The countdown to Easter has officially begun, which means it’s time put away that laptop, get out of the house and soak up those long-awaited holiday vibes.
If you’re staying in Brisbane this weekend (got to love a good staycation), you’ll want to take note! We’ve rounded up all that’s happening in South Bank this long weekend, and boy are there some goodies.
Weave your way through a selection of boutique market stalls, as The Collective Market’s take to Little Stanley Street this Friday! A vibrant display of trinkets and treasures, you’ll catch these markets from 5pm Friday to 4pm Sunday.
Holidays are better when they involve live music down by the river. This Easter, settle into the long weekend with the sweet, relaxed tunes of Satin Band Trio as they see you through the afternoon. Kicking off at 2pm, order yourself a picnic hamper, grab a rug and head to River Quay Green.
Streets Beach has reopened and just in time for the long weekend! With a warm, sunny forecast ahead, enjoy some much-needed time resting and unwinding outdoors.
Explore the Asia Pacific Triennial (APT10) Exhibition at QAGOMA as part of the ultimate long weekend staycation. While closed for Good Friday, the gallery will re-open on Saturday with plenty of wonderful exhibitions and immersive experiences to explore.
- The Jetty Easter Dessert Special
This Easter, The Jetty have created the most insane chocolate dessert special, and you can trust us when we say that you NEED to try it. Gently tap on the desserts 'Blooming Flower' shell to reveal moreish mud cake, hazelnut praline, créme bruleè, and dolche de leche.
- Ma Pa Me Good Friday Themed Specials
Enjoy the ultimate Asian feast at Ma Pa Me this weekend. Dreaming up a selection of mouth-watering, authentic specials inspired by Good Friday, their tempura soft-shell crab salad and Thai fish cakes are to die for! Available until Tuesday 19th, April.
Our two favourite things (bottomless brunches and long weekends, duh) have come together to form the greatest weekend staycation plan! This Sunday, book a table at VICI and enjoy a hefty antipasto platter with a luxe 3-hour gin cocktails package for just $55 per person.
- Ahmet’s Turkish Restaurant Live Belly Dancing
Settle in for an evening of good food (hello authentic handmade pide), great cocktails, and even better entertainment at Ahmet’s! With live belly dancing on Friday and Saturday night, there’s no better way to kick start the long weekend.
- The Charming Squire Live Music
Sit, sip, and soak up those holiday vibes with ice-cold beers and live music at The Charming Squire. Open all weekend long, we highly recommend venturing up Grey Street for afternoon bites and beers with friends or family.
Easter Sunday wouldn’t be complete without juicy, wood-smoked meats and chilled Young Henry beers at South Bank Beer Garden. Kicking off at midday, their Smokehouse Sunday is a carnivore’s dream!
To check who else is open this long weekend, click here...