Summer might be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your weekend fun. We’ve found some of the best events around Brisbane so you can say a proper goodbye to our favourite season. From food, drinks, music and even pirates (yes, you read that right), make this weekend one to remember.
TEDxSouthBank is returning to once again returning to the State Library of Queensland, welcoming 14 speakers to discuss this year’s them of “Challenge Accepted”. An impressive seven Brisbane residents will make up half of this year’s keynote speakers, including a policing innovator, women’s rights activist, cognitive scientist and community services advocate. It’s too late to get tickets for the event, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. You can join the live stream online or watch a screening of the talks at New Farm Cinemas.
Bites & Brews is back (check out our story here) and ready to celebrate the best craft beers, gourmet eats and local music. To celebrate the occasion, The Shafston Hotel will be transformed into a boutique outdoor laneway festival filled with live entertainment and food galore. Wash everything down with your choice of craft beer, cider, wine and cocktails (and non-alcoholic drinks for those of you keeping up the New Year’s resolutions). Brisbane foodies, this one’s not to be missed.
Shafston Hotel, 3 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane
DATES: 12pm to 10pm on Saturday, February 27
Are you a film fanatic? Do you enjoy weekend trips to the Gold Coast? Then we’ve got the perfect event for you. The Stage One International Film Festival returns to Warner Bros. Movie World to showcase Australian and International talent within the film, music and fashion industries. See Australian/Irish music act The Potbelleez perform live, as well as a diverse range of short films and music videos. It’s a movie buff’s dream.
Warner Bros. Movie World, Pacific Motorway, Oxenford
TICKETS: Various packages available, starting from $150 per person; see website for more details
DATES: 6pm to 9pm on Saturday, February 27
Spice up your Saturday with a special edition of the Brisbane Latin Market. The first ever Brazilian Market will feature authentic Brazilian food from a delicious range of food stalls. Indulge in delicious BBQ meats, pancakes, fudge and even Brazilian sushi!
Brisbane Latin Market, 137 Boundary St, West End
DATES: 12pm to 8pm on Saturday, February 27
PASSENGER AT RIVERSTAGE
Passenger will be singing his way into our hearts again this year at Brisbane Riverstage. Book your tickets now to see the English singer-songwriter to avoid disappointment; you only know you love him when you let him go.
Riverstage, 59 Gardens Point Rd, Brisbane
TICKETS: Buy here for $75.26 per person
DATES: From 7pm on Saturday, February 27
If saving animals includes eating delectable desserts, then you can count us in! Animal Liberation Queensland will be hosting a bake sale this Sunday thanks to the Green Edge. Your sweet and savoury treats will only taste better with the knowledge that all funds are going to a good cause.
The Green Edge, 229 Lutwyche Rd, Windsor
DATES: 10am to 2pm on Sunday, February 28
Find vintage clothes, accessories, shoes and more at the Eagle Farm Markets' Closet Cleanout event! There’ll also be fresh produce, gourmet goodies and live entertainment to check out. Bring along some friends (or keep it all to yourself) and find the best bargain buys.
Eagle Farm Markets, Eagle Farm Racecourse, 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot
DATES: 7am to 12.30pm on Sunday, February 28
Dust off your princess crowns and pirate hats for a fun day out at Councillor Shayne Sutton’s annual Princesses and Pirates Day. Swing by Vic Lucas Park in Bulimba for a day of royalty and sword fighting. There’ll be jumping castles, face painting, an activity stall where you can make your own treasure chest and much more. You can even enjoy a free pirate ship ride along the Brisbane River thanks to the Brisbane Sailing Squadron!
Vic Lucas Park, Bulimba
DATES: 9am to 12pm on Sunday, February 28