A westside staple, Rocklea's Brisbane Markets have long been the place to head for a spot of browsing and buying, especially if you're looking for fresh foods on a Saturday morning and a little bit of everything on a Sunday. You'll now have another reason to stop by, with the Sherwood Road spot adding a Friday night market to its lineup from February 15.
It's another all-in-one affair. Think street food to keep your stomach satisfied, beer and wine for that after-work tipple, a main stage graced by musical acts, roving performers livening up the space, and both arcades and stalls selling artisanal wares. You'll be able to tuck into a burger and brew, snack on a churro for dessert, and pick up some clothes, jewellery, candles and homewares to take home with you, all between 4–10pm.
Even better — like the other weekend shopping extravaganzas at the site, this one is a weekly event. Entry costs $2.50 per person, and there's a whole heap of free parking available. Given how busy the Saturday and Sunday markets get, arriving early is recommended.
Image: Brisbane Markets.