BRISBANE TWILIGHT MARKET
Friday June 3 from 4pm – 9pm // King George Square, Brisbane City
Brisbane’s hottest destination for everything handmade under the stars. The BrisStyle Brisbane Twilight Markets in the heart of Brisbane’s King George Square offers a home-grown market experience unique to Brisbane. The market combines the laid-back attitude of south-east Queensland with the buzz of Brisbane’s CBD to create a lantern lit celebration of local independent art, craft and design. With a café, restaurant and bar onsite, along with the sounds of Brisbane’s premier jazz bands wowing the crowds, this is late night shopping like you’ve never experienced it. Meet your mama friends for a twilight gathering!
For more info visit www.brisstyle.com.au
GREEN JAM SESSIONS
Friday June 3 from 5.30pm – 7.30pm // QPAC, Melbourne Street Green, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank
From 5.30pm every Friday, enjoy FREE live music on the Melbourne Street Green performed by local artists from South East Queensland and Jazz students from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. From jazz, folk to contemporary rock, it’s always a chilled, easy vibe.
For more info visit www.qpac.com.au
EAT STREET MARKETS
Friday June 3 & Saturday June 4 from 4pm – 10pm & Sunday June 5 from 11am – 3pm // Hamilton Wharf, Northshore, Brisbane
Eat Street Markets is something never seen before in Brisbane. Set on the trendy Hamilton Wharf, Eat Street will put the culture back in food in an exciting new dining destination that has been igniting Hamilton Wharf on the Northshore of Brisbane every Friday and Saturday night. ‘Eat Street’ has seen the wharf sparkle with designer lights, and 50 funky, specially designed shipping containers reconfigured as mini restaurants, offering a selection of delicious international dishes created by the ‘best of the best’ local chefs. There’s always something happening at ‘Eat Street’… a whole street of great food and live entertainment that will keep you and the family coming back for more!
For more info visit www.eatstreetmarkets.com
Saturday June 4 thru to Sunday June 12 // Queensland
Create. Innovate. Celebrate. Queensland Week is an annual celebration of the state’s culture, heritage, people and industry. This year Queensland Week will be held from 4–12 June. The week-long celebration centres around the state’s birthday on 6 June and acknowledges the ‘birth’ of Queensland as a separate colony in its own right.
For more info visit www.qld.gov.au
BAY WAVE YOUTH FESTIVAL
Saturday June 4 from 11am – 4.30pm // Lota Skate Park, Ed Devenport Rotary Park, 33 Beltana St, Lota
Wave Youth and Community Festival celebrates and recognises the importance and achievements of all young people in the local community (Wynnum/Manly). The festival creates an opportunity to exhibit the talents, skills and ideas of young people. This project is the longest running youth specific festival in the local area. The festival features a range of youth workshops, activities and competitions as well as youth and community stalls. It will include youth bands and performances, music and dance workshops, skate and bike competitions, arts and crafts activities, sport and recreational activities such as rock climbing and laser skirmish games.
For more info visit www.babi.org.au
Sunday June 5 at 7am // Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City
Take up the challenge, enjoy the music, energy and fun from live DJ’s, bands, cheerleaders and dancers on one of Brisbane’s most spectacular courses. Leave your headphones at home and run out loud!
For more info visit www.city2south.com.au
MATER LITTLE MIRACLES 5KS WALK
Sunday June 5 from 9am // Cultural Forecourt, South Bank
The 5ks walk through South Bank is our community getting out for a good cause. Join in to celebrate the work Mater does every year to care for seriously ill and premature babies. Join the 5km walk or if you have people with little legs, there is a 2.5km option. Kid’s entertainment includes face painting, jumping castles, Old Macdonald’s Farm, balloons, fairy floss and popcorn, Peppa Pig and Brisbane singer-songwriter Ella Ferdinands and a whole lot more! And who will the kids get to meet…? Only the legendary Miracle Max and PAW Patrol’s heroic puppies—Police Pup Chase and Fire Dog Marshall!
For more info visit www.materlittlemiracles.org.au
LOGAN ECO ACTION FESTIVAL (LEAF)
Sunday June 5 from 10am – 3pm // Griffith University, Logan Campus, University Dr, Meadowbrook
LEAF is a free community festival welcoming everyone from all ages to attend and be actively involved in a fun and inspiring program. This interactive and educational event is designed to stimulate awareness about the environmental issues we face as a community, and through education, empower festival attendees to make a positive change.
For more info visit www.logan.qld.gov.au
YOUNG DESIGNERS MARKET
Sunday June 5 from 10am – 4pm // Little Stanley St, South Bank
The Young Designers Market features cutting edge designs across a range of exciting fashion, jewellery, home design, prints and much more from up to 80 talented new designers. Shopping at the Young Designers Market gives you the opportunity to buy quality new styles from designers who are on their way to international stardom.
