How to spend a Saturday in Brisbane City

How does a Saturday normally look for you? Is it a day to tick off chores? Catch up with family? Or is it spent completely guilt-free for the ultimate maxo relaxo?

Well for most of us, it’s the beginning of a hard-earned weekend… and with spring, basically summer days like this, it’s perfect for us Queenslanders to get outdoors!

Stroll the streets of Brissy and you’re bound to stumble across Gigs and Picnics… a free live music event held in the City Botanic Gardens on the last Saturday of each month.

A chance to feast on a food truck fare and soak up some snazzy tunes! With everything from jazz and reggae to gypsy swing, there’s something to suit all tastes… and the same goes for food options!

Both sweet and savoury are available from the trucks – but if charcuterie is more your speed, you can pre-order a picnic basket from The Westin here.

Another great way to spend Saturday in the city is immersing yourself in Brissy’s history and culture… so, if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to spend a night in Boggo Road Gaol… what kangaroos have to do with Kangaroo Point… or even step back a few decades into an iconic Queenslander home… then you’ll want to check out the Museum of Brisbane’s current exhibition, The Storytellers. Tickets are free but can be booked online here.

While you’re in the city, there’s also a bevy of brilliant bars to discover… you just have to find them first! Superwhat Not is a petite American-inspired bar, tucked away in Burnett Lane, serving Latin street food, local craft beer and well-made cocktails… it’s a great place to start your Saturday night… or finish it. 

So, go on… get out on the weekend… and explore Brisbane City! There is plenty to see and do. The next Gigs and Picnics event is on October 24 at the City Botanic Gardens.

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