Weekend Wrap-Up (APR 29 – MAY 2)

Weekend Wrap-Up (APR 29 – MAY 2)

Make the most of the SECOND long weekend!!

By Emily Halverson | 28th April 2016

What’s better than one long weekend? How about two long weekends in a row?! We dare you to get out and about and enjoy the best events Brisbane has to offer!

Buddha Birth Day Festival

The Buddha Birth Day Festival is one of Queensland’s most prestigious cultural events and this year is its 20th anniversary at the South Bank Parklands!

This free three-day event is an enticing mix of vegetarian food, market stalls, performances, cultural displays, Chinese lion dances, a children's arts area, celebrity cooking, Chinese lantern displays, baby blessing ceremonies, meditation classes, Buddhist talks, dragon boats and more.

South Bank Parklands, South Bank
FREE entry
DATES: Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1

The X Factor Auditions

Application dates have now closed but this is your reminder to rock up and be awesome or send a supportive text to any mates that are auditioning. If they’re going to sing their way to stardom, make sure you’re on their list of people to thank!

Sofitel Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot St, Brisbane
DATES: Saturday, April 30

International Jazz Day

From dulcet tones to boisterous brass, South Bank Parklands is ready to celebrate International Jazz Day. Chill out to a performance by local songstress Tenille West or bop along to the swanky tunes of RedBop Quartet.

Little Stanley Street Lawns, South Bank Parklands, South Bank
FREE entry
DATES: From 3pm to 8pm on Saturday, April 30

Locavore Café’s First Birthday

This Sunday marks Locavore Café’s first birthday! To celebrate, Locavore is offering buy one, get one free regular takeaway coffees all this week. Plus, visit Locavore on Sunday and receive a FREE celebratory red velvet cupcake with any purchase.

Locavore Café, 130 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba
FREE entry
DATES: From 6am to 2pm on Sunday, May 1

The Color Run

The Color Run returns to Brisbane for the fifth year. Get your friends together for more fun, more sun and even more colours than ever. Known as the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”, Color Run is the original paint race! There’ll be music, dancing, photo opportunities and massive colour throws.

Each Color Runner will also receive a race shirt, finisher’s medal on a floral-printed ribbon, embroidered headband and fun temporary tattoos. It doesn’t matter if you’re a dedicated runner or not – you can sprint, walk, skip, jump or cartwheel the race!

Sleeman Sports Complex, 1763 Old Cleveland Rd, Chandler
TICKETS: $67 per person
DATES: From 9am on Sunday, May 1

Cinco De Mayo

Once upon a time, Cinco de Mayo commemorated the Mexican battle of Puebla where the French were defeated and heritage, pride and national unity was restored.

Today, Cinco de Mayo marks a celebration of Mexican culture, cuisine, cocktails, and music. So bring along your sandals and sombreros for a banging night of salsa, spice and all things Mexican!

Riverlife, Naval Stores, Lower River Tce, Kangaroo Point
TICKETS: $65 per person
DATES: From 12pm on Sunday, May 1

Riverbank Fireworks

As part of the Buddha Birth Day Festival, enjoy a spectacular fireworks display by Brisbane’s riverside. Families and all ages are welcome to watch the Brisbane sky light up. There’ll also be food, music and other events to enjoy while you’re there!

South Bank Parklands, South Bank
FREE entry
DATES: From 7.30pm on Sunday, May 1

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Article by Emily Halverson

This story has been written by a Guest Styler for Style

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