The weekend’s almost on us once again and if you’re wondering what to do, here’s Louise Priddle with a few ideas.


As you heard earlier in the news, it’s show weekend in Ipswich.

The three day event highlights the best of the region.

Organisers say the weekend is jam packed with exciting family entertainment including demolition derby, monster trucks and even camel racing.

Kids will love the life-like dinosaur show.

It’s good value, too. A family pass goes for $40.

What: Ipswich Show
Where: 81 Warwick Road, Ipswich QLD 4035
When: Until Sunday, 17 May
Cost: Adults – $15, Children $8, Family Pass – $40

Visitors to the Brisbane Powerhouse this weekend can literally step into a virtual world.

As part of the ‘IRL Digital Festival’, guests are invited to strap on a pair of virtual reality goggles and enjoy a fully immersive story-telling experience.

There are shows and games to suit all ages, from an Apollo Eleven virtual tour and moon walk to a 360 degree horror show.

What: Pop-up Virtual Reality Lounge
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse 119 Lamington Street, New Farm QLD 4005
When: 11am-9pm until Sunday May 17.
Cost: Free

The annual Noosa International Food & Wine Festival returns this weekend.

Set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Sunshine Coast the event boasts an impressive line-up of food experts, media personalities and live entertainment.

What: Noosa Food and Wine Festival
Where: Hastings St, Noosa
When: 7am – late until Sunday May 17
Cost: Various tickets available from $20

A massive four hectare expansion of the Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens has just been completed and residents are invited to a free community day on Sunday to celebrate the opening.

There’ll be market stalls, live music, cooking demonstrations and a bunch of activities for kids including live appearances by popular ABC children’s character, DirtGirl.

What: Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Open Day
Where: Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong QLD 4066
When: 9am – 2pm Sunday May 17
Cost: Free

We have more details up on our website.