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

The weekend is nearly upon – can we get a TGIF? So you know how to spend your couple of days off, we have rounded up some ripper events – from food fiestas by the riverside and makers markets to interactive theatrical playgrounds and music-soaked showcases. more

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Trek through an internationally inspired bazaar at Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours
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Trek through an internationally inspired bazaar at Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours

Taste-testing exotic eats, out-of-the-ordinary activities and learning about different cultures are some of our favourite parts of travelling. With globe-trotting adventures off the cards (for now), we're looking to get our fix of cultural goodness right here at home – and this might be easier than you think thanks to Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours. Taking over South Bank Parklands from October 16–17, the second event in the three-part Regional Flavours food-and-wine series will spotlight the city’s rich multicultural diversity through world-class fare, top-notch entertainment and some of the best culinary whizzes our state has to offer. Here is a taste of what each stage at this jam-packed event will have on offer … more

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Movies and mouth-watering fare – Dine with Dendy at Portside Wharf
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Movies and mouth-watering fare – Dine with Dendy at Portside Wharf

Organising date night, especially if it's a mid-week meet-up, can be a tricky task to please both parties. If a visit to the cinema and a flavoursome feast by the river is you and your partner's dream date, then you'll be pleased to learn that Portside Wharf is serving this up in spades thanks to its Dine with Dendy deals. Read on to find out how you can make the most of your cinema experience at the waterfront precinct ... more

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Around the world in 80 mouthfuls – win the ultimate weekend at Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours!
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Around the world in 80 mouthfuls – win the ultimate weekend at Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours!

While the strange times we are living in seemingly continue to get stranger, there is one thing we can count on to unify us – the power of food. Returning in 2021 with a brand-new format, Regional Flavours is a shining example of the joy that comes from celebrating all things edible. The beloved festival has transformed from a single-weekend affair to a series of three epicurean adventures plotted over the course of the year, ensuring that the foodie joy has been spread generously and we can get an even more in-depth taste. more

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Pop bottles in the sunshine at the inaugural Will & Flow Longest Lunch hosted by Chandon
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Pop bottles in the sunshine at the inaugural Will & Flow Longest Lunch hosted by Chandon

Hey you! Yes, you. If you're reading this, consider it your permission to daydream for the next few minutes. Imagine that you've miraculously managed to gather your favourite crew to all be available on the same day –you've finally planned that long lunch you've been dreaming of all winter. You take your seat at the alfresco table and the sun kisses your cheek with warmth, yet there is that perfect crisp spring breeze keeping the temperature just right for soaking up some rays. The gentle sound of the river's ebb and flow soothes you as you reach for your glass, pure bliss washes over you as you take that first effervescent sip. Your mouth starts to water as a delectable scent floats from the kitchen and the clink of champagne flutes is music to your ears, signalling that the silly season has truly begun. Okay, time to wake up and mark Saturday October 16 in your diary – you can… more

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Time for a wardrobe refresh? Shop BNE City is back with some banger shopping bargains
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Time for a wardrobe refresh? Shop BNE City is back with some banger shopping bargains

We hope that you've put aside some time to start clearing out your wardrobe, as all signs are pointing towards a shopping spree – the Shop BNE City weekend is back! Taking place for one weekend only from Friday September 24 until Sunday September 26, this mammoth shopping event is set to take over Queen Street Mall with bargain buys, champagne-infused pop-ups, fashion workshops and beauty masterclasses. Eager for a sneak peek? Here's what's on offer ... more


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Plant markets and jazz concerts – all of the bloomin' great events happening this spring at Roma Street Parkland
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Plant markets and jazz concerts – all of the bloomin’ great events happening this spring at Roma Street Parkland

It's time to wake up and smell the flowers – spring has arrived! With the weather finally starting to warm up and the city coming alive with colour, now is the perfect time to pack your picnic basket and head to Brisbane's lushest spot, Roma Street Parkland. It's here where you will find free live gigs, food trucks, guided tours, plant markets and blooms aplenty. With the park celebrating 20 years of flora-filled history, 'tis the season to revisit the beloved sub-tropical wonderland. more

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It's the most wonderful time of year – especially at this Festive Masquerade Celebration
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It’s the most wonderful time of year – especially at this Festive Masquerade Celebration

Here at The Weekend Edition, we're in a limbo-like state – half shocked that the festive season is so rapidly approaching, but also hanging out for a good old-fashioned Christmas shindig. In the whirlwind of the end-of-year wind down, it's easy to overlook the planning stages of your party planning. Luckily, the festive folk at the spiffy new-look JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa have come through with the ultimate end of year bash – its Festive Masquerade Celebration. more

