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Brisbane's got something for everyone in July 2018
Think things are getting a little chilly here in Brisbane? Well, you can warm up your July at any of the following terrific, tasty and toasty events around Brisbane. Food, film, wine, community, culture, and winter itself, are on glorious display. There's something to do every weekend.
Apart from its scenic beauty, the Scenic Rim is renowned for its bountiful produce. Eat Local Week, especially its signature event, winter Harvest festival is designed to showcase it all, from cheese to wine and everything in between. Events will be happening all over the area including Tamborine Mountain, Beaudesert, Kalbar, Boonah, Harrisville and Aratula.
When: From Saturday 30 June to Sunday 8 July Where: Various venues around the Scenic Rim Cost: Individual events prices vary. See website for details.
Skating At returns to Brisbane for the winter school holidays. Enjoy skating, an ice slide and apres ski touches including winter warming food and beverages. This one's for everyone but if you're looking for something just for the littlies then Snow4Kids might be their speed.
When: From Friday 22 June to Sunday 15 July 2018 Hours of operation: Mondays to Wednesdays : 10am to 9pm
Thursdays and Fridays: 10am to 11pm Saturdays: 9am to 11pm Sundays: 9am to 10pm Where: King George Square Cost: Full price tickets range from $20 to $28 for an ice skating session. Ice slide rides for an hour cost $15 per person. Bookings: Online here or limited availability at the venue if allocation not exhausted.
Everything that's French will be on display at Le Festival. You'll find the Le Canson Mini-Festival or Children's Village with activities for the little ones, authentic French markets, food and wine, and French musical entertainment of all varieties. There is also a range of food, wine and style masterclasses.
When: Friday 6 July from 5pm to 10pm; Saturday 7th July from 9am to 11pm; and Sunday 8 July from 9am to 6pm. Where: South Bank Cultural Forecourt Cost: Online entry tickets are already sold out. Tickets only available on the day for $10 per person. Masterclasses can be booked online here. Masterclass costs vary.
Historic Teneriffe loves to showcase its ambience, riverside location, food, musicians and history at this annual community street party. There'll be everything from river-stage entertainment and market stalls to displays and piglet races.
When: Saturday 7 July from 10am to 9pm Where: Teneriffe streets and laneways Cost: $5 for all over 12. Children under 12 are admitted FREE.
The Great Detective at QAGOMA will present a swag of detective films featuring professional, amateur and accidental detectives. Everything from courtroom dramas and Hitchcock classics to film noir thrillers and foreign language favourites will be on the big screen for you to enjoy. Since many are rated PG, this is a great opportunity for you to introduce your kids to some of the great whodunnits.
When: From Friday 6 July to Sunday 2 September. Session times vary, depending on the day and movie. Where: Cinema A, Gallery Of Modern Art Cost: Single tickets: Adults $10; Student/Concession/Child:$8; Member $7. 5 Film pass: 5 tickets to one film or 1 ticket to 5 different films. Adult $40: Concession $32; Member; $28 Bookings: Available online here.
Night Noodle Markets are the sizzling signature event of Brisbane's Good Food Month. South Bank will be transformed into an Asian street food market with more than twenty popular Asian eateries and food trucks presenting their delicious wares.
When: From Wednesday 25 July to Sunday 5 August. Hours of operation:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 5pm to 9pm;
Thursdays and Fridays from 5pm to 10pm;
Saturdays from 4pm to 10pm;
Sundays from 4pm to 9pm. Where: South Bank Cultural Forecourt Cost: FREE entry. Food prices vary.