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

If you want to get out and about this weekend, you're in luck as there are plenty of fun things to tackle! From craft-beer festivals and twilight Christmas markets to plant parties and summer jam sessions, you're in for a treat! more

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Shop under the stars (and whales) at BrisStyle's local maker markets this Christmas
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Shop under the stars (and whales) at BrisStyle’s local maker markets this Christmas

If the thought of hitting the shops during the festive season is daunting, don’t worry – you’re not alone. So you can get a head start on slipping some presents beneath the Christmas tree, BrisStyle markets has two jam-packed shopping events coming up – The BrisStyle Handmade Markets and the BrisStyle Twilight Markets. Boasting handmade goodies, unique treats and live entertainment, yule love what these local maker markets have in store ... more

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Carols, outdoor cinemas and spectacular light shows – the festive Christmas events taking over Brisbane
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Carols, outdoor cinemas and spectacular light shows – the festive Christmas events taking over Brisbane

It's nearly time to drag the tree (and the copious amounts of tinsel) out of storage, start shopping for gifts and planning who's going to pick up the ham – Christmas is just around the corner! The festive season is a magical time in Brisbane when our city comes alive with vibrant events to celebrate. From family-friendly carols to screenings of your favourite Christmas classics, we’ve found the top things happening during Christmas in Brisbane across the city. more

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Bag a bargain at Pacific Fair's hot-as-heck Black Friday sales
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Bag a bargain at Pacific Fair’s hot-as-heck Black Friday sales

There's no feeling quite like bagging a bargain. It's a sense of smugness wrapped in satisfaction – you know what we're talking about. If you too love scoring a saving, go ahead and clear your calendar from Friday November 27 to Monday November 30 because the annual Black Friday sale is happening at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and trust us when we say, it's going to be big. more

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Score a hole-in-one at Redcliffe's new underwater entertainment oasis Undersea Putt & Play
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Score a hole-in-one at Redcliffe’s new underwater entertainment oasis Undersea Putt & Play

Have you got a passion for putting? Do you love a good game of mini golf? Fancy yourself a Happy Gilmore wannabe? You're in luck putt putt enthusiasts, as a new mind-bending course has just opened its doors for your gaming pleasure. Grab your pals and prepare to test your putting skills – Redcliffe's brand-new deep-sea-themed course, Undersea Putt & Play, has arrived. more

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Start drafting your wish list – Shop BNE City has dropped its sizzling array of offers
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Start drafting your wish list – Shop BNE City has dropped its sizzling array of offers

It's that time of year again – the weather is starting to warm up, the florals are blooming and our favourite stores are filled with new-season fashion pieces that are just waiting to find a home in our wardrobes. If you need to elevate your springtime aesthetic with a shopping spree, then pencil Friday October 30 into your diary, as that's when Shop BNE City kicks off its legendary weekend-long festivities. more

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Celebrate spring with these bloomin' great happenings at Portside Wharf
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Celebrate spring with these bloomin’ great happenings at Portside Wharf

Can you believe we are already more than halfway through spring? To celebrate the arrival of warmer weather, Portside Wharf is blooming with seasonal deals and special offers across its shopping and dining precinct. Whether you want to catch up with your friends over a cocktail (or two), indulge in a little retail therapy or dine by the riverside, the Hamilton hub has got all of this and more from Thursday October 22 to Tuesday November 3. more


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Shop BNE City is back with shopping steals, pool parties and retro-inspired airport bars
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Shop BNE City is back with shopping steals, pool parties and retro-inspired airport bars

Grab your reusable shopping bags and comfy strolling shoes – the Shop BNE City weekend is back and better than ever! Taking place for one weekend only from Friday October 30 until Sunday November 1, this shopping bonanza is set to take over Queen Street Mall with bargain buys, pool parties, champagne picnics and Pan Am-esque airport bars. Dive in below for a sneak peek of what's on offer ... more

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Lagers, live tunes and finger-licking eats – Crafted Beer & Cider Festival announces a new date
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Lagers, live tunes and finger-licking eats – Crafted Beer & Cider Festival announces a new date

Following a momentary postponement, Crafted Beer & Cider Festival is back! The festival now falls on Saturday November 28 and as always, revellers can expect another froth-filled day of fun on the Gold Coast. Never one to disappoint, this year’s festival will see 40 of the craftiest beer-istas pouring 200-plus brews, including limited-edition sips and festival exclusives alongside a jam-packed line-up of entertainment and eats. So what are you waiting for? Pick up your mates, roll out the ol' picnic blanket and enjoy an afternoon of top-notch nosh, live music and some beautiful brews by the beach. more

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Beach bars, contortionists and theatre in abandoned houses – BLEACH* Festival's 2020 program is here!
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Beach bars, contortionists and theatre in abandoned houses – BLEACH* Festival’s 2020 program is here!

