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Watch: The MINI Edition | Top 10 Things To Do In Brisbane This August

By Catherine Blake - 31 Jul 2015

August is looming, that means we’re looking down the barrel of 31 days of action-packed metro-patriotism.

Altogether there are too many ways to waste a Saturday, don’t starve yourself of choice—dig into the hip happenings going on in Brisbane this month.

Here are 10 of our top things to do in Brisbane this August.

10. Xavier Rudd at the Miama Marketta

After three days of muddy reckoning, the Splendour bender continues with a tour by Xavier Rudd and the United Nations. Help celebrate the release of ‘Flag’, the second single from their debut album Nanna, and keep the party alive with a particularly rowdy knees-up at Miami Marketta. Tickets on sale now.

Where: Miami Marketta
When: Sunday 23 August

9. Check out Donut Boyz in West End 

Since migrating from their spiritual homeland of Maroochydore, Donut Boyz’ golden glories have taken our town by storm, making a home for themselves in West End. Their donuts have become so popular that they’ve recently expanded into new Paddington digs (double the opportunity to ruin your diet) where their instafamous lemon meringue donuts are bringing all the boyz to the yard. Donuts = the new milkshakes.

Where: Donut Boyz, West End; Donut Boyz, Paddington
When: All month

8. Big Beef Off at The Regatta

The Boatshed is pimping its reputation for the best steak in Brisbane when the Big Beef Off returns. Four of Queensland’s best meat producers will put their porterhouses under scrutiny in the city’s most delicious blind taste-test. More details and tickets, here

Where: Regatta Hotel
When: Monday 3 August, 6:30pm

7. The Ekka is back

Break out the hand sanitizer, Ekka season is upon us! This year is going off like no other with all the saddles, carnies and dog tricks your little heart could hope for. Rekindle those long lost memories of childhood with bulk strawberry ice creams and logside seats at the wood chop before a quick toddle through the petting zoo.

Where: RNA Showground
When: Friday 7 August – Sunday 16 August

6. Catch Passion Pit at the Tivoli

Cut a little blackness with the darker side of Passion Pit at the Tivoli. In one of their three exclusive Australian shows, Passion Pit’s explosive presence is scheduled to shake your foundations like a maraca. Sydney-based rockers, The Griswolds, will be there too, so get your tickets now and secure you place in the electro-pop maelstrom.

Where: The Tivoli Theatre
When: Tuesday 25 August

5. It's International Beer Day!

On this most special of occasions to rival Christmas, us hapless beerhounds can pay tribute to the wonderful brewers who give us so much to live for. What differentiates this momentous day from the 364 others in the calendar? The imperative to drink as many different beers from as many different countries as possible. Bottoms up, suds.

Where: Everywhere
When: August 7

4. Bliss Out at Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen

This newbie health hut just popped up in West End and the hippies are as pleased as organic cold-pressed punch. As the name suggests, everything at Miss Bliss, from the smoothies and açai to the gluten free breakfast pots, is made from unprocessed whole foods and completely devoid of refined sugar. How’s that health kick coming? #fitspo #cleanspo #allthespo.

Where: Miss Bliss Whole Foods Kitchen, West End
When: All month

3. Chill with us at the Urban Picnic (at the James Street Food and Wine Trail)

While the infamous Food and Wine Trail rages along the strip, take a load off right in the heart of the action at the Urban Picnic. Entrenched in the best food and wine the city has to offer, Yogi Bear ain’t got nothing on us. You don’t even need a basket! Plus, it’s James Street so the odds of sitting on an anthill are the same as contracting scurvy at an orchard! 

Where: James St fashion thoroughfare (between Molten Store and Spoon)
When: Saturday 1 August

2. Get Clucky at Lucky Egg

… or more specifically, their buttermilk fried chicken. A basket of that dark and gnarly crispiness is so damn motherclucking delicious, and with daily specials running all week you’ll be hard pressed to branch out until mid-October. The birds are also free range and sourced locally, just another thing to love about Lucky Egg.

Where: Lucky Egg, Fortitude Valley
When: All month

1. Pop Into Queen of Pops

Turning our favourite morning brews into popsicles, Queen of Pops has made it completely acceptable to eat ice cream before breakfast. But if you’re still attached to the traditional methods of charge, Queen of Pops also serves standard takeaway espresso as well as nitro coffee, all made on the locally roasted and explosigasmic blends of Wolff Roasters.

Where: Queen of Pops, Clayfield
When: All month

Want more of of the best things to do in Brisbane? Here's what you missed in last month's MINI Edition!

Can't wait to hit up all the events this month? Well why not WIN somethin' while you do?! Simply Instagram and tag @miniaustralia and #theminiedition when you are at any of the 10 July events, and you’ll be in the draw to win an epic dinner at The Boatshed worth $200 ! Click here for more details!

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