It’s that time of year again, Urbanlisters, when we get to wear an Australian flag as a cape and not be questioned, cover ourselves in temporary tats, fill our Eskys with ice and tinnies, and celebrate all that it is to be Australian.
So if you’re stuck for ideas on things to do in Brisbane this long-weekend, we’ve got you covered. From warehouse sales, and dance detoxes, to Australia Day eve pool parties, Sunday BBQs, and craft beer fests, there is an event for everyone this weekend in Brisbane.
Press'd Opens Up Shop in Newstead | Press'd
King of the cold-press, Press'd has a brand new digs in Newstead, just a short jaunt from their first location. As well as a bigger, even better new store, Press'd now has a full-food menu serving vegan and raw breakfast and lunch options, including their signature dish, the 'salmon' terriyaki (which is actually made with mango!). Check it out!
Bollywood Connections Presents ‘Dance Detox’ | Bowen Hills
Ever wanted to learn English folk dancing, capoeira, or aerial yoga? Well Brisbanites, Bollywood connections are hosting dance detox workshops today and tomorrow where you can do just that! Suitable for people of all ages and experience levels, the workshops aim to encourage fun and fitness. Places are limited, so grab your tickets quick!
Warehouse Sale! | Caxton Street Agencies
Brisbane fashionistas, this one is for you! Caxton Street Agencies are holding their Nothing Over $50 new year clearance sale until the end of January. The sale will feature all the latest samples as well as December and January stock. With prices starting from as low as $10, you’re guaranteed to snag yourself a bargain! Open from 9am-5pm daily.
Bernard Fanning At The Triffid | The Triffid
Powderfinger fans, unite! Lead-singer-turned-solo-artist Bernard Fanning will be performing at The Triffid this Friday. Bernard and his band will bring to life his highly acclaimed Tea & Sympathy and Departures albums, featuring hit singles "Wish You Well", "Songbird", "Watch Over Me" and "Battleships” as well as debuting to Australian audiences as yet unheard new material. A performance not to be missed!
Aussie Week At Howzat | Howzat Burger
To celebrate Australia Day, Howzat Burger will be hosting an 'Aussie Week' which kicks off today, and continues right through until Friday 30th. During Aussie Week, you'll be able to score yourself one of chef Philip Johnson's gourmet lamb shoulder burgers for only $14! This Howzat off the menu item will be available at Howzat HQ and The Triffid during Aussie week, so make sure you stop by and try one for yourself!
Australia Day Eve Pool Party | Soleil Pool Bar
When it comes to Brisbane Sunday sessions, Soleil is where it’s at! And this Sunday, the team behind Capri Sunday’s are taking things up a notch with a sensational Australia Day eve pool party—with extra pop-up cocktail bars, free Ice creams, and punch bowls, topping it off with a fashion show on the pool deck from 4pm featuring some of Queensland's best designers. Be there!
Sizzling Sunday’s | Watt Restaurant & Bar
Sundays at Watt are set to sizzle this summer. Head down with friends and family to relax in the shade on the waterfront—an ideal spot to escape the summer heat! Settle in for the afternoon with a cocktail jug or sample the selection of craft beers and enjoy the chilled lounge tunes by DJ Luc.
Australia Day Weekend At The Fox | The Fox Hotel
Just when we thought our decision on where to celebrate Australia day was hard enough, The Fox decided to come to the party! Open from 11am on Sunday and Monday, come on down and party with Warwick Capper (it doesn’t get much more Aussie than that), and indulge in their craft eskys, lamb rotisserie and cocktail jugs to beat the summer heat. It’s going to be epic!
Australia Day At The Regatta | The Regatta
Open both Sunday and Monday for all your Australia Day festivities, The Regatta will be playing host to live music in the Courtyard, as well as slow roasted lamb sliders, fresh oysters, and prawns (yummo!). Official Australia Day celebrations will of course feature triple J’s hottest 100 countdown (yes!), as well as Australia’s finest craft beers and wines.
Australia Day Craft Beer & BBQ Party | Lock ‘n’ Load
The outdoor courtyard will be beating to triple J’s drum with a 3 hour drinks and food pack, including 2014’s Top 10 Craft Beers unveiled throughout the afternoon. We can’t think of a better way to spend Australia Day than to kick back to the sounds of summer while knocking back the finest brews in the country.
Green Beacon Turns Two! | Green Beacon Brewing Company
Lamb burgers on the BBQ and scrimshaw IPA on tap, what more could you want for an Australia Day celebration? Come on down and celebrate this Australia Day at green beacon, and join in the festivities as they celebrate their second birthday!
Great Aussie BBQ | Riverbar & Kitchen
It’s all happening at Riverbar & Kitchen this Australia Day. With live entertainment and a pop-up bar selling ginger slushies (yes, I did say ginger slushies!), as well as a special Aussie cocktail and bucket of craft beer available on the day, this is going to be an absolute ripper!