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

Friends, we are barrelling towards the end of the year at a seriously cracking pace. Now more than ever it is important that we make the most of our precious weekends before our calendars fill up with festive commitments! From gin festivals to Middle Earth dinner dances, we’ve found the best things happening in Brisbane on the October 18–21 weekend. more

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Sample your way around our country’s finest culinary creations at the Good Food & Wine Show
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Sample your way around our country’s finest culinary creations at the Good Food & Wine Show

Let’s be honest – tasting something delicious for the first time is up there with one of life’s greatest pleasures. The thrill of finding flavours that really resonate with you is pretty much unparalleled, which is what makes the Good Food & Wine Show the equivalent of Christmas morning for adults. Returning to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from October 26–28, this culinary who’s who brings together a travelling road show of some of the best producers around the country for the pleasure of your tastebuds (and curiosity). more

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Pack your bags – urban vacation James Street RESORT celebrates the iconic precinct
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Pack your bags – urban vacation James Street RESORT celebrates the iconic precinct

Everyone loves a little holiday, and sometimes the best destinations for an escape are right under our nose. One event that personifies the spirit of vacation is James Street RESORT, the annual two-day soiree that celebrates the best of the beloved precinct whilst also treating Brisbane’s residents to a heady dose of culture. Running from October 11–12, this year’s RESORT is happening in conjunction with the opening of a bona fide holiday destination – the brand-new Calile Hotel. more

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Swine, steins and schnitties – where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Brisbane
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Swine, steins and schnitties – where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Brisbane

If you’ve noticed a sudden spike in the amount of people getting around in dirndls and lederhosen, we can assure you it’s not something in the water – it’s Oktoberfest season, baby! Despite the fact that we are nowhere near Germany, us Australians love to get amongst the spirit of the traditional European holiday – hey, if there’s beer, pretzels and schnitzels involved, we’re all in! We’ve scouted around to find the best Oktoberfest celebrations happening in Brisbane this year, so raise your stein and get ready to party. more

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Dining series Art of the Palate goes off the wall for a fashion-inspired evening
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Dining series Art of the Palate goes off the wall for a fashion-inspired evening

Since its inception earlier this year, Treasury Brisbane’s stunning Art of the Palate series has been captivating both our eyes and our tastebuds with its unique blend of fine dining and visual art. For its October edition, the series is taking things in a different direction – taking art off the walls and onto the catwalk. That’s right – perfectly timed for Brisbane Fashion Month, Art of the Palate is giving its offering a sartorial spin on Tuesday October 30. more

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Brisbane’s first-ever bug and oyster trail brings a touch of the Sea to the City
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Brisbane’s first-ever bug and oyster trail brings a touch of the Sea to the City

One of the best things about a coastal jaunt is undoubtedly the food – there’s nothing quite like enjoying the freshest seafood that the ocean has to offer. If you’ve been craving a taste of the good stuff, we have news that is going to make your mouth water – Brisbane City is getting its own pop-up dining trail dedicated to bugs and oysters! Stretching along City Reach, Sea to the City is a dedicated alfresco food trail popping up on Sunday October 7 to deliver a seafood feast to the heart of The City. more

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Sun, surf and cinema – the Noosa International Film Festival brings a wave of talent to the coast
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Sun, surf and cinema – the Noosa International Film Festival brings a wave of talent to the coast

When it comes to the Sunshine Coast, movies probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind – try beaches, bushwalks and laid-back vibes. It turns out that film culture is alive and well on the coast, as a thriving community event returns for its third outing to celebrate the region’s love of all things to do with the big screen. Running across multiple venues from October 25–28, the Noosa International Film Festival is a jewel in the crown of the Sunshine Coast’s cultural calendar bringing cinematic gold from all around the world. more

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That’s a paddlin’ – fill your cup at Beer InCider Experience’s huge fifth instalment
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That’s a paddlin’ – fill your cup at Beer InCider Experience’s huge fifth instalment

If there’s one thing us Australians are known for, it’s a love of beer. While the international stereotype may relegate us to Fosters-swilling bogandom, we know the truth – our country is chock-full of damn good brewers who are passionate about making the best brews around. If you froth over the good stuff, be sure to mark September 21 and 22 in your calendar because the Beer InCider Experience is back at the Brisbane Showgrounds … and its bringing way more than just suds. more


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The free pop-up party series celebrating spring with cocktails and prizes
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The free pop-up party series celebrating spring with cocktails and prizes

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – springtime in Brisbane is pretty much the greatest time of year. As well getting to swan around outdoors in the perfect weather, our cultural calendar really kicks into overdrive (looking at you, Brisbane Festival). As the days get longer and the nights grow balmy, we’ve found the perfect way to celebrate – with Spring Time Drinks. Taking over Treasury Brisbane every Friday in September, this pop-up party series is bringing a little something extra. 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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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

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Feast on the freshest fare at the first-ever Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival
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Feast on the freshest fare at the first-ever Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival

