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This weekend is making like a very privileged child by getting Stormi.

Whether the weather, whatever the weather, Brisbane has enough $1 scoops of gelato and beer-fuelled celebrations to bring a bit of sunshine to this weekend.

Here’s what’s good between March 16-17.

Paddyfest | Eagle Farm Racecourse

Brace your festival boots, because Brisbane’s Paddyfest is rolling up in a very large wagon for its second year, with a few more tricks up its bright green sleeve. From 12pm this Saturday, March 16, you’ll be able to get a very real taste of Ireland, with a day of good beer and great craic ahead. Groove along with huge headline act Kingswood, as well as a stellar lineup of Irish rock, folk and pipe bands, traditional dancers and four new exciting zones. You can also tuck into authentic Irish eats from Diddly Dee Food Truck, classic Aussie snacks, and stacks on stacks of pop-up bars where you can get around everything from a Guinness (obviously) to a cheeky cocktail. You’ll find us Dublin up with both. Follow the digital rainbow to the pot of golden tickets here.

La Macelleria King Street’s grand opening

La Macelleria Gelaterias fantastic fourth store has rightfully opened on Bowen Hills’ foodie hub, King Street, and they’re throwing one (although technically three) heck of a deal to celebrate. Kicking things off with a grand opening to remember on March 16, a day of drool-worthy deals are lined up to have you screaming all the way through the store. Sleep in and start your day right from 12pm-2pm, where $2 coffees not slapped together by a servo machine will give you all the energy needed for what’s coming… *ballistic drumroll* $1 SCOOPS OF GELATO will be up and churning from 4pm-6pm, and $3 gelato shakes from 6pm-8pm. Is asking them to fill up our Tupperware containers and keep cups unorthodox orrrr?

Semi-Pro’s First Birthday BrewDay!

A big happy BrewDay to the backyard brewers turned affectionate creators of affordable craft, Semi-Pro Brewing Co. and we can’t wait to take part in the once-in-a-lifetime experience that they’ve got planned to celebrate turning the big 0-1. Kicking off bright and early at 7am on Saturday March 16, you’re invited to be one of just fifteen people who will join the boys behind the brew at the Semi-Pro Brewing Co. brewery and get involved with the process as they create a brand-new beer in honour of their first anniversary. From creating the recipe right through to the very first taste, you’ll have a hand in every step of the journey, plus there’ll be plenty of complimentary beers to stay motivated throughout the day. A dream day out for any celebrant of the care and creativity behind every glass of craft beer, Semi-Pro Brewing Co.’s first birthday BrewDay will sell out fast so don’t hesitate to stake your claim on this one-off morning of alcoholic education. Get tickets here.

Brewsvegas breakfast of champions | Brewhouse Brisbane

If you find that you’ve enjoyed the opening weekend of Brewsvegas 2019 a little bit too much (and frankly, we’ll be disappointed if you don’t) then it might be wise to swing by Brewhouse Brisbane on Sunday 17th March and beat your hangover into submission at the Breakfast of Champions. Kicking off at 10am (which is just enough time to drag your lifeless carcass out of bed and down to Woolloongabba) The Breakfast of Champions is your one-stop pick-me-up to get yourself back in the Brewsvegas spirit and ready for another week of boozy brilliance. Regenerate your will to soldier on with four brekkie beers and a three-course feed of soul-restoring breakfast food. Don’t just restore your body; restore your mind with beer experts feeding you the brew knowledge that we know you crave. Plus, rumour has it that there might be a sneaky giveaway or two! The Breakfast of Champions is one of the exciting Brewsvegas events going down this year, so be sure to check out their website for more ways to enjoy your favourite bevs.

Brewsvegas three legged beer foot race | Various

Get ready for a full day of beer-spilling, knee-scraping fun as you and your best mate become literally joined at the hip for the greatest three-legged race in the history of Brewsvegas. Start your day at the famous Newstead Brewing Co. and sample some of the finest beers ever to come out of our fair city. Then, when you’re feeling just a little bit tipsy and slightly over-confident in your coordination, it’s time for the race to begin! Work together as you hobble all the way down Ann Street in what can only be described as the world’s most enjoyable way to completely disregard everything you know about health and safety, until you finally reach the finish line at the Osbourne Hotel. Here, the party kicks into full swing with an afternoon of DJs, live music and New York style pizzas, plus, the debut pouring of a crafting collaboration between Newstead Brewing and the Osbourne Hotel. There’s no more boisterous way to celebrate Brewsvegas and don’t forget to check out all of the other exciting events happening around town, this March.

Felons Brewing Co. What the Truck Party | Howard Smith Wharves

The grass is about to get a whole lot greener over at Felons Brewing Co.’s lawn, as the mother of all beer truck parties kicks off by the river.  From 11am-6pm on Sunday March 17, make your way over to Felons for a Brewsvegas-fuelled celebration, complete with the on-site brew-savvy team showcasing some of the very best beer their brewers can get their hands on – including the release of their very own limited release beer, Hazy IPA. Guests will be treated to beer straight from the Felons Beer Truck, with wood fired pizzas and live music from The Hummin’ and Zambabem to pair with the locally-brewed beer. Let’s yeet this wheat (beer).