Long weekends sneak up on us every darn time. How many times have you heard, “Wait, it’s a long weekend this weekend?” My guess is lots of times.
Because we don’t realise when the long weekends are coming, we always fail to plan them properly. Thus, we’re left with half-baked plans and end up just relaxing in front of the TV. But we’ve already told you that if you want to make the weekend last longer, you have to do new and exciting stuff!
While you may not have planned a big weekend away in advance, there’s still lots of day adventures and activities to be had over the three-day break. Here are our picks:
Sydney Film Festival
You can always stay in the city and watch your way through some of the world’s best films at the Sydney Film Festival. The festival really kicks into gear this weekend with showings in the all over the city, including Newtown, Circular Quay, Cremorne and Casula.
Ramadan Night Markets
Silent Disco Skating
Back again this year for VIVID, Silent Disco skating is the most fun you can have on ice. Also, it’s free! Remember to check out the city come alive with light installations, too.
Game of Rhrones Wine Festival
Port Fairy Dachshund Dash
Important!! There will be a whole bunch of tiny-legged sausage dogs racing for glory at the Port Fairy village green. If you wanted to enter your doggo, it’s not too late. Head here.
Queen’s Birthday Street Festival
Say ‘appy birthday to her majesty with St Kilda’s funnest annual street festival. Food stalls, live music, drinks and even fire twirlers. There’ll also be a Queen impersonator because, why wouldn’t there be?
West End Brunch Safari
Like a real safari, but instead of spotting cheetahs, it’s avocado and dukkah. The West End Brunch Safari is $65AUD and you get a bunch of food, coffee and distinct local knowledge with it.
Brisbane’s Vegan Markets
Vegans, Vegetarians and omnivores all round are guaranteed to find something delicious at Brisbane’s newest animal-friendly markets. Think cruelty free food (doughnuts! burgers!), clothes and cosmetics.
Young Henrys Social Pins Competition
If your love of pinball has laid dormant for a while, head down to Saccharomyces Beer Cafe for a verified pinballin’ comp. The $15AUD entry fee gets you a spot in the competition, unlimited pinball and a scooner of Young Henrys. Sunday, sorted.
Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Kicking off this long weekend, there’s a bunch of local and international cabaret acts to catch. You’re spoiled for choice at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
Sea & Vines
Sapporo Snow Party
Get around the glorious fake snow at Sapporo’s famous annual Sapporo Snow Party. Held at the Highway, the party will be serving up ice cold beers, espresso martinis and entertaining you with live music. Don’t forget your beanies, socks and scarves.
Sun Never Sets On Yoga
If you own a corgi/corgi-cross breed, or just love their happy li’l faces and cute li’l legs, head down to Furbaby Cafe to watch a whole bunch of them muck around. It’s a free event, but think how much it’s worth to you in smiles :’). All hail the Corgi Playdate!
(Lead image: McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival/Facebook)
Josephine is a staff writer at Junkee Media. You can find her words on AWOL, The Cusp, food she bagsed in the fridge.