29 Events To Keep You Entertained This Weekend In Brisbane

BrisAsia_Holi Festival of Colours
The Brisbane Holi: Festival of Colours will be held this Saturday as part of Brisbane City Council's BrisAsia Festival 2020

Still on the hunt for things to do this weekend in and around Brisbane? Well, here is a list of 29 events that are sure to keep you entertained! This weekend you can celebrate the final day of summer and the first day of Autumn, enjoy a festival of colours, attend a creative workshop, stock up on indoor plants at a huge plant sale and much, much more.

Saturday, February 29

Last Day of Summer Party

Mr Percival's Howard Smith Wharves Brisbane
Photo credit: Mr Percival’s

Grab your mates and head down to Mr Percival’s this Saturday as you say au revoir to summer at the Last Day of Summer Party! With a complete line-up of DJs ready to bring the tunes including D.I.V.E ft. Nat Conway, Hannah D, Dan Mumbles, Lirks and Gurpaal, this is a party you don’t want to miss! For more information, click here.

When: Saturday, February 29 from 12pm–late
Where: Mr Percival’s, Boundary Street, Brisbane

Plant sale

Looking to expand your collection of indoor plants? This weekend you can do exactly that! On Saturday, all plants and pots at VEND Market Place will be on sale for $12 or less (bargain!). And while you’re there, you can enjoy some good music, a wine or beer, or a cup of coffee or even some fresh juice. Plus, there will be plant giveaways on the day! For more information, click here.

When: Saturday, February 29 from 8am–4pm
Where: VEND Market Place, Greenhouse and Cafe, Sandgate Road, Virginia
Cost: all plants $12 and under

‘Walking in the Rain’ at Brush & Barrel

Are you looking to expand your creative horizons? This Saturday is the perfect chance to do so at Brush & Barrel’s ‘Walking in the Rain’ painting workshop! Paints, canvas’, easels, brushes, glassware and aprons will be provided, but make sure you wear something that you don’t mind getting a stain or two on just in case! For more information about the workshop and for parking recommendations, click here.

When: Saturday, February 29 from 7pm
Where: Brush & Barrel, Masters Street, Newstead
Cost: $55, bookings essential. Book online here.
Travel: there is only street parking on Master Street, but there is parking nearby at Gasworks which is about 500m walk from the studio. Alternatively, public transport is recommended.

Brisbane Holi – Festival of Colours

The Brisbane Holi: Festival of Colours will be held this Saturday as part of Brisbane City Council’s BrisAsia Festival 2020

To finish off the month-long BrisAsia Festival celebrations, the Brisbane Holi: Festival of Colours will return for its fourth year this Saturday! The festival, which forms part of Brisbane City Council’s BrisAsia Festival, will showcase traditional throwing of colours, lots of dancing and good music! There will be food stalls, performances and more. All ages are welcome. For more information, click here.

When: Saturday, February 29 from 12–6pm
Where: Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks
Cost: Free

80s and 90s dance party

Get your dancing shoes on, because all your favourite 80s and 90s tunes will be back this Saturday night at Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside! Grab your friends and head down for a Saturday evening boogie! There will be a live band from 7.30pm. For more information, click here.

When: Saturday, February 29 from 6.30pm
Where: Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside

The Happy Prince

The final two performances of the Australian Ballet’s ‘The Happy Prince‘ performance at QPAC are this Saturday afternoon and evening! Strap in for a performance filled with brilliant storytelling and even better dancing. For more information about the performance, click here.

When: Saturday, February 29 at 1.30pm and 7.30pm
Where: Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Cost: $46–$190, remaining tickets available online

End of Summer Pool Party at X Cargo

This Saturday you can soak up the last of the summer rays and enjoy a refreshing dip in X Cargo’s shipping container swimming pool! Enjoy free day bed hire, DJs pumping tunes throughout the day and a $200 discount on all cabana bookings with all the usual VIP booth inclusions. For more information, click here.