Here in Brisbane, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to epicurean events. While most of the big names tend to set up centrally year after year, it’s time for the Bayside to shine with the arrival of the first-ever Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival. Sweeping over the Redcliffe Foreshore on September 8–9, the free-entry two-day festival will give you the chance to explore the best bites, brews and entertainment across a great range of formats. more

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Five in five – our top picks from every day of Valley Fiesta
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Five in five – our top picks from every day of Valley Fiesta

Folks, the time is almost upon us – the hotly anticipated Valley Fiesta is back in town and sticking around for an extra few days of goodness. For the first time in its inception, the Fiesta will be spreading its program of live music, art, theatre, immersive experiences and parties across five jam-packed days. There’s so much to see and do that we thought we’d give you a helping hand sorting through it all – from tropical rooftops to laneway shindigs, we’ve picked our must-dos at Valley Fiesta for every night of the week. more

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Back with a bang – Brisbane Festival delivers the goods with its sizzling 2018 selection
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Back with a bang – Brisbane Festival delivers the goods with its sizzling 2018 selection

Folks, spring has almost sprung and it’s bringing a little something special with it – we’re talking Brisbane Festival, baby! Come September 8, our fine city will be overflowing with a selection of local and international entertainment that will make your head spin. From circus and cabaret to top live bands and immersive theatre, the festival brings together the best of the arts scene for your enjoyment – so you’d better get out there and lap it up. Mark September 8–29 in your diary and start planning your hit-list, because this one’s going to be a doozy. more

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What’s on this Ekka eve and public holiday
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What’s on this Ekka eve and public holiday

There are so many things to love about the Ekka – the food, the animals and the rides are right up there, but it’s the public holiday that we’re most grateful for. If you’re not up for braving the crowds at the showgrounds on Wednesday August 10, we’ve whipped up a little list of things that are happening around town on the public holiday and the night before – you get a sleep-in, after all … more

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Valley Fiesta pumps up the party factor with an all-new five-day format
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Valley Fiesta pumps up the party factor with an all-new five-day format

Look, it’s absolutely no secret that Fortitude Valley is one of Queensland’s premier party hubs – the place was literally built for fun. Since 1997, there has been one particular event dedicated to shining a light on the Valley’s reputation as a hub of arts, culture, food and entertainment – the weekend-long celebrations of Valley Fiesta. Well folks, we can confirm that Brisbane’s biggest street party just got a heck of a lot bigger – clear August 29 to September 2 in your diary because the Fiesta is coming in hot with five days of revelry. more

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The Ekka returns with strawberry sundaes, dagwood dogs and all of the agriculture
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The Ekka returns with strawberry sundaes, dagwood dogs and all of the agriculture

The great state of Queensland quite simply has loads of things to be proud of. XXXX Beer, Savage Garden, the Story Bridge and Yatala Pies have all earned us some serious bragging rights, but there is one thing that makes our hearts swell with pride for the rich culture we have cultivated – the Royal Queensland Show (or the Ekka, as its more affectionately known as). This year the show celebrates an impressive 141 years (seriously, the only thing that’s stopped it since its inception have been the Spanish influenza and World War II), returning to its home turf of the Brisbane Showgrounds to celebrate the best of Queensland. more

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Kickstart your heart at the inaugural Bakery Lane Craft Coffee Festival
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Kickstart your heart at the inaugural Bakery Lane Craft Coffee Festival

Whether you’re in it for the taste or you rely on it to get you up in the morning, the lure of a good coffee is incredibly strong. Luckily for all of us, Brisbane’s coffee scene is absolutely stellar – our local roasters, cafes and baristas all work extremely hard to keep us caffeinated with delicious brews all year long. If you’re a fan of the world’s favourite bean-based beverage, we have some news that is set to get you buzzing – we’re getting a festival dedicated to the best in the business! Clear your diary for Saturday August 4 because the inaugural Bakery Lane Craft Coffee Festival is coming for you. more

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The state on a plate – five interesting things to try at Regional Flavours this weekend
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The state on a plate – five interesting things to try at Regional Flavours this weekend

Folks, that magical time of the year is upon us again – hordes of foodies will be flocking to South Bank for Regional Flavours, eager to sample the best of our state’s fine fresh produce. We’re all over the fact that Queensland is home to some of the country’s greatest natural fare, but there are actually a whole heap of exciting products popping up that you might not have even heard of before. We’ve done some digging to find five must-try items from Regional Flavours that are a little outside the box – go on, we double-dare you. more

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Live tunes, on-track action and air-guitar competitions combine for this rockin’ race day
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Live tunes, on-track action and air-guitar competitions combine for this rockin’ race day

Certain pairings are just meant to be – peas and carrots, Ben and Jerry, horse racing and … rock’n’roll? Hear us out here – while it may not seem like the most orthodox combination, the union of Tattersall’s Racing Club and Triple M has come about to treat us punters to a race day that is set to shake things up. Taking over Doomben Racecourse on Saturday July 21, the Triple M Rocks Tattersall’s Race Day comes with all of the ingredients of a rad race day event combined with some seriously rockin’ additions. more