What's On In Brisbane This Weekend

What's On In Brisbane This Weekend

Get ready for a wicked wknd!

By Kiara Camuglia | 17th September 2020

What better way to plan your weekend than with our round-up of epic things to do? Well, here at Style, we’ve got your weekend rendezvous covered. We know you’ve all had a big week, so we’ve done the work for you and have put together a list of some of Brissy’s most memorable ways to wind down this weekend. Forget research – all you need to know is right here and we’re betting you’ll be pretty damn happy with the options. So, go on, take your pick!


Disney+ Drive-In | Thursday 17 Sep - Sunday 18 Oct

Convinced that nothing beats a Disney+ movie night? Try drive-in Disney+ this weekend at Hamilton! Beginning this Thursday and lasting for a full month, you can watch some of your all-time favourite classics at Northshore Riverfront. Enjoy reminiscent films like the Princess Diaries and 10 Things I Hate About You, to some of Disney’s best child movies like Cars and Frozen. What’s more? You’ll get to choose from a range of cinema-tastic snacks including popcorn, soft drinks and candy. Don’t miss out on this dream come true!

Mirimar Sunset Cruise | Thursdays - Saturdays

If you’re more of the luxury river experience type, then Miramar Cruises is right up your alley! Join them for an unforgettable night of romance and good times as you cruise down the river to the Brisbane Powerhouse, taking in stunning river and city views as the lights sparkle on the water. You’ll dock at the Powerhouse and be greeted with a refreshing drink and selection of appetisers whilst you sit back in the exclusive area provided. Jump back aboard and absorb unreal views of our city skyline as you cruise back home in nothing other than top-notch style and sophistication.


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Drive-Thru Dessert Festival | Friday 18 Sep - Sunday 4 Oct

Eat Street Northshore’s KombiAlley Drive-Thru Dessert Festival has to be one of the most exciting ventures to come to Brisbane in 2020. Debuting this Friday 18, you’ll be able to jump in your car with your besties and coast through this dessert land, while having goodies delivered through your car window! Cruise under stunning fairy-light domes as you order from a broad selection of mouth-watering desserts that will have your sweet tooth aching for more! You’ll receive a number for your order as you wait and every order with a “9” in it will even be blessed with a free treat, because hey, you deserve it! As you devour your doughnut fries, cannoli, Golden Gaytime crushes, and soft serves, you’ll be entertained with DJ music and videos from the open Skye Theatre, as well as Eat Street’s own radio channel with Johnny Drama. Well that’s the scoop! See you there.

Friday Food Trucks | 18 Friday 

Feeling a casual foodie night out without going to the trouble of booking a restaurant? Well, The Black Market has you covered this Friday as they welcome delicious Italian food trucks from the likes of Parma Street Food and That Pizza Guy. The bar will be open until late so grab your beverage of choice, an Italian bite, and enjoy some funky live music.     

Toowoomba Flower Fest | 18 Friday - 27 Tuesday

Take a little road trip to Toowomba this weekend for their famous Carnival of Flowers. Choose from a range of amazing tours available and revel in the history and beauty of Toowoomba’s gardens, laneways and architecture! It’s set to be a bloomin’ (and busy) weekend so book your lunch in now to avoid disappointment. Psst! The Petals & Pups tour is led by an adorable Pomeranian named “Puppy” so you really can’t pass on this one.      


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Saxo Friday | Friday Fortnightly

To the musos, this one’s for you! Fortitude Valley’s Eterna Dining is hosting Saxo Friday’s every fortnight and it’s set to be your regular. Relax as you are immersed in captivating saxophone melodies whilst you enjoy your evening meal and a wine to pair. Don’t miss out on this seriously saxy affair!


Brisbane Gin Festival | 19 Saturday - 20 Sunday

Gather around gin lovers – this weekend is the Brisbane Gin Festival and you’re going to want to try everything! Pop down to Bowen Hills and peruse through the endless gin stallholders as you sample signature G&Ts and bespoke cocktails. With over nine gin makers featuring in the festival including local business Brisbane Gin, you’ll discover a range of different and delicious tastes of the gin world. We recommend you eat beforehand because this event will tempt tipples! Gin up – we’ll see you there.