When: Saturday, February 29 from 12pm–late
Where: X Cargo, McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free entry, limited VIP booths and bottle services available, book now by emailing hello@xcargo.com.au

Best of the Top Dog Film Festival

Calling all dog lovers! This Saturday you can enjoy a 90 minute compilation of the best films that came out of the Top Dog Film Festival over the last three years at Moonlight Cinema Brisbane! And yes, your furry friend is (of course) invited to come along, but make sure you give the Moonlight Cinema pet policy a read! For more information, click here.

When: Saturday, February 29 at 7.15pm
Where: Moonlight Cinema, The Amphitheatre, Roma Street Parkland.
Cost: $30–$50, tickets available online.

AYCE Pancake Eating Comp 2020

Find out how many pancakes you can eat at this year’s AYCE Pancake Eating Competition!

The annual AYCE Pancake Eating Competition is back for another year! This Saturday afternoon you can head to Pancake Manor Garden City to join in on the fun and test your pancake eating limits. Plus, if you win, you’ll not only walk away with ultimate pancake glory and a Pancake ‘Chompion’ Trophy, but you’ll also get a year’s worth of pancakes! Does it get better than that? For more information about the competition, click here.

When: Saturday, February 29 from 3–4pm
Where: Pancake Manor, Westfield Garden City Shopping Centre, Upper Mount Gravatt
Cost: $9 entry fee, registration essential. Call the store on 3349 2662.

Peruvian Tapas & Drinks

If you’re looking for Saturday evening dinner plans, look no further! Public Restaurant and Bar are collaborating with Numero Uno to deliver a night full of modern Peruvian tapas food and drinks. For more information, click here.

When: Saturday, February 29 at 5.30pm
Where: Public Restaurant and Bar, George Street, Brisbane
Cost: Bookings required, email info@publicrestaurant.com.au

Ginfused Festival

Grab a ticket to this Saturday’s Ginfused Festival at Pig ‘N’ Whistle Brunswick Street. Photo credit: KDPR

Gin lovers, this is a festival just for you! This Saturday you can enjoy cocktail masterclasses, artisan gin tastings and some lush live music at the Ginfused Festival. Plus, you will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of Australia and New Zealand’s most prestigious distillers! The festival lineup features some impressive brands including Tanqueray, Winston Quinn, Brookies, Jinzu, Nosferatu and Four Pillars, just to name a few!

When: Saturday, February 29 from 1–7pm
Where: Pig ‘N’ Whistle Brunswick Street
Cost: Free entry, registration required. Register online through Eventbrite.

Good Life Lost City u18s Festival

Lost City is back for another year! The under 18s festival will see acts like A$AP FERG, Tigerlily, Teddy Cream, Rojdar and Brooklyn Horizon take the stage this Saturday at Brisbane Showgrounds! There will be two stages, a bean bag cinema, carnival rides and a barber shop and glitter bar! This event is for 13–17 year olds only. For more information about the festival including acts, movie times and a map of the venue, click here.

When: Saturday, February 29 at 4pm
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds
Cost: third release tickets $84.90, available online.

Kinky Karaoke at The Wickham

The Wickham and Backstage Karaoke have partnered up to bring you monthly Kinky Karaoke! Unleash your inner performer this Saturday night as you jump on stage and give it all you’ve got. To search the song library or request a song, visit backstagekaraoke.com.au. This event is for ages 18+ only. For more information about Kinky Karaoke, click here.

When: Saturday, February 29 from 8pm
Where: The Wickham, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free entry, book a table by calling The Wickham on 3852 1301.

Dig Deep Bushfire Relief Fundraiser

Following the 2019/2020 Australian bushfires, there will be a bushfire relief fundraiser for First Nations communities and wildlife rescue services this Saturday. Enjoy a day filled with music and time spent with others in the community while raising funds. Acts on the day include Life On Earth, Andie, The Jensens, Asha Jeffries, Krunj, squidgenini and Kaleidoscope and GCR DJs. 100% of the entry fees, raffle ticket sales will be donated. For more information about the event and where funds are being donated, click here.

