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12 Awesome Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend

By Alice Lane - 31 Mar 2016

Things to do in Brisbane

Hooray! You've (almost!) survived the working week off the back of a four day long weekend and that is no mean feat. This is definitely something to celebrate, so get your squad together and get stuck into these awesome events around Brisbane! 

Thursday 31st March

Zumba | South Bank

Get your heart pumping with some Thursday afternoon Zumba on the lawns of Southbank. The best bit? It’s free and no bookings are required; simply turn up and join the fun.

When: Thursday 31st March 5:45-6:30pm

Where: Southbank Cultural Forecourt - Little Stanley Street Lawns


Canberra’s iconic Questacon is visiting Queensland for the first time ever! Check out the free hands on exhibition at Westfield Garden City until the 8th of May

When: Saturday 26th March until 10th May

Where: Westfield Garden City

Friday 1st April

Twilight Markets

Southsiders rejoice, Hawthorn is set to welcome a brand new farmers market onto the scene. The flavours and colours of the iconic Jan Powers Farmers Markets will take place in Hawthorn Park on the first and third Friday of every month. With over 40 food stalls including crepes, dumplings, pizzas and cheese, the Twilight Markets are the perfect place to get your Friday night feed.

When: Friday 1st April 4pm-8pm

Where: Hawthorne Park, Hawthorn

Green Jam Session

Wind down on the banks of the Brisbane River this Friday afternoon with QPAC’s famous Green Jam Session. Chilling out to the tunes of local artists from South East Queensland with a drink in hand sounds like a pretty awesome way to bring in the weekend.

When: Friday 1st April from 5:30pm

Where: QPAC

Free entry

Mid Summer Night’s Dream

Catch the opening night of Queensland Ballet’s a Mid Summer Night’s Dream at the Playhouse, QPAC this Friday evening. Running for two weeks only, this is a whimsical masterpiece not to be missed!

When: Friday 1st April – Saturday 16th April

Where: Playhouse, QPAC

Tickets: Buy them online

Saturday 2nd April

Brisbane Lion’s vs. North Melbourne

Brisbane’s favourite AFL team, The Lions are back on home turf for their first game of the season. Taking on North Melbourne this Saturday at 3:35pm, get down to the Gabba for plenty of beers and banter as we cheer on the underdogs.

When: Saturday 2nd April, 3:35pm kick off

Where: The Gabba

Tickets: Buy them online

Full Moon Yoga

Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul this Saturday evening with full moon yoga at the Kangaroo Point. With the city lights skyline as your backdrop and the moon glistening on the Brisbane River, this is an idyllic way to spend your Saturday evening.

When: Saturday 2nd April, 5:45-6:45pm

Where: Kangaroo Point Park (Beside Cliff Café)

Tickets: $10 per person, payable at event.

Buffalo Bar’s Prickleback Club

Urban List favourite, Buffalo Bar, has brought back their Saturday night Prickleback Club. Featuring rockabilly bands, infused whiskey, pickle back shots, and live music, this American-style bar will be rocking this Saturday night from 8pm.

When: Saturday 2nd April 8pm

Where: Buffalo Bar, 169 Mary St, Brisbane

Free entry

Sunday 3rd April

Cooly Classic

Join swimmers from across Australia for this bucket list event. The Cooly Classic takes in three of Australia’s most revered surf breaks, Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra over its 1, 2 or 3km swim. Whether you’re an elite swimmer or just out for a Sunday morning splash, get yourself registered for Gold Coast’s premier ocean swim.

When: Sunday 3rd April 8am

Where: Kirra Beach

Tickets: Enter online here. 

Social Sundays

Take your Sunday sesh riverside this weekend at Riverbar & Kitchen's Social Sundays pop-up bar. Kick back with a cocktail or two (courtesy of Brookvale Union Ginger Beer), get the competitive juices flowing with a game of giant Jenga or Connect 4, and while away the afternoon in Brisbane's sensational autumn sunshine.

When: Every Sunday in April, from 2pm

Where: Riverbar & Kitchen, Brisbane CBD

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat 90th Birthday

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is turning 90 this weekend and has invited everyone to join them for a celebration. With free eco ranger events and guided bush walks you’ll have more than worked up an appetite for a big serving of O’Reilly’s traditional roast lunch. Be sure to RSVP because lunch spots are limited!

When: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd April

Where: O’Reilly’s Rainforest Resort

Tickets: Buy them online here


Shorts in Paradise is on this Sunday, showcasing the best short films from across Australia as part of the Gold Coast Film Festival. Surfers Paradise beach turns into a cinema like no other with sand, stars and the beach crashing in the background, be captivated by a variety of 10-minute masterpieces as you unwind this Sunday evening.

When: Saturday 2nd April 6:30pm

Where: Surfers Paradise Beach

Don’t Miss

Milton Markets Grand Opening | Saturday 17th April

After losing their home late last year, the Red Hill Markets are re-opening in a brand new location at Cribb St, Milton. Don’t miss the Milton Markets Grand Opening on Saturday 17th April as all your favourite stalls bring their same great goodies to their new home.

Brisbane BBQ Festival | Saturday 2nd July

After last year’s sold out event at South Bank, Brisbane’s BBQ Festival has upgraded to the lawns of the RNA Showground. With BBQ Championships, markets, craft bear, workshops and live music, mark Saturday 2nd July in your diary so you don’t miss a sizzling day out.

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