Here are some of the best things happening in Brisbane this weekend, from live entertainment to epic eats and more.
1. Get your live music fix at Seasonal Fruit Festival
This Saturday March 2 from 4pm, Felons Barrel Hall will welcome a stellar lineup of indie musicians, including international artists The Beths, Wednesday and MJ Lenderman, as well as Aussie legends Surprise Chef, The Belair Lip Bombs, Eggy, Enola and Arugula.
Gather the gang for this awesome riverside music festival. You can grab tickets via Felons’ website.
2. Join a Clean Up Australia Day event
The annual Clean Up Australia Day is happening this Sunday, March 3, so if you want to help pick up some rubbish in Brisbane, you can join a local clean-up crew.
3. Watch a thrilling stage play
Hitting QPAC Playhouse until March 3 is Gaslight, a modern adaptation of the 1940’s suspenseful thriller by Patrick Hamilton, which follows a woman who thinks she is losing her mind when she hears strange noises at night.
4. Try the new menu at Clayfield’s moody neighbourhood restaurant
Clayfield is home to a moody neighbourhood restaurant run by executive chef Nick Alba, who’s career started in London working under Gordon Ramsay in the group’s famed restaurants.
Wooden Horse has just launched their new seasonal menu, which includes decadent entrees such as burrata, kingfish ceviche and oysters Kilpatrick, as well as more hearty mains like short rib served with potato, onion, celeriac and jus.
5. Head to Fish Lane for this month-long margarita festival
For the month of March, South Brisbane’s Fish Lane will become a mecca for the beloved margarita cocktail.
‘March into Margarita’ is a month-long festival dedicated to our favourite tequila-based tipple, featuring daily margarita specials and unique varieties such as the grilled pineapple margarita from El Planta and the spiced lychee margarita from Midtown.
There will also be special margarita-inspired events popping up in the precinct during the month, including the Margs-A-Million festival at Southside this Sunday, March 3.
For more information on ‘March into Margarita’, head to Fish Lane’s website.
6. Get messy in Brisbane’s first paint splatter room
If the idea of throwing paint at a canvas without worrying about mess sounds like fun to you like it does for us, then gather the gang for a visit to Rose Soiree’s paint splatter room at the Canvas Art Factory in Woolloongabba.
7. Unwind and dine at Portside Wharf for its new Sundazed Sessions
Every Sunday until March 31, Portside Wharf will be home to a slew of events and offers. Think free pilates session by the river at 6am, live DJs on the wharf from 3 to 6pm, and more.
8. Go for breakfast at one of these epic spots
As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Even when you eat too much and end up in a food coma before mid-day. When it comes to eating out for breakfast, we’re spoiled for choice with places to get a good feed in Brisbane. So we’ve rounded up some of our favourite spots to make things easier for you. Here’s our pick of 11 legendary Brisbane breakfast spots to check out.
9. Watch Disney’s Beauty and the Beast musical
The utterly magical Beauty and the Beast musical is finally here in Brisbane. After captivating Sydney audiences, this production is now playing at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC).
10. Feast on this $50 eight-piece banquet
Eagle Street’s Italian restaurant and bar Massimo have launched their new Pronto Banquet, which includes freshly shucked oysters, steak, pasta, dessert, plus more – for just $50 per person.
11. Wander around an art exhibition
When it comes to art in Brisbane, there’s always something to set your gaze on. Art exhibitions regularly pop up around the city, as do installations that make us think and feel.
12. Treat yourself to high tea in the city
CBD restaurant, Goldfinch, is offering a new high tea experience in their gorgeous dining room. Think 3 tiers of elegant bites including buttermilk scones with jam & elderflower whipped cream, tasty smoked salmon, dill and creme fraiche ribbon sandwiches, an assortment of mini cakes, as well as a selection of teas and a glass of Blanc De Blanc champagne on arrival.
13. Have a drink in style at The Westin’s swim-up pool bar
Now that the warmer weather is here, the search begins for a place to cool down, preferably one with swimming involved. Thanks to The Westin Brisbane‘s super chic pool bar, we don’t have to travel too far to relax by the pool with a cocktail.
14. Hit the markets
You can browse a bunch of Brisbane markets this weekend, including Carseldine Markets on Saturday, as well as Milton Markets and Nundah Markets on Sunday.
15. Gather the gang for a 90s karaoke brunch
What’s better than a bottomless brunch? One with karaoke involved of course. King Street’s retro crab shack Claw is hosting 90s-themed karaoke brunches every Saturday from 1 – 3pm.
For $69 per person, you’ll get two hours of karaoke, unlimited cocktails, wine and beer, alongside a five-dish set menu featuring prawn tacos, jalapeno poppers, fried chicken wings, garlic bread and corn chips.
16. Relax and rejuvenate with a moonlit soak
Brisbane certainly isn’t lacking in the day spa department, so it’s easier than ever to find a haven of relaxation in the city and beyond. Relax your worries away at one of these wellness hubs – there’s bound to be one near you.
17. See a show at Brisbane’s newest cabaret club
Since its opening on the Gold Coast in 2019, The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub has gone on to show that pink is more than just a colour—it’s an attitude. Now, they’ve brought their sexy smorgasbord of cabaret, burlesque and cirque performances to Brisbane.Check it out
18. Splash around in a refreshing swimming hole near Brisbane
Sure, we’ve got some incredible beaches near Brisbane, but we’re also driving distance from a slew of magical freshwater swimming holes worth taking a dip in.