The Weekend Round Up | Best Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend

The Weekend Round Up | Best Things To Do In Brisbane This Weekend

No time to sleep, this weekend Brisbane has it going on.

By Georgie Murray | 23rd January 2020

Welcome to the weekend! It’s not just a weekend though, it’s a longggg weekend which means there’s so much more time for activities! To keep plans simple, fun, frivolous and spirits high, we’ve planned the weekend for you with Brisbane’s best events. Whether you’re feeling patriotic and want to celebrate Australia Day, counting down the Hottest 100 or keeping it casual with some family-friendly events, our city is the place to be.

Speaking of Australia Day – with the devastation of the bushfires across the country, many Brisbane precincts will be hosting fundraising events to help the firies, communities and animals affected. In true Australian spirit, the timing is now to put your hand up and help, all the while having a good time. Check-out where to support, below.

Raise ‘Em Up | The Tivoli
Playing host to Megan Washington, Matt Corby, The Kite String Band and more, The Tivoli is aiming to raise $100K for to be shared across the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal and WIRES – The NSW Wildlife Information Rescue & Emergency services. All ticket, bar and merchandise profits from the evening will be generously donated. Tickets are still available so don’t miss out!


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Future Dreaming VR Experience | Museum of Brisbane

Step into a time-warping dream bubble as four young Aboriginal Australians guide you through their futures. In collaboration with VR Artist, Sutu, immerse yourself in the extraordinary and get ready for an intergalactic adventure, space emus included! The experience is inspired by the ancient Australian Aboriginal practice of Dreamtime, a mental visualization technique where you see your spirit move through the past, present or future. The experience is free at the Museum of Brisbane all weekend long!


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Australia Day Sausage Sizzle at The Jetty | South Bank
Is it even Australia Day long-weekend if you can’t smell snags and onion sizzling on the barbie? We think not and luckily, The Jetty in South Bank has got Sunday covered. From 12pm – 8pm grab a snag with grilled onions and classic condiments for just $5 each, or grab a picnic hamper. Live DJs will be spinning tunes on the riverfront from 2pm until a sparkling fireworks display at 7:30pm!


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True Blue Celebrations | Various Locations

Munich Brauhaus, Beerhaüs and The Bavarian are kicking off the long weekend with some exclusive down under tucker. Indulge in a limited-edition Australia Day loaded schnitzel, topped with bacon, fried egg and cheddar cheese. Otherwise, sink your teeth into an Aussie cheeseburger or giant, Bunnings-inspired hot dog. The fun continues well into the night with themed games and antics at Munich Brauhaus, including a unique DIY Zinc booth!


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Hop Fest at The Osbourne | Fortitude Valley
The Osbourne has partnered with local beer brands, bringing over 60 craft beers to sip yourself into Australia Day! With cocktails, a BBQ and music also on show (and taste) your Australia Day is well and truly sorted in the heart of the Valley.


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RnB Sundays Fundraiser | Brisbane City

The official launch of Blackbird’s RnB Sundays is kicking off this Sunday! While the resident DJ cranks some classic tunes, $1 from every drink sold will be donated to bushfire relief via Red Cross. Have a boogie for a cause and dance the night away to Drake, Brandy, Jason Derulo, Usher, Beyonce and more!


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Wild Canary Bushfire Relief Dinner | Brookfield

The team at Wild Canary has come together with many of their suppliers to host a special Bushfire Relief Dinner. All ticket proceeds will be equally donated to Australian Red Cross and WIRES. Enjoy welcome canapés, gin cocktails, prosecco and beers followed by a two-course dinner, while taking part in a silent auction with all proceeds raised donated to Rural Aid. With evening entertainment and a specially curated menu, tickets are $195 per person, including all food and wine.


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Australia Day at The Terrace | South Bank

Enjoy a relaxed and luxe Australia Day at Emporium Hotel’s, The Terrace with Australian favourites on offer. From 2pm until 9pm, pop-up Lamb and Pavlova stations, along with a Top Five Australian Gin Bar will be available for one day only. Plus, live entertainment by The Voice finalist Zeek Power in the early afternoon until the evening. Entry is free and no tickets required!


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Weekends on the Lawn | Howard Smith Wharves

Lay down the lawn with an afternoon of food, drinks and epic river views! Howard Smith Wharves is throwing a free outdoor shindig fit with live tunes, a jumping castle, face painters, a petting zoo and lawn games. Just grab your friends, family, and furry pals for the best kind of Brisbane summer day.


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Keep your eyes peeled for next weekend's round-up as we've got it going on. Join us at Victoria Park for a Style event like no other: Bangers For The Bush!
Get your tickets here and we'll see you there!


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Article by Georgie Murray

Georgie is a Journalist with a knack for bad jokes and dating disasters. A total open book, there’s no topic off limits for this Rod Stewart enthusiast. Starting her career in Broadcast Journalism, Georgie has since gone back to basics of the written word with a particular love for taboo topics and fashion media.