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14 Awesome Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend

By Alice Lane - 14 Apr 2016

Apparently the weather gods didn't get the memo that it's supposed to be autumn, so make the most of this glorious summer weather by getting out and about in Brisbane this weekend. Nothing planned? We've got you covered with lots of awesome things to do in Brisbane this weekend!

Thursday 14th

Milton Mini-Markets

The Milton Mini Markets are bringing Brisbane’s best food trucks and stalls to Cribb St to satisfy those lunchtime cravings. With fresh local produce, sweet treats and rotating speciality stalls you won’t walk away hungry!

When: Thursday’s, 10am-2pm

Where: Cribb St, Milton

Marie Claire Up Late

The hottest fashion event of the year is back; Marie Claire Up Late. Get yourself down to James St between 6-9pm to rub shoulders with the Marie Claire team as well as Australian designers Toni Maticevski and Natasha Schweitzer. It’s the perfect opportunity to get some new pieces for your autumn wardrobe and fill your beauty bag with the latest must-have products. If your looking to splurge on eyewear or leather accessories, OnePointSevenFour is teaming up with The Daily Edited to bring you accessories personalised on the spot, so be sure to check them out on Robertson St.

When: Thursday 14th April, 6-9pm

Where: James St Precinct, Fortitude Valley

Banff Mountain Film Festival | Power House

One of the world’s most famous film festivals – the Banff Mountain Film Fest – is landing at the Powerhouse this week for 5 days only. Catch over 2 ½ hours of mountain adventure films from the most wild and remote corners of the globe. The captivating viewing will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.   

When: Mon 11th – Fri 15th April, 7pm

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

Tickets: Buy tickets online here.

Friday 15th

Rocks Riverside Twilight Market

Rocks Riverside is the newest twilight market to hit Brisbane. With all your favourite food trucks and stalls featuring Turkish, Italian, Greek, American style meats and fresh seafood, this really is a night for food lovers! Live music and an exquisite range of wines from Sirromet Winery will make sure your Friday night is well and truly sorted.

When: Friday 15th April, 4-9pm

Where: 5 Counihan Rd, Seventeen Mile Rocks

Sarah Blasko

Australian indie-pop singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko will take to the Tivoli stage this Friday night as part of her national tour. Featuring songs from her fifth album ‘Eternal Return’, Blasko is only here for one night so don’t miss out!

When: Friday 15th April,

Where: The Tivoli, Bowen Hills

Tickets: Buy tickets online here

Saturday 16th

Sandgate Village Markets

North-siders rejoice; Sandgate’s monthly market is back. Enjoy the sea breeze as you check out the local art and craft stalls, buskers and of course get your foodie fix. Don’t forget your picnic blanket so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the atmopshere of the Einbunpin Lagoon.

When: Saturday 16th April,

Where: Einbunpin Lagoon, Sandgate

Her Wardrobe: Pre-loved, vintage & indie market

Shopaholics and bargain hunters, your time is here! The biggest fashion market in South East Queensland is open this Saturday from 8am-1pm on the Sunshine Coast. With over 70 sellers and 10, 000+ items of clothing, shoes and accessories, it’s safe to say we’ll be in shopping heaven!

When: Saturday 15th April, 8am-1pm

Where: Lake Kawana Community Centre, Caloundra

Tickets: $2 entry fee on arrival.

Dutch Courage Cocktail Master Class

Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess are back with their monthly cocktail master class. Bringing out the big guns for April, it’s time to get a crash course on all the gin classics. Their bar is stocked with over 120 gins so we trust they know what their doing! Don’t worry you’ll get to taste test your hard work too!

When: Saturday 16th April, 4pm

Where: Dutch Courage Officers Mess

Tickets: $49 per person – contact [email protected] to book your spot!

John Waters Movie Fest

Join in the celebration of American cult film director, John Waters’ 70th birthday at The Fox Hotel this weekend. For the ultimate John Waters themed party Fish Lane Studio will play host to interactive exhibits, artworks, movie clips, posters and more. From 5pm, the party will really get started with a Hairspray & 60’s themed event. So tease your hair and bust out your geo-prints, for a rock ‘n’ roll night celebrating this legend.

When: Saturday 16th April, 4pm

Where: The Fox Hotel, South Brisbane

Tickets: Buy tickets online here

Sunday 17th

Milton Markets

Our beloved Red Hill Markets are back in a brand new location at Cribb St, Milton. Don’t let their new name fool you, you’ll still find over 140 of the same sensational stalls you came to love. With fresh produce from across South-East Queensland, artisan bakers, butchers, baristas, cooks, creators, florists, artists and designers; get lost amongst the stalls this Sunday from 6am-12pm.

When: Sunday 17th April, 6am-12pm

Where: Cribb St, Milton

Watercress Creek Olive Festival


As part of this month’s Ipswich Festival, visit the 8th annual Watercress Creek Olive Festival and soak up the relaxing rural atmosphere. With live music, food and drinks, tastings by local growers and products for sale, it’s the perfect Sunday escape to the country. For the ultimate on-farm experience, don your covered shoes and take a tour of the Olive Grove and Lime Orchard!

When: Sunday 17th April 9am-3pm

Where: Watercress Creek Olives & Limes, 53 Bryces Road, Pine Mountain

Tickets: $5 per person on entry

Downey Park Food Trucks

Grab your picnic rug and some friends and indulge in lunch from 1-4pm at this Sunday’s Downey Park Food Trucks. Be sure to come on an empty stomach because The Bone Lorry, The Frying Piggy, Rolls Pho Mi and Ruby the Little Red Ice Cream Van are just some of the trucks that will be cooking up a storm!

When: Sunday 17th April 1-4pm

Where:  Downey Park, Melbourne St, Windsor

Don’t Miss Out

Fish Lane Festival | 7th May

Don’t miss the brand new Fish Lane street festival on Saturday May 7th from 12-10pm featuring live music, the best gourmet eats and premium drinks; this is one festival not to be missed. The foodie lineup already has us drooling; Billy Kart Kitchen, Julius Pizzeria, Bird’s Nest Restaurant, Gauge and Habitat, need we say more?! Actually, we forgot to mention soon-to-be Fish Lane resident, Gelato Messina will be scooping up their divine ice cream.

Breakfast Creek Hotel’s 127th Birthday Bash | 14th May

Brisbane icon, The Breakfast Creek Hotel will be celebrating its 127th birthday with a Brazilian Carnivale-themed party. Think feathers and colour, as well as the sounds and smells of Brazil. Our friends at the Breaky Creek hotel are particularly keen to show of their Brazilian-inspired Creek-smoked meats and specially crafted rum cocktails, so don’t miss this birthday bash!

Image credit: Ariana Gillrie

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