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International Rum Day

Get into the spirit of the public holiday with a day filled with amber tipples.
By Sarah Ward
August 14, 2017
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International Rum Day

Get into the spirit of the public holiday with a day filled with amber tipples.
By Sarah Ward
August 14, 2017
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Whether you follow your horoscope or remain convinced that life is a series of random accidents, sometimes the planets align and there's no avoiding the matter. How else do you explain the fact that this year's International Rum Day falls on Brisbane's Ekka public holiday? There's getting into the spirit of the occasion, and there's spending the occasion celebrating a particular spirit.

Both are on offer at the Walrus Club once 4pm rolls around, plus more rum than you'd find in a Bundaberg factory. Taste test your favourite tipples and try out some new types from around the globe, listen to live music and keep your stomach lined thanks to a variety of food stalls.

The fun is scheduled to run until late; however, remember the golden rule of midweek public holidays — unless you've snagged yourself an extra, extra-long weekend, reality still beckons the next day.

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