on site serving up a range of spring-inspired cocktails and two kitchens providing quality eats, as well as tunes, a special guest host and the gorgeous spring sunset.

When: 12pm6pm, Saturday 21 September
Where: X Cargo, Fortitude Valley
For more information, click here.

The Great Museum Heist

Fancy yourself a thief? Stretch your sticky fingers this Saturday at The Great Museum Heist. The Queensland Museum and Science Centre is inviting you to join in on a heist where you will play the part of either an art thief or undercover detective. Book a spot to see how sneaky you can be.

When: Saturday 21 September
Where: Queensland Museum and Science Centre, South Bank
For more information, click here.

Archie Rose Saturdays at Voodoo Bar

Have you always wanted to expand your gin knowledge? Enlighten both your mind and tastebuds at the Voodoo Bar in Treasury Brisbane Arcadia this Saturday. For the length of Brisbane Festival, Archie Rose has been running gin masterclasses every Saturday afternoon where you learn how to make delicious gin cocktails and sip on a range of quality gins all afternoon. Happening every half an hour from 4pm–7pm, they're free to join—and you get to drink the results.

When: 4pm7pm, Saturdays in September
Where: Treasury Brisbane Arcadia, South Bank
For more information, click here.

Sunday 22 September

Guy Sebastian Ridin’ With You Tour

This Sunday the Aussie icon Guy Sebastian will be gracing QPAC with his angelic pipes as part of his national tour. He will be treating us to all of his latest tracks as well as the old classics including Battle Scars, Like a Drum and Bloodstone. Book tickets to see him perform live in Brisbane for one night only.

When: 6:30pm, Sunday 22 September
Where: QPAC, South Bank
For more information, click here.

If you want to get out of the city for the weekend, how about taking advantage of whale watching season and heading out on a tour

Image credit: Joao Silas 

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