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REVEL in Byron Bay’s unique food and culture at this delicious new festival

Byron Bay and the surrounding Northern Rivers region are home to some impeccable food and unique cultural experiences. Whether you're keen to indulge in beachside gourmet delights, sip on native botanical gin in the hinterland or succumb your senses to the culturally diverse art on display, there is no shortage of experiences to surprise and delight even the most seasoned traveller on a trip down to Byron. After a rough few years that saw a pandemic and destructive floods, this vibrant region is ready to wow once more, celebrating the melting pot of talent, taste and diversity with the inaugural REVEL Byron Bay Food and Culture Festival. more

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What's on in Brisbane this weekend
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What’s on in Brisbane this weekend

While the weather may be chilly, it's definitely worth getting out and about this weekend! There's plenty of fun-filled events coming to Brisbane over the next few days – you can test your trivia knowledge amongst Aussie music legends, boogie the night away at Bee Gees-themed night markets or get into the Christmas (in July) spirit at festive pop-up bars. Here's our pick of some of the best things to do this weekend ... more

Theatre
Explore a hidden underwater world in the immersive experience Love Lust Lost
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Explore a hidden underwater world in the immersive experience Love Lust Lost

Picture an underwater world where mythical creatures play, emotions swirl in cerulean waters and tales of the deep are delved into right in front of your eyes. Well you won't have to leave things to the imagination much longer, as you can find this mysterious aqueous oasis in a disused Valley warehouse this July. If your curiosity just piqued, read on to discover more about Love Lust Lost, the largest ever immersive theatre experience to be staged in Brisbane. more

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Aussie idols, art boats and adults-only spectacles – Brisbane Festival lifts the curtain on its full 2022 program
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Aussie idols, art boats and adults-only spectacles – Brisbane Festival lifts the curtain on its full 2022 program

September is going to be a month to remember – because from September 2–24, Brisbane Festival is back, baby! The folks behind the annual city-wide extravaganza have just announced the entire jam-packed program for its 2022 edition and there’s a whole lot of singing, dancing and of course, fireworks! Read on to discover what you can get up to at this year’s Brisbane Festival … more

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Abracadabra, alaka-damn! The Naked Magicians are back with spectacular tricks and strips one last time
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Abracadabra, alaka-damn! The Naked Magicians are back with spectacular tricks and strips one last time

When you conjure up images of a magic show, you most likely envision magicians costumed in top hats, capes, gloves and wands. Well, we're about to describe a magic show that strips back everything apart from the wands – they will actually be on full display along with a whole lot of NSFW surprises. Say hello to the Naked Magicians, a duo not afraid to reveal a couple of tools of the trade, just not the secrets. more

Food
This Hamilton hub is hosting truffle dinners and Italian lunches by the river
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This Hamilton hub is hosting truffle dinners and Italian lunches by the river

While our feeds are filled with endless snaps of European summers (seriously, it seems like everyone is there!), you might find yourself green with envy while you try to stay warm amongst Brisbane's chilly conditions. Well, we're here to tell you that you can have your own Euro-inspired experience right here in our river city. From truffle dinners to waterfront long-table lunches filled with Italian delights, there's something for every wanderlust-stricken feaster at Portside Wharf this July ... more


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BLEACH* Festival
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Culture-soaked creativity and expert storytellers bring BLEACH* Festival’s 2022 program to life

Unless you're new to the coast or have been living under a rock, you're probably well familiar with BLEACH* Festival. For those who aren't, well, allow us – BLEACH* is the Gold Coast's premier arts and cultural festival that proudly and passionately champions the incredible artists and performers that make up the tapestry of the shining city. BLEACH* has been no stranger to COVID-related cancellations and, much to the dismay of everyone on the Gold Coast, last year's festival took a hit. Luckily for us, BLEACH* is back, better than ever and is here to celebrate its 11-year milestone by transforming beachside esplanades, botanic gardens and hinterland hideaways into backdrops for spine-tingling and thought-provoking experiences from August 11-21. We recommend clearing your calendar because the 11-day program has just been released and is packed with a bounty of events and… more

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Pretty petals and a huge selection of succulents await at Portside Wharf's Plant and Flower Market
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Pretty petals and a huge selection of succulents await at Portside Wharf’s Plant and Flower Market

We stand by the theory that one can never have enough plants. Sure, your home might resemble an Amazonian jungle and you might have to spend a significant amount of your day watering monsteras and fiddle leaf figs, but it's worth it to watch your babies flourish and your space grow into a green thumb's dream. If you want to add to your plant family, head to the Portside Wharf Plant and Flower Market on Saturday July 16 to shop a huge range of leafy babies, flowers and goodies made by local makers and creatives. more

Food
Four days of feasting – the James St Food + Wine Trail returns for 2022
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Four days of feasting – the James St Food + Wine Trail returns for 2022