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The best seat in town – overwater bar Will & Flow to host a dazzling Riverfire party
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The best seat in town – overwater bar Will & Flow to host a dazzling Riverfire party

Set to light up our city next month, Riverfire is a welcome addition to Brisbane's calendar following a one-year hiatus. If you want to level up your Riverfire experience (‘cause baby, you're a firework) we know just the place to perch – by the water at Will & Flow, of course! Luckily for you, the breezy overwater bar is hosting a Riverfire party full to the brim with tantalising tipples, seafood tapas and arguably the best views of the show in town. more

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Aussie Artisan Week returns to support local makers and producers
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Aussie Artisan Week returns to support local makers and producers

As the majority of the country braves lockdowns, local producers, growers and artisans continue to grapple with the restrictions in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever is a prime time to support our community's makers and that's why the return of Aussie Artisan Week this month is so welcome. Here is the low-down on how you can support your favourite local legends whilst also stocking up on some delicious goodies ... more

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Stock up on fresh produce at Scenic Rim's Farm Gate Trail
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Stock up on fresh produce at Scenic Rim’s Farm Gate Trail

With lockdown behind us and a bit more freedom on the cards, we are well and truly excited to explore our great backyard again! If you're itching to get out and about, then we suggest hopping in your car and taking a picturesque drive to the Scenic Rim on Saturday August 28. It's here where you will discover Scenic Rim's Farm Gate Trail, where local makers are congregating to bring you a smorgasbord of delicious produce and farm-fresh eats. more

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Globetrotting food festivals, wine soirees and stage spectaculars – the best events happening in and around Brisbane this August
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Globetrotting food festivals, wine soirees and stage spectaculars – the best events happening in and around Brisbane this August

Another month, another bunch of awesome happenings to look forward to! Whether you're looking to indulge in some internationally inspired fare, see a beloved story make it to the stage or shop up a storm, there is something for every leisure seeker on the calendar this month. To make things extra convenient for you, we've put together a handy list of the coolest events happening in Brisbane this August. more

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James Street Food & Wine Trail is back with a delectable line-up of events
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James Street Food & Wine Trail is back with a delectable line-up of events

Brisbane is bursting at the seams with delicious food offerings, with The Valley being a hotbed for particularly flavoursome fare. If you're keen to treat your tastebuds to some of the area's best bites, then we have some pretty exciting news for you – James Street Food & Wine Trail is back and it's bringing a whole load of drool-worthy goodness to the beloved strip across four days. This cherished culinary escapade returns from Thursday July 29 through to Sunday August 1 for its 2021 edition, providing a tasting plate of the best brews and chews from the iconic Valley street. more

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Sip and snack your way through New Zealand's best drops at Treasury Brisbane's Kiwi-themed wine and cheese evening
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Sip and snack your way through New Zealand’s best drops at Treasury Brisbane’s Kiwi-themed wine and cheese evening

As much as we like to make fun of our friends across the Tasman (they say a little dose of sibling rivalry is healthy), we secretly love to love New Zealand. When it comes to wine, New Zealanders know what they are talking about and they're renowned for having some of the most herbaceous and zesty wines in the world. In a win for Brisbane wine aficionados, a collection of top-notch Kiwi wineries will be spotlighted on Friday August 27 when Treasury Brisbane hosts Wine & Cheese – New Zealand Edition. If relaxing with a well-made vino alfresco sounds like your kind of Friday night, then continue reading to learn more about this sumptuous soiree ... more

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Take your tastebuds on a globetrotting adventure at Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours
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Take your tastebuds on a globetrotting adventure at Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours

Whilst we may not be able to travel the world, that doesn't mean our tastebuds can't go on a trip across continents. That's exactly what Global Fiesta by Regional Flavours plans to help with when it rolls into town from October 16-17. Roving entertainment, multicultural cuisine and riverside bars is just a small sample of what's on offer at this colourful event, read on to find out more ... more

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Beachside beats and picnics in the woods – NOOSA alive! is delivering a world-class roster of entertainment
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Beachside beats and picnics in the woods – NOOSA alive! is delivering a world-class roster of entertainment

There's no doubt that Noosa is one of Queensland's most dazzling destinations, so you really need no excuse to take a well-deserved trip there. Throw annual performing arts festival NOOSA alive! into the mix and now you have even more reason to fill your car with petrol, set the GPS and prepare to enjoy all that the scenic town has to offer. From July 15–24, this show-stopping festival will be taking over Noosa with must-see gigs, picnics in the woods, spine-tingling acts, fairy-tale-esque high teas and much, much more. Here's a small sampler of what's on offer ... more