For more info visit www.youngdesignersmarket.com.au
STEAM TRAIN SUNDAY
Sunday June 5 from 10.15am & 11.40am // Roma Street Station, Roma St, Brisbane City
All aboard! Travel through Brisbane on an historic steam train and relive the splendour of a bygone era. Pass through city stations and enjoy river crossings on your journey aboard vintage carriages.
For more info visit www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au
Sunday June 5 from 12pm – 5pm // Brisbane Square, 266 George St, Brisbane City
Suitcase Rummage is setting up their suitcases in Brisbane City with their mini scaled market with giant rewards; it promises to be everything that is a market but without the hassle. It’s about bringing a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with all sorts of goodies. You can be a part of the Rummage experience by selling wares, or come along to buy some real beauties! There will be brilliant vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds, hand-made, shoes, records, music, badges, cards, handmade paper… you name it! Come for a bargain, a swap, or an old-fashioned haggle.
For more info visit www.suitcaserummage.com.au
QANTAS WALLABIES VISIT THE QUEEN STREET MALL
Sunday June 5 from 2pm – 3pm // Queen Street Mall Stage, Queen St, Brisbane City
During the 2016 Qantas Wallabies Test season, the team are aiming to give fans as much access to their heroes as possible and show their support. Full Qantas Wallabies player squad will be in attendance to sign autographs and have your photo taken with, as well as great giveaways and entertainment (including a guest appearance from Wally the mascot!). Chances to win tickets to the first Test match of the year against England, on Saturday 11th June, Suncorp Stadium!
For more info visit www.aru.com.au
POWERKIDS // LITTLE ARTISTS AT PLAY
Tuesday June 7 from 9am – 12pm // Brisbane Powerhouse, Turbine Platform, 119 Lamington St, New Farm
Your favourite children’s festival is transforming into a year-round program of art adventures! Little Artists at Play is a creative play workshop series for children aged 0–5 years and their parents and carers. Bring your kids along to take part in multi-art experiences led by internationally acclaimed artists from Imaginary Theatre. Each week the host-artist will collaborate with the group on unique and engaging activities. From theatre and visual art to dance, music and digital media, there will be something to inspire everyone. No bookings required, just turn up on the day!
For more info visit www.brisbanepowerhouse.org
VISIBLE INK YOUTH SPACE
Wednesday June 8 thru to Friday June 10 from 12pm – 5pm // Visible Ink Valley, 5 Green Square Cl, Fortitude Valley
Bring your project to life with access to computers, audio visual equipment, meeting and rehearsal space and much more. For more than a decade, some of Brisbane’s most creative and innovative minds have used the Visible Ink space to turn great ideas into a reality. Build on your creativity, share your ideas, develop community projects and get involved in youth-focused events in Brisbane. Suitable for ages 12-25.
For more info visit www.visibleink.org
LITTLE DAYS OUT // AFL QLD KINDERKICK + BCC LIBRARIES FIRST 5 FOREVER
Thursday June 9 from 9am – 1pm // South Bank Parklands, Riverside Green, Stanley St, South Bank
Keeping the kids entertained just got a whole lot easier thanks to Little Days Out, South Bank’s children’s program. Held weekly in the South Bank Parklands, Little Days Out features a range of exciting kids’ activities that are free to attend. The activities change each week and are designed to suit a variety of age groups. There’s no need to pre-register – just head along and get involved.
For more info visit www.visitbrisbane.com.au
NRL // BRONCOS VS RAIDERS
Thursday June 9 from 7.50pm // Suncorp Stadium, 40 Castlemaine St, Milton
Footy is back! Come along and support your local NRL football team in a Friday night match at Suncorp Stadium. Bring the family, bring your beanies and make it your new regular outing this footy season!
For more info visit www.broncos.com.au
What’s happening in Byron this week? Check out some tips from our friends at Byron4Kids…
LOVE LENNOX FESTIVAL
Saturday June 4 from 9am – 3.30pm // Ballina St, Lennox Head
The not-to-be-missed annual Winter Festival celebration of all things Lennox. Fantastic family fun day out with plenty of kid’s activities and special events throughout the day including face painting, story time, bouncy castle, fire truck, paper plane competition and old McDonald’s animal petting farm. It takes place through the town centre and Ballina St is closed to traffic with local stalls and buskers lining the street.
For more info visit www.lovelennox.com.au
BYRON BAY MONTHLY MARKETS
Sunday June 5 from 8am – 3pm // Butler St, Byron Bay
With over 300 stalls, Byron Bay Monthly Community Market is the shire’s biggest market and one of the best in the region. Opening at 8am, the market offers an extensive range of local produce, clothing, accessories, art, jewellery, books and home and giftware. There’s plenty for the kids to see and do too. They can get crafty and tie-dye a t-shirt or make a candle, have their face-painted by a fairy or have fun jumping on the bouncy castle. There are some lovely and unique children’s clothes stalls and funky gift stalls displaying rainbow balls to gorgeous wooden puzzles.
For more info visit www.facebook.com/byron.markets