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

Yippee! The loooooong weekend has arrived! Although our favourite fun-filled fair is not on this weekend, that doesn't mean there's not some super-exciting stuff happening around our vibrant city. From Ekka-inspired treats and lockdown concerts to Warhol art exhibitions and food-truck fiestas, there's plenty to help you celebrate this long weekend. more

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Lagers, live tunes and finger-licking eats – Crafted Beer & Cider Festival returns to the Gold Coast
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Lagers, live tunes and finger-licking eats – Crafted Beer & Cider Festival returns to the Gold Coast

Set to put a spring in your step as we enter a new season, Crafted Beer & Cider Festival is returning to the Gold Coast on Saturday September 12 for another froth-filled day of fun. 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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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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Fall into a dessert coma at seven-day chocolate celebration ChocWeek
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Fall into a dessert coma at seven-day chocolate celebration ChocWeek

Get ready to pull on your stretchy pants – Brisbane's only chocolate festival is back with sweet treats galore. To celebrate World Chocolate Day on Tuesday July 7, Hamilton retail and dining precinct Portside Wharf is hosting its annual week-long decadent dessert extravaganza – ChocWeek – from Monday July 6 to Sunday July 12. The precinct is taking notes from Willy Wonka and is temporarily transforming into a sugary haven, with Portside Wharf's much-loved vendors slinging an assortment of sweet treats. more

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The Beer Lounge unites craft breweries for an immersive seven-day digital festival
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The Beer Lounge unites craft breweries for an immersive seven-day digital festival

Much like going to your local pub or craft-beer boozer and ordering a pint, going to a large-scale beer festival is something that might not be on the cards for a while. Naturally, this has left many of Australia's smaller and independent breweries bereft of a vital promotional tool, limiting their outreach and hindering growth. To combat this, the legends behind Aether Brewing and Newstead Brewing Co. have teamed up to offer an out-of-the-box solution – a digital beer festival that you can enjoy while sitting on the couch. The Beer Lounge is launching ticket sales for its inaugural June event while also revealing its first wave of participating breweries. If you consider yourself a beer lover, then you'll want to take part – it could be the way of the future! more

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Take a virtual trip through our land down under – Tourism Australia presents Live from Aus
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Take a virtual trip through our land down under – Tourism Australia presents Live from Aus

Travelling is a bit of a sore spot right now – overseas trips are currently a no-go and even interstate travel is still banned – but that won't stop us from planning our next holiday. Set to inspire some serious domestic wanderlust, Tourism Australia has curated an entire weekend – aptly named Live from Aus – of exclusive access to some of the most awe-inspiring travel experiences Australia has to offer. So tune in from Saturday May 16 to Sunday May 17 to enjoy some dead-set amazing travel content – think iconic Aussie landmarks, award-winning restaurants, cuddly koalas and workouts with Chris Hemsworth's trainers. more

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West Village is buzzing with online activities to celebrate World Bee Day
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West Village is buzzing with online activities to celebrate World Bee Day

Whether it's the humble European honey bee, the hard-working Australian native bee or their other high-flying friends – bees are extremely vital for the preservation of our fragile ecosystem. In recognition of the importance of bees and their role in keeping our planet healthy, our favourite little honey-makers and super-important pollinators have a national day of recognition – World Bee Day. This year's World Bee Day falls on Wednesday May 20 and to celebrate, West Village has created an online hub dedicated to all things bees, butterflies and nature. Flying onto West Village's website from May 1–31, Village Bees is a month-long celebration featuring an un-bee-lievable selection of free online activities. From live tours inside a bee hive to honey-filled recipe tutorials, bee-friendly gardening tips and kids craft activities – West Village's calendar is buzzing with plenty of… more


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Heads up frothy fiends – Australia's first virtual beer festival is happening
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Heads up frothy fiends – Australia’s first virtual beer festival is happening

As the legendary Bob Dylan once mused, the times they are a-changin' and change they have. If you've been missing afternoons down at your local and beer-fuelled festivities in general, you aren't alone but we have a snippet of good news to help ease some of the pain. Heads up frothy fiends, Australia's first virtual beer festival is happening on Friday June 5 so go ahead and clear your calendar. more

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Cheese Week returns to Portside Wharf for a week-long celebration of all things fromage
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Cheese Week returns to Portside Wharf for a week-long celebration of all things fromage

From the perfect melt-in-your-mouth topping for our favourite carb-heavy dishes, to its status as a hero ingredient of any charcuterie board, cheese is a dangerously-addictive morsel that goes well with almost anything. To celebrate the appetite-stimulating dairy-based treat, Portside Wharf is hosting Cheese Week from Friday March 13 to Friday March 20, featuring a plethora of cheesy specials that are sure to supply a calcium hit. more

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Candy-coated musicals, froth-filled fests and queer flicks – the best events in Brisbane this March
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Candy-coated musicals, froth-filled fests and queer flicks – the best events in Brisbane this March

Another month, another bunch of awesome happenings to look forward to! Whether you're looking to chill out and listen to some live tunes at a backyard barbecue, bask in some toe-tapping theatre or immerse yourself in thought-provoking conversations on science and space, there's something for every leisure seeker on the calendar this month. We've put together a handy list of the coolest events happening in Brisbane this March, from science festivals full of wisdom and wonder to chocolate-covered musicals. more

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Raise a glass – where to celebrate National Margarita Day in Brisbane
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Raise a glass – where to celebrate National Margarita Day in Brisbane

