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What's on this weekend

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Call us Christina Aguilera, because we’re your genie in a bottle making your most indulgent foodie dreams come true.

With magical foodie festivities, ice cream bashes, and new spots to Sunday sesh, you’ll (pretty much) be glad you didn’t make it to Splendour… 

Ship Free Sundays | HAMILTON  

Charter boat? What charter boat? Don’t go paddling up ship creek without a cocktail in hand—you’ll be seeing nothin’ but blue skies and riverside views as Byblos kicks off their latest Sunday instalment without a cruise ship throwing shade on your sesh!

Sunday morning might be made for wholesome breakfasts, but Sunday evening was made for lavish bevs, live music, and tasty bites (well, that and watching reruns of Seinfeld). Whip out your finest winter coat (gotta show it off somewhere, right?) and relax on Byblos’ spacious deck as you sip on their newest seasonal refreshments. Running every Sunday until September 29, there’s plenty of time to lock it in, Eddie.

Regional Flavours Festival | SOUTH BANK

Treat your senses to the ultimate foodie playground at Regional Flavours Festival this weekend, featuring cooking demonstrations, food and wine stalls, markets, and live music spread out alongside the Brisbane River. Stock up your pantry with an abundance of cheese, wine, chocolate, pasta, and much more from the Queensland Taste Marketplace, featuring over 80 stalls from 17 different growing regions across Queensland. With a sunny picnic patch and free wine tastings available, pull up a blanket and enjoy a cheeky on-site snack.

It ain’t rabbit season, and nor is it duck season, but ‘tis the season to join The Hunting Club as they celebrate the very best of Queensland’s meat and livestock industry. Presented by Australian Good Meat and The Charming Squire, carnivores will be grazing in an exclusive section heroing delicious beer, beef and lamb (AKA meat lovers’ heaven). Leave your hunting boots at home and grab a local brew as graziers and butchers entertain with live cooking demonstrations.

Ditch the space buns, babe—Regional Flavours is the only festival you’ll want to be at this weekend.

Belgian Biere Fest III | CAXTON ST

Ah, the weekend is brewing up very nicely indeed.

For the third year running, it’s time to grab your bro-ski and head to Brewski to celebrate their iconic Belgian Biere Fest with a plethora of mussels, frites, and, of course, beers (AKA the Holy Trinity of food). Kicking off on Friday night and running until 5pm Saturday, spend two glorious days sipping your way through a list of the finest kegs and breweries all around the world while you chewski your way mountains (yes, mountains) of fluffy Belgian waffles.

Cheese and Wine Masterclass | Spring Hill

Do you love cheese and wine as much as Kanye loves Kanye? If the answer is YES, then there’s only one place to be this Saturday. Prepare to brave a day of dairy delights (no matter if you’re a lactose lover or not) as you taste 12 of the world’s most incredible cheeses, paired with some of the best wines from around Australia. The talented folks from the Alliance Hotel are professionals, so this collection of gouda goodness will be guided by Black Pearl Epicure’s general manager, Peter Gross, and Wine Selector’s Paul Diamond. Don’t make any plans Sunday—you’ll likely still be rolling round like a cheese wheel.

La Macelleria’s Fifth B’day | Teneriffe

Here’s the scoop: if you’re a Brisbanite with a healthy appetite for unhealthy treats, then you’ll be positively ~screaming~ for ice cream this Sunday as La Macelleria celebrates their fifth birthday. You know what they say: you can’t buy happiness but you can buy ice cream. And if that’s true, then this tasty celebration will deliver enough frozen fun to keep you feelin’ extra cheery all month long (or at least until you head back to work on Monday…sigh). Unlike most five-year-old birthday parties, fairy bread will be swapped with Pizzantica’s wood-fired pizzas, and Pepper Pig entertainment will be replaced with live soccer entertainment from New Italian Generation. Spoons at the ready as they give out free scoops of their signature prosecco sorbet from 4pm-6pm.

Blush by Effervescence | East Brisbane

With enough foodie events to poke a Splendour ticket at, make sure to take time to smell the rosé this weekend as our favourite champagne festival makes a return on Sunday. You’ll be tickled pink as Blush by Effervescence dedicates a day to rosé, celebrating with champagne tastings, delicious winter warmers, and a mini-champagne tasting trail. With a range of packages available for all rosé rookies to rosé connoisseurs, there’s no better way to be delightfully tippled pink. Hot tip: channel your inner Elle Woods to win a best-dressed prize. Secure your place here

Splendour who? This weekend is looking splendid indeed.