Brisbane is the state capital of Queensland. Today, it is a modern and sophisticated city that’s renowned for its cultural attractions, including performances at the Powerhouse and the Gallery of Modern Art. As Brisbane is warm all year round, outdoor activities abound. Cities in Australia are big and it’s recommended one uses minibus hire in Brisbane to make his or her travel experience safe, convenient, and enjoyable. Below is a quick look at 10 must-attend Brisbane events in February:
Black & Gold Bollinger Ball
Located at the Queensland Cricketers’ Club, one can spend a spectacular night at the inaugural QC Club Black & Gold Ball, February 23, 2019. Bollinger is a renowned Champagne house and a producer of fine sparkling wines from the Champagne region of France. Event attendees can pop the “Bolly,” a unique experience that will be mixed with some glitz and glamour. That’s why you have to dress to impress! Event-goers can indulge in substantial canapes, grazing stations, dance the night away to live music, and enjoy a three-hour beverage package, which includes an endless supply of Bollinger champagne.
Head on down to the State Library of Queensland from February 16 onwards. Plantation Voices is a free and fascinating exhibition that showcases the history of the Australian South Sea Islanders. In the past, these unfortunate individuals were enslaved, kidnapped, and tricked into working on cotton and sugar plantations along the Queensland coastline, between 1863 and 1904. The exhibition aims to tell the stories of their descendants.
Plantation Voices will feature never-before-seen original photographs, newly commissioned artworks, and rare historical papers. If you are a history enthusiast, this is an event that should be on your must-see list. In addition to discovering the untold stories of a community, you get to learn how their contributions shaped the state’s economic and cultural landscape over the past 150 years
Mitchell Fine Art
Mitchell Fine Art’s exhibition will be available until February 13, 2019. It is will be launched with Director’s Choice, which is an annual group exhibition. Visitors, especially art lovers, will be able to peruse carefully selected artworks from various artists. You can be sure that Director Mike Mitchell has chosen some of the gallery’s finest works to be displayed. The main highlight of 2019’s exhibition is on two Queensland artists: Peter Hudson and Ann Thomson. Other artists of interest include Stewart MacFarlane, Margaret Loy Pula, Kudditji Kngwarreye, Abie Loy Kemarre, and many more.
Chinchilla Melon Festival 2019
Chinchilla Melon Festival is one of largest Melon festivals in the world and it is hosted in Australia. The event is located in the western part of the Darling Downs region (approximately 3.5 hours from Brisbane) and will be held from February 14 to February 17. Chinchilla Melon Festival is a four-day event and is expected to draw large crowds from across the globe. Some of the sticky and slippery festivities include Trivia Night, Melon Chef, Melon Big Bash Cricket, the Big Melon Weigh In, Pub Beach Party, The Farm Tour, and many more.
Valentine’s Day at Jamie’s Italian
Love birds and foodies are in for a treat during Valentine’s Day. Jamie’s Italian is offering a romantic four-course dinner at $99 per diner. After a welcome drink of champagne or beer, you will be served three starters, which include bresaola, fresh oysters, and burrata. For the main course, the restaurant will serve rolled Aussie lamb breast that has been slow cooked in balsamic, Rotolo, and pan-fried market flat fish. For your flat fish dish, you can choose different dressings: caper butter and burnt lemon, or classic Sicilian Samoriglio dressing.
To finish off the gastronomical experience, diners will be treated to punchy Amalfi lemon curd tarts and cheese boards. The latter is served with frozen grapes, truffled honey, and quince jam. Yummy!
The Handmade Expo and Vintage Market
The monthly market will be held on February 16, 2019. The Handmade Expo and Vintage Market is organized to support local creators, designers, artists, growers, bakers, and more. The market gives them a space to showcase their wares. Visitors can browse through approximately 70 stalls that are brimming with local talent, amazing food, and one-of-a-kind handmade creations. The market is slated to operate from 8am through 1pm. It will be a great outing for the whole family. The market’s location is very accessible, and you can increase that accessibility with private bus hire.
BirdLife Southern Queensland Owl Workshop
Bird-watching offers a fascinating experience for those who are interested. There is a wide range of interesting species, including the owl. In Australia, the Powerful Owl is the largest of its kind in the country. These owls typically hunt medium to large tree-dwelling mammals, e.g. ringtail possums. In some cases, they are known to snatch roosting birds, small marsupials, rabbits, and other small ground-dwelling animals. On February 17, 2019, the event is organizing a workshop that covers owl ecology, biology, and identification.
Boudoir Bazaar Fashion Market
Boudoir Bazaar is Brisbane’s most exciting garment and accessory marketplace. One can be sure that this year’s popular fashion market (on February 17, 2019) will continue to up the ante. The event will feature a mix of new and regular stall holders. You can also enjoy complete peace of mind that all of the products sold at the event are clean and in wearable condition. The event’s location is at Chermside Bowls Club and the entry fee for adults and children are $2 and FOC respectively.
Sunset Outdoor Cinema Brisbane
The Sunset Outdoor Cinema Brisbane is famous for running a wonderful variety of VHS classics, family flicks, and blockbusters. Sunset Outdoor Cinema’s 2019 season is slated to kick off on February 28 with the global smash hit – Crazy Rich Asians. If you are checking out the event with the whole family, you can look forward to popular new releases such as How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World, Ralph Breaks The Internet, A Dog’s Way Home, and more.
If you want a taste of nostalgia, VHS classics such as Princess Bride, Dirty Dancing, Back to The Future, and Top Gun will do the trick. For those, who have missed the latest summer blockbusters, they can catch up with movies like Mary Poppins, Aquaman, and Bohemian Rhapsody.
Movies will be played under the stars at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. A licensed bar and a great selection of Brisbane’s favourite food trucks will also complement the outdoor cinema experience.
2019 Clean Up Australia Day
From February 26, you can contribute to keeping Australia at its beautiful best. Clean Up Australia Day is an environmental effort to reduce and eliminate dumped garbage within the local community. Since its inception, the event has blossomed into one of Australia’s largest community-based environmental events. It’s time to put on your gloves, grab a bag, and get outdoors to bushland, beaches, and parks. Let’s get unwanted waste out of the way!