Top Weekenders Jul 26-28

From BBQ and coffee festivals, enchanted woodlands and Teddy Bears picnics to cool new suburban bars, chic cafes and Afghani feasts, 20+ great things to do on Brisbane this weekend:

WHAT'S ON
The Brisbane BBQ Festival is an epic 2-day celebration of music, meat and fire being held on the sporting fields at Victoria Park
Australia’s ultimate stair climbing challenge, Stadium Stomp, is taking place within the grandstands of The Gabba
Coffee aficionados won't want to miss The Lanes Coffee Festival when it comes to Fortitude Valley this Saturday
Don’t miss this world-first live event when two of the best adventure climbers in the world come to QPAC
Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove is a fantastic 2-day festival celebrating fine food, wine, beer and live music
La Boite and shake and stir have teamed up to bring Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts to Brisbane this winter
‘Unlearning’ brings together new and recent artworks, commissions, collection exhibitions, artists and creative thinkers
Brisbane's iconic Regatta Hotel has transformed its open-air courtyard into an enchanted woodland for winter
There's no better time to get out and explore Brisbane’s backyards than during these gorgeous mild winter days
2019 Archibald Prize finalist Mirra Whale explores the idea of finding beauty in the simplest of objects in her first solo exhibition
This month-long celebration of live music will showcase the City of Logan's emerging and established musicians
Bite Markets is a fantastic northside night market, with more than 40 shipping containers of gourmet eats and drinks
Due to overwhelming demand, a second show has been added for A Conversation on Narcos at The Tivoli on July 25
MUST DO COMING UP
Celebrate a night of fine NZ wine & grazing stations on the eve of the EKKA public holiday at Treasury Brisbane
Grace Knight, one of Australia's best loved enduring talents, returns to Brisbane Powerhouse for one night only
Bris Funny Fest, comedy from Brisbane's fringes, is back bigger & better than ever with 129 comics and 100 shows
Award-winning UK TV science presenter and New York Times bestselling author Dr Michael Mosley returns to Brisbane
Discover the lighter side of politics at the State Library of Queensland's free political cartoon exhibition
Tim Rogers is the shady DJ of legendary, mythical radio show Liquid Nights in Bohemia Heights at Brisbane Powerhouse
Join Behrouz Boochani for a unique Talking Ideas event as he is live-streamed from Manus Island
The Next Step Live on Stage is coming to Brisbane for one show only on Tuesday, September 24 at Fortitude Music Hall
Don't miss the multi-Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir when they perform at QPAC this Saturday
WHAT'S NEW
Hotel Carrington is a gorgeous gastropub in the Valley offering relaxed dining and drinking in a stunning setting
The Woods Bar is a cool bar eatery with laneway seating in Mitchelton's Blackwood Street precinct
Brisbane Phoenix is a sleek contemporary Chinese restaurant specializing in yum cha and traditional seafood dishes
Proof BBQ and Booze is bringing Kentucky-style southern hospitality to Brisbane's north side
Little Glass Room is a chic cafe serving traditional breakfast faves along with authentic Thai dishes for breakfast
Monocle Coffee in Morningside is a spiffy cafe and boutique salad bar serving specialty coffee and delicious salads
Twilight in the Park is a monthly market held on the third Friday of the month at Underwood Park in Logan
Kabul Charcoal Restaurant is a hidden gem that brings traditional Afghani cuisine to a busy Milton intersection
WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK
Atop a hill in Herston is this super family friendly bistro with its own playground, stunning views and a huge range of food to suit all tastes and appetites
CITY WALKS
This highly varied inner city walking circuit of around 5km takes in old quarries, mangrove boardwalks, river parks, botanic gardens, bridges and the Riverside strip of bars and eateries.
The Brisbane Riverwalk is one of Brisbane’s absolute must do’s – a water highway for pedestrians and cyclists jutting out along the most scenic tract of Brisbane river between New Farm and Brisbane CBD.
This walk meanders through Brisbane’s best preserved and oldest city precinct, the sprawling parklands, beach and pools of South Bank in the city’s midst.
KIDS
The Teddy Bears' Picnic is a family-friendly race day with free activities for kids & live racing for the young at heart
Jabiru Island is an idyllic waterfront family playground, reached via a scenic boardwalk and located just behind a soft sandy beach
There’s something for everyone, including families with children and dogs - on a day trip to Cleveland’s Raby Bay

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

A unique chance to journey through 5 weddings in one night
Romeo & Juliet is the unmissable ballet event of the year
Don't miss the Australian premiere of Piano Battle
The Boy from Oz is being brought back to the stage by Savoyards
It has sparked a cult following across the world and it's coming to Brisbane
Spend an evening with 'one of the most extraordinary people in the world today
Camerata returns to QPAC on August 29 for an unmissable concert
Queensland Pops Orchestra joins forces with guest star Rob Mills
The Bakery Lane Bake Off is Brisbane's first mini cake festival

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