How To Spend a Cold Winter’s Day in Brisbane

If you’ve started to get the long sleeve pyjamas or electric blanket out… I think we can agree, the winter months are coming! Brisbane sure does put on a show during winter with clear skies, and plenty of sunshine just begging you to enjoy the outdoors. As nice as it is during winter to keep cosy in your own home, there are plenty of activities happening in and around Brisbane for all to enjoy. We’ve compiled a list of events happening during the months of June- August that you might just want to pencil in your diaries.

Brisbane City’s Gigs and Picnics: March-November 2021

On the last Saturday of every month from March to November this year, Brisbane City Council is putting on a Gigs and Picnics event in the City Botanic Gardens. You’ll find food trucks and live music and best of all… it’s free! So grab a blanket, picnic basket a group of your best mates and enjoy an afternoon of jazz, modern reggae, dub vibes, gypsy swing and more.

The Winter Village: 3 June – 29 August 2021

Located at Northshore Riverfront at Hamilton, The Winter Village, an outdoor pop up event is a magical winter wonderland perfect for the whole family.  Ice skating, delicious food and drinks, snow showers and private igloos decked out with comfy armchairs, soft cushions and twinkling fairy lights… what more could you want on a cold wintery night? The Winter Village is free to enter and is open 7 days a week. Visit their website to explore weekly wintery specials on offer.

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week: 26 June – 4 July 2021

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week showcases the people who produce the food and wine in the ever-beautiful Scenic Rim. The authentic food event connects consumers with farmers and features plenty of free and low-cost activities for families and children. From farm tours, cooking classes and producer dinners, this event offers more than taste testing the region’s many fine food, it also encourages city slickers to become better acquainted with the regions produce and history.  In its 10th year now, Eat Local Week has become a renowned Queensland event so “prepare to eat the rainbow, meet the growers, walk the fields and take deep, flavour-filled breaths of Scenic Rim goodness because there’s no other event like Eat Local Week.”

Brisbane Comedy Festival: 16 July – 8 August 2021

Held at many venues across Brisbane between July and August, Brisbane Comedy Festival is something to be a part of for belly laughing pain and tear-inducing tales. The Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane City Hall, The Tivoli, The Fortitude Music Hall and Newstead Brewing Co are the five venues hosting 85 of the most hilarious national and international comedians. Head to the Brisbane Comedy Festival website to snag your tickets to a knee slapping night. 

Brisbane Festival: 3-25 September 2021

One last event, which isn’t quite classified as a winter event, but how could we leave it out?  Brisbane Festival is known as “Brisbane’s most anticipated event of the year, bringing people together…for an explosion of arts, performances and experiences.” From theatre, music and dance performances to dining and accommodation options to explore, BrisFest 2021 is all about transporting audiences beyond the everyday through captivating performances and installations from across the world. Head to the Brisbane Festival website to see the line up of events already scheduled.

By Lauren Donaldson
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