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

Can we get a hefty Amen for short weeks? Although a Wednesday public holiday definitely isn't ideal, it's nice to come back to work knowing there are only about 16 working hours left between you and freedom. From trailer trash pageants to beery good marriage equality parties, we've rounded up what's good to do on the August 17–20 weekend in Brisbane. more

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It's show time! The Ekka celebrates 140 years of Queensland culture (and strawberry sundaes)
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It’s show time! The Ekka celebrates 140 years of Queensland culture (and strawberry sundaes)

Some things are just so quintessentially Queensland that it almost physically hurts. If someone is to mention the Big Pineapple, The Veronicas, XXXX Gold or Stefan’s Skyneedle, we undoubtedly feel a twang of pride deep within – that’s a seriously impressive legacy in anyone’s eyes for sure. Jokes aside, there is one thing that stands above all as being the cornerstone of our state’s rich culture – the Royal Queensland Show, or The Ekka as it's more affectionately known. This year sees the show celebrating its 140th edition, returning to its home at the Brisbane Showgrounds from August 11–20 to celebrate the best that our fair state has to offer across food, fashion and all things fun. more

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Snow, skates and sleds return to King George Square for the new Skating At Festival
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Snow, skates and sleds return to King George Square for the new Skating At Festival

It is an irrefutable fact that Brisbane winters are an absolute delight. We would never ever complain about our amazingly comfortable season, but sometimes we can’t help but wonder what it would be like if our town went all frosty on us – kind of like how Ariel has a sweet life under the sea but craves a taste of that land-based life. Well the good news is we don’t have to go making a shady deal with a sea witch to quell our curiosity and desire – the beloved Winter Festival has undergone a makeover and re-emerged as the Skating At Festival, bringing a heady dose of après ski vibes to King George Square from June 16 to July 9. more

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Show your true Queensland colours – the Maroon Festival brings us fun, food and footy
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Show your true Queensland colours – the Maroon Festival brings us fun, food and footy

Some things are just so Brisbane it hurts – if you know what we mean when we refer to Milton mangoes and the Brown Snake, you’re on that serious sunshine state level (just FYI, we’re talking about XXXX and the Brisbane River in case you didn’t know). Another thing that gets Queenslanders seriously fired up is a little sports match called the State of Origin, so if you’re a fan then you should probably be sitting down to read this – for the first time ever, we are getting an all-in celebration dedicated to everything Queensland and rugby league! The Maroon Festival will be hitting the South Bank Parklands from May 28–31, bringing with it a wave of fun, food and (of course) footy. more

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Dive into five days of festival fun at the Australian Swimming Championships
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Dive into five days of festival fun at the Australian Swimming Championships

Us Aussies as a general population are pretty into our sports, both watching and participating. It makes sense seeing as we boast some of the best athletes in the world, and one of the places where we dominate hardest is in the pool. From April 9–13, we will have the chance to take our support from the couch to the lanes when the Australian Swimming Championships head to the Brisbane Aquatic Centre. It’s not just about the laps, either – this year the event is taking on a festival-style atmosphere with the opening of a brand-new Centre Lane entertainment precinct. more

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Swing into summer in fine form at the Brisbane International
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Swing into summer in fine form at the Brisbane International

There are certain things that personify a Queensland summer – fresh mangoes, ice-cold beer and of course, a cheeky spot of tennis. The Brisbane International returns to the Queensland Tennis Centre from January 1–8 in 2017 to thrill audiences with a host of international talent and off-court entertainment, making for a perfect start to the New Year. more


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Fitness made fun and free at South Bank
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Fitness made fun and free at South Bank

Let's be honest – the idea of getting out of bed to do 100 squats is hardly enticing, no matter how tight your buns of steel might get. We all have trouble staying in shape when the cooler months keep us indoors, but it's a whole lot easier when the exercise is actually fun and also free. South Bank’s program of low-impact classes can keep the belly at bay and make you feel great well into the change of seasons. more

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The free Medibank Feel Good Program is back again at South Bank
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The free Medibank Feel Good Program is back again at South Bank

It’s time to shed your winter skin and get your mind and body into full gear for spring with the return of the Medibank Feel Good Program at South Bank. The free outdoor fitness series in the South Bank Parklands features a mix of heart-pumping and soul-soothing classes that will leave you feeling toned, healthy and happy. more