What’s on in Brisbane this weekend
Fam, we made it – there are four glorious days of freedom stretched out in front of us! If you’re sticking around Brisbane this Easter long weekend and are scratching your head looking for things to do, don’t sweat it – from stoutrageous drinking events to seafood feasts and off-beat eggs hunts, here are the best things happening in Brisbane on the April 18–22 Easter long weekend.
Food and Drink
If you can’t even look at another chocolate egg (coward), here are some alternative food and drink options in Brisbane this weekend. The crew from Bunker and Bessa are holding their annual Black Coffee Friday (at Bessa this year, FYI) where you can sip on some of the finest filter brews around, or indulge in a Good Friday seafood lunch at the luxe Emporium Hotel. For those who love a plant-based feast, Wandering Cooks is hosting a mouth-watering Banana Leaf vegan banquet on Saturday – the jackfruit curry is a game-changer. If you don’t have kids to entertain, Jesus Died for our Tins at Crowbar is happening on Saturday and Sunday to bring tinnies (naturally), holy dress-ups and rad live tunes. Fancy a Sunday tipple? Head to The Mill on Constance for its Stoutrageous event celebrating all things (you guessed it) stout. Hungry for more? Check out our list of heart-stopping Easter-themed treats around town to try.
Arts, Festivals and Community
For those chasing some Easter-themed fun, there is plenty going on in Brisbane this weekend. The North Brisbane Easter Festival at Wests Mitchelton RLFC on Friday and Saturday brings family vibes and food trucks to the northside, the annual Redcliffe Festival of Sails takes over the seaside on Friday (complete with Australia’s famous skydiving Easter Bunny), and The Lanes in Fortitude Valley are hosting both a kid- and adult-friendly Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday (think baby animals for the little ones and cocktails for the grown-ups). For something more obscure, renowned artist Scott Marsh is hosting his own city-wide egg hunt with the chance to win limited edition prints of his Easter Bunny prints – and it involves smashing eggs. Curious? Grab all the info you need to participate here. Not feeling the Easter vibes? Forget about it all with the massive Clothes Swap event at Biome on Saturday, snap up one of the remaining tickets to Cluedo! The Interactive Game at Baedeker running over the weekend, get down to nostalgic tunes at the No Scrubs Late 90s Early 2000s Party at The Foundry on Saturday, or test your knowledge at Game of Thrones trivia at Pig’n’Whistle Brunswick Street on Monday.
Lovers of live tunes are in for some sonic treats this weekend in Brisbane! Thanks to the Good Friday holiday, Thursday night is absolutely flush with gigs – you can catch the truly wild combination of Basement Jaxx vs Metropolitan Orchestra at QPAC, Silver Citizen at The Foundry, The Story So Far and Basement doing a double header at The Tivoli and Patrick James at Black Bear Lodge. Friday is a bit of a no-go, but Saturday backs it up with the likes of The Badlands and Royal Artillery at Lefty’s, Spiral Stairs upstairs at Stones Corner Hotel, plus the amazing Touch Sensitive at The Triffid. If you’re in the mood to YOLO, there are also still tickets available to the knockout Byron Bay Bluesfest running down in Byron from Thursday to Sunday – treat yourself!
Psst … hanging out for a delicious bite to eat but not sure where to go? Check out our list of spots open around Brisbane this Easter long weekend (arranged by day for your convenience). Headed south to the coast? Our pals down Gold Coast way have put together a round-up of the best events happening there this weekend – suss it here.
Want more? Head to our comprehensive Event Guide for all of the fun around town where you can search by category, date, location and more!