Despite the rain, there are plenty of weekend events around the city.

Joshua Bristow brings us a few of them.


It’s that time of year again.

Queensland’s annual nine day celebration of bike riding is up and rolling.

There are plenty of activities to get involved in.

Saturday is dedicated to bike skills with indoor training sessions and mountain bike basics.

And rain, hail or shine on Sunday, cyclists will race up Mount Coot-tha for the Great Brisbane Bike Ride.

What: Brisbane Bike Week
Where:Kenmore, West End and South Brisbane
When: Until Sunday, May 3, 2015
Price: Free- $100

Brisbane’s Buddha Birth Day Festival is one of the largest in the world.

It returns to South Bank Parklands this weekend.

You can join in the Dragon Boat Regatta, or watch some celebrity cooking.

Then stay around for the Chinese lion dancing and fireworks, which start at seven-thirty Sunday night.

what: Buddha Birth Day Festival
Where: South Bank Parklands
When: Saturday and Sunday, 1-2 May 2015
Price: Free

And if you could do with a light-hearted end to the week, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow has rolled into Brisbane and promises to have you in stitches.

The show will feature favourite local and international acts, and runs until Saturday.

What: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse
Where: Until Saturday May 2, 2015
Price: $36-$41

Find more details on our website.