Brisbane isn't a great place to exclaim "winter is coming." Sure, the city gets a couple of colder weeks in July and August, but our chilly season isn't really all that frosty. Instead, Brisbanites are gifted brag-worthy sunshine and clear skies almost all year around — aka, perfect outdoor gig and picnic weather.
Throughout May, the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens is letting everyone make the most of Brissie's ace climate with a new Gigs & Picnics series every Saturday. Running from midday until 4pm on May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 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. And if you're bringing your own feast, just remember one thing: the gardens aren't BYO.
Image: Brisbane City Council.