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If you’ve been waiting for the return of live music and arts, craving a street party or wanting to celebrate with your neighbours, it's time to get excited – Brisbane Festival is back!

Bonus long weekend anyone? You Bris-betcha. Enjoy sublime strawberry sundaes among a host of destination delights during Brisbane’s Ekka long weekend on 14-16 August 2020. Stay, play and vacay, the Brissy way. 

Ready for a change of scenery? Lace up your trainers and mix it up with Brisbane’s best running routes. Our lifestyle city is perfect for an outdoor run along the river or through sprawling greenspace.  

Whether you’re into bubble soccer, roller skiing, audiobooks or outer space - we’ve got you covered for Brisbane school holidays. It’s time to hit the libraries, parks, environment centres and the Planetarium for holiday kicks.  

Fancy some yummy fresh produce from our region’s growers, makers and traders? Or looking for gourmet weekend eats and local handmade gifts? We’ve combined your top market tips (thanks Instagram folk) in this guide to Brisbane’s best markets.

Calling all culture vultures craving a fix of public art. We’ve got the street smarts on Brisbane outdoor art, from striking light boxes and bold banners tucked into lovely laneways, to vibrant vitrines and a wondrous wharf-side projection. Read this blog for the low-down on our Local Design | Brisbane exhibition in Council's Outdoor Gallery, including video.

It’s never been more important to buy local and make Brisbane small businesses feel loved. By supporting our local small business community, we can make sure Brisbane remains a great place to live, work and relax. 

While we’re excited the outside world is slowly starting up again, if you’re like us, you’re also enjoying making the most of time indoors and do-it-yourself (DIY) activities.  

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Last updated:30 July 2020