The first half of the year is almost done, so say goodbye in a way that will reflect the rest of your year (hint: it’s going to be filled with plenty of good times)! There’s cocktail markets, boho dreams, the most zen yoga and an event your furry friends will be dragging you to. Trust us, it’s set to be quite a lovely weekend!

EOFY Cocktail Markets

When: Friday from 5pm – 8pm

Throw your boring cocktail tendencies out the window thanks to our riverside friends over at Jade Buddha who have not only cut the size of our favourite treat-yourself-drink, but the cost! For $40, Jade Buddha Bar and Kitchen is pouring expertly crafted miniature themed beverages for the ultimate cocktail experience to celebrate the end of the financial year in style. Exchange ten drink tokens for divine brews that you simply have to try firsthand. To even better enhance your experience (and your palette), each mini beverage has been cleverly matched with a delectable canapé to evoke complimenting flavours, textures and taste to perfection. Tickets can be bought at the event, but with only 100 spots available, get in quick to rub the Jade Buddha belly and ensure you have a fabulous night and excellent tax return!

 

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Boho Luxe Market

When: Friday from 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9am

If you can’t make it down to Byron Bay this weekend but are craving those good vibes, we’ve got you sorted because Boho Luxe Market is bringing Brisbane a ‘Weekend of Wanderlust’ to satisfy your needs! Chase the sun to three days filled with glamping, kombis, music, art, fashion, jewellery and divine food trucks! Plus, with flower crown workshops and free massages, you can keep the good vibes flowing even after you leave. Entry is a chill $5 so pull out your best crochet top and breezy flares and wander over to the spectacular Old Museum for a weekend built from boho dreams!

 

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Yoga Day Festival

When: Saturday from 9:30am – 3:30pm

Say Namaste to the United Nations International Day of Yoga and flow through a day that will leave your mind crystal-clear! Located at the University of Queensland, the only thing they’ll be teaching this Saturday is ultimate mindfulness with meditation, yoga wisdom, wellness and Mother Earth Care workshops. There will be plenty of vegetarian and vegan food stalls to keep you zen, and the best kirtan bands will fill the air with peace, love and harmony. And, of course, make sure to wear your best yoga pants because there will be fun and feel good asanas all day that will be guaranteed to make you say, “Om”.

 

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Gigs & Picnics

When: Saturday from 12pm – 4pm

Spend the last Saturday of the month with mellow jazz sounds, modern reggae, dub vibes, gypsy swing and more at the gorgeous City Botanic Gardens. Grab a blanket and pack a picnic basket, or have a feast at the many different food trucks parking up under the trees. There will be a lot of hungry stomachs, though, so if you want to skip the lines, you can pre-order a picnic basket from The Gardens Club here. Entry is free so grab your friends and your furry pals to listen to the last tunes of June!

Clayschool Winter at Wandering Cooks

When: Saturday from 11am – 5pm

Break the mould with some fancy new clay trinkets thanks to Wandering Cooks in South Brisbane! The students at West End Clay School are finally ready to move away from the potter’s wheel and sell you the fine goods they’ve been working on so you can stock-up on delightful clay items that will match any aesthetic. The kiln won’t be the only thing heating up; the kitchens will also be firing all day with a mouth-watering line-up of food entrepreneurs ready to tantalise your tastebuds such as Pie Town, Smoky Mountain Hideaway, Aburiboistreetfood and East By Middle East. It’s a field day for all your senses!

 

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The Village Markets

When: Sunday from 9am – 2pm

The Gold Coast’s favourite market is coming back to Stones Corner for another fabulous day of boutiques, street food, live tunes and enough good vibes to last you until the next seasonal event! Support your local creatives at the 90+ stalls with a charming line-up of fashion, vintage, art and lifestyle wares on offer, and don’t forget to hit up the popular Rack Sales for pre-loved and vintage threads that are good for the environment and your wallet. There will also be plenty to peck on and an array of eclectic establishments to keep you amply entertained on your Sunday morning.

 

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Barks and Brews

When: Sunday from 12pm – 5pm

If you and your doggos social calendar has been looking a little bare, don’t fret because Barks and Brews has you covered! For the hoomans, there’s cocktail specials, Holey Moley wood fired pizza and live entertainment to keep your tails wagging. And for the doggos, there’s free dog portraits, dog markets, an off leash area and professional dog photography so you can snag a family pic with your four-legged babies to hang above the mantelpiece! With free entry, there will be so much puppy love at The Brightside – you won’t want the dog days to be over!

 

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