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

The weather’s cooling down, Game of Thrones is over and our city is overflowing with rad things to do – you’ve officially run out of excuses to spend your weekend glued to your couch. Luckily for you, we’ve taken the time to handpick the best things happening in Brisbane on the May 23–26 weekend so you can max out your days off – thank us later. more

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Brisbane City Council's Green Heart Fair returns for its 10th year
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Brisbane City Council’s Green Heart Fair returns for its 10th year

There is no doubt Brisbane has been taking steps towards better practices to reduce the effect of our collective eco-footprint. We’ve seen plastic straws banned along with the growth of reusable coffee cups and shopping bags, which is a great start to what we hope will be an ongoing global effort to make a change. This year Brisbane City Council is celebrating ten years of Green Heart Fair, our city’s biggest sustainability festival. Join the free festival on Sunday June 2 at 7th Brigade Park to celebrate the growth of Brisbane’s growing green thumb and learn more tips and ticks to ensure a bright future for our city. more

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Fun, food, fashion and family vibes – the winter race day shaking up its offering
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Fun, food, fashion and family vibes – the winter race day shaking up its offering

The world of racing can seem kind of regimented from the outside – you’ve got horses, suits, fancy frocks and flowing wine, but what else? It’s definitely not the sort of event you usually turn to for a family day out … or is it? Once again, Tattersall’s Racing Club is proving that you don’t have to stick to tradition to have a good time. Its annual Tiara Race Day is galloping into the Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday June 22 to bring food, fashion, fierce competition and family-friendly vibes all wrapped up in one huge day. more

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Party like a demigod when Paniyiri Greek Festival returns
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Party like a demigod when Paniyiri Greek Festival returns

Brisbane, the time is almost here – the haloumi is sizzling, the honey puffs are getting dusted with sugar and the zorba lines are approaching at a rapid pace. That’s right, Paniyiri Greek Festival is back! Returning to its spiritual home of Musgrave Park and The Greek Club from May 18–19, Brisbane’s biggest celebration of Greek culture will fill your belly and warm your heart. more

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Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever The Locals Panel Series
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Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever The Locals Panel Series

Brisbane is undoubtedly a city on the rise. The river city is blossoming across a plethora of creative and industrial fields, and is rapidly turning into a home for out-of-the-box thinkers, go-getting movers and shakers, and those that simply enjoy living where the action is. In partnership with West Village, The Weekend Edition is helping draw together several notable industry experts for The Locals Panel Series, a series of evenings of insightful conversation and discovery across food, design and fashion. more

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The vinyl countdown – rare gems, hot releases and live shows rule 2019 Record Store Day in Brisbane
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The vinyl countdown – rare gems, hot releases and live shows rule 2019 Record Store Day in Brisbane

In a world that is largely concerned with making everything digital, the popularity and love of vinyl cannot be understated. The warmth, nostalgia and physical experience that comes with putting a record on it something that you simply can’t translate to an online experience – so it makes sense that we love to celebrate vinyl (and all the amazing places that source it for us). From rare releases to live bands and even carpark parties, here are the best things happening in Brisbane on Saturday April for 13 for Record Store Day 2019. more

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Cheap (and free) boredom-busting fun around Brisbane these school holidays
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Cheap (and free) boredom-busting fun around Brisbane these school holidays

Cast your mind back to being a kid, when the sweet countdown to every glorious stretch of school holidays was usually swiftly overtaken with boredom a couple of days in. Heck, there are only so many hours of Fortnite you can play before you crave a change of pace (and maybe even some sunshine). If you’ve got little ones of your own, have been saddled with babysitting duties or are just looking to score some brownie points with your nieces and nephews, we’ve got just the thing – we’ve teamed up with our pals at Brisbane City Council to round up some rad school holiday activities that are totally wallet friendly. more

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Eat to the beat – where to find food-truck feasts and free concerts in Brisbane
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Eat to the beat – where to find food-truck feasts and free concerts in Brisbane

When it comes to finding the way to our hearts, food and music are two things that will instantly boost our endorphins. Our city is full of free outdoor fun that combines live tunes and delicious eats – you just need to know where to look. We’ve picked out a few must-do events from Brisbane City Council’s jam-packed LIVE Guide that are coming up soon – so if you like delicious mobile food vendors and amazing live (and free) music, read on. more


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Paint the town green – where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Brisbane
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Paint the town green – where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Brisbane

Let’s be honest – when it comes to parting, the Irish have a reputation for doing it extremely correctly. When St. Patrick’s Day rolls around, it’s a perfect opportunity for everyone to indulge in a particularly Irish brand of fun that includes music, drinks and outrageous dress-ups. What’s not to love? This year the beloved holiday falls on a weekend (Sunday March 17 to be precise), meaning that a whole bunch of events are happening to celebrate. We’ve rounded up the best spots to paint the town green this St. Patrick’s Day in Brisbane. more

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Who run the world? Where to celebrate International Women’s Day in Brisbane
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Who run the world? Where to celebrate International Women’s Day in Brisbane

Folks, here’s a little heads up – International Women’s Day has rolled around again! Taking place on Friday March 8, this global celebration shines a light on the amazing work that non-male folk all around the world are doing. From art and activism to STEM and parenting, it’s all about acknowledging the tireless work of women in all walks of life. This day is for everyone (no matter how they identify) to celebrate, support and recognise the achievements and everyday struggles that women face. We’ve rounded up some rad events that epitomise the spirit of the day – and all are welcome to attend. more

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From beer-coaster poetry to Adam Liaw – five unmissable events at BrisAsia this year
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From beer-coaster poetry to Adam Liaw – five unmissable events at BrisAsia this year

