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Oktoberfest Brisbane 2019

When: 11 to 13 + 18 to 20 October 2019 Where: Brisbane Showgrounds Celebrate Australia’s largest German Festival! Its one of the Top 10 Oktoberfest’s outside of Germany, the annual ‘Oktoberfest Brisbane’ is a must do! Oktoberfest Brisbane is held at the Brisbane Showgrounds, its the perfect event to gather together a group of friends, family and colleagues, to enjoy a day of German culture – with traditional foods including bratwurst, pork knuckle, schnitzel and cakes, especially brewed German beers, entertainment, shows, rides and even a KinderZone for the kids. With entertainment and competitions all weekend long, you will love Miss Oktoberfest on the FIRST weekend and Bavarian Strongmen and Autofest on the SECOND weekend. Plus live entertainment from yodeller Heidi, the Alpenrosen Dance Group and Oktoberfest’s very own traditional Bavarian Oompah band! KinderZone for kids features cuddly baby animals, a puppet theatre, face painting and craft, rides, a reptile show and more. PLUS on Sundays there is FREE RIDES for all minors. Oktoberfest Brisbane takes place over TWO BIG WEEKENDS and is open from 4pm to midnight on Friday night, 11am to midnight Saturday, and 11am to 8pm on the Sunday. General Admission Tickets From $27 per adult on […]

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Brisbane Showgrounds: What’s On

The Brisbane Showgrounds offers Queensland’s largest and most versatile range of indoor and outdoor venues and is a popular choice to host some of the biggest events and festivals taking place in Brisbane. Here’s some of the events that you could catch at Brisbane Showgrounds over the next few months: August EKKA Royal Queensland Show, Queensland’s largest and most loved ANNUAL event! 9 to 18 August 2019 September Drip World Brisbane– Australia’s newest Urban + Hip Hop Music Festival, the country’s most popular and fastest growing music genres. 1 September 2019 All-star Alliance Team Series, Australia’s Top CrosFit Team Series, right here in Brisbane. 7 + 8 September 2019 Brisbane Afrobeats Festival, showcasing the best afrobeat sounds Afro-house, Afro-Latin, Soca, Afrobeats, Afro-dancehall and Makossa. 7 September 2019 Eco Expo, encouraging Brisbane to take a step towards sustainability. 13 to 15 September 2019 Listen Out Brisbane, Australia’s sell-out National Dance Music Festival. 28 September 2019 October Oktoberfest Brisbane, Australia’s largest German and Bavarian fair, for pretzels, schnitzels beer and more over two big weekends. 11 to 13 + 18 to 20 October 2019 Brisbane Vegan Expo, be inspired with plant based, cruelty-free everything! 19 + 20 October 2019 November Hometown Festival, […]

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Brisbane’s Local Breweries and Wineries

When you check in at Bowen Hills you will soon be sampling your way through the local breweries and wineries, here’s your cheat sheet to local boutique breweries and wineries near Bowen Hills and Fortitude Valley. Newstead Brewing Co Craft Beer created in a 1940s steel warehouse at Doggett Street, the Newstead Brewing Co’s brewpub has a great industrial vibe where you can really settle in. While across town in Milton at the production brewery and pub on Castlemaine Street is a more contemporary setting, switch it up and visit both. Newstead Brewing Co serve a great menu created using local produce, at Newstead Brewing Co they support everything local include the youth group, arts scene and grassroots Queensland rugby. 85 Doggett St Newstead – the birthplace of Newstead Brewing Co 67 Castlemaine Street Milton – production brewery and pub Range Brewing This passionate and independent small batch brewery strive to bring you unique flavours to your palate with their modern beer recipes using fresh seasonal ingredients. At Range Brewing they serve simply delicious sourdough pizzas to complement their range of hoppy, dark and sour brews. Be sure to check out Range Brewing during your Brisbane brewer saunter, your taste […]

