The moment I wake up, before I put on my makeup, I say a little prayer that the weekend will last forever and I’ll never have to set an alarm ever again. So far my prayers have gone unanswered so I’m making the most of the weekend while it lasts. Check out these awesome events in Brisbane this weekend!
Ellen Reed Live at Cloudland
Fresh from her stint on The Voice Australia, Ellen Reed is returning to Brisbane this weekend to wow us with her vocal magic. You know you want to go. #TeamJessieJ
Cloudland: 641 Ann St, Fortitude Valley
DATES: From 9.30pm on Friday, July 29
Winter Design Market
It’s back and bigger than ever! This amazing selection of craft and design features some of Brisbane’s best makers, including Paper Boat Press and Ra Ra Superstar. Get thee to a market!
QAGOMA: Stanley Pl, South Bank
DATES: 9am to 4pm on Saturday, July 30
Out at the Races
The first event of its kind to be held at Doomben Racecourse, Out at the Races brings together live racing, live music, and performances from some of Brisbane’s most renowned drag queens. Check out the full details here.
Doomben Racecourse: Hampden St, Ascot
TICKETS: From $20pp
DATES: From 10.30am on Saturday, July 30
Walk for a Purpose
Walk, run, ride a scooter, run, skip or crawl – however you want to move, you’re welcome at the Walk for a Purpose event. This special charity event will be helping to raise funds for Destiny Rescue, which exists to end child sexual exploitation and slavery. At the end of the six-kilometre walk, registered participants will find a complimentary sausage sizzle!
Redcliffe Surf Life Saving Club, Redcliffe
TICKETS: $30pp or $50 per family of four
DATES: 3pm to 6pm on Saturday, July 30
James St Food & Wine Trail
The fifth annual James St Food & Wine Trail will kick off this weekend. Experience delicious, diverse fare, jazz bars, an interactive kids’ camp and chef presentations. For the first time ever, part of the street will be closed on Sunday, July 31 to create an even bigger and better experience. Check out the full program here.
James St, Fortitude Valley
DATES: Saturday, July 30 to Sunday, July 31
Vieille Branche Winter Market Day
Vieille Branche’s Creative and Artisan Market Day will be held in Albion, nestled among the gardens and antique warehouse. Stallholders will include Bonnie Hislop, Fiori Bakehouse, Missy and Me, Blushing Confetti and many more. For a full list of stallholders, check out the Facebook event page.
Vieille Branche: 10 Fox St, Albion
DATES: 8am to 2pm on Saturday, July 31
Brisbane’s Biggest Clothing Garage Sale (ROUND THREE)
This garage sale just got a whole lot bigger. Grab your wallet and get ready to sift through male and female vintage clothing, streetwear, sneakers, books, CDs, records and accessories. With prices starting from just $1, this is a bargain-lover’s dream.
93 Latrobe Tce, Paddington
DATES: 8am to 3pm on Sunday, July 31
Body and Soul Outdoor Edition
The Women of Strength Project presents Body and Soul Outdoor Edition: a day full of pop-up shops covering every aspect of a woman’s health and fitness journey, workouts for all fitness levels and female strength movement demos.
Perrin Park Toowong: Josling St, Toowong
DATES: 8.30am to 10.30am on Sunday, July 31
Discover the Americas Travel Expo
I like to be in America, OK by me in America! If you can’t wait to get to the old US of A, head to the Discover the Americas Travel Expo. You can also check out details on Canada, Mexico and South America!
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre: Cnr Merivale and Glenelg St, South Brisbane
DATES: 9am to 4pm on Sunday, July 31