Folks, one of our city’s finest cultural events is almost upon us – BrisAsia Festival is back for another year! From Saturday February 9 to Sunday March 3, various venues across Brisbane will be playing host to roughly 100 amazing events that have been curated to showcase the depth and diversity of Asian arts and culture. The festival shines a light on both modern and traditional aspects of the continent and its people, as well as how we celebrate Brisbane’s own cultural diversity. From beer-coaster poetry to national treasures, we’ve teamed up with Brisbane City Council to round up five must-see events over the course of the festival. more

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Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Brisbane
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Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Brisbane

One of the best parts of living in Australia is the huge mix of cultures that we have going on here. Many other countries have brought their customs and celebrations to our shores, giving us even more reasons to learn about and appreciate our global community. One of the most significant events on the world calendar is Lunar New Year, a time when people from Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese backgrounds celebrate the lunar calendar ticking over into a new year. Come Tuesday February 5, we will officially welcome the Year of the Pig – here are the best places around Brisbane to celebrate! more

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Time to folk around – the Woodford Folk Festival returns to entertain and inspire
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Time to folk around – the Woodford Folk Festival returns to entertain and inspire

If you haven’t been to the Woodford Folk Festival, it’s almost impossible to describe it to someone else. Every year on the day after Boxing Day, tens of thousands of people flock to the paradise of Woodfordia to indulge in a constant stream of pure magic in the form of music, live art, performances, debates and more, coming together as a mini-community until it all culminates on New Year’s Day. The all-encompassing vibe may sound like a bit of a stretch, but believe us when we say this is one journey you need to take at least once in your life. more

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Celebrate West Village’s new sensory garden with free eco-themed workshops
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Celebrate West Village’s new sensory garden with free eco-themed workshops

Considering the state that the planet is in at the moment, teaching the next generation how to be cleaner, greener and more environmentally conscious is a pretty important thing to do. Heck, we can all stand to learn a little more about making our lives more eco-friendly! Lifestyle precinct West Village is doing its bit to make the education process more fun than preachy with the launch of its own dedicated children’s sensory garden. To celebrate the opening of the garden, West Village is hosting some rad free workshops to get locals and visitors alike acquainted with the space – featuring a different activity for every day of the week. more

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Christmas in Brisbane brings magic, wonder and free fun this festive season
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Christmas in Brisbane brings magic, wonder and free fun this festive season

The tinsel is out of storage, the ornaments are polished and the oven is prepped at a perfect pavlova-cooking temperature – we think it’s safe to say that the festive season has well and truly arrived! Christmas in Brisbane is truly a magical time where the River City comes alive to celebrate in a uniquely Australian way. From enchanted gardens to pop-up riverfront cinemas, we’ve found the best things happening during Christmas in Brisbane across The City, South Bank and Roma Street Parkland. more

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Free festive fun – SunPAC Summerfest celebrates the silly season in multicultural style
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Free festive fun – SunPAC Summerfest celebrates the silly season in multicultural style

One of the best things about Christmas in Australia is that our cultural diversity means we really don’t have any rules. All families celebrate in their own different way – whether it’s with oodles of seafood, a hit of beach cricket or just keeping things low-key. The common theme at play is that we love to come together and celebrate, solidifying a community spirit that makes our lifestyle so great. The SunPAC Summerfest is a perfect combination of festive family-friendly fun, bringing together a multicultural program of performances, food and entertainment on Saturday December 1. more

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The morning meal making a difference to Australia’s domestic violence epidemic
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The morning meal making a difference to Australia’s domestic violence epidemic

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that our country has a deeply entrenched problem with domestic violence. From your morning Facebook scroll to the nightly news headlines, it’s a hard truth that is hard to escape – and these are just the incidents that get reported. The White Ribbon Foundation is working tirelessly to raise both awareness and funds to fight this harrowing issue, and one of its standout events is just around the corner. Returning to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday November 20, the Queensland Government’s annual White Ribbon Day Breakfast will educate, inspire and feed both bodies and souls. more

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Yasss kweens! King Street celebrates equality with three weeks of festive fun
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Yasss kweens! King Street celebrates equality with three weeks of festive fun

Last year marked a pretty momentous occasion in Australian history – our (frankly useless) government asked us if same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, and because we’re not a pack of animals we voted yes to love. This rainbow-coloured victory is something to be celebrated, which is why the legends at King Street have decided to throw a three-week-long party in conjunction with Brisbane Festival. Love is King will take over the street from September 8–29 bringing fun, feasting and loads of amorous activities with it. more

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Brisbane Billykart Championships bring a rush of adrenaline to the young (and young at heart)
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Brisbane Billykart Championships bring a rush of adrenaline to the young (and young at heart)

When it comes to old-school fun, the art of the billycart is hard to beat. The time-honoured tradition of building your own vehicle from scratch and challenging your mates to a rollicking roll down the nearest slope of any kind is such a wholesome activity. You may think that this hobby is a forgotten pastime, but this isn’t the case – the Brisbane Billycart Championships are returning to the Carindale Recreation Reserve on Sunday September 9 to bring a dose of adrenaline to the Green Heart Fair. more

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Triple threat – a huge festival is coming to launch The Valley's newest laneway
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Triple threat – a huge festival is coming to launch The Valley’s newest laneway

Anyone who frequents Fortitude Valley (or just generally has their finger on the pulse of cool stuff) would know that the laneways are where it’s at. The beloved Bakery and Winn Lanes have long been go-to locations to scout the best of Brisbane – from food to fashion, these hotspots are loaded with local gems worth your attention. The Valley is about to welcome a brand-new laneway into its fold, and the powers that be have decided to celebrate by throwing one hell of a party. The Hidden Lanes Festival is taking over town for one day only on Saturday October 13, uniting the three locations to showcase our city’s secret charms. more