When: Saturday, February 29 from 3.30pm
Where: Hotel West End, 10 Browning Street, South Brisbane
Cost: Entry is by donation

Final day of Pool Bar at Riverbar & Kitchen

Pool Bar at Riverbar and Kitchen
Head down to Riverbar and Kitchen this Saturday for the final day of the ultimate Pool Bar experience! Photo credit: Riverbar and Kitchen

Spend the final day of summer sipping on a frozen espresso martini and indulging in delicious nibbles at Riverbar and Kitchen’s Pool Bar! Although there isn’t a pool, you can enjoy the last day of the month-long retro poolside vibes with lounges, inflatable animals, towels and a pop-up menu before summer ticks over. For more information, click here.

When: Saturday, February 29
Where: Riverbar and Kitchen, Eagle Street, Brisbane
Cost: Free entry

Mardi Gras party

This Saturday is the Mardi Gras parade and party in Sydney which forms part of the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival! To join in the festivities from Brisbane, you’re invited to The Beat Megaclub’s Mardi Gras party this Saturday. There will be 11 DJs, drag shows, eight bars, six nightclubs and three beer gardens. For more information, click here.

When: Saturday, February 29 from 8pm
Where: The Beat Megaclub, Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: $10 entry before 10pm, $15 entry after 10pm.

Yeronga Pet Fair

This Saturday you can access pet market stalls including discounted vet services, grooming services, obedience and agility demonstrations and even reptile demonstrations at the Yeronga Pet Fair! So grab your furry friend and bring them down! All services on the day will be available for up to 20 per cent off the RRP. And, of course, there will be delicious food stalls and a jumping castle for the kids to enjoy. For more information, click here. To see pricing for discounted microchipping, vaccinations and flea, tick and worming treatments, click here.

When: Saturday, February 29 from 2–5pm
Where: Yeronga Memorial Park, Yeronga
Cost: Free, register online

Sunday, March 1

Cuban Nights at Riverbar & Kitchen

Riverbar and Kitchen are bringing Cuba to Brisbane this March! Head down on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday this March and enjoy a special menu for the month, sip on a Bacardi cocktail and enjoy some good music. Plus, on Sunday afternoons from 4pm you can also partake in free hour-long salsa lessons from 4pm! And just to top it off, there will be a live Latin band playing from 5–7pm to follow the lesson. What a way to finish the weekend! For more information, click here.

When: Every day in March
Where: Riverbar and Kitchen, Eagle Street, Brisbane
Cost: Free entry

YOT Club Sundays

Sunday Boat session anyone?

All aboard! Spend your Sunday afternoon sipping on a cocktail and partying it up in style as you cruise down the Brisbane River on The YOT Club! The 130 foot super-yacht is decked out with two bars that boast a range of beers, wine and cocktails, delicious food, live music, and a VIP Green Room, just to name a few of its brilliant features. The YOT Club has returned to Brisbane and will set sail from South Bank this Sunday and tickets are still available! Unable to make it this Sunday? To view future Saturday and Sunday events throughout March, click here.

When: Sunday, March 1 at 1pm, boarding at 12.30pm
Where: Pick up at South Bank Pontoon A
Cost: main deck $49, upper deck $89. Tickets available online.

Mt Gravatt Fashion Market

Looking to refresh your wardrobe? With a huge selection of new and pre-loved clothes, shoes and accessories looking for a new home, Mt Gravatt Showgrounds is where you want to be this Sunday! Plus, while you’re there, you can check out the farmers markets which will be running at the same time just down the road! For more information about the fashion market, click here.

When: Sunday, March 1 from 8am–12pm
Where: Mt Gravatt Showgrounds
Cost: Free entry

The Sound Society: Roma Street Parkland

Head down to the Banyan Lawn at Roma Street Parkland for a Sunday spent listening to a live performance by the Shannon Marshall Trio! Pack your own picnic or enjoy a treat from Juice Power – the onsite vendor for the day. And just to top it off, this is a dog friendly event, so feel free to bring along your pooch! For more information, click here.

When: Sunday, March 1 from 11am–2pm
Where: Banyan Lawn, Roma Street Parkland
Cost: Free

Alcohol Inks Planter Workshop

Channel your inner creative this Sunday in this alcohol inks planter workshop at The Plant Lounge! Enjoy some nibbles while learning a new craft alongside local artist Teagan Watts. You will get an introduction to the properties of alcohol inks, learn techniques and methods, and more! All materials will be provided. For more information about the workshop, click here.

