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The IKEA Festival

IKEA is spending 16 days hosting plant workshops, cooking demonstrations, dance sessions, DJ sets, food tastings and more.
By Sarah Ward
August 19, 2022
By Sarah Ward
August 19, 2022

Maybe it's the massive layout, which everyone traverses from the front door to the checkouts without taking any shortcuts. Perhaps it's all the display-room setups, turning almost every nook and cranny of a huge warehouse into dream homes. It could be the promise of those Swedish meatballs mid-shop, the coveted blue bags, or just knowing that your house will get a makeover when you return after browsing and buying oh-so-much.

Whichever fits, a trip to IKEA isn't an ordinary shopping experience — although that'll prove true in a different way for 16 days between Friday, August 26–Saturday, September 10. That's when The IKEA Festival, aka your latest excuse to hit up the chain's closest store, will host a heap of free activities. Fancy hitting an IKEA disco, where you can probably expect ABBA to get a whirl? Of course you do.

Also on offer across IKEA's Brisbane stores: plant workshops, cooking demonstrations, DJ sets, food tastings and Indigenous art.

Can't make it along in-person? There's also an online live shopping event — and, of course, you can also hit up the brand's newly launched As-Is Online marketplace for discontinued, ex-display and pre-loved products.

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