What’s On In Brisbane This Weekend

What’s On In Brisbane This Weekend

Kickstart your weekend the right way!

By Dane Shedden | 26th November 2020

Brisbane, you’ve done it again! With a schedule packed full of festivals, events and activities, you’re in the perfect place for the highly anticipated weekend. Just so you can really take a load off and put your feet up, we’ve took the liberty of rounding up our top picks for the weekend!

Milton Christmas Twilight Markets | Saturday

As Christmas work parties commence across Brisbane, Milton Markets is determined not to be left out. Already delivering a bustling atmosphere, amazing farm-direct fresh produce, gourmet food stalls, arts and crafts, live music, kid’s activities and more! This Saturday from 4-10pm, they will have their annual Christmas bash. Mosey on down to tackle some early gift shopping or just to be among the atmosphere and festivities. If you need a break from the hustle and bustle, there’ll be a pop-up bar on-site, so you can sneak in a cheeky Christmas bevvy or two.

 

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Brisbane Pride Fair Day | Saturday

Looking for something truly fabulous to do for the weekend? It’s that time again, where Brisbanites of all colours of the rainbow come together to celebrate with their LGBTQI+ community. New Farm Park will be transformed into a dynamic playground, teeming with live performances, attractive stalls and scrumptious street food. Pop on down to be part of an important loud and proud event, that increases awareness, visibility and resilience in the LGBTQI+ community. Gates open 10am-3pm – grab your tickets here.

 

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Boho Luxe Market | All Weekend

There has never been a better time to shop local and support our Brissy community, and it doesn’t hurt to have a little fun along the way, right? These markets are a great way to help support local artists, eco-conscience brands and talented creatives. Enjoy free creative workshops, live music and the Boho Luxe fashion show is not to be missed! When you need a little break from the sun beating down, sip a drink with your feet on the grass and feast on some delectable local eats, as your inner bohemian comes out to play.

 

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Moonlight Cinema | All Weekend

Fancy a picnic under the stars watching your favourite flick? Moonlight Cinema is celebrating 25 years of movies under the night sky and has some great films lined up to hit the silver screen. Showing this Friday in Centennial Park, there is certainly something for everyone. From musical buffs (Moulin Rouge, The Greatest Showman), to those who dig superhero action (Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy) or are scouting for a family-friendly picture (Trolls World Tour, Rams), there’s also a must-see line up of Christmas film favourites and a great selection of beverages and snacks available onsite, too. All you need is your picnic blanket and you’re loved ones, for a magical evening in the open-air!

 

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Wild things Art Exhibition & Pop Up Shop | All Weekend

Want to find that perfect unique gift for someone special? Or, do you just want to treat yourself to some fantastic wearable art? Local artists, Wendy Bailye and Sharyn Hall, are hosting their 12th annual exhibition of exclusive contemporary textiles. Browse through their quality handcrafted range of felts, textile arts, jewellery, handbags, printmaking, collage, photography and more in an oasis of handmade collectable arts. Happening at the Richard Randall Art Studio in the beautiful Brisbane Botanical Gardens, there’s also a café at arm’s length, where you can relax and admire your crafty wares after your thrilling treasure hunt.

 

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Undersea Putt & Play | All Weekend

If you need to keep the kiddies entertained, here’s an underwater wonderland where their imaginations can run wild. Watch as they walk with a whale, puzzle a peg-legged pirate and get plucky with a pelican. The Redcliffe venue sports an 18-hole, underwater-themed putt putt course, and if someone spits the dummy? You can move into their spacious arcade area, where there’s plenty of table space, food available and a huge rage of arcade machines. This multi-million-dollar entertainment precinct is open all weekend and caters for fun for all ages. So, get your scuba suit ready and don’t be afraid to dive on in!

Jungle Indoor Plant Party | All Weekend

Just dying for an excuse to drag out those pink legwarmers, thick headband and shimmering high-waisted leotard? Well here’s your chance: the Jungle Collective is hosting a ‘Let’s Get Physical’ themed party, to celebrate their return to physical sales. They will be pumping beats while you shop, so you can shimmy down the aisles as you forage for your foliage. They boast a great range of plants, inspiration ideas, an on-site horticulturalist, plenty of parking, plus those decked out in their finest 80s gear will receive $5 off their purchase. Register for tickets here.

W Brisbane’s Bali Getaway | All Weekend

Yearning for a Balinese holiday that will see you sipping cocktails by the pool? No problem! W Brisbane has got you covered, transforming their poolside haven into a Seminyak-inspired paradise. Recline in a hammock and snack on Balinese bites as you enjoy your cool coconut creation, all while feasting your eyes on the spectacular river views. They also offer morning yoga, Balinese spa treatments and pump out DJ beats to whisk you off to the tropics. Festivities commence from 2pm ‘til late, so relax into that Bali vibe and lose yourself all afternoon.

 

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El Camino Cantina Ritapalooza | Friday and Saturday

Dust off that sombrero hiding in your closet because South Bank is opening its borders to Mexico, with the lively and colourful festival, Ritapalooza! This Friday night, attend the launch of the cool new club, Hotel Diablo, to groove along with headliners, Brisbane band and DJ duo ‘Mashd N Kutcher’ and more entertainment to follow on Saturday evening, beginning 9pm. If you’re not in a clubbing mood, there’s plenty of venues to explore. A must do is to sample one of El Camino Cantina’s awesome margarita mixologist creations. There are 15 amazing cocktails to choose from, with unique flavours that will have your mouth watering. Relax in their colourful umbrellaed outdoor dining area and enjoy a great range of classic Mexican munchies, like spicy buffalo wings, sizzling chargrilled fajitas, tantalizing tacos, and, of course, crispy churros for the sweet-tooth, all prepared by Tex-Mex. It’s a fantastic cultural evening of fun and frivolity not to be missed!

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