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Brisbane Festival

When: 5 – 28 September 2019 Where: Brisbane, Various Venues See the City explode with entertainment and colour with the arrival of the annual Brisbane Festival! Enjoy a thrilling program of music, theatre, dance, opera, circus and major public events such as the ever popular Sunsuper Riverfire where the city comes to life with an incredible fireworks display over the river and Story Bridge concluding yet another dazzling Brisbane Festival. 2019 Festival Event Highlights The 2019 festival event program is designed for your ultimate entertainment, here are a few highlights: Blanc De Bland Encore is a burlesque extravaganza at The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent  – from 5-28 September. Fire Gardens is a must see display as the City Botanic Gardens is transformed with smoke and blazing installations – 11-14 September. River of Light is where art and technology meet over the water fountain, creating an incredible light and laser show –  6-28 September at Treasury Brisbane Arcadia. Sunsuper Riverfire is when the night sky becomes the canvas for the final celebration of Queensland’s largest art and cultural event. For the night of nights, see the fireworks that light up Brisbane – 28 September at South Bank Cultural Forecourt. For further information and a full program […]

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BIGSOUND Music Festival & Conference

When: 3-6 September 2019 Where: Fortitude Valley, Brisbane BIGSOUND Music Festival Over 4 nights, 150 plus bands will appear across 18 Fortitude Valley venues and all you need is 1 ticket! The 18th BIGSOUND Festival includes the Music Festival and Conference, shaping the future of Australia’s music scene. For the whole shebang you want the purple pass! At BIGSOUND, the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest new live music party; be inspired by the collaboration of artists, publishers, labels, bookers, knowledgeable music professionals, managers as everyone comes together to expand careers. BIGSOUND Conference During the day, BIGSOUND’s conference program includes keynote speakers and challenging, cutting-edge workshop topics and forums; its the place for music tech, the PARTY and where people come together to share ideas. At sundown, delegates mix with Brisbane’s music-loving public for BIGSOUND Festival. TICKETS 4 Night Festival Pass = $85 plus booking fee One Night Festival Pass = $45 plus booking fee Purple Pass – Access all Areas = from $370 plus booking fee GLOBAL MUSIC GATHERING Be at the global music gathering in Brisbane, BIGSOUND Festival & Conference as musicians, industry, music lovers and media merge on the city. ACCOMMODATION TERRACE ON GREGORY offers a choice of self-contained 1 […]

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Top 5 Adventure Activities Brisbane

Brisbane city is has plenty for thrills seekers, adrenaline addicts and adventure chasers. With the beautiful Brisbane River providing a stunning backdrop for activities and exploration. Whether you are on the water, viewing the Brisbane River from on high or abseiling its cliffs, Brisbane has lots of must do adventure attractions! Story Bridge Adventure Climb Brisbane The Story Bridge is the cities most iconic structure and what’s more, you can climb it! The Story Bridge Climb is one on only 3 bridge climbs in the world. Throughout your adventure you can experience the beautiful city and surrounds from a unique 360 degree perspective, with views of Brisbane city, Glass House Mountains and Moreton Bay and to the west the Scenic Rim. It’s an experience unique to Brisbane, Story Bridge Adventure Climb during your Brisbane stay! Brisbane Abseiling Kangaroo Point Cliffs Enjoy unsurpassed views from the Kangaroo Point Cliffs as you wait for your turn to abseil down the 20-meter high cliffs with the river cats, boats and kayakers making their way along the river below. Before long you will be taking the step off the edge and experiencing the thrill of Abseiling Brisbane Kangaroo Point Cliffs, guided by your experienced […]

