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Looking for awesome things to do in Brisbane in April? No worries, we’ve got you covered. (Featured image: Michael)
1. Experience Dining in the Dark
An experience that’s been backed by psychologists as an ‘amplified’ way to enjoy food, the enticing ‘Dining In The Dark’ event has arrived in Brisbane and there are still tickets to select dates in April. Otherwise, grab your tickets now for another date.More info and tickets
2. Check out this artisan market at Fish Lane Arts Precinct
Fish Lane is being taken over by The Market Folk on Sunday 11 April for an artisan market featuring an array of independent local makers and designers.More info
3. Indulge at 40 Days of Flavour
Treasury Brisbane’s 40 Days of Flavour concludes at the end of April, meaning that there is still plenty of time to indulge in and enjoy one of the many experiences on offer like a three-course lunch or degustation dinner at Black Hide By Gambaro, a Moet Chandon High Tea, or $15 specials. The Sundaze sessions at Brisbane’s newest over-the-water bar Will & Flow are also still on until the end of the month.
4. Live the St Tropez life at Customs House
With sweeping river views, St Tropez Sunsets will be Brisbane’s newest staycay destination bar for this weekend and every other until it disappears. Soak up the elegance, vibrance and glamour of the French Riviera by the Brisbane River from 3pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday—except Easter long weekend.
5. See The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire exhibition before it disappears
The world-exclusive Motorcycle exhibition at GOMA features 100 motorcycles from the past 150 years showcasing the ground-breaking designs that have shaped this iconic vehicle.
Closes on 26 April.More info
6. See the first supermoon of 2021
The first of 2021’s supermoons, which are normally spaced fourteen months apart, will take place on 26 April while the second will occur on 26 May.
7. See Brisbane from a kayak
Glide along the Brisbane River and see the city from a unique angle as you are guided past South Bank and under Story Bridge. More info
8. Visit northern Italy in Fortitude Valley
First, there was La Costa Bar and Cielo Rooftop at the end of 2020, then came La Valle wine bar at the start of 2021, and now the fourth and final piece of the La Costa puzzle has arrived with La Costa Restaurant—the food-focused addition to the historic Brunswick Street site now repping northern Italy in Brisbane’s own Fortitude Valley.
9. Go on a brewery cruise on the Brisbane River
River to Bay is doing brewery tours up and down the Brisbane River where you will hop-on and hop-off to get to your bevvies. The standard tour will see you picked up at Northshore Harbour before being ferried up to Kangaroo Point’s Sea Legs Brewery before returning via Black Hops and BrewDog. Tours take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and include two complimentary drinks on the boat between venues. The tour can also be taken at night. More info
10. Taste the flavours of the world at Eat Street
Not being able to travel officially makes us nervous but thankfully we’ve got Eat Street just a short drive away from the city to cure many of our woes. So long as we’ve got this foodie paradise, our taste buds can travel the world.Check out Eat Street’s handy new website
11. Pay tribute to Prince
Secret Sounds and POSTER CHILD presents Prince A Tribute By Late Nite Tuff Guy at The Fortitude Music Hall on Friday 23 April. Tickets are still available. More info
12. Catch a gig and a picnic at the Botanic Gardens
The Brisbane City Botanic Gardens are once again hosting Gigs & Picnics on the last Saturday of every month. The next event will take place on 24 April and as usual, there will be food trucks and live music. Just bring down your picnic rug and supplies for a good time, or save yourself the trouble of packing your own and order a picnic basket from The Gardens Club.
Remember that the gardens are not BYO.
13. Attend the Big Picnic
Roma Street Parkland turns 20 this year and to celebrate the green oasis they’re throwing a Big Picnic on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April. Some of Brisbane’s best food trucks will be on hand to supply those who haven’t brought their own food, or hit up The Garden Room and order a picnic to share. Tickets are free but pre-registration is required.
14. The Finders Keepers markets are back
The autumn/winter Finders Keepers market is back from 23 April – 25 April. Across three days, the festival-style market will set up at the Exhibition Building, Brisbane Showgrounds and feature food and beverage stalls, music, fresh coffee and food trucks as well as a range of thoughtfully made and conscious products from ceramics and stationery to fashion and fine jewellery. More info and tickets here