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13 Incredible Things To Do This Weekend In Brisbane

By Erin Curtain - 20 Jul 2017


Gosh, has it been a big week! What with the newest Dr Who actress announced, Game of Thrones season seven released, and the Chinese government banning Winnie The Pooh gifs, I am sure we all have a lot of important issues on our minds.

Thankfully this weekend in Brisbane is packed full of festivals, markets, shows, events, and most importantly food and wine to take these worldly concerns off our minds and show us a good time.

Here are 13 incredible things to do in Brisbane this weekend.

All Weekend

Night noodle markets

In case you haven’t noticed, Southbank has turned into an Asian cuisine free-for-all, and we here at The Urban List are all about that life. Featuring 23 food stalls, live music, bars, plus free entry to the Night Noodle Markets makes for the perfect night out, but they wont be around for long so enjoy them while you can!

When: 19–30 July, 5pm
Where: Cultural Forecourt, Southbank
For more information, click here

Brave New Worlds

This weekend local artists will be showcasing their art in pop ups around Brisbane. Go for an adventure to discover our home-grown creatives’ visions for what they would like their own ‘Brave New World’ to be. Drawing attention to brilliant local art as well as some of Brisbane’s gems hidden away in thoroughfares and laneways, this free exhibit is more an expedition than your usual museum walk through, and we can’t wait to explore!

When: 19–22 July
Where: All around Brisbane
For more information, click here

Friday 21 July

Brisbane Food & Wine Expo

Food, wine, cheese, cocktails—just take my money! The annual three-day Brisbane Food & Wine Expo is on this weekend and I for one intend to attend, eat cheese, and drink wine for a solid 72-hours straight. There will be celebrity chef demonstrations, a cheese and wine masterclass, a beer and burger bar for those less inclined toward the power of the grape, and an ‘Appreciation Area’ which I assume is code for free samples and where I will be spending the majority of my time. Tickets are selling out fast so book now!

When: 21–23 July
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds
For more information, click here

Saturday 22 July

Quandamooka Festival

The three-month Quandamooka Festival celebrates culture, country, and people in Brisbane’s Redlands. This festival provides a cultural education and the history of the land, and this weekend will be celebrated with the Winnam NAIDOC Kunjiel (Corroboree). This event celebrates indigenous cultures through dance, music, arts and more and is completely free, so come along and partake in the activities and workshops available while enjoying some great fod and exploring the markets.

When: 22 July, 10am–9pm
Where: Wynnum Esplanade
For more information, click here

Centenary Rocks Festival

The premier event of the western suburbs for over ten years running is back! Spend your weekend at the Centenery Rocks Festival for a chilled weekend with a lot to do. Kick back at the beer garden, browse the scores of stalls, enjoy the live music and entertainment, or check out the car display on Sunday. Entry is absolutely free and there will be plenty of giveaways!

When: 22–23 July
Where: Rocks Riverside Park
For more information, click here

Winter Wine Festival

Warm up with the Winter Wine festival. Follow the Wine Trail through The Marine Village and indulge in Australia’s and the world’s finest drops available. There are twelve tasting stops with a wide array of wines available for tasting . Wine writer and champagne expert Ken Gargett will be presenting a champagne masterclass at the Sirromet Wine Bar commencing at 11am each day. The masterclass runs for one hour accompanied by live music, so you can feel the festival vibes while having plenty of time to explore the wine trail and chase the perfect glass of wine.

When: 22–23 July,
Where: The Marine Village
For more information, click here

Secret Foodies Christmas in July

Who doesn’t love redistributed holidays? Christmas in July is probably the best excuse for a delicious feed and quality drop I have ever heard (though let’s be real, what isn’t a good excuse?). Secret Foodies is hosting an event in keeping with the Christmas spirit of surprises and a n excess of good food, and we could be more jolly about it! Wipe your diary clean for Saturday because you are booking tickets to a three-course Christmas feast accompanied by flowing wine to keep you in that merry spirit. Starting at 12pm, with the mystery location to be revealed two hours prior, make sure you book tickets and bring a gift to exchange for Secret Santa!

When: 22 July, 12pm
Where: Mystery location 
For more information, click here

Blackrock At La Boite

This iconic Australian play is one that stays with you long after the curtain call. Blackrock explores themes of Australia’s drinking and violence culture among teens, raising relevant issues and demanding the answers to hard-hitting questions. If you haven’t seen it this play is definitely worth a watch, and with opening night this weekend take a few friends and enjoy a night at the theatre.

When: 22 July–12 August
Where:  La Boite Roundhouse Theatre
For more information, click here

60s vs. 70s Dance Party

Make your way over to New Farm Bowls Club this Saturday for two decades of choice tunes to groove to. Dress with flair in the style of your preferred decade and boogie down to the duelling DJs. With a fully equipped dance floor, licensed bar, themed performances, and more this is bound to be a fun night, so book some tickets for you and your friends and enjoy a dance party on the lawn!

When: 22 July 5pm–9pm
Where: New Farm Bowls Club
For more information, click here

Lior The Old Museum

Queensland Music Festival is showcasing Lior for one night only in Brisbane. The acclaimed singer-songwriter will serenade you with his stunning original compositions accompanied by a string quartet. Be transported by his unique sound in the fitting setting of Brisbane’s own historic landmark The Old Museum.

When: 22 July, 7:30pm
Where: The Old Museum
For more information, click here

Tigerlily at The Met

Tigerlily is back at The Met and they are celebrating by abolishing lock out to let you party all night long—for this Saturday at least. With entry $20 before midnight and open until 7am come along and feel the amped vibe of Australia’s number one female DJ and dance until dawn. Literally!

When: 22 July, 9pm–7am
Where: The Met
For more information, click here

Sunday 23 July

Brisbane Lions vs Carlton

The tension is ON at the  Gabba this Sunday. Lions vs Carlton, both clubs likely itching with anticipation for this match. With Brisbane having conceded the most and Carlton having scored least points in the competition so far this is anyone’s game and bound to be a good watch. Book tickets for the match and spend your Sunday arvo the right way, in the stands with a cold beer cheering on our boys!

When: 23 July, 4:40pm
Where: Gabba
For tickets, click here

Don’t Miss Out

Rooftop Cinema Bar

Did you know that Lime Hotel has a rooftop bar? Ok not revolutionary news, but did you also know that they have a cinema under the stars movie screening every Wednesday night? They have a range of movie packages available, including ‘Mr Bean’ where you will provided with the comfort of a bean bag and blanket, ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ granting you a spa ticket with towel supplied, and ‘The Italian Job’ supplying free reign to swap between bean bag and spa, an Alfredo’s pizza, and bottle of red to brighten your viewing experience. The best part? Free popcorn for all!

When: Wednesdays, 6pm
Where: Limes Hotel
For more information, click here

For even more to do in Brisbane this month, check out these kick-ass events.

Image credit: Ariana Gillrie

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