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Brisbane Boat Show 2019

When: 23-25 August 2019 Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre The Brisbane Boat Show presents a fantastic display of Aussie made rigs as well as the latest in design by international counterparts. Showcasing a full range of gear and gadgets, with absolutely everything you need for a successful day out on the water. No matter what water sports you, your mates and family are into; the Brisbane Boat Show has everything for boating, fishing and outdoor water sports enthusiasts. Get your tickets and check out the latest in electronics, safety equipment, fishing tackle and ski gear as well as world-class aluminium and fiberglass boats. It’s a fun day out for everyone, bring the family and friends and get excited about your next big adventure when you visit the Brisbane Boat Show. Opening Hours 10am – 8pm (Fri & Sat) 10am – 6pm (Sun) Tickets – valid for any one day of the show Adult $15 Concession $12 Child 5-17yrs $5 Family (2 adults, 3 children 5-17yrs) $35 Easily accessible by public transport and plenty of convenient parking is available at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. What are you waiting for, grab your tickets and head to The Brisbane Boat Show […]

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School of Rock

When: From 12 July 2019 Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre Based on the side-splitting hit comedy movie, ‘School of Rock’ is now live on stage brought to you by producer Andrew Lloyd Webber straight from Broadway. The hilarious musical is the story of failing wannabe rock star Dewy Finn who turns to substitute teaching at a prestigious prep-school. The results…. He turns his class of straight A students into a head banging, guitar shredding, unstoppable rock band! Add in a twist of a love story with the uptight head mistress, it’s musical madness on stage that will woe hearts of all ages. “The most enjoyable few hours money can buy.” The Telegraph, UK Duration 2 Hours and 40mins including interval Tickets $71.90 – $169.90 plus booking fee For an outrageously hilarious night out see School of Rock at QPAC, coming this July 2019! Terrace On Gregory in Bowen Hills offers guests comfortable city fringe apartments, with free parking and an oasis style pool and spa complex. Book your Self-Contained Brisbane Apartments near Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

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Local Businesses and Services Near Us

Bowen Hills is the ideal place to stay for easy access to Brisbane’s business, health and lifestyle facilities and services; including the state-of-the-art Royal International Convention Centre at the Brisbane Showgrounds and the Royal Brisbane Hospital. Royal International Convention Centre [RICC] Brisbane’s state-of-the-art Royal ICC is within the Brisbane Showgrounds and is host to world-class events. There are 8 separate car parking facilities within the Brisbane Showgrounds, for best access to RICC park at Gregory Terrace – The Royal International Convention Centre Car Park, rates from $10. Better yet stay at Terrace On Gregory Apartment Accommodation with FREE PARKING and walk across the street to RICC. “The Royal ICC is the only convention centre in Australia where guests can enjoy food and wine awarded gold, silver and bronze medals in these competitions.” Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Terrace On Gregory is situated 500m from the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital is the cities Metro North Hospital and Health Service and offers patients and clients a full range of health services including a Birthing Centre, Mental Health, Cancer Care, Community and Health Support Service, Tests, x-rays and scans, Emergency, trauma and Intensive Care and Medical and […]

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Brisbane Entertainment Centre 2019 Top Shows

The Brisbane Entertainment Centre plays host to some of the biggest names in entertainment in the world. It is Queensland’s premier entertainment, sporting and meeting facility. The centre was purpose built to accommodate the most complex events, from an intimate setting of 500 people up to a full house of 14,500. The venue is fully adaptable to host concerts, family shows and sporting events, from rodeos, ice skating shows, motocross to basketball. Coming up on the Brisbane Entertainment Centre event calendar: 8 June – PBR: Last Cowboy Standing V 28 June – 1 July – Disney on Ice ‘Mickey and Friends’ 6 July – Little Mix, pop superstars winners of two global Awards for ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Song’ 13 July – The Wizard of Oz, the world’s most beloved movie-musical live on the arena stage 20, 22, 24 August – Fleetwood MAC announce their Australian tour! 31 August, 1 & 3 September – Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show on World Tour. 29 September – C2C: Country to Country, coming down under for the very first time 6 November – Shawn Mendes, mulit-platinum singer songwriter World Tour 13 November – Steve Martin & Martin Short ‘now you see […]

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