In case you're not up to speed with Brisbane's plentiful social calendar, Ekka week is upon us, and we can tell you one thing, the celebrations are not scarce. Aside from the highly anticipted mid-week public holiday to the inevitable late night we'll all be having this coming Ekka Day eve, there's a lot happening this week in Brisbane.
From a late night Disney-themed rave (not for the under 18s mind...) to the famous Espresso Martini Festival, it’s all happening. These are the best events to check out this weekend in Brisbane.
Tuesday 14 August
Hop on board Seadeck's Ekka Eve party boat!
Because they know we love a good public holiday lie in, the crew from Seadeck are setting sail this Ekka eve, for a night of fun and frolics out at sea (well, the Brisbane River to be precise, but hey, it's sort of the same). In the mix for festivities will be expertly mixed cocktails and some banging beats courtesy of Aussie darling, DJ Minx! To keep the party going, Seadeck will also be putting on a daytime Ekka voyage, for all you daylight revellers out there. Get your tickets here, asap!
Don Your Fave Princess Outfit For Fluffy’s Annual Disney Party
Today marks Ekka Eve, ad yes, while we're keen as for that day off work tomorrow, we're more excited about Fluffy's annual Disney-themed party at The Family. With best dressed prizes up for grabs, we highly encourage dressing up as your favourite Disney character—be it is a hero, villain or anyone in-between—and dancing the night away. You can find out all the deets and get your tickets here.
Get Your Buzz On At Brisbane's Epic Espresso Martini Festival
Also celebrating the illustrious Ekka Eve is the long-awaited 2nd annual Espresso Martini Festival. Get your hands on Brisbane's finest revved-up cocktails, paired with live music and noms courtesy of Hello Please and Ol’ School. Treats include fish dim sim, spicy fish cake bao, and potato scallop with Szechaun curry mayo, just to name a few. If you can’t make tonight, they are also celebrating Ekka day tomorrow arvo—most excellent! Grab your tickets here.
Wednesday 15 August
Feast Your Eyes With $5 Movie Tickets This Rare Mid-Week Holiday
The crew at Dendy are treating us on this fine Ekka public holiday with $5 tickets. All. Day. Long! At both Dendy Portside and Coorparoo locales, check out the latest happenings on the silver screen—minus the weighty hole in your wallet. You can get cheap tickets online or at the door, and find the all the info here.
Thursday 16 August
Tuck Into Bulk Fried Chicken At A KFC Appreciation Party
In celebration of the great gift that is 'Kentucky Fried Chicken', The Brightside is hosting a KFC Appreciation party—and it's got our name written all over it! Cocktail jugs will be plentiful and the live sets going on until late. (Hot tip: make sure you’re in the beer garden early to score some FREE chicken.) A Find out all the details here.
Friday 17 August
Release Your Inner Animal At This Sir David Attenborough’s Polar Party
How often to do you get to party with the legend that is Sir David? Never, that's when. The next best thing is obviously an Attenborough-themed, which, obviously, we're totally here for. The Brightside is set to be transformed into a winter wonderland featuring a special expedition across the Artic Tundra! With nature docos on the big screen, best dressed competitions, killer tunes, a life-sized David (because photo ops) and a photo wall, the party kicks off from 10pm, so you better make sure to be there. The best bit? A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Australian Marine Conservation Society to help the Great Barrir Reef. Get your tickets here.
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