In a huge boost for the city's arts and culture industry, Placemakers* Gold Coast – the team behind the iconic BLEACH* Festival – has officially revealed a new and reimagined program for the highly anticipated 2020 version of the annual event. Kicking off on Thursday November 12, BLEACH* will run for 11 action-packed days, with audiences invited to experience the best of the city through one-of-a-kind contemporary art, live music, cabaret, theatre, dance and storytelling, with the magic to unfold across three key precincts – Burleigh Heads, Chevron Island and the Botanic Gardens. more

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Ancient animals and funky flora – five weird and wonderful reasons to visit Roma Street Parkland
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Ancient animals and funky flora – five weird and wonderful reasons to visit Roma Street Parkland

Spring has sprung and the best place to take advantage of warmer weather, beautiful blooms and the season's huge calendar of events is none other than Brisbane's sub-tropical oasis, Roma Street Parkland. Nestled in the heart of Brisbane City, Roma Street Parkland has been offering botanical delights, rolling green hills, perfect picnic spots and so much more for nearly 20 years. You may think you've seen it all, but we have discovered some interesting (and a little bit quirky) facts that you probably didn't know about this iconic Brisbane landmark. Be on the lookout the next time you visit! more

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Mega sales, pop-up cocktail bars and free ice-cream – Pacific Fair's Summer Fashion Weekend is back!
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Mega sales, pop-up cocktail bars and free ice-cream – Pacific Fair’s Summer Fashion Weekend is back!

Summer is right around the corner and we're going to safely assume that all of you are very ready for sun-kissed days, salty swims, long lunches and balmy nights with a spritz in hand – but, is your wardrobe ready? While the early part of 2020 didn't exactly warrant a clothing overhaul (apart from cute tracksuits and loungewear), it's time to embrace the sun-soaked months ahead and inject some new-season goodness into your wardrobe. You can thank the fashion gods because, as fate would have it, Pacific Fair's annual Summer Fashion Weekend is returning to help you do just that! more

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Florals, flavours and furry-friend outings – our top five things to check out at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
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Florals, flavours and furry-friend outings – our top five things to check out at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

The longest-running floral event of its kind in Australia and the premiere celebration of all things spring – Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers continues to bloom in its 71st year. Picture-perfect flora, plenty of family-friendly fun and local foodie adventures are all on offer over the course of the entertainment-filled festival from September 18–27. So you know what events to make the roadtrip for (there are more than 30 of them!), we have curated our top five picks of (horti)cultural adventures to get around – from dog-friendly activities and street-art walking tours to grand floral parades and Ferris-wheel rides. Read on to discover what to add to your calendar ... more

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Real snow, baby yoga and picturesque picnics – South Bank Parklands has transformed into a fun-filled winter wonderland
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Real snow, baby yoga and picturesque picnics – South Bank Parklands has transformed into a fun-filled winter wonderland

Panoramic city views, lots of space to play and some of Brisbane's best dining destinations – South Bank Parklands is Brisbane's haven for family-friendly fun. The riverfront locale is going all out this month, with more than a few entertaining events to keep you occupied. With a magical snow-covered playground, yoga for bubs and tantalising takeaway eats, South Bank Parklands is the picture-perfect place to spend some quality time with family and friends this winter. more

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Get lost in this mind-boggling maze near Stanthorpe
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Get lost in this mind-boggling maze near Stanthorpe

Lots of wine, the chance of snow and picturesque landscapes – the Granite Belt region is the perfect winter weekend getaway. Well, eager travellers, we've discovered another reason to venture to the breathtaking country haven, and it's one that will have you getting a little lost (in a good way). Say hello to the Granite Belt Maze. more

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Picture-perfect suburbia – get snapping for your chance to win big with the Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards
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Picture-perfect suburbia – get snapping for your chance to win big with the Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards

Do you have some stellar snap-taking skills? Maybe you've got some hidden gems in your camera roll? Well, now is the time to let your photography skills shine, as Brisbane City Council is calling on locals to get snapping for the annual Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards. This year's awards shine a spotlight on Brisbane’s suburban character and are a prime opportunity for locals to practise photography, plus to showcase new and established talent. The best part? The competition has up to $14,000 in cash prizes up for grabs. Sounds picture perfect to us. more

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Great Scott! Here's how to see all five planets at once tomorrow morning
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Great Scott! Here’s how to see all five planets at once tomorrow morning

Astronomy-lovers will wake up to a celestial treat in the early hours of tomorrow – Friday July 17 – when the sky puts on a spectacular light show featuring the Moon and five planets all visible to the naked eye at one time. If you're okay with getting up super-duper early (trust us, it'll be worth it) then read on to find out how to spot all five bright planets in the sky at one time ... more

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Beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder – the West End hub teaching you how to attract bees to your garden
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Beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder – the West End hub teaching you how to attract bees to your garden

We all know the importance of bees and their role of preserving the ecological balance – bees basically run the world, or keep it going at least. To continue its World Bee Day celebrations and to lend a helping hand to these honey-making superheroes, West Village continues to add an exciting selection of activities and information to its Village Bees online hub dedicated to all things bees, butterflies and nature. If you want to help out our pollinating mates and the ecosystem they protect (both especially suffering due to the bushfires that occurred earlier this year), then one way you can do this is to invite them into your garden. It takes a village – or West Village to be specific – to learn how to attract these crazy critters to your backyard and the West End hub has got gardener (and certified green thumb) Amelia Valenti on its side, ready to take you under her wing and teach… more