7 Things To Do In Brisbane in May

Bakery Lane Providore Markets: 2 May at Bakery Lane, Fortitude Valley
Brisbane is brimming with revamped laneways and one of the newest kids on the block is Bakery Lane. They’ll be launching their first ever Providore Markets in May, and they’ll continue to be held on the first Saturday of every month. Stall holders will include Reverends Fine Coffee, Crust & Co Artisanal Bread, Bee One Third Honey, Mapleton Falls Farm Produce, My Granola, and other Bakery Lane Tenants.
Free Zine Day: 2 May at Junky Comics, West End
Did you know that 2 May is Free Comic Book Day? Junky Comics have made a small twist and instead will be celebrating Free Zine Day. From 9am they will be offering up free zines provided by local artists and sales on store stock. There will also be an after party held at The End from 6pm.
IRL Digital Festival: 7-17 May at Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
The IRL Digital Festival is the Powerhouse’s inaugural celebration of video games, technology, and art. The festival will feature a range of events from free retro video game exhibitions, interactive art installations, digital-inspired music, and virtual reality demonstrations.
Analogue/Digital: 14-15 May at Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
Analogue/Digital is an annual design conference that brings together creatives from all over the world. This year it coincides with the IRL Digital Festival at the Powerhouse. Tickets to the two day conference range from $200 to $500 and registration is open up until the week of the event or until tickets sell out.
Paniyiri Greek Festival: 23-24 May at Musgrave Park, South Brisbane
If you live in Brisbane you already know how big a deal the Paniyiri Festival is. You’ll also know how hectic parking gets around South Brisbane and how crowded Musgrave Park gets but goshdarnit if that’s going to stop you from wrapping your mouths around some deep fried octopus or sweet sweet baklava.

Dirty Dancing: from 27 May at QPAC, Southbank
I love a good musical. I also love the movie Dirty Dancing (I mean, I have the OST on vinyl and I own dress that’s actually called the “I carried a watermelon” dress). This is a no brainer. Go. Have the time of your lives.

Green Heart Fair: 31 May at 7th Brigade Park, Chermside
Celebrate sustainable living at the bi-annual Green Heart Fair. Join leading sustainability organisations, community groups, artisans, foodies, green-thumbs, conservationists, and businesses as they share information on how to live more sustainably.

[Top image taken at a floral workshop with Primula Floral Styling – regrettably not my handiwork]


  1. Lena May 1, 2015

    yes the greek festival! honestly SO GOOD! x


  2. Matthew Pike May 1, 2015

    You're making it sound very appealing.

    Buckets & Spades


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