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Where to go and what to do in Brisbane this weekend
At a loose end this coming weekend? Not sure what to do or where to go for a slice of Brisbane winter action? I've collected some of my favourite events and activities - some with FREE admission - for the weekend Friday 27 July to Sunday 29 July. You'll find something for foodies, kids and families, the community-minded, art and history lovers, and those who'd like to party on the river.
The James Street Food and Wine Trail returns for its seventh year.
Saturday 28 July from 8am is Trail Day where various food events will be held at some of the street's most popular eateries. Sunday 29 July from 10am to 6pm is Market Day; a foodie street party with pop-up bars and market stalls from precinct favourites. Entry to Market Day is FREE.
Pop along to Emile and Solange this weekend to enjoy a huge variety of delicious cheese and accompaniments. It's a little slice of Normandy in Brisbane. Open Fridays from 10am to 6pm, and Saturdays from 8am to 4pm. Also open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 5pm.
As part of Good Food Month, Night Noodle Markets are back at South Bank from July 25 – August 5. All your favourite Asian eateries and food trucks will be there from 5pm weeknights and 4pm weekends. Entry is FREE.
West End's The Sunset Social is a fortnightly community-based food and entertainment festival. Open from 5pm to 9.30pm, it's on Friday 27 July. It's pet-friendly, with food trucks for the adults and activities for kids. Entry is FREE.
This community festival has four parts: 'Love Art', 'Love Community', 'Love Creativity' and 'Love Music'. All events are FREE and are within walking distance of each other in the friendly northern village of Dayboro. It's on from 9am to 3pm on Sunday 29 July 2018.
Queensland Gallery of Modern Art hosts these popular markets on Saturday 28 July 2018 from 9am to 4pm. You'll find a selection of handmade ceramics, jewellery, homewares, textiles and clothing from Brisbane's best makers. Entry is FREE.
Queensland Museum is home to this fascinating exhibition where you can get up close and personal with six real mummies from the British Museum. It's open daily from 9.40am to 5pm. Tickets are available online here. If you can't make it this weekend then make sure you go soon - the exhibition is scheduled to close on Sunday 26 August.
If your kids think their food comes from the supermarket then take them out to see where it all begins. It's strawberry picking season at Rolin Farms in Elimbah, so why not pick your own? Open every day from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. Entry is FREE.
Brisbane Racing Club will host this picnic with games, prizes, entertainment and Fashions on the Field for teddies. It's all happening on Saturday 28 July from 10.30am. Tickets start at $10 for General Admission. You can book online here.
Seadeck offers you a cruise on Brisbane River inspired by Hollywood's Golden Age and this year Seadeck has an extended season in Brisbane until 21 October. This upcoming weekend cruises are offered on Friday night, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. They depart from South Bank, River Lookout Cruise Terminal, Pontoon A (in front of the Wheel of Brisbane). Tickets are $25. Book online here.