5 Festivals in Brisbane to Check Out This Winter!

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Winter in Brisbane is usually still sunny with temperatures ranging from 11-21°C, making it perfect for Singaporeans to explore the city with the cold breeze brushing against our cheeks, but not too much of an extreme drop in temperature! From food festivals to patriotic celebratory festivals, you have to check out these unique affairs you’ll never get to experience in Singapore. After all, when in Brisbane, do what the Brisbanites do!

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week (25 June – 3 July)

Approximately an hour away from Brisbane/Gold Coast by car, the Scenic Rim Eat Local Week located in southeast of Queensland celebrates food, farmers and natural beauty of the Scenic Rim. From farm stay to gastronomical delights, there’s something for everyone, young or old!

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Regional Flavours (16 – 17 July)

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Held in South Bank Parklands, Regional Flavours is Queensland’s biggest annual food and wine festival with live music and entertainment. Into their eighth year running, the event is free for all to attend. Expect pop-up bar and bistro (The Hunting Club), cooking demonstrations and more!

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Royal Queensland Show (5 Aug – 14 Aug)

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The Royal Queensland Show, otherwise known as Ekka, is one of Queensland’s most anticipated annual event! It has been bringing Queenslanders of all ages and walks of life together for over a century with this year being the 139th show!

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Filled with entertainment, food and even rides, you’ll definitely have a whale of a time here! Prices start from $20 for children and $31 for adults.

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Eat Street Market

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If you are a foodie (honestly, which Singaporean isn’t?!), you won’t want to miss this festival! Known as Australia’s most interactive container market experience, Eat Street Market offers a wide range of international cuisines including gluten-free and vegetarian options! Entry fee is $2.50 for adults and free for children 12 and under.

Forget your typical movie experiences in theatres! After checking out the market, why not bring your date to this new “pop-up” drive in to experience the retro outdoor cinema experience for a change?

Opening hours:
Friday and Saturday, 4pm – 10pm
Sundays, 11am – 3pm

Address: Macarthur Avenue, Northshore, Hamilton, Queensland 4007

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Le Festival (8 July – 10 July)

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Le festival, a Brisbane French Festival on the South Bank Cultural Forecourt, allows you to get a slice of France even from the other side of the world. Come in your beret and breton stripes to enjoy the popular Wine Pavillon, French market stalls and free all-day entertainment! Don’t miss out on the fun!

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Opening hours:
Friday, 8 July: 5pm – 10pm
Saturday, 9 July: 9am – 10m
Sunday, 10 July, 9am – 6pm

Address: 262 Montague Rd, West End QLD 4101, Australia
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There you have it! Don’t miss out on these festivals in Brisbane this winter. For more activities this winter, check out 4 things to do in Australia this winter under SGD$120!

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