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Gear up with festive fun during Christmas in Brisbane
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Gear up with festive fun during Christmas in Brisbane

There’s no denying that Brisbane is a pretty rad city – our rep as a leader in culture plus our small town (read: friendly) vibe is further boosted when Christmas rolls around. Sure, we don’t have the snow factor going on, but Christmas in Brisbane is an affair magical enough to rival our northern hemisphere brethren. From charming pantomimes to large-scale light displays and building projections, there’s always something awesome to see and do when December arrives. The best part? Christmas in Brisbane won’t break the bank – these activities are totally free for everyone to enjoy. Rally the troops and prepare for the ultimate celebration of festive fun. more

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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween parties
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Fright for the night with Brisbane’s best Halloween parties

As citizens of the Southern Hemisphere, it can sometimes feel like we miss out on the spooky spirit of Halloween. That’s totally bogus, guys! Who doesn’t love an excuse to don a costume and get freaky? Here at The Weekend Edition we are all about fun and we’ll take it any way we can. From wear-your-brown-pants interactive horror mazes to the craziest dress-ups, we’ve shined a torch on all of the best Halloween parties and events happening in Brisbane this year. more

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We’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever!
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We’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever!

Hey readers, guess what? We really love you. You know what else we love? Dressing up. And while we know it's more of an American thing, we're not afraid to admit that Halloween excites us. Who doesn't love an excuse to dress up and scare strangers? So to celebrate our love of you and Halloween, we’re running our biggest competition ever. more

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Go on a grown-up treasure hunt at the Garage Sale Trail
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Go on a grown-up treasure hunt at the Garage Sale Trail

What do a beachfront apartment, a jetpack, a helicopter and an alpaca have in common? This isn’t the start of a bad joke – these are all items that have been up for grabs at one huge event. The Garage Sale Trail is happening nationwide on Saturday October 22 to bring the fun back into spring-cleaning, inviting punters to bring out their trash and treasure for a great cause. more

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Fuel up on food and fun at the Caxton Street Festival
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Fuel up on food and fun at the Caxton Street Festival

While we aren’t going to suggest wearing your stretchy pants out in public, you may want to consider something a bit loose fitting. The Caxton Street Festival is going all out with its food, drink and entertainment offering this year, so be sure to come hungry, come thirsty and, most importantly, come with an appetite for good times. more

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Help raise some cheddar for charity at the YMCA Rat Race
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Help raise some cheddar for charity at the YMCA Rat Race

Do you like cheese? Do you like obstacle courses? Do you like supporting a good cause? If you answered yes to all three (or even two) of these, then we’ve got a cheeky challenge that’s right up your alley. The YMCA Rat Race is pitting teams against its mouse trap-style obstacle course to help raise funds for YMCA's projects. more


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Put the culture in horticulture – our top five at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
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Put the culture in horticulture – our top five at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

This year, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is turning up the heat from September 16–25 for its biggest and bloomin’ best offering yet. The festival will have you feeling like Maria in The Sound of Music when she’s twirling blissfully through the fresh mountain air – wide open spaces, scenery so green that looks like a painting and of course, some excellent tunes. Okay, so there’s no weird gang of kids waiting to serenade you in a mansion but these guys can sure as hell top that – think world-class bands, the best in locally sourced produce and a chance to hone your crafty skills for a start. Assemble the crew, curate a fire springtime playlist and road trip down for our top five picks of the carnival – we promise it’s worth the drive. more

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Party for a purpose at the Sea Shepherd Ocean Defence Tour
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Party for a purpose at the Sea Shepherd Ocean Defence Tour

In the current age of rapid climate change, now more than ever the conservation of our oceans is a very hot topic. The crew from Sea Shepherd are taking over the stunning surrounds of the Queensland Maritime Museum on Sunday September 18 for the Ocean Defence Tour, a mammoth day of entertainment and education that’s set to put the ‘fun’ into fundraising. more

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Best in show – our top five picks for Brisbane Festival
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Best in show – our top five picks for Brisbane Festival

It’s almost September – spring has sprung, the days are getting longer and soon enough, around one million people will be enjoying the sensory explosion that is the iconic Brisbane Festival. The program is an eruption of diversity including elements of theatre, music, dance, circus and opera, as well as major public events such as Sunsuper Riverfire. Running from September 3–24, this year more than ever punters are spoilt for choice with a mixture of local legends and international stars coming out to play. We’ve put a magnifying glass to the amazing line-up of live entertainment to bring you our picks for Brisbane Festival this year. more

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Awaken your senses at the Korean Cultural Festival
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Awaken your senses at the Korean Cultural Festival

South Korea has a culture that is as fascinating as it is distinctive. Everything from the delicious eats to the pure opulence of the K-pop music scene is a reflection of this diverse nation that has a lot to offer the rest of the world. On Saturday August 13, King George Square will transform into a folk wonderland ripe for exploration for the 2016 edition of the Korean Cultural Festival. more

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Green and keen – our top five things to do at Parks Alive
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Green and keen – our top five things to do at Parks Alive

A certain famous frog once lamented that it’s not easy being green, but Parks Alive returns this year to prove quite the contrary. Held over three weekends on August 6–7, 14 and 28, Parks Alive shines an eco-spotlight on Brisbane’s four premier parklands and gardens with 90-odd events for nature lovers to dive into. Whether you’re a wannabe green thumb or a regular Don Burke, here’s our pick of the parks to check out. more

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Posh picnic Le Dîner en Blanc Brisbane returns for fifth instalment
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Posh picnic Le Dîner en Blanc Brisbane returns for fifth instalment

It’s a pop-up dining phenomenon that’s elegance is only exceeded by its mystery – Le Dîner en Blanc Brisbane returns in 2016 for the fifth time and promises feasting, dancing and a famous all-white dress code. The Weekend Edition is thrilled to be a media partner for Le Dîner en Blanc again in 2016 and to announce the date of the next rendezvous! more

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It's show time! Our top five picks for this year's Ekka
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It’s show time! Our top five picks for this year’s Ekka

The beloved Ekka is rolling into town from August 5–14 and bringing a bunch of fun with it. While some may be quick to write it off as one just for the kids, there’s much more to it than you might remember from your days of gorging on Bertie Beetles. If sheep shearing and showbags aren’t your jam, try these events on for size. more