When: Sunday, March 1 from 2–5pm
Where: The Plant Lounge, Station Street, Nundah
Cost: $115, tickets available online.

Sundayz Markets at The Jindalee Hotel

The monthly Sundayz Markets will make its return this Sunday to kick off the new month! Enjoy between 30–40 stalls that boast arts and craft, homewares, food and drinks, kids games and much more. And, of course, this is a dog friendly market. For more information, click here.

When: Sunday, March 1 from 8am–1pm
Where: The Jindalee Hotel, Jindalee, Brisbane

Tommerup’s Dairy Farm Autumn #buyfromthebush Market

Take a drive out to Tommerup’s Dairy Farm this Sunday for the #buyfromthebush markets! Photo credit: Stella Adams

Take a scenic drive out to Tommerup’s Dairy Farm this Sunday to support a community that was affected by the recent drought and bushfires. Destination Scenic Rim and Tommerup’s Dairy Farm have teamed up to host the Autumn market that will showcase local produce and goodies, so remember to pack your tote bags or a basket to stock up! This Sunday you can find unique baskets and accessories from Moshki Designs, wines from O’Reilly’s Cunungra Vineyard, locally inspired soaps from Coco and Myrtle, chutneys and relishes from Kooroomba Gully and much more! Plus, while you’re there, you can even meet some friendly farm animals!

When: Sunday, March 1 from 9am–1pm
Where: Tommerup’s Dairy Farm, 2142 Kerry Road, Kerry

Yatala Drive-In Boot Bargains

Tackle your average clothing, homewares and accessories market in a totally new, unique way! Looking to get rid of a few things around the house? This Sunday, load up your whole car or boot with anything you can find ready to pass it on to a new home! You can register as a seller for free here. Feeling a bit peckish? Enjoy tasty food and a beverage from the retro diner until 10.30am! The market is held on the first Sunday of every month. Parking for shoppers will be available on fields 2 and 3. For more information, click here.

When: Sunday, March 1 from 8–11am
Where: Yatala 3 Drive-In Theatre, Stapylton
Cost: $2 entry for shoppers and sellers

Plant Empire Autumn Market

Browse through over 40 stalls at Plant Empire’s Autumn Market this Sunday: the first day of August! From pots and ceramics to handmade crafts to plants, there is something for everyone at this market. For more information, click here.

When: Sunday, March 1 from 9am–1pm
Where: Plant Empire, 3/281 Station Road, Yeerongpilly
Cost: Free entry

Clean Up Australia Day

This Sunday is Clean Up Australia Day and you can participate in a number of clean up events being held across Brisbane! To see who is hosting a clean up near you, click here.

What: Clean Up Australia Day
When: Sunday, March 1

All weekend…

The Home Show

The popular building and renovation expo will visit Brisbane this weekend! Meet more than 200 Australian premier suppliers and get ideas, free expert advice and exclusive Home Show specials for your home kitchen, bathroom or interior project at The Home Show this Saturday and Sunday at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. For more information, click here.

When: Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1 from 9am–5pm
Where: Halls 2 & 3, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane
Cost: Free entry, register online.

MindBodySpirit Festival

The MindBodySpirit Festival has arrived in Brisbane and will continue this Saturday and Sunday at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. At this year’s MindBodySpirit Festival you can hear from more than 200 exhibitors, attend free seminars, get a psychic reading, watch stage performances, hear from guest speakers and much more! For more information, click here or visit the Facebook event page.

When: Friday, February 28–Sunday, March 1 from 9am–6pm
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: Free entry, register online.


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Jessica Perkins
Jess is a journalist who grew up on the Sunshine Coast before relocating to Sydney to finish her final years of schooling and then returning to Brisbane for university. Her passions lay in food and drink, event and entertainment editorial pieces and she enjoys keeping up to date with all things Brisbane. She credits her dedication, passion and love for journalism to her time spent in Gladstone as a cadet journalist – what she considers her most valuable experience in the field to date. On her days off (which are rare) you will find her with an almond chai latte in one hand and a book in another while probably still answering her work emails