The month of beer and balmy spring evenings, Brisbane has it all in October. Swap your usual routine for a mouth-watering burger festival, a behind-the-scenes look inside some of Brisbane’s most iconic buildings or even a night with the squad at a cinema under the stars.
These are the seven best things to do in Brisbane this October.[listicle]
Cheese To Please Festival
The Cheese to Please festival is your one-stop-shop for all things cheesy. Set in the lush greenery of Newstead House, it’s a must-do for any foodie.
While the festival is all about everybody’s favourite dairy treat – including a few you’ve likely never heard of – don’t forget to try the champagne, craft beer, cider and wine on offer. Your next cheese board is going to be epic.
Where: Newstead House, Newstead Park, Breakfast Creek Road, Brisbane City
When: 10am to 5pm, October 1, 2017
Image: Alexander Maasch
Brisbane Open House
Brisbane Open House will see the doors to some of Brisbane’s most iconic buildings thrown open this October. As part of the event, visitors will be given behind-the-scenes access to everything from City Hall to the ABC Brisbane Centre. You’ll be stoked if you’ve ever fancied a peek inside the Queensland Brain Institute or the Marc & Co Architects Co-Working Space. Let’s be honest, who hasn’t.
Where: Multiple Brisbane locations, check out the full line up here.
When: 8am to 5pm, October 7 to October 8, 2017
Image: Brisbane City Council / Facebook
Brisbane Burger Fest
If there’s one thing that Brisbane knows how to do right, it’s whipping up a mean burger. And Brisbane Burger Fest takes it to a whole new level.
Taking place at The Triffid, Brisbane Burger Fest will shut down Stratton Street to make room for pop-up restaurants by the best of Brisbane’s burger scene. Think burger eating competitions, beverages from the team over at Stone & Wood and exclusive Burgerfest burgers from the likes of Ze Pickle, Miss Kay’s and Ben’s Burgers.
Where: The Triffid, 7-9 Stratton Street, Newstead
When: 11am to 8pm, October 21, 2017
Image: Niklas Rhöse
Brisbane Fashion Month
For the second year running, Brisbane Fashion Month will take over the entirety of October – and Brisbane – with one goal: to show off all the good things about Queensland fashion in markets at home and abroad.
Event highlights include a runway down the iconic Queen Street Mall, a pop-up shop in Wintergarden and a variety of fashion-themed workshops. Don’t forget to pop into Wintergarden from October 8 to view the competition finalists. Your wardrobe will thank you.
Where: Multiple Brisbane Locations, check out the full line up here.
When: October 1 to October 31, 2017
Image: Rose Chanz via Brisbane Fashion Festival
October means just one thing: it’s time don your best lederhosen or dirndl and head to Brisbane Showgrounds for Oktoberfest celebrations done right. There are two whole weekends of beard competitions, yodelling, dirndl and lederhosen fashion parades, strongmen, and beer – and that’s all before you get to the food.
Grab yourself an extra pretzel and thank us later.
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
When: October 6 to 8 and October 13 to 15, 2017
Image: Oktoberfest Brisbane
Brisbane Openair Cinema
Brisbane’s balmy spring weather means that there’s never a better time for outdoor activities. And the Brisbane Openair Cinemas combines two of everyone’s favourite things: going to the movies and watching the sunset.
Taking place at South Bank from October 6, the Openair Cinema enhances the traditional theatre-going experience, dishing up wood-fired pizzas, arancini antipasti and freshly mixed cocktails while you unwind under the stars.
The line-up for the opening weekend includes Hollywood blockbusters like The Big Sick and Dunkirk, with more classic film choices around the corner.
Where: Rainforest Green, The Arbour, South Bank Parklands
When: October 6 to November 19, 2017
Image: Brisbane Openair Cinema
Monster Jam Brisbane
The self-professed “most intense family moto-tainment experience on the planet”, Monster Jam Brisbane 2017 is not messing around when it comes to Saturday evening entertainment. The one-night-only event will see monster-truck royalty duke it out in a Race of Champions competition to determine the best of the best.
Rumour has it that Australia’s very first Monster Jam University-trained female driver, Rhianna Buchanan, will also be making an appearance. What are you waiting for?
Where: Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre, Kessels Road, Nathan
When: 6pm, October 7, 2017
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