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17° & CLEAR SKY ON THURSDAY 22 AUGUST IN BRISBANE
By Lauren Vadnjal
August 03, 2019
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    The Best Free Things to Do in Brisbane This Month

    Zero dollar shenanigans await.
    By Lauren Vadnjal
    August 03, 2019
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      • Travel & Leisure

        Metre Market x The Lanes

        Shop for fashion, art, homewares, jewellery, ceramics, plants and pots in Fortitude Valley.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Women's Work

        Showcasing large-scale pieces by female street artists across Brisbane's laneways.

      • Food & Drink

        Kingaroy BaconFest

        Eat bacon, shop for bacon and even head to a Kevin Bacon movie night.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Martha Cooper: Street Shots 1970–2019

        Explore nearly five decades of exquisite street photography, from New York, Japan, Haiti and Baltimore to Berlin, Japan and Sao Paulo.

      • Food & Drink

        Spring Spritz

        Sip refreshing tipples by the river.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Japanese Cultural Day 2019

        Spend a day celebrating Japanese culture at the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens.

      • Food & Drink

        New Farm Deli Pop-Up Picnic

        Enjoy an Italian picnic in the Merthyr Village carpark.

      • Food & Drink

        The Green Edge Vegan Ekka Day Festival 2019

        Spend your day off feasting on animal-free dagwood dogs and nabbing a vegan show bag.

      • Food & Drink

        Ekka Carnival Fun

        Play carnival games while drinking strawberry milkshake IPA.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Clueless: 90s + Early 00s Ekka Eve Party

        Find your best 90s outfit and dance to old-school bangers.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Queensland Museum Hits The Streets

        Visit the museum without actually visiting the museum.

      • Food & Drink

        Bakery Lane Bake Off

        A street party all about cakes, sugary sweets and other baked treats.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Excess Baggage 2019

        Shop for secondhand bargains in the inner west.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        TRACE 2019

        View art in unexpected West End places, and bid for your favourites.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Sip & Shop Pop-Up

        Browse for handmade wares over a wine.

      • Design & Style

        Revive Fashion Festival 2019

        Spread the pre-loved love as Brisbane's vintage fashion festival returns.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Greenhouse Plant Sale

        Pick up greenery bargains in Brisbane's north.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Unlearning

        As part of UQ Art Museum's latest exhibition, one wall will be repainted a different colour every day for 31 days.

      • Food & Drink

        Night Noodle Markets 2019

        Peruse a hawker-style array of stalls slinging all kinds of culinary deliciousness.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Burnett Lane: Art Landing

        A free street art party in the middle of the city.

      • Travel & Leisure

        The Netherworld Sideshow 2019

        The sideshow you go to when you're not going to the sideshow.

      • Food & Drink

        Armakeggon 2019

        Spend the day indulging in one-off brews.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Quilty

        Featuring the acclaimed Australian artist's raw self-portraits, plus works inspired by his visits to Lebanon, Syria and Greece, all across more than 70 pieces.

      • Food & Drink

        Winter Festival 2019

        Embrace winter by the water with hot buttered rum, baked camembert and strawberry ice cream sandwiches.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Margaret Olley: A Generous Life

        Featuring more than 100 paintings and drawings by, featuring and bought by the late, great Australian artist.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Geometries

        Stare at shapes, colours and optical illusions at Queensland Art Gallery.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

        The world's best (and most shocking) photojournalism from 2018 comes to Brisbane.

      • Food & Drink

        Bricks and Beers

        Get building over a few beers.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Vis-ability

        Hear and touch the art works at this sensory exhibition, which is designed for audiences who are blind or have low vision.

      • Travel & Leisure

        The BrisStyle Handmade Markets

        Forget machines — everything at this huge market is made by hand.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        White Night Reimagined 2019

        This year, Melbourne's after-dark arts extravaganza is part of a three-day city-wide festival happening in winter.

      • Travel & Leisure

        X Cargo's Fashion Rummage

        Shop for pre-loved outfits — or sell your own.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Gigs & Picnics 2019

        Food trucks and free music in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Nathen Street: Space Pixels

        The free interactive installation is inspired by Atari 2600 computer games.

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