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Update May 28th 2018
This event is no longer running
Food trucks, jazz and a picnic by the river
Newstead House is not only Brisbane's oldest surviving home, it also has a highly popular regular date with the food truck favourites from The World Food Markets. As things turned a little crisper at the onset of winter this partnership morphed from a Saturday evening event to a daytime outing on the first Sunday of each month. By The River With Jazz and Food Trucks will next pop up on Sunday 6 August, and you won't want to be anywhere else.
Newstead House is one of Brisbane's most significant cultural and historical landmarks and tourist sites. It sits majestically within Newstead Park with picture postcard views of the Hamilton and Bulimba reaches of the Brisbane River. It's a magical place that began life as a Georgian cottage in 1846, morphed into a stately residence with major renovations in 1867, and is now a museum that is a testament to life in Brisbane in Victorian times.
So what do you get with the marriage of one of Brisbane's grand old ladies with the hip food truck scene? You'll get a combination of Brisbane food truck excellence from a number of popular vendors, amazing views and ambience and smooth jazz as the accompaniment to your friendly daytime picnic in the park. What could be better on a lazy Brisbane summer day?
It's a family friendly event with FREE entry AND FREE off-street parking near Newstead House and across the road near the Breakfast Creek Hotel. Bring your friends, family and furry companions, throw a picnic rug on the ground and settle in for some family fun.
Deliciousness from Mac From Way Back. Image from their Facebook page.
And the beer-istas on hand for this chilled out event will be the people from Newstead Brewing Co, a local brewing legend. Acoustic jazz will be wafting through the air along with the tantalising smells from food trucks, so your musical enjoyment is guaranteed.
Don't worry if you can't make it to the August event. By The River - Jazz and Food Trucks will be back during the cooler months at Newstead House on the first Sunday of each month for your eating, listening and all round good time pleasure. Just check the World Food Markets Facebook page here to keep up to date with the latest dates, vendors and entertainment.
Is this event happening on the 1st Saturday of Feb? Or is it on the 11th of Feb?
The info looks great but we do not wish to turn up from a cruise ship if there is no event happening, we will need a plan B.
Thanks for this - looks like a good event. Note that the marker on the map is wrongly placed. Newstead House is near the water (as the photos and text indicate) in the green patch close to The Breakfast Creek Hotel.