After a dreary weekend tried to keep us inside, the sun is (sometimes) shining and Brisbane is really putting it on. From creative markets brimming with local talent to cocktail trails winding their way through the city, here’s our pick of what’s on in Brisbane this weekend.
Urban Cocktail Trail | Saturday
Get your step count up with a tipple in hand because the Urban Cocktail Trail is back! With 11 Brisbane City venues getting on board, you can spend your Saturday arvo strolling through the streets and sipping down on six cocktails. For more info and to save your spot, head here.
On Repeat: Harry’s House Party | Saturday
It’s not the same As It Was – it’s better! Boogie to Music For a Sushi Restaurant at The Brightside, where they will be throwing the best kind of house party to celebrate the release of Harry Styles’ new album. There’ll be plenty of Late Night Talking when the event kicks off at 11pm, so grab your fellow Sweet Creatures and get your tickets here.
Teneriffe Festival | Saturday
Brissy’s biggest street party is back for another year of eats and beats! The one-day Teneriffe Festival will be taking over Vernon Terrace from 10am to 9pm with a full program to keep you busy, from music to food and children’s entertainment to historical displays. With a bunch of local faves getting in on the action, check out the full line-up here.
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Sea To The City | Sunday
Don't be shellfish! Head on down to the riverfront and get your claws on the freshest seafood at Sea To The City. Held from Eagle Street Pier all the way to Customs House, the one-day only afternoon of seafood dishes, bars, live music, and beautiful river views is not to be missed. For more info, head here.
Fish Lane Markets | Sunday
Got some cash to splash? Then head on down to Fish Lane, which will be playing host to an array of independent local makers and designers, selling all the creative goodness you could want. With a live DJ pumping tunes in the courtyard and crepes in the laneway, as well as Fish Lane’s usual foodie residents (Lune, anyone?), there’s plenty to peruse from 9am to 1pm.
Australian Cocktail Month | All Weekend
Cin, cin! Sip back and enjoy the weekend with this nationwide cocktail celebration! Find yourself immersed in a selection of cocktails from Brissy’s most iconic venues, including Gerard’s Bar and Savile Row. With a $20 ticket in hand, you’ll have access to exclusive menus featuring $14 cocktails and $10 non-alcoholic drops all month. Need we say more? This epic deal is wrapping up on 31 May, so be sure to snap up your tix here.
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Dine BNE City | All Weekend
Last chance! Step out in style when you savour the flavours of Dine BNE City. With more than 100 exclusive dining deals and offers happening across your fave city restaurants, bars, and cafes, you can taste the town in more ways than one. Get details on Brissy’s biggest month of food here, and keep your eyes on our pics of foodie events, making their way to your plates here. BYO fork, optional.
Veuve Clicquot In the Snow | All Weekend
Snowballing into Customs House this month, Veuve is transforming Customs House into a winter wonderland complete with igloos, heart-warming nibbles, and signature winter styling. Kicking off Friday 13 May, let the good times roll with their classic Moreton Bay Bug croissant, glass of bubbles in hand! Grab your BFFs and warm up your tickets here.
REBIRTH IS NECESSARY | All Weekend
Immerse yourself in this soulful, surrealistic exhibition created by the dynamic British Nigerian filmmaker Jenn Nkiru. The creative mind behind Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s ‘APESH*T’ music video, Jenn is bringing her first solo exhibition to Australian shores this weekend. Showing in Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art (IMA), this beautiful work reflects on the dynamism of Blackness, creating an immersive gallery experience to take viewers on an Afro-surrealist journey through time and space. You can explore this exciting exhibition from this Saturday 14 May, and if you’re looking to discover more beautiful works this weekend, find a list of all our favourite Brisbane galleries here.
Brisbane Comedy Festival | All Weekend
Laugh until your belly hurts this weekend with the return of the Brisbane Comedy Festival. Featuring a show-stopping line-up of improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy shows, you’ll be treated to performances from some of the world’s funniest comedians. And if you can’t make it this weekend, don’t fret! This epic laugh-fest will be in Brisbane for an entire month, wrapping up the laughs on Sunday 29 May. Check out all the info here.