Go On, Get Out! Here Are The Best Things To Do In BNE This Weekend

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By Dinushka Gunasekara | 18th July 2024

A cold snap might be in the air, but Brisbane is certainly turning up the heat with a busy weekend of live music, delicious drops, gourmet markets, and more on offer. Simply rug up in your winter faves, and hit the town with the best things to do this weekend: 

Omar Apollo at Fortitude Music Hall | Friday

Spend your Friday night serenaded by the soul-blaring balladry of the Grammy-nominated Omar Apollo. Off the back of playing in arenas with SZA and Daniel Caesar, Omar Apollo’s unique bedroom pop sound is as addictive as it is vulnerable. From his new album to his platinum-certified hit single Evergreen ‘(You Didn’t Deserve Me At All)’, this is a show for the books. Grab your tickets here.

Vintopia Festival | Saturday

Wine meets wanderlust at Cloudland’s one-day-only vino extravaganza! A ticket to Vinotopia Festival will see you embarking on an epic tasting journey from region to region and coast to coast, as you swirl, sniff, and sip up to 85 local and international wines. Meet the makers and nibble on delights from the gourmet food stations, across three hours of unlimited tastings and DJ tunes. They’ll even send you off with goodies to take home! Limited tickets are available here.


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Nundah by Night | Saturday

Your new favourite twilight market experience is happening at Nundah this Saturday from 4pm to 10pm, filled with food, fun, and fabulous entertainment. Winter warmers are on the cards from the gourmet food stalls, like smokey woodfire pizza and decadent chocolate desserts, as well as the famous Glühwein – German mulled wine that’s aromatic, authentic, and absolutely going to hit the spot. Set your sights on the roaming performances or browse the locally crafted goodies as the sun sets, before soaking in the live music under the stars

Australian True Crime LIVE | Saturday

Fancy yourself a true crime connoisseur? Then don’t miss out on  a live edition of the Australian True Crime podcast at QPAC this Saturday. Hosted by Meshel Laurie, the evening will dig deep into the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases from Australian suburbia. Joining Meshel is forensic anthropologist and criminologist Dr Xanthé Mallett, who will take part in a live Q&A during the show to answer your burning questions. Grab your ticket here.  

That 90’s Party at The Triffid | Saturday

Channel your inner Fresh Prince and bust out your Tamagotchi, before getting jiggy at The Triffid’s 90’s-themed night. Your fly trip down memory lane will include confetti showers, dance offs, lip sync battles, photo booths, and retro gaming, all to the tune of the decade’s best bangers – we’re talking Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Salt n Pepa, Blink 182, Vengaboys, and more. It’s sure to be all that, so grab your tickets here

Rivermakers Farmers & Artisan Markets | Sunday

The riverside is set to transform into a premium foodie and lifestyle market every Sunday, kicking off this weekend! The grand opening of Rivermakers Farmers & Artisan Market will feature over 150 unique stalls, offering handcrafted artisan goods, farm-fresh produce, and gourmet foodie vendors from across South East Queensland. Open from 7am to 1pm, there’ll also be live music and entertainment for the little ones, and an official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the latest reason why we’re obsessed with the historic Rivermakers Precinct. For more info, head here.

Brisbane Vintage Exchange | Sunday

Get your hands on preloved and vintage pieces from some of Brisbane’s best curators with a fresh instalment of the Brisbane Vintage Exchange. Taking over Windsor from 9am to 2pm, peruse fashion, sneakers, jewellery, vinyl, accessories, and more, guaranteed to have people asking where you got that from. Of course, all that shopping is bound to work up an appetite, but don’t fret – coffee and food trucks will be on-hand to help you fuel up.

Header image: Brisbane Vintage Exchange   

By Dinushka Gunasekara A self-proclaimed Spotify connoisseur who plans her weekends on Monday, Dinushka’s least favourite time of the day is in between meals.




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