10 Things To Do In Brisbane In July

There seems to be quite a lot of food-related events going on in Brisbane this month which is great because I LOVE FOOD. Also, I know these lists are very location and time sensitive so I’m thinking of making a more generic “what to do on the weekend” post so all of you can play along at home, wherever in the world that may be. In the meantime, Brisbane, start penciling these dates into your diaries.

Cult Japan: 3 July – 2 September at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
If you’re a lover of Japanese film, be sure to make your way to the Cinémathèque at the GOMA this month. ‘Cult Japan’ will celebrate the “strange and outrageous in post-war Japanese cinema”. The program will also include a retrospective of work by Hayao Miyazaki, Japan’s most celebrated animator and director.

Finders Keepers Markets: 4 – 5 July at the Old Museum, Herston
If you’ve been keeping up with this blog regularly, you’ll know that the Finders Keepers Markets are my jam. Set within the grounds of the Old Museum, there’s market stalls, food trucks, and live music aplenty.

Teneriffe Festival: 4 July, Teneriffe
To celebrate the suburb’s history and diversity, this one day festival will see several streets closed off in Teneriffe to host a variety of market stalls, live music, fashion, and historical displays.

The Photograph and Australia: 4 July – 11 October at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG)
Making its way up from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, ‘The Photograph and Australia’ looks at the connection between photography, place, and identity. This exhibition consists of 650 works from both renowned artists and unknown photographers.

Brisbane French Festival: 10 – 12 July at Southbank Cultural Forecourt
Fancy yourself a Francophile? Then head to the Southbank for the Brisbane French Festival. There’ll be everything from cabaret to French markets stalls and fashion shows.

Reel Fashion: 10 July – 16 October at Palace Centro, Fortitude Valley
Every Friday night, Palace Centro Cinemas will screen an iconic fashion film. The program includes a range of films like the Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (if you haven’t seen it GO), A Single ManThe Great Gatsby (1974), and Pretty in Pink.

Scandinavian Film Festival: 16 – 26 July at Palace Centro, Fortitude Valley
Screening exclusively at Palace Cinemas, the Scandinavian Film Festival will showcase a range of dramas, comedies and thrillers from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland.

Regional Flavours: 18 -19 July at South Bank Parklands
Sample the best of what South East Queensland has to offer at South Bank’s Regional Flavours festival. There will be plenty of food and wine on show, as well as entertainment from celebrity chefs and industry experts.

Brisbane Night Noodle Markets: 22 July – 2 August at South Bank Cultural Forecourt
The Night Noodle Markets will once again return to South Bank as part of Good Food Month. There will be restaurant stalls, themed bars, live music, and even weekend Yum Cha.

James St Food & Wine Trail: 30 July – 1 August at James St, Fortitude Valley
The Food & Wine Trail will see a diverse culinary program take over the James St precinct. My tip would be to head along to the Urban Picnic to sample street-food style fare from some popular James St food retailers.

Other noteworthy events like the Story Bridge 75 and Bakery Lane’s Dinner Under the Stars are already sold out but if you’ve managed to grab tickets to either of those then good on you!


  1. she. July 2, 2015

    Brisbane sounds like a incredible city I would seriously visit, so much interesting things to do.

  2. James Christopher July 31, 2015

    This makes me excited to close the self storage units all up and take a nice break for myself! I might even organize a team outing so that my employees can all get away from the mobile pods for a bit!


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