A quick look at what is happening over the weekend.


It has decorated South Bank for the past few weeks, and now it is finally here!

The Buddha Birthday Festival runs all weekend.

It’s spread throughout South Bank, and caters for all the family.

It closes with a spectacular fireworks display.

The Budda Festival is a cultural event not to be missed.

What: The Buddah Birthday Festival
Where: Southbank
When: 2nd May – 4th May
Price: Free Entry
Website: 2014.buddhabirthdayfestival.com.au

This Sunday, the Gallipoli Barracks is opening up to the public.

You can get a close up view of helicopters and military equipment.

And there’ll be displays and explosive demonstrations.

Gates open at 9:15am

What: Gillipoli Barracks open to Public
Where: Gollipoli Barracks, Enoggera
When: Sunday May 4th
Price: Free Entry

Brisbane Bike Week closes this weekend, and there are still a few exciting events to tie it up.

As the Mt Coot-tha challenge kicks off bright and early Sunday at 6:15!

There are two routes, The 110 kilometre ride scoots around the outskirts of the city.

While the 75k race winds around Brisbane from top to bottom.

What: Mt Coot-tha Challenge (Bike Week Closer)
Where: West End starting line
When: Sunday 4th May, 6:15am
Price: Entry fees applay dependant on age, check website for details coot-tha.bq.org.au

But if you’re after a more gentle activity, why not visit the CITY Botanic Gardens.

Each Saturday, there are free guided hour-long tours, at 11am and 1pm.

It’s recommended big groups book ahead

What: Guided Walks in the City Botanic Gardens
Where: City Botanic Gardens
When: Friday May 2nd to Saturday May 3rd, 11am – 2pm
Price: Free
Phone: 07 3403 2535