Calling all food fanatics and cocktail cravers! After a two-year hiatus, one of Brisbane's biggest culinary celebrations – the James St Food + Wine Trail – is coming back in 2022. From July 28–31, Fortitude Valley's fashionable promenade will be the setting for a four-day foodie festival showcasing edible offerings from some of Brisbane's best restaurants and bars. Expect one-off menu pairings, multi-course extravaganzas, exclusive tastings and, of course, James Street's annual street-wide Market Day. Here's what's in store ... more

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Sign us up – Hazelwood Estate’s chef-hatted The Paddock restaurant is hosting salumi masterclasses this July
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Sign us up – Hazelwood Estate’s chef-hatted The Paddock restaurant is hosting salumi masterclasses this July

For the uninitiated, salumi are Italian cured meats made predominantly from pork. Some of our salumi favourites include the likes of prosciutto, pancetta, lardo, lonza and perhaps our most-devoured meaty treat, mortadella. If you're keen to learn more about the ancient craft of salumi, you're in luck – The Paddock at Beechmont's Hazelwood Estate is hosting two days of intimate, hands-on classes where guests can learn their bresaola from their coppacolla. more

Exhibitions
An outdoor cinema, night market, mirror maze and a pleasuredome is coming to Brisbane Powerhouse
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An outdoor cinema, night market, mirror maze and a pleasuredome is coming to Brisbane Powerhouse

This year is packed to the rafters with truly exciting entertainment happenings, and now we have a couple of more to add to the mix. Brisbane Powerhouse has announced that four major outdoor activations will be staged at the New Farm precinct, with the colourful calendar lined with outdoor cinemas, night markets, mirror mazes and even a pleasuredome from this August. more

Music
See one of the greatest operas of all time, La Traviata, this July
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See one of the greatest operas of all time, La Traviata, this July

La Traviata has captivated audiences since its premiere with its sublime music by of one of the greatest opera composers of them all, Giuseppe Verdi. This July, it's Brisbane's turn for a taste of opulence, as Dane Lam leads the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and an ensemble of some of Australia’s most exciting singers. If you're going to tick off one opera from your bucket list, let it be this one. more

Food
Take advantage of your last chance to wine and dine at Eagle Street Pier
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Take advantage of your last chance to wine and dine at Eagle Street Pier

Unless you've been living under quite a large rock, you're probably well aware that Brisbane City dining and entertainment precinct Eagle Street Pier is set to close in mid-July. With mere weeks left to go until some of our favourite eateries shutter, it's now or never to feast, frolic and say farewell to The Pier in style. Here's some of the final dining deals that you can experience at Eagle Street Pier ... more

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A wine-and-cheese soiree is coming to this inner-city courtyard
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A wine-and-cheese soiree is coming to this inner-city courtyard

When the mercury begins to dip, our desire for an evening filled with two tried-and-true companions, wine and cheese, only grows. That's the exact combination that's being celebrated on Friday July 15 when Treasury Brisbane comes alive once again with beats, eats and tipples for its popular Wine & Cheese event. If you're eager to sip and snack under the moonlight, read on to discover more about this decadent event ... more

Current Events
Ninja courses, scooter tracks and world-class cycling facilities – some of your favourite Brisbane parks and playgrounds are getting impressive upgrades
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Ninja courses, scooter tracks and world-class cycling facilities – some of your favourite Brisbane parks and playgrounds are getting impressive upgrades

Brisbane has been put through the wringer this year, with the February floods causing widespread damage across our beautiful city. Brisbane City Council is currently undertaking Brisbane’s biggest ever clean-up operation – including fixing the likes of 45,000 potholes, removing 75,000 tonnes of flood-damaged goods and clearing 3357 streets. This rebuild and recover effort will continue over the next 12 months, with Brisbane City Council set to not just restore but improve our city's parks, playgrounds and more. Here are some of the exciting upgrades coming to a park or playground near you ... more

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Our top picks for your taste buds at this year's Scenic Rim Eat Local Week
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Our top picks for your taste buds at this year’s Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and cushioned by World Heritage-listed national parks is a gastronomic wonderland, bursting with freshly grown produce and artful chefs highly skilled in the craft of making damn good food. The Scenic Rim is the sparkling gem in Queensland's crown of homegrown culinary goodness. With friendly farmers aplenty, a myriad of wineries, eclectic rural communities and good, old-fashioned country charm, you can't go wrong with a trip anywhere in this region. As if we didn't need another excuse to pop in the car for a winter road trip, the Scenic Rim is enticing Gold Coast and Brisbane locals to come and taste the best the region has on offer during the 11th Eat Local Week. From June 25 to July 3, snuggle up and prepare to breathe in the fresh country air as you taste, sip, nibble and delight in a bounty of events courtesy of some of… more