Now that restrictions have eased significantly and domestic travel is back on the cards, Brisbane is starting to return to its usual vibrant self, with the events calendar beginning to fill up. There are plenty of exciting events happening across the city this month, so read on to find out what’s on in Brisbane in July 2020.
Where: Portside Wharf
When: Monday 6th July – Sunday 12th July
Price: Entry is free, purchases vary
To celebrate World Chocolate Day on 7th July, Portside Wharf brings us a whole week of chocolate-based celebrations. Several retailers are getting involved to cater to the cravings of chocoholics, including:
- Mr & Mrs Jones
- Burrito Bar
- Byblos Bar
- Cruisers Alfresco
- Gusto Da Gianni
- Pineapple Express
- Sense of Taste
Treat yourself to decadent desserts and indulgent treats as you sip on mouth-watering chocolate cocktails, and purchase some nibbles to take home. Booking is recommended at individual retailers due to restricted seating.
Cabin Fever Festival
Where: The Triffid Garden
When: 10th July – 13th August
It’s time to celebrate the rebirth of Queensland’s music scene with Cabin Fever Festival. This month-long festival will feature a series of live music events from our favourite Queensland musicians.
The festival kicks off on 10th July with Lagerstein, and ends with Bernard Fanning on 13th August, featuring a total of 22 performances from renowned local artists.
Some events are free, whilst others are paid, however, seating is limited so tickets will sell out fast.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Where: Yatala Drive-in
When: 11th July
Watch the longest-running musical of all time at the Yatala Drive-in this month. Enjoy the nostalgia as you sing along to the iconic tunes in a retro setting.
Rest assured that the venue has implemented additional health and safety measures in response to COVID, including a contactless entry procedure. Customers are required to bring their own rubbish bags to dispose of garbage, and hand sanitiser stations are available.
You are welcome to provide your own snacks and drinks or pre-book the Yatala Family Feast which includes soft drinks, potato chips, popcorn, Maltesers, and lollies for $40.
Brunch With Bite
When: Sunday 12th July, 19th July, and 26th July
Price: From $69
After a brief hibernation, Brunch With Bite is back with a few changes to make the event COVID-safe. For those who aren’t familiar, this bottomless brunch series features an Italian-inspired menu, as well as entertainment in the form of a risqué drag show and themed games.
The event runs from 11 am-2 pm on Sundays, and the ticket price includes all entertainment, food, and unlimited specified beverages between 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Due to the nature of the entertainment, this event is strictly 18+.
The Home Collective Market
Where: Wavell Heights Community Hall
When: Sunday 19th July
Price: Gold coin donation – proceeds go to Animal Welfare League Qld.
If you love all things home and garden, then don’t miss this opportunity to pick up some fabulous homewares, plants, pet products, and more. Over 50 small businesses and creatives from all over South East Queensland will be selling their products, many of which are handmade.
The Collective Kitchen and Mana Coffee will also be on hand selling food and beverages, and there is an ATM on site.
The market will be held outdoors with a COVID-safe plan in place.
Where: Cleveland Sands Hotel
When: July – September
Price: $60 including a three-course meal and welcome cocktail
Now that the historic Cleveland Sands Hotel has reopened after a brief break due to COVID, they have found a creative way to ensure social distancing whilst keeping guests cosy.
The garden has been transformed into a winter wonderland of igloos, with each igloo seating up to four guests. Both lunch and dinner packages are available, with both featuring an entree, main, dessert, and cocktail.
Lunch is available Friday – Sunday, whilst dinner is available daily. Each booking is for 2 hours, to allow thorough cleaning of the igloo between guests. We highly recommend booking well in advance to avoid missing out.