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The Best Outdoor Events to Head to in Brisbane This Summer

Fresh air, sunny skies and a jam-packed calendar of outside events await.
By Concrete Playground
January 13, 2022
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  • Food & Drink

    Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival 2022

    Apple picking, wine fiestas, berry farm tours, grape-stomping sessions, leafy gardens — you'll find them all southwest of Brisbane.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Home Collective February Market

    This regular northside market is dedicated to homewares and greenery.

  • Design & Style

    Valentine's Markets at Portside

    Hit up this riverside market to browse for Valentine's Day gifts — or scope out art and plants to ceramics and accessories with your other half.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Gasworks Markets 2022

    Shop for fashion, art, homewares, plants and ceramics beneath Newstead's heritage-listed old gasometer.

  • Food & Drink

    Green Beacon's Ninth Birthday Bash

    Mark nine years of Green Beacon's brews in the appropriate manner: with beers, live music and giant games in Teneriffe.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pub Choir

    Singing in a crowd is back.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lunar New Year in Fortitude Valley

    The year of the tiger gets into full swing with firecrackers, traditional music and cultural dances — and plenty of food in the vicinity.

  • Food & Drink

    Lobster & Co

    This indulgent pop-up only serves lobster rolls with truffle fries and glasses of champagne.

  • Food & Drink

    Laneway Tea Festival 2022

    Sip tea in multiple varieties, taste new flavours and take a tea workshop — all in a South Brisbane laneway.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Victoria Park Valentine's Day Putt Putt

    The couple that putts together stays together — or Victoria Park's mini golf course hopes with its Valentine's Day makeover.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Survival Day Ceremony 2022

    Mark January 26 by paying tribute to the nation's First Peoples.

  • Food & Drink

    BITE Markets 2022

    Eat your way around this sprawling weekend food market in Brisbane's north.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Yabun Festival 2022

    This annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures returns for its 20th year.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Shrek' Dress-Up Drive-In Screening

    Spend some time with everyone's favourite green ogre — and dress up to mark the occasion.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    '10 Things I Hate About You' Valentine's Weekend Drive-In Screening

    This 90s flick is a cult favourite for a reason — and you can relive it all at the Yatala Drive-In in the lead up to Valentine's Day.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sundaze at Wet Deck

    End your weekend with a splash, cocktails and dancing to DJs at this inner-city bar and pool.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Feel Good Program Summer–Autumn 2022

    Everything is better when it's free — especially exercise.

  • Design & Style

    Suitcase Rummage 2022

    Trawl through Brisbane's favourite luggage-based trash 'n' treasure.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    BrisAsia Festival 2022

    Hit up a laneway tea festival, dance to Asian pop, check out Brissie's Asian Australian comedians, and scope out Asian, Indigenous and international fashion.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Yot Club 2022

    The next-level party boat has two bars, a stage and a dance floor — and it's sailing through Brisbane again.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Tides of Brisbane Boat Tour 2022

    Hit the water from the City Botanic Gardens to spend three hours floating past historic landmarks.

  • Food & Drink

    Ginuary 2022

    Count down Australia 100 best gins of the past year — and drink them.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Kurrawa Beach Club

    Your next visit to the Gold Coast can now include brews, prawn and Moreton Bay bug rolls, and listening to live tunes on the beach.

  • Travel & Leisure

    HOTA Roller Rink

    Surfers Paradise' towering art gallery is turning its concert lawn into a pop-up skating rink.

  • Food & Drink

    Riverbar's Italian Summer Pop-Up

    Spend your summer sipping spritzes and eating octopus bruschetta by the river.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Drag Brunch

    Kick off your Saturday with a drag show, two hours of drinks and a non-stop pile of pancakes.

  • Food & Drink

    Palm Springs Pop-Up

    The Wickham has decked out its beer garden California-style — and it's doing themed cocktails, slushies and bottomless drag brunches.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema Brisbane 2021–22

    Watch everything from 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings', 'A Quiet Place Part II' and 'Dear Evan Hansen' to 'Dirty Dancing', 'Love Actually' and 'Home Alone' under the stars.

  • Food & Drink

    La Dolce Vita Brunch

    Howard Smith Wharves' rooftop bar is doing Sunday boozy brunches throughout spring and summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    For the Love

    Get your dancing shoes on for this waterfront festival.

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