5 Things To Do in Brisbane In August


Winn Lane Fashion and Record Market: 1 August at Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley
If you're in Brisbane and reading this know that you only have a small window of time to make it to the Winn Lane Fashion and Record Market that's on today. TODAY! UNTIL 2PM! GET MOVING! There will be record pop ups from A Love Supreme and Phase 4, a cafe pop up from Alphabet Cafe, as well as your regular Winn Lane tenants.

Royal Queensland Show (Ekka): 7-16 August at the Brisbane RNA Showgrounds
The Ekka is a Brisbane institution. While the grounds are undergoing major changes, some things never change. Like the taste of the strawberry sundaes, the dizzying commotion of Sideshow Alley, painstakingly deciding which show bags to buy (always the Bertie Beetle bag). The only downside is the ticket prices. I miss the days where I used to get in for free (being a band nerd in high school had some perks, okay?)

PITPASS exhibition by Savannah Van der Niet: 8-16 August at Jet Black Cat Music, West End
Savannah Van der Niet is a Brisbane-based photographer who works predominantly in the field of 35mm film. She has been an official photographer for Splendour in the Grass and Laneway festivals so chances are you might already be familiar with her work. PITPASS encompasses live photography and previously unreleased press shots and and festival photos.

Mater Breast Ever Brunch: 21 August
What's better than brunching? Brunching for a cause, that's what. Get together a bunch of friends or workmates and hold a brunch to raise funds for Mater's Chicks in Pink charity. While the main date is advertised as being the 21st of August, you can pick any day in August instead to hold your brunch.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane: 23-28 August at various locations
MBFF Brisbane celebrates it's 10th anniversary this year. Events range from your standard group runway shows to high teas and Q&A sessions. My picks would be the Fleet Fashion Boutique, which will stock the works of QUT students and alumni, and the NEXT Hotel Next Gen group show.

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