Gigs & Picnics

Listen to free live music and grab snacks from food trucks at this monthly hangout in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.
Sarah Ward
Published on April 23, 2024


Brisbanites are gifted brag-worthy sunshine and clear skies almost all year around, which makes for perfect outdoor gig and picnic weather. So, as the site has since 2018, the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens is letting everyone make the most of Brissie's ace climate with a Gigs & Picnics series.

Taking place on the last Saturday of most months when it's not too hot or cold — running from 12–4pm on April 27, May 25, August 31, September 28 and October 26, in fact — the event will rustle up some of the city's best food trucks, put on some free tunes and invite folks to get cosy on their own blanket all afternoon.

Entering through the main gateway at the intersection of Alice and Albert Streets, attendees can expect everything from jazz and modern reggae to dub and gypsy, all in gorgeous greenery-filled surroundings.

You can also order a picnic basket in advance, which'll be there for you on the day. Or, if you're bringing your own feast, just remember that the gardens aren't BYO.

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