Whether you like them shaken, stirred or frozen, the mighty margarita is a great sip for any occasion. To celebrate the much-loved libation of cocktail connoisseurs from all over, Saturday February 22 marks the special day on the calendar where you have an excuse – nay, duty – to indulge in the classic Mexican concoction of tequila, lime and triple sec. If you’ve got a hankering for a marg, we’ve found some spots around our great city that are celebrating National Margarita Day. Cue some Jimmy Buffet and get ready to raise a toast to the ultimate sweet and salty blend! more

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Galentine's soirees, latin feasts and schmoozy seafood banquets – where to celebrate Valentine's Day in Brisbane
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Galentine’s soirees, latin feasts and schmoozy seafood banquets – where to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Brisbane

Whether you're set to cozy up as one-half of a couple or you have plans to scour Netflix for 90s rom-coms (bar of chocolate in hand), February 14 is a day that is either greatly anticipated or met with general indifference. We can all agree that with V-Day just around the corner, now is the prime time for potential suitors to strike with cupid's arrow. We have put together a list of the most romantic events happening across Brisbane this Valentine's Day, from passionate pasta-filled dinners to love potion cocktail markets, so you can sip and snack on whatever your heart desires. more

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Love is in the air at Eagle Street Pier – here's where to wine and dine your loved one this Valentine's Day
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Love is in the air at Eagle Street Pier – here’s where to wine and dine your loved one this Valentine’s Day

Look, we totally get it. Finding a place that ticks all the boxes for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner can be difficult. That doesn't mean you should settle for average-tasting takeaway and overpriced floral bouquets – reignite the spark and treat yo' self (and your special someone) this February 14. If a night out on the town is on the cards, Eagle Street Pier has an eclectic array of restaurants offering decadent feasts, flowing champagne and mouth-watering desserts. Cheers to V-day! more

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Sweet sounds, succulent bites and smooth sips – Tropical Days & Summer Nights at Eagle Street Pier continues to turn up the heat
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Sweet sounds, succulent bites and smooth sips – Tropical Days & Summer Nights at Eagle Street Pier continues to turn up the heat

Although we are more than halfway through summer, hanging riverside with a spritz in hand sounds more inviting than ever. That's exactly what is on the cards at Eagle Street Pier, which has been transformed into a summer lover's oasis for Tropical Days & Summer Nights. Making the heat bearable and the vibes more vibrant, the riverside precinct's array of restaurants and bars is offering drinking and dining specials that guarantee a summer afternoon spent well – and the chance to win a new car! more

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Riverside discos, backyard barbecues and brewery tours – where to make the most of your Australia Day long weekend
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Riverside discos, backyard barbecues and brewery tours – where to make the most of your Australia Day long weekend

We’re just going to put it right out there – there are many things we want to celebrate about Australia (especially after such a difficult start to 2020), but January 26 doesn’t represent an inclusive day for everyone. The Weekend Edition team fully supports changing the date of Australia Day to a day that every Australian can enjoy, bringing us together in a celebration of the mateship, unity and multiculturalism that make our country great. We hope that this change will take place in the not too distant future, but until then there are plenty of fun events that you can take advantage of on the Australia Day long weekend to celebrate all of the things that make Australia such a fantastic place to live – from Sunday sessions filled with iconic Australian anthems to Hottest 100 shindigs and sausage sizzles by the riverside. We kindly ask that you remember to take a moment this… more

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Dumplings, dragon dancers and street parades – where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Brisbane
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Dumplings, dragon dancers and street parades – where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Brisbane

A welcome addition to the start-of-year calendar, the annual Chinese New Year festivities celebrate the turn of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar and bring bright lights, delicious cuisine and lion dancing to our great city. This year we welcome the Year of the Rat with plenty of celebrations running from late January all the way through to mid February. If you are keen to check out some action-packed events, we’ve rounded up all the colourful festivities taking place in and around Brisbane. more

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Breakdancing comps, cosplay parties and bustling night markets – BrisAsia Festival is back for another entrancing year
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Breakdancing comps, cosplay parties and bustling night markets – BrisAsia Festival is back for another entrancing year

Pals, it's that time of year again – one of the city's most exciting cultural events, BrisAsia Festival, is back! From February 1 to February 29, our city will come alive with the sights, sounds, tastes and experiences of Asia. From breakdancing competitions to sunset concerts and bustling night markets, Brisbane is about to get a taste of both traditional and contemporary Asian culture. more

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Karma kegs, rock gigs and decadent dinners – events around Brisbane raising funds for the bushfire relief
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Karma kegs, rock gigs and decadent dinners – events around Brisbane raising funds for the bushfire relief

Australia is currently facing one of the most catastrophic bushfire seasons on record. To date, more than 1700 homes have been lost, 25 lives lost, eight million hectares burnt, and more than 100,000 livestock and millions of native and endangered wildlife have perished.* To support the heroic Rural Fire Service volunteers, as well as the many communities and animals affected, our great city is coming together to host a range of fundraising events. From karma kegs to Valley gigs and long-table dinners, we have put together a list of events that are helping to raise money for bushfire relief. more

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Noosa Eat & Drink Festival brings beachside brunches, celebrity chefs and foodie fun to the coast
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Noosa Eat & Drink Festival brings beachside brunches, celebrity chefs and foodie fun to the coast

Get excited food-loving folks! Australia’s top-hatted chefs will touch down in the sunny coastal town of Noosa for the annual four-day Noosa Eat & Drink Festival from May 14–17. Whether you are looking for beachfront brunches, celebrity chef live cooking demonstrations, long lunches in the hinterland or boozy boat parties, the 2020 program is packed with things to do. more