Stumped for what to do this weekend? We’ve got you sorted. Here’s our pick of the best events in Brisbane which are sure to get you through your Saturday, Sunday and into next week. Whether you’re keen for a legendary strawberry sundae and a show bag, some laughs, or the chance to live the life of an art thief, or simply a round of laughs and a cold craft beer, Brisbane has you covered!

Bris Funny Fest 2019 | Brisbane City

When: August 7th – September 1st

Is there really a better way to end the week than a casual Friday night having a brew, good food and a laugh? We think not! Bris Funny Fest kicks off this weekend, showcasing up and coming comedians at local bars across Brisbane. The Festival is sure to have a venue and a show to suit all: if you like stand-up comedy and South-East Asian street food then the subterranean Heya Bar is for you. More laughs can be had at the Saccharomyces (sac-ar-o-my-sees) Beer Café hidden down Fish Lane, where craft beers and classic comfort food is King. Or, experience some classic stand up and good spirits at the Milk Factory Bar, the latest adaptation of the iconic Montague Hotel.  Check out the full list of venues and show line up here.

The Great GOMA Heist | GOMA

When: Saturday 10 August

The Great GOMA Heist gives you the opportunity to fulfil your wildest cops and robbers’ dreams. Enter as an art thief and attempt to steal prized artwork by drawing a forgery, before the undercover detectives catch you! Or enter as a detective and catch those pesky thieves before they run off into the sunset with the most valued art the gallery has to offer. Don’t miss out on a night of interactive entertainment and see if you have what it takes to be a criminal mastermind!

Inflatable World – Adults Only | Toombul

Yes, dreams really do come true. Leave the kids at home and run wild at Inflatable World! From 5pm Saturday night, Inflatable World at Toombul will close its doors to the kids (sorry not sorry) and let the ‘big kids’ bounce around. Snacks and beer also at the ready, just remember the 20-minute rule – don’t swim (or bounce) until your foods gone down, ok?

The EKKA | The Brisbane Showgrounds

When: 9th – 18th August

If it’s been a few years since you’ve been to the EKKA, this could be the year for you! Whether you enter the annual Dagwood Dog Eating Competition or share a kiss at the top of the ferris wheel, the EKKA is the place to be this weekend. Make sure to pick up enough showbags then wash it all down with a famous strawberry sundae. Enjoy live music, iconic Australian beers, locally sourced street food and sweet treats, all in celebration of Australia’s finest agriculture. We’ve also put together a snapshot of this year’s Ekka you can read here.


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Kicking-on through the week until Wednesday’s Ekka Show Holiday? Then, check out this:

Wine And Cheese Night | The Treasury

When: 5pm – 8pm Tuesday 13 August

New Zealand may be known as the land of the long white cloud, but our pals across the Tasman produce the goods when it comes to some of the finest wines and cheeses. And, this is the ‘choice’ opportunity to experience their best exports while in the luxe surrounds of Treasury Brisbane.

The one-night-only event on the eve of this year’s Ekka will take guests on a sensory journey by sampling some of the greatest wines and cheeses NZ has to offer. Featuring Matua Valley, Squealing Pig and Dog Point, the evening will also showcase curated cocktails by 42 Below Vodka while guests enjoy the old-world elegance and opulent ambience Treasury is known for.


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