What to do in Brisbane this weekend

Brisbane is a sunny paradise, known as the gateway for the many natural wonders flooding the area. But regardless of if you have travelled here for the rainforests and waterfalls, the city itself is home to an array of unforgettable attractions. Whether you’re a tourist, a long-time local or just stopping through, this list of Brisbane adventures for this weekend is for you.

Friday

Boundary Street Markets

For a fantastic Friday night head down to the Night Market of Brisbane. These markets are held every Friday and offer a range of different cuisines from around the globe. Simply stroll past the different stalls as you listen to the local music play, with shops selling sweet and savoury, vegan or meat, and even beer and wine. Visit the arts and craft section, to spot the goodies on offer, ranging from artwork, vintage treasures, and homemade items.

South Bank

If you’re interested in a relaxing night with a stunning scenery, park yourself along the riverside banks of Brisbane River. South Bank is flooded with incredible restaurants, bars, shops, and events this weekend. Enjoy the open-air atmosphere as you tuck into some delicious late-night dinner. If you want to do both a night market and a relaxing dinner, why not visit the Collective Markets located right along the south bank? This market is one of the best held in South Bank and offers a load of local treats, an easy walk from the restaurants.

Saturday

Brisbane Dog Lovers Show

For all the animal lovers out there, why not spend a day in the sun as you try to spot the cutest dog in the show? Visitors will be able to watch puppy games including aquatic races, canine competitors, breed showcases. Snap countless photos of your favourite pooches and even visit the Dog Adoption Zone to tempt you in taking them all home.

Tanqueray Terrace

Enjoy a delicious drink during the hot nights at the pop-up bar Tanqueray terrace. Showcasing four different types of gin, with a variety of different spring-inspired cocktails. The food offered compliments all the cocktails perfectly, with seasonal vegetables and local produce used. Sitting alongside the riverside at Customs House’s terrific outdoor terrace, this bar is ideal for blissed-out breaks with your partner or posse.

Brisbane Wheel

For impeccable 360-degree panoramic views of the city, head to the Brisbane Wheel. Take a spot at one of the Wheel’s gondolas and glide up the 60-metre heights. Each gondola holds up to 8 people per carriage so you can enjoy the ride with your family and friends. Food and refreshments are also provided on board so you can sip on a delicious bubbly as you marvel at the city’s skyline sights!

Sunday

City Sounds

City Sounds is Australia’s largest free live music program and supports local and touring artists around the city of Brisbane. And it is no surprise, as Brisbane is home to some of the most influential and famous Australian musicians in the last 40 years. The event changes location and genre, presenting jazz, indie rock, and all types of music while moving venues each week. Even if you aren’t familiar with the weekend’s band, we definitely suggest popping in. Who knows, it might be the next up and coming artist!

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