What’s On in Brisbane – August

Well we are already half way through August and its already been a whirl of activity!

We’ve had a rockabilly fix at GreazeFest and are still in the throws of Brisbane’s annual hoe-down at the Ekka.

But hold on to your hats people because there are still HEAPS of things to do in Brisbane in the second half of August.

Here’s a peak at just a few of the things you could do in the next two weeks – including a few of the things on my own itinerary.

For more details about these events just check out the individual listings on the What’s On calendar


Brisbane Fringe Festival
Brisbane Fringe Festival 2014
Like your arts fierce and free-range? Then the Brisbane Fringe Festival is for you! The festival is not for profit and allows Brisbane’s independent artist to have complete control over every aspect of their performance – from the subject matter to the choice of venue.

Performance genres cover everything from art exhibitions to comedy shows, in venues from West End coffee shops to the Judith Wright Centre so there is bound to be something that catches your eye! Runs from 14 – 30 August.


Unlock Your Style Book Launch
Nikki Parkinson Unlock Your Style Book Launch
Nikki Parkinson is the fashion phenomenon behind the mega-successful blog Styling You, a real girl guide to fashion. Her down to earth approach to looking your best has made her a go-to source of style tips for women all over Australia – including me!

So it is with great excitement that I will be attending the launch of Nikki’s manifesto “Unlock Your Style” in Paddington on 20th August. For more information or to order your copy of the book click here… Unlock Your Style Book Launch


Bloodlust Ball
Bloodlust Ball 2014
Take a walk on the dark-side and party with Brisbane’s vampire royalty at the Bloodlust Ball. This event is a must for anyone who appreciates vampire-inspired fiction, films and art and is styled as Grande Ball reminiscent of the 17th & 18th centuries.

This years theme is Vampyres of the Silver Scream so dig out your best gothic finery and get down to the Tivoli on 23rd August!

And if none of your friends are adventurous enough to come with you? My sources tell me that there is a special icebreaker designed to help people make new vampire friends 🙂 Tickets available from www.cmvs.org.au or at the door on the night.


Valley Fiesta
Valley Fiesta 23-24 August
Music, markets, banquets and more! Valley Fiesta is once again bringing colour to the city in a 2 day extravaganza featuring some of the great stuff that gives the Valley its character.

LGBT performances, pop up bars and live karaoke comps are on my hit list!


Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival 2014
Calling all Brisbane fashionistas! Starting Monday 25th August the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival starts brings the hottest, freshest spring/summer designs straight from the catwalk and into a store near you.
The festival showcases the very best of local and national designers, including talented emerging designers on the verge of becoming the next big thing.

The event program is a whirlwind of runway shows, gala events, industry presentations and pop up shops celebrating all aspects of fashion from couture to costume jewelry.

Ill be going to the Queens Plaza High Tea & Fashion Trends event on Thursday 28th August with a dear friend. If you’re keen to come along here are the details… MBFF High Tea


Problogger 2014
This weekend over 500 bloggers from all over the country will descend on the Gold Coast’s QT Hotel in a twittering, chattering mass to attend the mother of all blogging events – Problogger 2014.

Although tickets for the event itself have long been sold out, Brisbane bloggers and blog enthusiasts can follow along with the action on Twitter via the #pbevent hashtag or on instagram via a barrage of blogger selfies.

And since this year I’ll be there too you can also keep up the the action by following me on all the socials…


Rachel - Ed

About Rachel

Thirty-something Brisbane lover, trying to find the balance between FOMO and YOLO. Semi-retired party girl who loves planning itineraries for big nights out. Often found dragging 3 boys around your local farmers markets or attempting to sneak out for dinner with my husband, The Chef.

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