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These Are The Best Events To Hit Up This Weekend In Brisbane

By Erin Curtain - 18 Oct 2018


The weather's crap. We know. But that can't and won't stop us from encouraging you all to live your best freaking lives this weekend—soaked to the bone or not.

This weekend’s line up proves without a doubt that there is plenty of fun to be had in spite of this monsoon-like rain, and it's way better than ordering in pad Thai and re-watching the first season of Friends. Pull on your gumboots Brisbane, it’s time to get wet at these killer events on this weekend.

All Weekend


We've got two weekends left of Europe's biggest bier fest left to go—and we're not about to waste it. The Bavarian, Munich Brauhaus and Beerhaus are continuing their famous Octoberfest celebrations true to form, with a weekend full of festivities; five exclusive biers imported straight from the motherland, a whopper of a feasting menu and Oom-pah-pah bands playing all day long to get you in the mood. With the rain set to settle in all weekend (eugh) we can't think of a better way to spend the weekend.

What: Octoberfest weekend
Where: The Bavarian, Eagle St Pier; Munich Brauhaus, South Brisbane; Beerhaus, Bowen Hills
When: Until October 28

Thursday 18 October

Cheese Tasting Class

If there is any food worth leaving bed for on a rainy day it is without a doubt cheese. Wandering Cooks is taking advantage of this fact by hosting a cheese tasting class where you will learn all about some of the world’s finest cheeses. You will also, of course, get to eat them accompanied by two glasses of wine. Not a bad rainy-day activity if you ask us.

When: 6:30pm, Thursday 18 October
Where: Wandering Cooks
For more information, click here.

Sazerac Spring Soiree

One way to truly embrace our current weather is to go right to the source. Located amongst the clouds thirty stories up is Brisbane’s highest bar Sazerac, and they will be celebrating spring with a soiree this Thursday night. Stop by for gorgeous views, spring-inspired cocktails, and live art as renowned artist Tracie Eaton body paints a model with creative spring vibes.

When: 5:30pm, Thursday 18 October
Where: Sazerac Bar Brisbane
For more information, click here.

Competitive Wine Tasting

Because what isn’t made better with a bit of friendly competition? This Thursday, go head to head with Brisbane’s wine lovers to determine the ultimate wine taster among you at the Brisbane Club. Just how do you compete at such a subjective and personal activity, you ask? Simple! Everyone will taste blindfolded, be quizzed on the drop, and a leaderboard will tally up the points. Get your palate ready Brisbane wine connoisseurs, it is time to strut your tasting skills. 

When: 6pm, Thursday 18 October
Where: The Brisbane Club
For more information, click here.

Friday 19 October

Cheese, Wine & Bubbles

If after all of Thursday’s cheese and wine guzzling you're still not satisfied, carry on the fancy fromages with Treasury Brisbane’s Cheese, Wine & Bubbles special edition evening. Throughout the three-hour event, you can explore the many pop-ups on offer including cheese stations throughout, a champagne cocktail bar, roving canapes, and wine tastings dotted around the venue.

When: 5pm-8pm, Friday 19 October
Where: Treasury Brisbane
For more information, click here.

Prohibition Takeover Seadeck Brisbane

Prohibition is setting sail once again when they take over Seadeck Brisbane this Friday. Enjoy the vibes of Brisbane’s go-to house music venue from the water with Habebe, Apollo, 95 Royale, and Sharif D playing you through the night. 

When: 5:45pm-10pm, Friday 19 October
Where: Pontoon A, River Lookout Cruise Terminal, Southbank
For more information, click here.

International Gin & Tonic Day

If you love a G&T and have always wanted to learn more about the drink, your chance is coming up because International Gin & Tonic Day is this Friday. Book you and your mates into a historical tasting session where you will learn about the history of Tanqueray Gin and how to make the perfect Negroni cocktail. Bottoms up!

When: 5pm-7:30pm, Friday 19 October
Where: Story Bridge Hotel
For more information, click here.

Saturday 20 October

Jacaranda Gin Fest

Speaking of gin, King Street is hosting their own gin hullabaloo this Saturday for ten straight hours – that’s a whole lot of gin. Stop by at any time between 12pm and 10pm for tastings, food trucks, interactive stalls, cocktails, competitions, workshops, entertainment, and every gin under the sun.

When: 12pm-10pm, Saturday 20 October
Where: King St, Brisbane
For more information, click here.

Wanderlust 108

Calling all yogis, your dream event will be happening this Saturday morning. The Wanderlust Festival is the world’s only mindful triathlon, combining a 5km run/walk, a DJ powered yoga session and wrapping up with guided meditation. If you want to get a massive hit of wellbeing and positive energy this weekend, this event will hit you right in the aligned chakras.

When: 7:30am-3:30pm, Saturday 20 October Brisbane
Where: Orleigh Park, West End
For more information, click here.

Sunday 21 October

Rumble Halloween

Picture this: two fiery queens duke it out in a Halloween-themed game show, putting their performance, improv, and sassiest skills to the test. Sounds like something you’d watch? Then head to Heya Bar this Sunday night for the spooky Halloween edition of Rumble—a naughty, sexy, and down right hilarious game show.

When: 7pm, Sunday 21 October
Where: Heya Bar
For more information, click here.

Mediterranean Diet Expo

If you have ever eaten authentic Mediterranean food before you will already be booking your spot at this festival and if you haven’t we recommend you sign up now and thank us later. Two Greek Girls will be presenting the expo where you will learn the value in cooking delicious and nutritious Greek food, plus you will get to eat Greek food all day. What a reason to brave the rain.

When: 10:30am7pm, Sunday 21 October
Where: The Greek Club
For more information, click here.

For even more brilliant events happening in and around Brisbane, click right here.

Image credit: via Unsplash

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