Brisfest | Until 26 Saturday

WOOHOO! Brisfest is here and they are bringing with them some seriously insane performances. With multiple outdoor events to choose from, you can join in on Friday’s free social distanced dance club (wear your best disco-themed outfit). Or if you’d rather watch the talent, enjoy an incredible performance from the Australasian Dance Collective as they “capture the odyssey of the human spirit” and “reflect our journey from isolation to reconnection.” There’s plenty of intimate street concerts also on offer for muso-enthusiasts. Still not excited? To replace the annual firework display, our skies are being treated to a month-long laser beam installation! Every weekend of the festival, Brisbane’s skyline is taken over by an electric laser display that has us looking up for more! Sit back in the comfort of your own home as the sky is transformed into a piece of art. Don’t worry, the light will be visible from numerous vantage points across Brisbane, so the night is yours to enjoy!


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Oktoberfest | 19 Saturday - 27 Sunday

Sea Legs Brewing Co is hosting an exclusive Oktoberfest celebration and invites you to join this weekend from noon until midnight! With classic steins and TWO new limited release beers on offer, you’ll be filling your bellies all arvo! They’ll even have delicious schnitzels and pretzels to go around so grab a beer and something to nibble on as you embrace your inner Deutsche. Make sure to book!

Brisbane Lions vs Carlton | 19 Saturday

We’re calling all Brisbane sports fans to this weekend’s Brisbane Lions vs Carlton AFL game at the Gabba. Get to the online booking portal quick-smart so don’t miss out on the best seats possible! Enjoy a beer as you sport your favourite merch and get rowdy for the win from first kick-off at 7.30pm. We’ll see you there!


Negroni Week At Ovolo | Until 20 Sunday

It’s the famous Italian cocktail that we all know and love, and it’s making a special appearance at Ovolo hotels every day until this Sunday 20! Featuring “the thirsty trinity of Campari, gin and vermouth,” Ovolo believes the alcoholic beverage is best served smoky, and we’d have to agree! With each of their venues featuring their own spirited rendition of this hard-core cocktail, Brisbanites will be blessed with the delicious smoked persimmon negroni from Za Za Ta to tickle their taste buds. Sober September can wait until next year – Negroni’s are calling! Oh, and $1 from every Negroni sold will go towards the Help Out Hospo charity, so we really can’t see any reason to deny yourself.


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Sunday Kayak | Every Sunday

What better way to spend your Sunday afternoon then gliding on the Brisbane River with your other half and an experienced kayak chauffer? You’ll revel in spectacular river and city views before enjoying an incredible grazing board, marinated vegetables, and a few drinks in a picturesque riverside marquee thanks to Riverlife Brisbane. Choose from the 3pm afternoon session and watch the sunset whilst you sip on your bubbles, or if you’re feeling a little more romantic, then take the illuminated twilight kayak from 6pm. This is a rendezvous you don’t want to miss, so grab that special someone and enjoy the ride!

Bottomless Brunches At Covent Garden | Every Sunday

What’s better than a bottomless brunch at the picturesque Covent Garden in West End? Pop down this Sunday to enjoy scrumptious share boards and two full hours of bottomless cocktails on tap from just $49 per person. The brunches will begin at 11am and finish at 3pm, so you’ll have plenty of time to sit back, relax, and munch on your brunch. Share a ploughmans or mezze board as you sip on your white wine sangria and let the afternoon pass by in style.

Yumcha Sundays At Stanley | Every Sunday

It’s Yumcha time and we’re pretty excited about it! Indulge in a seriously delicious experience this weekend at Stanley and enjoy Chinese food like never before. We recommend the premium yum cha package for just $129, featuring the entire yum cha banquet menu and two full hours of Louis Roederer champagne. Savour the duck and mushroom dumplings, and the barbecue pork buns with chilli jam, whilst you sip on bubbles and enjoy all the heavenly flavours of China.


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Article by Kiara Camuglia

This story has been written by a Guest Styler for Style