If you’ve felt a shiver down your spine this week its probably just the Halloween spirit seeping into your soul! Personally I LOVE Halloween so I’ve dug up two options for a frightfully good time this weekend – one for adults and one that’s family friendly.
If spooky shenanigans aren’t your bag there’s also a latin fiesta, an open air cinema and the good old Melbourne Cup to keep you busy.
So read on to see what’s on in Brisbane this week…
WHEN: Nightly from 5.00pm until 9 November
WHERE: Rainforest Green, Southbank (near the Wheel of Brisbane)
COST: General Admission $17, but there are fancy pants options as well – think an outdoor version of gold class
Why not take advantage of Brisbane’s early summer weather and enjoy a movie under the stars at the Ben & Jerry’s Open Air Cinema? The thing I love most about this is the sheer variety of movies you can see – from big budget releases like “Gone Girl” and to Gen X cult classics like “The Breakfast Club” and “Top Gun”!!
The season ends on 9 November and some shows are nearly sold out, so get in quick and book your tickets here.
MY MELBOURNE CUP RECOMMENDATION
The Fox Melbourne Cup Extravaganza
Look, there are SO MANY great Melbourne Cup events happening in Brisbane this year we are absolutely spoiled for choice. But what I love about The Fox’s Melbourne Cup packages is that they represent exceptionally good value AND there is a price point for everyone!
LONG BAR PACKAGE: 2 course + bubbles for $35 – seriously this may actually be the best deal in town!
FISH LANE PACKAGE: 4 courses + bubbles for $79 in the new Fish Lane Bistro – a great mid price option
DANDY’S ROOFTOP PACKAGE: Spring BBQ plate + dessert canapes for $129 package which includes a 3 hour beverage package.
Packages like these will be selling out quickly so I would book NOW (why are you still reading – get on it!)
HALLOWEEN FOR GROWN-UPS
Haunted Hotel – Limes Annual Halloween Party
WHEN: 5.00pm Saturday 1 November
WHERE: Limes Hotel, 142 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley
COST: Tickets are $10.00 each
Get ready for a hauntingly good time Brisbane! This year Limes Rooftop Bar will hosts its 6th annual “Haunted Hotel” Halloween party, complete with cocktail cauldrons and shots that would bring a zombie back from the dead.
Come in you best ghoulish finery for a chance at winning the best costume prize.
Limited tickets available at the door so your best bet is to pre-purchase them here
HALLOWEEN FOR FAMILIES
Manly Halloween Street Party
WHEN: Friday 31st October & Saturday 1st November
WHERE: Manly Harbour Village, The Esplanade, Manly
Celebrate Halloween with the family on the beautiful Manly foreshore at this three day street party. The main action will take place on the Saturday, with rides for the kids, food stalls and a Halloween parade through the streets at dusk. Stick around for the Best Costume competition and the fireworks at the end of the night!
WHEN: Saturday 1 November
WHERE: Cultural Forecourt, Southbank
TIME: 3.30pm – 11.00pm
All the colour and energy of Latin America will be in full force on Saturday afternoon as the Fiesta Latina kicks off at Southbank. Another initiative of the G20 cultural events program, the fiesta will feature markets, central and south American food, and a dance party that will go long into the the night!
You can find more info here.
If you know of any other events coming up I’d love to hear about it! Just send me the details at firstname.lastname@example.org and so I can include it in my weekly “What’s On” posts.