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10 Awesome Events To Hit Up This Weekend In Brisbane

By Erin Curtain - 16 May 2019

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Strap in, Brisbane. This weekend is bringing us the holy trinity of foodie delights: cheese, wine and cake. 

To achieve your ultimate foodie fantasy this weekend, start off with a mouth-watering food and wine festival, followed by an exhibition of all things cake. Move right along to a mulled wine party, a smorgasbord of traditional Greek eats and cap off your journey with mountains of cheese on Sunday. Sorted. 

All this, plus massive performances from Australia’s freshest artists and international icons. It's going to be a big one.

All Weekend

Noosa Food and Wine Festival

It’s finally that time of year where we head north for a full weekend of unbelievable eats, drinks and entertainment. The Noosa Food and Wine Festival is back and bringing finger licking goodness at dozens of food-related events. Whether you’re in it for the food, wine or good vibes, book tickets now so you don’t miss out.

When: 16 – 20 May
Where: Noosa
For more information, click here.

International Cake Show

If you’re a Great British Bake Off fiend and have been craving your next hit of impeccably crafted sugar, head to the Brisbane Showgrounds this weekend. Starting this Friday and lasting for three full days, it's the International Cake Show Australia. Meet cake-making icons, watch over 90 cake demonstrations, and eat as much cake as your syrup-soaked heart desires.

When: 17 – 19 May
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, Exhibition Building
For more information, click here.

Paniyiri Greek Festival

What better way to spend your weekend than by stuffing your face with tasty Greek food all day? The Paniyiri Greek Festival is back for its 43rd year and will spend this anniversary rolling out more traditional Greek food and drink than you would think possible. We recommend wearing your extra stretchy pants for this one.

When: 18 & 19 May
Where: The Greek Club
For more information, click here.

Thursday 16 May

Wine Dinner in West End

If you’re all about quality wine and mouth-watering food to match, book a table at Pig ‘N’ Whistle’s Wine Dinner on Thursday. Innocent Bystander will be supplying the vino to accompany a decadent four-course degustation, complete with guided tastings from the winemaker himself.

When: 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Thursday 16 May
Where: Pig ‘N’ Whistle, West End
For more information, click here.

Friday 17 May

Amy Shark

She’s had a massive few years with chart toppers and award winners, and now Amy Shark is coming to Brisbane to mesmerise us with her unique sound in person. God we're hyped. Book tickets to see her perform massive indie-pop hits like Weekends and Adore, as well as tracks from her most recent album, Love Monster.

When: 7pm, Friday 17 May
Where: Riverstage
For more information, click here.

The Proclaimers

Iconic duo, The Proclaimers, will be hitting Brisbane with their nostalgic gems this Friday night. These Scottish brothers are bringing their timeless tunes to QPAC for a one-night-only show. Brace yourself for classic hits like Let’s Get Married and I’m Gonna Be. We'd walk 500 miles for this one. 

When: 8pm, Friday 17 May
Where: QPAC
For more information, click here.

Saturday 18 May

Mulled Wine Party

Winter is creeping in quickly and Welcome To Bowen Hills had decided it’s high time to celebrate the cold. If you’re a fan of rugging up and sipping something warm, comforting, and alcoholic, make your way to their Mulled Wine Party this Saturday. They'll be ladling up five different flavours of mulled wine, plus a mulled cider for those who prefer apples to grapes. There will also be live tunes, street eats and cosy winter vibes.

When: 11am – 10pm, Saturday 18 May
Where: Welcome to Bowen Hills
For more information, click here.

Full Moon Party

Celebrate the rise of the full moon this Saturday night at Jade Buddha’s Full Moon Party. The event will take place upstairs in their riverside Shadow Lounge and will be serving up cocktails on tap, canapes and live DJ tunes all night. The best part? Just by coming along and posting a pic you have the chance to win a $7000 diamond. Need we say more?

When: 5pm – Late, Saturday 18 May
Where: Jade Buddha Bar & Kitchen
For more information, click here.

Doomben Cup Day

Chuck on your brightest pastels and most pretentious headwear, because this Saturday is race day at Doomben Racecourse. The renowned Doomben Cup will be awarded, and you can watch the races, bet, indulge in seasonal menus and enjoy the live entertainment. There will, of course, be Fashions on the Field. Dress to impress.

When: 10:30am, Saturday 18 May
Where: Doomben Racecourse
For more information, click here.

Sunday 19 May

Cheese Festival

Brisbane, it’s time to bow down to the cheese gods and thank them once again for bestowing yet another cheese festival on our fair city. MOULD Cheese Fest will be hitting Brisbane for the first time ever this Sunday, and the sheer amount of cheese and wine is predicted to be legendary. Book tickets to finally achieve your cheese dreams.

When: 11am – 8pm, Sunday 19 May
Where: Light Space
For more information, click here.

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Image credit: Aaron Paul

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