Willkommen to your guide of awesomeness in Brisbane this weekend. We’ve got a plethora of events to keep you entertained.
BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL GARDEN SHOW 2016
Embrace your inner garden gnome and head to Pine Rivers Park to experience Queensland’s unique gardening style. The Brisbane International Garden Show will have talks, workshops and plenty of plants and products to purchase.
Pine Rivers Park: Gympie Rd, Strathpine
TICKETS: From $20pp
DATES: 9am-4pm from Thursday, October 6 to Sunday, October 9
BRISBANE POP-UP CELLAR DOOR
Are you a budding wine connoisseur? Primo Estate is bringing its McLaren Vale cellar door experience to Brisbane just in time for you to stock up on some of the best wines for Christmas.
Brisbane Powerhouse: 119 Lamington St, New Farm
FREE EVENT | REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL
DATES: 2pm-7pm on Friday, October 7 | 12pm-6pm on Saturday, October 8 | 11am-5pm on Sunday October 9
OKTOBERFEST BRISBANE – OPENING WEEKEND
Strap on your lederhosen and find your dirndl – it’s time for Oktoberfest Brisbane! With plenty of culture, food, fashion, live entertainment and BEER, celebrate the best that Bavaria has to offer without the pricey airfare to Munich.
Brisbane Showgrounds: 600 Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills
TICKETS: From $18pp
DATES: 4pm-12am on Friday, October 7 | 11am-12am on Saturday, October 8 | 11am-8pm on Sunday, October 9
QUEENSLAND BRIDES WEDDING AND HONEYMOON EXPO
In need of wedding or honeymoon inspo? Get some advice from the experts with more than 140 bridal and honeymoon vendors all waiting to help you plan your big day.
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre: Merivale & Glenelg St, South Bank
TICKETS: From $15pp
DATES: 5.30pm-9pm on Friday October 7 | 10am-4pm on Saturday, October 8 | 10am-3pm on Sunday October 9
BNE OPEN HOUSE
Brisbane Open House is a free event that provides residents and visitors a rare opportunity to discover the hidden wealth of architecture, engineering and history in buildings and places around Brisbane city. From iconic churches and museums to historic houses and theatres, explore a side of Brisbane city that you’ve never seen before. For location information and timetable, head to brisbaneopenhouse.com.au.
DATES: Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 9
LORNA JANE WAREHOUSE SALE – IPSWICH
Head out to Ipswich this Sunday to snap up some new activewear from Lorna Jane at up to 60 per cent off! With that discount, snazzy sports gear has never looked so good.
Ipswich Civic Centre: 50 Nicholas St, Ipswich
DATES: 8am-5pm on Saturday, October 8 | 10am-3pm on Sunday, October 9
YMCA RAT RACE
Protect your inflatable cheese from the “pest patrol” as you scamper through obstacles and take in some of Brisbane’s biggest and best landmarks. Proceeds from the Rat Race go towards YMCA’s School Breakfast Program, ensuring kids aren’t going hungry at school. Check out our event listing for a special promo code!
Captain Burke Park: 117 Holman St, Kangaroo Point
DATES: From 12pm on Saturday, October 8
Enjoy a fashion show from the future at Undress Brisbane. Featuring sustainable designs from 22 different designers, drones, virtual reality and wearable technology all showcasing and embracing diversity, sustainability and equality in fashion.
Exhibition Building, Brisbane Showgrounds: 600 Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills
TICKETS: From $29pp
DATES: From 7.30pm on Saturday, October 8
FESTITALIA ITALIAN FESTIVAL
Celebrate the richness of Italian culture with food, wine, music and art at Festitalia Italian Festival. Take a pasta- or pizza-making class or simply indulge in the best that Brisbane’s Italian community has to offer - buon appetito!
Spencer Park: 42 Newbery St, Newmarket
TICKETS: $10pp | Children under 12 free
DATES: 11am-5pm on Sunday, October 9
BEN & JERRY’S OPENAIR CINEMA
Now the weather is warming up, pack a picnic and enjoy films under the stars at South Bank. New releases and cult classics will be showing throughout the season and sundae sessions include free ice-cream, live music and lawn games.
Rainforest Green, South Bank
TICKETS: $18pp general admission | $10pp for Concession
DATES: Tuesday-Sunday until November 13